Baking Around the World: Globe In Artisan Box Review: Bake

I’ve always been fascinated by other cultures since I’ve traveled a bunch and spent some brief times living in other countries. As an anthropologist, I also love to experience the arts, culture, foods, music, you name it about other countries and peoples. Globe In is one of the coolest subscription boxes I’ve seen since it sources from all over the globe, directly from the people who made the products. It’s “fair trade” at its finest. Continue reading

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By Land and By Sea: Turntable Kitchen Review: April Pairings Box

April signifies that we’re a quarter through the year! This month’s Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box celebrated the sea and the land by bringing them together with some delicious tunes and tastes.

Turntable Kitchen is a unique subscription service that sends curated vinyl records, access to a downloadable mixtape, recipes and a premium ingredient to cook them. Continue reading

The Thawing Out Collection: Turntable Kitchen Review: March Pairings Box

Happy Spring! We’re coming into the beautiful season of flowers and new growth! This month’s Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box celebrated the end of winter and the beginning of the new season. It’s called the “The Thawing Out” Collection.

Turntable Kitchen is a unique subscription service that sends curated vinyl records, access to a downloadable mixtape, recipes and a premium ingredient to cook them. Continue reading

Eastern Bloc Party: Wine Awesomeness Crew Review

“Communism’s Best Kept Secret” -The WA Crew

Another awesome subscription box I’ve had the pleasure of receiving is called the Wine Awesomeness Crew. The name speaks for itself: they really are awesome and so is wine. They pair up wines with cool adventures, offering themed boxes like California Road Trip and South African Journey. I received the box called Eastern Bloc Party. Continue reading

Summer Camp Dreaming: Turntable Kitchen Review: February Pairings Box

This month’s Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box would have been great for the dead of winter! Luckily for me, it’s been 60 and sunny and seems like an early Spring.

One of my favorite things about subscription service Turntable Kitchen is access to all of the music and mixtapes online since you’ve been a subscriber. I can access all the curated mixes and download zipfiles so I can enjoy this great music all the time. Matthew, the music editor of Turntable Kitchen does a fantastic job of finding music that pairs perfectly with an evening of fine dining, or just for putting you in a great mood. Continue reading

Love Is Just A Word: Ipsy Review: February Glam Bag

Ipsy is a subscription-based company that sends small bags with makeup and toiletries aimed at your Style Profile (based on your skin color and makeup preferences) each month. This month, my Ipsy bag came just in time for Valentine’s Day!

This month’s Ipsy Glam Bag’s theme is Love Is Just A Word… Ipsy is awesome because they send the samples in a reusable and themed makeup bag. They are really handy for traveling, daily shopping or keeping small items close on the go! Continue reading

Is This Worth It? Dollar Shave Club Review

After seeing tons of viral marketing and hullabaloo about the Dollar Shave Club, I finally decided to try it for myself.

For “A Few Bucks a Month” (options are $3, $6 or $9 a month including shipping,) you get razor refills and sometimes a free sample shipped right to your door. Razors are hard to pick out and easy to forget to purchase, so this seemed like a good idea. The razor needs in our household are very minimal so we chose the $3/month option. Continue reading