Brands to Love (And Respect): Shea Moisture

As a young widow of 19, Sofi Tucker sold her shea butter and skin salves to support her family in the Sierra Leone countryside. Years later, her grandchildren founded Shea Moisture — with a promise to ethically produce natural, organic products that love both people and communities. In that vein, Shea Moisture founded Community Commerce, to support the people that source key brand ingredients — … Continue reading Brands to Love (And Respect): Shea Moisture

The Hidden Gardens of NYC’s West Village

By: Nicole Coffaro On occasion, walking through the city can be overwhelming. While there’s truly a plethora of lovely sights — it can also be impossible to walk freely. There are millions of people that just like you, are rushing to their lunch breaks or to be home with their families after a long day. The temporary quiet and solace found while turning down a … Continue reading The Hidden Gardens of NYC’s West Village

Didn’t Take That Vacation? Here’s What Might Happen

I didn’t have the opportunity to take a vacation this summer. For some reason, the stars never aligned. A few things contributed to the situation. I have a new role (along with my other commitments) and we are also renovating an older home. As you might expect, our resources have been diverted to goals such as staircases and a functional HVAC system. Then we just … Continue reading Didn’t Take That Vacation? Here’s What Might Happen

The Everyday Joy of Collecting

Note: Visit our new YouTube Channel here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPobAd0urxAGPaVu4PNWsIQ Jerry Seinfeld (who you can catch while in residence at The Beacon Theater) has a spiel which includes the following observation: “We are all just filling in the gaps of life. We’re killing time. There is a lot of dead air.” Well, if you do have any modicum of spare time to spend, you want to fill … Continue reading The Everyday Joy of Collecting

Brands to Love (and Respect): Mirabelle

Here is another brand worth the conversation. Jewelry can take any wardrobe from ordinary to amazing — and an inspired jewelry designer can bring more to your wardrobe than just outward beauty. One such maker is Mirabelle, a British based Fair Trade* company with pieces are created with “love and soul”. (We can all use a bit of that on a daily basis). Founded by … Continue reading Brands to Love (and Respect): Mirabelle

You Should Take a Walk

“It is my belief, you see, that thinking is a double phenomenon like breathing.” – Isaac Asimov In life and work — our attention has become infinitely divided. Because of this, we must become acutely aware of the need to leave room for our minds to ponder and expand. To let go. To make connections and settle internal arguments. To create. However, the ultimate justification … Continue reading You Should Take a Walk

Brands to Love (and Respect): Divona

There are brands — and there are brands that are new, exciting and created with a deep sense of purpose. Divona is one such brand. It is the brain child of two unique women, who set out to design a company that empowered women. Women who have been the victims of trafficking or abuse. From The Huffington Post to Livingly people are noticing this wonderful … Continue reading Brands to Love (and Respect): Divona