Category Archives: HOMME

Thoughtfully Has Your Father’s Day and Housewarming Gifts Covered!

June 15, 2017

Thoughtfully makes the BEST CURATED GIFT BOXES!

I popped over to meet with Thoughtfully to get my eyes on their amazing gift boxes. Let’s just say, this is just a sampling of the goodies they have. I’ve since set up two friends with corporate house accounts as they flipped over what they saw on my Instastory.

BBQ Loving Dad

The Big BBQ

A Barbeque Sauce Lover’s Gift Set

You know the type: carnivore to the core. No sense in gifting books or socks… if it’s not related to meat, they won’t know what to do with it. Give our BBQ sauce gifts to these single-minded types. Our Real Sweet BBQ sauce, 2 Classic Smoky sauces and two spice rubs will keep them focused. And our wrench-shaped bottle opener means they don’t have to walk away from the grill. Our BBQ sauce sets are for guys always in their prime.

What’s In It:

  • Wrench Bottle Opener 
  • Real Sweet Bbq Sauce (5oz) 
  • 2 Classic Smoky Bbq Sauces (5oz) 
  • Jamaican Jerk Spice Rub (2.5oz) 
  • El Bufalo Loco Spice Rub (2.5oz)

Price: $49.99


Grill Master Dad

Branded & Grilled: A Barbeque Lover’s Gift Set

Ranchers know their cattle. And grillmasters know their beef. Now both can brand with pride. Our barbeque gift sets let your pit-boss master his domain. Our customizable branding iron and 5 grilling charms give his meat the mark of a pro. There’s also a stainless steel basting pot, a silicone basting brush, 2 salacious sauces and 2 robust rubs. Time to fire it up.

What’s in It:

  • Customizable Branding Iron Set 
  • 5 Stainless Steel Grill Charms 
  • Stainless Steel Sauce Basting Pot 
  • Silicone Basting Brush 
  • Sweet Fire Bbq Sauce (5oz) 
  • Holy Magma Bbq Sauce (5oz) 
  • Blazin’ Diablo Rubbing Spice (2.5oz) 
  • Scorched Mamba Rubbing Spice (2.5oz)

Price: $59.99


Game Night Dad: Saints and Sinners

A Whiskey Lover’s Gift Set


Saints and sinners can agree… if you’re going to do something, do it right. Take whiskey; there’s a dignified way to imbibe. It’s with slate coasters, whiskey stones lowball glasses and mixes to bring out the flavor of their preferred malt. Our whiskey lovers gift set is not about half measures. It even includes a deck of cards. Sin is inevitable; poor whiskey etiquette is not


What’s In It:

  • Four Etched Lowball Glasses 
  • Saints & Sinners Graphic Playing Cards 
  • Four Slate Coasters 
  • Eight Whiskey Stones 
  • Smoked Honey Drink Mix (2.3oz) 
  • Whiskey Sour Drink Mix (2.3oz) 
  • Blood Orange Drink Mix (2.3oz) 
  • Mint Julep Drink Mix (2.3oz)

Price: $49.99


Hot Sauce Loving Dad: Hot sauce Skull Gift Set

A Hot Sauce Lover’s Skull Gift Set 

The next Day of the Dead is going to be a hot one. Our hot sauce gift sets celebrate living with some serious heat. Raise spirits with ceramic skulls of salt and pepper, four skull shot glasses and our signature spicy peanuts. And what would our hot sauce sets be without a glass skull filled with 25 ounces of scorching sauce? The dead might return for a burn this good.   


What’s In it:

  • Ceramic Skull Salt & Pepper Shakers 
  • Set of Four Skull Shot Glasses 
  • Glass Skull Fiery Hot Sauce Bottle (25oz) 
  • Spicy Peanuts (3oz)


Coffee Loving Dad: A Cold Brew Coffee Lover’s Gift Set


Don’t get it twisted. Cold brew is not iced coffee. It’s not hard to make. And it’s not even new. Our cold brew set takes it back to the old school way of brewing smooth coffee in cold water. Instead of hot, acidic coffee and melting ice, our simple set provides crisp stimulation. The mason jar, the pouring spout, and a reusable cotton filter are all you need. And we’ve sent along some quality Colombian beans in our coffee gifts. Coldbrew is that simple. Act like you know.


What’s in It:

  • Large Mason Jar (64oz) 
  • Spout for Pouring Brew 
  • Reusable 100% Cotton Filter 
  • Aluminum Scoop 
  • Colombian Coffee (10oz)


Price: $59.99


Make his Father’s Day a fragrant and fresh one with these products from Jack Black, Scotch Porter & LAFCO!

June 14, 2017

Make his Father’s Day a fragrant and fresh one with these products from Jack Black, Scotch Porter & LAFCO!



Jack Black Double-Header Shampoo + Conditioner

Put Dad’s products to work double time with the Jack Black Double Header Shampoo + Conditioner. This Creamy sulfate-free lather gently cleanses to remove oil and product build-up while conditioning, detangling, and soothing a dry and dandruff-prone scalp. Hydrates and conditions to improve the overall health of the hair. Creatine fortifies hair to increase strength and shine. 

Jack Black Double Header Shampoo + Conditioner is available for $32 at



Scotch Porter Charcoal & Licorice Skincare Collection

Detox Dad’s skin with the activated charcoal and licorice in the Scotch Porter Face Collection These powerful ingredients work together to draw out impurities, brighten skin and fade dark spots.

 The entire Scotch Porter Charcoal and Licorice Face Collection is available for $51 at




 LAFCO Redwood Bath Soap

 This woody & warm fragranced bar soap with a hint of green is exactly what Dad would want to smell like the fresh scent of the great outdoors! 

Dad loves the smell? Also purchase for him in a 3-pack and you won’t have to buy another until next Father’s Day!


LAFCO Redwood Bath Soap is available starting at for $11 at

The ONLY Swimwear Your Family Needs This Summer! Snapper Rock UV50

June 12, 2017

Snapper Rock is the only brand of swim suits and beach wear that my kids sport all summer. Period. Not only are they quick drying UV50 but they are CUTE beyond cute. And not just the kids stuff but the men and women line’s are amazing too.

The little girl kaftans and jumpers are so great you’ll want to wear them yourself. My 11 year old lives in them and not just around pools or at the beach. She wears the rash top as a top with jeans. Same with my son. They just love the line because it’s also all so comfy. The patterns for boy board shorts are so friggen adorbs.

I mean just LOOK!!

Scoop up a few pieces and you will feel that much better about your kid’s being in the sun all summer.

Why Snapper Rock? – From Founder; Liz Eglinton

As parents we make sure that what our kids like to wear is what we launch.  We ensure that our swimwear has the functionality that parents want – UV protection (blocking 98% of all harmful rays) lightweight, breathable and quick drying without compromising on style.  Designed in New Zealand, where our ozone layer is very thin, we have the expertise in ways we can protect our kids in the sun, without taking away their fun.  We use the latest fabric technology, colors and designs to ensure Snapper Rock continues to lead this market segment.

From baby one piece sunsuits, to cool mix and match swim sets, rash tops, boardies, hats and kaftans, Snapper Rock has your kids covered head to toe.  Our new beachwear range features after-sun kaftans, towelling onezies, swimbags, sundresses’s and accessories.  Choose a set or mix and match our separates to create your own Snapper Rock look.

We love summer and the sun, and we all need Vitamin D, but like all good things its about moderation.  We don’t want to take away anymore of our kids freedom, we want them to enjoy the type of carefree summers we had, we want them to be outside playing, and with Snapper Rock you can relax a little, knowing your kids aren’t the ones getting sunburnt this summer –  Have a rock’n summer

Male Must Haves for the Diligently Dapper

April 14, 2017

As you enter your 30’s men start seeing signs of aging and for some it sneaks up sooner and for the lucky ones it’s not until your mid 30’s. No matter how blessed your gene pool either way, a daily routine is needed to slow down the pace while exuding radiant confidence. Being conscientious in our demeanor is what makes us truly dapper. Its not always easy with balancing work, play, dates, hopefully sex and sleep so I’ve made a list to narrow down your search for the products that sincerely work and will add that extra vigor needed to remain on top of your game. Botox and Hydra Facials take time and not every man likes to spend an hour or more in a doctor’s office, so I’m here to help you stay fresh and poised for the elegant man on the go.

Keep in mind that all skin types are different, however, following this routine you should never worry about looking dull, tired or hung-over again. Here is some gentlemanly advice to keep you on the right track.

Morning Routine

Exfoliate your face and body everyday!

Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Face Scrub wipes away toxins and invigorates with finely ground Ecuadorian Palm Seeds.

Malin Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub is a foaming exfoliate mixing peppermint, amino acids, bamboo and pumice to help shed dead skin and stimulate cell renewal.

Never forget to use a toner after you cleanse your face!

Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner is alcohol-free and uses rose-petal water, aloe vera and Thayers’ proprietary Witch Hazel extract for smooth toned skin.

Facial oils, moisturizers and eye creams are a MUST in maintaining youthful hydrated skin.

Herbivore Phoenix Face Oil is an absolute favorite using natural CoQ10 to dramatically rejuvenate your skin at the cellular level.

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 15 replenishes skin and protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays and is formulated mixing Sesame Seed Oil and Hyaluronic Acid.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment is a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells and antioxidant-rich botanical juices as well as Vitamin C to reduce dark circles under the eyes.

Body oils and mists are the new body moisturizer and lasts longer.  

Immunocologie Body Serum is an anti-inflammatory treatment using a unique combination of African desert date seed oil, sunflower seed oil and Brazilian protium heptaphyllum resin to boost skin vitality and radiance.

Jack Black All-Over Body Spray combines mint and rosemary to create an invigorating scent for all men and can also be used as a deodorant for those who don’t like aluminum based products.

All dapper gentleman need to maintain a proper hairstyle.

Moroccanoil Original Treatment can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine boosting vitamins, this completely transformative hair treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine. I use it before I blow dry daily for silky smooth hair.

Baxter of California Grooming Cream is the perfect pre-style cream. Apply to hair as a “primer” for manageability and overall conditioning then follow with normal styling regimen, including Baxter of California’s collection of versatile pomades.

Baxter of California Pomades is easily applied to wet hair for a wet-look finish, or to dry hair for a more natural look with less definition.


Nighttime Routine

Always use a gentle enzyme face wash before bed and never go to sleep with a dirty face or without repairing eye cream.

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel is perfect for all skin types and is a refreshing gel which features fruit enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids found naturally in Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts to dissolve away impurities.

Herbivore Brighten Instant Glow Mask uses gentle Pineapple and Papaya enzymes combined with micronized Brazilian White Tourmaline gemstone and rice powder, which has been used in Japan for centuries, to give you a vibrant complexion.

Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water Get-Toner immediately melts from a treatment gel to a water toner as it is massaged into the skin. Marshmallow and green tea soothe and diminish the look of redness, while cucumber and witch hazel extracts tone and tighten. Manuka, a relative of tea tree oil, in conjunction with black cumin and magnolia bark extracts, provides purifying properties to balance oily and problem skin conditions while promoting a visibly improved, clearer, smoother, and shine-free complexion.

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is a quick-absorbing, medicated dry oil to clear congested pores, prevent and treat blemishes, and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for clearer, perfect skin.

Immunocologie Intense Eye Cream stimulates blood flow and eliminates impurities from around the orbital eye area. The Lannea Microcarpa fruit extract, has a vasoconstrictor effect when applied on the skin, reducing the capillary enlargement that causes puffiness and dark circles.

XX Jonathan Stinson

Photo credit: Immunocologie, Sunday Riley, Baxter of California and
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Groom “I Dos” For Traveling!

March 30, 2017

We always hear about what the bride should be packing and stressing about for her destination wedding or honeymoon but what about the groom? Luckily, us women have this inherent talent of packing the bags whenever traveling, but guys need to work a bit harder on it. The Art of Shaving and Vilebrequin’s travel items are ideal for the traveling groom as it makes packing easier for him and guarantee optimal travels so he’s “I-Do” ready.


The Art of Shaving Travel Kit: Now in new packaging, The Art of Shaving Travel Kit provides a close and comfortable shave while you’re away. The compact and water-resistant Travel Kit is perfect for the seasoned traveler and comes complete with convenient travel pumps of Pre-Shave Oil (1 oz), Shaving Cream (1.7oz), After-Shave Balm (1 oz), and a Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush.  Your shave will be close and comfortable wherever travel takes you. Available at The Art of Shaving Store locations and at


The Morris Park Collection Razor: The Art of Shaving’s vintage racing inspired Morris Park Collection™* Razor combines smooth handling and bold style to evoke the confidence of a vintage race car. Exclusively designed by The Art of Shaving, each razor features a classic racing color polished to a beautiful finish and accented with chrome details. The Morris Park Collection Razor also comes in Royal Blue and British Racing Green, each for $60. Available at The Art of Shaving Store locations and at

Vilebrequin is further expanding its role as ambassador for the art of living around the beach with a men’s swim line that can be an ideal item for the traveling groom. These swim trunks featuring fun and playful motifs will keep them looking as the most stylish guy while they’re relaxing poolside before the nuptials. Available at Vilebrequin Boutiques and at