Posts Written On June 2019

Modernist Cuisine Gallery Now Open In La Jolla

The first gallery to focus solely on food photography by a single artist is now open in La Jolla, CA. Introducing Modernist Cuisine Gallery where the groundbreaking works of world-renowned photographer, chef, scientist, and author Nathan Myhrvold transports beholders to the intersection of fine art, food photography, and science. Located at 1241 Prospect Street in downtown La Jolla, the 2,200 square-foot gallery sells limited-edition prints of food photography taken by Myhrvold, including photos found in the books he has co-authored: Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science, Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, Modernist Bread, and the forthcoming Modernist Pizza. His newest location joins Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Seattle as home to the most disruptive food photography galleries in the world while marking Myhrvold’s first-ever in California and most expansive to date. 
Wine glasses dancing in a tempest of red, pint glasses battling it out for bartop supremacy, raspberries plunging through pristine water, an unsuspecting group of french fries in the path of a suspended blast of ketchup… just a small taste of sights and scenes on display from the lens of Myhrvold and the culinary lab of Modernist Cuisine. Each print is produced using the highest quality and most durable print methods available, and the opening collection debuts stunning new photos and iconic images from the books as well as food-inspired landscapes and microscopic wonders. The prints are available in several frame, media, and size options—including large-scale options for big spaces – available for shipping worldwide.
It was nearly a decade ago when Myhrvold recognized an exciting opportunity to forge a new genre in food photography – portray food in unexpected ways that both fascinate viewers and illustrate the science at work in cooking. The culinary and photography world latched onto his approach in 2011 with the release of Modernist Cuisine: The Art & Science, which prominently captured subject matter in a new, unconventional fashion. Myhrvold and his team at Modernist Cuisine cut cooking equipment and food in half, custom-built lenses to photograph ingredients under a microscope, and used techniques not typically used in food photography to redefine the genre. The books and photography garnered awards and praise around the world and inspired Myhrvold to create a photo book, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, and a food photography exhibit that has traveled to museums around the country.   
Almost immediately after publishing the first book, prints of the photos were in demand. As the portfolio expanded with subsequent books, the idea of the Modernist Cuisine Gallery took form. He opened a Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Seattle gallery but waited to open a La Jolla location until he found the perfect spot.
La Jolla has everything that goes into our pictures: great food, science, technology, and art. What it hasn’t had is a gallery dedicated to food photography, but we’re fixing that.” commented Myhrvold, who grew up in Southern California. “I am excited to open the gallery in a community with an unmatched lifestyle, dedication to science and technology, and appreciation for art.” 
Modernist Cuisine Gallery visitors are able to purchase large, limited-edition prints of Nathan Myhrvold’s photography; printed in a variety of sizes, formats, and frames and shipped worldwide. Updates on the gallery, the full art collection, and press photos can be found on modernistcuisinegallery.com.
New Gallery Location:
La Jolla
: 1241 Prospect St. La Jolla, CA 92037
 
For all gallery updates follow @modcuisinegallery on Instagram. 
About Nathan Myhrvold:
Nathan Myhrvold is the lead author and photographer of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, Modernist Bread, and forthcoming Modernist Pizza. He routinely pushes the boundaries of culinary science as a chef, scientist, photographer, and author. Myhrvold has had a passion for photography since he was a child. He continued to pursue photography even while doing postdoctoral cosmology work with Stephen Hawking and working alongside Bill Gates as the chief technology officer of Microsoft. After retiring from Microsoft, Myhrvold founded Intellectual Ventures and focused more time on the pursuit of his lifelong interests. Inspired by the void in literature about culinary science and the cutting-edge techniques used in the world’s best restaurants, he assembled the Modernist Cuisine team to share the beauty and science of cooking with others. The striking imagery of the team’s self-published books has captivated readers and garnered awards and recognition around the world.
About Modernist Cuisine Gallery:
Modernist Cuisine Gallery is the first gallery in the world to sell food photography by a single artist. Nathan Myhrvold’s books and photography, available in several sizes, are available for purchase. The gallery opened its first location in May 2017 at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, its second in November 2017 at 305 Royal Street in the French Quarters of New Orleans, Louisiana, its third in December of 2018 in Downtown Seattle, one block from Pike Place Market and his most expansive location in La Jolla, CA on 1241 Prospect St. The artwork includes photography featured in Nathan Myhrvold’s Modernist Cuisine books plus photography taken exclusively for the gallery. 
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KINDri: NEW Celebrity Favorite, Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand

Do you know the new summer skincare regimens – harnesses the power of the cactus and shares the story of life reinvented as an entrepreneur after 60 in Hollywood. Robin McDonald is the celebrity esthetician, actress, writer and extreme cactus enthusiast behind KINDri.

Embodying the holistic lifestyle of the Southwest, you’ll find her formulas are infused with the potent plant based components of the southwest like organic prickly pear cactus seed oil, apple stem cell, aloe vera, avocado and citrus.

Discover the LA-based brand and creator/founder that Charlize Theron considers her “go to”. Robin McDonald’s passion and care for the wellness of skin is evident in KINDri’s mantra which is to not only be kind to your skin but the earth as well.

The cactus is living out its fame lately in pop culture. Mini cacti are becoming the new house plant while images of this prickly plant adorn our clothing, bedding and linens. Perhaps it’s time to look at this desert-dweller for its health benefits rather than the bedroom theme we swoon over at IKEA.

McDonald points out that potent cactus oil secretions in KINDri Skin Care naturally increase cellular turnover while strengthening your skin’s ability to take on the elements and stresses of everyday life. Ingredients like organic prickly pear cactus seed oil have multiple anti-aging properties that stimulate collagen and hydrate and plump skin.

Experience this cruelty-free brand’s collection of oils, creams, mists and cleansers for skin that thrives from a holistic, desert approach.

Summer must-haves:

Cactus & Rose Illuminating Face Oil – Your skin will glow! Hydrating Organic Prickly Pear Seed (cactus) Oil, reparative 4% Apple Stem Cell and the anti-inflammatory properties of Rose Essential Oil make up this potent serum.

Quench – A lightweight drink of water for the skin. Contains Organically Grown Aloe Vera, Citrus and Eucalyptus to clarify, soothe and calm a normal to oily complexion.

Desert Dew Facial Mist – Hydrating Cactus and Rose Floral Waters are infused with uplifting cucumber Seed and Organic Witch Hazel to refresh and balance any skin type.

Avocado Smoothie – A powerful blend of 2% Organic Apple Stem Cell and potent Organic Prickly Pear Seed (cactus) Oil naturally increases cellular rejuvenation.  Our newly reformulated extra rich day to night cream defends skin against harsh environmental conditions in the day, soothes and revitalizes while you sleep and has a fresh, clean aroma.

About Robin McDonald:

Robin is a celebrity esthetician, actress, writer and extreme cactus enthusiast based in Los Angeles, California. Having a love for the vast and beautiful desert, she incorporates its indigenous components like super collagen stimulating Organic Prickly Pear Cactus Seed Oil, rejuvenating Apple Stem Cell, cooling Aloe Vera and invigorating Citrus into her Skin Care formulas, embodying the holistic lifestyle of the Southwest.

The potent cactus oil secretions in KINDri Skin Care naturally increase cellular turnover while strengthening your skin’s ability to take on the elements and stresses of every day life. For more information, visit https://www.kindri.com/.

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Empowerment through jewelry – Ocean Inspired Jewelry by Gogh Jewelry Design

Diving meets delicate jewelry designs with Gogh Jewelry Design’s collection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and gemstones, created by stuntwoman and PADI AmbassaDiver, Szilvia Gogh. From turquoise found near the Red Sea to mala beads in Nepal, each handcrafted piece is inspired by Szilvia’s travels.

This ocean jewelry collection features  both mythical and real ocean themes: mermaid jewelry, shark jewelry, seahorse jewelry, turtle jewelry, octopus jewelry, scuba diver necklaces and other ocean bracelets.

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Ocean Beauty Wrap Bracelet with Abalone

$59.00

Ocean Beauty Wrap Bracelet with Abalone & Beach Flower Charms embellished Midnight Dark Crystal – The abalone shell is the crown jewel of the Pacific; its iridescent colors are enchanting. Abalone reminds us of the beauties of the ocean on a sunny day. Shell is about 1/2 Inch.

A silver EP flower completes this fun piece. Flower is a symbol of generosity, youthful innocence and patience. 27 inch long. Wear it as a layered bracelet or as a stylish, chick, long necklace – It is up to how do you feel the morning you wake up. Sterling Silver Clasp. Handmade with Love in California.

Mermaid Soul – Pearl and Leather Wrap Bracelet with Mermaid Button

$59.00

Mermaid Women are… very confusing. As beings of the Wild Feminine Divine, they are creatures of beautiful contradiction and wondrous paradox. They can be one thing, yet at the same time, be it’s complete opposite. Sweet and childlike, but wise and Queenly. Ravishingly sexual yet pure and innocent. Extroverted and introverted. They can hold two contradicting emotions or beliefs at once, with ease. Mermaid women are shapeshifters, able to embody all sides of the All at all times.

Pearl is the “Stone of Truth, Faith and Love,” enhances personal integrity and helps provide focus and deep meaning to the object of your attention, bringing you wisdom and spiritual guidance. Pearl signifies sincerity, faith and loyalty to your cause. Pearls help one connect with the Goddess, the ultimate feminine energy. Pearls have been used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and muscular systems, as well as to aid fertility and to ease childbirth. 

Strung Fresh Water Pearls alternating with midnight dark crystals. Added super soft leather with a double knot as closure. The Antique Silver Color Mermaid 9/16 inch ( 15 mm ) Pewter Metal Button completes this mermaid soul bracelet. Handmade with Love in California.

Handcrafted jewelry inspires two types of value. There’s the monetary value expensive diamonds and gems provide. The second type of value is sentimental. A piece of jewelry that has meaning and purpose can offer more value than opulence. For jewelry designer Szilvia Gogh, pieces can be beautiful and say something too. This is the philosophy you’ll find within the collections of Gogh Jewelry Design.

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Wash Your Nose for Better Breathing!

You wash your hands, eat your veggies and stay away from sick people, all in an effort to stay healthy. But there’s one more thing you can do to stay healthier – wash your nose. That’s right, washing your nose is good for you, and there’s a multitude of studies to prove it. Nasopure is the comfortable way to breathe better, naturally.

Nasopure’s buffered saline nasal wash is designed to flush away the allergens, irritants and infectious particles you breathe in every day. Your filter, the nose, processes 10,000 liters per air each day. Does it make sense to clean this filter? Science Says Yes. Nasopure washes the nasal passages before these irritants have a chance to invade the body and wreak havoc – got you it now? If so, get it tomorrow by shopping on Amazon Prime.

Nasopure’s unique design offers a user controlled flush with patented water lines to ensure the proper flow along the nasal floor, avoiding the  common complaints of drowning sensation. Not Nasopure. The salt packets have the highest buffering content, offering an effective and soothing experience.

It’s different than other rinses because it doesn’t push debris into sinus cavity but flushes along the nasal floor, actually encourages natural sinus drainage. The patented ergonomic designed bottle along with the ideal saline and buffering makes this the one for comfort and effectiveness and ease of use.

Don’t want the kids to get the flu, don’t like having asthma attacks, tired of your spouse constantly sneezing due to allergies? Nasopure can help stop those problems before they start! It can also help combat sinus infections, colds, influenza, relieve congestion, help you stay healthy while traveling, expel occupational irritants and more. And when you stay healthy, you can avoid having to overuse medications. So clean your nose with Nasopure and breathe better naturally!

Why You’ll Love Nasopure:

  • Comfortable enough for even a two-year-old to use
  • Resealable cap & travel friendly
  • BPA Free
  • Affordable
  • Free of Chemicals – All Natural
  • Perfect balance saline mix
  • Easy to use
  • Developed by a pediatrician using a mothers wisdom

About Nasopure:

Nasopure was developed by pediatrician Dr. Hana Solomon after seeing the need for a comfortable solution to nasal health. She wanted to extend her oath – First Do No Harm and is passionate about helping people breathe easier, naturally.

She started BeWell Health, LLC in 2007 to offer Nasopure, The Most Comfortable Nose Wash In The World, in the hopes of reducing the public’s use of unnecessary and harmful medication and promoting patient empowerment through sharing knowledge. Nasopure is now sold around the world. Dr. Hana says “Our prime directive is KEEPING THE WORLD CLEAN, one itchy, snotty, drippy, sneezy, congested nose at a time!”

Don’t worry, BrEathe HAPPY!

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Summer on The Beach with Sonrei Sea Clearly Translucent Gel Sunscreen

Hey girls, It’s almost July – The best timing in a year for beach vacations. Do you have plans? Well, before you have plans, you should make plans for your skin’s sun protection. You enjoy the sunshine, but your skin says no. Even though you don’t really feel the sun damage to your skin at all, it actually happens. Having a good sunscreen with you is so important which protects your skin from itchy, rash, or even potential cancers. Yes, that is how important sunscreen is!

Sonrei, LLC has announced the launch of its eco-friendly, gel-based sunscreen line, available for purchase from June 17, 2019. “Crafted for every kind,” Sonrei is driven by a commitment of bringing to market a translucent broad-spectrum SPF with environmental principles at the core.

Sonrei Sea Clearly Translucent Gel Sunscreen is a premium sunscreen providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Developed for all ethnicities and skin tones in the form of a translucent gel, Sonrei provides sun protection via a proprietary gel with three powerful antioxidants: Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and gender, Sonrei‘s gentle, spreadable gel melts into the skin, leaving a velvety matte finish without the appearance of a white cast.

“We’ve created cosmetically elegant products that people will love applying, while providing safe and effective sun protection. From outdoor leisure to high intensity activities, we hope to help increase the number of people consistently using sun protection,” said Dustin Holt, Co-Founder.

Currently available in two formulas, the sunscreen line includes the Sonrei Sea Clearly Translucent Gel Sunscreen SPF 30 and Sonrei Sea Clearly Translucent Gel Sunscreen SPF 50, both for $24.99.

Rooted with Organoshield technology, the Sonrei Sea Clearly formulation creates a smooth film that dries quickly and bonds effectively to the skin, creating a safe, protecting layer that remains in place, no matter the activity. The triple antioxidant-rich ingredients help maintain the skin’s protective barrier and improve texture, quality, moisture retention and hydration.

Sonrei Sea Clearly Sunscreen is a premium, environmentally-conscious sunscreen providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection for all skin types and pigments in the form of a translucent gel. Not watered down, Sonrei provides concentrated, water resistant sun protection via a proprietary organogel with three powerful antioxidants: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Ferulic Acid. Sonrei’s gentle, spreadable gel melts into the skin and leaves a velvety matte finish. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, genders, and skin colors, Sonrei stays where it is applied and won’t run.

Other key qualities include:

  • Water and sweat resistant, up to 80 minutes
  • Vegan, GMO and Gluten-Free
  • Reef-friendly ingredients that are free of Oxybenzone and Octinoxate
  • Non-irritating and free of alcohol, fragrance and parabens
  • Non-greasy and safe for both the face and body

Sonrei was born out of a need for a sunscreen that looks and feels as good as it works,” said Kaya Patel, Co-Founder. “Let’s face it, nobody likes putting on sunscreen, we want to abolish that stigma with a clean alternative that goes on clear and doesn’t leave a messy white residue, no matter the skin tone. Sonrei Sea Clearly is sunscreen reimagined, from our proprietary Organoshield technology to our commitment to 1% For the Planet.”

Sonrei Sea Clearly Translucent Gel Sunscreen (3.4 fl oz) is available from June 17 at sonreiskin.com, as well as on Instagram and Facebook, each for $24.99. Free shipping is available on all domestic orders.

About Sonrei, LLC
Sonrei is a California and Illinois-based company, established in 2018 by four co-founders with a vision for positively touching the lives of our customers. A majority of our founding team has either Indian or Brazilian roots, so for years we’ve dealt with the frustration that is applying white sunscreen to darker skin. We developed a sunscreen that actually feels good on your skin and may appeal to all ethnicities. Sonrei is named from the Spanish verb for smile, “sonreir,” because we know our sunscreen will leave our customers grinning. As an eco-spirited brand, Sonrei Sea Clearly is crafted with environmental artistry, and as a partner of 1% For The Planet, Sonrei is giving 1% of gross sales each year to carefully-vetted environmental nonprofit partners. For more information or to shop online, visit sonreiskin.com and follow on Instagram: @SonreiSkin and Facebook: @SonreiSkin.

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Dr Teal’s Introduces Aluminum Free Deodorants That Provide Clinically Proven All-Day Protection

Dr Teal‘s has released a new line of aluminum free deodorants that are clinically proven to protect against odor and absorb wetness all day. Dr Teal‘s Aluminum Free Deodorants are now available nationwide in popular scents including Coconut Oil, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Charcoal.

“Thanks to our proprietary formula that includes magnesium, arrowroot powder, and baking soda, there is finally an aluminum free option that is clinically proven to fight odor and absorb wetness all day,” says Brad Essig, Chief Marketing Officer, PDC Brands. “Each variation of our proprietary formula is also infused with refreshing essential oils, jojoba oil and shea butter to leave skin nourished and smelling wonderful.”

Dermatologist tested, vegan and safe for sensitive skin, Dr Teal‘s Aluminum Free Deodorant is made without aluminum, parabens, phthalates and propylene glycol, and has never been tested on animals.

“Aluminum and other chemicals can be harmful to the body, and most people don’t realize the antiperspirant they use each day contains aluminum,” said Dr. Taz Bhatia, Integrative Health Expert & Founder of CentreSpring MD. “Using an aluminum free deodorant is a simple and easy change you can incorporate in your daily routine.”

Available on shelves nationwide, consumers can find Dr Teal‘s Aluminum Free Deodorant at most major retailers for an affordable suggested retail price of $5.99.

About Dr Teal‘s
Dr Teal‘s is a leading wellness and personal care brand offering a range of bath and body products that relax and soothe both body and mind, including Epsom Salt Soaks, essential oil infused bath additives, body washes, hand & body lotions, and the brand-new Aluminum Free Deodorants.

About PDC Brands
Founded in 1981, PDC has emerged as a global leader in beauty and wellness, with a portfolio of category-leading brands including Cantu®, Dr Teal‘s®, Eylure®, and Body Fantasies®. PDC’s portfolio of products can be found at major mass, chain drug, grocery and specialty retailers throughout the US, UK and in over 60 markets around the world. PDC was recently named U.S. Supplier of the Year, Consumables, Health & Wellness, by Walmart. PDC is owned by affiliates of CVC and Leonard Green & Partners, as well as its management. For more information, please visit: www.pdcbeauty.com.

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