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Arise Skincare ~ SnowflowerLux.com

Over the past couple of weeks I have seen a beautiful difference in my skin using the EcoCert certified, Swiss made, Arise Skin Care.  This fabulous line was brought to the US by the Snow Flower Luxury Skincare group after an exhaustive search for the perfect all natural solution for aging.  Every product in this anti-aging line contains the edelweiss flower to revitalize your skin and protects against nasty free radicals.  This magical and potent little white flower, also known as the snow flower, grows in the extreme altitudes and climatic conditions of Switzerland. Collectively, with other ingredients like mallow, thyme and buddleia offers hydration, a reduction in redness, and protection against urban stresses.  The line is composed of organic and 100% natural ingredients free of phenoxyethanol and parabens.

Arise is complete with a Cleansing MilkSoothing TonerSerumAnti-Aging CreamGel Mask, Smooth Body LotionFace Scrub and Body Peel Scrub.  The Cleansing Milk is gentle, soft, and silky.  The Face Scrub is thorough, brightening, but also kind.  After a swipe of toner on an organic cotton pad I add a half a dime size dollop of the Anti-Aging Cream over my face and neck nightly. My skin literally drinks the layer of cream To correct the dark spots from sun damage the EdelWhite lines Serum, Day Fluid, and Night Cream offer proven whitening results for evening out your skin color. This EdelWhite Whitening line contains a minimum of 96.5% natural ingredients.

Arise was the first company to bring out the benefits of the edelweiss flower and the Snow Flower Luxury Skin Care company was the first and only to share this amazing brand with us in the United States.  Experience SnowflowerLux.com‘s exceptional customer service from their online boutique and free shipping for orders over $50 when you order this well priced line.



Malibu Seafood ~ Malibu, CA

Malibu Seafood is hands down my favorite restaurant in Malibu. The fish and chips was so perfectly cooked and the breading was minimal, but crisp. The fish tacos were so fresh and delicious I often still dream of them.  Try to get down to this charming fish shack before sunset to catch the amazing views of the Pacific.  This favorite spot among locals and tourists is BYOB, so don’t forget to pick up an organic bottle of wine before you make the drive.

Urban Farmer ~ Portland, OR

We had a gluttonous eating itinerary for Portland planned, but not everything goes according to plan, especially in an amazing city like this one with so many sustainable options.

We cruised into town on Tuesday and  had lunch planned at Laurelhurst Market, but unfortunately they were closed for maintenance when we arrived.  From the outside it looked very charming and like a great neighborhood spot. It is on our list for next time. 

We did end up having lunch at The Nines Hotel’s restaurant Urban Farmer.  We chose to dine here because of their commitment to local partners that harvest food responsibly and environmentally friendly. In the restaurant there is a great sign identifying these ecofriendly groups for the food they produce. Lunch consisted of a good, borderline great, Caesar appetizer salad and an amazing giant burger.  The salad was large  enough to split and the dressing tasted good but was a tad too thick for my liking.  The delicate anchovy served with the salad was a nice touch on the plate.   The main course grass-fed, organic burger with an english muffin bun was the size of my head, that we also split.  Hands down, probably the best burger patty I’ve ever had.  It was so fresh, simple, seasoned perfectly, and just all around delicious.  We added the bacon and avocado making it a $18 sandwich ($9 per person) and was worth every penny.  My mouth waters just thinking about it.

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