GOLDEN RATIO, an eco-friendly coffee line recently launched by Clark Nowlin, features roasts that are sourced from ethically run, single-origin bean producers in Nicaragua, Brazil, and Ethiopia, and come in tea-like sachets, so that you can prep your coffee anywhere without any extra equipment. Golden Ratio roasts its coffee beans “low and slow,” producing a cup of highly caffeinated coffee, but with low acidity and bitterness. Best yet, because of the company’s unique roasting method, it drinks more like tea, leaving behind the stomachache that often accompanies a regular cup of coffee. drinkgoldenratio.com
Transport yourself to paradise with the rich scents of VIM + VIGOR’s100 percent natural soy wax candles. Featuring the most delightful and unexpected fragrance combinations, you can’t help but leave stress behind. These meticulously crafted fragrance blends like grapefruit and vanilla, beach linen and driftwood, and tobacco and amber, are designed to awaken your senses while delivering a sense of peace. Vim + Vigor candles are hand-poured into beautiful natural wood and pure copper vessels which are made to be repurposed as plant pots, mugs, vases or anything you can imagine. vimandvigorcandleco.com
If you know the television show Parks and Recreation, you certainly know lead character Leslie Knope’s favorite holiday—Galentine’s Day—a day to celebrate the women in your life, just before Valentine’s Day. Just in time for the holiday, lawyer-turned-life coach, SHARI LEID’s new book, The 50/50 Friendship Flow: Life Lessons From and For My Girlfriends will premiere. Leid’s book is filled with her experiences after meeting one-on-one with 50 of her girlfriends to reveal the positive impact they had made in her life. “During my journey, I discovered that the gift of one-on-one time with each girlfriend—sharing with her the strength and wisdom that she has brought to my life—often brought her to tears of gratitude, learning, and a deeper human connection than I could have ever imagined,” she says. For Galentine’s Day 2021, Leid is encouraging women of all ages to take on the #5050FriendshipFlowChallenge to strengthen and deepen their friendships. The 50/50 Friendship Flow is available on amazon.com.
The Italian jewelry brand IPPOLITA has for the first time removed the traditional “behind-the-glass” boundary found in most luxury jewelers at their new Chicago boutique. Clients are invited to touch, try on, and experience the jewelry in an intimate way as though opening one’s own jewelry box. As an artist first and a designer second, Ippolita Rostagno believes that the craftsmanship behind her designs is as important as the beauty. There is no better way to discover this than to immerse oneself in the jewelry brand known for its organic shapes, effortless layering, and versatility. “I have created a new kind of luxury experience that encourages women to explore the beauty of the pieces within a radically new environment,” explains Rostagno, Creative Director and CEO. IPPOLITA is located at 900 N. Michigan in Chicago, ippolita.com.