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Our Best Life Hacks

March 4, 2016

We all have got our secrets – especially when it comes to the tips and tricks for making everyday life just a little bit easier. We asked our closest friends to dish on their ultimate life hacks. Read on for all of their secrets!

WHO:

Veronica Miele Beard


LIFE HACK:

Hair of the Dog


WHAT:

A full-service grooming van that comes to your door and takes care of all of your pet’s needs, from a basic shampoo to a breed-specific haircut. The service is currently available in Manhattan.


WHY I LOVE IT:

“It’s never an easy task getting your dog to the groomer, especially in a city as busy as New York. Laura Jayne Sabbah’s genius mobile service, Hair of the Dog, comes to you and takes the stress out of puppy bath time. We book the service for Charcoal, our black lab, every two weeks. All the kids make sure they are there to watch Charcoal get his bath and blow out. He comes back inside with a bow tie and smelling divine!”

WHO:

Veronica Swanson Beard


LIFE HACK:

PS Dept.


WHAT:

A personal shopping app that helps you track down must-have fashion items.


WHY I LOVE IT:

“Whether you want the newest Céline Bag or that moto jacket you saw on Kate Moss, you can put in a request with a personal shopper to find exactly what you are looking for. You don’t have to spend hours searching online anymore! They even coordinate purchasing and delivery – this is one of the coolest ways to shop right now.”

WHO:

Shannon Rotenberg, Executive Director of the just keep living foundation


LIFE HACK:

Drybar


WHAT:

With locations across the country from NYC to LA, Drybar makes it easy to get a blowout no matter what the occasion is. You can book online or through the brand’s app.


WHY I LOVE IT:

“I love Drybar for my blowouts because I’m always on the go and I feel like there is one in every part of Los Angeles! If I am dropping my kids off in Santa Monica for school, I can take them with wet hair and then pop by the salon for a blow dry before I head to work. I take my laptop with me so I can multi-task and get some work done at the same time!”

WHO:

Stephanie Unwin, President of Veronica Beard


LIFE HACK:

Blue Apron


WHAT:

A weekly delivery service that includes recipes from all over the world and the ingredients you need to cook them at home.


WHY I LOVE IT:

“It’s perfect if you want a home-cooked meal but don’t have time to plan or get to the grocery store. The recipes are delicious and I love that I’m cooking things I normally wouldn’t make for my family, like Thai Shrimp Soup and Chicken Souvlaki. With two kids at home, it’s become my weekly lifesaver.”

WHO:

Lauren Remington Platt, Founder of Vênsette


LIFE HACK:

Vênsette


WHAT:

Vênsette which sends professional hair and makeup artists to women’s homes, offices, hotels or gyms with a simple booking in our on-demand app. It takes the worry and stress out of your hair and makeup, giving you much needed extra time to spend with your children or finish up work emails.


WHY I LOVE IT:

“When I started my professional career back in 2010, I was balancing my job in the financial industry with a busy social calendar. I was constantly on-the-go and found it challenging to fit in a moment to get my hair and makeup done. I was looking for a seamless and convenient beauty experience and when I could not find one, I decided to create it myself."

WHO:

Rachel Blumenthal, Founder and CEO of Cricket's Circle


LIFE HACK:

Fresh Direct

WHAT:

An online grocery delivery service operating on the East Coast that offers farm-fresh food as well as brand-name groceries.


WHY I LOVE IT:

“Fresh Direct is made for anyone who is busy, hates fighting the crowds, and generally knows what they are looking for. I love how it shows me what I ordered last week and with one click I can simply re-order. Why would anyone ever go to the super market again?”

The ultimate life hack? Our Dickey Jacket. Layering made easy, every time.