'We may not know her well in the States yet, but I think that is about to change. A superstar blogger in England, DeliciouslyElla has created a new product line for NYR. I simply wanted to share this for a hint of what's to come. This premium skin care set is infused with amazing and efficacious natural ingredients including Rose, Cucumber and Lime. Can you imagine? Delicious indeed! Premieres in September. Contact me for samples by commenting below!
I have so much fear now about the chemicals in our life and our lost connection to nature. I don't want that fear in my life, so I take steps to alleviate my concerns. Steps that work for me and my family.
I buy as much organic food as I can, and yes, it has been a fiscally painful decision. Luckily we have a payoff because do feel better and the food tastes better.
I know that pesticides, preservatives and the like were developed with the best of intentions. Our modern life requires a certain amount of chemical support, but we have gone too far and I want to turn the clock back a little for me and mine.
My amazing mother in law, Merrily, introduced me to essential oils and they have replaced a number of tools. I am *very* grateful that aspirin, ibuprofen, and aleve exist, but I would much rather put a touch of peppermint and lavender on my head for a headache. Same with arnica or panaway on minor injuries. I'd rather use NYR's hand defense than hand sanitizer with triclosan or triclocarban. And I'd rather use lemon eucalyptus than DEET, and I'd rather use skincare and cosmetics that are proven safe.
I know it is important to understand balance and to understand that everyone is doing the best they can, but our need to control our environment has led to some bad outcomes that I know we can address. My way is to choose organic wherever possible, and avoid using chemicals on our bodies or our house.
Do you agree with Jane Goodall? Are you leaving man made chemicals behind?
Nothing changes us like travel, don't you think? Even armchair travel has the power to transform. Our latest collection, From Rome, With Love is a luscious armchair travel experience that is brought to life like a great novel. You can put it on and feel the inspiration of the magical Trevi fountain or the ancient lines of the Pantheon.
I have never been to Italy (or anywhere in Europe yet!) but I am enjoying exploring what inspired our designers and I've put a few of my favorites below.
If a trip to Italy isn't actually in your immediate future, come with me on this virtual journey that includes the tactile experience of the jewelry itself and then take yourself off to the nearest Italian restaurant for the music and taste of Italy to round out your virtual vaca.
Black is eternally cool and this new collection from Chloe and Isabel takes cool to a whole 'nother level! The Atlas Collection inspiration starts with the special beauty of all of Iceland and particularly captures the natural phenomena and legendary folklore of the scenic village Vikoff on coastal Iceland with it's icy black sand beaches.
Have you ever seen the dramatic, crisp beauty of that land? Wow. Stay tuned and I'll share some of the beauty and history of Iceland and other Nordic countries over the next few weeks.
To quote the genius designers in our NYC offices who designed this collection, "semi-precious rock crystals reflect the regions pristine glacial valleys, while bold, jet black stones evoke the breathtaking volcanic sands" Yeah, they do.
These dramatic but not ostentatious pieces are set in faceted geometric shapes + angles inspired by sleek Scandinavian design and they add a touch of instant cool to your look with these modern, on-trend treasures.
In these pieces you will feel in control, confident and cool.
Scroll throught the interactive look book here and make a purchase that will make your outfit and make your day and certainly make you smile :D
Hi! I am Cynthia and I blog about rediscovering simple & precious creativity in our lives and how that can generate true confidence.