With last year’s Father’s Day gift-related spending predicted at a record-breaking $15.3 billion, according to the National Retail Federation, this year’s holiday will surely rake in equally impressive revenue figures. So for the throngs who are intending to get in on the game and show dad their devotion with some sweet swag, here’s a list of tried-and-true giftables across various interest categories to help ensure your bases are covered.
Hooray Heroes Personalized Children’s Books (www.HoorayHeroes.com) Save 20% with code: LUXE20
Hooray Heroes books make the perfect Father’s Day gift because these beautiful, personalized children’s books feature YOUR child who stars as the main hero! In five easy steps, you personalize the names and customize the appearances of the characters down to the smallest detail. Then, choose from a selection of touching poems or stories to create a magical experience any child would love. To make it extra personal, you can also write a heartfelt dedication on the first page. Hooray Heroes’ best-seller is, “When Tonya Grows Up” that makes it fun see the diverse careers your little one could grow up to be. And what makes this book really special is that you also personalize the narrator–either dad or mom. Loved ones are together in a heartwarming story, making it a Father’s Day gift the whole family will surely cherish forever. If you’re looking for a unique birthday gift for a child, create the “Happy Birthday, Patrick” book for them. Personalize the birthday boy or girl’s appearance, choose 10 fun and entertaining birthday wishes for them and watch their faces light up when they open it. If you prefer a book for two kids, Hooray Heroes also offers a book for siblings called, “The Adventures of Ashley and Ryan.” Both little heroes set off on adventures galore, all the while building that special bond that’ll last a lifetime. This one also comes in a “Twins Edition”! Dads will surely love story time with these custom-crafted books.
The Short Years Baby Book and App (www.TheShortYearsBooks.com)
For another kind of keepsake book commemorating baby’s precious first year, check out The Short Years Baby Book App. It allows you to create a beautiful, modern baby book straight from a free app on your smartphone in just about five minutes per week. New dads will love the sentimental value of creating lasting memories that will be easily accessible via The Short Years Baby Books—or you can create a book for a dad you love and give it as a special gift. Just once a week, the app will ask you to answer a few simple questions about your baby or to upload a photo. The company then uses your answers and photos to make custom baby book pages. Just pop them into the app and watch your book come together over the baby’s first year! Once your book is completed, it will contain 138 pages of full content, including more than 70 full page photos, all supplied directly by you without the hassle of assembling the finished product. Your book will allow you to always reflect back on that sweet first year of baby’s life and will be a family keepsake that you can reflect on when baby is older and pass on for generations to come!
In The Sand Golf Customizable Gifts (www.ITS-Golf.com)
Next are unique customizable gifts from ‘In The Sand Golf’ created from real aerial photos of golf course sand traps shaped like letters of the alphabet! These sand trap letters can be gifted as prints or printed onto mugs, coasters, shirts and more! Personalize any product with the name of your favorite golfer! In The Sand Golf was created by Mary Whitworth, a pilot, who loves playing golf as much as she does flying. After taking over 500,000 aerial photos for almost 28 years and logging over 10,000 hours in Helicopters and Airplanes, she has taken her talent one-step higher. While flying over golf courses in Florida, she noticed some of the golf course sand traps were shaped liked letters of the alphabet. For one year, on every flight, Mary has captured the entire alphabet with photos of golf sand traps. Some of the traps have rakes, golf carts and golfers in and around them. Spelling golfers names, words and sayings, she has launched In The Sand Golf to offer various items like mugs, totes, prints, poker chips (ball markers), coasters and more that these letters can be placed onto. So for those guys who love to spend time on the greens, a gift from ‘In The Sand Golf’ is sure to be a hole in one this Father’s Day.
Lamo Men’s Luxury Slippers (www.LamoFootwear.com)
There’s no more quintessential Father’s Day gift than a pair of slippers, and here’s a company that’s elevated the art. Founded in 1995, Lamo Footwear launched their authentic sheepskin product range along the Southern California coastline, and have since provided countless people the perfect mix of warmth and comfort both at home and around town. Today, the casual California footwear brand offers a wide range of products that meet total footwear needs, from moccasins to sandals to house shoes and classic sheepskin styles. Two of my favorite designs are the Men’s Scuff and Romeo designs, both part of Lamo’s Luxury Collection. The Men’s Scuff is made with a cow suede upper and premium Australian sheepskin lining that’ll wrap dad’s feet in pure luxury. The Men’s Scuff also features Lamo’s TPR Comfort-Flex outsole for complete comfortability. The Romeo design is also made with a cow suede upper premium Australian sheepskin lining, but also features two elastic panels for easy access into and out of these premium slippers. It also features Lamo’s dual formula outsole for a different, optimized feel.
BAKBlade Groomer (www.BAKBlade.com)
Revolutionizing the grooming game for guys everywhere is the BAKBlade 2.0—a must-have men’s accessory to help hairy guys step up their polishing prowess. This innovative gadget gives men the power to shave their own backs. The patented s-shape handle works with the user’s body and reaches all those hard-to-reach areas of the back without having to overextend to get there. Twin blade precision simultaneously delivers smooth skin every time, and lets users shave wet or dry. BAKBlade’s patented DryGlide Blades also allow for over three times the coverage of the average cartridge razor. With an Edison Award winning design and a comfortable ergonomic grip, Dad will have total grooming control to live clean, confident and back-hair free. Indeed, dad can now skip the painful waxes and awkward hand razors for a superior back and body shaver. Shirt or no shirt, he can start carrying himself with a new level of clean confidence.
Aubert & Amandine Scented Candles (www.AubertAmandine.com)
Help dad indulge himself and even spruce up the scent of the man cave this Father’s Day with Aubert & Amandine’s luxuriously fragranced, three-wick candles. With a range of essential oil scents and the flickering light of the candle, dad can create the perfect mood and ambiance for any occasion, or just create soothing vibes when he’s ready to relax and unwind while watching TV, reading a book, playing video games or taking a snooze. Aubert & Amandine aromatherapy candles contain a generous amount of essential oils ensconced within a sophisticated design that’s well-suited for guys. They are a perfect choice to fragrance a larger room in, even the most discerning homes. The company only uses soy wax and the candles are free from petroleum-based paraffin products and additives, making them a safe choice in any setting. With a trio of natural cotton fiber wicks, they burn evenly and fill the space with a luxurious fragrance.
SWAGTRON Swagger 5 Elite Electric Scooter (www.Swagtron.com)
Why rent when Dad can own? The Swagger 5 Elite is a premier electric commuter scooter from SWAGTRON—an industry leader for electric “e”-rideables. The Swagger 5 Elite boasts a powerful 250-watt motor capable of cruising at 18 miles per hour for up to 11 miles per charge, making getting across town or campus a breeze. It has LED head and taillights for safety when the sun sets, and a free app will let dad use the included mount to turn a smartphone into an additional real-time, heads up display. Users can monitor stats like speed and battery life, set cruise control, select speed modes, plan a route with GPS and more. It also features an airless rear tire with “honeycomb” technology for a compliant ride while simultaneously eliminating flats. Maximum load is fully 320 pounds! Best of all, it folds up when not in use and is easy to carry so Dad can take it with him on the train or bus, and is easy to store in the home, car or office all the while.
Reliefband 2.0 (www.Reliefband.com)
Dads on-the-go will surely appreciate the Reliefband 2.0, a sleek wearable technology wristband that offers a patented, clinically-proven, FDA-cleared method to control symptoms of travel sickness, like nausea and vomiting, when riding in planes, trains, boats, automobiles or other transport methods spurring motion sickness. The Reliefband is also drug-free and non-drowsy, so users can traverse through the day’s activities unaffected by signs of sleepiness, “medicine head” or other side effects. Rather, it uses neuromodulation technology to stimulate the median nerve at the underside of the wrist with gentle pulses to relieve unpleasant feelings of nausea. It also works fast so dad can stay in tip-top form.
Playground Sessions Keyboard/Piano Lessons Membership Bundle (www.PlaygroundSessions.com)
Give the gift of music and an enriched life by helping Dad learn how to play his favorite songs on the keyboard or piano at home in an easy and fun way. Playground Sessions, a company co-created by Quincy Jones, is passionate about using its innovative technology and musical expertise to help people improve themselves and enjoy life more. The company offers a bundle that includes a full-featured and elegantly designed keyboard well-suited for the beginner player. In addition, the Playground Sessions bundle includes over-ear portable headphones, sustain pedal, sheet music stand and more. The included USB cable lets users connect to Playground Sessions online instruction via a computer or iPad. With step-by-step interactive lessons, real-time feedback and scores, he’ll be playing on day one!
Viotek H250 25-inch HD LED Monitor (www.Viotek.com)
Whether it’s for productivity or entertainment, dad can immerse himself this Father’s Day in HD perfection with the VIOTEK H250 25-inch LED HD computer monitor. Designed with a lightweight and ultra-thin display, this frameless, widescreen monitor transcends the boundaries of visual immersion. Whether he chooses to adorn this beauty via desktop or mount it on a wall, the H250 completes any multi-monitor setup with a sleek design and without clutter. The PC screen features 1920x1080p (HD) resolution that allows users to enjoy crisp images and a spectacular array of 16.7 million colors on a 16:9 widescreen format. This way, dad can enjoy stunning graphics and mesmerizing hues for quality productivity and entertainment. Multiple ports allow dad to connect via HDMI or VGA to expand his horizons onto larger screens to create the ultimate rig.
Viotek H320 32-inch HD LED Monitor (www.Viotek.com)
Taking it up a notch is VIOTEK’s sophisticated H320 32-inch LED computer monitor, which brings dad 1080-pixel perfection in a sleek, sophisticated design. It features a slim T-shaped stand with clean lines and comes in modern white. After installation, its settings will optimize automatically, so dad can surf the net or stream movies within minutes without the hassle. For those who love to fine-tune their settings manually, the H320 comes with an on-screen display for quick and painless adjustments. It’s the best of both worlds and preferences. The H320 is specifically crafted to deliver the color, contrast and digital 1080 HD dad has been longing for his entire digital life. With 60Hz, computer gamers can go further and take the first step to mastering RPGs and FPS, while business professionals can make the most of everything from video editing to spreadsheets with 20M:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 16.7 million colors all wraped into one beautiful monitor.
Samsonite Encompass Convertible Products (www.Shop.Samsonite.com)
Help those dads who are always on the go do so with more style and ease, courtesy of convertible accessories from Samsonite. Their Convertible Backpack is an innovative update to a classic staple. Thoughtful organization and tailored business features ensure this backpack will be a daily choice for pretty much any occasion. It has water resistant fabric, a RFID Data Vault to protect the pockets and safeguard essentials, a padded laptop compartment and a Smartsleeve that fits over most upright handles for hassle-free combination travel. Next, dad can not just maneuver through crowds, but stand out in them, thank to Samsonite’s Convertible Wheeled Backpack. It offers both travel functionality and intuitive business organization, without sacrificing an ounce of style. Converting from a backpack to a wheeled carry-on, this look is ideally suited for a boardroom to travel transition. Along with all the similar features as the backpack, this also maintains a Wheel Shield, a retractable cover that snaps in place over the wheels, protecting clothes when carried as a backpack. Lastly, let dad convert from work-day to weekend ready with the Convertible Weekender. This is equal parts business and play. Intuitive organization and dual packing, combined with a lightweight, sleek design ensures this style will adapt well to any environment.
iRestore Laser Hair Growth System (www.iRestoreLaser.com)
For all the dads out there suffering from hair loss, or for those who would like to prevent it, the iRestore Laser Hair Growth System is a great solution and thoughtful gift idea. This clinically proven, FDA-cleared device uses low-level laser therapy to combat hair loss. Many men and women who suffer from pattern baldness can use this as a non-invasive, drug-free method to restore hair health and density. The device uses pain-free red light therapy to enhance the cell metabolism rate within hair follicles and increase energy production. The biochemical process stimulates dormant cells to fight against receding hairlines, balding and thinning hair. Users can benefit from this medical-grade device in the comfort of their home, which provides a great alternative to expensive in-office treatments and painful surgeries. Treatment time is just 25 minutes per session, every other day. It has a hands-free design and comfortable cushions, and a rechargeable battery pack mobility option is available for those with an on-the-go lifestyle. Many users have seen results in as little as three to six months. Users can try it risk free, as the company offers a generous six-month money back guarantee plus free return shipping.
Savage and Cooke Distilled Spirits (www.SavageAndCooke.com)
Whether you’re looking to help boost the beverage game at dad’s summer soirées or just enjoy stellar spirits while he peacefully relaxes and unwinds, here are some prime palate pleasers. Famed wine maker Dave Phinney, who created mega-hit wine brands like The Prisoner and Orin Swift, has launched Savage and Cooke—a company that distills, ages and bottles a range of brown spirits. This American Distillery is located on Mare Island off the shore of Vallejo. The site was once was the largest naval base west of the Mississippi River, and is now where Savage and Cooke crafts their Burning Chair Bourbon, Second Glance American Whiskey and Lip Service Rye. Phinney curates these offerings in the style that he appreciates most: complex flavors, concentration, balanced oak influence and lushness. The decision to locate the distillery on Mare Island was due to its fascinating history as a naval shipyard, the plethora of space, stunning brownstone buildings and its proximity to both the Napa Valley and San Francisco.
Gemstone Décor Gifts (www.OpulentLuxuries.com)
I always appreciate Father’s Day gifts that can extend far beyond conventional items that may get limited use—or, gasp, never see the light of day! One way to achieve this is with remarkable décor, drinkware and houseware items that may perfectly adorn the “man cave.” Opulent Luxuries has veritably raised the bar in this department with custom décor pieces made exclusively from the finest semi-precious gemstones. The company uses stones extracted throughout the globe, also employing a grading scale synonymous with diamonds (cut, color and clarity) to ensure top quality. All décor and houseware items are designed by hand with perfect symmetry by the world’s most gifted craftsmen through an incredibly painstaking process. The result is some of the most extraordinary and unique giftables that are perfect for Father’s Day, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. From liquor and wine glasses fashioned from Amethyst and Phantom Quartz gemstones to the most valuable sports collectibles ever created–the possibilities are virtually endless. There are even etched design options that are perfect for sports fans. Opulent Luxuries’ work has been commissioned by famous Hollywood designers and prominent professional sports organizations including the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA and ESPN. In fact, the company holds licenses with all the major professional sports leagues including the NCAA. All Opulent Luxuries designs are all customized specifically for each client, utterly ensuring dad will adore his gem of a gift.
As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern is an internationally-regarded consumer product trends expert and hospitality industry voice of authority—a travel, dining, leisure and lifestyle expert who spotlights noteworthy marketplace innovations, change makers, movers and shakers. She reports on exemplary travel destinations and experiences, extraordinary events and newsworthy products and services across all categories. Reach her online at www.TheLuxeList.com, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList and on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReviews.
***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided or arranged at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***
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Quick hairstyles when you’re on the move
In current times, our busy schedule keeps us on the move most of the time. We usually don’t even have time for a proper meal during the day and catch a few bites on the go. So when it comes to getting your hair in a fresh style, you might not feel motivated to do. You may think that making a proper hairstyle takes a lot of time and effort. But you also want your hair to look great when you are going to work or meeting your girls for an evening. Don’t worry anymore as this article brings you some quick Healthy Scalp Tips, especially when you’re on the move.
This hairstyle can save the day for you and needs very little time and energy. It makes you look stylish and pretty any day. To make a messy bun, turn your head upside and make a ponytail of your hair. You can make it as high or low as you want. It is fine to not perfectly comb all your hair as this hairstyle looks good even if some lumps remain. Now you have to twist the hair in your ponytail and roll the around its base over and over. Wrap all the hair around the ponytail base; you can secure it with hairpins and hair elastic.
The best thing about the messy bun, it’s super easy to make and that it comes in many variations. You can create one to suit every occasion or dress in just a few minutes and look glamorous all day.
Twist and Pin
Twist and pin are also one of the most natural hairstyles to make when you are in a hurry. It gives you a classy look, which boosts your confidence level as well. It is also a good idea when you want to get the hair away from your face. You have to take a strand of hair from your temple and start twisting it. When you reach a sufficient length, stop and secure your hair in place with a bobby pin. If you feel one is not enough, you can use two bobby pins to be on the safe side. The great thing about this hairstyle is that you can rock it any time of the day or night.
You can use this hairstyle on a day your hair isn’t cooperating much with you, and you still want to look good. Just leave a few strands to frame each side of your face and pull the remaining hair from the front into a pony. Remember to leave the hair at the back out of the ponytail. The half-up hairstyle gives you an instant neat look, without spending hours to achieve it.
You can also make a bun or braid with the hair you’ve pulled in the half ponytail or just let it slide smoothly.
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Knotted Low Bun
The knotted low bun is an easy hairstyle to make when you don’t feel like spending much effort on your hair. Just make a low ponytail and make a loose braid with the nose of the ponytail. Then wrap your braid around the base of the ponytail and secure it with bobby pins. This low braided bun gives you a relaxed and chic look minus any hassle.
It is one of the quickest hairstyles to make when you’re on the move and don’t have time for hairstyling. The good news is that there are many variations of low bun hairstyles that you can try and pull off with little effort.
If you want to keep your bangs away from your eyes, this front twist will do the trick nicely. Divide your hair starting from the center into a small triangle, till halfway up to the crown. Then twist the hair in the triangle and flip it over, securing it with a bobby pin. The twist is also a lifesaver for the busy woman and makes her look cool and trendy.
After going through this article, you know about the stylish hairstyles that you can make in a few minutes. You are now on your way to amazing your friends and colleagues with your effortless, classy look. Remember that you can pull off any hairstyle successfully if your hair and scalp are healthy. If not, you should spend some time reading healthy scalp tips to improve your scalp health. After all, your hair is your crowning glory, and you want it to look perfect and amazing at all times.
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Tie The Knot In Style-Tips To Select An Offbeat Wedding Venue
We know that you know all about the different traditional wedding venues like the parks, hotels, restaurants, and even the beaches. But if you think these have become too mainstream and want to have your wedding at a unique venue then you have arrived at the right place.
You’d really love to know that there are tons of offbeat wedding venues that’ll be far from traditional ones that will definitely leave your guests in awe. From a Cliffside to the deep waters there are many options among the top wedding venues in Mumbai that you can choose from.
So let’s dig in and find those really great ideas that’ll help make your wedding truly unique and entertaining to the guests. Just be with us a little while longer as we explain some of the best venues that you can select from and will look really awesome.
Get Married in A Tree House
Don’t you think that even getting married on the ground is so much common these days? Get your guests swept off their feet from the ground (i mean literally…!), by selecting a tree-house to arrange your wedding.
Choose A Museum As A Wedding Venue
If getting married just below a dinosaur is not exciting enough for you then nothing else will. With all the nerds in the world backing me up on this, I can say that arranging for the wedding in the museum among all those antique items will be really a great option.
On The High Tides In A yacht
Saying your wedding vows in the middle of the endless ocean with the land nowhere to be seen around is another great wedding venue option that we came across. Just book a beautiful yacht and gather all the people who are dear to you and get going exploring the vast oceans.
In A Botanical Garden
You can have your wedding close to nature by arranging for it in a beautiful botanical garden with all the colorful flowers that’ll provide a perfect wedding decor. It’ll be a wedding that’ll be nothing short of a fairytale.
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At A Library
Getting married in the middle of all those really old books in a library is another wedding venue setting that’ll not only be awesome but will be a place where your guests can also enjoy reading the different classics. Even the smell of the books will set the mood that you can’t find in any other wedding venue.
In The Middle Of A Forest
Getting married in a clearing that’s in the middle of a forest is another great option that’ll also be really adventurous. This one is for anyone who is absolutely smitten by nature and the wildlife in their truest form.
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In An Amusement Park
Yes… It’ll be really exciting to get married in an amusement park. Marriage in itself is an exciting and fun affair and getting married in an amusement park will take the fun element to a whole new level.
Among The Fishes Underwater
This one is exciting! I mean really exciting! Getting married underwater will take your wedding affinity to an entirely different level. It’ll be unlike the aquariums where you are separated by a glass full of water and fishes, and you’ll actually be in one…!!!
Inside A Haunted House
Love to watch spooky horror movies? Then be an enchantress yourself on the day of your wedding. A haunted house with dim lighting and using just the candles as the decor will be a great little option that’ll give your guests a chill down their spine.
In The Middle Of Nowhere
Getting married at a place that is entirely off the limits of any map will be a great choice too. Yes, it’ll be hard for your guests to find the actual location of the venue so why not arrange for a common gathering place for everyone and then travel along to the real destination together.
It is sure that when going through this list of the offbeat wedding venues you must have stopped on at least one of the options and imagined yourself having the wedding at those venues.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead select a venue that connects with your heart and celebrates the happiest day of your life with all your loved ones.
Increasing Influence of Vaping trends in the Fashion industry
As a trend, vaping has come up in a big way. Its slim and stylish look has gained immense popularity among the youth. Hence, it is no surprise that vaping is increasingly impacting the Entertainment industry and Social media. But an interesting trend that we have noticed is the proliferation of vaping in the fashion industry.
Want to see how e-cigs have made a mark on the fashion ramp walks? Then check out its journey from entertainment and social media to the fashion domain.
Vaping and its influence in entertainment and social media
Vaping has massively influenced the entertainment industry. Remember Kevin Spacey holding the e-cig in House of Cards? It’s the first known instance of e-cigarette appearing on television. It is also seen as a prominent prop in the hands of the leading man, John Cusack in the film, Drive Hard.
Global icons like Leonardo DiCaprio are self-confessed vaping fans who use it even in personal lives. Similarly, Samuel Jackson and Lindsay Lohan, who previously used to smoke cigarettes, are now seen with vapes.
These instances explain why the youth is highly influenced by the presence of e-cigs in the hands of celebrities. However, it’s not the celebrities alone that are creating this hot trend.
Social media too joins in showering its affection for vaping
Social media users too are showcasing their love for e-cigs. Platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and many other platforms enable the user to search for different types of posts on vape kits and its models, or know about the launch of new juice flavours, and learn much more about vaping in general.
Where does fashion come in the picture?
With the obvious spotlight on vaping, how could the fashion industry remain far behind? It is clear that fashion takes a cue from the hot and happening trends globally. Hence, it is no surprise to see a vaping featured in many fashion shows. As a result, we see a totally new category of people inspired by vapes known as “vape models”. Want to see how vaping is creating an impact in this sector? Then read on and find out.
Creativity at the intersection of vaping and fashion
Introduction on the Runway in Fashion Shows
A segment of fashion is dedicated to vaping, where high street vaping clothes and accessories are introduced as a new trend to the world. Fashion shows in New York introduced the use of vapes on the runway. This led to an increase in the use of vapes as a fashion trend in other shows as well.
A person with a vape is considered cool and trendy in today’s fashion world. This trend is growing not only among the models but also among the designers, the crew, and the guests who grace the event.
Vape Inspired Models
These‘vape models’ walk the ramp along with a vape either as a prop, an accessory, or in their hands. They are hired to walk in fashion shows to promote the use of vapes. They are made to wear clothes tailored specifically keeping the vaping trends in mind.
These models have become top trending models amongst the youth who are, in turn, influenced to take up vaping. Different vapes for different types of users are introduced in the market in such fashion shows. As a result, a vape has become a fashion accessory for lawyers and labourers alike.
You will find different vape kits and models, vape juices with different flavours and e-liquids, and various vape tricks. Combining these in innovative ways has emerged as a glamour factor for many young people today. This has also given rise to vaping competitions and cloud chasing events. Such community-led actions have further cemented the e-cigarette’s popularity as a fashion statement.
Vape Accessory Trend
It is difficult to hold the vape all day long. With its increasing trend in clothes, apparel manufacturers are inspired to make accessories within the outfits that can hold the vape and even look cool.
It is not surprising to see street-style clothing that carries dedicated pockets to carry around the vaping device in a discrete manner. There are scores of wearable accessories like a gold chain, vape case, vape band, and many more different types of accessories.
The Rise of Vape Culture
Vaping became widely popular mainly as a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes. There is a community of people who are widely connected with the mission of giving up of smoking and promoting the use of vape. The coming together of such people with a common interest also has led to a rise in vaping culture.
It is not uncommon to see a vaping act as a conversation starter between two strangers who are vaping enthusiasts. The culture also encompasses people wearing clothes specific to vaping and adopt a relaxed and laid-back attitude, in a vaping competition. This reinforces the vape culture. Some people adopt vaping as a hobby, while some start vaping to quit smoking. Irrespective of the reason, one fact is constant, the vaping culture is here to stay.
The proliferation of Vaping in Streetwear Styles
The use of streetwear clothes such as hoodies and sneakers are now enhanced with motifs, logos, and designs of popular vaping brands. They are openly sporting apparel with the images of e-cigarettes and phrases around cloud smoking. They no longer find it difficult or awkward to do so. Rather, they are affectionately displaying the brand and the type of e-juice they prefer.
Vaping Competitions are Now Held at Many Places
Yes, there are vaping competitions that are held regularly across the globe. In such competitions, people try to perform the best possible tricks like cloud chasing and artistic shapes of blowing out smoke.
Vaping fanatics take such events very seriously. They put in a lot of practice with a huge amount of different types of juices used to produce the most amazing-looking vapours. Mastering these tricks requires a lot of time. The trend is so popular that people who have never used any form of cigarettes are also participating in it and adopting vaping as a part of their fashion quotient.
To Sign off
Vaping will continue to influence the fashion industry with new styles and innovative creativity at the intersection of the two diverse areas. The reason behind it is not very difficult to comprehend. As a fashion statement, vaping is being adopted by the youth in different ways as seen above. These points aptly depict the rise of vaping culture among our youth.
Know about the top 5 metropolitan cities of India
With an eclectic mix of religions, cultures, traditions, spiritual beliefs and topography, India holds a prominent spot in the global tourism map. Tourists from across the globe visit this country to experience their rich cultural heritage and architectural brilliance.
Other than historic marvels, lush green mountains, golden sand deserts and serene beaches, the country is also renowned for its skyscrapers. If you wish to see the modern side of the country, cover these 5 metropolitan cities —
Bengaluru, earlier known as Bangalore, is the capital city of the Indian state of Karnataka. Serving as the center of India’s high-tech industry, the city is also famous for its effervescent nightlife. Reaching Bangalore from any part of the country is convenient as it is well-connected through airways, railways and roadways. Some of the main places to visit in the city include Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace and Bannerghatta Biological Park.
Bangalore to Hyderabad bus service is frequent and cheap. Buses connecting both cities can be booked online via ixigo.com.
Delhi, the capital city of the country, is a massive metropolitan. Located in the northern part of the country, Delhi must be on every travellers bucket list. From spending time at the India gate to exploring the market of Chandni Chowk, from enjoying effervescent nightlife at Cannaught Place to getting an insight into the country’s past at Red fort, Delhi is an explorer’s delight.
On your visit to the capital city, don’t miss a visit to Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Agrasen ki Baoli, Jamia Masjid and
Mumbai, earlier known as Bombay, is the financial center and the Bollywood capital of the country. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront is the iconic Gateway of India, which was built by the British Raj in 1924. Known for its vibrant nightlife, colourful markets, rich cuisine and heritage structures and age-old temples, the city has something for every kind of traveller. Some of the must visit places in Mumbai include Elephanta Caves, Marine Drive, Colaba Causeway, Haji Ali Dargah, Siddhivinayak Temple and Chowpatty.
All the famous airlines provide airservices to and from this city.
Capital of the southern India’s Telangana state, Hyderabad is most famous for royal past and rich culinary heritage. It serves as a center for the technology industry and is home to many upscale shops and restaurants. Among the most popular attractions in the city is the Golconda Fort, that once served as the capital of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. The 16-century mosque known as Chrminar is another prominent attraction in the city.
Bangalore to Hyderabad bus route is filled with lush greenery and is sure to lure the visitors.
Chennai, located on the Bay of Bengal, is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Earlier known as Madras, the city is home to some of the most popular attractions of the country. When in Chennai, spend time exploring the museums, watch a sunset at the renowned Marina Beach, visit the age-old temples and savour deliciously authentic South Indian delicacies. Some of the famous attractions in the city include Government Museum, Santhome Cathedral, Edward Elliot’s Beach, Guindy National Park and VGP Universal Kingdom.
Summer Vacay Prep – How to Get Holiday-Ready
Summer vacation season is upon us. July and August are the hottest dates for the ultimate summer adventure. People work so hard throughout the year and they can’t wait for the summer to come so they can head to the beach and soak up the sun.
If you belong to the group of people who will soon depart to their destination of choice, you have to think of a few things before the pre-holiday excitement sets in. A proper vacation prep checklist will remind you to take care of the most important things. It is better to take care of everything before we hail a cab to the airport.
Here’s what you should definitely think of before you leave for your next vacation:
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Plan your entire vacation one month before your flight
In order to truly enjoy your well deserved time off, try to plan your days in advance. Get to know the destination by googling all the relevant information. Get yourself familiar with the history of the town so you won’t miss the important monuments. Search for the best beaches and look for popular activities. Find the best authentic restaurants so you can try the food you’ve never tasted before. Plan to visit at least one neighboring town or village so you can see other popular sights and take a break from sunbathing.
Also, try to find at least one of off-the-beaten-path beaches so you can enjoy nature and avoid the overcrowdedness. This will wake up that hidden adrenaline junkie who wants to enter into the unknown.
Make sure your Google Map is up to date so you can navigate the unknown areas with ease and without the fear of getting lost.
Never forget to check if your documents are up to date
Make sure your passport or any other personal documentation is in order and up to date. Also, make copies of your passport, credit cards and anything else that can be easily lost. Keep it in a safe place in case of any unwanted holiday emergency. Additionally, inform a person you trust, be it a friend or a family member, of your travel itinerary. These are just precautionary steps and hopefully, your holiday will go just as you planned it.
Be realistic about your budget
Being realistic about your budget will help you stay within planned expenses and avoid all other unnecessary ones. Make sure you divide your budget per each day of vacation so you can easily track your expenses. If you stay within your day’s budget you won’t spend more than you planned. If you’ve spent less in a day than you are allowed to, you can always spend that on another day.
It is also advised to have an emergency amount of cash you can use in case there are some unexpected spendings.
It’s important to stay healthy when traveling, so make sure everything is in order before you go. First of all, research the country you will visit. Make sure to know everything about health risks and stock your first aid kit for general emergencies. Purchase a travel health insurance plan because it has so many benefits that you will find invaluable when you need it most.
If you are going on a month-long vacation, you should also check your health. Visit your GP at least 4-6 weeks before your trip. They will recommend vaccines you might need and refill your current medications. You should also find time to visit your dentist at least two weeks before your trip. A dentist will assess your oral health and recommend proper treatment if there is something that should be fixed. Dental treatment away from home can be difficult to find and expensive, so make sure to visit trusted professionals like Penrith Dental Clinic and make sure your smile is vacation-ready.
Vacation Prep With A Leaner Diet
Going to a beach resort will surely make us body-conscious. A month before going on a vacation is surely not the time to purchase a gym membership or start a diet. The idea is to go on a holiday full of energy and not to risk your health just because you must fit into that bikini!
The best way to approach your own summer body prep is to just go on a leaner diet. Just try to eat healthy as much as you can, avoid fast food and processed meals, limit sugar and alcohol intake and drink lots of water. Try to work out regularly and make sure you are full of positive energy before you leave.
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Do the essential holiday shopping and pack your luggage
Packing is yet another thing that you should plan according to the location and weather conditions. It is best to plan a layered wardrobe in case the weather might change. In case of a beach vacation, make sure to pack light fabric and pieces of clothing which can be washed easily and dried quickly. Don’t forget to weigh your luggage before your flight as airlines have strict guidelines.
When it comes to shopping for some new and trendy vacation pieces, focus on the things you really need and avoid buying pieces just because they are on sale.
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Prepare your home
A day before, clean out your fridge and remove everything that might go bad by the time you return. Freeze the ones that have a longer expiration date and toss out everything else that won’t be edible by the time you come back.
This will definitely remind you to take out the trash, too. If you don’t do this, you risk coming back to a smelly house and a pest invasion. After you’ve cleaned out the fridge, taken out the trash, make sure everything is nice, tidy and clean. You won’t be in the mood to clean your home when you come back, you will probably feel those post-vacation blues and the last thing you’d like to do is dusting and vacuuming. Make sure to do this before you go.
A few minutes before you go, check your windows, pull up the curtains, unplug electronic devices, remove the spare key and lock the door. In case you are one of those people who always question themselves if the door is locked, have someone take a picture of you while you are locking the door. This photograph will remind you that you locked the door and that you can finally relax and look forward to some time off.
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Set up your vacation responder
Lastly, don’t let your work emails distract you while you are sipping your favorite cocktail at the beach. Let your coworkers or clients know that you are on vacation by setting up a vacation responder. By doing this your email client will automatically respond to all received messages. You’ll simply let them know that you are on vacation and that you’ll respond in great detail upon your return. You will avoid receiving unnecessary follow-ups because you did not respond. It will also let them know that you are a professional and that you’ve thought about this before you went on a holiday.
By following our vacation prep guide, you will surely take out the stress out of vacation prep. It is also advisable to have someone check your home every once in a while. They can water your plants, pick up the bills and let you know that everything is A-OK while you are soaking up the sun and enjoying your vacation.
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