Level Up ~ Electric Resin Burners


After extensive market research, testing one burner after the next,  I can finally offer you a way to level up your home fragrance experience, with this beautiful, ceramic, electric burner. The benefit of using an electric burner is that is doesn’t require any charcoal, which makes for a cleaner, purer way of experiencing your [...]

Walnuts Can Do That?


For most of my life I have awakened in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and I thought it was normal. Then recently it increased to sometimes twice a night. I finally decided to look into this. I was confident my Chinatown hookup, Dr. Tan would have a solution for this recurring interruption of [...]

Happy Hair is Hydrated Hair


Water equals life.  In spring the rains arrive softening and hydrating the earth, which invigorates the growth and vibrancy of plant life. Your hair needs this same kind of boost.  Hair is happiest when it is nourished, hydrated, and conditioned. You can train your hair to be happy by giving it what it craves.  [...]

Baroque Pearls


Pearls are the only gems that don't have to be cut, pressurized, or put through a machine in order for their beauty to be revealed. Instead, baroque pearls develop through the sublime pressure and process of evolving in a sea shell. When harvested, pearls present themselves as both beautiful and complete. My love of [...]

Herkimer Diamonds ~ Ice, Ice Baby


Herkimer Quartz "Diamonds" are the high energy seekers of the crystal world. Unusually transparent with a brilliant sparkle, they manifest pure, solid Light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy. As perfect conduits of the universal Life Force, they are exceptional healing crystals, and are used in meditations, dream and vision work, and advanced [...]

What’s in a Name?


I stopped in my tracks upon learning of a new perfume that's about to drop called, Mothafuqueur. Someone has their tongue in cheek. When creating names for Anu Essentials Perfumes, the first thing I consider is the type of scent I'm building. Is it floral, oriental, woody, or fresh? The essences used to create [...]

Anu Essentials Hair Care is Back!


It is my heart’s delight to announce the return of the full line of Anu Essentials Hair Products. I never imagined this day would come again, but it is here!  After many months of going over design concepts, colors, fonts etc. it's finally all done, ready and waiting for you. Thank you, to all [...]

The Comfort of Yin Yoga


Sometimes it’s a small shift that can make all the difference in your ability to be inspired. My inspiration came via a growing yoga practice called,  Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga is comprised of classical Hatha (fundamental) yoga poses that are held for extended periods, anywhere from 2-5 minutes for each pose. This form of [...]

Agadir and Essaouira ~ Cities by the Sea


  A shot I took of a remote ocean view in Agadir Leaving the remote village of Tinouainane was bittersweet. We had bonded with our hosts and enjoyed their hospitality, but after being there for five days, we were ready for a new adventure.  Taroudant was our first stop on the way [...]

The Claudio Bravo Palace


After five days in the mountains of the sleepy village of Tinouainane, it was time to leave for the bustling city of Agadir. On the way to Agadir, there was a planned stop in the province of Taroudant, where the Claudio Bravo Palace resides. A native of Chile, Claudio Bravo was an internationally celebrated [...]