Saturday

How to Enjoy the Holidays with Friends in NYC

During the holiday season everyone is looking for a fun way to spend time with friends and family.  Unfortunately the throngs of tourists that descend upon Manhattan make it near impossible to enjoy the parks, department store windows, or even a stroll down the sidewalk.
 
For a fun alternative that combines beauty + booze, we have the solution: Cauldalie.  This adorable new beauty boutique in the West Village is where nature meets science and glamour.  The brand was founded by Mathilde Thomas in Bordeaux (France), at the heart of the vineyards on the family estate.  She saw the untapped opportunity in vines and grapes, and converted her vision into a luxurious line of potions and lotions.

If you’ve got an hour to kill, trek down to the sexy shoppe to check out their first ever brick and mortar location.  The interior is designed in rich woods and marble that accentuate the products that celebrate Mathilde’s vision.  (note: you may want to redecorate your apartment afterwards).

While there we had the chance to make a customized scrub with the store’s resident vinotherapist, Selina Malik.  We mixed grape-seeds, brown sugar and Gironde honey plus organic essential oils to concoct the perfect exfoliating blend.  As an added bonus, that afternoon we opened up the scrub and let the zen-like aroma circulate throughout our office.

Stop in to sample the sumptuous selection of creams and serums.  We recommend:

This milky serum creates a radiant complexion, corrects dark spots and prevents them from reappearing. the complexion is evened out and more radiant. All skin types. Oil-free formula. Non-photosensitizing, Non-comedogenic.  Apply morning and evening, to the face, neck and décolleté, before your usual moisturizer. May also be used before your sunscreen for a flawless tan.

Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s elixir of youth, this treatment smooths away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion an instant boost of radiance. Beloved by beauty addicts, celebrities and make-up artists alike.

This multi-use miracle oil is ideal for hair, nails, bath, and massages. Divine Oil is a unique alchemy of four extremely fine and evanescent vegetable oils (60 percent of the formula). To ensure that the benefits are truly complete, Divine Oil also features patented antioxidant grape-seed polyphenols and fair trade shea butter.

For more information visit: http://us.caudalie.com

Visit them at 315 Bleeker Street, NY NY 10024

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