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Product RevIew: Tea Drops Ultimate Tea Sampler

tea pods selection photo by gail worley
Review and All Photos By Gail Worley

Do you like Tea? I sure do. Hot, Iced, Whatever; Tea is a marvelous drink whose appeal transitions seamlessly from season to season. Spring in NYC is a great time to rediscover your love of Tea, because there are chilly days when you want to warm up with a cup of hot tea, and a slow move to warmer weather that may have you craving a cold glass of freshly brewed iced tea. With Tea Drops, a delicious and convenient way to drink tea that takes the tea bag completely out of the equation, you can have both!

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Must Own: F*CK 2020 T-Shirt

fuck2020 t shirt

Is it even necessary to explain why you need to own this shirt? I don’t think so. I bet you’ve got lots of reasons why a shirt that declares Fuck 2020 in bold lettering on a none-more-black shirt (although the shirt is available in your choice of 15 different colors) could be the star of  your wardrobe right now! Visit This Link to purchase one for just $19.95!

fuck 2020 t shirt detail

Yes, It Exists: Covid-Themed Holiday Ornament!

covid holiday ornament 2020

Holy Mother Of God. As if 2020 is a year that anyone really wants to memorialize for eternity, a company calling itself Dot Com Product  has created a Covid-19 themed ornament with that you can personalize and add to your Holiday Tree. Unreal. According to the description (unedited by me): “Each ornament is complemented with 2020 memorabilia including adorable Santa Hat Persons Wearing Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Toilet Paper, and the Year 2020” (with a Covid Germ representing the First Zero). Kill me.

covid holiday ornament 2020

You can order these crazy things with up to seven individual masked-heads (depending on how many people in your family survived the year, I suppose), and you can also add a pet. You have to personalize the ornaments yourself though (a black sharpie is recommended). If this looks like the bad taste / white elephant gift you need to own, you can read more about them, and place an order, at This Link.

T-Shirt Sale: The Distancing

the distancing t shirt artwork

Oh, how timely is this T-Shirt parody of the undead Grady Sisters from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining? Designed by Boggs Nicolas, the shirt is shown here in dark (blood) red, but it’s available in over a dozen different colors, and in sizes and styles to please everyone. Best of all, The Distancing T-Shirt is here just in time for all of your summer quarantining needs! You can pick one up for yourself or as a gift for a fan, at This Link! Prices start at just $19.95!

the distancing t shirt artwork detail

David Bowie and Prince Wooden Dolls

Bowie and Price Wooden Dolls
Photos By Gail

Here’s another awesome Holiday Gift Idea for the art lover on your list who also happens to be a fan of David Bowie or Prince. Pay homage to Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie’s iconic persona from the early 1970s, or the late great Prince, with this modern take on Japanese Kokeshi dolls, which are customarily given as symbols of friendship. Each doll measures, 5.7 inches tall, is hand painted in vibrant colors, and is made of schima superba wood. Imagine the adventure these two could have together.

These cool little Dolls, which sell for $42 each, are available directly from the MoMA Design Store at the Museum of Modern Art, or online at This link!

Bowie and Price Wooden Dolls

Bird Figurine with Human Head

Bird with Human Head Sculpture
Photo By Gail

This adorable Bird Figurine with a Human Head (with a bird on that head) (artist unknown) was photographed by me at the Kasher|Potamkin Store, (Rear of the Steven Kasher Gallery) Located at 515 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor, in New York’s Chelsea Gallery District.

Birchbox Man Holiday Pop-up Shop Opens on Prince Street!

Birchbox Man Pop Up
Image Source for the Above, All Other Photos By Gail

Popular beauty subscription service Birchbox has opened a Holiday Pop Up Shop for its Men’s division right in the heart of Soho, which launched with a fun kickoff party this past Friday evening. For those not familiar with Birchbox, you can Subscribe to look what’s cool and trendy, you will also receive a monthly box — delivered to your door — of four to five sample sized, personalized beauty / grooming products for just $10 per month for women and $20 a month for men. Not only is it a bargain deal but it’s also a good way to discover new products that you will love.

BYOB Station

At the Pop Up location, you can not only BYOB (Build Your Own Birchbox) but you can also shop for full sized items and get a lot of your Holiday shopping done in one stop! Let’s check out the store and some of the cool products they offer.

BYOB Station

At the BYOB Station, pick one of three products offered in each of five categories (including Hair, Skincare, Style, etc.) and create your own BirchBox for just $20!

Hair and Body Basics

Hair and Body Basics offerings feature products like these:

Marvins Toothpaste

Marvin’s Toothpaste in a variety of flavors. We heard that this stuff tastes amazing!

Pine Tar Soap

Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap. Unique and interesting!

Get It On

Get It On Bodywash! Yowza!

Calm Down Bodywash

Calm Down Bodywash! Relaxing!

Birchbox Man Promotion

Special In-store Promotion: Subscribe during your visit and get a free Birchbox!

Shaving Gear

Facial hair seems to be on trend these days, so Birchbox has your Beard-grooming needs all taken care of!

Beard Envy

Beard Envy. It almost makes me wish I could grow a beard. Not.

Blind Barber Products

Blind Barber Products, Shave Cream and After Shave Combo! Great for traveling!

Gifts Under 50 Dollars

If budget is a consideration, you’ll find a large selection of gifts under $50, including:

Jonathan Adler Socks Assortment

Jonathan Adler Socks Assortment. So stylish!

Camo Duffle

Camo Duffle Bag!

Scents

Everyone loves a man who smells good! Check out the fine selection of Scents on sale!

Whiskey Stones

Birchbox has your awesome Lifestyle in mind as well. This Whisky Lover’s gift set includes two black glass drink tumblers and a set of Whisky Stones that keep your drink cold without diluting its flavor and potency! Cheers!

Silver Flask

This Silver Flask says it all on the front: “Neat”!

Beer

I mentioned this was a party, right? Yeah, there was cold beer, which always makes it easier to shop.

Steak Tartare

Also, tasty snacks such as Steak Tartare on crispy toasts. Delicious.

Deviled Eggs

Also, Deviled Eggs. Yum.

Gifts for Ladies Display

The Pop Up location also has a small selection of Gifts for the Lady, but you should be sure to visit the Birchbox Women located at 433 West Broadway.

Gifts for Ladies

Birchbox Man is located at 1 Prince Street, at the corner of Prince and Bowery (Directly across from the New Museum) in Soho, NYC. It will be open for business through December 28th, 2014.