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Showing posts from July, 2016

Girlfriend Getaway at Kimpton's New Mason & Rook Hotel

Whenever I travel, Kimpton Hotels are always my first choice.  They  are centrally located, with art-and-fashion forward decor and stellar customer service.  And with a complimentary wine happy hour every day, what's not to love?  Mason & Rook rooftop pool./Kimpton Recently, on a girlfriend getaway to Washington, DC, I stayed at the new Kimpton Mason & Rook in Logan Circle near the hot U Street corridor full of trendy shops, bars, restaurants and music venues.   The boutique hotel even has a Shinola Watch Butler program, where guests can borrow a stylish watch during their stay.  So If you are planning a visit to the nation's capital this summer here's a package you don't want to miss. Sip, Sun & Soothe” Package   at Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel Live the high life and enjoy the newly opened rooftop pool at Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel. Sit poolside with inventive cocktails in hand from the team at Radiator, the hotel’s new bar,

Summer Fashion and Beauty Essentials from Hawaiian Tropic

The lazy days of summer go by so quickly.  But there's still time for that beach getaway. To help you pack, here are a few resort-ready fashion and beauty essentials from Hawaiian Tropic and Badger. Whether you are lounging poolside, going for a beach stroll or brunching in a sunny setting,  Hawaiian Tropic has literally got you covered. We love these colorful caftans and beach dresses (from $39.99). And don't forget the sunscreen and bug repellent. Our picks are Badger's dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic daily  SPF 25 Sunscreen Lotion Unscented for Face and Body ($17.99); Anti-Bug Balm ($6.99), a DEET-free bug repellant with citronella, cedar and lemongrass in a convenient travel sized twist-up stick; and  After-Bug Balm Travel Stick ($6.99) to temporarily relieve itchy bug bites and minor skin irritations with cooling menthol and 10% colloidal oatmeal.

Organic baby nighttime soothing products from SheaMoisture

You want the best when you shop for beauty products, and you also want the best for your little ones.  For discerning parents, SheaMoisture has a new line of organic, nighttime soothing baby products made with Manuka Honey and Provence Lavender, including a fragrant body lotion, shampoo and body milk and slumber mist, available at Target . Manuka Honey & Provence Lavender Baby Nighttime Soothing Body Lotion ($9.99) This nutrient-rich hydrating lotion soothes and nurtures baby's delicate skin. Certified organic Shea Butter and Manuka Honey blend together to hydrate and soften the skin, while Lavender and Ylang Ylang provide a relaxing scent to unwind and encourage restful sleep.  Manuka Honey & Provence Lavender Baby Nighttime Soothing Slumber Mist ($8.99) This slumber mist helps create a calm environment and prepares baby for bedtime. Combining certified organic Shea Butter, Manuka Honey, Provence Lavender Oil and Ylang Ylang, it soothes, relaxe

Probiotics Do a Body Good: Vitamin Shoppe Tips to Trust Your Gut

You've heard about probiotics.  But what are they and what do they do? We asked the Vitamin Shoppe's on-staff nutritionist Brian Tanzer for the skinny on the benefits of these good bacteria that help keep your gut healthy. Why you need probiotics? I f you eat a lot of processed foods, excess sugar or refined carbohydrates, the bacteria in your digestive tract might have a hard time staying in balance.  And probiotics   inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, promote good digestion, boost immune function, and increase resistance to infection. Tip:   You can find them in  capsule , tablet,  powder  and  chewable  forms. When you should take a probiotic? If you are looking for a probiotic to  take every day, try a multi-strain probiotic starting with 5-10 billion CFU,  and see how it works for you. CFU's, or  colony forming units  are used to measure probiotics potency. CFU’s can range from 1 billion up to 100 billion.  The best time to take a probiotic supplem