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Summer Travel Hostess Gifts

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Off for a weekend visiting your pal’s spread on the Vineyard, up in Maine, or out in the Hamptons? Lucky you! Just remember—your mother was right about the first rule of good guesting: Never arrive empty-handed. Sure, your hosts will say they don’t need anything. That doesn’t mean they won’t be delighted when you show up on their doorstep with a gift, a big smile, and an offer to a) empty the dishwasher, b) throw in a towel wash, c) … READ MORE

Helping Make a Difference One Mother at a Time

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We’ve been talking a lot over the past couple of weeks about our campaign to Make a Difference this Mother’s Day by helping to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC). I have lived and worked in Broward County, Florida for almost 20 years and have served on the Corporate Board of the organization for 2 years in addition to volunteering for various committee locally for 4. So, it made perfect sense that I would … READ MORE

Pack It All In: Tips for Fashionable, Fun and Stress-Free Travel

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I just returned from an incredible, eco-adventure and safari getaway in South Africa where I communed with leopards, lions, zebras and elephants (oh, my!) and took a much-needed break from the busy past two months. Between the Oscars gifting suite and the CEW event in New York City, I have been up, down and across the US and, now, across an ocean. Good thing I took my own packing and travel advice, which helped me stay organized and calm. Here … READ MORE

Our Favorite Red Carpet Moments. And the award goes to…

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This week, I’ll head out to beautiful Beverly Hills to participate in an Oscars gifting suite in partnership with my friends at Wow! Creations. From the Penthouse suite at the gorgeous Luxe Rodeo Drive, I’ll enjoy gorgeous views of Los Angeles while I talk to some of my favorite actors and actresses about Pura Botanica’s all-natural and travel-friendly products. Because really, who travels more than a working actor? We’ll be handing out our Freshly Minted Travel Kits, Botanic Bath Infusions … READ MORE

Be My (Green) Valentine

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This Valentine’s Day, how about showing a little love to Mother Earth? We’re not suggesting abandoning the flowers, chocolates and jewelry for your sweetie, but, rather, taking a little extra time to source these gifts from eco-conscious suppliers and producers. Here are 14 gift ideas for your one and only (and the planet). While you’re shopping, feel free to check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Sets that are full of luxurious products made from organic and sustainably-harvested ingredients. 1.    Fair … READ MORE

New Year, Same Me: And That’s a Good Thing

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While setting goals to better ourselves is good in theory, the process often sets us up to fail when we inevitably slip (I can’t eat just one potato chip, either). This year, I suggest that instead of trying to break habits in 2014, we create new ones. Rather than dwelling on shortcomings, we should count our blessings and practice gratitude. It’s hard to complain about the little things when you are focused on giving thanks that your children are alive … READ MORE

The Gift of Giving—Turning Giving Tuesday into Giving December

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We can’t believe it, but the holidays are here. Before we dive into the craziness of the next couple of weeks—the meals, the parties, the shopping and the marathon nighttime wrapping sessions—we want to take a moment to think about how we can practice the generosity, compassion and good tidings that makes this season so special. Then, we’ll get to all of that fun stuff! Pura Botanica is a proud supporter of a number of charities. One that is particularly … READ MORE

Birth Announcement: The Pura Botanica Family Expands!

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As I write this post, I’m getting ready to go to Baltimore, Maryland to launch our brand new All-Natural Cleansing Bars at Natural Products Expo East, a huge trade event dedicated to promoting organic and natural products. Pura Botanica will have an impressive showing at the event, with eight products—including all four Cleansing Bars scents and the Freshly Minted Collection—on display. Each one has met the strict standards of the Natural Products Association (NPA) for ingredient purity, animal and environmental … READ MORE

Little is the New Big

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We all know that good things come in small packages—babies, little blue boxes from Tiffany’s, dark chocolate truffles—and now, Pura Botanica products do too. Readers of this blog know that I am passionate about travel and love experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, and discovering fabulous new products. But I also want to be able to maintain my daily beauty routine while away from home. Who wants to find herself in Marseilles or Melbourne without a trusted conditioner or cleanser? … READ MORE

Miss Bliss’ Favorite NYC Hot Spots

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New York City is one of my favorite cities in the world; the crowds, world-class restaurants and chic boutiques make it an incomparable destination to visit.  Much as I love it, the fast-paced nature can wear me down.  And when it does, I unwind and reboot at one of the city’s many luxurious spas.  I just returned from a fabulous couple of days at the Holiday Gift Guide Media Event in NYC and was reminded of some of my favorite … READ MORE

Miss Bliss’ Top Tips for a Delightful Trip

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Summer is just around the corner, which means that many of us are gearing up for well-deserved vacations and getaways. Whether you are planning a quick weekend getaway or a two-week sojourn to South Africa, preparedness is key to a successful trip. Here are a few of my tips for purely blissful, stress-free travel. Do your research: Maybe you need help deciding where to go. Or you want to learn more about your locale of choice. National Geographic Traveler and … READ MORE

Join Pura Botanica’s Mother’s Day-Inspired Moments of Bliss Pinterest Contest!

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In honor of Mother’s Day, Pura Botanica will be hosting a Pinterest contest celebrating life’s many moments of bliss. We want you to craft a Pinboard that captures your very own moments of bliss – sitting by a crackling fireplace on a snowy afternoon, the feeling of cool ocean water lapping at your feet, taking a peaceful bath by candlelight. Don’t forget to include a pin of your favorite Pura Botanica product. Whoever can garner the most repins on Pinterest … READ MORE

A Match Made in Eco-Heaven: Pura Botanica Teams up with Ecocentric Mom

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We are beyond excited to announce that we will be partnering with the website Ecocentric Mom to offer a special treat just for moms! Ecocentric Mom is a monthly product delivery service devoted to helping moms, moms-to-be and even babies live a cleaner, greener life. Ecocentric Mom shares our passion for caring for the planet as well as for our families and ourselves; every product featured in Ecocentric Mom’s monthly boxes is healthy, natural and eco-friendly. In honor of Mother’s … READ MORE

Ingredient Face Off

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News Flash! Our Freshly Minted line of hair and body products has just been named an “Editor’s Pick” on Organic Spa Magazine’s website. Check it out. I can’t tell you how important this is for me—to have a trusted source like Organic Spa choose our products is validation of our company mission. You may wonder why I care so much about natural ingredients. Have you ever read the back labels of the hair and body care products on the shelves … READ MORE

All You Need is (More) Love

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So, readers, how are we doing now that we are halfway through the “kindness” campaign? I know that making other people happy always gives me a boost—and I hope it does you, too. Here is another week of ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day. February 8: Look up a former teacher who made a difference in your life. Tell him or her why—it will make their day (maybe even their year). February 9: This morning, tiptoe into your child’s room and … READ MORE

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