Everyone has that perfect pair of jean. You know, the ones that just look great no matter what else you’re wearing with them. They also are the ones that you hardly wash because they have basically molded to your body. This is stuff that HUB Clothing owner Jennifer Mumford lives for. At HUB, where they believe in “inspiration, not imitation,” Jennifer has been bringing the hottest new trends to the Valley by traveling the world and discovering them for herself. For example, the store has introduced the Valley to top brands like Nudie, Diesel, and G-Star. HUB is also unique in that they have something called the “Butt Cam.” It’s exactly what you think it is. A camera in the dressing room allows you to see how your behind looks in those jeans you’re trying on. That’s some innovative stuff, right there. HUB is the Valley’s denim expert. Head to Fashion Square Mall the next time you’re looking for a great pair of jeans.
Being a parent is a full-time job. If you’re working a real full-time and are a parent at the same time, you’re in need of some serious rest and relaxation. That’s why the Playtime Back Massage T-Shirt is the perfect thing for you. With a child-like road map drawn on the back, it’s a great playtime toy for your kid. Just lay down and have the little one race up and down on your back with a toy car. Honestly, who doesn’t love a back-rub?
Making breakfast just got a whole lot easier. The Flip-Down Breakfast Toaster allows you to cook everything in one convenient location. There will be no more multiple pans to wash and areas in the kitchen to clean. About the same size of a regular toaster, this beauty has a flip-down griddle, where you can cook your eggs and breakfast meat while you wait for you English muffins to toast. Honestly, it may not be the most practical way took breakfast and may also be a little gimmicky, but it’s still kind of cool.
Okay. This is the coolest bathtub we’ve ever seen. We can be honest about that. It’s modern and sleek design makes us want to shell out all sorts of money for this baby. It’s comfortable design is pretty much begging you to spend an hour or more in the tub. The tub is suspended off the ground, like a real hammock. The carbon fiber it’s made from allows for this unique shape. It keeps your water warm for a long time with a foam insulation. Sure, there is no price yet, but the Vessel Hammock Bathtub is a thing of beauty.
When was the last time you treated yourself to a spa day? Well, if you needed an excuse to head back, check out the July 4th Recovery Package from Scottsdale’s Pearl MedSpa. Designed to help you beat the heat, guests can enjoy a hydration facial that will reduce puffiness, soften fine lines, release toxins and of course, hydrate the skin. You will also get a rejuvenation IV-drip which hydrates and nourishes the body with essential vitamins and minerals. Also available will be facial massages, the most overlooked area of massage, a refresh peel, a moisture mask, and more. All of the services are a $279 value, but for you, it’ll only be $150. This offer is good from July 4 – 7.
During the brutally hot summer, it seems as though everything in the Valley slows down. One thing that speeds up is the shopping. Summer sales is what gets you through the heat. Stick around for the Fourth of July and head over to the SHOPS at Gainey Village. They’ve got some killer deals coming up. Here’s a sneak peak:
Ritzy Rags and Shoes – Up to 75% off designer clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories! Shoes by Helle Comfort, Dezarizo, Onez, Mephisto, Vaneli, Donald J. Pliner, and La Plume.
Oak Creek – Summer Sale with the entire store 20% off July 1st-31st (limited to stock on hand). The store will also offer free shipping to purchases over $45.00 within the United States.
Kiss Me Kate – The Big Bang 4th of July weekend sale with savings from 20% to 75% off (July 5th and 6th only).
Sure, today’s object isn’t necessarily an object but we’re pretty sure you’ll want it regardless. Honestly, who doesn’t love bacon? Most people seem to have a certain love affair with the salty, fatty meat. If you take your bacon seriously, then check out 23k Gold Chocolate Bacon. Yes. Bacon covered in chocolate with 23 karat gold shavings on it. Made with Nueske’s Cherrywood Bacon, Guittard Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate, and edible gold flakes you’ll almost not want to eat it. Who are we kidding? You’ll totally eat it.
Who doesn’t love going on vacation? A necessary part of travel is the airplane. Chances are you’ve sat near a pressure-sensitive baby or a social norm oblivious passenger. It’s times like those where you wish you had a really nice pair of headphones so that you can drift into your tunes and forgot about the noisy world around you. The Bose QuietComfort 20 Noise Canceling Headphones are perfect for that. These are one of the few noise canceling headphones that aren’t bulky. They fit completely inside your ear and will shell out the quality that only Bose can give. They’re totally worth the $300.
So, it’s official. Ikea has everything you could possibly need for your place. Their modern (albeit cheap and sometimes not best quality) furniture always ties a room together. If you’re in the market for a grill and don’t want to spend a ton, check out the Ikea Lillon Grill. For just $100, you can be the proud owner of this sleek and contemporary looking charcoal grill. It’s almost looks like an art installation. You can either have it stand on the legs or rest on a table top.
You’ve heard the new Daft Punk album, right? If you haven’t, you really should. Daft Punk is known for their outrageous stage design and signature helmets, aside from their awesome music, that is. If you’ve ever wanted one of those helmets, now is the time. For just $500 you can pretend you’re the French superstars and hit the clubs. They even light up. If we had the money to spend, we would buy this in a heartbeat.
It’s never fun drinking alone. Some of you may love to be the host of a nice get together. When you have your friends over for a good time, some of you may also be finding yourself as the bartender. The Sasquatch Cocktail Shaker will make your drink-making so much easier. It is a giant 110 oz shaker that can make large drinks for 10 or more people. It’ll be a good workout because when you’re shaking that thing, you can bet it’s heavy.
Today’s object of desire is perfect for all of you travelers. Whether it’s a business trip or vacation, sleeping on any sort transportation can be a daunting task. If it’s an overnight flight, not everyone turns their lights off. Also, chances are, the person next to you won’t stop playing with their smartphone or tablet. The Travel HoodiePillow will solve all of your traveling problems. It’s one of those travel pillows you wrap around your next with a hood attached. So, pop in some headphones and cover your eyes. You’ll be catching some z’s in no time.
A lot of us live in apartments. Sure, they’re not an investment like owning a home, but it’s nice being to save some money. One of the biggest problems with apartments we find is the lack of barbecuing. Sometimes it would nice to be able to step outside and grill a burger or steak instead of having to use one of the community grills (if you’re lucky enough to have one.) That problem has been solved. The Balcony Grill is the answer to our prayers. Designed to hang on those flower pot holders, the grill is an extremely easy substitute to community grills. Basically, we want one.
Now that it is warm outside, it’s the perfect time to go camping. Today’s object of desire was designed for all of you outdoor enthusiasts. The Luminair Tree Tent is probably the coolest tent we’ve ever seen. It’s a unique option when compared to traditional tents. Basically, you string it up in a tree and though it doesn’t have the ability to pack in and out a lot, it makes for a great semi-permanent above ground structure. At three meters in diameter, the tent can easily fit two adults. It weighs just 234 pounds which is pretty impressive seeing how it can hold more than 500. Expect to pay around $10,000 for the Luminair.
It is spring, so how about some spring-time DIY crafts? Here’s an easy project for a fruit inspired welcome mat. First, find a circular welcome mat (Ikea, $20). Fold it in half and cut down the middle. Start by cutting two rings out along outer the edge, the outer edge is bigger than the inner. Then use a red and green spray paint to color it all in. For the seeds, you’re going to want to use a stencil and black paint. For more detailed instructions, click here.
Java nuts and caffeine addicts rejoice. Today’s object desire is just for you. Waking up early to go to work is a painful thing to do every day. That’s why the morning cup of coffee has become such a staple in our society. Why not enjoy a brilliant, gourmet cup from the comfort of your own home? The Jura Giga 5 Coffee Center makes one heck of a cup of coffee. This machine can make two cups at the same time, perfect for you and your significant other. It can make anything on the Starbucks menu, aside from the syrups. For just $5,500, this coffee center can be yours.
Whenever a friend of yours is having a get-together, whether it’s a casual affair or something a little more formal, bringing something is usually considered polite. The go to item? A bottle of wine. If you need a better way to travel with said bottle of wine, look no further. The Built Origami Wine Tote is perfect such occasions. The neat looking bag comes in two colors: black or red. When you finish the bottle, the bag easily condenses and will fit pretty much anywhere.
It’s about time you added some more artwork in your home. Forget traditional glass frames, the new rage is the OpenFrame. Made out of birch plywood, birch veneer, and stainless steel, the OpenFrame uses rare Earth magnets to keep your art up in the air. The magnets are cool because you can swap out the art in a matter of seconds. You can choose either a natural, black, or white finish. If you’re worried about your artwork being exposed to the world, come on, how often do you actually touch the glass on your other frames? OpenFrames come in a variety of sizes and start at $35.
The sun is shining and the weather is beautiful. You should start spending as much time outdoors as possible. To help keep you in nature, here’s an easy project to help nurture your very own nature. For those of you lucky enough to live in a home with a garden, then you know sometimes it is difficult to remember where you planted what. Check out this easy garden marker project. We know you love wine, so start collecting some corks. Once you have the appropriate number, pick up some old forks from a thrift store. Write the name of your plan horizontally on the cork and attach to the fork. Then just slam the fork in the soil and there’s you marker. Easy, right?
Everyone has that favorite pair of jeans that go weeks without washing. There are probably multiple days where you wear them back-to-back. Unfortunately, those jeans will wear out and you’ll have to find a new favorite pair. A los Angeles company has a gerat idea on what to do with worn-out jeans. Nudie Jeans Recycled Rugs are awesome. They take recycled jeans and turn them into Scandinavian-style rugs. Sure, they might not be made of your old pair, but chances are someone has loved those jeans as much as you have.
With so much time to spare this weekend, why not make the best of it by creating something useful and creative. If you have any curtains in your home that need a little management, check out this easy curtain tieback project. Start by drilling a small whole in the handle of a fork about one inch away from the end. Then, using a pair of pliers, bend the fork with the prongs face up. You’re going to want the bend to look like a “C” not a “V.” Lastly, simply screw the fork into the window banister and there you have it.
Ray Bans are so yesterday. What you need are pair of Shwoods. At first glance, they may just appear to be a regular old pair of sunglasses. Shwoods are truly unique. How? Well, they got their notoriety from being made out of wood. That’s definitely cool, but we’ve seen wood sunglasses before but here’s something different: the Shwood’s Stone Collection. These glasses are made out of stone, slate to be exact. They’ll set you back $300 or more and there are only 200 made, so you should hurry up if you want a pair.
Alright fashionistas, are you up to date with the latest trends? Warm weather means you no longer have to bundle up and hide. It’s spring and you should expose some skin. Your gray sweater can go from casual to chic with the lower back cut out. A boring white tank top gets significantly less boring with a geometric cutouts. HUB clothing in Fashion Square Mall has all of these new trends. Head over there to try them out or if you’re handy with a pair scissors, why don’t you try it yourself?
No, it’s not a glass for you to drink milk out of — though, it could be. This is decorative glassware. If you’re looking to add a little flair to your kitchen or anywhere else in your home, pay attention. Milk glass looks elegant and classy and is very simple to make. Find a boring, regular piece of glassware, it could be a vase, mason jar, porcelain, whatever. Head to the hardware store and get some glossy white spray paint. You’re going to need several coats of paint for it to work completely and there you have it. Not bad, right?
First, a disclaimer: NEVER drink and drive. At one time or another, we’ve all been at the bar or restaurant and have thought to ourselves if we’ve had one too many drinks. The age of the smartphone will give us a more definitive answer instead of one from the back of a police car. The Breathometer is a device that plugs into your phone’s headphone jack and through the use of its app, gives you an accurate blood alcohol content reading. Perfect to make sure you get home safe and the perfect way to determine who’s the drunkest between you and your friends.