Friday, October 20, 2017

Kick It Up: Ankle Boots=Any Season

 Calendar dates are besides the point for footwear needs---especially when some form of athletic sneakers interpreted for casual lifestyles---seem dominate the feet we observe in our city life.

Still autumn days, irrespective of temps- signal a shift in daylight hours-that alone has us pining for dressier shoes in autumnal tones.
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Top Picks for any weather? OF COURSE -the iconic Chelsea/Ankle boots (M+W) =always the perfect Fall shoe for work/play times since...
Don't save these on trend velvet merlot bootie beauties (NINA SHOES) for the holiday parties...wear now for subtle daytime sparkle that translates into night-time style-wise. Value priced-Inamae $99-also available in a rich b/w brocade pattern + black suede too=  worthy of our glam rock inner David Bowie wannabe tendencies.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

PINK POSITIVE: Best Rain Boot By Bernardo 1946

Bernardo 1946 rainboots' rainbow of waterproof choices now include a new dusty ROSE shade- a 'neutral'  addition...that can wardrobe synch-up as well any black, brown or white footwear.
Available now-meet out fav waterproof rain/snow PAIGE RAIN kicker-in rose-with all day comfort via a cushioned insole...ez on/off Chelsea Boot style-stretchy side still manages to repel the elements. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Martha Stewart (and others) Tells Us Stories

D&DB (Decoration and Design Building)-the midtown NYC trade destination hosts:
 THE POWER OF STORYTELLING: People:Progress:Product


The DDB Fall Market-last week-hosted inspiring panels -heralding the visually/verbally talented hard-working industry individuals and wonderful wares displayed in open product showrooms. No surprise- hundreds of interior decorators and architecture professionals attended- eager to share/learn... timely tips centered around the theme of "DESIGN IS A STORY" aka what a home environment says about its occupant(s)---and how to translate personalities and spatial requirements into a welcoming place to live.
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No doubt, all of the fast paced talks (plus Q+As) with the top professionals, hosted by editors of top magazines (including Elle Decor, Domino, Metropolis, Home&Design, Architectural Digest...) were superbly informative.

We suspect however- that design icon, Martha Stewart -was  the biggest STAR present-a participant in a terrific panel set in the spectacular Baccarat showroom-a space gloriously packed with the company's hand-blown crystals, glassware, tabletops and drop dead gorgeous chandeliers worthy of Versailles Palace. AND all left unbroken despite the equally packed in crowds.

Although the cult of Martha-eluded us in the 20th century... we always suspected this successful business woman had an edgy-entertaining side---she graduated Barnard College after all. It wasn't until a gal we went to summer camp with-went to work for the practically biblical read must for weddings (Martha Stewart Weddings)...that we got a bit of inside insight on this Big Personality person-now on must see broadcast display via VH1's -Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party.

This one hour session, The Power of Experience: Enhancing the Five Senses-was ably led by Departures Editor in Chief, Dan Rubinstein...who began with the other accomplished two panelists- interior designers Stephen Sills and Shawn Henderson--- recounting favorite design projects for clients that physically spoke volumes about the occupants' personalities (and imo-the customer's choice in who they hired, too).

Martha Stewart-has herself as a client, in a way-and impressed everyone - with detailed descriptions of her Maine kitchen-located in the former Edsel Ford estate-and how design details and materials -included using local elements (raw woods, hog hair).
NOTE-one of her 21 'brand' kitchens.

Our biggest practical takeaways---once one walks through the front door... were on the critical importance of light and clean air-.particularly in the kitchen.

A fab tip from Ms. Stewart ...for a delicious smelling welcoming home--- bake an apple or poach some pears= a waaay better aroma than conjured up by potentially toxic interior sprays or candles.

Other tips/ observations to a question we asked- (past design trends-missed and should return or cringe worthy-and should  stay banished)... included-the desirability of now out of favor 18th/19th century furniture - incredibly well priced too (Martha Stewart), stereo-typed interpretations of modern design-like ho-hum low slung couches-around a coffee table-should be ditched for what MODERN design should be-stream lined elegance (Stephen Sills) and a reinvigorated interest for fabrics with metallic accents (Shawn Henderson).

Instagram and social media pros and cons- were also discussed-including the millennial tendencies to experience life in the virtual world-versus IRL -like visiting the wonderful period rooms in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
On the plus side-multi-cultural experiences-often gained through travel...are a necessary part of today's world and in turn-environmental experiences...("Politics Aside," M.S.).

Applause, applause, applause.

Observation: One could have sold tickets to the public for this event-set it in a large auditorium-and donated the proceeds to a worthy charity like Hurricane Relief...or  Habitats For Humanity. Just saying.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Healthy Sips-Best Cocktail Mixes


Alcoholic liquids... the opposite of some of the new better for you functional fluids hitting the market can be the perfect pairing of dress-upped, mixed drinks.

Ideas on how to update the last decades fav Red Bull and Vodka-include now 'cleaner' carbonated alternatives-plus fluids boasting health benefits.
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The new behind the bar staples???
Lifeway's slightly sparkling organic Elixir-fresh tasting-in fruity tangerine, elderberry, hibiscus and our fav, warm spicy ginger-delivers active culture probiotics. Served chilled -with clear alcohol-like gin or vodka-or 'straight up'- over ice ...naturally low in calories-and gluten/caffein free, vegan +kosher. 

Apple Cider vinegar is the old/new remedy for human ailments-including diminishing detoxifying inflammation,  sore throats, help in weight loss, support heart health, improve blood sugar/insulin levels etc. That abrasive tartness though-on its own-or swoished in water-isn't for most. Palate problem solved- by Up Mountain Switchel's slightly sweetened (organic Grade A maple syrup) Lemon-(with raw organic apple cider vinegar)+ added organic ginger root/lemon juice +pure mountain water... for subtle spicey-easy to drink thirst quencher-is actually delicious-as it mellows out the vinegar taste. In bottles or aluminum cans.
For cocktail time-add 2 parts U.M.S to 1 part= bourbon- with dash of bitters -plus orange/cherry twist...or an equal ratio to vodka with lime juice adorned with fresh mint...or dark rum/lime garnish (all on the rocks). For margaritas-2 parts each (w/ tequila) plus fresh lime juice-salt rim optional or a take on a  21st century Old Fashion-2 parts U.M.S. to one part rye whiskey. NICE.

Monday, October 9, 2017

BRANDBLACK, KEEN Master Function/Fashion Footwear

Checking out subway passengers' footwear-(vs addictive smartphone screens) ...it's clear that woven knit uppers atop sport/lifestyle kicks have become the style of choice... shared with workboots-depending on the hour of the day.

Athletes all? Nope-clearly commuters are opting for trendy comfort ---partially why THAT shoe market niche -looks-wise-boast straight off fashion forward runway handsomeness and functional driven outdoors' details of techy components that are fit fab+ durable.
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One of the 'hot' brands out there...BRANDBLACK-a 'lifestyle'  men's apparel/footwear company that would synch just right if purveyed by Dover St. Market-as easily as adorning the uncompensated forms/feet of off duty b-ball pros.

This may be a smirk inducing take on the Birkenstock/sock Grandpa phenomena-but we bet there's a consumer base for this ONE PIECE Tabi  $140 sandal/sock merger. The unibody construction is unique-woven tubular knit upper -3M abrasion tough-manages to be 100% seamless and water resistant-with typical four point closure system and grippy top of the line Vibram® outsole -typical of the best rugged sandals out there. Interesting.
Our new shoe obsession for guys=BRANDBLACK DELTA ($140)
Vibram® outsole was developed just for BRANDBLACK-non-marking outsole with basketball court players  in mind- dribbling on sweated on wooden floors, executing quick fast pivots-and mad dashes/dunks- moves aided by a tricked out  segmented blade construction. Nifty.
Woven knit upper-(Jetlon Lite)-ultimate eye catching functional shoe. Check out the zoned sections of the upper-and the thought out lacing pattern-clearly engineered for ideal fit/comfort like the best body mapped athletic wear (should be). The tongue is only attached at its bottom allows for ultimate tug free fit  (we wish our running shoes were made this way)...and the back tab-aids in on/off- is the only stitched on feature to knit upper. Other features...supportive thermo-plastic heel counter, and cushioning in that footbed too-we checked it out. 
Bonus-the outsole 'color coordinates' with the upper.
Why not buy too pairs-and with it up? Four color combos available now...including urban friendly, black, pictured below.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Eddie Bauer's Breakthrough- EverTherm Jacket


 "Down Re-Invented" is quite the claim-but for those seeking the ultimate warmth/weight ration efficient jacket-Eddie Bauer's new EverTherm jackets (M+W) delivers. ($249-$299)
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FINALLY-barely heavier than a simple nylon shell (9.12 oz)-but protective vs. cold temps ( to -15º)-the EverTherm basic slim silhouettes- in weather tough super durable material (StormRepel®)-are insulated with a proprietary high loft -no puff down- stuffed inside without the quilting/baffle stitching usually needed for the feathers...meaning no cold spots and a streamline design.
Delivers in longer parka for women + jacket lengths (M+W) ...with or w/o hood...with zip close chest/hand pockets.
Eddie Bauer's Men's EverTherm Jacket $249-in Cardinal Red. Part of the First Ascent collection of tech gear worthy of any   winter activity.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wines Divine for Holiday Fare

Holiday fare with something 'pumpkin-spice' -or peppermint chocolate -match well with Octoberfest beers and schnapps-but earthy aromatic red wines as well as balanced white wines-can also pair off well.
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At-Il Gattopardo -several rich red wines made from Romagna Sangiovese regional grapes were paired perfection with the elegant rustic southern Italian appetizers served.
The new to us  Sangiovese red wines-sharing the characteristic rich berry garnet color of Brunellos - are helpfully subject to the new Romagna appellation regulation (12 sub-zones) that safeguard and promote these delicious aromatic sips to consumers on this side of the Pond.
One of our favs...Il Nespoli (Poderi Dal Nespoli S.r.L. Soc. Agr.) Romana Sangiovese Superiore Riserva- a red wine with fine, elegant tannins with characters reflective of the medium textured terroir. Pair with hard cheeses, meaty entrees-or we think, spicy autumnal fare-like warm up pumpkin squash soup.
Another top pick-Bron & Ruseval
 Romagna Sangiovese Riserva Bertinoro 2013 wine-aged in oak barrels-full flavors rich floral  hints.
Grenache grapes made into white/red wines from the southern Rhone valley + Aragon Spain- Basque region-also bring holiday cheers for seasonal grub. On the left-Grandes Vinos y Viñedos Anayón makes delicious full bodied varietal white wine made from 30 years old Chardonnay vines aged in American oak barrels for six months +clarified before bottling. On the right-and in the glass-Department 66 Grenache 2014 from Languedoc-Rouissillon, France-is simply transporting-with deep berry flavors, mineral notes-and smooth tannins...





















Monday, October 2, 2017

SEASONAL PUMPKIN SPICE=NiceR

It's Limited Edition seasoning season!

Holiday Flavors of spicy cinnamon paired with that ultimate patch product-pumpkin ...adds flavorful aromatic hints to sweets, staples and life's liquid must, coffee.
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Tops Picks for Pumpkin Spice
Spice Islands Gourmet Blends-Pumpkin Spice-aromatic fresh ground blend of comforting cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, mace+nutmeg...add to dough destined for desserts, sprinkle a pinch on seasonal gourd vegetables or baked fruity slices or fillings...add atop frothy cappuccino or tempting vanilla ice cream=insta sweet celebration. 
GoGo squeeZ-delicious sweet applesauce in fab portable, shelf stable BPA free pouch-adds tiny hints-of cinnamon-y spice with apple/pumpkin goodness-a guaranteed children pleaser-that's also non-GMO certified,  gluten, nut, and dairy FREE  FYI-perfect for leaf peepers-take these along on autumnal hikes, pumpkin patch picking jaunts, or weekend lazy long bike rides...imo-an ideal natural snack -100% fruit (60 calories per)-with neat top can reseal if there's any leftover contents. Which there won't be.





FACT: The addition of any of the plant-based, dairy-free- CALIFIA FARMS Creamer-made from Almond milk with rich coconut cream- in our morning java makes most needed caffeine jolts, super tasty 🍮. SOON-delicious holiday fare limited editions of these half n' half slayers-will deliver--including the pictured- warm sweet Pumpkin Spice blend version. Made with real pumpkin puree & the ideal amount of spicy hints -easily elevates hot liquids to dessert status, but better, with this seasonal Almondmilk Creamer-having only15 calories and less than 2 grams of sugar per serving. Needless to say, our sample quickly became the household fav -every AM...so much so we think this fast growing company needs to deliver these creamers in gallon sized options. PLEASE :-)


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pro-Aging Review: DEFENAGE™ SKINCARE 8-In- BioSerum

Our New Hero Product

Preventive care+pro-health-are the 'new' positive buzzwords. In the skincare world there are many choices that ascribe to the aforementioned marketing smart adjectives-but rarely do we get too excited about any of these products...scientifically  based or 'natural.'

Partially because-after awhile-they all seem similar...with active ingredients sourced from same private label companies-or if blessed with unique components-sell in fancy packaging that doesn't ensure purity or longevity of the ingredients =and are insanely priced.
Accessibly priced, mass market skincare---on the other hand-often leans loaded with irritating fillers or fragrances that are off putting, of dubious chemical nature-(maybe even banned in the EU)- and not that effective.

Packaging Plus-air tight pump dispensers for 24/7Barrier Cream + 8-in-One BioSerum  ensures efficacy of ingredients-snap off tiny white tab-the top swivels-clockwise/counter-clockwise... open/close. The ultra-fine-sugar crystals +triple enzyme technology scrub=2-Minute Reveal Masque- in the tube -only need one light squeeze for the right amount of product- for entire face. Can be used 1x week-  rids facial skin of dead cells-as it contains papaya fruit and healing aloe juice. It kinda warms up -in a good way too-on the skin-and should be left on a reasonable 2 minutes before rinsing. FYI- super sensitive or openly irritated skin should not use scrubs ...generally speaking. Applied as directed-we think these products as packaged will last 5-6 months. Sold online-separately or as a trio package-in full and handy TSA fly kit size.
Happily-and surprisingly-we are jazzed about DEFENAGE™ Skincare-a new fast acting-and also, importantly-fast using new trio of skin solutions (a 1-2x a week 2-Minute Reveal Masque, and 2x daily 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream, and  8-In-1 BioSerum). ... because it's based on a unique smart formula that's self adjusting, loaded with unique skin saviors-patent-pending powerful regenerative peptides-(AgeRepair Defensins™-discovered by scientists at the parent company-Progenitor Biologics™) plus other functioning ingredients (like niacinamide) that efficiently- improve the skin's barrier functions vs environmental assaults + aid the renewal of adult stem cells-for gradual improvement of one's topical facial appearance.  BTW-priced in the prestige end of skincare-but not so precious as to cost a month's rent.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

MakeUp Trends-Forecasts- Spring '19

Part 3

Red/pink shades for eyes, glitter imparting pencils, powder-matte formulations, and rich sea blues -metallic overtones...some of the Spring 2019 predictions by companies that make the cutting edge makeup products for brands worldwide.
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Schwan Cosmetics -from Germany is the world leader in pencils-for all things makeup...and a must -see at any beauty tradeshow...beautiful deep turquoise, sea blues-some with a rich metallic sheen or subtle glitter-go on creamy-in thick to sheen finish- are long lasting..use as eye shadow, as liner + along water line. Available in different sizes-with thin eyeliner like pencil -double sided-paired with spongy yellow tip...for blending.
Schwan -Pencils -a few pictured here-impart a powder-y finish-like those eye shadows available in a palette format-but more convenient-and precise application, for sure. At the bottom-dual sided-the brow pencil liner-which goes on powder finish-that's natural looking if in black-brown- brown-blond shades-but also available in playful rainbow worthy tones-like a brick red that we tried-that was...interesting...-has handy brush attachment ...the grey pencil up top-imparts a subtle glitter-that magically adheres to skin.
Schwan Cosmetics...second from top-that long pointy black eyeliner (one end-yellow the other)-is popular in Asia which of course means-it will be a global must, soon enough...gets that way with a unique sharpener. Not pictured-double sided liquid-(ultra liquid) matte lip stain- lipstick hybrid...goes on with sponge applicator-long wearing-imparting real saturated color.

we saw one of these last season-Melted Flower lip glosses-by Ancorotti Cosmetics-reaching retail now. That is real deal flower petals in there.
Lip gloss-lipstick textures have evolved! Liquid Velvet Paint-Strand Cosmetics Europe-creamy-satin shine-seriously color imparting hybrid with staying power -goes on with brush in that cap. IMO-after matte trend of this year---consumers will gravitate towards this hydrating feel-comes in variety of wow colors.


Impressive Nails-Qualipac America...we loved this bottle shape-from a NJ based company with patented designs including airtight makeup packaging that keeps ingredients safer from degrading smack-downs like air exposure.















Saturday, September 23, 2017

New Make-Up Trends Part 2

Selfies for all+complexion perfection ---made easy-from ingredients delivered by under the radar companies from Asia, Europe and USA.

The first foundations for many gals we know=customized Prescriptives- dutifully purchased at a department store (1990s).
Well, the later might not be the beauty purchase destination of choice-but customized makeup (and skincare)-is STILL a thriving market.
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Get camera ready with creamy, ultra-light foundations, radiant blushes and self-correcting moisturizing drops- multi-taskers with skincare properties (sunscreen, anti-oxidants, botanicals...) --- in liquid, cream and stick formats... long lasting coverage- that are hydrating and shine-free, matte.

Coson's powder mouse blusher-cream to powder that blends in to impart a natural glow
 Matte Contour Concealer....we like this a lot-as 'perfects' without greasy feel that can cause eye makeup to smudge when used under eyes...same company has matte hydrating line-up of portable foundation sticks too. 

S&J International Enterprises (Thailand based!!!) -Luminous Illuminating Blur...for the selfie generations-insta-skin flawlessness -soft-focus-self adjusting coverage-  in a long lasting formula.
many make-up-skincare brands have drops to add to one' fav moisturizers, etc-KOLMAR offers more choices for customizing liquid foundation-with subtle strobing (glow) drops that corrects and brightens skin's coloring aka real life photo filters :-)
Kolmar-High Cover Matte Finish Foundation-layerable-long lasting-hydrating
Fun packaged...South Korea'a too cool for school..Egg Mellow Cream-secret sauce sourced from private label  S. Korean based company-contains egg yolks+whites, collagen fibers+ "Inca Omega Oil" aka Plukenetia Volubilis Seed oil +niacinamide-firms, hydrates and brightens-'5-in-1'  toner, serum, face-eye cream--sleeping mask -is a popular multi-tasker launched in 2015-now available worldwide..



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cutting Edge Beauty/MakeUp-What's Next...

PART ONE:
Coming - arriving-the latest beauty tools and makeup trends ...sourced from tradeshows -which is where  all those niche, luxury and mass beauty lines often get their products from. Hence  a lot of similar goodies for consumers-seem to be launched around the same time-like the matte-hydration, long lasting-bold lipstick trend.
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At recent MakeUp in NewYork trade show -we had a few minutes to cruise around...and gave a thumbs up to Jepson's smooth (patented) anti-microbial makeup sponges perfect for even applications of foundation, BB creams, suncreams' kind of textures. Pictured-2 types-made of smooth/soft silicone which is naturally a lot more 'clean'-anti-microbial/anti-odor...and ez to clean... and the Duo-Sili Sponge-smooth.scoft silicone one one side...and optional materials on the other-including the more traditional material. NICE.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Perk Up: New Coffee-Teas Blends

To wake up -or to chill out-the latest Coffee and Tea blends -to help achieve the desired outcome-boast 'healthy' add-ons -with new blends aiming to make these popular sips-even better for you.

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EIGHT O'CLOCK was a 'mom' staple in our house...nowadays-this 100% Arabica coffee gets amped up with healthy for you-additions-perfect for the faster moving 21st century. ACAI GLOW-contains the anti-oxidant loaded superfood ACAI Berry,  a rich dark roast B6 Metabolism-that has just that, and a truly well balanced, aromatic  cinnamon+turmeric (anti-inflammatory) based super spice medium roast blend that's our fav-  tasty hot or iced cold. Have to say though-that the new ALERT medium roast-which gets its added oomph from the native Brazilian GUARANA fruit -is a guy pal fav-perfect for the early bird who needs the staying power of energy drink staples-without the jitters or weird taste. SALUT


Ethical Bean Coffee...USDA Organic-and carefully sourced from Fair Trade growers...offers several blends including medium roast EXOTIC with fruity/floral innuendos, 100% Arabica beans. In whole beans too.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Red, White, Blue+Patent

Aerosoles, Adidas Outdoors, Latigo, Wolverine, Nina, Sebago

Fav Footwear for Fall-to wear well into Spring-branches out from typical earthy autumnal tones with some patriotic red-whote-blue flair-or shine.
Affordable, too.
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Suede Scalloped TELEPORT shooties $99-Aerosoles chic-w/ comfort-breathable memory foam insoles, grippy diamond flex outsoles...on solid block heel with gold accent.
Adidas Outdoor Terrex Choleah -built for any terrain-high top groove with weather tough+ comfort attributes like Ortholite sockliner, grippy Traction® tread outsole, Primaloft® insulation.



Friday, September 15, 2017

NYFW... YES, It's All About the HAIR

#TEXTUREONTHERUNWAY-NATURALLYCURLY


The angst about retail sales (full price-or discounted), the relevance of Fashion Weeks, and weather miscues of typical delivery dates ...make the festive Texture On The Runway show dedicated to the wonders of naturally curly tresses...a very welcome celebration of the most stylish possibilities.

The cavernous iconic Gotham Hall was filled with 700+ fans-eagerly recording the real world - catwalk models-attired fashionably... and... the big wow-made-up and hair STYLED -flashing casual everyday 'dos-to full on fab editorial...






ALL= magnificently coiffed 'fros, curled ringlets, cascading luscious waves or intricate braids- short to long tresses- courtesy of several top hair stylists and brands.







Hosts NaturallyCurly co-founder Michelle Breyer and professional hairstylist Monica Stevens (MoKnowsHair)-joined lead sponsor SALLY BEAUTY-with several brands-receiving their own catwalk segment-followed by a brief how to get the look...NICE!




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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New Protein Packed Snacks:Part 3

Less sugar-more protein=feeling fuller without the crash burn. Healthier snacks are trend to stay.
Coming to the grab and go fast eatery...near you...in portion CONTROL!!!!

Sometimes it's the packaging-6 savory varieties of fresh fruit, nuts+cubes of cheese in portable container by NATURIPE  Snacks

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lunchbox Season:New, Better For You Snacks


As 'meals' or snacks-portioned and larger sizes of these new products are food trenders all-healthier eats, simpler ingredients, or indulgent sweets in smaller portions.

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Conveniently packaged in 3s- shelf stable Miche's Kitchen cookies-are tasty chewy sweets-made from a sprouted organic flour blend-organic oat, garbanzo, sunflower seeds in the mix-a starting block for these better for you cookies. Vegan, gluten free-and free of major allergens- the REALLY kid friendly flavors (100 calories per cookie) of chocolate chip, coconut lime, gingerful, and green sugar are all delicious...worthy of a dunking in any beverage of choice.
GoGoSqueez-these products-have got to be one of the most popular snack purchases for Generation Z on down now-but we think-adult sized endurance athletes and hikers-will equally find favor with any of the 14 flavors of- on the go applesauces, or our preferred bunch-one of the 7 types that are USDA Organic. Smartly(FUN TOO) packaged in BPA free,  shelf stable twist top pouches- sold in 4 packs (like everywhere)---the satisfying 60 calorie serving-that we tried-has just three simple ingredients-organic apple, organic apple juice concentrate and organic lemon juice concentrate. FYI-the GoGoSqueez applesauce = just sweet enough (100% fruit derived, naturally and free of corn syrup/artificial flavors)...plus vegan friendly gluten, dairy, nut free, certified Non-GMO, and Kosher certified. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

LUNCHBOX SEASON: Single-Serve Snacks

SNACK ATTACK Helpers:
Part One
Targeting all- from the pint to plus sized... food companies-are offering up savory, sophisticated, +sweet treats in shelf stable, on the go packaging-lunchbox (hauler) friendly.

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Biena Roasted Chickpeas-coat their crunchy -slightly salty additive protein packed nibble-with some-sweet-dark chocolate, milk chocolate and vanilla-y salt caramel. In large and snack size portions...chances are whichever you open-the bag will be empty, soon enough.
yeah-this packaging is perfect for kids-but never one to deprive oneself as adults-these Snikiddy USDA Organic Baked Puffs-are air crunch delicious-gluten free MUSTS-fresh cheddar cheesy-buttermilk hints without that freaky orange dye staining fingers. Certified gluten free+kosher too-110 calories a serving-a temptation that satisfied. Fun in grilled cheese and mac n' cheese flavors too.. Good Health Snacks kettle style chips--non-GMO verified thin thin thin sliced potato made crispy with three simple ingredients...including heart healthy avocado oil (30% less fat than regular ole')-and sprinkling of sea salt... both widely available


Friday, September 8, 2017

L.L.BEAN ORIGINAL BOOTS: Classics, New Styles-and Available!

"THE ORIGINAL L.L. BEAN BOOT: REBOOTED"

couldn't of put it better

Ditching the pricey heels that costs a month's rents-for outdoor lifestyle kickers-like the sellout L.L. Bean iconic duck boots-is a consumer trend accelerating in 2017.
Fortunately-  Maine's most acclaimed retailer -is expanding its Lewiston manufacturing capacity and launching a slew of designs featuring signature rubber tread outsoles, primo leather uppers that slug off harsh weather conditions-in new silhouettes, new colors, and flannel plaid lined versions-starting to deliver NOW.

HIGHLIGHTS:


signature 8" L.L. Bean Boot by L. L. Bean-manufactured in Maine since 1912-is a best seller-triple stitched, supportive steel shank,..variations include 6" bot, Thinsulate insulated, and tumbled leather grain upper that's shearling lined.