Posts Written On May 23, 2014

Don’t Leave Your Dogs in the Car!

Sitting in a hot car can pose a serious threat to canines’ health. To help raise awareness of this issue, Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is offering a photo and blog article containing a useful breakdown of how hot a vehicle’s interior can become in specific amounts of time.


If a car is sitting outside and not running when it is 68 degrees, the temperature of the car’s interior can jump to 81 degrees within 10 minutes. The temperature can reach up to 115 degrees in an hour.

If a car is sitting outdoors when it is 90 degrees, the interior can reach up to 136 degrees within an hour.

Additional details about high temperatures inside vehicles are available in the informative photo from Pets Best that is attached and pasted belowMore information is also available in this Pets Best blog article:

If a dog is left inside a hot car that isn’t running, the animal is vulnerable to heat stroke. This can lead to damage to the brain and other organs.



@FjallRavenUSA Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Media Preview


Check out some of  our favourite pieces from the Fjällräven Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Media Preview that we attended last week.

“In the 1950’s, 14 year-old Åke Nordin from Örnsköldsvik in Northern Sweden spent more time outdoors than indoors. After many long treks in the mountains, Åke decided the backpacks at the time were unsatisfactory and took matters into his own hands by building a wooden frame. This evenly distributed weight across his back so the pack did not end up uneven, pear-shaped, and uncomfortable. It also meant he could carry more weight with ease. Åke’s innovation quickly caught on and in 1960 Fjällräven became the first to commercially make and distribute framed backpacks.”


“Fjällräven means Arctic Fox in Swedish, honoring the small and highly adaptable predator that lives in the Swedish mountains under the harshest conditions. From the small town of Örnsköldsvik, Fjällräven has now expanded to every corner in the world. The fundamental ideas remain the same; provide functional, durable, and timeless equipment to make the outdoors more enjoyable for all. We continue to find smart, innovative solutions to make every adventure an unforgettable one.”

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Juice Inspired Beauty Boosters by @AmarteSkincare

Ginkgo Nut
Traditionally used to treat of respiratory ailments, gingko nut is a small piece inside the ginkgo fruit that possesses concentrated antioxidant activity, rich in Vitamins C and E. The extract has probable anti-inflammatory properties and aids fibroblast production of collagen and elastin. Amarte Ultra Veil® ($45, uses ginkgo nut extract along with other extracts serve to protect and condition skin while offering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help promote positive collagen and elastin balance.image014


Cucumber is widely known as a soothing, cooling and healing agent. With vital fatty acids and anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin E and Zinc, cucumber oil protects the skin and aids in healing. Proteolytic enzymes refine the skin and help keep pores clean and clear. Amarte Aqua Veil® Pure Hydration Serum ($57, is a deeply hydrating formula that incorporates cucumber to optimize skin’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. A visible magic-water veil is formed immediately upon application with resultant coolness and softness.

image010Aloe Vera
Known for its anti-inflammatory, soothing, and healing properties, aloe vera’s active provide antimicrobial activity to alleviate skin irritations and infections. Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream ($55, uses aloe to brighten, hydrate, and heal the skin – while it softens and smoothes for a natural look.


Grapefruit contains high amounts of Vitamin A and C, minerals and anti-oxidants and stimulates the production of skin collagen to bring smoothness and elasticity to the skin. Grapefruit has a retinol antioxidant that gives your skin softness and, renews damaged skin and treats skin pigmentation—also helps to smooth wrinkles and age spots and protects against UV rays. Amarte Wonder Cream ($97, uses grapefruit extract to revitalize the skin and protect against external factors such as UV rays, irritation, and environmental toxins.image002