Plants: How a Hobby Became a Lifestyle

Looking around my open office space, there is a noticeable green glow from the encroaching living decor that is fed by several co-enthusiasts. Having plants in the workspace just does something to the overall feel of the room. The way … Read More

The Future of Malls

A recent trip to the local shopping mall resulted in my friend and me standing in front of a sign that seems to encompass the current state of retail.   Storewide Sale, Everything 30-50% off   A similar statement was … Read More

Building a Taste for Plant-Based Foods

When diners hear the words “plant-based,” several things can come to mind: lack of flavor, non-filling, tasteless, and even negative textural qualities such as “spongy.” Those who prefer meat as the main attraction of each meal might even picture a … Read More

Wellness Hospitality

Living a healthier lifestyle is about diet and exercise, sure. What’s more, it includes how our environment makes us feel. The growing market of “wellness hospitality,” in which standard travel includes more than nutritious food, also gives us workout retreats … Read More

Elevated Indulgence

Have you caught onto the trend for self-care? At one time, it may have been considered indulgent to, at least at times, put yourself first. Now? Here’s what we’re seeing. Variables such as budget, demographic, lifestyle, and location can all … Read More

Cultivating Happiness

As our lives are increasingly busier and more stressful, the need for a broader sense of self is becoming a hot button topic. How can we juggle work and personal interests/hobbies while maintaining the right level of self-care? With the … Read More

The Changing Dynamic of Coffee

Once a morning ritual for those heading off to work, coffee has become an all-day beverage of choice for consumers. What started as a work break indulgence and a way to recharge has turned into a lifestyle complete with special … Read More

The Rise Of Wellness Technology

Healthcare and technology have come together to create a new category of consumer electronics as the need for rapid diagnosis and treatment have become more of a priority to consumers. Being a part of a fast-paced society, consumers now have … Read More

Redefining Beauty

You may have noticed a shift in advertising in the beauty industry lately, with a focus on unconventional beauty and an increase in showcasing unique styles and atypical models. This transition is due, in part, to consumer demand for equal … Read More

Foodwise: Rainbow Road

The saying “taste the rainbow” seems to have taken on new meaning over the past year. We are witnesses to this trend of brightly hued food that is flooding our daily feeds with photo after photo of synesthesia-inspired delicacies. These … Read More