My two top gift-picks this year reveal the obsessive bathing compulsion deep within my psyche. It’s a fact that there are few things I love more than water-pressure. When you’ve lived and travelled in places where there are old, calcium-clogged pipes– or no pipes at all– the experience of stepping into a wall of streaming, steaming water becomes transcendental.

With this in mind, the killer gift of the year has gotta be the new KOHLER Moxie Showerhead + Wireless Speaker. This uber-premium shower attachment features sixty (60!!!) angled nozzles to hit you from every conceivable dimension. And, it combines the delivery of water and music by synching up with any Blue-tooth enabled device, i.e. your smartphone and mp3player.

You can check it out live, and actually get a chance to win one, this coming Friday, December 6, between 4 – 8 pm, at PIRCH in the Glendale Galleria. As far as I know, this newly opened showroom at 101 South Brand Boulevard is the only place in town where you can test-drive appliances and gadgets.

The KOHLER Moxie will just kill the gearheads on your A-list, as well as hedonists like myself who can barely work a can-opener. The Moxie installs just like any showerhead. The speaker capsule is where the on/off button is located– and also where a little light changes color to let you know when the speaker is paired, and when the lithium battery needs to be charged (you’ve got an average of seven hours of juice per battery-charge). The speaker is easy to recharge with the USB cord provided.

The Moxie’s debut will be a gala Girls’ Night Out, so round up your fellow shoppers for some pampering and retail therapy– and, oh, I’m sure they’ll let guys in, too, since men will really love this device.

Complimentary Aveda holiday makeovers, free mocktails and mini-massages, swag-bag GWPs and live beats with spinmaster KCRW deejay Anthony Valadez are just the beginnig : 10 MOXIE Showerheads will be gifted to lucky shoppers at the event!


Friday, December 6,  4- 8 pm

PIRCH Showroom, 101 S. Brand Blvd.


Free! (818) 743-999

If you’re shopping on a smaller scale, think Essio. This small, quirky new company founded by an LA entrepreneur has redefined aromatherapy with this patented design.  The Essio aromatherapy Starter Kit is way better than an ironic cat sweater or anonymous gift card. You’ll come away smelling like a rose, literally: Rose Maroc is an ingredient in the PASSION blend, housed in a romantic red pod.

The Essio system is a simple, sleek armature that snaps onto your shower-pipe, and a pod of 100% USDA certified organic essential oils which clicks into the armature. Essio offers six signature blends of aromatherapy oils to suit your mood (energy, sleep, sexy fun-time, etc.).  The design is unique: the pod simply tilts down into the water of the shower to emanate its superfine microinhalant magic. All you have to do is breathe. Essio’s now on the shelf at LATHER in Old Town Pasadena if you’re in the neighborhood– and there is a rockin’ CYBER MONDAY sale tomorrow,

Friday, Dec 6, 4 - 8 pm, PIRCH, Glendale Galleria, GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Good clean fun with the rad new Kohler Moxie Showerhead + speaker

Monday, December 2, at (30% off your Essio purchase, exclusive one-day offer).


Victoria Thomas

About Victoria Thomas

Brooklyn-born Victoria Thomas loves writing about flora and fauna, although she chooses to do so in an urban setting. If she had it all to do over again, she might have become a forensic entomologist. She lives in Los Angeles.
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