Brick-and-Mortar Is Not Dead

“Design makes my life better,” says Ron Robinson, founder of Ron Robinson and Apothia.

“It enhances my life as well as the life of many other people because it’s stimulating.” When you walk through his store in Santa Monica off 5th street, that message is clear. Struck by the sheer beauty of the store, you're almost afraid to touch anything.

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Luxerose Cocktail Collection Is Mixology Made Beautiful

It’s a late night, and you’ve got some vinyl on rotation as you gaze up at the ceiling talking about everything and nothing all at the same time, slowly falling in love with the person beside you. It’s terrifying, yet thrilling because falling in love for the first time is a rare moment you know you’ll remember for the rest of your life because first loves are the ones who teach you the definition of the word.

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Dive Into The World of Cricket Flour With Seek

Founded by Robyn Shapiro in 2016, Seek strives to normalize the consumption of crickets, and why wouldn't she? They've got a ton of protein and are high in Omega-3s, B12, iron and calcium. For the environmentally-concerned foodie, there’s an abundance of crickets in the world and their production doesn’t release anywhere near the number of greenhouse gases like cattle, sheep, pigs and even chickens.

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So You Want To Go Plastic-Free For July? Here Are A Few Tips.

Did you know that 18 billion pounds of plastic waste flows into the oceans every year? It's no wonder scientists estimate that by 2050 plastic will be more prevalent in our ocean than fish.

So, for the entire month of July, individuals around the world are pledging to go plastic-free to raise awareness for the amount of plastic waste on our planet, and maybe even to kick-start their plastic-free life.

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Starbucks To Go Strawless By 2020, Now Giving You An Adult Sippy Cup Lid

The urge to go strawless is not lost on anyone, nor is the impact that these non-recyclable bits of plastic have on the environment and those who inhabit it.

As of today, Starbucks, one of the heavy hitters for plastic straws, has pledged to replace their iconic green straws from its 28,000 stores with paper and compostable straws and strawless lids.

Sounds awesome, right?

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Tempest Bourbon Hits A Lexington Gallery

Once up a time, the American government ratified the 18th Amendment, resulting in the ban of liquor by introducing Prohibition in the 1920s. Of course, the exact opposite of what the government hoped for occurred and alcohol consumption— surprise, surprise— did not cease to end. Organized crime merely took over supplying the actual booze with mobsters like Al Capone bootlegging and creating underground clubs while government officials accepted bribes and simply looked the other way.  

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