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Timeless Scents with a Twist BIJOU CANDLES

September 2, 2017

We can never have enough candles. When anyone asks me what I want – ever – I say A CANDLE PLEASE! It’s just my thing. But shitty candles are the worst. So I’m always pumped when a new luxury line comes across our desks!

Enter: Bijou, a women-owned, women-run company based in New York City. All candles are made of 100% soy wax, with a high fragrance load, all made and hand-poured in USA.


They are set to reveal their new luxury scents and candle bases September 13th and you will be sure to add these to your holiday lists. At least if you are buying anything for me or any other candle lovahs in the house.

I tried the LENA and I was in shock – it scented my entire home – including covering the stench of my daughter’s hamster, Lady Ginger. It’s incredible and I must try all the scents!!



Thoughtfully Has Your Father’s Day and Housewarming Gifts Covered!

June 15, 2017

Thoughtfully makes the BEST CURATED GIFT BOXES!

I popped over to meet with Thoughtfully to get my eyes on their amazing gift boxes. Let’s just say, this is just a sampling of the goodies they have. I’ve since set up two friends with corporate house accounts as they flipped over what they saw on my Instastory.

BBQ Loving Dad

The Big BBQ

A Barbeque Sauce Lover’s Gift Set

You know the type: carnivore to the core. No sense in gifting books or socks… if it’s not related to meat, they won’t know what to do with it. Give our BBQ sauce gifts to these single-minded types. Our Real Sweet BBQ sauce, 2 Classic Smoky sauces and two spice rubs will keep them focused. And our wrench-shaped bottle opener means they don’t have to walk away from the grill. Our BBQ sauce sets are for guys always in their prime.

What’s In It:

  • Wrench Bottle Opener 
  • Real Sweet Bbq Sauce (5oz) 
  • 2 Classic Smoky Bbq Sauces (5oz) 
  • Jamaican Jerk Spice Rub (2.5oz) 
  • El Bufalo Loco Spice Rub (2.5oz)

Price: $49.99


Grill Master Dad

Branded & Grilled: A Barbeque Lover’s Gift Set

Ranchers know their cattle. And grillmasters know their beef. Now both can brand with pride. Our barbeque gift sets let your pit-boss master his domain. Our customizable branding iron and 5 grilling charms give his meat the mark of a pro. There’s also a stainless steel basting pot, a silicone basting brush, 2 salacious sauces and 2 robust rubs. Time to fire it up.

What’s in It:

  • Customizable Branding Iron Set 
  • 5 Stainless Steel Grill Charms 
  • Stainless Steel Sauce Basting Pot 
  • Silicone Basting Brush 
  • Sweet Fire Bbq Sauce (5oz) 
  • Holy Magma Bbq Sauce (5oz) 
  • Blazin’ Diablo Rubbing Spice (2.5oz) 
  • Scorched Mamba Rubbing Spice (2.5oz)

Price: $59.99


Game Night Dad: Saints and Sinners

A Whiskey Lover’s Gift Set


Saints and sinners can agree… if you’re going to do something, do it right. Take whiskey; there’s a dignified way to imbibe. It’s with slate coasters, whiskey stones lowball glasses and mixes to bring out the flavor of their preferred malt. Our whiskey lovers gift set is not about half measures. It even includes a deck of cards. Sin is inevitable; poor whiskey etiquette is not


What’s In It:

  • Four Etched Lowball Glasses 
  • Saints & Sinners Graphic Playing Cards 
  • Four Slate Coasters 
  • Eight Whiskey Stones 
  • Smoked Honey Drink Mix (2.3oz) 
  • Whiskey Sour Drink Mix (2.3oz) 
  • Blood Orange Drink Mix (2.3oz) 
  • Mint Julep Drink Mix (2.3oz)

Price: $49.99


Hot Sauce Loving Dad: Hot sauce Skull Gift Set

A Hot Sauce Lover’s Skull Gift Set 

The next Day of the Dead is going to be a hot one. Our hot sauce gift sets celebrate living with some serious heat. Raise spirits with ceramic skulls of salt and pepper, four skull shot glasses and our signature spicy peanuts. And what would our hot sauce sets be without a glass skull filled with 25 ounces of scorching sauce? The dead might return for a burn this good.   


What’s In it:

  • Ceramic Skull Salt & Pepper Shakers 
  • Set of Four Skull Shot Glasses 
  • Glass Skull Fiery Hot Sauce Bottle (25oz) 
  • Spicy Peanuts (3oz)


Coffee Loving Dad: A Cold Brew Coffee Lover’s Gift Set


Don’t get it twisted. Cold brew is not iced coffee. It’s not hard to make. And it’s not even new. Our cold brew set takes it back to the old school way of brewing smooth coffee in cold water. Instead of hot, acidic coffee and melting ice, our simple set provides crisp stimulation. The mason jar, the pouring spout, and a reusable cotton filter are all you need. And we’ve sent along some quality Colombian beans in our coffee gifts. Coldbrew is that simple. Act like you know.


What’s in It:

  • Large Mason Jar (64oz) 
  • Spout for Pouring Brew 
  • Reusable 100% Cotton Filter 
  • Aluminum Scoop 
  • Colombian Coffee (10oz)


Price: $59.99


Mermaid Pillows – Cuddly Sensory Pillows With A Positive Message

May 22, 2017

I found a cute gift that’ll give my kids a little something fun to do while their trying to drift off the sleep – which usually takes forever. Not only is it sweet and cute, soft and cuddly, fun to play with, but they have positive messages on one side. LOVE.

The Mermaid Uplifting Pillow Collection . Each pillow features a different inspirational message on the cover, plus colorful sequins on the back that you can “draw” on with the simple swipe of a finger or hand.

As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to draw attention to the incredible mental health benefits of these adorable pillows.

For example!

“My 85-year-old mother is living with dementia in a nursing home. While she has shown little interest in anything the past couple years, your BELIEVE pillow is something she can sit and play with for literally hours.” -Lisa B.

“My son has sensory issues and I thought this would be perfect for physical therapy and it has been! We are also using it to draw shapes, letters and numbers to begin teaching that as well!”

I just shared one with a parent who has two sons with sensory issues and he freaked – as in MY KIDS WOULD LOVE THIS!

They are totally affordable ($34 and up) and make excellent gifts!


Black Friday Deals to Kickstart A Healthier Lifestyle!

November 22, 2016



DEAL: Receive $20 off of the Aguagear Filter Pitcher and $15 off replacement filters on Cyber Monday

ABOUT:  Time to switch your Brita out for a new water filtration system.  AguaGear removes 2000% more contaminants than Brita and the filters last 3X longer.  It also removes lead and fluorine, while Brita filters don’t.  If your water filter isn’t removing these contaminants from your water, then your body is. 

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BIB&SOLA: Glassware As Art And Activism

October 19, 2016

“A stylish way of drinking, an elegant way of giving” 

Available at BURKELMAN. Visit

Kira Heuer is doing cool shit. She’s one of those people you ASAP fall in love with upon meeting. She warm, open, funny and downright delightful. Kira is one of those kinds of very special women you feel like you’ve known your whole life. And the fact that she is doing wonderful things for the world fills you with all sorts of warm fuzzies. And then you’ll want to be her BFF. But wait, that’s not all.


Kira is the mastermind behind Bib&Sola, a line of exquisite glassware that offers a conscious alternative to plastic. Bib&Sola (Latin for “drink and comfort”) evolved from Kira’s devotion to saving the world from so much waste, an intense passion about how we drink water and an uncanny eye for art, beauty and aesthetics.

Bib&Sola endeavors to replace plastic bottled water with glass in a manner that is both chic and functional and aspires to create a global community where each and every person takes responsibility and action from an inspired position.”


The handblown drinking vessels and carafes come in a glorious array of colors that look like they’ve been freshly dipped in both rich and muted hues of the color wheel. You’ll hold a glass in your hand and just start spinning it around, marveling at its simple beauty. But it’s not just a sculptural piece to swoon over. It’s much, much more. Besides the fact that holding one in my hand immediately took my experience of drinking water to a whole new level of connection, Bib&Sola is also on a mission to think and live green.

For your holiday gifting, a Bib&Sola set takes the cake. There is not a person on earth who would not drool over it. This is one of those objects of art, environment and wellness that I am most proud to have featured here on Groomed LA as it really is a coming together of so much of what I am about.

Bib&Sola has received a well deserved amount of glorious press and it seems that anyone who comes into contact with it perks up and takes note.


Bib&Sola also is on a mission to curb the exorbitant amount of plastic pollution created by corporations with its #ONEVERYDESK campaign.

“By purchasing our glassware carafe and drinking sets, one would go on each desk creating a beautiful work atmosphere. The corporation would take responsibility for a water filtration system (we have our own suggested water filtration companies and they are incredibly easy to install.) What happens next? …. the great grand Press story along with a work atmosphere that is both health conscious and positively productive.”

They invite corporations from fashion houses to tech giants to curb their waste and “create an atmosphere for innovative and powerful action. ”


  • High annual spending on plastic watter bottle usage
  • High annual contribution to wast and ocean pollution
  • Participation in annual increase of 10% of global water bottle consumption
  • Supporting water corporations privatise our most important natural resources
  • CSR impact
  • Relevant press stories
  • A more mindful and positive work atmosphere
  • Annual save on water bottle budget
  • Social impact in action as you no longer contribute to wast factor
  • Mark your company a bright spot in the green business community

Bib&Sola donates 10 percent of proceeds to organizations that provide clean drinking water around the world.

LA River Corp
Dig Deep
Tree People

Bib&Sola sets can be purchased here. Stock up now and your holiday shopping list just got 100% shorter. Done and done!

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Kira Heuer