Rainy Days Are Fun Days @ Rainworks

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Sometimes we all need a little extra. A bit more love, a lot more inspiration and a second helping of kindness. That’s where Rainworks comes in. Based in Seattle (where it rains 155 days per year), Rainworks creates rain-activated positive messages and art that bring smiles to the Northwest, especially on rainy days. Like rainbows, […]

3 Favorite Brands: January

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L.A. days have been a little gray lately.  So when the sun peeked out from behind the clouds this weekend, we were inspired to seek out some color for this month’s 3 Favorite Brands. These bright and bold must-haves from California-based product lines are ultra affordable, totally giftable and all saturated with bright, confident colors […]

Loeffler Randall


Understated. Elegant. Timeless. Three words that perfectly describe the Loeffler Randall design aesthetic. Founded in 2004 by visionary Jesse Randall, this effortlessly chic brand has established its place in the fashion world by selling to Bergdorf Goodman in their first season, collaborating with brands like Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop and winning the coveted CFDA Swarovski Award for […]

3 Favorite Brands: December

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Gluttony, it’s the unabashed theme for this month’s favorite brands. Tis the season for overindulgence and overspending so let’s get going: we’ve got six dollar donuts, a $1,000+ chocolate extravaganza and a tiny jar of cotton candy bursting with big flavor. May your holidays be sweet….and slightly sinful. Gourdough’s Donut burgers, donut entrees, dessert donuts […]

3 Smart Baby Devices That Innovate

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As a new parent, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of baby and kid products out there. I remember finding it difficult to differentiate between the essentials and non-essentials (probably could have passed on that wipes warmer!).  If that wasn’t enough, as wearable technology continues to build momentum a new generation of smart […]

Find Your Sole Mates

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The sock market was ripe for the picking. Bland, boring and oh so stale, a category upset was bound to happen, and it did. Statement socks are having a major moment, bold colorful designs from brands that pump out new products at a breakneck pace. Consumers are embracing the creativity with a side of comfort, […]

3 Favorite Brands: November

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Holiday time ushers in some of our favorite new brands; we love seeing unique promotions and stellar limited edition products at most every merchant we shop. The buying opportunities abound and retailers tend to be more adventurous with their product assortment this time of year, making every shopping experience ripe with juicy discoveries. It’s often challenging to pick just […]

Branding Bond. James Bond.


Few brands have stood the test of time as well as James Bond. In fact, the James Bond film franchise is one of the longest continually-running film series in history, having been in on-going production since 1962. After 24 films including this month’s Spectre, let’s take a moment to reflect on what makes this brand’s […]

The Shreebs Coffee Pop Up

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One thing we know for sure is that every story of entrepreneurial success is different. There are consistent threads like hard work, focus and passion that hold true for most entrepreneurs, but the road always winds in widely varied directions. Case in point, Shreebs Coffee, a pop up concept fresh roasted, pour-over coffee experience created […]

Simply Gum


At one time a mainstay of American culture, the $3.5 billion U.S. chewing gum market has been in a steady decline since 2010, with analysts predicting an additional 11% dip over the next five years. So what burst this bubble of Americana? Experts speculate that a decrease in U.S. smokers combined with an invigorated mint […]