Spring 2018 Shop­ping Guide

Upscale Living Magazine - - Contents - | By Yvonne Yorke

Af­ter a long win­ter of snow­storms, record-set­ting low tem­per­a­tures in many parts of the U.S, and where “bomb cy­clone” en­tered our col­lec­tive lex­i­con, em­brace spring 2018 with this shop­ping guide to lift your spir­its and cel­e­brate the thaw.


A leader in ac­tive-wear, North

Face de­vel­oped a part­ner­ship with Pri­maLoft® to of­fer a new syn­thetic al­ter­na­tive to down. Their Ther­moBall™ in­su­la­tion tech­nol­ogy in their jack­ets and parkas of­fers light­weight and phe­nom­e­nal warmth in cold and wet con­di­tions. Easy to care for and per­fect for those breezy spring months. www.north­face.com


Want to give your skin a boost with­out surgery or in­jec­tions? This anti-ag­ing de­vice takes just five min­utes once a week and uti­lizes ul­tra­sound tech­nol­ogy to in­crease the ab­sorp­tion of your fa­vorite skin care prod­ucts, and there­fore their ef­fec­tive­ness. The com­pany also has Mi­raTeeth - an ul­tra­sonic tooth­brush with the most ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy in oral care with gen­tle, anti-bac­te­rial clean­ing and whiten­ing. Best of all, both Mira-Skin and Mira-Teeth are trav­el­friendly, por­ta­ble and car­ries a long charge.



Evok­ing vin­tage Hol­ly­wood glam­our, Lou­velle is the creator of the orig­i­nal tur­ban style shower cap which just made Oprah’s fa­vorite things list this year. Lou­velle also have a range of chic beauty and travel ac­ces­sories - silk eye masks, head­bands and beauty bags in a va­ri­ety of prints, all un­der $50. Their silk cot­ton robes with di­rec­tional prints, leg sl­its, and belt tas­sel trim will be a ver­sa­tile loungewear sta­ple as an af­ter shower dress­ing robe or by the pool as a glam­orous cover up.



Bring out the pam­pered princess in you with this whim­si­cal Bri­tish slip­per brand which pro­vides ul­tra-fem­i­nine style with lux­u­ri­ous de­sign de­tails and prices that won’t cost a royal for­tune. The brand’s mantra of ‘Glam­our and Com­fort’ de­signs are in­spired by the clas­sic fairy­tales – think vel­vet cloaks and snow queens. Other de­sign in­spi­ra­tions chan­nel glam­orous Hol­ly­wood icons with dia­mante em­bel­lish­ments, marabou and silk bows. There’s also a line of men’s slip­pers and mules made of wool and faux fur em­bla­zoned with a mas­cu­line bull­dog. www.pret­tyy­oulon­don.com


Re­call­ing a pi­o­neer in avi­a­tion his­tory, this is an au­tho­rized re­pro­duc­tion of the vin­tage Pam Am travel bags and totes. For die-hard avi­a­tion his­tory fans or those who love the retro look, the bags come with a Pan Am im­printed lin­ing. The sig­na­ture Pam am In­no­va­tor flight bag is the same orig­i­nal de­sign of the flight bags given to the Bea­tles dur­ing their first trip to Amer­ica in 1964. Avail­able in four col­ors.



This life­style fash­ion and work­out ac­ces­sories line for men and women fea­tures bold, in­spi­ra­tional words such as “Be­lieve”, “Strength”, “Fo­cus”, “Dream” em­bla­zoned up­side down on the cloth­ing as a call-to-ac­tion to look in­side one­self. No­table is their range of su­per-comfy bam­boo ex­er­cise wear. Per­fect for giv­ing road-war­riors com­fort on the road.



Their ver­sa­tile 7-Days, 7-Ways Cardi­gan pro­vides seven dif­fer­ent looks (I’ve man­aged a few more – get cre­ative!) from one gar­ment. In the days of bag­gage fees, this al­lows you to pack less and is a god­send for those who only trav­els with one carry-on bag.



Home­crafted vin­tage pa­per art by two en­ter­pris­ing Ohio moms. Their unique col­lages fea­tur­ing cityscapes and land­marks of New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Pitts­burgh and maps of the USA are cre­ated from vin­tage news­pa­pers, mag­a­zines, books and even old the­atre play­bills.



En­ter­tain in style with these el­e­gant wooden cheese boards, coast­ers, bot­tle stop­pers, glass­ware and swiz­zle sticks in the shape of air­planes. These are the per­fect gift item for avi­a­tion fans or avid trav­el­ers and avail­able ex­clu­sively from



Gourmet hon­eys from New Zealand are full of an­tiox­i­dants, such as their Manuka honey which is renowned for its heal­ing prop­er­ties. Re­warewa honey, from a for­est tree na­tive to New Zealand, has a beau­ti­ful red­dish amber color with a gera­nium / dan­de­lion aroma, and a smoky, malt-like fla­vor. Or try an Aus­tralian Leather­wood honey from Tas­ma­nia which has a creamy tex­ture and a but­tery taste with tones of cit­rus and white flow­ers that melt in the mouth. With its unique aroma and full-bod­ied fla­vor, leather­wood honey is val­ued by con­nois­seurs as one of the world’s finest hon­eys. www.shop­pri.com

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