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Best Face Masks On The Market From Brands That Do Their Part For The Community

Donning a mask shows that you are educated on the Covid-19 spread and have chosen to do your part in keeping everyone (not just yourself) safe and healthy from an invisible virus. The history of surgical and non-surgical masks tells us that in the scientific and civilized society, masks play a big part in practicing effective hygiene etiquette. There is a reason your doctor puts on gloves and a mask before treating you. Doctors and nurses, as far back as the late 1800’s, realized that a masks helps reduce surgical sepsis. During the same time, doctors realized that a simple conversation could spread certain diseases through uncontrolled droplets. A mask controls those droplets; you’re simply keeping them to yourself. While wearing a mask is a minor inconvenience, especially when considering the potential of irreversible results of not wearing one, it can also be quite uncomfortable. The warmer months will make mask wearing even more of a chore. These masks are (dare we say) stylish, made from comfortable fabrics, and some were even tested by yours …

Hôtel Plaza Athénée: A Refuge For Elegance

This story was written in collaboration with and for Hobnob Magazine. Photography by Ellen Swandiak. For full story, click on the link. Hôtel Plaza Athénée is one of the most well-known hotels in the world, but unless you are looking for it or taking a walk on 64th street, you might not be aware of its exact location. The quiet upper east side area allows for the hotel’s privacy and this makes it the ideal hideaway. The remarkable hotel has a rich history, serving visitors since 1984. One of their most frequent and notable guests was Diana, Princess of Wales. Famous for their tasteful interiors and boutique feel, this upscale location has longevity that never goes out of style. Our editors attended an exclusive event that allowed for a tour of all the hotel offerings, including the esteemed Valmont Spa. The event served as a reveal to their hotel rooms and restaurant re-design and upgrades. Arabelle Restaurant’s surreal sky ceiling will have you mesmerized, while bites of food from a menu created by Chef Oliver …

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 

Spark Pretty Pop-Up Shop, Step Into Their Happy Bubble

This story was originally published for Hob Nob Magazine Editors Note: Spark Pretty is now open all year at 333 East 9th Street in the East Village, New York. What the world needs now is more 90s. It was a simpler time—and if you grew up then this 90s pop-up shop will certainly make you smile. The owner of Spark Pretty, Amanda Dolan and her business partner Meagan Colby, have settled into an East Village location for the month of May. Shop your vintage heart out because everything you could ever need for a fun summer is in this shop; platform shoes, smiley face accessories, sexy bodysuits, 90210 inspired dresses, band t-shirts and of course there is the gorgeous display of Tony Alamo’s hand-painted denim jackets. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. We stopped by to ask Amanda and Meagan a few questions. Step into their happy 90s bubble for good energies and knowledgable minds at 333 East 9th Street (btw 1st/2nd Aves). How was Spark Pretty born? Spark Pretty was born about five years ago. I had …

Cara Marie Piazza, Magic & Sustainability Over Fast Fashion

This story was originally published for Insider’s Guide to Spas. To view all of my contributing articles, visit Insider’s Guide To Spas. I was in the midst of New York Fashion Week, but all I truly cared about was finding time to meet with Cara Marie Piazza. I had long envisioned what her creations and workspace would look like. Mostly, I was curious about the designer herself. A treasure among the chaos of fast fashion, she is succeeding on her own terms. The natural dyer and textile designer launched her brand nearly right out of college. Besides hand-dyeing storytelling creations for her own label, c a l y x, Cara teaches workshops on natural dyeing and continues to join forces with exciting brands. Everything is naturally dyed through alchemical dye sessions, ancient shibori techniques, and bundle dyeing. The designer’s sustainable creations and well-thought-out collaborations are sold at spa resorts, such as Amanyara Turks & Caicos, and cities all over the world. As a fan of carefully curated Parisian shops, I was happy to learn that the …