4 Spring Beauty Brands We Love This Month

From head to toe, we are loving our upgraded spring beauty regiment. We have revealed the four beauty brands we love and can’t stop using to beautify our daily routine.

Piperberry

What would our skin do without Piperberry? Piperberry is a skincare company that uses adaptogens to help balance cortisol levels and help prevent the reduction of collagen and other signs of inflammation. These adaptogens are found in plant-based ingredients such as licorice root, sea buckthorn and holy basil. Piperberry’s beauty products are vegan, nontoxic, organic, and sustainable. We are particularly loving their Kale Protein Cleanser as a daily facial and neck cleanser. The cleanser is gentle enough to be used twice a day.

No B.S. Skincare

This spring, we are especially loving their Charcoal Detox Peel-Off Mask. This activated charcoal treatment draws out the toxins that build up in your skin, with lasting purified results. Garden cress extract catalyses the skin’s detoxifying system, and introduces antioxidants, while squalane retains moisture without clogging your pores. This treatment works as a deep cleanser, balancing oily skin and treating breakouts (even before they happen). The mask is a lifesaver for someone who perhaps continues to have acne breakouts in adulthood. You may also choose to use the peel-off mask in more affected/acne prone areas of the skin like the forehead, nose, or chin. No B.S. Skincare also sells serums, cleansers, moisturizers, and masks. +Made in the USA!

Face Halo

Face Halo is simply a product that everyone must own! We are especially grateful for discovering Face Halo during the month that also celebrates Earth Day. A game changer for makeup removal, these reusable circular pads gently remove makeup seamlessly with just water. Non-toxic and reusable, Face Halo replaces up to 500 single-use makeup wipes. They can be washed up to 200 times. No need to rub or scrub!

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Baby Foot

Baby Foot sells a variety of foot masks and socks to make foot treatments easier than you ever imagined. In particular, their Original Exfoliation Foot Peel is the perfect way to complement a relaxing day in with your feet up. This easy 1-hour treatment will make your feet as smooth as a baby’s. The  lavender-scented foot peel is complete with 16 natural extracts that simultaneously exfoliate and moisturize. Each package comes with two booties. Simply slip them on, cover them with socks, and be ready to enjoy your smoothest feet ever. The booties are suitable for both men and women.

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Winter Wardrobe Staples with Celtic & Co.

Credit: courtesy of Celtic & Co.

Celtic & Co. is a contemporary sustainable and luxurious fashion brand based in Great Britain. A personal favorite of mine for over five years, Celtic & Co. has a variety of pieces for men and women, and the home. Gift inspiration from shearling boots and knitwear to rugs and throw blankets. Celtic & Co. will also be celebrating their 30-year anniversary in 2020.

I particularly love shopping on their website during the holiday season. Over the past few years, I have looked to Celtic & Co. for several gifts for family and friends. Two years ago, I bought a pair of Felt Slippers from Woolenstocks for my husband. My husband, who is very particular about his footwear, loves them and has worn them daily ever since. The quality and feel are so superb, and the slippers still look and feel brand new. Continue reading

Leap into Autumn with Clarks x Zappos

Sponsored by Zappos

Zappos is my most favorite online shop when it comes to shopping for the latest styles. Who could resist the convenience of fast, free shipping, a 365 return policy, and 24/7 customer service? My most recent find on Zappos are my new Clarks booties. For my husband, I chose a pair of lace up shoes.

Footwear is one of if not the most essential style element of autumn. With plenty of walks outdoors, trips to the pumpkin patch, and apple picking, you need a sturdy, comfortable pair of shoes you can rely on all season long. Clarks, available at Zappos, always impresses me with their quality and comfort.

How to Wear

My pair of the Clarks Mila Charm in taupe suede has already been worn throughout New York City on two separate day trips. In addition, I wear them when visiting local farms in the Hamptons and on the North Fork of Long Island. Last weekend, I went to Mecox Dairy, Milk Pail Fresh Market, and then to dinner at Almond in Bridgehampton. Footwear that is easily transitions throughout the day is exactly what you should be looking for this season!

My husband’s pair of Atticus Cap in Tan Leather will bring together any dapper outfit, from outdoor wine tastings at the vineyard to an evening concert. The Clarks Atticus Cap shoes are also ideal for all-day wear as they have a breathable leather lining.

The color is so versatile and goes with dozens of fall outfits, including my favorite military-style olive green jacket and skinny high waist jeans. I also like to style with my navy blue corduroy skirt and knitted cardigan or a sharp blazer.

Clarks Mila Charm

Sizing

Sizing is true to size. I purchased a US 8.5 (or EU 39), my normal size. No need to break in to these booties, I was up and ready to go with my first time trying them on. I wear them with a pair of cotton ankle length socks.

Discover the Clarks’ style line at Zappos to complete your autumn wardrobe.

How to Prepare Your Home for the Fall Holidays

There are plenty of holidays to celebrate this fall. Halloween, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving— you name it. All these special occasions, colorful leaves, and hayrides mean you need your home to look the part. Each new season means new beginnings. As summer begins to wind down and the crisp fall breeze rolls in, it’s time to reinvent your home and prepare for the busy holiday season ahead. From decluttering each room to decorating your home and yard, we’ll go over the best way to prepare your house for the fall holidays.

Out with the Old, In with the New

The first step to preparing your home for the fall holidays is decluttering. Now that the days are becoming shorter, it’s time to swap out your beach umbrellas and pool floats for scarecrows and pumpkins. This means going through every room of your home and putting away beach towels, bathing suits, pool toys, and other poolside essentials away in the back of your closets, in the garage, or stored in your basement. This also means you should sort through all of your junk mail and papers, as well as other items that piled up throughout the summer. Once your summer items are stored away, you can bring out your fall decorations, Halloween t-shirts, and Thanksgiving dinner plates.

Aside from decluttering the inside of your home, it’s time to clean up the outside of your home as well. Do you have summer plants that are fading away and dying? Remove them and replace them with fall plants such as mums, or cool-season vegetables like lettuce and brussel sprouts. Additionally, remove any summer lawn decor and replace it with fall-inspired decorations such as hay bales, corn stalks, pumpkins, and homemade scarecrows.

Get Festive

Now that your home is sparkling clean and decluttered, it’s time to get into the fall spirit and begin decorating. Decorating is the fun part because you’re able to express your creativity and turn your home into a seasonal wonder that your neighbors and guests will adore. 

To prepare the inside of your home, consider the following ideas:

  • Place fall-scented candles around your home 
  • Fill vases with fall flower bouquets filled with pansies, chrysanthemums, celosias, and black-eyed Susans
  • Place gourds and pumpkins on your mantle, desk, countertops, and in baskets around your home
  • Place a fall-inspired tablecloth on your dining room table

To prepare the outside of your home, consider these following ideas:

  • Build a homemade scarecrow with your kids using old jeans and an old flannel and fill it with leaves raked from your yard
  • Hang a fall wreath on your front door
  • Fill a classic red wagon with mums, pumpkins, and gourds
  • Decorate your yard with Halloween decorations like spiderwebs, jack-o-lanterns, and spooky monsters

Get the Party Started

Once your decorations are placed throughout your home and yard, it’s time to get the party started! Throwing festive fall holiday parties is a great way to bring everyone together for a good time. If you’re throwing a Halloween party, turn your home into a haunted house by installing black lights throughout your home, turning on a fog machine, and playing eerie music. Then, towards the end of the night, have a costume contest and have your guests vote for their favorite costume.

Once Thanksgiving comes, take it up a notch and turn your home into a fancy homestead that will make your attendees feel cozy and welcomed. Serve fall drinks such as hot chocolate, warm coffee, and apple cider. Then, bake some mouth-watering apple-cider donuts, pumpkin pie, and your famous turkey. There’s no better way saying “Happy Thanksgiving” than with a delicious meal that will make everyone thankful for all they have.

Ready, Set, Go!

With your kids back in school and the dog days of summer coming to a close, preparing your home for the fall holidays will serve as a therapeutic outlet to keep you busy. Before you know it, you’ll be ready for winter holiday decor shopping! As you begin to get your home prepared for the fall season, keep these tips in mind. By decluttering first, you’ll have a blank canvas to start anew and turn your home into a picture-perfect fall home. From there, all you need to do is decorate the inside and outside of your home with autumn-inspired decor pieces and treat your guests to fall favorite dishes, and you’ll be good to go.

Hamptons Fashion Week

Hamptons Fashion Week 2019 took place on main street in Bridgehampton, Sunday July 21st in the afternoon at the Bridgehampton Museum. The event showcased fashion, fashion designers, beauty products, entertainment, food and drinks. The designers showcased new brands and trends, some of which have never been seen before. Guests were greeted with music, white tents, colorful booths, and beach balls.

The booths represented Pura Vida Vitamins, Get Buzzn, BeautyPearlSkincare, Hampton Coffee, and Fedora Lounge. There were also complimentary vegan manicures from GHL Nails. Pura Vida Vitamins gave out free vitamin bags, and there were many booths with snacks and drinks for all of the guests to enjoy.

As the event went on, models showcased designer pieces for all to see. Some of the designers were Cesar Galinda, Hanh Merriman, Karnit Ahaoni, and Ellender. Some pieces were colorful and unique, and others were more casual and relaxed. The models stood next to a Ferrari and Maserati while showing off the designer pieces, both being auctioned off for the event.

Fashionistas sipped, strolled and shopped a plethora of luxe brands such as Get Buzzn, Michelle May New York, Dottie Bean Bags, Pura Vida Vitamins KVO Collection, J.Hilburn, Neelah Cashmere Scarves, Bobby Roache Eyewear, Crescala Showroom Guests will then Shop the Runway in exclusive pop up boutiques from KVO Collection, JHilburn, Neelah Cashmere Scarves, Venture Mom Handbags, Bobby Roache Eyewear, and Crescala Showroom.

An industry meet and greet with The Life’s a Beach Collection was a LIVE installation with Celebrity Designer Cesar Galindo including Kimora Lee Collection with runway models from Social-New York surrounding sleek white Ferrari’s at 3pm hosted by DCG Media Group which featured an array of colorful, flowy resort wear.

Sponsors included Pura Vida Vitamins, The Experience Auto Group, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Fedora Lounge, New York Beach House Catering Events, Poppin Patties, Beauty Pearl Care , Blow Bar and other lifestyle brands.

Images courtesy of Hamptons Fashion Week and Sarah Jannazzo

The fashion show was very enjoyable to watch and gave guests a look at the newest fashion trends. Proceeds went to The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which supports breast cancer healthcare and those affected by breast cancer on the East End of Long Island.

https://www.ellenhermanson.org/events/2019/7/21/hamptons-fashion-week

The Latest Hamptons Home Office Design Trends

New York’s premiere summer vacation destination has long been associated with class, elegance, and above all—style. The Hamptons are home to some of the most elaborate and trendy homes of the rich and famous. But the most fascinating part about the area is that the style sensibilities don’t stop at dining room elegance.

One place that Hamptons business men and women seem to spend a lot of time and money decorating are their home office spaces. If you’re in search of a home office upgrade, look no further. These Hampton office design trends are just the inspiration you need to revamp your work-space. Continue reading

The Future of Luxury: Master Bedroom Renovations

The master bedroom is the place where dreams come alive, magic happens, and you can completely relax. You spend about ⅓ of your life fast asleep in your bed, so you might as well make the space as luxurious and serene as possible. Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or you’ve simply grown tired of your current bedroom aesthetic, a modern and extravagant remodel is the perfect way to personalize your master bedroom.

We’ve broken your master bedroom down into three key spaces: the bedroom, the bathroom, and or course, the closet. We’ll walk you through the many ways in which you can begin your master bedroom remodel with opulence and comfort in mind. Continue reading

An Interview with Reena Mathur of ReeMat Designs

Meet Reena Mathur, Founder of ReeMat Designs based on both the east and west coasts. A Civil Engineering graduate from Stanford University, Reena has creates one-of-a-kind statement jewelry pieces that evoke a fusion of culture and bold designs.

Below, Reena shares her styling tips for the upcoming autumn season, the details and inspiration behind her unique jewelry collections (including one collection with pieces crafted from recycled paper), and all about her journey with creating ReeMat Designs. Continue reading

The Chillhouse x Ketel One Botanical Montauk Pop-Up

Throughout July and August, Ketel One Botanical is partnering with Chillhouse, a modern self-care destination, as they pop up at New York Pilates in Montauk. The Chillhouse and Ketel One Botanical Pop-Up is offering manicures, pedicures and special retail experiences on the first floor of the fitness studio. 

Chillhouse services include manicures, with the option to add nail art, three of which are inspired by the Ketel One Botanical varietals – Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint, and Grapefruit & Rose- and pedicures.

Vanessa Gordon gets her nails done at Chillhouse

Along with each service, guests 21+ will receive a complimentary Botanical Spritz, and will have the opportunity to book special packages, inclusive of a Ketel One Botanical-inspired manicure, Botanical Spritz, and a New York Pilates class in one, with the option to bring a friend along as well. For those who can’t make it out to Montauk this summer, Chillhouse is also offering guests 21+ the Botanical manicures at their LES flagship on Essex Street, with a Ketel One Botanical Spritz on the house.

Services will include manicures (The Full Rodeo $30, The Gel Rodeo $45), with the option to add nail art from their curated look book. Pedicures include Chill Toes ($50), and Fancy Feet ($75). 

Click here to check out their range of nail art designs.

The modern selfcare destination is in good company, co-mingling with activewear brands featured in New York Pilates’ retail shop such as Year Of Ours, Live the Process and APL Sneakers, all hand-picked by New York Pilates founder, Heather Andersen, as well as New York Pilates’ merchandise and new technical sportswear line.

Chillhouse Montauk is open Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 10am-6pm and Friday from 12-8pm.

https://chillhouse.com/pages/montauk

Timeless Wardrobe Classics that Work with Any Outfit

Fashion is an ever-changing, dynamic piece of society’s mold that is both telling of the time and the ways in which people express themselves. From the age of the blue-jean to the resurgence of the casual white sneaker, there’s a long-running list of trendy wardrobe staples that have become modern timeless classics. For your convenience and future fashionista reference, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most timeless wardrobe classics that pair perfectly with any number of your favorite outfits.

1. Crossbody bags

Crossbody bags are the ultimate answer to the busy woman’s needs. Hands-free and effortlessly chic, the crossbody sits gently on your shoulder, adding a certain touch of elegance without taking up too much space. These ultra-convenient bags tend to err on the smaller side of size, providing enough space for your cell phone, wallet, makeup products, and other little necessities.

2. Leather moto jacket

Leather motorcycle jackets are the easiest way to transform a minimalist outfit into a bold, edgy look. Not only do leather jackets look good with just about any outfit you can piece together, but they’re also built to last. No need to worry about shrinkage or damage so long as you take proper care of this timeless closet staple.

3. Ballet flats

When it comes to comfortable footwear, few shoes compare to the ballet flat. Characterized by its simple silhouette, rounded toe, and understated aesthetic appeal, the ballet flat is the versatile answer to the woman’s call for sensible footwear. Regardless of seasonal changes, these shoes are perfect spring flats, winter flats, fall flats, and summer flats.

4. Flannel

If winter and fall had a feeling, it would probably feel a lot like a flannel. These plaid button-down tops are made with soft materials and feature some of the greatest color schemes you would never think to put together. When paired with jeans, skirts, leggings, and dresses, flannels are a wardrobe must-have when the temperatures drop.

5.  Oversized denim jacket

 

Denim jackets have earned a reputation as being the most versatile jackets regardless of the season or weather. They’re great for a beach-side brunch, an apple-picking date, a last-minute picnic, or a journey to the outlets. They’re the perfect balance between feminine and masculine fashion, meaning they look stunning with everything from a sundress to a pair of slacks. The options are truly endless when you’ve got an oversized denim jacket hanging in your closet.

6. Simple hoops

Whether you’re big on jewelry or not, a pair of simple round hoops can make a world of difference to any outfit (find more on moonmagic). Elegant and dainty while being remarkably glamorous, hoops do much more than decorate your ears. They shape your face and add a brilliant sparkle to any dressed up or dressed down ensemble.

7. Chelsea boots

Match ‘em up with denim shorts, flowy skirts, skinny jeans, or structured dresses— there’s nothing that the Chelsea boot can’t look good with. Whether you identify your style as girly, edgy, minimalist, or bold, the Chelsea boot is a surefire finishing touch to any look.

8. Graphic tee

Hear us out— graphic tees may remind you of the days when your style taste wasn’t so refined, but a goodgraphic tee is truly unbeatable. Paired with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans or your go-to button-down skirt, a relaxed graphic tee goes a long way. Perfect for concerts, running errands, or movie nights, throwing on a graphic tee is the ultimate one-stop-shop wardrobe answer.

9. Black leggings

Only recently have black leggings become as popular a bottom option as jeans. Hugging all the right places while delivering supreme flexibility and versatility, the black legging can be dressed up or down depending on how you style them!

10. Turtleneck sweater

Fashion and function have never looked so good. When the temperatures drop and you’re dressing with warmth in mind, the turtleneck sweater is a true 1-2 punch. Not only does the soft-knit texture of the sweater keep you warm, but the cozy turtleneck protects your neck and chin from chilly conditions.

Did we forget anything? What wardrobe classics do you reach for on a daily basis?

Women’s Summer Hats with Tenth Street Hats

What better way to top off your summer style than with a classic, versatile hat that can compliment almost any outfit. Tenth Street Hats has styles for everyone on your list this summer. Their collection includes a variety of styles such as safari, boater, fedora, top hat, round crown and more. Your new hats will instantly become key pieces in your wardrobe for these warmer months and will also take you throughout the entire year from everyday wear to vacations around the world. Continue reading