Courtney Somer launches Lake & Skye, a line of handcrafted plant-based goods
Lake & Skye is a new line of 100 percent pure essential oil products, fragrances and floral waters that are hand-blended in New York City and Los Angeles. Ingredients like sandalwood, bergamot, neroli and grapefruit are selected from conscious, experienced sources and carefully chosen based on their healing properties and ... More
The Laundress' new SoHo store turns a chore into an indulgent experience
The Laundress—the non-toxic, eco-friendly line of specialty detergents, fabric care and home cleaning products—is ready to prove that dry cleaning is a thing of the past. The brand has just opened its first-ever flagship in SoHo promising an array of in-store activities like washing workshops, product ... More
Chanel and Dr. Amy Wechsler make an unstoppable skincare team
Chanel has tapped into a new beauty category, sensitive skin, with the launch of its La Solution 10 De Chanel cream, created in collaboration with consulting dermatologist Dr. Amy Wechsler over the course of four years. The fragrance-free, super-light concentrate is targeted at customers with finicky ... More
Actress and entrepreneur Stephanie March opens a second branch of her popular Rouge NY makeup studio
Actress Stephanie March met leading makeup artist Rebecca Perkins on the set of Law & Order SVU years ago and the two immediately bonded over a love of beauty after hours spent together in the makeup department. “Whenever I left work for an event, audition, or even a casual dinner with friends, ... More
Three apps that get you massages on command have recently launched in Chicago
How it works: Through an app or online, you can book massage, yoga, Pilates or mindfulness sessions in your home or office, ranging from 60 to 120 minutes. Prices start at $105 per hour.
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As more people change their diets, therapy-like relationships between practitioner and patient are trending
At least twice a month, and more if my life is skidding into crisis, I sit on a couch in a sunny, incense-scented office (or call in for a phone session from home) and tell my doctor all. I tell him when I'm feeling anxious or depressed, when my boyfriend ... More
Some studios are making an enlightened ascent into a higher tax bracket
There's a perfectly nice yoga studio down the street: air-conditioned, with a creaky hardwood floor and the lingering scent of incense, body lotion and exertion. It's got a communal changing room, mats for people who forgot to bring theirs and coconut water for sale.
And then there's the personal yoga studio ... More