A Day of Beauty, Wellness and Wisdom

When a store that is “using beauty as a tool for positive change” creates a daylong wellness retreat, you can expect a very special event. On Saturday ABC Carpet & Home invited to its annual beauty wellness wisdom event, an uplifting day full of wellness, beauty, astrology and inspiration. For one day the mezzanine level of the store was transformed into a beautifully curated sacred space. Starting with a chakra group meditation guided by yogiraj Sarah Platt-Finger, accompanied by music by Aya and Tyler who combine different musical elements to a multilayered soundscape, participants, mostly women, were guided to set their intention…

Spa Day: O’Live Organic Spa in New York

For the past weeks I have been travelling to Europe for the holidays enjoying time with family and friends (you can see photos on my instagram). Just before I left New York, I was able to get a wonderful organic facial at O’Live Organic Spa – a perfect place for New Yorkers and visitors to get pampered between the holidays. My friend Julia found this cozy and friendly gem of a spa which is situated close to Madison Square Park. O’Live exclusively uses the Hungarian organic skin care line Éminence and…

Brooklyn Made Organic Skincare: skinnyskinny

Brooklyn has a fascinating vibe that reflects a combination of artistry, artisan-ship and entrepreneurial endeavors. When I think of the term “Made in Brooklyn” I think of products that are local, organic, farm-to-table, and handmade and at the same time contemporary, hip, and trendsetting. Like handcrafted, Brooklyn made organic skincare. Brooklyn alone has almost a dozen of organic skin care companies and I’d like to take you with me on my mission to discover them all. My first stop is at the skinnyskinny store in Williamsburg, where owner Clara Williams…

New York Health Food Trends. The Big Apple Eats: Kale Granola

My friends who visited from Germany last week and who were amused by the fact that I was drinking green juice and almond milk, made me realize that whatever is eaten in New York (and of course some other  places where there’s Whole Foods and juice bars) might not be eaten anywhere else. Although I’m living in Brooklyn, the home to many veggie-drinkers, locavores, raw-food-enthusiasts, and everything-organic-lovers, I refused to drink kale juice  for a long time. My conversion started when I tried to go gluten free for a week…