Spring Sneaker Collection at Nordstrom’s

Spring Sneaker Collection at Nordstrom’s

Spring Sneaker Collection New at Nordstom

Read More
Comment

7 Reasons Why to Replace your Mattress

7 Reasons Why to Replace your Mattress

Having trouble making that decision to get a new mattress? Here are 7 Reasons why you should replace your Mattress.

Read More
Comment

Enter to Win the Get in Shape for Summer Giveaway

Enter to Win the Get in Shape for Summer Giveaway

You can win a new Fusion CST from Nordictrack that features iFit Coach for professional trainer led workouts, a luxury mattress from DreamCloud and a fabulous signed print from Gray Malin. Be sure to enter to win - grand prize value is $3,876.

Read More
Comment /Source

Buying a mattress online – the New Normal. 4 reasons to consider a FIN or FIN14 mattress

Buying a mattress online – the New Normal. 4 reasons to consider a FIN or FIN14 mattress

4 Reasons to consider a FIN14 mattress now that buying a mattress online is the new normal

Read More
2 Comments

Why We Made the Fin Mattress?

Why We Made the Fin Mattress?

GETMYFIN. Why we Made the Fin Mattress and FIN14 Mattress collection

Read More
Comment

Modern Builds DIY Genius Mike Montgomery – YouTube Star

Modern Builds DIY Genius Mike Montgomery – YouTube Star

When we went looking for someone to tell the Fin mattress story we were really excited to find Mike Montgomery of Modern Builds, an up and coming youtube channel.  In just 8 months, Mike has grown his audience to over 800,000 subscribers millions of views.

Read More
Comment

2016 Pantone Colors of the Year Serenity and Rose quartz

Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz as their Pantone Colors of the Year selection for 2016.  

Pantone has officially announced Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz as their Pantone Colors of the Year selection for 2016.  Why care about this stuff some might might ask? - well this stuff will play a strong influence on the color of products you will see from runway fashion to everyday appliances during the coming year.

photo credit:  BeautyPress 

This color combo is said to be a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace. 
 

With the whole greater than its individual parts, joined together Serenity and Rose Quartz demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”
— Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

PARALLEL PAIRINGS

Looks pairing the lighthearted, healthy glow of Rose Quartz, with the cool, refreshing tone of Serenity, create a soft and natural statement.

photo credit:  imaxtree,  The new Mother of Pearl spring/summer 2016 collection  and J. JS Lee spring/summer 2016  

photo credit: imaxtree,  The new Mother of Pearl spring/summer 2016 collection  and J. JS Lee spring/summer 2016  

2016 Serenity- kate spade bag

2016 Serenity- kate spade bag

2016 rose-quartz-ted-baker

2016 rose-quartz-ted-baker

Raymond Stuart Kelvin CBE, the founder and chief designer of British fashion retailer Ted Baker is tapping into the blue serenity hue for menswear due to its “freshness,” while he notes a similar rose shade, “nude pink,” has been a best-seller for the brand’s womenswear line

BY Thomas Pink, the Gibson classic fit shirt and Thomas Pink Warren Check Tie

BY Thomas Pink, the Gibson classic fit shirt and Thomas Pink Warren Check Tie

Drawstring Bags by ozcushions

Drawstring Bags by ozcushions

iPhone Cases & Skins 4 to the 6s

iPhone Cases & Skins 4 to the 6s

Pantone picks a pair of baby-hued pastels Serenity

Pantone picks a pair of baby-hued pastels Serenity

Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.

SOURCE: LEATRICE EISEMAN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE

 Rose Quartz.  Pantone's color pick for the co-color of 2016

The soothing, calming nature of colors in the Spring collections are led by PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz, a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.  Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.

 

INTRODUCING ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

 

 
 

Pantone Color of the Year: 2007-2015

pantone color of the year since 2007 - the FIRST time ta pair of colors have been selected - twin colors

pantone color of the year since 2007 - the FIRST time ta pair of colors have been selected - twin colors

Pantone, owned by Washington, D.C.-based Danaher Corp., has a system that helps manufacturers define color precisely. Every year, the company polls décor and fashion designers, as well as manufacturers and retailers, on what colors they intend to use, led by Ms. Eiseman, to pick the color of the coming year. Pantone will tip off some marketing partners so that they can create products, such as Sephora cosmetics and Keurig coffee makers, that use the colors. 

Comment

Snowe Home – luxury quality but affordable sheets & towels

SMOOTH, CRISP EGYPTIAN COTTON PERCALE, HAND FINISHED WITH THE BEST ITALIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP, BREATHABLE FOR THE PERFECT NIGHT'S SLEEP

SMOOTH, CRISP EGYPTIAN COTTON PERCALE, HAND FINISHED WITH THE BEST ITALIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP, BREATHABLE FOR THE PERFECT NIGHT'S SLEEP


KEEP IT SIMPLE | Sometimes the cliche gets it right. In design and in life, simplicity drives the best experiences

Right up there with the awful mattress shopping experience is the ridiculously awful sheets and towels shopping experience.  Going to the bedding department at chain stores like BED,BATH & BEYOND or the local Macy’s is sure to be a confusing, baffling and usually  a  boring exercise that concludes in an enormous heavy bulky plastic bag that you have to lug to your car and cart into your house.  And the price is always about three times what you set out to spend as the salesperson keeps moving you up the price chain (for the better stuff so
they say). 

Once home, you find that all the fluff comes off the towels in the dryer, then on you after your shower and the sheets are scratchy.  You don't even think of taking all the stuff back and just hope its all wears out quickly so you can replace.  

Wait did we just suggest you go through this again? 

Shop for your sheets, towels online

A way better alternative from Snowe Home. By partnering directly with the best factories, Snowe Home offers exceptional products at a lower cost than other premium retailers.  Good news.  They have sourced from Italy and Portugal  at affordable prices.  The sheets are made using 500 thread Egyptian cotton percale providing a lightweight smooth and crisp feel.  Best of all – easy online ordering and it ships to your door.

 

Luxury quality made attainable

 
Comment

Meet Parachute – bedding that makes your bedroom amazing

Meet Parachute – bedding that makes your bedroom amazing

Parachute Bath Bedding Lines and Sheets Review

Read More
Comment

Waiting for Spectre? Meet Six Versions of James Bond

007 JAMES BOND LICENSE TO KILL
WHICH BOND is your FAVORITE?
which BOND is BEST?

All the James Bonds at Madame Tussauds London - Roger Moore,  Timothy Dalton, Daniel Craig, Sean Connery , George Lazenby, Pierce Brosnan


The Bonds are dressed in classic 007 dinner suits designed by Oscar winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, based on the original costume.

The exhibition coincides with the forthcoming release of SPECTRE, the latest in the James Bond series, due to hit British cinema screens on October 26. SPECTRE will begin its rollout in North America and South America on 6 November.

Lazenby, Moore and Connery recreate different variations of a classic Bond pose – arms folded and pistol held aloft,  Craig, Brosnan and Dalton are shown in more relaxed poses.

You can meet all the Bonds through November 30, 2015 in London.  After that they take off for a world wide tour – check to see your local dates.

Visiting London, Snag tickets to the tune of $35 at the official website.

 

Spectre  the latest 007 james bond movie opens november 4th in the USA. 
 
the latest James bond movie staring daniel craig

Movie Synopsis - Pure action Mayhem

 Achingly Cool, Classic Daniel Craig Pose as - 007 James Bond in Spectre 

 Achingly Cool, Classic Daniel Craig Pose as - 007 James Bond in Spectre 

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal.  Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of Spectre, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

 

AN ASTON MARTIN DB10 from SPECTRE one of only ten in the world.

The Aston Martin db10 is one of only 10 of THIS model to be made  and  will be auctioned off for charity some time in 2016. it's expected to at least hit over the $1.5m mark

 
Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE , curated by photographer Rankin,  published on October 27. The book showcases the actors, locations, stunts, film sets and special effects of SPECTRE.

Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE, curated by photographer Rankin,  published on October 27. The book showcases the actors, locations, stunts, film sets and special effects of SPECTRE.

Comment

NEW PPS Couture – hand crafted bridesmaid dresses

Spring or summer wedding in your future?

ABOUT PLUM PRETTY SUGAR

Look to these gorgeous floral bridesmaid dresses from Plum Pretty Sugar.  The light gowns are offered in a pale palette of soft colors.  The gowns make a beautiful silhouette for photos.  Available in four different designs, you can mix up the looks and colors – but keep the overall feel you were going for.  

Created  by hand and made from soft silk and delicate printed silk chiffon with a soft structure and a flowy float as you walk, the gowns make a very pretty statement.  The gowns are made in the USA and are $380.    Each gown has it’s own name Billy, Charlie, James, and Ryan.

See the complete collections here


SWATCHES

Charlotte Hall, founder of Plum Pretty Sugar, designs her looks to reflect a breezy easy lifestyle.  We think she captures it perfectly with PPS Couture.  Plum Pretty Sugar offers collections of robes, sleepwear and accessories for bridal party getaways, bachelorette parties, honeymoons and cute Mommy & me sets.

 
 
 
 
and there is more....
 
Comment

Le Creuset Cookware 8 beautiful colors

Le Creuset Cookware enameled collection offered by nordstroms.  delivers all of the benefits of cast iron in 8 awesome colors

Le Creuset Cookware enameled collection offered by nordstroms.  delivers all of the benefits of cast iron in 8 awesome colors

Le Creuset Cookware in 8 colors
 

Nothing matches the even heat distribution and versatility of cast-iron cookware except when coated in a porcelain enamel glaze.   This enameled collection offered by Le Creuset delivers all of the benefits of cast iron while allowing you to let your dishwasher do the cleanup after you’re done cooking!

Cooking is fun with this collection as food turns out so well and you can serve from this beautiful looking collection.  You can continue from stove top to oven without having to change pans perfect for stews or a good Hungarian Goulash.

What we really love - FREE SHIPPING - this collection is expensive to ship but now you can pick out the perfect gifts and send them for free (or gift yourself!). Thank you Nordstrom.

100% FREE Shipping & FREE Returns.
 
 

10 Mens Watches under $100 – Change up your style

Have some fun with these awesome looking watches under $100.  There is an amazing array of styles any guy can appreciate – change from business week to week-end casual – at these prices you can buy a few different looks.

Who says you only need one watch?
 
 
 
Comment

Buck Mason – Timeless Design. Made In America

Buck Mason Founders & Partners Sasha Koehn and Erik Schnakenberg

Buck Mason Founders & Partners Sasha Koehn and Erik Schnakenberg

 Did you know less than 3% of clothing made, is Made in America?

The Buck Mason Men’s Clothing Line’s is Made in the USA, by entrepreneur’s and owners Sasha Koehn and Erik Schnakenberg.  All the Buck Mason Men’s Clothing Line is 100% Made In The USA.  Its merchandise ranges from 100-percent cotton slub tees for $24, to oxford button-downs for $88, to indigo jeans for $135 to $155. All the cotton is loomed at Cone Mills White Oak factory in Greensboro, North Carolina, and all clothes stitched together in LA.

Buck Mason tees

Buck Mason tees

View Buck Mason’s entire menswear collection and buy online at www.buckmason.com.  You can select a package with a selection of quality shirts, t-shirts, belts, a brand new line of blue jeans or a custom-made hat.  You try on the clothes, keep what you like and send back the rest.  They pay the shipping both ways.  Really effortless way to see if you like the fit.  You have a full 14 day’s to try to decide what to keep, you get a full refund for anything you send back.

 
 

$24.00 each

Effortless style. Minimum decision - select a look

Effortless style. Minimum decision - select a look

Born in the USA

We created Buck Mason because the idea of living in an America where we don’t make things anymore didn’t appeal to us. Because we believe for every stitch and every rivet there should be an American worker who takes pride in making a quality product ― That’s why we’re bringing manufacturing back home. It’s what drives us every day.
— Sasha Koehn and Erik Schnakenberg
 
buck mason turns down the sharks' offer on sharktank

Sasha and Erik were recently on Shark Tank where they turned down the sharks’ offer so they could grow the company they want.  They agreed the exposure was good for business, the company is growing 20% month over month.

Our thoughts  ― the high quality and good look should keep them busy for a long time.
Comment

the Fix – a perfect t-shirt

Ever wake up and reached for a clean t-shirt only to find it has warped into some weird fit that does not make it over your head THE FIX – a no-shrink black v-neck t-shirt, from BuckMason.com  – Great design. 100% cotton, USA made – at $24 go for two.  Best henleys around from $48.

the Fix

 

The garments we design aren’t meant to be different, they’re simply meant to be perfect. We’re not excited by fashion. Buck Mason was born out of an obsession with standing out by being subtle, buying smart and affirming the true, classic heartland cool that we grew up on. Cool is effortless, stable and poised. It’s the never-loud, always honest, unfailing preamble to timelessness. Cool is what happens when a picture of you today resurfaces in thirty years and people say, “He’s still got it.
— Erik Schnakenberg and Sasha Koehn

Travel with award winning nügg Beauty Masks

Try out the nügg 4-Pack for beautiful skin. $12.99 Buy Here 
These handy little masks are the staff pick of the month.

TSA APPROVED

Just what you need to make any travel better, a collection of nügg face masks will make you feel like you are at the spa and the results are awesome. Hello hydration, good-bye dullness.  These single-serve cups are perfect for on-the-go.  What we like about the 4 pack collection is you get to try the different masks before committing to any specific one.  The mask is light on the skin, and smells amazing.

The collection includes a Revitalizing face mask to revitalize and plump dull & tired skin for a radiant look, a Exfoliating mask for a smooth & clear complexion, a Soothing mask to soothe & balance troubled or sensitive skin, and a Hydrating mask to intensely hydrate and soften the skin.   Get rid of all that travel grime immediately on arrival – so easy to use and it stays on for just 5 minutes to get results.  You will love these so much they will become your go-to gift for friends, co-workers and family.

These individually sealed cups are the right amount for one time use, TSA approved size, non-chemical, natural, award winning, deep cleansing, and hydrating.  Take one along on your next trip

Comment

Missing the sounds of Duran Duran? Try Pompeya’s new album Real

pompeya-real.jpg

This new album from Pompeya, is the perfect summer music for road trips, beachy week-ends and backyard BBQs.  Happy, light, catchy and fun, makes you want to laugh and dance.  This is an easy must have decision.

music band pompeya signs with record label no shame
pompeya band

Pompeya is a group from Moscow, but their latest album Real was mostly recorded in the US.  In 2013, Pompeya signed with the No Shame label opening up new opportunities.  The band was able to work with different producers and engineers changing up their music from Tropical, their last album.  Stylistically, the album is way more New Wave and Pop with hints of Disco, Funk and other genres.  Songs like “Pasadena” and “Anyway” are more nostalgic in sound with reminders of Duran Duran, and The Cure.  “Pasadena” a favorite track on the album and is a perfect Summer soundtrack.  Its about a place one finds inspiring
 and romantic, a must have summer road trip song with sounds that transports you to sunny southern California.

 
For the new album, we wanted to create music with a larger message, for a more global audience. We were forced out of our comfort zones, forced to experiment more and discuss serious topics like growing up, loss, fatherhood and staying true to yourself without going crazy. These are the real stories of our lives, and the real sound we want to present. This is Real.
— Pompeya
real vinyl albulm vy pompeya

TRACKS

1. Anyway
2. Pasadena
3. OOOOO (Cry About It)
4. To the Orient
5. Real
6. Liar
7. Hysteria
8. Tell Me, Tell Me
9. To A Kid
10. Last One

 

Pompeya.jpg

 

 

Keeping up with Pompeya is easy on  Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  

Visit their website for more band information www.pompeya.com

Comment

Essentials for Economy Flight Survival - Our 10 picks

photo courtesy of   icelandnaturally.com  - Walter Mitty-Inspired Iceland Adventures

photo courtesy of  icelandnaturally.com - Walter Mitty-Inspired Iceland Adventures

 
 
 
Comment

inStyle – Don’t Let the Guys Have All the Fun

You can introduce yourself as Bond, Jane Bond in pure bond style.   Omega has the ladies covered with the Women’s Seamaster. Featuring precise Swiss-Quartz movement, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and water resistance to 990 feet  It not just for guys take a look.

It not just for guys - Omega Seamaster - Click to enlarge

 
 
Comment

Tahitian Jelly Bean Watches by Michele

 

Tahitian Jelly Bean? Right!  - Not the ones you eat but the fun Swiss made luxury watch you can wear

 

Fun, bright playful colors to accessorize your fashion.  Classic Navy and Grey perfect for those business meetings.  Straps are changeable giving you more choice.  Cool looking, long wearing silicone strap, perfect for traveling. Plus Swiss made ensures a good quality watch.
From $295    Buy here