Over on our magazine you can read about January’s Birchbox Crush, model-turned-yoga-master Tara Stiles. We love her for many reasons (her refreshingly straightforward approach to yoga, her commitment to living a healthy lifestyle while also keeping a healthy sense of humor, her awesome playlists during practices at her Manhattan studio), but when we discovered that her favorite indulgence of the moment is a homemade (and healthier) version of a Wendy’s Frosty, our crush kind of morphed into an obsession. Click through for the simple recipe!
Eek, it’s the final hour for gift-finding! Just in case you still haven’t found presents for your loved ones, here’s some last-minute inspiration courtesy of our staffers. Today, our Director of Editorial Operations, Bene is sharing her top 5 picks for her dad. (December 19th—today!—is the last day to order from our Shop to receive your orders by December 24. Go now!)
1. PRORASO Shaving Cream
As soon as I saw this concentrated, creamy soap highlighted in a Birchbox Man video, I knew my dad would dig it. It’s emblematic of Italian style (just like Pops!) and will look great in the ceramic shaving cup he inherited from my grandfather, who owned a barbershop.
Meet the newest spitfire addition to Team Content: Benedicta Cipolla. As our new Director of Editorial Operations, Bene is whipping our to-do lists into shape with her favorite organizational tool, Asana, and her hilarious tongue-in-cheek wit. She comes to us from the online style magazine Lifestyle Mirror and, before that, Howcast Media. Prior to moving to NYC, Bene spent years living in Rome, Italy, where she reported on Vatican news and wrote restaurant guides (how cool is that?). Read on to find out more about this multitalented pro.
Name/Title: Bene Cipolla/Director of Editorial Operations
Hometown: Fairfield, CT (though I’ve been in New York longer than any place else—11 years!)
Unofficial Role: Organizatron—never met a checklist I didn’t like.
Fun fact: My paternal grandfather had a barbershop in Providence. I like to think he’s watching over me at Birchbox when we’re working on men’s grooming stories.