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Breakfast in Bed, Whole Trade Style

In our search to find a unique experience to gift mom this Mother’s Day, our good friend Elaine D’Farley reminded us about the gesture of breakfast in bed.


It was genius! What mom wouldn’t want to wake up to a delicious omelet, fruit salad, tea, coffee and of course  flowers on the side. But the best part about this breakfast is that the ingredients are all Whole Trade from Whole Foods Market. So we feel good about taking care of mom on her special day and at the same time also taking care of farm workers and their families in other countries too.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

More ideas here!

Everyday Gifts for Mom

It doesn’t have to be Mother’s Day to celebrate that special woman in your life you call “Mom.” So here are a few of SELF magazine’s picks for making mom feel special everyday…and not just one day a year.

SELF_mom1. Reach Complete Care Line, so Mom won’t have to worry about when to replace her brush.

2. Tide, Downy and Bounce: the Sweet Dreams Collection, It’s perfect for all of Mom’s bedtime fabrics, from linens to PJs.

3. America’s #1-selling multi-use skincare oil Bio-Oil – great for Mom’s hair, lips, hands, nails and more.

4. Roc Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream – So you can improve Mom’s bedtime beauty routine.

“Nail It” for Spring

If you’re getting the itch to update your look, but have a minimal budget, the answer is NAILS! And this season, anything goes. Our pal Elaine D’Farley filled us in on how to design our digits.


Basically, go with whatever your heart desires. Creative is key. Elaine likes to use Sally Hansen’s 3D textures because you just swipe them over your nail color for an instant style pick me up. So easy!

If you’re feeling funky, top on the glitter and add extra shine, or go bold with the cracked look…more sophisticated, try something matte. The point is to have fun! If you don’t like it, you can just take it off.

For more of Elaine’s Spring beauty tips check out

Gettin’ Healthy in the Kitchen with SELF Magazine

February 25, 2014  |  HEALTH & FITNESS, HOME & FAMILY  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off on Gettin’ Healthy in the Kitchen with SELF Magazine

SELF Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger and renowned chef Calvin Harris hit up our kitchen for the launch of the mag’s own frozen food line called SELF’s Healthy Kitchen Entrées.

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The duo showed us some of the healthy and simple ingredients that go into these delicious dishes.
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Self Mag’s Secrets for a Simpler 2014

January 17, 2014  |  HEALTH & FITNESS, HOME & FAMILY  |  , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off on Self Mag’s Secrets for a Simpler 2014

Wouldn’t you like a easier New Year? Self Magazine’s Elaine D’Farley filled us in on some brands that are helping do just that! Here’s a sneak peek…


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Self Magazine’s Elaine D’Farley’s Feel Good Tips to Kick Off National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 1, 2013  |  HEALTH & FITNESS, HOME & FAMILY  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off on Self Magazine’s Elaine D’Farley’s Feel Good Tips to Kick Off National Diabetes Awareness Month

In support of National Diabetes Awareness Month we are on set with Self Magazine’s Beauty Director Elaine D’Farley as she shares some great things to help us feel and look good.


Some things we’re loving? Hope Paige’s fashionable medical ID bracelets and Nectresse’s 100% natural zero calorie sweetener!


Give Your Breakfast a Boost

We’re tired of the same old boring breakfast options which is why we were so excited to work with Marjorie Korn, associate food and nutrition editor at SELF, who filled us in on some easy ways to add delicious nutrition to our morning meals.

1. Almonds

Generic Take Still005This crunchy morning addition helps keep you fuller, longer with a one two punch of fiber and protein. Try almonds in your yogurt or almond butter on some toast. Check out for more ideas.

2. Dried Fruit

Generic-TakeStill004Pop some Plum Amazins in your favorite cereal for a flavorful breakfast bonus. Dried Plums have fewer calories and less sugar than raisins and dried cranberries and may keep bones strong by preventing bone mineral loss, which can lead to osteoporosis.

3. Gluten-Free Pancakes

Generic-Take-006Celliac disease sufferers rejoice! Glutino just unveiled its new instant pancake mix! Great for a quick breakfast, just add water, shake up, and you’re minutes away from fluffy gluten-free pancakes.

4. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Generic-Take-Still007Green Mountain’s latest flavor for your Keurig Vue Brewing System has warm notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg and is less than 100 calories. Get em’ in bags, K-Cups or Vue packs online or in stores.

For more of Marjorie’s breakfast boosts, check her out here!

SELF Magazine says Yes to Blueberries

And we do too! Also yes to carrots, cucumbers, grapefruit, tomatoes and any other food this brand wants to make awesome products out of! Right now we’re loving the Yes to Blueberries Intensive Skin Repair Serum.


SELF Magazine’s beauty director,  Elaine D’Farley says she likes it because it’s a 99% natural skin firmer. Just apply it under your moisturizer and it diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to nourish and protect aging skin. It’s really light and the scent is scrumptious.

Check out more of Elaine’s Fall beauty picks!

The People Have Spoken! SELF Magazine’s 2013 Healthy Beauty Awards

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed by the countless number of beauty products out there? We can relate!  Luckily our friends at SELF Magazine set out every year to bring us the very best in beauty with their annual Healthy Beauty Awards. This year the mag had 1,600 readers test 1,505 products to figure out the hottest items in hair, face, makeup, body, sun and even best buys under 10 bucks! Check out some of readers’ favs below!

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Mother’s Day Mystery Solved!

Knowing what to get Mom on Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be a mystery. SELF Magazine’s beauty director, Elaine D’Farley helped us crack the case by breaking down the best gifts for all kinds of moms. mothersday101(2)Stylish Moms- Macy’s has the latest trends in clothes, jewelry and handbags. Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 8.41.41 PMLife of the Party Mom- If she loves to entertain guests, French Bull serveware is perfect! mothersday101(1)Busy Moms- Try Tassimo new T-47 home brewing system for an easy cup of coffee to keep mom going! mothersday101(4)And if your still stumped any mom is guaranteed to love Caldrea’s new personal care line.