Life’s adventures make the most beautiful memories and experiences. From the magic of your first pregnancy to the thrill of climbing your first mountain, life inspires, humbles, shapes, and changes us in ways we can’t even imagine. Thrill-seekers and adventurers aren’t afraid to go after life and soak up its greatest moments. But those [...]
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In the land of the midnight sun, we are easily reminded of the extreme differences between winter and summer. Frigid days filled with snow and a few precious hours of sunlight yield to warm temps and up to 22 hours of energizing sun in the summer months! Those extreme changes can wreak havoc on [...]
Gua sha (pronounced gwah-shah) is an ancient Chinese medicine technique that involves using a flat stone to scrape the skin initiating blood flow, thus improving circulation to the area to reduce inflammation and speed healing . Gua sha techniques can be applied to the face and body. Gua sha techniques may [...]
These days we all hear a lot of talk about how important self-care is for overall well-being. But those who are busy, or on a tight budget, may see self-care as just another luxury that is out of their reach. Self-care isn’t supposed to be about luxuries, however--and especially not about luxuries available only [...]
Cordova is an island on the mainland surrounded towering mountains, expansive wetlands and glaciers. We are 150 miles SSE from Anchorage and can only be reached by air or by boat. With a winter population of about 2,400 people, most locals know each other by first name. You can walk everywhere. Salmon fishing powers [...]
February and March has been quiet and snowy in Alaska! Mother Nature has treated us to some dazzling aurora action in these last weeks as winter pushes into spring! Our Day Glow Night Magic Skin Kit was inspired by the glow and magic of the northern lights to [...]
The crashed fisheries, oiled coastline and clearcut logging in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in 1989 was almost the final nail in the coffin for the Eyak people. That is, until a group of activists, led by Dune Lankard, dedicated their lives to a legacy of preservation in [...]
In her own words - Founder Lauren Padawer I ran off to Alaska at 23. Blinded by love I set roots in a small coastal fishing town on a slender strip of rainforest landlocked by mountains, glaciers and the largest contiguous wetland on the Pacific coast of North America. I [...]
A Letter from Our Founder Lauren Padawer In the context of the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement, it goes without saying that all lives matter. Patriotism and the fight for equality for people of color in our country are not mutually exclusive. In fact they are one and the [...]
Imagine an easy, luxurious, highly effective self-care routine that leaves your skin looking smooth, gorgeous, and blemish-free. Now imagine that it’s affordable and takes only 10-15 minutes a few times a week. Excited yet? Adding a DIY mud mask to your weekly skincare routine is simple, affordable, and effective. At Alaska [...]