Lifetherapy – Boost your mood with personalized body care scents

During these unsettling times, many of us are not traveling and the simplest pleasures at home can do us a world of good, like the energized scent of jasmine, red-orange, marsh grass, and peach skin in your shower. The Energized Body Wash and Bubbling Bath is a serious mood lifter. It’s the little things. Experience how scent is so influential on our minds. Lifetherapy is … Continue reading Lifetherapy – Boost your mood with personalized body care scents

Catalina Island’s Two Harbors – a world away, close to home

You may be apprehensive to leave home and travel too far during these unsettling times. Catalina Island is the perfect place to dive into nature and distance yourself from others during the pandemic. Traveling to Catalina Island for a few days was the excitement we needed. It may feel like you are entering the Amalfi coast in Italy, but you are just 22 miles off … Continue reading Catalina Island’s Two Harbors – a world away, close to home

VAST – the most comfortable face mask we have worn yet

While staying at home and social distancing has been a challenge, masks have been our saving grace in limiting the spread and best shot at normalcy in the months to come. VAST, an LA-based surf and streetwear brand, has been stepping up during the pandemic to help both protect our oceans from one-time-use masks and give back to frontline workers. As the world battles the coronavirus, … Continue reading VAST – the most comfortable face mask we have worn yet

The Pandemic-Proof Office

It’s a new era we’re living in, one that’s going to take some getting used to. As the country relaxes the lockdown and people return to their workplaces, architects and designers are working on new concepts for the future of office space.  For years, the trend in office design had moved in the direction of open spaces in an effort to promote collaboration and camaraderie. … Continue reading The Pandemic-Proof Office

7 Best Parks in LA for Socially Distant Gatherings

Is there anything better than summertime in California? However, in the era of the novel coronavirus, many regional attractions remain closed, while others reopen with new restrictions. Have you caught cabin fever yet? Guess what? You don’t need any money or roller coasters to enjoy fun in the sun, California-style. LA boasts a wide array of parks, and you can find plenty of space to … Continue reading 7 Best Parks in LA for Socially Distant Gatherings

Guide to the Fourth of July in LA (during a pandemic)

The City of Angels has a reputation for throwing the classiest parties ever, and it’s not going to let a little thing like a pandemic cramp its style. If you’re getting back in the travel groove after quarantine, there’s no better place to enjoy the quintessential American holiday — the Fourth of July. While some celebrations may look different, the vibe is 100% California fun, … Continue reading Guide to the Fourth of July in LA (during a pandemic)

Upgrade your outdoor space for a summer (in lockdown)

With our safer at home restrictions just extended indefinitely in Los Angeles, now more than ever, it will be important to think about creating your own summer oasis to stay sane and fulfilled. We reached out to a few local experts to find out how to upgrade our outdoor space for the warmer days ahead. Jordan Goodman, the CEO of Aquaview, the leader in glass … Continue reading Upgrade your outdoor space for a summer (in lockdown)

Dog sledding in Oregon – yaps, farts, and faith

A quick flight from LA and you can arrive to the wilderness of Central Oregon, a wilderness you may remember from the pioneer computer game of our youth, Oregon Trail. Just a short drive from the 3,300-acre snow-shrouded Sunriver Resort in Bend, Oregon is the Three Sisters Wilderness near Mt. Bachelor. In winter, this is where 30 Alaskan Huskies greeted us, chained equidistant to the … Continue reading Dog sledding in Oregon – yaps, farts, and faith

8 Ways You Can Support Local California Businesses from the Comfort of Your Home

You hear on the news repeatedly that everyone is in this together. You might wonder what you can do to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic. One superb idea is to support local businesses. It’s never been more vital to show some love to the folks who keep the world fed and stocked with unique products. These California companies are doing their part to keep people … Continue reading 8 Ways You Can Support Local California Businesses from the Comfort of Your Home

Sanity in the Time of Coronavirus

Well, we’re a few weeks in and you’re probably beginning to feel like Jack Torrance well into his “novel” at the Overlook Hotel (and if you’ve never seen “The Shining,” you truly have no excuses now). But ol’ Jack might not have gone so stir crazy if he’d just taken a few quarantining tips from yours truly.  The first thing to remember is that we’re … Continue reading Sanity in the Time of Coronavirus