Back to school often means staid uniforms. But girls can do their part to stand out with hair accessories. Started by harried California mother of four Elizabeth Powell, Jolie USA has some adorable headbands and ponytail holders to tame little manes and get kids out the door in style. Disney star Zendaya loves the stretchy ribbons adorned with rhinestone appliqués. The brand is pro-earth, too, using recycled tags. www.jolieusa.com
August is going out like a lion — on fire. That’s why we always like hearing about new cooldown cocktails. Vikingfjord Vodka has partnered with mixologist Meaghan Dorman of NYC hotspot Raines Law Room to create end-of-season recipes like the Summer Fever (with ginger beer and apple brandy) and Pink Sundress with raspberries. Minnie Driver, Ellen Pompeo and Cat Deely have been lapping up this Norwegian brand, on sale at Jensens Liquors, Top Hat Wine & Spirits and ABC. More drink ideas: www.vikingfjord.com
Get close to Kellan Lutz (sort of) by buying his clothes. The actor just unveiled his Pre-Spring 2014 collection with Abbot + Main in Las Vegas at MAGIC fashion trade show. His brand — which debuted in 2011 and is named after an intersection in the Venice Beach, Calif. neighborhood where Lutz once lived — is for both sexes and sold at Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. T’s, pants and hoodies around $90.
When celebs like Natalie Martinez, Anderson Cooper and Whoopi Goldberg can’t get to the spa, they pamper themselves at home with products by Mt Sapola. The all natural luxury apothecary brand from Thailand is now available in the U.S. — lotions, scrubs, washes, diffusers, room sprays, oils in exotic scents of lavender chamomile, ginger-lemongrass and oriental wood. Tough day at the office? Just inhale. Sold at Equinox The Spa and Saffron + Sommer. www.mtsapolausa.com