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Get Outta Town

How to Make the Very Most of a Drive up the West Coast

Get Outta Town BY kiara mills 04/11/2019
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For Katie Glenn, running her clay-and-metal-based jewelry line Marionwild involves packing up and taking the show on the road - and that also makes for a great excuse to get out to some wide open spaces. "Last summer, I had two trade shows: one in San Francisco and one in Seattle," Katie explains. "So my boyfriend and I went on a road trip, trying to combine work and vacation. The trip's 916 miles took us roughly 22 hours." Here's how the pair turned a long-haul drive into a summer vacay worth writing home about. READ MORE
Thing of Beauty

How to Harness Your Own Hair Ritual

Thing of Beauty BY kiara mills 06/28/2018
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Stefani Padilla made her name as a stylist in L.A., tending to the strands of supermodels on photoshoot sets. But instead of relying on the usual styling suspects, she never left home without her D.I.Y. products, like a moisturizing oil blend and a sea salt spray, which she preferred for their stripped-down, customizable ingredient lists. That homemade ethos is also key to Stefani's belief that we should all have daily hair rituals (she calls them "hairemonies"), which are really just about slowing down a little bit and paying as much attention to your mane as you to do your skin. It's also a moment to catch a little zen, says Stefani, who's sharing a few pointers below on getting started. READ MORE

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