Day: February 13, 2021

Embrace Winter’s Wildest Adventures, From Walking on Drift Ice to Tracking Wolves

Winter might entail dark days and cold weather—at least in some parts of the world— but for some brave souls, dropping temperatures can also offer invigorating and unforgettable outdoor adventures. From tracking wolves in Yellowstone to walking on Siberian drift ice in Japan, or snorkeling between two continents off Iceland, cold weather doesn’t necessarily require staying inside. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” is the Scandinavian mantra often recited to entice outdoor enthusiasts to emerge from under their blankets and out of their comfort zones. So thank Mother Nature for supplying us with these unique experiences around the world that will get your blood pumping and heart racing, no matter the freezing temps.

Walk on Drift Ice
Hokkaido, Japan

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Rugged and remote, Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, is teeming with natural wonders beyond its powder snow that attracts skiers from all over the world. Shiretoko

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Beth Birkett of Bephies Beauty Supply on Running a Small Business

Women running their own companies? We love to see it. In our monthly series Small Business Spotlight, we chat with independent fashion entrepreneurs about their journey to be-your-own-boss status. Here, tips for raising funds, developing a marketing strategy, navigating social media, and more—straight from women who have done it themselves.


Beth Birkett is no stranger to the fashion industry: She is a costume designer, a creative director, the co-owner of the iconic Los Angeles streetwear store Union with her husband, Chris Gibbs, and the founder of Bephie, an ultra-cool women’s streetwear line. Instead of baking bread when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the fashion girl took a leap into yet another space: Beauty. She evolved Bephie into Bephies Beauty Supply, an online retailer that serves as an inclusive marketplace for clothing, beauty, house wares, and more, that supports the work of Black women and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Bephies Beauty
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