In Bed With Naturepedic: Lay Down Luxury Where it Counts

Women (and men) spend so much time and energy on beautifying products, beautifying spaces, restorative and enriching experiences…but often, we are too busy leading our fabulous lives that we forget the absolute best lifestyle-affirming inner-glow-giving routine starts and ends with a great night’s sleep! The Guestlist Girls were invited to experience the ultimate in sleep luxury at the Madison Park Tower! Naturepedic makes the most sustainably designed, beautifully crafted Certified Organic mattresses in the world, wants you to remember you need a good rest, and also, you should choose to sleep as luxuriously as you live…

Remember the story ‘The Princess and the Pea? Well, we are American women who have California King Dreams and Cashmere tastes. We spent a lot of time learning and loving the ELYSIUM, the finest and plushest model on offer. With a 16-inch height full of customizable layers that include a 3-inch pillow top layer made of organic latex (made from actual rubber trees!!), and two layers of encased coils. No Princessa, Doña, Vicereine or Head of State will EVER go without restful slumber on this bed! Especially one as sensitive as Saucy; who is allergic to oh so many things!

Health and well-being at Naturepedic begin with their Halcyon collection. The collection is made WITHOUT any man-made petroleum-based fibers. It boasts PLENTY of organic cotton, cashmere, and alpaca to carry you off into a Deep-REM cycle of new dreams to make come true.

The Naturepedic Halcyon organic mattresses are designed with traditional craftsmanship. Best known for their organic cotton-wrapped coils, each individually stitched in place. The three Halcyon by Naturepedic models, the ELYSIUM, ARCADIA, and AZURE offer fully customizable padding from plush to firm (our fave) to meet each side of the bed’s comfort needs. Organic cotton + alpaca/cashmere wool is used for optimal sleep temperature regulations; any organic latex used is created from actual rubber trees, not petroleum.

A big part of living your best life is the quality of rest and relaxation you permit yourself. Remember to pamper yourself with between the all the excitement that life has to offer!

The Halcyon by Naturepedic organic mattress collection has no foreign substances, no chemicals, and no toxins.

BIBO® is THE ULTIMATE™ cocktail machine

BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine: Cocktails in 20 Seconds

Do you know how much cocktails cost in a bar or restaurant these days? If you’ve ever eaten out, then you know a night out will cost you a lot per glass. What if you can enjoy bar or restaurant quality cocktails right at home at the touch of a button? Thankfully that “what if” question has become a reality thanks to BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine. The spectacular BIBO Barmaid cocktail machine will give you a great bar and restaurant perfected cocktail in 20 seconds.

BIBO® is THE ULTIMATE™ cocktail machine

Whether you’re making a cocktail for a night in alone for entertaining guests, the BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine lets you make and enjoy mixologist-crafted cocktails in less time than it takes to place an order at a bar. The minimal counter-space taking home appliance comes equipped with a shaker/shot glass, and three sample Bibo Cocktail mixers made in the USA (ours had the Cucumber Melon Martini, Tangerine Paloma, and Margarita).

BIBO® is THE ULTIMATE™ cocktail machine BIBO® is THE ULTIMATE™ cocktail machine Cocktail Mix Pouches

The Bibo Cocktail Mix Pouches come in a variety of popular cocktail flavors to make your next big party or casual get-together a success. They include Appletini, Cucumber Melon Martini, Margarita, Tangerine Paloma, Mai Tai, and Rum Punch. There’s a delicious cocktail for everyone to enjoy. Just slide each Bibo cocktail mix pouch into the machine, and add the appropriate spirit to the mix to enjoy the perfect cocktail every time. Each pouch contains the right amount to make a single cocktail serving. For our first cocktail, we did the Cucumber Melon Martini with Finlandia grapefruit vodka.

As we mentioned before, BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine is lightweight and takes a minimal amount of kitchen or bar counter space. It’s also incredibly easy to clean and can continuously make cocktails as long as you have Bibo Cocktail Mix Pouches on hand. Can you imagine the amount of money you will save in bar tabs? The average cocktail costs around $17 – $20 each and the BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine retails for $199.99. You are sure to get your money’s worth in no time with this amazing machine.

To get your own BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine in either black or red, visit www.bibobarmaid.com. We also recommend getting the Bibo Variety Pack 24-Count Cocktail Mix Pouches, $49.99, to try out all the cocktail mixes.

Product Photography: JOY Mini Clothes Steamer

Wrinkle-Free Clothes On-the-Go: JOY Go Mini Steamer with Storage Bag

If you’re like us, ironing is not your favorite thing to do. You may find most people hate ironing. We’ve always found steaming our clothes to be a quicker and much more efficient way to get those wrinkles out. Plus there is no way you’ll ever accidentally burn your clothes with a steamer, something we’re guilty of with an iron. But all steamers are not the same, we’ll show you why. There are some that leak, some with a subpar flow of steam, and the ones that burn you. The wonderful steamer we’re highlighting today has none of those issues.  In fact, the JOY Go Mini Steamer by Joy Mangano is the best mini steamers we’ve tried in a very long time.

Product Photography: Joy Mangano JOY Mini Clothes Steamer

This powerful little steamer is lightweight, and perfect for traveling. It is a must for college students going back to school. The 900-watt little steamer makes it easy to remove wrinkles from your shirts, slacks, and dresses whether you’re at home, school, or a hotel room. It features a triangle head that makes targeting wrinkles easier and more precise. Its unique shape also prevents tipping and spillage, therefore makes using it virtually fool-proof. With ordinary tap water, the JOY Go Mini Steamer produces steam within 2-3 minutes. We love the water-level view window because it shows you just how much water you have left. Check out the JOY Go Mini Steamer in action in the video below:

Storage of the JOY Go Mini Steamer is easy thanks to the included zippered bag. It’s great for storing away your mini steamer in your closet, car, or suitcase. Available in a variety of eight colors, you can even color coordinate your mini steamer with your decor. Get it in Black, Bright Teal, Fuchsia, Linen, Purple, Red, Sapphire, or White for only $19.95 on www.hsn.com.

Are you ready to give up your iron for the more efficient steamer?

Eco-friendly cleaning products

Refresh Your Home with ECOSBreeze Odor Eliminating Products

Since we didn’t have much of a spring season, we’re getting an extension and will be partaking in summer cleaning instead. Luckily we have all the products we need thanks to the safe and effective home cleaning products from ECOS. While cleaning dust, etc will be a breeze, we’ll have to keep our home smelling fresh from cooking odors, etc. Thanks to ECOS’s newest range of ECOSBreeze odor eliminating products, ECOSBreeze Fabric and Carpet Odor Eliminator, and ECOSBreeze Room Spray, fresh scented rooms will be just as easy.

Rejuvenate your home with our ECOSBreeze Fabric and Carpet Odor Eliminator. Each spray brings the freshness of nature to your couch, carpet, rugs and all your fabric-based furniture, bedding, and accessories. Formulated to be safer for the air you breathe, each bottle of ECOSBreeze contains a signature blend of safer fragrances and essential oils.  These low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) formulas are proven as effective as the leading brand at eliminating foul-smelling food odors, destroying odor-carrying particles instead of simply masking them. The ECOSBreeze Fabric and Carpet Odor Eliminator is available in three varieties:

  • Signature Lavender Vanilla scent formulated with a calming, relaxing lavender essential oil.
  • Signature Magnolia & Lily scent formulated with a blend of purifying clove and stimulating patchouli essential oils.
  • Signature Lemongrass scent formulated with lively lemongrass essential oils.

The ECOSBreeze Room Spray brings the freshness of nature into your home. With a unique selection of five Signature Scents, each bottle of ECOSBreeze Room Spray is infused with a custom, hand-crafted blend of essential oils designed with you in mind. The ECOSBreeze Room Spray is available in five varieties: Chill, Bold, Fun, True, and Bright.

  • Signature CHILL lavender vanilla scent formulated with relaxing lavender essential oil, infused with comforting vanilla.
  • Signature Honeydew scent formulated with a BOLD blend of spicy ginger and revitalizing orange essential oils
  • Signature Magnolia & Lily scent formulated with a fun-filled blend of purifying clove and stimulating patchouli essential oils.
  • Signature Bamboo Lemon scent formulated with a TRUE blend of purifying lemon, refreshing mountain pepper, harmonizing wild mint and invigorating eucalyptus essential oils.
  • Signature parsley scent formulated with a BRIGHT blend of energizing thyme, nourishing coriander, sustaining balsam torchwood and lively cinnamon essential oils.

Both the Fabric and Carpet Odor Eliminator and Room Spray are perfect companions to ECOS’s laundry detergent adding a light layer of wonderful scents to your clothing. All three products are available now and can be purchased on www.shop.ecos.com.

Decorate This, Not That! Small Space Decorating with Janet Lee is Fun

The first warm and sunny day in Spring will often have you taking a survey of your living space. Warm and cozy winter lighting transitions into soft life-lifting yellow beams of sunshine –  forcing you to take a fresh look – or drag a weary eye – across your living space. And if you’re anything like us, you often sigh  to yourself “I need some newness in here.” But what’s to be done to spruce up a small space where every square inch is utilized to function, store, and showcase your style? Luckily at just the right moment of seasonal change, I was invited to a book signing hosted by G ARTS books at Rizzoli Bookstore on Broadway for the launch of Emmy Award-winning television producer Janet Lee’s second book, Decorate This, Not That! It’s not just a book it’s a MIY (Make-It-Yourself) movement!

From Decorate This, Not That! by Janet Lee, copyright © 2018, glitteratieditions.com

Janet Lee, a famed television producer who has worked with some heavy-hitting American tastemakers such as Martha Stewart,  Nate Berkus, and Oprah Winfrey, knows her way around a small space. Her first book, Living in a Nutshell, is a testament to making more out of less. Her new book, Decorate This, Not That!, is PERFECT for us small-space dwelling city girls and guys with an eye for design, function and finds.  Something I am able to do to make my small space a little bit more beautiful.

Photo courtesy of ©Jill Lotenberg

During the book signing, her guests were treated with many gems of wisdom from her book, trivia questions, and prizes, and a really fun DIY decoupage crafting project which I have to say was relaxing after a long day of hustle and bustle in New York City.

Photo courtesy of ©Jill Lotenberg

Photo courtesy of ©Jill Lotenberg

Flipping through the book Decorate This, Not That!  You will find multi-functional storage ideas. Chapters are organized by both indoor by room and include TIMED  step-by-step design challenges that will flex your style quotient and mentorship for hard-core design junkies and first home buyers alike.

Photo Courtesy of ©Aranya Edmonds

From Decorate This, Not That! by Janet Lee, copyright © 2018, glitteratieditions.com

From Decorate This, Not That! by Janet Lee, copyright © 2018, glitteratieditions.com

Especially useful is the book provides the financing of each project,  as well a ‘Where to buy’ for many items at the back of the book.

Decorate This, Not That! by Janet Lee is published by G ARTS. It boasts 200 pages and is available for $35.00 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Rizzoli Bookstore.

Spice Up Your Life: Spice Islands Spices, Herbs, and Seasonings

Repeat after us – when it comes to cooking, spices, herbs, and seasonings are absolutely needed. We love food, that’s why we do restaurant reviews and eat out as much as we can. The best thing about being a foodie is enjoying the various flavors, so we need our meals to be seasoned to perfection. We need much more than just salt and pepper. If you have less than ten varieties of spices, herbs, and seasonings (not including salt and pepper) in your kitchen cupboard, you’re not properly seasoning your food. But worry not, we, and Spice Islands, are here to help you. We are here to introduce you to the vast variety of Spice Islands spices, herbs, and seasonings boasting rich flavors and premium quality. Get ready to amp up your spice rack and cooking with an amazing array of wonderful flavors.

Whether you’re cooking something savory or sweet, Spice Islands spices, herbs, and seasonings have exactly what you need. They search the world for spices and herbs of the highest quality. Then they craft and package them to deliver the most authentic and intense flavor possible. It’s as if you sourced these spices and herbs out of your own garden.

Spice Islands offers everything from A to V – Allspice to Vanilla, with many spices available in multiple forms (think whole, ground, and organic). They go far beyond the basics like chili powder, basil, cayenne pepper, chives, cilantro, etc and offer gourmet options like Jamaican jerk seasoning, Louisiana Cajun, Garam Masala (a hot spice blend of Northern Indian spices), a flavorful blend French countryside blend of spices, extracts, and panko mixes.

It’s a fact that cooking with the right spices can turn any recipe from okay to absolutely mouth-watering and that’s exactly what you get with Spice Islands spices, herbs, and seasonings. Another thing we love about Spice Islands is their recipes. They offer lots of entrees, appetizer, bread, soup, salads sides, sauces, beverages and dessert recipes. They provide the level of difficulty, prep and total time, and of course the correct spices, herbs and seasonings to use for each recipe. Spice Islands is here to make cooking fun and to wow your family and friends with your cooking skills. What more can you ask for? To learn more about Spice Islands and their variety of spices, herbs, and seasonings, visit www.spiceislands.com.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: One-of-A-Kind Gifts from Hammacher Schlemmer

Hammacher Schlemmer, America’s longest running catalog, has been offering the best and unexpectedly unique gifts since 1848. For this holiday season, they present some cool gift ideas that we are completely enamored with. Is there someone on your list that’s difficult to shop for? We’re positive you will get a gift they’ll love from Hammacher Schlemmer. Today we’re highlighting three of their many holiday season offerings we’d love to see under our Christmas tree. This holiday season, why not give unique gifts that they won’t ever forget.

Hammacher Schlemmer’s sought after holiday gifts perform better than all others, are of the highest quality, are the only ones that do what they do, and since their unique and unusual gifts are not commonly available elsewhere, your friends and family will know they’re getting something special. This holiday gifting season, the Hammacher Schlemmer gifts we’re loving include:

  • The Hypnotic Jellyfish Aquarium, $89.95 – a LED-illuminated desktop aquarium with two mesmerizing synthetic jellyfish that provide mesmerizing and relaxing ambiance. The aquarium has 18 LEDs (six each of red, blue, and green) that automatically gently change color, causing both jellyfish to “react” by glowing yellow, purple, aquamarine, blue, and red as they float.
  • The Mirthful Sommelier’s Monogrammed Wine Glasses, Set of $34.95 – a pair of wine glasses with bent stems that add a touch of whimsy to one’s imbibing. Each glass sits atop a wide, sturdy base that holds wine securely, despite its impaired appearance; supporting the adage that wine affects everyone—and every glass—differently.
  • The Relaxation Aromatherapy Orb, $69.95 – an aromatherapy diffuser that plays one’s favorite soothing music while emitting a fragrant mist, turning your home into a home spa experience.

These unique Hammacher Schlemmer gifts are perfect for someone who has everything or says they don’t want anything for the holiday season. Could these unusual holiday gifts wow someone on your list? See what else America’s longest running catalog has to offer for Holiday 2017.

Scent of a Woman: Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection

Ladies, are you ready for the ultimate in sensory experiences? Are you ready to yield to an aromatic journey like no other? Then you are ready for the Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection. The Coqui Coqui Perfumeria offers an expansive range of unique, original scents in perfumes, candles, and diffusers. These captivating scents capture the natural tropical scents of the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. The powerful and varied assortment of the region’s tropical flowers, woods, and spices, as well as its lush jungles, and ancient Mayan culture perfectly conveys the exotic and colorful lifestyle of this tropical escape.

The fresh, original fragrances at Coqui Coqui Perfumeria boasts thirteen fragrances to date, produced as individual scents and available as other products, from bath oils to room scents and beeswax candles. These exclusive scents include:

  1. LAVMAN (Lavender & Chamomile) – A gentle mix of the soft floral scent of lavender and chamomile flowers
  2. MADERAS  (Sandalwood & Tropical Woods) – The woodsy and dry aroma of wet earth woodlands and freshly chopped roots
  3. ROSAS SECAS (Dried Roses) – Powdery and feminine with a subtle twist of fresh tobacco leaves
  4. FLOR DE NARANJO (Orange Blossom) – Fresh, sweet, citrusy and lively
  5. NEROLI NEGRO (Black Neroli) – Honeyed notes and spicy facets
  6. ROSAS FRESCAS (Fresh Roses) – The freshness of white rose petals
  7. AGAVE (Tropical Agave) – Blue agave with an intense golden color
  8. TABACO (Tobacco leaves) -An elegant scent of strong, warm tobacco leaves
  9. COCO COCO (Coconut) – Soft and sensual, with a subtle bitter green edge
  10. CITGER (Citronella & Geranium) – The zesty citrus scents act as a natural mosquito repellent
  11. FLOR DE MAYO (Frangipani) – The sweet and warm Plumeria flower with a touch of Jasmine
  12. EUCACED  (Eucaliptus & Ceder) – A woodsy, fresh aroma from the eucalyptus leaves and lush cedar freshness
  13. MENLI (Mint & Lime) – Citrusy and delicious lime with sweet notes of fresh mint

The Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection featured the Vela Aromatica Scented Candle ($75.00) in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo, Flor de Mayo, Roses Frescas, Roses Secas, and Maderas; the Aroma de Ambiente Room Diffuser (375ml – $135.00 and 750ml – $235.00) in Coco Coco, Tabaco, Flor de Naranjo, and Roses Frescas; the Agua de Perfume Eau de Parfum (100ml – $125.00) in Coco Coco, Flor de Mayo, Roses Frescas, Roses Secas, Maderas, and Agave; the Colonia de Ambiente Room & Linen Spray (100ml – $72.00) in Coco Coco, Flor de Naranjo, Roses Frescas, and Lavman; the Agua de Colonia Eau de Cologne (100ml – $92.00) in Tabaco and Flor de Naranjo; the Aceite de Baño Bath Oil (100ml – $62.00) in Coco Coco, Roses Frescas, and Tabaco; and the Colonia Repelente Mosquito Repellent (55ml x 2 bottles/box – $45.00) in Citger.

What are your thoughts on the Coqui Coqui X Club Monaco Spring 2018 Collection? You can preview the collection at Club Monaco’s 160 5th Avenue location, and learn more about the luxury fragrance brand on www.coquicoqui.com.