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Elegant But Rugged Würkin Stiffs Bags for the On-the-Go Warrior

May 25, 2016 by  

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As an avid traveler, I’m always looking for nifty backpacks with lots of nooks and crannies that are also stylish. While we love color and creativity around here, sometimes you just can’t beat a classic black leather bag, whether that be a tote, weekend bag or a backpack and Würkin Stiffs offers all of that and more. They also have a nice selection of Doppel bags and wallets. Known for crafting handmade bags from a combination of coated canvas and leather, there’s a sense of ruggedness in the final product and yet its style couldn’t be more elegant.  Some of their bags have RFID Protected Pockets and hidden umbrellas.  My favorite of their current product offerings? The Würkin Stiffs Classic Backpack! I tend to find that most backpacks don’t have enough pockets and…they’re either too large or too small.  This backpack has a Mobile Phone Holster that stretches to fit any phone, two RFID protected side pockets, a Notebook/Tablet zippered compartment on the side for quick access (this was too small for my MacBook Pro however), a Hidden Pocket Underneath with a Flat Umbrella (a very cool feature for frequent travelers), and the interior is all made from Microsuede, so…

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3 Beauty Products For Your Spring Season List

May 22, 2016 by  

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New on my radar is a skincare line from Belli, which offers a variety of washes, scrubs, moisturizers, serums and more. I opted to try the Anti-Blemish Facial Wash, their Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub, the Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator, and an Acne Control Spot Treatment, which is the perfect size for a weekend getaway. I know I’m not alone in the adult acne category and truth be told, it’s even more frustrating when you have breakouts on the road. When we travel, food, climate and humidity all change, which adds to the likelihood of a break-out, so let’s face it — it’s nice to be prepared. It incorporates one of my favorite ingredients — lactic acid, which doesn’t over dry or strip your skin. Its unique formula is formulated to cleanse the skin of oil, dead skin cells and impurities that can lead to bacterial overgrowth and ultimately, acne. Free of teratogens, its safe to use for pregnant women as well. Since they focus on gentle ingredients that would be safe enough to us during pregnancy, there’s no salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which is known for drying out the…

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Hip Travelers Will Love Alegria’s Boots, Shoes & Sandals

May 19, 2016 by  

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I’ll be honest with you — when I first discovered the Alegria Shoe line, now maybe eight or so months ago, my initial thought was that their sandals were a bit too masculine for me and while I’m sure very comfortable for avid travelers, I always look for a little more feminine flare to my shoe, despite functionality. I then thought of our readers who tend to want something a little unique and out of the box. While my female traveler colleagues search for a combination of style and functionality, there are times when pure comfort is key on the road.
And so, I had an opinion formed in my mind until that is, I turned the page and viewed more of their sandals which offered slight heals and gorgeous lines along the sides. As I continued to browse, I made my way to the shoes and boots pages — what took me so long? Below are the two ankle booties that had me at hello, forcing me to dive deeper and look at all of their shoes. Months later, finally with a pair of sandals and booties in tow, I can honestly say they’re one of


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Stylin’ STATE Backbacks, a Fun Option For Day Trip Excursions

May 15, 2016 by  

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We recently discovered a cool new bag brand we had never heard of — one with a cause whose aim is to give back to American youth. The STATE BAGS line includes both material and leather totes and backpacks and for every bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack, packed with essential tools for success – to an American child in need. I love this. Their STATE BAG DROP EVENTS are where their team of “PackMen” and “PackWomen” lead motivational rallies that leave participating kids with a renewed spirit and belief in themselves, which frankly I think is so important today — how many of us had real mentors growing up? Most of us didn’t and I’d argue that it’s even harder to grow up as a child in the U.S. today than ever.  They’re based in Brooklyn and the husband wife team’s real passion is to help kids in America’s most at-risk neighborhoods. The Smith — our favorite — is their fashion heritage backpack with a modern twist. It features a fold over design in a basketweave fabric finished with leather shoe welt trim and an antique brass fireman clip closure, a front stash pocket and a small lower side


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Hydrate with Zing Anything’s Tea Zinger + Citrus Zinger Infusion Set

May 12, 2016 by  

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We discovered a great new line of bottles and infusion solutions that allows you to put some excitement into your tea and water. First up is a new product from Zing Anything called the Citrus Zinger Infusion Set. Drinking a lot of water is key to keeping your body hydrated and alkalized — caffeine and alcohol can throw your body for a loop and keep it out of balance if you don’t offset it with plenty of “clean” food and water. I’m a huge believer in the power of lemon water – its rejuvenating and frankly, it tastes a lot better than plain water alone. The idea of infusing water with natural flavors from fruit and vegetables isn’t new, but for those of us who have attempted it manually know, it’s a pain to do and can be time consuming and messy. Their Citrus Zinger Infuser set comes with a Cucumber Slicer, Kiwi Reamer & Original Citrus Press Extract which allows you to bring the flavors of cucumber, kiwi and citrus into your drinking water. We love this!

How It Works!

The add-ons that come with the infuser set do all the work.…

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Pack a uHoo in Your Bag, the Most Comprehensive Air Quality Detector

May 10, 2016 by  

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Truth be told, I didn’t know much about indoor air pollution until earlier this year.  All of that changed after a new company out of Singapore approached me about a device they were building to transform how we all think about the air we breathe. I have to admit, I was intrigued. After I learned that it wasn’t an outdoor environmental play, but indoor air, I was even more intrigued. After all, how bad could indoor air be? It turns out, pretty bad. Then, I did some of my own digging, and the results were astonishing. Needless to say, I decided that I wanted to be involved. There are some alarming stats of why you should care and why what they’re doing matters. Meet uHoo, the most advanced indoor air quality on the market, which is now open for pre-orders over on IndieGoGo starting today. More than any other product in the market, uHoo provides real-time alerts on unhealthy air, going deeper and broader than other products. What sets uHoo apart is its eight dedicated sensors, detecting Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Ozone, Air Pressure, Volatile Organic Compounds, which are found in paint and…

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Craghoppers Outdoor Active Wear, a Great Choice for Adventure Enthusiasts

May 8, 2016 by  

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When space is at a premium, the Craghoppers CompressLite Jacket is a godsend — it’s lightweight, warm and easy-to-pack. With insulating properties comparable to natural down, this jacket is aimed to keep you warm but without taking up a lot of space, a key reason we wanted to test it out. A perfect choice for adventure travelers, the jacket is super-light, compressible and boasts “instant insulation.”  This great find comes in a Diva Purple (my favorite….and pictured below), red, an aqua color, Lagoon, an Aegean blue, tan and pink. With spring around the corner, and summer not far behind, it’s worth mentioning their fabulous tunic collection. Their tunics have a very relaxed look and come in a mix of cotton and linen blend with a woven cotton back for comfort in sticky conditions. There’s embroidery on the front as well and we thought would make a great choice for any spring or summer getaway you may be planning – it’s great with beachwear, shorts, or a comfy pair of jeans. The tunic comes in a fun Aqua color (below), a summer gold, a pink and a Calico/off white color. Craghoppers has a…

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Meet Chella, for Those Perfect Eyebrows

May 4, 2016 by  

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Call me naive or perhaps I don’t browse beauty catelogues or websites enough, but a brow and eye kit was a new concept for me. What we really love about Chella is how expansive their line is around everything to do with eyebrows and lashes. They offer a Perfect Brow Eyebrow Treatment Kit, which comes with a full-fillment eyebrow treatment, four brow stencils and an instructional DVD — wish they had those available when I was 21. This kit will help you create that perfect brow and you can even choose which look you want — alluring, sassy, confident or timeless. They also have an eyelash treatment kit and anti-fatigue eye mask kits, none of which we tried but would love to in the near future. Their Luscious Light Brown Eyebrow Color Kit (pictured below) contains an elegant European mechanical precision eyebrow color pencil in Luscious Light Brown, a Lace Highlighter Pencil, the essential Eyebrow Defining Gel and a Dual Size Pencil Sharpener (you can never get enough of these) along with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions which acts as a skilled companion in creating a fabulous eyebrow. I tried the Light Brown Eyebrow Color Kit, which has been designed to enhance Light Brunette eyebrows although they…

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