All posts filed under: Events

Affordable Art Fair: Where Contemporary Art Thrives

New York’s Affordable Art Fair holds a special place in my heart. It is one of the first art fairs I attended as a Fine Arts student. Engulfing myself into what the fair had to offer opened my eyes to a larger contemporary art community and creativity from around the world. The fair is known for celebrating and creating a platform for living artists, while being accessible to all types of art aficionados. Buying and seeing exciting artwork from around the world has never been easier. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned collector, you will find that the energy and selection at this fair is diverse, fun, engaging and sophisticated. The Affordable Art Fair happens twice a year, but each time it feels shiny and new. This time the fair celebrates its 27th year. The 2019 Spring Edition, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, welcomed 16,000 visitors. Showing no signs of stopping, the spring’s fair has resulted in record-breaking 2,000 works sold for a total of $4.4m. The fair has become one …

American Spa’s Julie Keller Callaghan is Leading The Women In Wellness Empowerment Movement

“I believe in abundance – one woman’s success does not and should not take away from another’s—any woman’s success is only good for us all.”  Empowered women empower other women, who then go on to empower the world. The American Spa’s Women in Wellness Leadership Conference proves that the road to success is paved with networking. After the 2016 election, instead of feeling powerless, Julie Keller Callaghan decided to become a cheerleader for women. The idea for the conference began to hatch. The American Spa Magazine’s editor-in-chief and publisher is an inspiration to women like me; women who are willing to share resources and tips in order to contribute to a greater good. Julie’s initiative to help women lift each other up does not end with the conference. She has created a network of women who support each other all year long, along with a scholarship that provides career assistance for one lucky recipient. My personal takeaway from the first New York City 2018 conference was to take matters into my own hands and make …

A Look Back: NYFW Photography

Look Back at NYFW though the eyes of a Beauty Editor and occasional show attendee | Candid & Professional Backstage & Runway Shots  Images: Paulina Kajankova, Eric Hurtig & Anatoly Sholomyansky  L’Oreal Professional for Snow Xue Gao Fall/Winter 2018 Aveda for Tome Spring/Summer 2018 Aveda for TIBI Fall/Winter 2018 Quidad for Timo Weiland Spring/Summer 2012 Immitation of Christ Fall 2011 Ready to Wear Chado Ralph Rucci Spring/Summer 2009 

Let’s have the “Wellness” and “Self-Care” Conversation

As the last weeks of summer slow down and so do our lives, I wanted to reflect and have the wellness and self-care conversation. For those who have always been a part of the wellness and healing community, this past year has been an interesting one to watch. While visiting with a number of beauty brands and accomplished artisans, holistic health sanctuaries and spas, the wellness and self-care conversation has always come up. When I am asked to have these conversations, my mind automatically goes back to my childhood and appreciation for all things green, natural and slower paced. Being a lifestyle blogger and beauty editor since 2006 and someone who grew up a part of my childhood in central Europe, living the wellness lifestyle has always been a given for me. Growing up in the mountains, hiking amongst untouched nature, watching my mother make healing salves and my father garden, makes me feel fortunate. It has showed me that wellness and self-care matters. This natural way of living did not need labeling. So why is …