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6 Savvy Summer Travel Solutions

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Photo Courtesy of Magic Castle.Ed Alonzo (Copyright Taylor Wong)
Photo Courtesy of Magic Castle.Ed Alonzo (Copyright Taylor Wong)

Photo Courtesy of Magic Castle.Ed Alonzo (Copyright Taylor Wong)

I get so much joy in helping fellow travel-lovers solve annoying problems and otherwise make their travels easier and more enjoyable. Toward this end, I’m indelibly on the lookout for noteworthy innovations that can resolve common annoyances and foster fun and functionality while getting from point A to point B. And, of course, I’m ever on the alert for fabulous destinations that’ll proffer a pleasurable experience. Here are a few of my finds that fit the bill this summer season and beyond.

Southern California Hilton Hotels / The Magic Castle Partnership (Travel.Hilton.com/MagicCastle)
First is a truly amazing travel option for those traversing through Southern California this year. SoCal Hilton guests now have coveted access to the iconic Magic Castle in Los Angeles! This unique Hilton partnership allows hotels guests the privilege to experience one of the most extraordinary and exclusive clubs in the world, plus a highly sought-after fine-dining destination in LA.

While access to The Magic Castle is typically available only to members and invited guests, for the first time through the 2019 calendar year guests staying at participating Hilton hotels will be able to dine and see world-class illusion at the regal, Edwardian-era mansion in historic Hollywood. In addition to dining and viewing a variety of magical styles in multiple theaters, guests can also explore the property and enjoy drinks at one of five bars, including the Owl Bar or the Hat and the Hare Pub.

Magic Castle is the most-recent, elite Southern California partner secured by Hilton to curate unique local experiences for hotel guests. As part of the Hilton and Magic Castle partnership, patrons must book at least six weeks in advance of their preferred visit date through Travel.Hilton.com/MagicCastle From there, participating Hilton representatives will secure guests’ requested reservations at Magic Castle based on availability.

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition (
www.TheHungerGamesExhibition.com)
As Las Vegas is also a prime vacation destination to get your entertainment-game on point this summer, be sure to check out The Hunger Games: The Exhibition at The MGM Grand. The attraction celebrates the epic journey of the famed book series’ main character Katniss Everdeen from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her rise as the Mockingjay throughout the trilogy.

The brand-new attraction features inspirational galleries straight from the scenes outlined in the novels like the Hall of Justice, President Snow’s Office, the Tribute Train, District 13 and a 60-foot wide interactive archery training experience, the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip. Showcasing original costumes, genuine props and set recreations from Lionsgate’s record-breaking cinematic series, the exhibition includes hands-on interactives inviting visitors to engage with the behind-the-scenes content that brought the books by Suzanne Collins to life.

Nokia 4.2 Smartphone (www.BestBuy.com)
The cutting-edge Nokia 4.2 has been designed to offer the latest in smartphone technological innovations at a truly accessible price. Complete with a sculpted-glass design, new display technology, an amazing dual depth-sensing rear camera, and biometric face unlock system, this new device truly has it all compacted into one sleek design.

Premiering the Google Assistant feature, the Nokia 4.2 will revolutionize the way you engage with your smartphone. Simply press the button once for instant access to all that Google Assistant has to offer, allowing for unfettered capability when you need it most. Whether it’s directions, making calls, listening to music or getting answers to some of life’s hardest questions, the Google Assistant can help get it done and find information faster than ever before. The Nokia 4.2 is an Android One device, meaning it just keeps getting better with time and ships with Android Pie out of the box. It is also available in two colors, Black or Pink Sand, so you can capitalize on your preference to make it your own.

Wearbuds Smartband-Housed True Wireless Earbuds (
www.Kickstarter.com
Airpower, an innovative smart device developer, has launched a Kickstarter preorder campaign for Wearbuds—the world’s first wristband-housed true wireless earbuds designed for ultra-portability, compelling sound and with fitness tracker features. Wearbuds are the world’s first true wireless HiFi earbuds that are actually stored inside a fitness band. Both earbuds can be placed perfectly in the fitness tracking wristband which can also charge them with no need for carrying a charging case. The earbuds also feature flawless audio streaming with an advanced Qualcomm chipset and Bluetooth 5.0 technology, reproducing booming bass and crisp highs through fine-tuned, graphene-augmented drivers.

Wearbuds are lightweight and ergonomic, providing a barely-there fit for unbeatable noise isolation performance with premium silicon ear tips. The band strap is made of silicone to enhance comfort while wearing and is able to maintain all-day dryness and cleanliness throughout various activities. Most true wireless earbuds don’t allow users to call freely using only one earbud due to the limitation of the connection technology. Wearbuds support Mono Mode, a feature that comes from the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology, allowing fast and easy, hands-free phone calls with one or both earbuds.

The fitness band can automatically count your steps and calories burned and monitor heart rate and sleep pattern as well. A built-in touchscreen on the band allows for instant access to all fitness data and notifications (including sedentary reminder) on the wrist. All fitness reports will be saved in the Airpower app. The band features on-wrist smartphone notifications which are customizable for calls, texts, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Instagram.

Amber Wave Wearable Towel (www.AmberWaveFashions.com)
Next, I want to tell you about an ingenious item perfect for your summer vacations and adventures. It’s the Amber Towel, which is actually much more than just a towel because it converts from a towel to a blanket to a robe. It’s perfect for the beach, pool or bathroom.

With the Amber Towel, instead of carrying one or multiple towels to and from your outing, plus a bag for personal belongings, you simply wear it and put your precious items in the pockets, keeping your hands free. So rather than having to carry a bag with a change of clothes, a towel, and your essentials, you can just wear your swimsuit under the Amber Towel and be DONE. And it’s great to use as a blanket because it spreads out to be a full 49” by 53”! I also love that it’s lightweight and 100 percent cotton. The Amber Towel has terry loops on one side for absorbency and on the other side, loops have been sheared off for velour-like smoothness. So, it’s designed to be soft but also keep you dry and warm.

And, the Amber Towel is definitely comfy. The armholes are long so it’s easy to just slip on, and it has a very soft fabric that’s hand-stitched all around, including the pockets. When laid fully open it could actually fit two people. The hoodie also makes it easy to hang and helps your head dry off fast. The Amber Towel comes in one size and fits everyone from Small to Large and is available in four colors: white, navy blue, teal, and sunset orange. Plus, it’s washer and dryer safe, too.

Solo New York Parker Tote (www.Solo-NY.com)
When seeking a chic carrying solution for more city-bound occasions, you can soirée and jet set in style all summer long with The Parker Tote from Solo New York. This is a hybrid backpack and tote designed for the working woman driven by her passions. The sophisticated, sleek gold and black style of the Parker Tote is inspired by the heart and soul of New York–creating a chic look that goes with everything.

The bag itself is embezzled with gold hardware and interlaced through the zipper with golden undertones. It includes a fully padded, 15.6″ laptop sleeve compartment, interior organizer section, and padded hideaway backpack straps. The back panel of the tote also slides over the luggage handle for efficient transformation and all-around easy access to whatever compartment you need at any time.

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As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern is an internationally-regarded consumer trend 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.***

Source: https://research.skift.com/reports/skift-global-travel-economy-outlook-2019/

 

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Benefits of Using Good Beard Oil

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Growing beard has become very popular these days in every corner of the world. But it is definitely not just a fashion statement because growing beard actually has a few benefits. It can block 95 percent of the sun’s damaging UV rays and so it can lower the risk of skin cancer. 

If one is suffering from allergies, then growing a beard can help because it can catch the pollen and dust and act as a proper filter to keep the allergens out of the nose and the respiratory system. Beards can also help the skin to remain moisturized by providing an extra layer of protection against those elements.

So, when one is tired of certain skin disorders like blemishes and acne then they need to out their razors away and grow a beard. Though beard has a lot of benefits, every man should know that growing a beard has its own set of challenges.

There can be some issues like beard itch and beard dandruff that one often faces when they grow one. But there is a product which can alleviate the discomfort and aid in beard growth which is known as beard oil. There are many companies selling beard oil in the market and one can check the beard oil price and invest in a good product which can hydrate and nourish the beard. Mostly good beard oils have essential oils and so it serves as a natural cologne.

Carrier Oils

These are absolutely present in beard oil. These are natural oils which are extracted from nuts and seeds of plants and they are mainly used to dilute the essential oils. Each and every carrier oil as its own set of medicinal properties and they have moisturizing and healing benefits for the skin and the hair. The popular carrier oils are jojoba oil, coconut oil, almond oil, and moringa oil. When it comes to argan oil, then it is an excellent choice for nourishing and hydrating the beard.  It has Vitamin A and E and some healing anti-oxidants in it. When it comes to beard care then almond oil is good because it makes the beard nongreasy and adds shine to them.

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Essential Oils

When it comes to choosing the right scent for the beard oil then one should go for the oil which is powerful and masculine. Growing a beard makes one look manly but it is even better when one smells nice. Cedarwood oil or thyme essential oil can be the perfect choice for it. They both have proper anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-septic properties which can keep the beard safe and make it smell well. They also help in fighting beard itch and prevent infection. It can also nourish and repair the fuzz on the face.

What does beard oil do?

This is mainly used for beard maintenance. One can dab some beard oil on the beard regularly so that they look less dry and feel less scraggly. One can apply this oil and then it is easy to run the hand through beard and release the tangles. It makes the beard soft and manageable. Beard oil is necessary because it can help the beard grow thick and it can stop the dryness and dandruff attacks there. Apart from having a proper facial hair growth, good beard oil also helps in having a healthy skin beneath the beard. Using beard oil can help the skin to remain protected from environmental factors like dust and air pollution. With regular use, one will be able to eliminate split ends, beard dandruff, and itchiness, and appears to be more polished and presentable.

  • Beard oil can stop the beard itching. It is not a good idea that one needs to run their hands constantly through the beard and then scratch. Now beard itch is a very common thing. But beard oil can come to their rescue as they can liberate one from the dying urge of scratching the beard and that too in a public space.
  • Beard hair follicles are rooted in the sebaceous glands. This produces an oil called sebum and it covers the follicles. As the beard starts to grow then it gets longer and the sebum that is produced is not enough to coat the follicles and then keep the skin moisturized. It can cause itching and dryness and beard oil can save one from those.
  • One also suffers from beard dandruff. When the beard gets dry then skin flakes fall off from them and it looks really embarrassing. When one uses a beard oil, the skin and the hair follicles never become dry and as a result, one can save themselves from getting beard dandruff at the first place. Also, it saves one from getting beard dandruff in winter as well.
  • When one tries to grow their beard, they can find some bald spots where no hair seems to grow. This is called patchy beard and no men like having one. This can be a genetics issue, but other things can be dry skin and white flakes. The major reason why bald spots occur is that the skin where the beard is growing is not healthy and so the hair follicles are having a hard time. Some therapeutic beard oil can come to rescue then. They have certain ingredients which have medicinal and healing properties. It can moisturize the skin beneath the beard and help the hair follicles to grow properly.

Beard oil is also a good product for styling. One can add usage of beard oil in their everyday routine so that it cannot only tame the beard but can also make it soft, supple and manageable. But when one is choosing beard oil, they need to be very careful about the ingredients present there. One should not pick oil which has harsh chemicals in it. Instead of that, one needs to pick oil which has natural oils and nourishing elements in them.

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9 Ways to Be Summer Savvy

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Ah, summer. Sun in our face, wind in our hair, flowing fashions and travel…lots and lots of travel! Such an eagerly anticipated and exceedingly enjoyed season indubitably ushers in an array of covet-worthy beauty and style solutions and, lucky for you, I’ve found nine fine ones among them. From new style staples to smart hair and skincare to ways to amp up that summer soirée, these will help get you through the season in fab form.

William Henry ‘Zurich’ Design Money Clips (www.WilliamHenry.com)
First are the stunningly gorgeous money clips from William Henry, a piece of luxury jewelry and accessory brand. The company’s Zurich design money clips are stellar for summer. This striking ‘Raven’ design features a hand-forged ‘brain wave’ Damascus frame by Chad Nichols, inlaid with carbon fiber and a blazing red topaz.

A beautiful engraving is a bright cut against the matte-finished background. The Zurich ‘Panama’ design features hand-forging by Mike Sakmar using an ancient Japanese art used to decorate samurai swords. The inlay is cocobolo wood, punctuated with smoky quartz. Its engraving is also bright cut against the matte-finished background. Only 1,000 pieces of this special design are available. The Zurich ‘Talon’ money clip features a hand-carved sterling silver frame, inlaid with Kingman turquoise and a white topaz gemstone.

This exquisite piece is another limited edition with just 250 available. Known for its meticulous use of classic natural materials, precious metals, gemstones, and state-of-the-art alloys, William Henry is a benchmark luxury brand that has an upper echelon following world-wide. Just visit the “Proud Owners” section of its web site to see what entertainment power players like Harrison Ford, Nick Jonas, Jared Leto, Laurence Fishburne, John Varvatos, Luke Bryan, Pierce Brosnan, and Adrien Brody own from the company’s collections. Evan A-list ladies like Cameron Diaz have bought this brand’s baubles.

Kut from the Kloth Apparel (www.KutFromTheCloth.com)
Embodying the summer season and spirit of California overall, Kut from the Kloth is a vibrant, contemporary lifestyle brand. With innovative fabrics, a flawless fit and sophisticated style, the Kut collection is designed with your busy life in mind so you can confidently go from day to play.

They recently debuted the go-anywhere “vacation vibes” line of ultra-fashionable travel staples designed for easy packing, wearing and washing. In fact, you can vacation with on-trend pieces created to wear right out of the suitcase. An online boutique beloved for blending modern trends with coastal flavor, Kut from the Kloth makes couture-inspired fashion both accessible and affordable.

Their essential summer escape collection is great for jet-setters who want to look like a million bucks and still have plenty of cocktail cash. Short-sleeved button-ups feature palm fronds and pastel pinstripes, perfect underneath a soft, quilted sweatshirt or white denim jacket for chilly evenings. So feel those vacation vibes of delicate florals in shades of pink, coral and yellow that’ll help you stand out in the crowd.

Metalicious Silver Shark Tooth Necklace (www.Metalicious.com)
Thanks to the Metalicious line of luxury jewelry made from recycled metals, ocean-lovers can tell people they’re wearing the tooth of a maneater!

The company’s Small Silver Shark Tooth Necklace is cast in sterling silver from an original shark tooth, then oxidized to bring out the details and give it a soft finish. Available with a choice of a 17″, 20″ or 22″ sterling curb chain to ensure it falls in that perfect spot on your necklace, the shark tooth pendant itself is 1″ long x 3/4″ wide.

I like this piece because it can be edgy and sophisticated, but sweet and subtle also. It looks like a work of modern art! You can wear this every day, mixing and matching it with various looks. Metalicious sources recycled metals and ethically mined gemstones to create meaningful, handcrafted heirlooms that adhere to strict environmental and sustainability standards.

Also charity-minded, the company donates a portion of its profits to cityharvest.org, a non-profit organization that provides meals to over 1.4 million New Yorkers a year.

Ekster 3.0 Parliament Smart Wallet (www.Ekster.com)
After reportedly raising over $1,000,000 in their previous crowdfunding campaign, Ekster, the world’s largest smart wallet brand, has launched their latest edition perfect for discerning men: the Ekster 3.0.

This time they have engineered both the slimmest and the first voice-activated smart wallet to date. Owners can now call their wallet, find it on a map or even make use of the widespread Chipolo community to help locate their missing belongings easier than ever before.

Battery issues are also no longer a problem due to Ekster’s patented solar-powered tracking solution, which on a full charge can last up to two whole months. This identity theft, RFID- blocking wallets also look extremely handsome. They’re held together by handcrafted premium leather for a luxury look and feel, while the design provides instant card access whenever necessary.

Dining Elevated Utensil ‘Uplifts’ (www.DiningElevated.com)
Create a more stylish table setting and eat smarter at your summer soirées with the help of Dining Elevated Uplifts. These offer a cleaner, more sophisticated dining experience by elegantly raising all flatware and cutlery above a table’s surface. Similar to a chopstick rest, Uplifts elevate western-style utensils to establish an improved aesthetic and hygienic standard.

Uplifts look, feel and function better than the traditional table setups. Supported by research from the University of Arkansas and showcased by the National Environmental Health Association, Dining Elevated brings the highest level of food safety to hospitality. Featured on Top Chef and reportedly showcased in some of the finest hotels and restaurants, Uplifts are a game-changing addition to place setting design that the world never realized it always needed.

Of course, there are a myriad to styled, materials and designs available to suit your desired aesthetic and complement your tableware.

Bloomers Frosé and More (www.BloomersFrose.com)
Bloomers Frosé is a vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and kosher non-alcoholic mixer that’s ready to use and enjoy.

They enable anyone to whip up an icy-smooth version of their favorite beverage in just minutes—important when you’d rather be poolside soaking up those rays. Bloomers Frosé makes it simple to take different variations of Rosé, Prosecco, Sparkling Wine, Sauvignon Blanc and spirits to the next level with easy-to-create frozen concoctions that are sure to please both intimate groups and large crowds, alike.

Because what summer gathering is complete without the frozen beverage brigade? There are also brand new, low-calorie and low-sugar formulas offered by the company so, for those who want to keep their summer bod in check, there are plentiful options on that front as well.

Gleamin Vitamin C Clay Mask (www.Gleamin.com)
Gleamin is a yellow Australian Vitamin C Clay Mask that’s helping women worldwide achieve a natural glow! In fact, all over Instagram customers are talking about how this skincare solution has helped their skin tremendously, which is part of the reason this product actually sold out at least twice since it launched.

The product is formulated from 100% vegan, natural and ethically-sourced ingredients like Yellow Clay, Aloe Vera, Turmeric, Kakadu Plum, Desert Lime, and Finger Lime Caviar. It’s designed to banish dark spots and hyperpigmentation, replacing these areas with a natural brightness. This Vitamin C-infused Clay Mask also revitalizes skin and replenishes moisture thanks to the Aloe Vera, while turmeric enhances and revives skin tone. Native to Australia, the Desert Lime, Kakadu Plum, and Finger Lime Caviar ingredients are among the richest known sources of Vitamin C.

Together, this trio fights acne, heals imperfections, evens the skin tone, and prevents future breakouts. It’s especially helpful for users with deep skin tones. Gleamin offers a Glow-and-Go single kit that features a 60 gram jar of the vitamin c clay mask, plus a brightening brush, for just $39.99.  Value-minded customers can even save 25% if they purchase the Glow-and-Go Duo package that includes two masks and two brushes, available for $59.99. And, the company offers free shipping on all orders, so gotta love that!

Herban Body Care (www.Herban.net)
Imagine being able to hand-make soaps and elixirs from scratch, like a batch of fresh-baked cookies or homemade soup. Using only plant-based and concentrated formulas, you’d mix organic ingredients with herbs and essential oils from around the world.

Now imagine if these soaps incorporated only body-nurturing ingredients which possess healing properties and promote a feeling of rejuvenation for all skin types. No need to get out the mixing bowl for such hand-crafted skincare, as you can turn to Herban, instead. Their collections are unisex and their custom-molded versions of different soap varietals are even featured at high-end wellness retreats and boutique hotels around the United States. All of their formulas are created in-house, so you never have to worry about outsourced ingredients.

Particularly popular items include their Plant Bar soap and Salted Butter moisture scrubs. The company’s name has significant meaning as well. Breaking it down: Herb – they use herbs in all of the formulas; Ban – they ban all chemicals from their formulas; Her – it’s “her” company (woman owned); and Herban – originally targeting an underground urban culture. The line is also entirely gift-worthy!

Pura D’or Hair Care (www.Amazon.com)
Get the shiny, chic hair with voluminous undertones that you can flaunt all summer long with the help of Pura D’or Hair Care. This brand features a proprietary blend of organic extracts and oils helps heal your hair. With ingredients like Tea Tree Oil, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Vanilla, among other natural vitamins and nutrients, there is no shortage of quality that helps to get the job done quite effectively.

This cold press, preservation-harvested oil, known for centuries as pure gold, fuses inside each formula to help solve problems like thinning hair and hair loss due to breakage and dandruff. With products such as Hair Thinning Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner, Energizing Scalp Serum, Volumizing Styling Spray, and Moisturizing Masque, Smoothing Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner, Smoothing Therapy Cream, Curl Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner and Curl Therapy Cream, take your next step to healthier hair this summer, all season long. Rest assured that, o matter what your particular hair challenges might be, there is a Pura D’or formula with a solution just for you.

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As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist. As prolific consumer trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, Merilee keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme. The best-of-the-best across all product, service and travel categories—as well as noteworthy marketplace change makers, movers and shakers—are spotlighted in her exclusive cross-media platform that reaches multi-millions each month through several syndication channels: print and online publications as well as broadcast TV and terrestrial radio. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReviews / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor / Facebook www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList / LinkedIn www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.

***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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15 Insanely Effective Health Hacks to Perk Up Your Lifestyle

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Someone once told me that the art of living ‘ideally’ revolves around the presence of health and soundness of mind and body, which develops inner strength against the lashes of a stressful life. In one way or another, we all need that kind of immunity, that sense of wholeness and well-being which follows therewith.

So, if you feel like you’ve been on the cold and dark track of gradual deterioration for too long now, then now’s the time to pull yourself out of that spell and get back on the road of healthy living. But where should you start? How about the incredibly easy and insanely effective hacks I’m mentioning below for your convenience? Let’s check them out one by one, and see how many works for you.

Boost your Mood with Orange Peel

Your mood has a direct effect on your health. So, keep it uplifted by sniffing a fresh orange or rubbing its essential oil on your wrists. There is something sparky about its fragrance, which wards off anxiety and stress.

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Eat Mindfully

Slow down and appreciate each morsel of nourishment, which goes in your mouth by eating ‘mindfully’. Put some soft music on, savor each flavor, and properly chew your food instead of gulping it down in a rush. This way you won’t overeat and will feel much, much better.

Meditate over Yoga

Bring an alignment between your mind and body by undertaking some yoga sessions, preferably bright and early in the morning. The stretching exercises and the meditational sittings will surely kick-start your day with a boatload of freshness. You can invest in an actual class. Or, you can save money by watching the tutorials on your TV, hooked with a nice cable deal that has an affordable rate like Local Cable Deals or some such.

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Take Herbal Tea Regularly

If there is anything that can boost your energy, calm your nerves and help you sleep better, it’s an herbal tea. Fresh and warm, it is definitely a healthy cure in a cup.

Unglue your Eyes from the Screen

Make it a habit of giving yourself substantial breaks from the stressful technological world. Unhinge and relax in the beauty of nature around you. In addition, too much staring at a smartphone screen damages the eyes. It is a known fact.

Sleep to your Fill

Yes, I do notice the dark circles below your eyes that you’re trying so hard to conceal. FYI, the perfect remedy lies in a fulfilling sleep. Go to bed an hour earlier, remove all the distractions from your way, count the sheep and drift away into an at least seven-hour long sleep. You’ll wake up refreshed. That’s a guarantee.

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Scrub Away the Muck

Each day, your skin encounters all kinds of dirt particles, smoke, soot, dust and chemicals, which generally float in the air. So, it’s up to you to treat it right by scrubbing on a daily basis. I recommend two DIY scrubs: Olive oil & salt and Coconut oil & brown sugar. Easy as that.

Take the Stairs Next Time

Research shows that sitting for prolonged periods of time in a day is likely to increase the risk of death by cardiovascular diseases. So, avoid sitting too much, especially at your desk. Make walking a habit and always take the stairs to build up your metabolism.

Avoid Booze if You Can

Alcohol is pretty hard on the pancreas and liver, so don’t over-take it in a week. Cut it down to a safe level.

Opt for Less Sugar

Binge-consuming sugary products like double-fudge chocolate cakes, pop-sodas, gelatin, and cookies is a direct gateway to obesity, which is a dreadful ailment. So, decrease your sugar intake (don’t cut it down completely) and regain your health thereby.

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Make Lemon Water your Companion

Lemons are natural antioxidants, i.e. they flush your body of toxins. Super simple to prepare, lemon water supercharges you on the go and keeps your gut healthy and happy. Make an effort to hydrate yourself with this electrifying drink throughout the day.

Sweat Through your Workouts

Nothing like building up a good sweat from a 10-minute exercise session, before you pop in the shower to get ready for work. You can choose any module from Zumba to HIIT, whichever suits you best. Sweating will break the unhealthy fats in your body and boost your metabolism.

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An Apple a Day…

Fresh fruits and vegetables contribute directly to building your immunity and supplying you with the right amount of vitamins and minerals that your body need. So, do make them a part of your diet.

Prefer Cold Showers

Everyone likes a warm bath with Epsom salts on a crisp, winter day. But it is a cold shower which is proven to have many interesting benefits, like tightening pores, boosting alertness, increasing blood circulation, etc. Try them before you say anything.

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Breathe Deeply

Most of the time, you take shallow breaths which give you as much oxygen as you need to stay alive. Nevertheless, in order to truly feel good, experts suggest taking deep, belly-full of breaths for at least five to ten minutes a day. This ‘diaphragmatic breathing’ improves your mental acuity, lowers your blood pressure and soothes your nerves.

So, with the aforementioned hacks in place, getting a wonderfully healthy lifestyle is totally within reach. Don’t you think so?

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14 Sure-Fire Father’s Day Gifts

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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.

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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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As much as holiday shopping is a thrill-filled function, it can also overwhelm amid the glut of retail marketing messages asserting deals, steals and grand gifting opportunities galore. With so much to choose from, here’s a short list of a few tried-and-true gifts, gets and getaways that are well-suited for a holiday spending spree.

***** GADGETS *****

Funcl Earbuds (www.Funcl.com)

Funcl is a hardware startup devoted to making true wireless headphones accessible to everyone with price points starting at $19. The company recently launched two models: the Funcl W1 and Funcl AI. The Funcl W1 feature touch buttons on the headphones, which let you control the music and easily answer or reject calls. The Funcl W1 boasts integrated, sophisticated audio engineering to support AAC and provide good sound quality and bass performance for both calls and music. Designed by the company’s award-winning industrial design team, these earbuds also have a unique design for a comfortable fit and attractive aesthetic. Qualcomm chip powered, Funcl’s other model, the AI, provides Hi-Fi sound quality and extremely low latency. Also power friendly, a single charge provides six hours of battery life and, with three extra charges from the case, total battery life is a full 24 hours.  Ranked with a waterproof level of IPX5, Funcl AI is well-suited for use during workouts and exercising, whether at the gym or outdoors. A free Funcl AI App also makes the AI voice assistant feature easier and more intuitive to access.

Anova Precision Cooker Nano (www.AnovaCulinary.com)

The Anova Precision Cooker Nano is an appliance innovation allowing you to cook delicious, restaurant-quality meals in the comfort of your own home. Paired with the Anova App, which features the world’s largest collection of sous vide recipes, this device makes it easy to cook, control and keep track of your recipe from your mobile phone. Simply choose a recipe, press start, and the Nano does the rest. Used by professional chefs for decades, sous vide is a simple and approachable technique that eliminates overcooked, dried out food and ensures edge-to-edge perfection every time. Whether it’s steak, chicken, fish, vegetables, or even crème brûlée, with the Anova Precision Cooker Nano anyone can cook like a pro!

***** STYLE *****


Lamo Footwear (www.LamoFootwear.com)

Lamo is a Southern California-based company known for creating comfortable, high quality sheepskin boots, slippers and moccasins for men, women and children. Lamo footwear is extremely high quality, offered at a value price. With a SoCal fashion-forward feel, Lamo’s stylish and comfortable footwear ensures you’ll walk in style, whether you’re traversing snowy peaks, snagging a few rays at the beach, or even cozying up at home. For at-home coziness I particularly love the Ladies Scuff design, which features a luxurious 100% Australian sheepskin lining for $80. Or choose the ultra-affordable premium faux fur option for just $40—the western print is super cute!

Wallet Buckle (www.WalletBuckle.com)

Buckle up for a truly unique gift idea that fuses belts and wallets into one super stylish, extremely efficient wearable. As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, Wallet Buckle changes the way men and women carry valuable credit cards and cash while out and about. This clever creation keeps these essentials secure and on hand in the most stylish, fun, convenient belt buckle that combines fashion with function. Wallet Buckle stores up to four credit cards and ID’s, so it’s a great way to keep these itmes accessible and prevent them from getting lost or stolen.

***** SELF-CARE *****

Eterno Red LED Light Device (www.EternoSkinCare.com)

Beauty gifts are a burgeoning category and here’s a fantastic idea in kind: The Eterno Device—a four-week face lift you can use at home instead of those creams and masks that just don’t work.  This brand new, time-saving device is clinically-proven to use NASA’s red and infrared LED Light Therapy, the most innovative, age-defying technology on the planet. Its patented glass head is powerful and gentle, and and the device effectively reduces wrinkles, softens fine lines, increases collagen and elastin production, lifts and tightens skin, and improves complexion through its technology. Eterno is a must-have for anyone who wants a fresh glow achieved in the comfort of their own home.

Shiseido Beauty (www.Shiseido.com)

If there’s one company who knows cosmetics and self-care, it’s Shiseido. From the many fabulous things they offer, there are a few standouts this season that I particularly like. First is their ModernMatte Powder Lipstick Expressive Deluxe Mini Set—a limited-edition wardrobe of five mini ModernMatte Powder Lipsticks. They’re all housed in a deluxe acrylic container for the holidays, and the outer package features festive RIBBONESIA art. The shades range from soft neutrals to bold berries to festive reds, ensuring there’s something for every occasion.  This creamy, non-drying formula transforms into a weightless powder and wraps lips in a velvety, matte pigment. Now what gal wouldn’t love that? Also from Shiseido is the Ult-Immune Power-Infusing Concentrate. This is Shiseido’s best-selling serum, actually having relaunched in a stronger formula powered by Imu-Generation Technology. It has anti-oxidant rich reishi mushroom and iris root extracts that strengthen skin, restore firmness and defend against daily damage. It’s made to produce fast results, with skin growing 28 percent stronger in just one week.

***** STOCKING STUFFERS *****

STICK-AMIS Hands-Free Phone Stickers (www.Amazon.com)

STICK-AMIS are nifty phone stickers that allow complete hands-free usage of any type of phone or tablet without the need for special case sizes or bulky contraptions. It’s ideal for the perfect selfie or group shot…often on the first click! Patent pending, STICK-AMIS is a super-handy phone accessory that instantly solves the problem of having to fumble with your phone while taking selfies, group photos, watching videos or even video conferencing. In addition, STICK-AMIS doubles as an instant stand and can eliminate the need for oft cumbersome accessories like pop-sockets, selfie-sticks and tripods! Use STICK-AMIS to also avoid awkward angles, shadows and limited range of your phone or tablet camera.

Shhhtop Door Dampener (www.InnovationEmporium.com)

For the home improvement and child safety-minded is Shhhtop, which is better than conventional door dampers and stoppers for ensuring doors don’t slam shut–even when other doors and windows are open to let in fresh air. Beyond the annoyance and stress from slamming doors, they’re also a safety hazard to children, the elderly and pets. Shhhtop installs easily with no drilling or damage to door components. It’s also discreet and invisible once installed.

***** TRAVEL *****

Holidays at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa (www.RenaissanceIndianWells.com)

Whether as a holiday getaway for yourself or an experiential gift for another, the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa is a splendid desert home-away-from-home for the holidays courtesy of a range of events and activities inspired by holiday storybooks and tales. This December, there are some super special offerings at this Palm Springs-area destination, including: a giant walk-in snow globe for family photo ops; kids’ craft classes with Nutcracker, Grinch and other themes; nightly free holiday movies; a gingerbread house decorating contest; oversized storybook characters; an Elf-on-the-Shelf hunt; desert Santa in flip-flops; as well as holiday tree-lighting and entertainment. Then there’s the ultimate New Year’s Eve Glow-in-the-Dark family dance party, which is a huge hit with kids. Their Storybook Holiday package includes $50 per night resort credit as well as milk cookies and a children’s holiday storybook upon check-in.

Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel (www.LuxeHotels.com)

Another fabulous holiday or travel gift is Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, the only hotel on Beverly Hills’ iconic Rodeo Drive. A blend of modern style, relaxed Southern California spirit and the elegance of Beverly Hills, this boutique hotel features inspired spaces from famed designer Vicente Wolf and genuine hospitality from a dedicated staff. Revel in unmatched access to world-class shopping, dining and entertainment, and exclusive Luxe Club amenities. Like a home-away-from-home, the Luxe Club benefits include delicious breakfasts, light lunches, evening tastings with happy hour house wines and cocktails to ensure every craving and necessity is met. The hotel also features complimentary bicycle rentals, a 2nd floor outdoor mezzanine and rooftop that provides incredible 360-degree views of the Los Angeles hills and skyline. The rooftop also has a Fitness Center and hosts “Cinema Under the Stars” events on the weekend. Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel is a premier choice for an immersive Beverly Hills holiday.

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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 at no cost or sponsored 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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