Cars You Want: The Lotus Exige Cup 380

You want it. Let’s be honest.
The Lotus Exige Cup 380 is on your bucket list… or maybe next week’s shopping list.

How Close Can You Get? Very Close using the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for iPhones

Olloclip has expanded on its popular set of lenses for iPhone 6’s and 7’s with a comparable set for iPhone SE’s, the smaller version of the iPhone product line.

Billabong Collaboration With Andy Warhol: Warhol Surf

Billabong has released Warhol Surf, an exclusive apparel and accessory collaboration with one of the world’s most iconic artists, Andy Warhol. The collaboration comes through Billabong LAB, a division of the company that supports artists, musicians, designers, photographers and surf icons, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, a non-profit organization recognized as one of the leading funders of contemporary art in the United States.

Warhol once said “I came out of the womb on a surfboard.” Warhol Surf showcases Andy Warhol’s little-known fascination with surf culture and is rooted in a mutual desire to challenge convention – a driving force found in both Warhol’s work and Billabong’s product innovation. The collaboration comes as a natural evolution of Billabong’s rich history in partnering with the most influential artists, including Bob Marley and Metallica.

“Warhol’s rebellious spirit and attraction to non-conformists led him to Southern California in 1968 where he spent two weeks filming surfers as part of his underground film, San Diego Surf. The Foundation is proud to collaborate with Billabong to celebrate individuals who refuse to be defined by convention,” says Michael Dayton Hermann, The Andy Warhol Foundation’s Director of Licensing.

“Andy’s dedication to progressing art and his love for the surf culture became a powerful connection to our brand and inspired us to create this collection,” says Billabong’s Global Brand President, Shannan North. “To see Warhol’s iconic art come to life on our silhouettes is an important and celebrated moment in our brand history.”

Warhol Surf is available globally at select specialty retailers and online at www.billabong.com. The collection features a range of surf-inspired products for men and women including boardshorts, swimwear, tops, tees and accessories, born as a result of combining Andy Warhol’s iconic art with Billabong founder Gordon Merchant’s original designs and signature silhouettes.

For more information on Billabong, Billabong LAB, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., and Andy, visit warholsurf.billabong.com and warholfoundation.org or on Instagram at @Billabong and @Billabongwomens.

 

What to Wear? Jewelry From Cate & Chloe’s Swarovski & 18 Karat Collections

Many stylish ladies can make the mistake of overdoing it by loading up with tons of bling. Remember, less is more. From genuine Swarovski jewels to 18k Gold and 18k Rose gold you can find adornments to fit your personal style on any day.

Cate & Chloe is passionate about offering jewelry that is both stylish and affordable. One of their favorites is Sloane “Hero” Sterling Silver 18k White Gold Plated Swarovski Drop Necklace. The prong setting utilizes more light to fully showcase the beauty of a Swarovski crystal. With three beautiful round cut Swarovski stones hanging delicately against your chest you’ll look absolutely stunning.

Bring out your inner Audrey Hepburn with Cate & Chloe’s Vivienne “Brave” 18k Gold Swarovski Pearl Studs. Simple yet incredibly elegant, pearls are the only jewel that comes from a living being in the sea. Lustrous and luminous, these classic pearl stud earrings have a mesmerizing glow that pair great with a pure white gown.


Adorn your neckline with Zara “Radiant” Sterling Silver 18k Rose Gold Plated Swarovski Necklace. Delicate, minimal and effortlessly feminine, this polished 18k Rose Gold plated sterling silver slide pendant comes complete with a three bezel set of Swarovski crystals. The slide pendant provides seamless movement for the Swarovski crystals to dance and play in the light. Pair this special accent with an off-white gown.

For more information, visit www.cateandchloe.com 

BRU takes Bone Broth to Another Level

Bone broth is taking the food world by storm. It’s packed with vitamins and nutrients, and uses sustainable material that normally would be chucked in the garbage: bones.

That makes a bit of sense because we can’t really eat bones — they’re obviously not great to chew or swallow — but once you start to marinate them or use them in a broth you realize that there is a ton of flavor and goodness packed inside of each one.

BRU Broth has been taking it’s own path into the food world, appearing at a number of food expos, as well as getting impressive distribution in retail grocery locations such as Whole Foods, Andronico’s, United Market, Mill Valley Market, Woodlands and Sprouts. They only source organic pastured chicken, grass-fed beef, and fresh vegetables and roots to highlight the umami notes in their long-simmered bone broth.

To find out more about bone broth and BRU, we’ve interviewed Co-founders Soo-Ah Landa and Mary Butler about what it is, what it does, and what’s next.

BRU Broth


 

What exactly is bone broth?

Bone broth is water, bones, apple cider vinegar, vegetables and spices that have been long-simmered for over 24 hours to extract the gelatin and collagens from the joints to create a nutrient dense and mineral rich broth.

Why is it trending into a more popular choice?

The research is showing just how linked the health of our gut is to our immune systems, cognitive functioning, and many neurological conditions. From probiotics to fermented foods to bone broth, people are realizing that we have the ability to improve gut health simply by making conscious real food decisions. GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) is a condition which establishes this connection between the functions of the digestive system and the brain. Bone broth is an essential component of the GAPS diet. Bone broth also fits into the increasingly popular Paleo diet.

How did you start with this product?

Co-founder Soo-Ah Landa grew up drinking her grandmother’s and mother’s Korean bone broths her entire life. One Bay area morning, Soo-Ah was craving a warm, nutrient dense hot beverage, and realized none existed. She took the bone broth out of her fridge, pureed some fresh greens, and mixed them together to create the first SKU that is one of the most popular flavors on shelf today: Hot Greens.

Co-Founder Mary Butler joined after she discovered the reparative benefits of bone broth following a surgical procedure.

What does the name BRU stand for?

BRU is meant to symbolize the long process involved to make our bone broths. We simmer only 100% USDA organic pastured chicken and grassfed beef bones for over 24 hours to make our broths. We believe that if you are going to cook anything for that long, the ingredients you start with need to be free of pesticides, antibiotics and GMOs.

Are all bone broths using cold pressed ingredients?

No, BRU was the first and is the only bone broth in the market today to combine long-simmered bone broth with fresh pressed vegetables and roots. We use a process called HPP (High Pressure Processing) to cold pressurize our beverages and maintain as fresh a product as possible.

Does that make a difference?

Absolutely. We preserve more of the nutrients and flavors of the fresh pressed vegetables and roots so that when you heat up our bone broth beverages, the flavors are always crisp and clean. It’s why we call it from Farm to Bottle.

What are your most popular flavors?

We currently have 6 SKUs, 4 chicken and 2 beef. Our most popular flavors are Hug in Mug, Hot Greens, Turmeric Ginger and Cayenne Zen.

What’s next for BRU?

We are looking to expand further into our own NorCal region and will be expanding to the Southern California Region in May, and Pacific Northwest region by June. We are also excited about some delicious line extensions to launch this Fall!

 

For more information, visit BRU Broth

Festival Style Roundup #1

Festival Style means how you dress whenever you feel like relaxing, getting together with friends, listening to great music, and having some good food. Here are some of our picks in our Roundup #1 of recent festival selections.