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.


Jin Soon Nail Salon Tribeca

Jin Soon is an industry veteran. She's created nail looks for Vogue Italia and Prada, worked on multiple shows at fashion week, and in 2013 launched her own line of nail lacquers. Now, the entrepreneur has added a new salon to her list (she already boasts New York-based locations in the West Village, Lower East Side ,and Uptown) in TriBeCa. The new space is a nail aficionado's paradise. Bedecked in white with a wavy, wooden statement wall and lofty high ceilings, Soon's polishes are stacked alongside fashion favorites such as Dior, Marc Jacobs, and Essie. A low, long table allows for simultaneous toe and nail drying whilst multiple outlets make phone charging easy. Finally, a destination as chic as the impeccable nail service it provides.

Jin Soon Tribeca, 37 Walker St, New York

Portugal the Destination

From swimwear designers Lisa Marie Fernandez and Thaddeus O'Neil to accessories label Lizzie Fortunato, the fashion set is flocking to Portugal. Whether it's to the cultural epicenters Porto (known for its art and music scenes, stores such as Rosa et al and beautiful landmarks) and Lisbon or its coastal regions such as Comporta, the European outpost is fast becoming the new It-destination. 

Amidst the influx of fashion folk is a wave of new, five star hotels opening across the country. 

Heyday Spa

Heyday facial shop (they don’t like to call themselves a spa), believes that looking after your skin should should be as easy and essential as brushing your teeth. They also believe that a facial shouldn’t be hard to fit into your routine, shouldn’t be expensive, and shouldn’t be a hassle to organize. Which is why their New York-based location, a clean, chic space located near the Flatiron, offers $100 facials that are fast, effective, and gentle enough to receive once a month.

Instead of confusing, complicated treatment options the menu is simple, split into three time groups (30, 50 and 75 minutes), all of which include a procedure that follows suit: Cleanse + Analyze, Exfoliate+ Purify, Treat + Hydrate. Think of it as the Seamless of facials. You can book through an app, the salon is open for longer hours, and you’re automatically offered a recharger and a cosy chair. 

Book a facial now.


Sisley at The Carlyle

The Carlyle is infamous for its high teas, Bemelmans Bar (where Woody Allen regularly plays jazz), and its chic uptown clientele. Now it has another star to boast about: the new Sisley spa. Opening this May, the spa is Sisley’s first North America outpost. The brand's beloved French products will be used in all treatments (their Black Rose Facial oil is cult-loved for a reason), and a new program of phyto-cosmetology treatments including a series of phyto-aromatic facials (which use the beautiful scent of essential oils as part of the facial).


Part of every good spa experience is the atmosphere, and Sisley’s new refurbishment is luxury personified. Consider this a place you know you’ll be pampered—and then want to move into.

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