Made Us Look: A Speaker Shaped Like a Giant Hot Pink GEM!
You know when you come across something and you think to yourself “well isn’t that just a real gem”? How often is that thing an ACTUAL gem-shaped speaker? Not often enough!
Created by the party-rocking color-loving team at ban.do, this Gem Speaker ($40) is a conversation-worthy piece that’s perfect for your home, office or for keeping in your bag at all times. You never know when a reason to start an impromptu dance party might present itself, so you best be prepared.
Made from neon pink coated resin, the gem powers up via a USB charging cord and plays up to 12 hours of continuous tunes on a single charge. Plug it into your phone, laptop or any music playing device with a headphone jack, and you’re one step closer to an endless dance-off.
Are you a never-leave-home-without-a-portable-speaker type of gal? Or always have a playlist at the ready? Tell us your go-to dance tracks in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!