From the Style Desk: Jet-Setting to the West Coast and Surfing in NYC!

From the Style Desk: Jet-Setting to the West Coast and Surfing in NYC!


March 04, 2013


Who, what and where!

MIZANI The Spoken Word 2013 Trend Event

Inspired by the many facets and faces of the natural hair movement, MIZANI hosted an evening of artistic expression at the L’Oréal Soho Academy in NYC. Guests noshed on delectable apps and sipped wine to the sounds of DJ Amanda Seales before being treated to a performance by Abyss from HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. — Associate Beauty & Grooming Editor, Janell Hickman

Bikini Zone SurfSet Class

To celebrate the quickly approaching swimsuit season, BikiniZone invited a few beauty editors to catch a wave at Chelsea Piers. The challenging SurfSet class focuses on your abdominal and postural muscles for a fun mix of balance, agility and aerobic conditioning. Get two-piece ready with BikiniZone’s newest launch: their Medicated After Shave Spray ($7.99; drugstores) to use post-shave or wax for bump-free results! — JH

Cover Story Store Pull at Barneys New York in LA

The Style Team trekked out to the left coast for a hush-hush cover shoot in LA. And while out west, we always make it a point to pop into Barneys in Beverly Hills. They're always stocked with on-trend baubles and fabulous finds. Our cover subject was wowed by all of our Barneys bounty! — Ericka N. Goodman, Fashion Editor

Latest Obsession: Kusmi Tea

Spilling tea may not be my forte, but drinking it is! I am completely over the moon with Kusmi’s assortment of Wellness Teas ranging from Detox to Be Cool to Sweet Love. These tasty blends don’t even need extra sweetening. To purchase your own experience in a cup, check out ​— JH

Bonpoint Perfume and Skincare

While in LA, we also popped into the baby boutique, Bonpoint. The French children’s couture house recently launched a hypoallergenic skincare and perfume line for even the most delicate of baby skin. So not only will baby be decked out in the chicest of wears, he or she can now smell the part as well. Go to for more information. — EG

Eyebrow Shaping with Joey Healy

I was loooong overdue to get my brows whipped into shape, so I headed over to Joey’s new Eyebrow Studio on Fifth Ave. The extra-inviting space reminded me of a chic Upper West Side living room. Joey reshaped my uneven brows into a more uniform look, teaching me how to fill them with his Brow ArchitectStylo ($25) while they grow back. To speed up the process, he sent me home with his Brow Renovation Serum ($125) for results in about six weeks. To make an appointment or learn more, visit for more details. — JH

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