Zenhaven Mattress by Saatva Review

A great nights sleep every night.

Let’s face it, we all spend a lot of time asleep. Many of us wish for that time to be longer most nights, but we spend more than 2 days out of the week in bed so that bed should be the best possible match for you. Not always an easy order, and now with all of the delivery mattress companies out there it can be even more confusing. That is why I was so excited to find Zenhaven by Saatva.

I honestly wasn’t too sure what kind of bed I wanted. Traditional spring mattress, memory foam, or something more. Finding Saatva was a total bonus because they cover all of the options with their different lines. Saatva makes a super affordable coil centered mattress with organic cotton cover and a euro pillow top. Their Loom & Leaf line is eco-friendly foam with cooling gel for maximum comfort. The one I chose was something I had never even heard of which is the Zenhaven natural latex mattress. By having all of these options with one company their customer support was able to guide me through the selection process and answer all of my questions. It was a reassuring experience and truly pressure free. They made picking a mattress a dream and I could not be happier with my choice.

So here is a little bit of info incase a Latex centered mattress is new to you too. The benefits? A mattress that is naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial because we have all heard the stories about what unseen horrors can develop inside your bed. Healthier sleep starts at the center of this mattress and works its way out with the organic wool layer, and the organic cotton cover. Their whole operation focuses on Eco Purity in every stage of production. Sustainable harvesting, CO2 reduction, no harmful byproducts, and built eco-responsibly in America. What could be better?

Couples Massage at Elements Massage in Irvine Ca.

You have heard about a couples massage. The topic comes up around the Holidays and Valentines as a great gift idea, which it is! There is no reason though to wait for a special occasion to enjoy this bonding experience. A couples massage can be a regular occurrence that helps you relax, enjoy each others company, and feel closer. Because there is nothing better than sharing the blissed out feeling you have leaving a great massage with your partner.

Elements Massage is an excellent choice to embrace the couples massage. They have a room specifically for side by side massages which is intimate without being claustrophobic. A relaxing, airy space for you to enjoy you choice of massage, which is customizable for each person. You can choose from Swedish Massage, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, and Aromatherapy.

I enjoyed the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. This massage incorporates thermal therapy and salt therapies through the stones enhancing the experience. My partner chose the Deep Tissue Massage to deal with shoulder issues, a therapeutic massage to really go deep and help get him back in balance. The whole process was perfect. Lovely setting, the staff was delightful, and the massages exactly what each of us was looking for.

18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Morristown NJ

18|8 Fine Men’s Salons are the destination for a well groomed man. With 400 stores operating or in development 18|8 is the go to place for men wanting to look their best. Lets face it, when you look better, you feel better and more confident. Taking the time to pamper yourself a little at the salon does more than just give you a haircut and men deserve more.

18/8 salon

Opening a new location in Morristown NJ at 40 W. Park Place the salon will offer a full selection of grooming services and treatments. More than just men’s haircuts and styling, they will offer waxing, straight edge hot lather shaves, and facials. If you are looking for more you need go no further, color services, scalp and hair replacement therapy, nail treatments, and styling products can all be found at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons.

Glass Bottom Boats on Catalina Island

Sea life up close while staying dry.

When visiting Catalina Island checking out the underwater sea life is a highlight of the trip. These waters are home to a diverse group of fish including the Garibaldi, the state fish of California. There are a few options when approaching these Pacific Ocean natives, like hopping right in the water and swimming with the fishies. Another is the adventure of a Glass Bottom Boat Voyage from the Catalina Island Company. It’s kinda like a car’s moon roof in the floor of the boat, a comfortable seat with a view!

The very first glass bottom boats were used sailing around Santa Catalina Island and the tradition continues today. You can visit under the sea with a boat ride through the kelp forests of the Lover’s Cove Marine Preserve. Schools of fish make their home in these protected waters. As the boat makes its way along the sea floor the bright orange Garibaldi fish are easy to pick out. Large black sea bass swim like moving shadows amongst the kelp and under the boat.

A Day at Glen Ivy Hot Springs

An outdoor spa not to be missed!

Glen Ivy Hot Springs located in Corona California, just south of Los Angeles is the spot for relaxation and fun. The grounds are positively beautiful. The soothing sound of running water from strategic fountains and a small constructed stream with waterfalls adds a natural soundtrack to your visit. There are plenty of options to pick from, saline pools, the natural hot springs, hot and cold pools to splash back and forth between, and the highlight of the visit, Club Mud! This was my first experience covering myself in red clay and I can not wait to do it again.

You want to set aside more than five hours for your visit and definitely consider being there the whole day. Summer hours are considerably longer of course so keep in mind that after Nov. 1 – Feb. 28 they close at five instead of nine. Glen Ivy offers more than just the spa experience, massages, skin treatments, and salon services are all available during your visit. If you are getting a service and having a leisurely meal this is an all day event.

A Visit to Catalina Island

It begins with a boat ride…

Located off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is a vacation destination and adventure start to finish. From the beautiful vistas to the quaint town of Avalon, Catalina is worthy of its hundred plus years as a travelers’ oasis. To get to the island you have two options, boat or helicopter. Most of the islands visitors go by way of ocean travel which takes a little over an hour.

There are two major towns on the island but Avalon is by far the most popular and iconic. Much of the island is undeveloped and now home to herds of bison, wild foxes, and deer. You can even catch sight of a bald eagle if you head out on one of the nature tours of the island.

JazzTrax Festival. Hearing live music where Hollywood stars of the Golden Age partied is a thrill. Or you can catch a movie downstairs in the art deco theatre. Taking a Casino Tour to learn the building’s history is a great way to get a look at everything as well.

Another adventure on Catalina Island is the underwater activities. Swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling are a big draw.  One option to see the abundant sea life is to get in and get wet, but certain months of the year that is less enticing than others. If you want to get up close and personal while staying dry give the Glass Bottom Boat Tour a try. You can go out and give catching your dinner a try too. The island is known for its great fishing.

High5Dogs Leash and Harness Review

Innovation from High5Dogs

There are a ton of options out there for pet owners these days when it comes to leashes and harnesses, but most of these are pretty standard. I mean a leash is a leash right? I confess that has been my belief for some time, but not any longer. High5Dogs has opened my eyes to features I never knew I was missing out on. Their leashes and harnesses have a variety of options for you and your furbaby.

High5Dogs has a two great products for dog owners on the go, their CLIC Leash and CLIC Shoulder Leash. On the most basic level these two leashes are made up of two ropes connected by a clip. If you find yourself needing both hands or at a cafe and want to hook your dog up this is unbelievably convenient and can be done one handed. It is also safer than unhooking your dog to loop the leash or tying one end up. This is a great option for anyone that frequents dog friendly eateries or has their pet with them running errands.

The CLIC shoulder leash has a segment long enough to lope around you and allow for hands free dog walking. This same easy to clip system makes it convenient to switch from hands on to hands free. I can not tell you the number of times I wish I had this option or just that the leash loop was not on my wrist and my dog pulling while I tried to carry something two handed. For anyone that has arthritis or other issues when walking their dog this is a great choice and easy to loop on and off with the center clip.

Be Part of Space Nation #orbitlaunch

Space is not as far away as you may think.

We have all been fascinated with the idea of space travel. Seeing the Earth from above and being closer to the stars is an experience only a handful of humans have had the opportunity to achieve. There are places on earth where travelers might feel like they are on the moon, but to truly make that trip is more than most people can imagine. Just because space is far away doesn’t mean we can’t be part of a community that reaches for the cosmos. The Space Nation Astronaut Program.

What does it take to be an astronaut? Now with just a smartphone and the Space Nation App that launches  February 2018 you can find out. Astronauts have special skills that go beyond formal education. There are characteristics both physical and mental that all of us have and have the potential to develop. Space Nation approaches training on three fronts, Mind, Body, and Social. All three of these are important to success as a space explorer.