Archives for January 14, 2016

NOVICA ‘Ocean Symphony’ – Handcrafted Batik Robe is a beautiful gift idea! Or you may just want to keep it for yourself!


I really do love this beautiful robe! The print is beautiful and I love the colors and the material is soft. It is not a thick fabric type of robe so not one to keep you really warm but it isn’t really thin and is great for getting out of the shower and it will be perfect for the Spring and Summer, which are really my two favorite times of the year. This really is an impressive and slightly fancy robe! It would make a great gift and even comes in a pretty bag. I was going to give this as a gift but decided to keep for myself!

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Self Disclosure: I received this product at a discounted price. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Ozeri BP4M Cardiotech Premium Series Digital Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Color Alert Technology A Must-Buy especially for those who need to monitor their blood pressure!


This is a product I need to use since I take meds for high blood pressure. What I like best about this product is that it is super easy to use! It is not complicated at all and it seems to be very accurate! I have used it before going in for my doctor visit and find that it is the same as my readings in the doctor office. I have tried other blood pressure monitors and have had a problem with them being accurate so this one is one that I highly recommend!

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By the way, Ozeri is currently having a sale on many other products!

Ozeri Blow-Out Sale –LIMITED QUANTITIES, Time Sensitive Sale.

Below are some very HOT specials that normally sell for 3x to 4x the price:


Ozeri CardioTech BP3T Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor With Intelligent Hypertension Detection, Black                 $24.95


10″ Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri, with a 100% PFOA-Free Non-Stick Coating developed in the USA $14.95


10-Inch Stone Earth Pan by Ozeri, with 100% PFOA-Free Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating from Germany                             $12.95


The 12” Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating from Germany (100% PTFE and PFOA Free)         $18.95


12″ Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri, with a 100% PFOA-Free Non-Stick Coating developed in the USA $18.95


8″ Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri, with a 100% PFOA-Free Non-Stick Coating developed in the USA    $10.95


The Stone Earth Pan by Ozeri, with 100% PFOA-Free Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating from Germany    $32.95


B00GG5BVWO  The Stone Earth Pan by Ozeri, with 100% PFOA-Free Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating from Germany                                $9.95


Ozeri 360 Oscillation Tower Fan, with Micro-Blade Noise Reduction Technology



Ozeri OW05A Prestige Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Aerating Pourer and Foil Cutter



Ozeri Pro Electric Wine Bottle Opener in Silver, with Wine Pourer, Stopper, Foil Cutter and Elegant Recharging Stand                $9.95


Ozeri Extravo Electric Wine Opener in Stainless Steel with Auto Activation (Button-Free Operation)         $9.95


Ozeri Pro Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Wine Pourer, Stopper, Foil Cutter and Elegant Recharging Stand, in Rubberized Black             $9.95


Self Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my unbiased review.

Stock the Kitchen and Save Whole Foods Market offers deals on pantry staples Jan 15-17

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One of the easiest ways to make healthier choices is to stock the pantry with key ingredients for making healthy meals. From Jan. 15 – 17, 365 Everyday Value® products are 10 percent off.  Shop hundreds of value priced items from frozen meals, fresh produce to spices, baking essentials and even body care.

Dates of sale: Friday, Jan. 15 – Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

What’s on sale: ALL 365 Everyday Value® items 10 percent off

Why shop Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value® items? These items meet the company’s strict quality standards – which means no artificial colorings, flavors or preservatives – and are available at a value price point.

Tips and ideas for healthy eating on a budget:

  • Keep basic staples on hand like coconut and olive oil, whole grains, dried beans and low sodium vegetable broth. Here’s a list of items to fill the pantry with.
  • Swap conventional family-favorites like sandwich cookies, mac & cheese, cereals, yogurt and peanut butter with healthier versions. 365 Everyday Value®versions of family-favorites are free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives and dairy products come from rBST free cows.
  • Once or twice a week, shop for more perishable items like lean protein and seasonal produce for a complete meal. A tip: Whole Foods Market offers promotional pricing on family packs and value packs in meat, seafood and produce.
  • Look at labels. Whole Foods Market offers 365 Everyday Value® organic offerings to provide shoppers with high quality organic products at everyday value prices. Look for the USDA certified seal and save.
  • Look to the freezer for savings when produce is out of season— frozen fruits and veggies found at Whole Foods Market are picked at the peak of freshness and frozen.
  • Shopping seasonally in the produce department is a great saving strategy. When many fruits and vegetables reach their peak harvest time, the costs often drop due to increased availability. This week, from Jan. 13–19, Organic Lady Alice apples are on sale for $1.99 per pound.

Stay tuned! I will be featuring healthier eating with Whole Foods Market next week! 

Credit: Courtesy of Whole Foods market.

THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® PRESENTS MELE MEI IN L.A. Special event to be presented in conjunction with the opening of the Museum's latest exhibit, Kī Hō'alu: Honoring The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tradition


On February 10, 2016, the GRAMMY Museum® celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Hawaiian music and kicks off Mele Mei 2016 with Mele Mei In L.A. The event will be held in conjunction with the opening of the GRAMMY Museum’s new fourth-floor exhibit, Kī Hō’alu: Honoring The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tradition, and will feature performances by renowned Hawaiian artists and musicians.


“A large part of our mission at the GRAMMY Museum is to honor all genres of music,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. “We are excited to celebrate the diversity and revered history of Hawaiian music, and the important influence of the slack key guitar tradition.”


Taking place in the week leading up to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, Mele Mei In L.A. will begin with a daytime education workshop where students will explore Hawaiian music traditions and instruments with participating slack key guitar artists. The day will close with an intimate concert in the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater beginning at 8:30 p.m. featuring performances by GRAMMY® winner Charles Brotman, GRAMMY nominees Amy Hānaiali’i, Raiatea Helm, Cyril Pahinui, and Jeff Peterson, and Kawika Kahiapo, Makana, Bobby Moderow Jr. of Maunalua, and PALI.


“Hawaiian music is beloved the world over and we applaud the GRAMMY Museum for this new exhibit showcasing an authentic piece of Hawai’i’s artistic heritage, the slack key guitar,” said George D. Szigeti, President and CEO of the Hawai’i Tourism Authority. “Guests to the opening day celebration will feel like they have been transported to the islands, being able to relax and enjoy the beautiful melodies by some of Hawai’i’s very best slack key guitar artists.”


Tickets for the concert are $35 and can be purchased at beginning Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m.


On display on the Museum’s fourth floor through April 2016, Kī Hō’alu: Honoring The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tradition will explore one of the world’s greatest acoustic guitar traditions. With a history that dates back to the 1800s, the unique sound of slack key comes from the resonance of the tunings and techniques that mimic the yodels and falsettos rooted in ancient chants that are common in Hawaiian singing. Through artifacts and historical instruments that trace the history of this Hawaiian music tradition, the Museum’s tribute to the slack key guitar serves as the official kickoff of the Mele Mei 2016 celebration in Hawaii.


Mele Mei (Music May) is a month-long celebration of Hawai’i’s music, hula and culture. Music and hula events are at various hotels, venues, on the beach and statewide. From ‘ukulele to steel guitar, traditional Hawaiian music to slack key, island reggae to rock — and everything in between — Mele Mei has something for everyone. To learn more visit


“The Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) is very honored that the official announcement and kickoff of Mele Mei 2016, the month-long celebration of Hawai’i’s music, will take place at the GRAMMY Museum via the Mele Mei In L.A. event and Kī Hō’alu: Honoring The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tradition exhibit, as part of the week leading up to the GRAMMYs,” said Pali Ka’aihue, Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts President. “HARA and our partners are excited to promote Hawai’i’s music and its artists in this wonderful, world-class venue.”


Kī Hō’alu: Honoring The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tradition and the coinciding Mele Mei In L.A. event are made possible by the support of Hawai’i Tourism Authority, Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts, Outrigger Resorts, Travelocity, Waikiki Beach Walk, and Yasuda International.


About The GRAMMY Museum
Paying tribute to music’s rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY® Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only the GRAMMY Museum can deliver. For more information, please call 213-765-6800 or visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram, and like “The GRAMMY Museum” on Facebook.

Credit: The Grammy Museum.


The GRAMMY Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Museum admission is $12.95 for adults; $11.95 for senior citizens (65+) and college students (18 years and older, valid ID required); and $10.95 for youth (ages 6–17) and members of the military. GRAMMY Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free. Located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015, with an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within the L.A. LIVE campus, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.


About Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA)

The Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards started in 1978. HARA’s mission is to preserve, perpetuate, promote and celebrate Hawai’i’s music and recording industry.


About Hawai’i Tourism Authority
The Hawai’i Tourism Authority is responsible for strategically managing the State of Hawai’i’s marketing initiatives to support tourism. HTA’s goal is to optimize tourism’s benefits for Hawai’i, while being attentive to the interests of travelers, the community and visitor industry. Established in 1998 to support Hawai’i’s leading industry and largest employer, HTA continually strives to help ensure the sustainability of tourism’s success. For more information about HTA, please visit Follow updates about HTA on Facebook, Twitter (@HawaiiHTA) and its YouTube Channel.