Retail Pioneers: Kate Spade Empowers Women, On Purpose

  The Kate Spade namesake was always a household name while I was growing up. From the posh and pretty satchels to the funky and flirty trend styles, I’ve simply always been a fan. Now as an adult, I celebrate this brand because Kate Spade (Founder Kate Brosnahan) is from my hometown of Kansas City, […]

Retail Pioneers: Hari Casuals Timeless Linen Classics Made in LA

Growing up in the Midwest, I never really gave much thought to linen apparel. Nada. Never. It was too wrinkly, too baggy and too “mature”.  From icy cold winters to super muggy and humid summers, I didn’t twice about linen because 1- everywhere we went there would be central air, and 2- linen clothing just […]

Retail Pioneers: Warby Parker’s New Swoon-worthy Spring Specs

Hello Spring! What a crazy year 2016 has been so far! February was a great month filled with travel, new friends and the discovery of new #hgcapproved brands. But first things first- one of my all-time favorite HGC-approved brands, Warby Parker just launched the brand’s latest Spring 2016 collection of eye-catching shades featuring bold frames […]

Retail Pioneers: H&M’s Conscious Collection continues fashion for good empire

  I love that H&M is such a dedicated company that wants to look good and do good – and it shows.  The company has always made a very public and conscious mission to offer fashion choices that are good for people, the planet and your wallet. House of G&C and H&M share the positive […]

Retail Pioneers: FEED Project’s New Bags, Fall Fashion’s Must-Have

Fall is in the air, and I can’t be more excited. It seems like FEED Project bags are everywhere this fall, and I think they’re definitely the new “it” items to have. From the new line of gorgeous leather goods, the Feed Heritage Collection to the new supper-friendly FEED + West Elm collection, these products are fashionable, sustainable […]

Retail Pioneers: A Day in the Life with The Giving Keys

I love Caitlin Crosby’s analogy of keys. Like people, keys are unique, flawed, sometimes scarred and at the risk of being discarded. Yet keys, like people are unique and serve a purpose.  The Giving Keys founder, actress and singer/songwriter, Caitlin Crosby, wore an old hotel key on a necklace and had the idea to start engraving […]

Around Town NY: Kiehl’s unfolds AIDS Memorial quilt on Governor’s Island

I’m sad that I’m not in New York to attend this amazing Kiehl’s dedication on Governor’s Island, but I’m incredibly happy to share more about what this amazing skin care brand is all about. My love of Kiehl’s starts with the skin care staples in my beauty bin: Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, Lip […]

Retail Pioneer: AVEDA celebrates Earth Month; provides clean water in India

Earth Day was last week, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still celebrate and contribute! Earth Month is celebrated in Aveda salons and Aveda learning institutions nationwide every year during the month of April. How can you get involved? If you need a haircut, color, facial, or any beauty services, salons offer deep discounts […]

Retail Pioneers: Warby Parker Rx glasses are charitable, cost-efficient and cool

Remember the 1980s? Or the 1990s? I definitely do.  I remember growing up with glasses was definitely not cool. My first pair of glasses were these ugly thick rimmed fuschia glasses that my mom had to pay “way too much money for” and I hated them.  Fast forward almost 20 years later, we have contact […]

Retail Pioneers: TOMS makes life better, One pair of shoes at a time

All it took was a visit to Argentina during the second season of Amazing Race – and very shortly after-  Blake Mycoyskie’s life would change dramatically. During his trip to Argentina, Mycoyskie befriended village children and seeing that they had no shoes to protect their feet, he was troubled by this and wanted to help. He […]