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Cat Cafes, For Caffeine & Cuddles

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Cat café hangouts are a thing, and one is coming soon to a perch near you. The first cat café opened in Taiwan nearly 20 years ago, in 1998. Shortly thereafter, another location opened in Osaka in 2004 and the concept has spread rather rapidly from there. In fact, Forbes has called cat cafés a […]

3 Favorite Brands: July

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Summer is the perfect time to lighten up, and this month’s favorite brands have more than a whiff of whimsy. Whether it’s the bohemian florals of Ulla Johnson, the swan-tacular floats from Sunnylife or the 70’s fab specs from the new LA-based sunnies brand, Perverse, these trending brands are pretty, playful and totally party ready. Trending Now- […]

Ethics and Innovation in Iceland

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We’ve seen a curious uptake in bloggers and media drawing inspiration from Europe’s westernmost country, Iceland. It’s a fascinating country, really, with a rich heritage and a population keen on continuing the fairytale-like folklore passed through generations. Iceland is one of the youngest landmasses on the planet, and home to some of the world’s most active […]

5 Otherworldly Inspired Trends

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All of us, at one time or another, have looked up at the dark night sky and felt overwhelmed by its awe-inspiring beauty and greatness. In those moments, it’s easy to believe that our answers are out there, perhaps pre-destined by an all-knowing universe (cue Coldplay’s “Sky Full of Stars”). Considering that there is a waiting […]

White Hot Product Trend: Smoke

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Smoke has slithered its way into the latest lifestyle product trend; from cosmetics to cocktails and confections, smoke is white hot. To fully embrace this trend, we’ve uncovered a whole range of crave-worthy products (plus one delectable recipe) to bring a little smoke to your side of town this fall.   Ice Cream A new level of […]

Snailed It- Slugs in Skincare

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Skincare is such an exciting product category, as there is near constant innovation (see another hot trend here). As long as consumers are combating skin damage, fine lines and acne, there will be millions of dollars in research and testing poured into the latest miracle cures- and some of them really do make an impact. […]

Drink till you’re pretty

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I have a (sort of) secret addiction: oral beauty supplements, AKA nutricosmetics (A hybrid of cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals).  I take upwards of 20 supplements a day and I’m convinced that they have a significant impact on my skin, hair and nails.  I actually feel a mild panic when I miss a day, kind of like […]

Bottle Rock

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I recently had my very first swig of whiskey and bourbon. I have no good reason as to why I waited so long; maybe I was always leery of “the burn”. But, this weekend, a petite tulip-shaped whiskey glass was handed to me and I crossed over to the other side. With my drink came […]