3d & No Glasses Required

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.06.28, under LuvZ, Tech

I saw this really cool mini camera in NYC…it doesn’t look like much, but the Sony Bloggie is a 3d hand held video camera, that actually takes video and plays video in 3d without having to use 3d glasses.  Kind of crazy.


Raw Chocolate = Superfood

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.06.27, under Food, Health


The other day I was prop shopping down in the Distillery District and was looking for a super fast lunch, for me that most always means liquid- like a protein shake or a smoothie, not boozy.   While I was waiting for the man at Livia to make my shake (blueberry, orange, banana, bee pollen, hemp protein),  he gave me a quick education on Cacao nibs, chocolate in its rawest form.

First thing he told me “they make your brain feel great”, due to the MAO inhibitors, which also suppress the appetite- bonus.   Then he said “they are super high in Magnesium too”  which most of us are deficient in, magnesium is essential in brain and bone health.  And they also contain a whole whack of PEA, the chemical released when we fall in love.  Cacao nibs anyone?  I’m all over it!

Hot Pot Stand

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.06.25, under Design, Gifts, Home

LuvZ |  this fire pot stand by +d.  It looks like a crown on its own- gorge.  Or put it under a pot or a kettle to see the flames

Sunscreen: to Wear or Not to Wear?

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.06.24, under Beauty, Health

Like other creams we put on our face, the safety and efficacy of sunscreen is highly questionable.  The chemical blocks seep into our skin increasing our toxic burden and disrupting our hormones, not to mention most of the chemical blocks are also filled with ingredients on the “dirty dozen” list.  And the mineral blocks that use zinc and titanium nano-particals to physically block the sun claim to be safer, but might actually seep into our skin too.  So what the hell do you do to protect yourself from the sun safely?  Don’t forget we actually need the sun for vitamin D btw, so blocking it out entirely is not good either.  Check out these 9 truths before you read on.

The very best way to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays is to stay indoors or in full shade when the sun is the strongest between 10am and 4pm, and if you must be in the sun wear a huge hat, and long sleeved protective clothing made from linen, hemp, or another wicking fabric to keep you cool and dry.   But if you must wear a sunscreen because you have heard over and over again like myself, it can help reduce the signs of premature aging try something from Pure + Simple, they offer a range of different products that only use all natural ingredients, and an educated staff to help you make the right choice.  Personally I use their house brand on my face almost daily, and stay out of the sun as much as possible.


Cool Pants for Hot Days

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.06.22, under Fashion, LuvZ


LuvZ | these pants by Chloe Comme Parris, and they’re super comfy on a hot day because the open belt loops naturally air-condition the mid section.