Grown Alchemist Beauty

Peruse any stylishly-inclined restaurant, cafe, or friends apartment, and chances are you'll find a black or deep brown pump bottle emblazoned with the name 'Grown Alchemist.' The organic beauty brand is beloved for their use of botanical ingredients and beautiful packaging, which extends from skincare to body care to recently launched, haircare.

Bottled in stark white pumps, there are five shampoo and conditioner sets available, ranging from Anti-Frizz, Volumizing, Detox, Strengthening and Color Protect. And as usual, there are plenty of unique ingredients included to protect, nourish, and strengthen your hair. Think lycopene from bush tomato, which strengthens whilst hydrating, or calendula, which protects and soothes hair. Consider them both a healthy—and chic—option for your bathroom.


Flower trend: Anthuriums

Instagram is an ideal barometer for spotting trends. From the latest restaurant to the new It-shoe, spotting something across multiple accounts is sure to solidify it as a trend du jour. Case in point: the newest favorite flower of seemingly every florist, the anthurium. Beloved by florists such as BRRCH, Putnam & Putnam and Fox Fodder Farm, it's a little alien in its appearance, and looks almost like a lily. "Anthuriums are amazing because they immediately add an architectural and structural element to any arrangement," says Fox Fodder Farm's Taylor Patterson. "I love the contrast that comes from mixing them with softer or even weedier elements. The juxtaposition of textures is really interesting." 

They're also the perfect addition to any arrangement that needs a little boldness. "Anthuriums provide an interesting contrast to the soft, romantic, textural florals that Saipua gravitates towards. They add a masculine, structural moment, grounding what can be gratuitously romantic, ephemeral, wispy flowers," comments Brooklyn-based florist Saipua's founding director, Sarah Ryhanen. Add them to your bouquet. 

Order an arrangement: Fox Fodder Farm, Saipua, BRRCH


 

 

Indoor plant trend: The Olive Treee

Visit any Céline boutique or spend some time on interior design blogs, and you will inevitably find a fiddle leaf fig tree (also known as a ficcus tree). It is undeniably the indoor house plant of the moment—or has been for the past few years—but there’s a new form of flora taking over. The Olive Tree, which bears a slightly Mediterranean feel, is providing a welcome reproach from the fiddle leaf fig (which is appearing in more Instagram pictures then seems humanly possible).

This tree is less  glossy and glamorous than the fiddle leaf, but possesses a quiet ease and light, slate grey-green coloring. A few of them will even produce olives. So take a trip to your nursery, take a few minutes to consider a tree, and for the future, make it an olive.

Buy an olive tree here, and learn the basics here.


Chicky's

A walk through Bed Stuy in Brooklyn may surprise you. Brownstones reach skyward on blocks lined with trees (many in their full, cherry blossom glory), and intriguing new stores and restaurants pop up daily. Take cult boutique Sincerely Tommy and bar Lovers Rock, both local institutions drawing in crowds from neighboring areas. The newest outpost is Chicky’s (pictured above right), a market/grocery/coffee bar opened by the same owner as local restaurant Eugene & Co (pictured above left), a charming farm-to-table restaurant offering the area a chic atmosphere and delicious food. Chicky’s was born from owner Tara Oxleys' desire to offer the neighborhood a marketplace she had been craving for years. Organic, farm-raised meats and vegetables are available, in addition to select and delicious dry goods, pre-prepared food and delicious coffee. Also on offer are flowers, adorable homewares and organic chocolate.

Chicky's, 406 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn


Lady Grey x Fox Fodder Farm

The brooch may conjure thoughts of your grandmother’s Sunday best, but these days it’s so much more chic. Take Alessandro Michele’s flower brooches at Gucci, which feel more decorative than over-the-top, and imbued a sense of whimsy. Now, jewelry label Lady Grey has partnered with Brooklyn-based florist Fox Fodder Farm on a pair of brooches intended to be filled with real flowers. Custom-filled by Fox Fodder Farm, the brooches can be delivered anywhere in New York, each possessing its own unique flower. “We're obsessed with brooches in general lately because they bring an entirely different element to adornment and accessorizing that no other piece of jewelry can,” says Lady Grey designers Jill Martinelli and Sabine Le Guyader. “We really wanted to explore working with flowers as wearable pieces; there's something so luxurious about the ephemeral quality of the flower and its momentary existence, in contrast with the hardness of the sleek metal brooch.” And when the flower is long gone, consider your brooch a useful accessory.

Buy it here.