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Your Bedside Alarm Clock Just Got The Wellness Upgrade You Deserve

June 28, 2022

I have a new best friend. Fine, a new crush. Lover? Sure!

Meet LOFTIE.

I feel like I dreamed up this product-  seriously – I imagined a sexy, chic clock, with meditations, sound baths, a stunning body (look at her!), and a gentle light.

When I saw Loftie, I didn’t know how profoundly this would fit the bill. Upon arrival (with a gorgeous sleep mask and spectacular, artful adult bedtime story book – genius) I knew I hit the motherloade.

The mission: Sleep deeply, wake up refreshed, and kick the smartphone out of the bedroom.

With updatable soundscapes, meditations, & bedtime stories, a two-phase alarm that mimics your body’s natural waking process, and a gentle nightlight with dimmable display, the stylish and thoughtful Loftie Clock is all about getting you the healthy rest you deserve.

The Deets: 

• Two-phase alarm that first brings you out of sleep, then lifts you back to consciousness.
• Customizable alarm tone, volume, and day of the week settings.
• High quality white noise machine and nature soundscapes.
• Updatable wellness content, including breathwork, sound baths, and guided meditation.
• Bluetooth speaker to enjoy your own music and other audio content.
• Built in, adjustable night light provides a warm glow.
• Sleep timer and blackout mode for your perfect sleeping environment.

• 2.75” L x 6.5” W x 2.75” H
• 1.8 pounds
• Polycarbonate shell
• Steel top grill
• Lithium ion battery
• USB-C cable and power adapter
• 2.4 GHz WiFi connection required

Frankly, I want one in every room!

 

The Most Euphoric Valentine’s Day Gift Ever

February 8, 2022

For true romantics only…

A24’s Euphoria Collector’s Book Set: 1,200 Pages of Untold Stories, Never-Before-Seen Visuals, and Contributions by Zendaya, Alexa Demie, Hunter Schafer, Jeremy O. Harris, Ryan Heffington, Labrinth, and More…

A24’s collector’s item for Euphoria fans—a set of 8 behind-the-scenes books, one for each episode of the first season is literally the most next level gift I can think of giving (or getting!)

Diving deep into every aspect of the creative process, from storyboards to casting calls to costume design, the 8-volume boxed set brings together over 1,000 pages of untold stories and never-before-seen visuals from the creatives behind the first season of HBO’s Euphoria. WHAT IS NOT TO OBSESS OVER?

The 8 books include scripts from each episode of Season 1 and feature exclusive interviews with cast members, including ZendayaAlexa Demie, and Barbie Ferreira, plus Q+As and original writing by costume designer Heidi Bivens, makeup artist Doniella Davy, music composer Labrinth, and editor Julio Perez; take a peek at Hunter Schafer‘s sketchbook and Barbie Ferreira‘s moodboard; see behind-the-scenes photographs taken during production by Jacob Elordi and Maude Apatow; peruse pages from Sydney Sweeney‘s scrapbook; and more.

One of the first books released by A24’s publishing arm, which includes screenplay books for Ari Aster’s Hereditary, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Robert Eggers’ The Witch, and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight.

 Available to purchase exclusively at shop.a24films.com from today.

The Euphoria Books: S1 Boxed Set
$98
8-volume box set
3.8 x 9.6 x 6.4 in.
6.7 lbs
1,200 pp

The Box features holographic foil on black fiber paper applied to 3mm board. Covers are printed in full color on holographic polyester. Interiors are printed in full color with silver spot color.

Get it. Live it. Obsess over it. Make your friends jealous.

Bring a Sommelier Right To Your Doorstep with this New Los Angeles-based Wine Club

October 27, 2021

Buying and selecting the right wine is a daunting task to many. But with wine being such a pivotal addition to so many occasions in our social lives (host gifts, birthday presents, dinner parties, park picnics…the list goes on!), relying solely on your personal preference, a well-branded label or what you’ve “heard” is good, can put a lot of pressure on a simple task.

To avoid uncertainty, or worse, ending in disappointment, we suggest signing up for the new female-founded, sommelier-led wine club, SALUTAY, giving you the opportunity to try new wines from small producers around the world, learn about what makes their wine unique and the best part, it is delivered right to your door.

SALUTAY, which launched last week, is a quarterly wine club started by sommelier, Taylor Grant, who comes from years of experience at some of the best hospitality groups in Los Angeles with accolades such as Food & Wine’s Sommelier of the Year and roles as Sommelier at Osteria Mozza, Wine Director for Scopa Italian Roots, Old Lightning, Dama and Dudley Market.

The subscription-based wine club features small production wines with a focus on minimal intervention, organics, and sustainability from regions around the world. This approach allows Grant to share wines she has found (and loved) throughout her career and forge new relationships with up-and-coming winemakers, enthusiasts and collectors alike. For members, this means always staying in the know, exploring interesting varieties and further developing their palette.

SALUTAY’s members can choose from three-tier options that reflect their personality and lifestyle, while also considering their taste for adventurousness when it comes to wine!

The tiers include:

  • Cin-Cin – for the adventurous type – always off the beaten path | 6 bottles for $165 quarterly ($55 per month)
  • Kan Pai – mix of classic wines + new finds | 6 bottles for $165 quarterly ($55 per month)
  • Prost – unique & rare- for the budding collector | 6 bottles for $240 quarterly ($80 per month) or 12 bottles for $477 quarterly ($159 per month)

Each wine club shipment, members receive corresponding info cards with tasting profiles and pairing suggestions to help them learn and grow in their own wine adventure.

Those looking to take their wine knowledge to the next level can opt for their additional offerings including: Virtual Tastings, At Home Tastings and Private Cellar Services – which include an on-call sommelier, competitive retail pricing, concierge services and more.

I don’t know about you but we are diving right into our next wine adventure with SALUTAY!

Website: www.salutay.la
IG: @salutay.la

The Only Scent Worth Wearing: The Harmonist’s New Yang Collection

October 21, 2021

Currently coveting the new Reconsidered Yang Collection, which is available to you lucky peeps on Oct. 22. Hey, if there is a scent lover in your world – this is for them. Or in my case – me, me, me!

The Harmonist is about to relaunch its Yang Collection and I could not be more excited: five radiant aromas, reconsidered in a new parfum concentration.

The five elements – wood, fire, earth, water and metal – are regarded as the building blocks of all natural phenomena. Interconnected yet opposing, they enhance and diminish each other. Wood feeds fire, but it also parts Earth.

“Golden Wood, Desired Earth, Velvet Fire, Matrix Metal, and Sacred Water are vibrant, assured aromas,” says founder Lola Tillyaeva of the Yang Collection. “Warm and radiant, they are designed to energize and nourish the wearer, much like the sun’s light. While we are immensely proud of the collection, which was conceived in collaboration with my dear friend and nose Guillaume Flavigny, The Harmonist is an ongoing conversation. Fragrances must be allowed to grow and evolve, like people.”

Using the original formulations as a starting point, the collection’s scents were reconsidered as parfums, a concentration that allows ingredients to better reveal their depth and character. The result, as always at The Harmonist, is a refined balance between the fragrance’s harmony and the individuality of each ingredient.

Fragrance Descriptions

Golden Wood

Woody · Citrus · Oriental

Golden wood is a noble aroma that comforts and consoles. Its gourmet and woody notes nourish the wearer, like the strength and vitality of a centuries-old tree.

Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Bitter Orange, Bees Wax, Pear Granita, Guaiac Wood, Oak Wood, Tonka Bean, Cabreuva

Desired Earth

Oriental · Spicy · Woody

Desired Earth is a majestic aroma that intrigues and inspires. Its powerful notes of spice and wood elevate the wearer, like the summit of the highest peaks.

Notes: Elemi, Cade, Immortal Flower, Red Cedar, Myrrh, Tolu Balsam, Vetiver, Iris, Vanilla

Velvet Fire

Aromatic · Woody · Oriental

Velvet Fire is a charismatic aroma that arouses and ignites. Its sensual combination of woody notes impassions and illuminates the wearer, like the sun’s caress.

Notes: Clary Sage, Cypress, Myrtle, Neroli, Saffron, Tobacco, Cistus, Tonka Bean, Oud

Matrix Metal

Woody · Metal · Musk

Matrix Metal is a powerful aroma that emboldens and strengthens. Its hot-cold accord is contrasted by metallic notes and creamy freshness, bringing clarity to the wearer, like the burnished surface of a blade. Notes: Metallic Notes, Cardamom, Nutmeg, White Tea, Cyclamen, Vetiver, Sequoia, Sandalwood, White Musk

Sacred Water

Citrus · Marine · Floral

Sacred Water is a fluid aroma that stimulates and settles. Its notes of citrus fruit, fresh spice and minerality both invigorate and soothe the wearer, like the unfolding expanse of a tranquil sea.

Notes: Citron, Mandarin, Fresh Ginger, Magnolia, Orange Blossom, Laminaria Seaweed, Amyris, Grey Amber, Cedar

Known as the Wuxing, they have been used to interpret everything from the cosmos to our internal bodies for millennia. They were also the inspiration behind our initial collection of ten signatures scents.

“Each of us possesses all five elements within us. But we are guided by a particular element, which is informed by the date, time and location of our birth, as well as our gender.”

To find your element or to better understand the energies operating within you, click the link here: Find Your Element. (This is the fun part)

Meet the creator:

Lola Tillyaeva: Merging the art of haute perfumerie with the tradition and philosophy of Feng Shui, Lola Tillyaeva (Till) launched The Harmonist in 2016 as an expression of a desire to render balance and harmony through the power of scent. Committed to a life-long quest to understand the mysteries and wonders animating life’s fundamental questions, Lola envisioned a unique fragrance house founded on the wisdom of Feng Shui, translating its principles into perfumery. Articulating a recognition that each individual possesses his/her own distinct birth element, Lola imagined The Harmonist as a vehicle to offer clients an enhanced and personalized experience in finding balance and well-being through our unique collection. With a mission of empowering clients to strengthen their self-knowledge and well-being, Lola has emerged as a singular voice within the wellness and beauty space, continually lending new purpose and possibility to the art of perfume.

To find out more about Dr. Tillyaeva,
visit www.lolakarimova.com
www.lolatill.com

Who Misses Hand Soap?

October 5, 2021

Who misses a good ol’ fashioned bar of soap?

Yes, the omnipresent liquid, anti-bacterial soaps are imperative – I get it!  How wild is it that a classic bar of hand soap can feel reminiscent of pre-Covid times? I am craving the nostalgia of everything pre-Covid. Who would have thought that hand soap would give me so many warm fuzzies of simpler times?

This is why I keep a bar of my favorite Caswell-Massey bar soap next to every sink in my house.

I already have holiday gifting on the brain and this time I’m conjuring fun ideas of all things pre-Covid. The Caswell-Massey’s Master Collection Year of Soap keeps coming to mind. There is nothing like opening a stunning blue box of these beauties.

This gorgeous box allows you to try the most iconic soaps: sweet Almond, fresh Lavender, citrusy Verbena, invigorating Cucumber, comforting Oatmeal, warm Sandalwood, marine-inspired Newport, dapper Tricorn, rugged Greenbriar, refined Number Six, sophisticated Jockey Club, and spicy Woodgrain Sandalwood.

It’s $98 and you can grab it now right here:

A little history:

Caswell-Massey is America’s Original Apothecary and Perfumery, with historic, bespoke formulations enjoyed for nearly 300 years. Today, Caswell-Massey produces both new and archival recipes with modern, clean and sustainable ingredients and manufacturing methods to offer some of the finest American-made personal care products available.