Marisa Tom | November 2, 2011 5:05 pmThere's nothing quite like MiN New York (117 Crosby St., 212-206-6366), the beauty brainchild of owner and curator Chad Murawczyk. Tucked away on SoHo's cobblestoned Crosby Street, the spacious quasi-gothic-meets-grandfather's brandy library designed atelier and apothecary stocks a rare lineup of brands from all around the world, artfully displayed for all to see, play with, and, more importantly, fall in love with. While it can prove difficult to stave off acute beauty product sensory overload, Murawczyk is making it that much easier for us to beeline straight for the coolest items in store.Read More
Marisa Tom | October 25, 2011 11:50 amThe Victoria's Secret self-named "Angel" month and its countdown to the brand's hugely popular fashion show kicks off next week on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the SoHo (591 Broadway, 212-219-3643) store. Victoria's Secret models Candice Swanepoel and Erin Heatherton will be in the store to debut the new Angel fragrance and the Dream Angels bra from 4 p.m.Read More
Marisa Tom | October 13, 2011 10:00 amThis is what I'd like to call sensory overload, in the best sense possible. All puns intended. Diptyque's Bleecker Street boutique (377 Bleecker St., 212-242-2333) may not be brand-new, but the complete design and decor overhaul makes it seem that way.Read More
Marisa Tom | October 7, 2011 10:05 amIt took a lot of patience and trips to Sephora (on my part) before beauty brand Benefit took the standalone plunge (454 W. Broadway, 212-769-1111) but after a visit to its first New York City storefront yesterday evening, I know it was well worth the wait. Nestled in SoHo, the dripping-in-pink-and-dainty-florals decor is befitting of the even girlier products showcased on vintage-inspired shelves lining the boutique walls.Read More
Marisa Tom | October 5, 2011 12:00 amWhatever hair upgrade you seek, your strands are in for an artful treat at full-service salon Medulla. Choose from a $25 blowout and style, a $59 cut and style with one of Medulla's senior stylists, or a $149 keratin treatment.
The Flatiron District hair salon is nestled in an open-air, spacious art gallery, which pairs its own eclectic style with that of its stylish clientele.Read More
Marisa Tom | September 26, 2011 3:12 pmI've already sung the praises of Crosby Street's cobblestone charm, and come this weekend, resident Crosby Street apothecary MiN New York Apothecary & Atelier (117 Crosby St., 212-206-6366) will hold its annual in-store sample sale. In addition to MiN New York's quirky decor — wide-set windows, dark wood, and funny medicine bottles — you'll find shelves upon shelves of the world's best grooming products.
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Marisa Tom | September 23, 2011 12:00 amDon't let your grooming maintenance go astray. Get your brows threaded and your bikini line whipped into shape at Saloni Threading for only $29.
You've got a date with Saloni's hair removal fairies, so head straight to the beauty salon's convenient Union Square location.Read More
Marisa Tom | September 20, 2011 9:30 amWhat does Tocca's (212-255-3801) first NYC-based boutique mean for longtime fans of the beauty brand? Candles, plush lip glosses, and perfume under one roof, sure. But more than that, it marks the relaunch of its ready-to-wear collection, designed by Lyell mastermind Emma Fletcher.Read More