‘Tis the Season for Transparency for Counter Culture and Wendelboe

Photo courtesy of Counter Culture Coffee. Tim Wendelboe and Counter Culture Coffee, two of the most progressive forces in specialty coffee trading and transparency over the past decade, opened up their books recently to show the whole wide world approximately how much they paid for green coffee in 2017. Both companies have produced transparency reports for years, each with a stated intention to not only provide customers with an idea of why their coffees cost what they do, but to display [...]

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Givenchy Gentleman 1974: From Hippie to Gentleman

Givenchy Gentleman was launched in 1974 and the fragrance was created as an addition to the first masculine couture collection Gentleman Givenchy that was created some years before (1969). The reformulated Gentleman Givenchy  The Givenchy boutique for men appeared in Paris in 1969. It was logical – the fragrance (1974) followed fashion (1969). The same reason explains why the new Gentleman Givenchy (2017) fragrance appeared in 2017 – it shows how much the character and the basic codes of masculine fashion [...]

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How to Be Cool: 13 Lessons to Ace the Art of Being Adored & Admired

We all want to know how to be cool, but only a small handful of people actually pull it off. It takes some skill, but it’s not unachievable. In high school, I wasn’t cool. Okay, I wasn’t completely an outcast either. I liked to call myself a floater. I would go from social group to social group, spreading out my time evenly among everyone, and it worked for me. I wanted and kinda still want to be the cool girl. [...]

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Sea Salt Spray vs. Sugar Spray: Which is the Key to Your Best Beachy Hair?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have good beach hair. The entire “beach hair don’t care” premise is lost on me. Something about my particular hair texture — not entirely straight nor curly, doesn’t respond well to air drying naturally — never allows me to have good hair when I’m actually at the beach. My beach hair leaves me caring very much about the fact that I look more like Medusa and less like a mermaid. However, I’ve found that sea salt sprays [...]

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Cindy Crawford Looks Stiff and Uncomfortable on Tatler’s September Cover

Does the magazine industry secretly have it in for Cindy Crawford? It’s sure starting to look that way given the fact that over the past four months, both Town & Country and Vogue Turkey have failed to do the modeling legend justice. We know the industry is currently trying to make Kaia Gerber happen, but they sure are giving her mom a hard time. Now it’s Tatler that manages to botch up its shoot with the original 90s supermodel, as [...]

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The Extraction’s Delivery Drones Know When You’re Sleepy

Are cafe-themed videos games the new coffee soda? Last week an odd one popped up, and a second has bubbled to the surface this week called Necrobarista, set for release next year by Australian game designer Route 59. In it, a colorful cast of the un-dead return to an Australian coffeehouse for an “Alchemical” cuppa, according to NintendoLife: In a magical Melbourne cafe, the dead have returned for one last night and one last cup of coffee. In this cel-shaded visual [...]

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Italian Salmon with Tomato Basil Salsa

[unable to retrieve full-text content] This Italian Salmon with Tomato Basil Salsa is one of those dishes that is shockingly simple but so full of flavor, you will make it for busy weeknights and dinner parties just the same. Served with Crispy Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Creamy Ricotta Spaghetti Squash or whole wheat pasta, you have a healthy and satisfying meal. Baked Italian Salmon comes together in about 15 minutes, making it perfect for busy nights.  The salmon is seared with a [...]

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Instant Pot Coconut Tandoori Chicken

Magic Green Sauce? Made with all green foods // whipped up in five minutes // eaten every day for the rest of my life. I’ve been just WAITING for the right time to share this sauce, and by waiting I do definitely mean hoarding. Friends, readers, good sauce loving people of the world: let me introduce you to 5 Minute Magic Green Sauce. Loaded with avocados, garlic, parsley, cilantro, olive oil, jalapeño, lime juice, salt, and pistachios, it might be [...]

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2 Crucial Ways to Save Your Struggling Relationship

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Do you feel like you and your partner are slowly drifting apart? Do you know how to keep your relationship from ending? If you were to rate your relationship right now where would you put it on a scale of 1-10? Does it totally suck? Do you fight constantly or are you always mad at your partner for something or disappointed in [...]

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8 Gimmicky Beauty Products That Actually Work

How many times have you seen a beauty blogger rave about a new product and instantly purchased it — only to find out later that it didn’t live up to the hype? With beauty brands constantly vying to own the next breakthrough product or technology, many innovations seem too good to be true (and sometimes are). Instead of spending hundreds of dollars trying products that don’t deliver, you’ve got us. From reusable manicures that claim to be non-damaging yet resilient [...]

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