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'Tis the season for Rhea Footwear's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Extend warmth and love this  season by picking out thoughtful and heart felt gifts for your loved ones. Here, you will find an array of our favorite treasures to gift for the holidays. 

1. Himalayan Salt Lamp from Urban Outfitters

Himalayan salt products are known to have incredible health benefits and can be incorporated into your life through cooking or decor! The negative salt ions released by heating can boost blood flow, improve sleep and increase levels of serotonin in the brain. This salt lamp will add warm light to any space and bring healing energy. 

2. Faux Fur Pom Knitted Throw from Pottery Barn

Who doesn't need more cozies around the house during the chilly winter months? Even better, the poms make for a decorative accent on any bed or lounger. No matter who you're gifting to, they will appreciate this one- guaranteed. 

3. Classic red flats from Rhea Footwear

These flats are a staple piece this holiday season. Make any outfit Christmas party-ready with these festive flats! Comfy and safe for those icy winter months!

4. Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle from Anthropology

Candles are by far one of the most versatile gifts. Everyone appreciates a yummy smelling, pretty candle for their bathroom or bedside table. Anthropology candles make an amazing stocking stuffer! 

5. Organic Vegan Cookie Mix Set from Free People

These cookie mix sets are an adorable and thoughtful gift for any and all vegan loved ones! Each cookie mix comes complete with a wooden spoon and cookie cutter or maple syrup. Give the gift of yummy and organic treats this Christmas season. 

6. 101 Cocktails to Try Before You Die from Burro

Let's be real- we could all probably use a good lesson in cocktail crafting. This gift will come in handy for anyone who likes to host warm holiday gatherings with yummy beverages!
7. Juicy Boysenberry Bath Bombs from Etsy
Another great stocking stuffer, these bath bombs are a great gift to buy in bulk. Scents of boysenberries and a hint of vanilla make these bath bombs an indulging and lovely gift!

We are sending you and your loved ones all of our love this holiday season! Make sure you stay safe on your feet this winter season with reliable, non-slip shoes. Happy holidays!

Dear Coffee: We appreciate you. Out of appreciation, the Rhea Team will be celebrating national coffee day this Thursday (9/29), preferably over a steamed almond milk latte. If you're feeling in the spirit Thursday morning, check out one (or all) of our favorite coffee joints here in LA. 

Alfred {Coffee & Kitchen}

This charming little spot tucked away on Melrose Place is the ultimate trendy, LA coffee shop. This magical brewery of all things caffeine-y and magical is the birthplace of "But first, coffee." So yes, you'll definitely need to take a few shots for the 'gram before you leave. 



Intelligentsia Coffee

Located on the Venice's most beloved street Abbot Kinney, Intelligentsia Coffee is the home of true coffee engineers. Anyone from high-brow espresso hipsters to coffee commoners will find something skillfully crafted to their liking here. Rhea Recommendation: The Angeleno. Quad shot, simple syrup, milk, ice, shaken. Enough said. 



Blue Bottle Coffee

Venice is truly a coffee hotspot. Blue Bottle Coffee is located just a few shops down from Intelligentsia and brings its authentic, San Francisco vibes to the heart of Abbot Kinney. The minimalist shop offers just enough options for the inquisitive coffee drinker, but keeps things simple and straightforward (as they should be). 



Groundwork Coffee

Groundwork Coffee is one of the many buzzing businesses that line Rose Avenue in Venice. This lovely shop is the type to make you smile the moment you walk through its rustic doors. The friendly baristas and (what I like to call) comfort coffee is sure to warm your heart and belly. 



Philz Coffee

Another San Francisco native, Philz Coffee is notorious for its carefully brewed pour-over coffee. Walking into the Santa Monica location is like walking right into your neighborhood coffee shop, pulling you in with its homelike atmosphere. Philz is living proof that a simple cup of coffee can be extraordinarily crafted and authentically special. 



Sit back, relax and have yourself a wonderful cup of coffee to celebrate the holiday. May your coffee be strong and your days be lovely. 

The summer season is slowly coming to a close which means it's time for a cleanse! During the transition between seasons, it's a great idea to set aside time to make changes, plan out the next couple months and create space in your life for new things. As the leaves change color and the weather becomes more temperate, fall is a time to let go of our old ways and welcome new beginnings. Here you will find a few of my favorite cleansing practices to help ring in the fall season. 

1. Change out your summer wardrobe. There's nothing like waking up to the first chilly day of Fall with all of your comfy sweaters still stowed away in bins. Once the scorching days become scarce, start to reintroduce some of your beloved fall pieces back into your closet space. This makes transitioning into colder weather much easier and less stressful!

2. Dust! After running AC units and fans all summer, you're most likely due for a good dusting. Take time to wipe down your fans, windowpanes, shutters and vents so that when it's time to crank up the heat during chilly nights, you air can be clean and dust free!

3. Stock up on your favorite teas. Tea before bed is one of my favorite fall and winter rituals. Steep fresh ginger in hot water for 5 minutes with a squeeze of lemon to help improve circulation during the colder months. 

4. Journaling session. Journaling is a pretty regular thing for me, but it's especially important to journal during moments of transition. Take some time aside to recap from summer, document how much you've accomplished, what you're grateful for and what you're setting out to do during the winter months. Colder weather requires more indoor activities, so take this time to brainstorm how you'll stay active this fall and winter. 

5. Put together some yummy fall recipes! During the fall and winter months, the body requires more concentrated energy to stay warm. Root vegetables like potatoes, garlic, onions etc. thrive in the winter months since plant energy moves downward to regulate in colder temperatures. Look into what foods will be best for your body when cooler weather sets in and get creative with fun recipes. 

Let us know what works best for you as you transition from summer to fall in the comments below. Happy cleansing and namaste! 

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time. -Robert Browning