Zaggora's founder Dessi was scrambling. She needed to lose a little weight before her wedding, but none of the weight loss products she used seem to move the needle. Eventually, she took matters into her own hands, inventing her own effective method for slimming down. Zaggora's multi-layer capris, tops, shorts, and blazers put the heat naturally emitted by the body during exercise to work burning more calories. A 2012?2013 study conducted by ETScience at University of Southern California showed users wearing Zaggora used less energy to achieve high cardio levels and burned anywhere from 6?18% more calories and than those wearing standard exercise clothing.
Made from a comfortable bioceramic material, the shorts' ThermoFit technology smoothes thighs and other dimple-prone areas by warming body tissues and increasing their metabolic rate. This process boosts energy expenditure before and after exercise, and aids in eliminating cellulite-causing toxins.
The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
At Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar, there are many ways to treat yourself?more than 75, to be specific. That?s the approximate count of the international and regional wines that populate the racks at the wine bar, which earned Open Table?s 2012 Top 100 Notable Wine Lists in the USA award. Ranging from New Zealand sauvignon blanc to Italian prosecco and syrah made in Colorado, diners have seemingly limitless pairing options to complement the kitchen?s bistro cuisine. The sommelier can also make pairing suggestions, such as coupling an Oregon King Estate pinot gris with seared scallops drizzled in Valencia orange and ginger beurre blanc. As you sip and dine, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide awe-inspiring views of the Front Range and the patio offers a place to sink into plush couches beside a fire pit.
Kassab Jewelers' expert diamond setters adorn earlobes of all types with high-end jewelry from name-brand designers. The pair of Tacori IV sterling-silver earrings utilizes nickel-free rhodium plating to cradle 4.06 carats of simulated diamonds like a grandmother with a penchant for alchemy. Tacori’s signature crescent detail ensconces each stunning stone martini-style, creating an arrangement befitting any occasion, whether celebrating a birthday, interviewing for a job, or meeting a blind date's parents. Instead of the pair of Tacori IV nickel-free sterling-silver earrings, the value of this Groupon may also be applied to any in-store merchandise.
Seven years in the making and still evolving CrowningLori Hats @ the Bright Yellow House is one of the rising stars of 'indi' design on the Portland scene. If you think that hats are boring - think again! And we have our own parking lot(!). And we are giving away 1000's of dollars! See website for complete details...
Fit Right Northwest straps comfy kicks to runners' well-conditioned foot engines for the enhancement of inherent fleetness. An in-depth recommendation process begins with a videotaped gait analysis so runners can get a handle on their heel, mid-stance, and toe-off mechanics. Armed with this info and other measurements, the store's shoe buffs suggest appropriate toe cozies, encouraging customers to take trial runs outside, on the in-store treadmills, or along the backs of sleeping siblings. Options abound with brands such as New Balance and Adidas in men's (starting at $70) and women's (starting at $70) styles, with running apparel such as T-shirts (starting at $35), socks ($7–$18), and accessories rounding out the collection.