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Eco-Friendly Bag Find!

I was lucky enough to meet this cool chick in college named Jennifer Silbert. She went on to become an architect and, one day on Facebook, I noticed she was making some of the coolest recycled bags I’d ever seen.

Here’s her story.

And get that bag of hers!

“We started Rewilder 4 years ago after strong careers in fashion (Lisa) and architecture (me), where we were distressed with the waste we were creating. I was teaching a Materials Innovation class at Art Center in Pasadena when I started doing research on post-industrial waste and came across some incredible materials being thrown away on a massive scale. It’s truly overwhelming. 

So now we use these amazing materials to make the best bags for the planet. A few other bags out there claim to be sustainable but we are 100% – zero waste, high quality, made in LA. Nothing excites us more than making something amazing from unconventional, industrial materials that would have ended up in a landfill.”

Need we say more?

She’s a gem, her cause noble, and so are bags.

Organic Beauty Must Haves For Travel Junkies

Inflight Travel Kit

The Organic Pharmacy In-flight Travel Kit

We first became familiar with The Organic Pharmacy when we were living in London and recently heard the news that you can now purchase their products here in the US. So, for the traveler who wants to keep their skin eco-fresh and free of toxins while traveling or on vacay, listen up!

Here are a few of travel ready products we think you should try out to get a taste of their goods:

The In-flight Kit

This is an essential kit for the frequent or long haul flyer, a mixture of homeopathic remedies, flower essences, and oils to soothe and support the body during flight. The kit includes: Arnica & Cocculus 30cH (14g), Coffea, Passiflora, Avena Sativa, Valeriana 6cH (14g), Cocculus, Tabacum, Petrolatum 6cH (14g), Rose Facial Spritz (10ml), Monoi Lip Gloss (5ml), Lip & Eye Treatment Cream (5ml), and Rose Herbal Hand & Nail Balm (5ml). Since I’m always so dry and suffering on flights (as much as I love a good jaunt), this one is great for the inflight re-boot.

Discovery Travel Kit

I’m all about travel and discovery so this kit is perfect for someone who wants to try something new. All developed using the latest scientific research to enhance and restore radiance to all skin types. They include four steps to beautiful skin – cleanse, hydrate, moisturize, and repair to reveal fresh, glowing and youthful skin. The kit contains:  Carrot Butter Cleanser 10ml, Herbal Toner 10ml, Antioxidant Face Gel 5ml, Antioxidant Face Firming Serum 5ml, Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream 10ml, and an Organic Muslin Cloth.

Rose Balm

Rose Balm

New Rose Balm

We’re all about multipurpose solutions to dry skin, nails, hair, or lips. Enter: a rich multipurpose soothing balm that you can use it anywhere, at anytime. Packed with seven super plant oils from argan, pomegranate, rose hip and calendula to nourish and repair skin – and really any part of the body – to keep it looking fabulously nourished.

Healthy Recycled Bottles for You and Your Baby

recycled baby bottles

Traveling without exposing yourself to toxin-laden plastics or contributing to the massive waste problem created by bottled water can often be a difficult challenge. We should know. We love our Bobble, but we also love a good stainless steel option. And, although we don’t yet have little ones of our own, our contributors do, which is why we wanted to tell our peeps about Pura bottles. Pura bottles are a toxin-free, durable and cost-effective alternative to buying bottled water or using petroleum-based (i.e. plastic) reusable bottles. Unlike other options on the market, stainless steel is much more durable than plastic, glass or aluminum bottles because steel bottles do not shatter or crack and are much more puncture resistant. The bottles are made from 60% recycled steel and are 100% recyclable at end of life, not that you’ll ever need to as they carry a lifetime warranty in line with the company’s ‘One Life, One Bottle’ mantra.

Not only healthy for the planet, Pura Stainless bottles are one of the safest options on the planet as the ONLY 100% plastic free bottle on the global market. Bottles are made from food-grade stainless steel which, unlike other materials, does not leach harmful chemicals, does not require chemical linings and is resistant to corrosion and staining. Even tops are 100% plastic and BPA free – made of stainless steel and medical grade silicon. Available in adult water bottles as well as a baby bottle line (see photo above) for those traveling with little ones.

Retails for $15.99-$17.99

Moroccan Oil Meet Orchid Oil…

Orchid Oil... this stuff smells DELICIOUS

Orchid Oil… this stuff smells DELICIOUS

Praised as better than Moroccan Oil by hairstylists and media alike, I was sent Orchids Oil to try and have to say… it’s one of the most delicious smelling hair products I’ve tried with results so shiny,  smooth, and sleek that this may become your next oil obsession too.

It’s also affordable and the product’s orchid extract aids in the restoration of strand longevity by returning moisture, shine, and softness to hair that has become damaged from chemical treatments, thermal stress and daily UV and UVB exposure. Orchid extract Bulbophyllum sp will mend split ends and fill holes in the fabric of each hair strand to instantly enhance hair health and heal damaged cuticle layers. So what are you waiting on? Try some super shiny serum from the plant that made O’Keefe famous and let us know what you think!

Retails for $20

CHERRY on the bag

Tech Bags

CHERRY on the bag is, get this… the first bag that you can scan with an NFC smartphone to access interactive services (Anti-theft, One Scan Buy, Bag Identity, Cherry Club) and verify – instantaneously – that you are purchasing the authentic item and not a counterfeit.

The global line is a line of minimalistic design and high-functionality travel and business products. Did we also mention they’re hand-made from the finest materials,100% full-grain calfskin leather?
This smart bag just may be the future of smart travel.

Looking like the Beach in Winter


Finally, someone thought of the perfect solution. The marriage of blush and bronzer! Thanks, Cargo. Our winter skin was wan and bland when four shades came sauntering in. Swept together, these create the perfect color for the skin, giving a flushed cheeks/sun-kissed glow. Just don’t you dare over do it. It’s easy because it’s so much fun, but one sweep each cheek will do. Otherwise, you’ll have to rub it all off. Its formula contains light reflective shimmer particles that highlight the skin and soften the appearance of fine lines, but what’s more… a light sweep and you’re looking fresh faced and healthy, Cali style.

Price: $30

Available in six shades (Cable Beach, Coral Beach, Echo Beach, Miami Beach, Sunset Beach and Tenerife). These are avail. via the link below or Duane Reade, and Cargo.

Get Geared Up For Coachella

Coachella Style

Coachella Style

Yes, we’re already looking toward Coachella 2013 (and damn that Bowie rumor… is it true?!). So, from the fashionable to downright fundamental, that will help you survive six intense days of musical mayhem that is Coachella. Trust us, you’ll get dusted and drunk, but enjoy every minute of it. Well, minus the ‘finding your car’ part at the end of the night if you’re not camping (or glamping) onsite.
1. Find a go-to outfit to look hot and stay cool. Try Element Eden Shannon tank and concert shorts from their Spring 2013 collection.
2. Keep your essentials within reach with this Element Eden backpack for Summer 2013.
3. Think cool thoughts with these VonZipper Cletus sunglasses from their Frostbyte series.
4. The VIP pass is optional, sunscreen isn’t. Save your skin with Epicuren’s X-treme Cream sunscreen with SPF 45.
5. Brave the wild world of the Girl Talk crowd with Spirithood’s new Coyote from their Spring 2013 line. Too hot for fur? Their Summer 2013 line includes NEW Terrycloth Spirithoods!
6. Channel your inner Feist-iness with Element Eden’s Polynesian Tea maxi dress for Summer 2013.
7. Another no brainer. Never be caught without a bottle of water. Icelandic Glacial Water is the perfect refreshing choice.
8. Missed Deadmau5’s set because you were sidetracked at the new beer garden? Keep track of time with NEFF’s Flava watch.
9. You might be hot in the daytime, but don’t forget you’re in the desert. Stay warm at night with Stance “Kingston” socks.
10. Let’s face it, your shoes are going to get dirty, but these Etnies Woozy hi-tops, from Spring 2013, will look cute in the process.
11. Stuck in the long entrance line? Start your own dance party with the portable wireless Phoenix speaker by Beacon. Try one of the new spring colors for these tiny speakers.
12. Keep safe from the sun with the Bungalow hat by Element Eden from Summer 2013.
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