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Travel Essentials For Weekend Getaways

Memorial Day Essentials 

Memorial Day is approaching and that weekend we celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer. Queue backyard and rooftop barbecues, casual and summer Fridays and ice coffee-everything. And since summer and everything fun is all we begin thinking about, it’s when we start thinking about running away for the weekend.

I love hopping down to Philadelphia and exploring its burgeoning food scene and maybe, just maybe I’ll make it to Maine this year. One thing I’ve come to realize, however, is although you’re escaping for a few days, you can’t depend on your hotel to stock quality grooming essentials. Grab these essentials and take them along for the ride.

Kiehl’s
Since you can’t take everything with you, where will you cut a corner? Maybe a 2-in-1 product is what you need and why not look to Kiehl’s for the answer. Their Cross-Terrain All-In-One Refueling Wash is packed with goodies like Aloe Vera, vitamin E, and citrus oil and will keep you squeaky clean from head to toe.

Bulldog Natural Skincare
Since your routine will be thrown off in the name of fun, slash time of your morning shave sensibly. Bulldog Natural’s shave gel has 8 essential oils, aloe Vera and jojoba to moisturize, and protect your face, while quickly moving your razor along sans any irritation.

Baxter of California
While the look of Baxter of California’s Citrus deodorant can be deceivingly simple, it packs a subtle punch. It’s so light you won’t even notice you’re being protected all day long.

Ursa Major
Loaded with all natural and organic ingredients, here is another combo pack you don’t want to leave behind. Ursa Major’s Fortifying Face Balm fights ingrown and razor burns with its soothing antiseptic properties, and provides anti-aging benefits. The best part, all of that won’t leave your face feeling greasy as it quickly absorbs into you skin.

Thirdman
The beautiful thing about fresh, citrus scents is they can be worn anywhere. One of the things that has bothered me about them is that many lack depth. Thirdman has created a collection of invigorating Eau de Cologne’s that are far from basic. Eau de Nomade’s Sicilian lemon, blood orange and cardamom are beautifully balanced and what you get is a zesty, slightly sweet and tantalizingly warm scent that’s far from your average summer cologne.

Kiehl’s x Kenny Scharf Holiday Collaboration


By now I’m sure you’ve noticed the change that has occurred at retail. It went from summer to Christmas and every year it seems like it’s happening earlier. Well, no matter how you feel about that, your favorite apothecary Kiehl’s has a holiday promotion you should pay attention too.

Kiehl’s has tapped New York Pop artist, Kenny Scharf to redesign the packaging on its popular Crème de Corps collection. This promotion is part of their annual holiday tradition with philanthropic ties. 100% of the worldwide net profits or up to $200,000 will be donated to children’s charities. According to a press release in support of this promotion, “In the U.S., proceeds will support RXart a non-profit national organization, committed to fostering artistic expression and awareness through the challenging, yet rewarding task of engaging young patients through contemporary art in pediatric hospitals. RxArt is dedicated to placing original fine art in patient, procedure and examination rooms of healthcare facilities, for the engagement and comfort of patients.”

The Creme de Corps collection with Kenny Scharf’s designs are available now on Kiehls.com.

Good Read…

I can never get a enough of men’s fashion. So when the New York Times Style Magazine focuses its attention on us, it’s even more of a reason to grab the Sunday paper. Continue reading

Kiehl’s Superably Restorative Skin Salve

I’m all about anything fragrant. I think it adds another dimension to life. That’s why I’ve decided to open this forum up a bit. Friends of mine, who have been reading my chronicles here, have suggested talking things other than colognes. I thought about it, but knew the moment I smelled Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Skin Salve, that I had to.

I was on set for a photo shoot when I asked the makeup artist to suggest something for my hair. Admittedly, I don’t pay much attention to it. An occasional line up, maybe a brush or two and that’s it. But I’m aiming to be better in that department. If I’m going to smell great, I might as well have good looking hair. Especially with my rolling grays!!! Well, she pulled out this little jar containing a pomade looking substance and before she could even explain why it was beneficial, it’s fragrance had me. Then, as she was explaining it, the model who was a few feet away chimed in, “that smells amazing, what is it?”

It’s blended with Cedarwood, Orange, Patchouli, and Eucalyptus oils for a very fragrant yet manly appeal.

Almost exclusively found in Morocco, Argan Oil comes from nuts produced by the argan tree. It contains essential fatty acids, is high in Vitamin E (those of us who have dry skin know vitamin E is one of our best friends) and is said to have age-defying effects. It can be used on your skin, nails and hair. The makeup artist told me it would give my hair a smooth appearance and tame fly aways. Fly aways I don’t have to worry about but adding another layer of smell good to my being is what made the $25 purchase at Kiehl’s worth every penny.

To learn more about this product and the women cooperatives that make it, check out this section of the Kiehl’s website and a story from the New York Times T Magazine.