7 Ways To Boost Your Brainpower

7 ways to boost brain power
It feels like more and more, the days are filled with infinite Facebook newsfeed updates and evening Netflix binges 5x the are you still watching? notification. With all of the easy “brainless” activities we do throughout the day, it can feel like our brain begins to turn to mush. It’s incredibly important to stay alert, focused and exercise mental health. A long life of happiness comes from the inside-out, and we want to continue evolving rather than simply becoming lazier.

Here are 7 Ways To Boost Your Brainpower Every Day:

1. Meditation: Decreases anxiety & improves focus by improving the mind-body connection
2. Exercise:
Enhance your mood & boost energy, a strong body translates to a strong mind
3. Cook for Yourself: Understand the foods you’re putting in your body, experiment with different ingredients & flavors
4. Eat More Greens:  Alkaline the body by balancing pH, aids in digestive health & brain functionality (here are some delicious salad recipes)

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The Perfect Seasonal Cocktail: Autumn Gimlet

Autumn Gimlet Autumn Gimlet Autumn Gimlet
Fancy enough to impress, but easy enough to mix up for any occasion! Here’s a fun cocktail to whip up this weekend: The Autumn Gimlet

You will need:
2 oz Gin
.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
.5 oz Brown Sugar Simple Syrup (1:1 ratio sugar + water, diluted)
1 Pear
3 Sage Leaves
Club Soda
Dollop of Butter

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The Janessa Leone Hats You’ll Want This Fall

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Janessa Leone hats
Ohhh Janessa Leone hats! How I love thee! She just launched her AW15 collection and is just as good as we could have hoped for.

Inspired by marrying a dichotomy of sharp metal elements and soft virgin wools, the collection includes her classic Fedora and Bolero shapes in stunning autumn colors (how gorgeous is the silversand and deep green?) and also introduces a new JL classic – the Cadet.

As always, all hats are handmade in the United States of ethically sourced raw materials.

Shop her AW collection here while you can – it’s already selling out!

More of the her stunning lookbook after the jump!

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DIY Reclaimed Wood Coat Rack

DIY Reclaimed Wood Coat Rack DIY Reclaimed Wood Coat Rack

This DIY reclaimed wood coat rack is a quick and easy way to help keep an entry way neat and tidy as the fall hats, coats and bags pile up. Plus, it looks pretty darn cute if I say so myself!

When I created this DIY project for Nordstrom I wanted to find just the right piece of wood. I went digging through the downtown LA lumber yards and was lucky enough to find an old painted door frame with a beautiful patina but if you try this project yourself, any aged cool piece of wood will do. I also splurged on brass hooks to give the project just the right juxtaposition of old and new but again, a variety of hooks would be just as rad. Have fun with it and get creative! Here’s how to do it:

You will need:
A piece of reclaimed wood
Screw driver/drill and screws
Hanging hooks

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