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I'm a pretty practical girl: I've never been the kind to blow my cash on trendy designer labels only to be able to say "I am wearing so and so." My hard earned money has always gone towards the things that matter much more to me like making memories and exploring the world, be it outside my doorstep or across the pond.
I've been to 15 countries in the past four years (!) and with all of the packing, unpacking, re-packing and airport security lines, I've learned a few lessons in the practicalities of travelling smarter. With the weight restrictions on baggage and limitations on carry-ons, it's always best to be prepared. Before taking your next trip, consider some travel-friendly, lighter alternatives that can save you on the plane and save some space in your case (so you can pack that extra pair of shoes!).
Here are my top five travel-friendly LUSH picks to help you travel lighter, smarter and happier:
Full of Grace Serum
This is instant hydration in solid form for parched, après flight skin as well as spent-all-day-in-the-sun skin. Both are in need of hydration—stat!—and vitamins B and C in this bar (which come from the Portabellas its packing) are ideal to revive skin. For me, the scent of this bar will always be tied to the slightly chilly April mornings in a sma...
New Orleans! I love this city. The people, the music, the food, the bayou, the smells.... the history!
Sarah Levitin, from our Retail Support Team had a dream to go to New Orleans. It took more than one attempt to get there, but when she finally did she brought along some friends from LUSH and they went to work trying to make a difference. This is her story.
In 2006 I saw an Imax documentary called Hurricane on the Bayou. The film features amazing views of the bayou and catchy Cajun music, but there's more to the film's message than the sights and sounds of this intriguing city- it's also about environmental preservation of the surrounding wetlands. New Orleans is plagued with hurricanes because of its location and the miles of wetlands have saved this city for decades. They act as a natural barrier to slow the hurricane, so when it reaches the city it's more like a tropical storm. Due to the current depletion of the wetlands, hurricanes have been gaining momentum through the muddy waters and landing on the city with full force. There's no way the director of Hurricane on the Bayou could have known that hurricane Katrina would hit on August 29th, 2005. All of a sudden, the captivating images of the bayou turned into images of destruction. The film had a big impact on me, and in 2008 I booked my first trip to New Orleans. Unfortunately, the trip never happened because the morning that I was meant to board my plane, hurricane Gustav touched down in New Orleans and my trip was cancelled.
LUSH gave me my second chance at visiting this city rich in culture! We recently traveled as a LUSH group t...
The rain is finally subsiding and the sun is peeking through the clouds… summer is coming!
Leading up to sandal season, prep your toes for flip flops, strappy sandals and quality barefoot time with our Limited edition Happy Feet gift. After having just spent a few months trapped in socks, slippers and boots (hopefully not at the same time!) your hard-working feet certainly deserve some care and attention and Happy Feet has everything you’ll need to soak, scrub and moisturize your toes into tip-top shape.
Although you can use your newfound bounty in any which way you please (we won’t judge!), here’s how we suggest using Happy Feet to give yourself a luxurious at-home foot treatment:
1. Set the mood: Gather all your supplies up, put on some groovin’ tunes, grab the latest LUSH Times and get ready for some serious relaxation!
2. Fill a basin or your bathtub with warm water and drop Geo Phyzz Bat...
Be it outside, inside, deskside, on the patio, vertically, or even communally--tending plants is one of our favorite activities at LUSH.
So much so, that LUSH staff got down and dirty a few years ago to create a community garden at our Vancouver HQ, which is self-maintained by our green-thumbed colleagues. In the past, customers in our stores have made seed bombs with us, in hopes of kick-starting guerilla gardens all over our concrete jungles. We believe in the need for peaceful spots of relaxation, letting our imaginations play, and in the right to get very dirty in the garden, and then very clean again in the shower. Whether it’s right outside your door, through the gates of a Botanical Garden, or wherever it’s found, exploring the wonders of nature-at-work only adds value to our lives.
Come through our virtual garden gate, to our Pinterest board How Does Your Garden Grow, for a tour of our dream garden:
We believe that love belongs to everybody.
So many wonderful dates and occasions happen in June - from Summer Solstice, Father's Day, graduations, to Flag Day and more - but it's also National Pride Month and we're got lots of reasons to celebrate!
Two years ago, in June 2011 we partnered with Freedom to Marry and launched a campaign for marriage equality in the United States. Our employees asked us to stake a stand on this human rights issue, which affects our not just our employees, but our customers and our communities too. We knew what side of the soap box we wanted to be on.
We believe in the Freedom to Marry, and the 1138 rights that come along with it.
We believe that ALL our employees, customers and communities are valued and should be protected equally.
We believe that ALL couples in committed, loving relationships should have the freedom to marry under the law, with the same rules, responsibilities, and the same respect.
We believe that ALL families deserve the security of basic legal rights and safeguards of pensions, Social Security, taxation, immigration, health insurance and hospital visitation. We believe ALL children should have the same privileges to insurance coverage, emergency care, a...