J’adore #59

Welcome back to the latest edition of J'adore. In this series, I highlight products that I have either tried recently or want to try. I am always spotting things that I want to buy (although 90% of the time I am window shopping!) and am sharing them here with you.

J'adore #59

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Thermo Pot


In my efforts to lose weight, I am trying to bring my breakfast and lunch to the office. I don't do it every day but I am trying. One thing I love is soup, particularly my husband's homemade vegetable soup and the seafood soup we make with soba noodles.

I have now found the perfect vessel from Black Blum to bring my soup. I am also thinking it would be great for the cream of wheat in the morning!



Wearables are all the rage now, there's Fitbit and Apple Watch and Pebble and now Ringly. Ringly is, well a ring, that notifies you with 5 unique vibrations customized to vibrate when you want simply by programming it in their app.

There are 5 colors and a special edition version, shown in the bottom right, which is what I bought myself for my birthday! Can't wait to get mine, how about you? Would this be something you'd wear?

Try the World


Last J'adore I shared the Casuebox a subscription box service where all the items are socially conscious products for women. Now I am eying the food and beauty products from exotic locations all over the world. Paris, Rio, Tokyo? Oh yes, sign me up! I have been seeing Try the World boxes everywhere!

My friend Esther from Local Adventurer just did a great review on the latest Venice-themed box. I signed up to try one, can't wait to see what's in it and where I will be transported to.

Smitten Ice Cream Coins


San Francisco Only:
One of the best ice cream shops's in the city, Smitten Ice Cream, has adorable gift coins to give to your friends and loved ones for Valentine's Day. Smitten also has a special holiday topping – rose syrup, much better than the typical bouquet of roses! I love their salted caramel, it is out of this world!

That’s it for this edition of J’adore, favorite finds from my online travels!

How about you? What are you currently adoring?

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  1. Never heard of that subscription box before! Looks and sounds fun! And seriously that pot for the soup is too cute!

  2. Those rings look so cool! I’d be afraid that I’d snag them on everything though, mainly my hair. And if I get notifications I’d probably be tempted to check them all the time, haha. I’ve heard of Smitten before, but not those adorable coins! I think a trip up to the city is in order.

    1. @Jessica, when I get my ring I will probably do a review, I’ll keep in mind the “snagging” aspect of it and report back. Just must try Smitten, it is amazeballs!

  3. I love subscription boxes and also have been debating Try the World. That soup thermos is awesome and I am totally an ice cream junkie.

  4. I love the idea of trying the world. I’m always interested in subscription boxes but haven’t actually signed up for any yet.

    1. @Tamara, you can get the first Try the World box free to see if you like it. This one is perfect for travelers.

  5. Thanks for introducing me to so many cool things. I really dig Ringly – and I love their color palette, too. =) I’m always on the hunt for a great color palette.

    1. @Jen, I am not big on jewelry, I only wear a wedding band and from time to time a bracelet, but this intrigued me!

  6. Never heard of ringly but would wear one (so cute)! I wish Smitten was available outside of San Fran. Would love to try their ice cream!

  7. What a unique list of cool “toys” to try out! I have NEVER heard of the Ringly in my life and am honestly quite intrigued… and scared! HA, damn technology has exploded, huh? Thanks for the ideas!

    1. @Krysta, it is unavoidable these days, technology is everywhere, but it is nice to do a digital detox from time to time!

    1. @Karissa, I think so, I was thinking it would be interesting if they had a medical application as well, for early warning on strokes, etc. I know you had a stroke, maybe someday wearable technologies will assist in that area too!

  8. Oh, I love that Try The World box. And I saw they have a promotion – you can get the first one for free! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  9. I was born and raised in San Francisco and I have never been to Smitten. I definitely need to go there! Also, I really want that thermo pot!

        1. @Ash, Belgium does have amazing chocolate! I am not sure where you live, but if you ever see a Godiva shop, their chocolate it Belgium. But a box from Belgium would be lovely!

  10. What neat ideas! I recently saw an add for a bracelet that was similar to Ringly. The things we think of these days! What neat products!

    1. @Diane, so glad you like it! I think you can get your first one free. What city would you want to explore a box from?

  11. The ringly looks like a really cool gadget plus it’s a fashion accessory. This is something I can adore. I love gadgets and just got a wireless yurbuds today.

  12. I’m really liking the aesthetic of the Thermo Pot. I definitely see how convenient they would be to bring into work. Those Ringly rings are really clever too!

    1. @Liz, I think design is important too. Eating is an experiences of the senses and who wouldn’t want to eat a meal from this gorgeous pot?!

    1. @Carol, I think so too, as an explorer, it is perfect for enticing me to new places, or reminding me of places I have already been too!

  13. awww i wish we had a smitten ice cream around us! i actually never had any all the times we visited. 🙁

  14. Seems I need to visit San Francisco again! The Smitten coins intrigue me… the ice cream would please me! Great stuff here (the thermal cup is pretty darn great; if not for working from home, I’d be all over that!).

  15. I have to get this Thermo Pot….I love soup, too. I, also, take my lunch to meetings so that I can eat healthy. These are great!

  16. I would love to try that subscription box. Looks like tons of great items in there. Thanks for sharing your list.

    1. @Michele, I know, I can’t wait to get my first one! Where would you like to explore – what city would you want a box from?

    1. @Valerie, there is an opportunity to get a discount on your Ringly if you refer others, just an f.y.i. I got $30 off from referrals.

    1. I can see why you’re loving all these things. I am loving the sound of the Try the World boxes, I really want to try one of them for myself! 🙂

  17. I love the thermo pot. I need something like this especially when I want to carry food into the city so I don’t have to buy.

    1. @Vidya, it is a lot to pay, but eventually I would get the money back from bringing in my own breakfast or lunch.

  18. I totally love that Ringly! I’m going to hop over and check that out. It is something I would wear. And Mother’s Day is coming up.

  19. All of these products look amazing!! I really love the ringly product and the try the world gift basket! I really need to check some of these things out!

  20. Ringly looks amazing! It’s my birthday very very soon and I might be asking for one now, how amazing! I’ve never heard of that before.

  21. I have never heard of anything like ringly. I would love to get my hands on one of those to play with it. I am really intrigued.

    1. @Lou, I know! It isn’t easy to transport soups or oatmeal. Coffee, tea, yes, but anything more solid, and I don’t like the regular thermos form factor, this seems perfect.

  22. All of these are such great products! I love the thermal pot and the Try the World box, I’m going to have to look into both. Thanks for sharing!

    1. @Chene, you should definitely check out the Try the World box, I think you can even get the first one for free, can’t beat that!

  23. That Thermo Pot looks great. I too could use that a lot to transport warm food like soup for lunch. I must also stop into Smitten next time I’m in San Fransisco. Thanks for sharing this roundup of cool items.

    1. @Tonya, I am getting one to try out, I think it would be perfect for cream or wheat or oatmeal! Smitten is definitely a must try spot!

  24. I just got Try the World for my dad for Christmas! It’s so hard to shop for family sometimes but he is really enjoying it.

    1. @Melissa, oh that would be perfect! Valentine’s has come and gone, but maybe a “just because” gift is in order! He will think warm thoughts of you while he keeps warm fishing!

  25. I really, really like the look of that thermos! I have one that works really well, but it’s not nearly as stylish looking as that one. I guess there’s something to being an adult and picking function over form, but it’s not nearly as fun….

  26. The Thermo Pot is really useful. This is the kind of product that everyone would want to get as a gift 🙂