Stasher: self-sealing, airtight, reusable non-plastic bag.

April 15, 2017

stasher is the first first—and only—self-sealing, airtight, reusable non-plastic bag! Made from 100% pure platinum silicone, stasher protects both the planet and your health. stasher can be reused thousands of times, making it a green alternative to plastic, but it also contains no BPA, BPS, phthalates, vinyl, petroleum or other icky chemicals found in plastic, making it safe to cook in (either sous vide or in the microwave) and eat out of.  

stasher is making my kid’s lunch boxes way more fun and green!

1,000+ years for plastic to begin degrading
20m plastic bags to landfill per year
10.5b pounds of plastic generated annually

it’s time to rethink plastic.

Sure, plastic is convenient and easy to use, but there’s no question that it’s toxic to the environment, and more worryingly, to our bodies. fortunately, you now have a healthier option: silicone is a more flexible, sustainable, and safer alternative to plastic, so it’s good for people and the planet.

 

reduce

less really is more—especially when it comes to saving natural resources and protecting the environment. reducing waste means making thoughtful choices every day. the less you throw away, the better for everyone!

+ buy only what you truly need

+ choose sustainably produced products with minimal packaging

+ compost food and organic waste

+ repair instead of buying new

+ borrow infrequently used items

+ take mass transit, ride a bike or walk to work


reuse

do what you can not to throw things in the can! instead, reuse whatever you can; and if you can’t use it, maybe someone else can. not only will you save money, but you’ll be keeping perfectly useful items from going to landfill.

+ always buy reusable vs. disposable items (like stasher!)

+ byob: bring your own (reusable) bags when you shop

+ visit consignment shops, thrift stores and the library

+ donate used clothes, books and household items

+ organize a neighborhood garage sale


recycle

cans, bottles, paper, minerals, timber, electronics, and more can now be repurposed instead of going to landfill. recycling reduces waste, conserves resources, saves energy, helps prevent pollution and reduces greenhouse gases. recycling also creates jobs and saves money—it’s a win-win for everyone!

+ participate in curbside recycling programs

+ recycle large appliances and building supplies

+ check with your local waste management company to learn more about e-waste recycling programs in your area

+ buy products made with recycled materials


rethink

of all the 4 rs, this one might be the easiest. simply changing the way you think can make a big difference. learn to be more conscious about what you buy, and what you throw away. make thoughtful choices every day, and you’ll see how little things add up over time.

+ make smarter choices when you buy

+ reconsider what you throw away

+ share what you can: rides, stuff, food

+ get involved (volunteer for beach clean up days, create a community garden, organize a neighborhood garage sale)


silicone vs. plastic

silicone is more flexible, sustainable and safer than plastic

   

 

Male Must Haves for the Diligently Dapper

April 14, 2017

As you enter your 30’s men start seeing signs of aging and for some it sneaks up sooner and for the lucky ones it’s not until your mid 30’s. No matter how blessed your gene pool either way, a daily routine is needed to slow down the pace while exuding radiant confidence. Being conscientious in our demeanor is what makes us truly dapper. Its not always easy with balancing work, play, dates, hopefully sex and sleep so I’ve made a list to narrow down your search for the products that sincerely work and will add that extra vigor needed to remain on top of your game. Botox and Hydra Facials take time and not every man likes to spend an hour or more in a doctor’s office, so I’m here to help you stay fresh and poised for the elegant man on the go.

Keep in mind that all skin types are different, however, following this routine you should never worry about looking dull, tired or hung-over again. Here is some gentlemanly advice to keep you on the right track.

Morning Routine

Exfoliate your face and body everyday!

Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Face Scrub wipes away toxins and invigorates with finely ground Ecuadorian Palm Seeds.

Malin Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub is a foaming exfoliate mixing peppermint, amino acids, bamboo and pumice to help shed dead skin and stimulate cell renewal.

Never forget to use a toner after you cleanse your face!

Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner is alcohol-free and uses rose-petal water, aloe vera and Thayers’ proprietary Witch Hazel extract for smooth toned skin.

Facial oils, moisturizers and eye creams are a MUST in maintaining youthful hydrated skin.

Herbivore Phoenix Face Oil is an absolute favorite using natural CoQ10 to dramatically rejuvenate your skin at the cellular level.

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 15 replenishes skin and protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays and is formulated mixing Sesame Seed Oil and Hyaluronic Acid.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment is a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells and antioxidant-rich botanical juices as well as Vitamin C to reduce dark circles under the eyes.

Body oils and mists are the new body moisturizer and lasts longer.  

Immunocologie Body Serum is an anti-inflammatory treatment using a unique combination of African desert date seed oil, sunflower seed oil and Brazilian protium heptaphyllum resin to boost skin vitality and radiance.

Jack Black All-Over Body Spray combines mint and rosemary to create an invigorating scent for all men and can also be used as a deodorant for those who don’t like aluminum based products.

All dapper gentleman need to maintain a proper hairstyle.

Moroccanoil Original Treatment can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine boosting vitamins, this completely transformative hair treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine. I use it before I blow dry daily for silky smooth hair.

Baxter of California Grooming Cream is the perfect pre-style cream. Apply to hair as a “primer” for manageability and overall conditioning then follow with normal styling regimen, including Baxter of California’s collection of versatile pomades.

Baxter of California Pomades is easily applied to wet hair for a wet-look finish, or to dry hair for a more natural look with less definition.

 

Nighttime Routine

Always use a gentle enzyme face wash before bed and never go to sleep with a dirty face or without repairing eye cream.

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel is perfect for all skin types and is a refreshing gel which features fruit enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids found naturally in Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts to dissolve away impurities.

Herbivore Brighten Instant Glow Mask uses gentle Pineapple and Papaya enzymes combined with micronized Brazilian White Tourmaline gemstone and rice powder, which has been used in Japan for centuries, to give you a vibrant complexion.

Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water Get-Toner immediately melts from a treatment gel to a water toner as it is massaged into the skin. Marshmallow and green tea soothe and diminish the look of redness, while cucumber and witch hazel extracts tone and tighten. Manuka, a relative of tea tree oil, in conjunction with black cumin and magnolia bark extracts, provides purifying properties to balance oily and problem skin conditions while promoting a visibly improved, clearer, smoother, and shine-free complexion.

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is a quick-absorbing, medicated dry oil to clear congested pores, prevent and treat blemishes, and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for clearer, perfect skin.

Immunocologie Intense Eye Cream stimulates blood flow and eliminates impurities from around the orbital eye area. The Lannea Microcarpa fruit extract, has a vasoconstrictor effect when applied on the skin, reducing the capillary enlargement that causes puffiness and dark circles.

XX Jonathan Stinson

Photo credit: Immunocologie, Sunday Riley, Baxter of California and
Jack Black images by MaryGray.co

Prep for the Beach Season With EndyMed Body Contouring

April 13, 2017

WOOT! Spring is fully underway!

I can smell the bikini/vacation season-prep in the air, can you?

Whether it’s rocking out the latest high intensity workout or cleanse, you know, there is no stopping an LA babe from getting bikini ready. After all, bikini season kinda starts now!

If you are REALLY willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your body goals in a short period of time, maybe you should consider the secret weapon of radio frequency technology: EndyMed body contouring treatments using patented 3DEEP radio frequency technology deliver a safe, effective, and painless way to boost your weight loss and toning results for a more sculpted physique.  

EndyMed Body Contouring is beneficial as it includes toning, tightening, cellulite reduction, and circumference reduction of hips, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. The treatments also offer immediate and long term superior results with no downtime! The way it works is that the tissue tightening is coupled with 3DEEP technology, which delivers controlled, radio frequency energy deep into the skin, reactivating the skin’s natural collagen production.

So before you start looking to kick-start a fitness plan with some immediate tightening, or looking to tone and sculpt problem-areas, look into EndyMed body contouring as it can help people of all shapes and sizes feel more confident and fit this season!

EndyMed’s 3DEEP RF treatments stimulate your body’s natural collagen renewal process leading to skin tightening and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. 3DEEP treatments can help you look as young as you feel – with long lasting results you can trust, painlessly, and for any type of skin.

FDA-cleared, targeted, controlled, painless deep heat delivery for treatment of wrinkles, face and body skin tightening and contouring!

  • 3DEEP radio-frequency technology
  • Personalized treatments tailored to each patient
  • Minimal to no discomfort
  • Non-surgical & non-invasive
  • No downtime
  • Ultimate safety

Moy, Fincher, Chipps Facial Plastic / Dermatology 

Phone: (310) 274-5372
Website
Directions
Address: 421 N Rodeo Dr #7, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

ALICE + OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET “EYEWEAR IS ART” LAUNCH


The Madison Floral…(I mean, need, want, must have. NOW!)

Once again, The A List explodes with another party of the year, celebrating yet another fantastic designer and with all the eye (and real!) candy a girl could dream of. Last night’s epic, candy themed party for the alice + olivia Eyewear Launch really took the cake (sensing a theme?)

Photo Rony Alwin

Delicious darlings like Kourtney Kardashian, Freida Pinto, Olivia Culpo, Leona Lewis, and Lydia Hearst joined Stacey Bendet, alice + olivia’s CEO and Creative Director, to celebrate the brand’s eyewear debut with an exclusive “Eyewear is Art” party.

Mia Moretti, Stacey Bendet

Stacey Bendet, Kourtney Kardashian, Allie Rizzo, Margot Moe


The Black Mercer (get on my face please)

Kourtney Kardashian, Stacey Bendet

The launch, which was held at Greenhouse at Platform in Los Angeles, was an eye candy art installation with oversized sculptures, interactive vignettes, and models wearing signature alice + olivia looks and sunglasses. 

DJ DUO TO DIE FOR! THE DOLLS – Margot Moe, Mia Moretti – can I just bask in your glow all day?

Margot Moe, Mia Moretti

Margot Moe

Olivia Culpo, Stacey Bendet, Freida Pinto

Partygoers mixed and mingled in the colorful eye candy world of A+O and enjoyed music by The Dolls (DJ Mia Moretti + Margot). Guests were also treated to food by LA staple In-N-Out Burger and sipped on eyewear-themed libations courtesy of SVEDKA, including the Mercer Mule and Melrose Mint.

Guests had fun in the “What are you really thinking?” Bosco booth where clever thought bubbles automatically generated on the photos of the eyewear-clad partygoers with thoughts like, “Whoa, that was close. I almost had to socialize” and “I know you think I’m looking at you, but I’m really trying to see my reflection in your phone case.” 

BWAAHAAAA! I mean, I just can’t – everything about this celebration was pitch perfect divine!  The A list parties are not just parties – they are immersive experiences – multi-media, sensorial and emotional.  Yup, they make you laugh your head off while filling your belly with your favorite forbidden goodies from childhood – and always with a heavy dose of wit, irony, fun and nostalgia. You feel like you are in exactly the right place at the right moment. And the it-girl star gazing is always so, so real. 

Svedka

Donald Robertson, Stacey Bendet

Taye Hansberry

Bella Harris

Leona Lewis

Freida Pinto, Olivia Culpo

Lydia Hearst

Stacey Bendet, Sydne Summer

Sydne Summer

Full list of attendees included: Adelaide Kane, Alicia Machado, Chandler Kinney, Crystal Reed, Freida Pinto, Kayla Maisonet, Kelli Berglund, Kourtney Kardashian, Leona Lewis, Liana Liberato, Lydia Hearst, Michelle Trachtenberg, Molly Tarlov, Olivia Culpo, and Rose McIver

About alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Eyewear

For her first eyewear collection, Stacey Bendet collaborated with Eponym to design and produce a playful assortment of sunglasses and eyeglasses. Reminiscent of Bendet’s signature oversized statement sunglasses, the “staceface” look, the collection consists of 16 styles of handmade Italian acetate sunglasses in bold shapes including oversized cat eye, square, and 80’s inspired round frames. Swarovski crystals, stainless steel studs and pops of color bring original elements to the fun silhouettes. Most styles come in various colorways with all frames ranging in price from $250 to $525 USD. 

PHOTO CREDIT        Billy Farrell/BFA for alice + olivia

Thinking about Vaser Lipo To Get That Summer Bod Ready Now? Dr. Babak Dadvand Weighs In

April 11, 2017

Dr. Babak Dadvand is one of the most foremost experts in Vaser Lipo – which is  the most ideal way to sculpt your body and be beach ready this year!

What is Vaser Liposuction: Vaser liposuction is a two-step method of liposuction. The first step involves using an ultrasound probe to emulsify the fat and at the same time protect other structures like blood vessels and connective tissue. The second step involves suctioning out the fat. 

How does the Ultrasound Probe Work: The first step in any liposuction procedure is to inject tumescent fluid. This fluid has lidocaine and epinephrine mixed with saline. The lidocaine helps with pain control and the epinephrine reduces bleeding. The Vaser probe emits ultrasound waves at a high frequency to cause bubbles in the tumescent fluid to expand and contract. These bubbles continue to do this until they shatter and the energy from this knocks the fat cells off of the connective tissue and other structures, allowing for less traumatic and more precise suctioning of the fat.

What are the advantages of Vaser: Vaser liposuction has many advantages.

— It is less traumatic to the fat cells, which is helpful if the fat is to be re-injected in other areas (such as the buttocks).

— It is less traumatic to the tissues and blood vessels.

— There is significantly less blood loss than traditional liposuction.

— Vaser liposuction is great for areas of the body that have very fibrous fat, such as the back and love handles and mens’ chests.

— Vaser liposuction is great for revision liposuction patients who may have scar tissue from prior surgery or scar tissue for people undergoing Coolsculpting who are unhappy with the results.

What is Vaser Hi Def: Vaser Hi Def is an advanced technique that not only removes fat from unwanted areas, but also defines the muscle groups to give a more athletic shape. This is liposcultpure in its most advanced form. For the right patients, Vaser Hi Def technique in men can create six-pack abs, define the back, define the chest, as well as the shoulders, biceps, and triceps. In women, Vaser Hi Def can hi-light the abs and waist as well as the lower back and thighs. Fat grafting can also be done to accentuate the form, whether it is in the buttocks, the chest, or the shoulders.

(310) 278-4200
8500 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 615
 Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Dr. Dadvand’s Practice Philosophy

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon and portrait painter, I take pride in offering my patients a unique skill set that includes my fine arts training and my many years of surgical training. I believe that the art of plastic surgery must be balanced with being a great doctor and advisor to my patients. As my patients will attest, I am driven not only by a desire to obtain excellent surgical results but also by a strong ethical foundation. I take my position as a medical doctor very seriously. As a patient of my practice, you will never experience the feeling of being pressured into surgery, or “up-sold” into other procedures, as this goes against my core beliefs. By the same token, I will never perform any procedure on a patient if I do not feel it is in their best interest. This is the trust that my patient-doctor relationships are built upon, and why my patient satisfaction rates are so high.