Spring 2018 Shopping Guide
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.
PRETTY YOU LONDON SLIPPERS
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
PAN AM BAGS
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.
MIND IN MOTION
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