web-jaunt, a weekly rundown of what captured our attention, fun and interesting info, and fabulous stuff we love across the web.
spring essentials. . .
spring inspiration. . .
get your fringe. . . it’s hot for spring!
get your blooms. . .
Co-Lab. . .
anything with an egg on top is fabulous…
Spring is in two weeks!!! Time to do a little Spring cleaning…purge and restock. It’s also a great time to switch up your personal fragrance or gift your sweetheart a great new fragrance as a “just because” Spring treat. Recently, I came across Kerosene fragrances on Willy’s Detroit’s Instagram. The bottle caught my eye as it is very simple yet very chic and modern. Love the bronzy label and square bottle. It just looked like it was filled with an awesome smelling fragrance. Like I do with most things, I Googled it! I couldn’t decide on which scent to purchase, so I bought the sample box with all 11 fragrances. i rather pay $50 for samples (price has gone up since i purchased) instead of $140 for a scent that didn’t work with my chemistry. They all smell great! Now, I have 11 fragrances to have fun with and share with the hubby. My favorites are Copper Skies, Unforsaken, and Unknown Pleasures. Would love to try the limited edition scents too. All fragrances are unisex and you can do a custom fragrance. Check it out or maybe gift a sample box. You’ll thank me later!
Simply stated…this is what breakfast dreams in LA are made of. A simple and delicious combination of desired staples (waffles, omelettes) and current trends (breakfast pizzas and avocado toasts).
All tucked away on a very nondescript block next to the 99 cents store. For starters, you order your meal at this cute little walk-up only window. If you’re early or lucky enough, there will be an open table…outdoor seating only, a February option only made possible if dining in LA or some small island. The hubby wasn’t a big fan of this since it was a mini dog park this particular Saturday morning, but he survived. As you wait for them to call your name, be careful to not drool on yourself while you’re eyeing the baked treats selection of cookies, tarts, and biscuits in the window. Look….
and even more…
This place made it to the top of my “must eat” list because of all the delectable pictures on instagram. The place has been oh so very popular since it’s opening just a few months ago. And for good reason. The waffle with a poached egg and bacon has been the most photographed. Although I didn’t get the popular savory waffle, the waffle with strawberries and cream, the breakfast pizza and the avocado toast were all well worth it.
I have to take a minute to discuss the avocado toast though. The creamy chunks of avocado were brightened with the squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Adding the lemon juice was a new but very nice touch. So much so, that I’ve been recreating it at home ever since. Yum-mo..you must try it. Make sure you use some good bread too!
If you’re in the LA area…Echo Park to be more specific, make sure you visit Dinette. I have a feeling I’ll be a repeat customer during my visits home!
Do you know about the superpowers of Biotin?! I’ve been on this Super B vitamin since 2008. After being preggers and having it be part of my prenatal regime, I knew it did wonders for skin, hair, and nails! And I can totally attest to the magical impact it has had on my hair and nails-growing, growing, grown!!! But, I didn’t know all the other terrific benefits of this little power supplement!! Here’s what I learned. . .
1. Strengthen hair and nails
Though there’s minimal research to support the effects of biotin on hair growth, there’s strong evidence to support a deficiency will cause hair loss. Similarly, the vitamin also helps thicken nail cuticles and prevents breakage. A number of hair care companies are now including biotin directly in their products though Fyshe suggests taking biotin orally for optimal results. Thirty micrograms (mcg) a day is the adequate intake level listed for adults over the age of 19.
2. Improve the health of your skin
A biotin deficiency can lead to a variety of skin problems including rashes, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and overall itchiness. “B vitamins play a key role in the function of the nervous system and do affect hormone function, which suggests why depleting biotin levels can in turn play a significant role in skin health,” says Fyshe. If skin isn’t nourished from the inside out, toxicities will form throughout the nervous system and manifest itself on the skin’s surface. This is one of the biggest signs that suggest a deficiency in biotin or vitamin B.
3. Aid in weight loss
Biotin plays a pivotal role in supporting metabolic function and works as a co-enzyme to help break down food, particularly carbohydrates. This reaction is further accelerated when biotin is paired with chromium. Your resting metabolic rate is elevated and food breaks down faster when consuming biotin, which is why there’s a link to biotin and accelerating weight loss. However, research is still preliminary and in no way does biotin act as a weight loss pill. It is still important to pair the supplement with a healthy diet and exercise regime to make sure you meet your slim-down goals. The good news: biotin is widely available and can be found in many foods such chicken, soy, walnuts, whole grains, beans and legumes.
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