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Beach Lovers Attention! You Should Have U-Stand For Your Next Beach Trip

Fill your U-Stand with weight (sand, water, ice and drinks), insert any umbrella, and enjoy stress free shade. Tired of sandy drinks? The U-Stand features a two-piece table top with 4 full size upholders! Also tired of digging holes for your umbrella, only for it to go flying down the beach with one gust of wind? Don’t worry, U-Stand got you covered.

This multi-purpose, portable umbrella stand was originally made for the beach but let’s be honest, the possibilities are endless with the UStand! It comes fully equipped with a storage base for all your beach or pool gear and an umbrella stand to help you soak up the sun without getting burnt!

U-Stand “Shade Anywhere” is a “patent pending”, portable bucket with a tube that runs through its center and opens up at the top. It is engineered to be highly portable, incredibly lightweight, and rugged enough to withstand the abuse of everyday use.

The empty U-Stand can be easily taken to the beach, filled up with sand, and set up with a beach umbrella. Imagine a bucket full of beach sand incessantly preventing your umbrella from taking off. That’s U-Stand for you. Filling it up with sand sounds too much of work? Fill it up with water. You can even bring ice in it from home.

The intelligently designed bucket stand offers a flat tabletop with cupholders on top of it for convenience. It’s the ultimate beach accessory.

How It Works:

STEP 1 – Fill up the U-Stand with beach gear, attach the lids.

STEP 2 – Carry the U-Stand with shoulder strap to your destination.

STEP 3 – Empty your beach gear.

STEP 4 – Fill the U-Stand with something heavy, Sand (90lbs), Water (60lbs), Ice & Drinks (50lbs).
Warning: The U-Stand is designed to support your beach umbrella. The U-Stand must be filled with weight. DO NOT PUT UMBRELLA IN WITHOUT WEIGHT! 

STEP 5 – Attach lids to the top

STEP 6 – Insert beach umbrella pole through center tube and push into sand at least 6 inches.

STEP 7 – Tighten set screw to secure the U-Stand to the beach umbrella pole.

STEP 8 – Open beach umbrella. SIT BACK AND RELAX -ENJOY THE SHADE 


Where can you use the U-Stand?

  • Use it at the beach
  • Backyard
  • Outdoor Concert
  • Sporting Events
  • Lake

When used correctly the U-Stand has been proven an effective way to reduce fly-away umbrellas. Use caution when winds are gusting and close your umbrella when the conditions are too strong. IMPORTANT: Always fill your U-Stand completely with heavy weight (Sand, Water, Rocks) when winds are strong.

If you are doing holiday shopping lately. You should totally add U-Stand into your shopping list. As social distancing is still required, going to beach is the activity we always do in South California. Enjoy the beach time and feeling the warm sunshine. U-Stand solves a lot of “beach problems” in an easy way. If you are having a tropical Christmas this year, this is also a cool tool you should carry with you.


John Legend Is Taking Time to Reflect on His Favorite Sperry Footwear

John Legend and his bulldog, Paul, make staying home look so good

Winter is coming and holiday is coming. It is the best timing to look for holiday gifts for your family, as well as for yourself. If you are struggling about men’s gifts, I would love to introduce the Sperry Legend Edit, a selection of John Legend’s favorite Sperry boat shoes, sneakers, and loafers. A good man always needs good shoes.

“I chose the shoes I really loved, that I would put in my wardrobe.” – John Legend.

John Legend, multi-platinum artist and Sperry’s 2020 Global Brand Ambassador, shares his fall closet
must-haves—from classic styles to just-in silhouettes. Check out The Legend Edit to see what John Legend
is wearing this season. Classic boat shoes. Road trip-ready driving mocs. Sporty-meets-stylish sneakers. It’s hard to promise you Legend-level singing skills. But his confident, cool style? It’s yours all season long.


Men’s Authentic Original Leather Boat Shoe


Pack the suiting pieces, and leave your loafers at home: Sperry’s A/Os are a stand-in for all occasions on your calendar.


Go on—roll those hems, and leave the socks at home. Whether heading out to sea or off for a nightcap, the A/O is built to bare some ankle.


When it says the A/Os are versatile, it means works-with-the-boldest-pattern-you-can-find versatile. (Their classic lines tend to play well with those out-there statements.)

The one that started it all, the Authentic Original is a tried-and-true icon of prep style. True to Sperry’s heritage, they’re still hand-sewn using time-honored craftsmanship, with premium materials and the wet/dry traction that made them legendary. Effortlessly setting the bar for what a real boat shoe should be, seafarers love the A/O’s capability; street-farers crave its classic cool.
  • Full-grain, unlined leather uppers resist effects of salt and freshwater to provide long lasting wear
  • Two-eye design with rust-proof eyelets and functional one-piece rawhide laces
  • Genuine hand-sewn moccasin construction conforms to your foot for durable, broken-in comfort
  • 360° Lacing System™ for a customized fit, as relaxed or tightened up as you’d like
  • Shock absorbing heel cup and Ortholite® insole provides added stability and comfort
  • The original razor-cut Wave-Siping™ for ultimate wet/dry traction provides sure footing boat deck to back deck
  • Stitched on non-marking, rubber outsole, providing long-lasting durability and flexibility


– John Legend.

Men’s Bahama II Sneaker


50 percent boat shoe, 50 percent sneaker—this boat-sneaker hybrid comes with double the wearability. Pair it with swim trunks on the boardwalk or Nantucket red chinos for a clambake. There’s nowhere these versatile kicks won’t take you.
  • Say hello and sail away with our much-loved boat-sneaker combo
  • Canvas upper featuring rawhide laces with our 360° Lacing System™ for a customized fit
  • Non-marking flexible rubber outsole with molded Wave-Siping™ provides the ultimate no-slip traction


Men’s Gold Cup Harpswell 1-Eye Driver


When a driver style has seafaring DNA, you’re in for a memorable ride. And here, it’s smoother than ever—with Anti-Shock and Vibration technology™ for next-level comfort from Point A to Point B, and beyond.
  • Rich, full-grain leather uppers
  • Rust-proof eyelets (18K gold-plated in select styles) and functional one-piece rawhide laces
  • Hand-sewn construction for durable comfort and easy-on, easy-off wear
  • Anti-Shock and Vibration (ASV) technology™ reduces the effects of shock by up to 30% for top-tier performance
  • Luxury lambskin lining surrounds the foot in softness
  • 360° Lacing System™ for a customized fit, as relaxed or tightened up as you’d like
  • Full-length, cushioned foam footbed molds to the foot for all-day comfort
  • Driver construction means low-profile styling, with molded rubber soles built for traction


– John Legend.

Men’s Gold Cup Authentic Original Lug Chukka


A substantial, carefully crafted lug sole helps provide sure footedness across seasons. Both editorial and wearable, the Gold Cup Authentic Original with a lug outsole is the ultimate in seasonal versatility.
  • Sperry’s iconic Authentic Original gets a modern twist with an autumn-ready lug outsole, extending its versatility across seasons
  • Premium full-grain leather uppers in a genuine hand-sewn construction feature rich lambskin linings and rawhide laces with our 360º Lacing System™ for a customized fit
  • Shock-absorbing, removable Ortholite® insert delivers all-day comfort, and a non-marking, molded rubber lug sole provides all-terrain traction


For over eighty years, Sperry has built a legacy of effortless, heritage products. Whether for men, women, kids, or babies, Sperry’s selection of hand-crafted footwear includes Sperry’s iconic Sperry boat shoes, sandals, loafers, flats, slippers, espadrilles, boots, sneakers, and oxfords. Available in an inspired range of colors, styles, and materials, Sperry’s timeless shoes transcend boundaries and span generations and genders with a shared commitment to quality, reliability and comfort. Sperry is the original prep icons, as they have been since 1935. Get instant access to new arrivals, best sellers, top-rated items, sales, extended sizes, and online exclusives.


Trilogy Laboratories Launches Home Facial Kit to Keep Skin Glowing During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping many spa and salon clients at home, creating challenges for skincare specialists. For aestheticians and spas seeking ways to continue connecting with clients, Trilogy Laboratories’ Botanical Home Facial kit allows professionals to continue generating business and promoting their own brand when clients are unable to visit.

Thanks to the Azul Skin Health Facial Kit, you will experience a full and relaxed spa time at home. Thinking of a Friday night, you just finish a whole week’s heavy work no matter it’s a real job or the house works, all you want is to rest. Doing a facial mask is nice, but how about doing something even cooler? Let’s bring the spa home. Azul Skin Health Facial Kit includes everything that a professional spa has, and it gives you a clear and detailed instruction. No worries about the process, because it surprisingly very simple.

What I love about this set is they even include the hair band and brush, you can definitely reuse them. When I opened the Blueberry AHA Home Peel, the nice smell makes me feel like it’s fresh fruit juice. That’s because they really use all the great ingredients to make sure you totally have the best experience.

I believe it skin health facial kit is not only for these days that we couldn’t go out, but also great for the normal days that you just want to stay home, without driving and going anywhere else. You can open your favorite wine, watching your favorite TV Shows at the same time!

This home care kit comes with everything you need to pamper yourself at home.  Keep your skin glowing in between going to your favorite skin care specialist.

Azul Skin Health Facial Kit

“Many of the spas we work with are looking for a way to continue to stay connected and care for their clients’ skin during these challenging times. We’ve developed a luxurious home kit to provide some much-needed pampering until in-office treatments become routine again,” said Kristen Flaharty, PharmD, Founder of Trilogy Laboratories.

The Botanical Home Facial kit is a four-step luxury treatment suitable for all skin types. One kit includes enough product for at least four at-home facials. Products include:

  • Botanical gel cleanser with green tea
  • Blueberry alpha hydroxy acid peel with mandelic acid and enzymes
  • Magic moisture hydrating mask
  • Green tea moisturizer with aloe, cucumber and calendula extracts
  • Cosmetic bag
  • Foundation brush (to apply peel)
  • Terry cloth hair band

Trilogy Laboratories continues to develop innovative products to serve the needs of retailers, skincare experts and beauty brands during COVID-19. It recently released a moisturizing hand mask to treat skin irritation due to over-sanitizing and washing.

To seamlessly launch or grow any brand, Trilogy Laboratories provides turn-key private labeling of luxury skincare products. From packaging to graphic design, Trilogy helps retailers create the perfect skincare line using premium medical-grade skincare products.

To purchase your facial kit at and let’s get ready for a professional home-sweet-home style spa!

About Trilogy Laboratories

Trilogy Laboratories was founded in 2014 by Dr. Kristen Flaharty, who has more than 20 years of ethical pharmaceutical product development experience. She was the driving force behind the development of the Azul brand of medical grade skin care products for Dr. Patrick Flaharty’s world-class Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa. Trilogy Laboratories manufactures highly effective private label skin care products for physicians, medical professionals, salons and spas, using scientifically proven ingredients at therapeutic concentrations. Trilogy brands include Integraderm, Azul SkinHealth and Minerale Makeup. Its manufacturing facility is an entirely self-contained innovative cosmetic and OTC-registered production facility, creating and manufacturing some of the highest quality and most effective skin care products in today’s market.


A Men’s Grooming Tool To Help You Look Good and Feel Good!

With the hard news received in California a couple of weeks ago, that we have been going back into lockdown, I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. In the midst of everything going on, I wanted to introduce a product to help the man of the house survive another quarantine lockdown and this time, with the right tools in his bathroom arsenal.

Get rid of your plastic bag and that old smoothing pad! The Wave Glyder is a patent pending smoother created to lay down the hair & enhance your waves. Created for all wavers at any stage of the game, Wave Glyder is the perfect fit to any waving routine.

Wave Glyder was invented in Sunny South Florida by a barber looking to reinvent your hair’s smoothness and accentuate your wave pattern. This handheld men’s styling tool tackles stubborn hairs and helps you to effectively apply product to your hair at the same time. This novel tool smoothes hair in a hassle-free way and accepts additional oils and moisturizing products at the same time so men can achieve the healthy, frizz-free shine they’re looking for. Do note that it doesn’t replace your need for brushing.

Wave Glyder

Wave Glyder is the ultimate hair smoother. It is designed to lay down your hair & accentuate your wave pattern, not replace the brush.

Wave Glyder is the first of its kind! It allows you to not only smooth down those stubborn hairs but you can also apply hair product at the same time! It’s interchangeable attachments give you the flexibility to choose what works best for your hair height & hair texture.


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Keep Kids Smart with ART for Your Staying at Home Kids

A new series of free online programs called Keep Kids Smart with ART will aim to help parents and their children who are home from school, along with other new digital online visual arts programs at no cost for all ages, including seniors who are keeping social distance and who might feel isolated.

The team at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the teachers at its Art School campus, are creating these new free online initiatives for parents and students. This new series of free online programs, featuring Keep Kids Smart with ART will begin this Friday, March 20th. The link will be here*The first content will be added on Friday.

These ideas resulted from consulting with an American father who lives abroad with his family. He shared his experience, strength and hope about the challenges his family has faced while staying at home due to school closures because of the coronavirus.

The Museum team sees this as a way to give back to the community and to be of service during this challenging time. Also further below are tips for parents on how to use art at home with their children, to keep kids engaged.

Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

The Ultimate Collection of “Selfies” by America’s Leading Artists: from 1901 through 2015

The term self-conscious takes on a whole new meaning in today’s social media era. At a time when millions of selfies are posted every day and identity is proving to be more fluid, this exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery shines a new light on self-portraiture and representation.


Untitled, from the series When I am not Here, Estoy alla, by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. Dye diffusion transfer print (1996). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Julia P. and Horacio Herzberg. © María M. Campos-Pons.

Chosen as the cover for the exhibition catalogue, the artist used her own body to map out feelings of translocation from place to place.

The bilingual title is in half-Spanish and means When I am not Here, I am There.

She stands with her eyes closed, as though transported between territories while holding on to her Afro-Caribbean talismans.


Elaine de Kooning Self-Portrait. Oil on Masonite (1946). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Mirror, Mirror; Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress II by Alison Saar. Woodcut on chine-collé (2015). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution


Lee Simonson Self-Portrait. Oil on canvas (c. 1912). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Karl and Jody Simonson; Frame conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee


Shimomura Crossing the Delaware, by Roger Shimomura. Acrylic on canvas (2010). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Acquired through the generosity of Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., Sandra Oleksy Ocampo, and Robert P. Ocampo © 2010, Roger Shimomura

Dr. Brandon Brame Fortune.

“These individuals have approached self-portraiture at various points in history and using different tools, but their representations ─ especially when seen together ─ all raise important questions about self-perception and self-reflection,” said Brandon Brame Fortune, chief curator, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

“Some artists reveal intimate details of their inner lives through self-portraiture, while others use the genre to obfuscate their private selves or invent alter egos.”

Following is the updated statement from Irvin Lippman, the executive director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art:

Art, culture, and creativity have always made a difference in powerful ways, especially during challenging times. We are grateful for your support and plan to give back to the community.”

“Being inspired and creative have not been canceled.”

“A special new series called Keep Kids Smart with ART will be available online to help parents and their children who are home from school.  You will also find other new digital programs especially made by the Museum, for all ages. We will continue our service to the community by creating new virtual educational and enriching experiences online and via our social media channels. Follow and connect on social media (@bocamuseum, #BocaMuseumfromHome).” Read the full statement about the Museum’s temporary closing here.

— Irvin Lippman, executive director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art

According to the National School Boards Association, kids who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. Studies show that art helps kids earn higher report card grades because skills developed through art lead to better learning in other areas.

Tips for parents and students on using art in your home:

  • Provide a special “creative zone” at home.
  • Make sure that your “creative zone” is mess-friendly and able to stand up well to spills and art-related fun.
  • Focus on the fun process, not on the outcome.
  • Create a special area to showcase your child’s artwork.
  • Watch and encourage your children as they work on their art.
  • Ask them questions to engage them while they create.