September 12, 2018
January 2, 2019

Feelin’ a little nostalgic for 1985? Grab your shoulder pads and head on over to Prim’s.

D rones are hitting the skies in waves and they aren’t just for professional photographers and videographers anymore. Developers are adding new features designed for all kinds of users. Top of the line drones can be linked to googles for a completely immersive flight experience. Some are designed to basically fly on autopilot so the user can concentrate on taking spectacular photos and videos. Other drones have features that track the user - perfect for hikers and adventure seekers that want to capture their experiences live. Those even fold up and can be stashed in a pocket fro easy transport. There are some great drones out there for kids, too. While kids can perform exciting aerial tricks, they are also learning coding. Educational and fun!

In response to changing habits, many experts are suggesting gifts in the form of portable power. From family camping trips to tailgates to long beach days to even the most rugged expeditions, portable power packs keep gear charged and ready. These power packs provide independence and safety. Small solar charges can be used to ensure hikers or road tripper always had a full phone charge. These cool portable power products can allow the user to plug in a mini-fridge and a blender, slow cooker and coffee maker right along side a computer and TV. Just because someone is off the grid doesn’t mean they have to be disconnected.
For the mixologist on your list, the newest trend for the cocktail crowd is an infusion vessel. All-in-one infusion vessels enables anyone to craft and serve fresh, custom made spirits at home or in a bar. By marrying the timeless design of the classic spirits bottle with the beautiful simplicity of fine Japanese teapots, the art of infusion is made easy and elegant. Health food fanatics are raving about the benefits of clay cookers. There are a wide range of non-toxic cookwares on the market today that are easy to use and considered one of the healthiest ways to prepare a meal. By stewing foods rather than sautéing or frying, cooking time is significantly shorter and dishes are lower in fat and cholesterol. This translates to delicious meals that are good for you.
Of course, for many of us in Carmel, spoiling our pets is not a new concept. However, it is a trend that continues to grow in our community and beyond. Bright colors, bold designs and whimsical patters are what’s hot in the world of leashes, collars, dog beds and toys right now. Dogs bring us so much joy, why shouldn’t their accessories be adorned with happy and playful colors? Happy shopping folks! Remember to consider keeping it local. Spending money at locally owned businesses means your taxes dollars stay here in our beautiful city.