It happens every year. We look forward to winter. Really, truly longing to play with layering cozy clothes and enjoying hot cider or cocoa by the fire. Taking a trip to the snow, rocking a new beanie, you name it. But no matter where you live or the length of winter you are accustomed to; eventually, the stir craze begins to arise and winter couldn’t end soon enough. Don’t get me wrong, we love winter. Even as spoiled as we are with the SoCal winter, there comes a time when the grey skies and recurring rain gets old and we’re ready for the summer days. We start dreaming of the sun, warm ocean and steamy sand. Shorts + tanks, flip flops + bikinis and frozen margaritas. The biggest charm of winter lies in the nostalgia that it brings for its equally romantic counterpart, summer.
As we sit here longing for those endless summer days, we’ve compiled a few favorites that will become your besties and help you make it through this last bit of winter. In conscious-style, all of these goodies have something in common: a commitment to ethical and environmental manufacturing practices. Pushing through this last stretch of chilly days and early nights; sometimes retail therapy is the key to carry you through to the next season. Browse through this Glampers Edition below from the comfort of your coziest blanket, buy your favorites + once you’ve given them a try, don’t forget to let us know what you think.
Handcrafted Journal (Customizable Inlay)
online at www.woodchuckusa.com + select retailers
Available in 2 sizes, this journal will be your perfect nightstand-to-campsite companion. Whether you mostly sketch, doodle, or write, doesn’t matter, you can choose between lined or blank paper. These journals are made in Minneapolis from 100% sustainably-sourced wood and recycled paper. The brand is committed to reforestation + they plant a tree (currently in either America or Africa) for each product they make. You’ll love to know your new journal comes with a certificate that has the coordinates of a tree that was planted in its name.
A bag to organize wet vs dry stuff
online at https://www.wanderwetbags.com + select retailers
Originally made so beach bums can separate their wet ‘kinis from their tech goodies after a day in the salt water, these bags are so useful you’ll find yourself wanting one in each size. In addition to their original post beach toting purpose, they’re also great to store makeup, use as a laundry bag for an overnight trip or as an everyday clutch. Here’s to a durable and reusable bags designed and handmade in San Diego, CA.
A Multi-Purpose Classic Headband
online at https://im-with-the-band.com + select retailers
This is more than your classic throwback headband. Its versatility will blow your mind. Yes, you can wear it anywhere from the gym to the trail to your next night out, It will have your back on any bad hair day. But, there’s more. These guys, have an adjustable width, are awesome ear covers when it’s cold + they can double as dust masks (Desert sand storms anyone?). A must-carry little life saver for your everyday bag. Did I already mention they are handmade in LA from recycled material + scrap fabrics?
The best skin moisturizer ever (not bad for your hair either)
online at https://littlebarnapothecary.com + select retailers
Spoil your skin through as we pull through the last days of the winter season + continue to treat yourself all year long. Made with lemongrass (bug repellent + uplifting aromatics + antibacterial) + a dose of mint that will give you the extra energy to get through these colder winter days. It is the best travel companion all year long. Little Barn Apothecary is hands down a leader in modern organic skin care. Consciously crafting each product, they start with the raw organic sourced materials+ bottle it up in all-recycled packaging. These guys make products that will make you feel good from heart to pore.
The Coolest Hooded Pullover
$74+ tax + shipping
Transition pieces are key because you’ll be able to wear them through and through. This pullover will keep your warm and rightly ventilated in between workouts + in daily life. Its soft fabric and chic details will make you feel cooler than cool. It has the perfect weight + just the right flow to make you feel like a rockstar? The best thing about NUXactive is that beyond their classy + empowering designs, they are a pro-peace company manufactured in the USA since they were founded in 2008.
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