Who, what and where! 

L’Oreal Paris Spring 2013 Mobile Suite -L’Oreal Paris’ “mobile suite” definitely took the cake. A driver pulled up to my house bright and early, seating me in the backseat of the luxury Maybach, whose interior was decked out with a full spread of the brand’s launches for Spring 2013. Television screens played a promotional video, while I tested lipsticks, sipped on bubbly and snacked on golden macaroons on my way to the office. After pulling up to the EBONY doors, I was sent off with a gift from Hermes. What a way to start the day! – Style Director, Marielle Bobo

Valentino Assoluto Launch– One year after the successful launch of Valentina, the ultra-feminine couture house is releasing a new scent: Valentina Assoluto. This super sexy scent includes the highly coveted Alba Truffle for a sensual, velvety note. In love? You’ll have to wait until April 2013 to purchase your own. -Associate Beauty & Grooming Editor, Janell Hickman

YSL”s Baby Doll” Spring 2013 Launch- I’m obsessing over YSL’s new “Baby doll” mascara, which launches in Spring 2013. Not only does it pack the same voluminizing formula as the brands award-winning Faux Cils mascara, but it leaves lashes coated in a bright rosy hue. We got a sneak peek at the only sample that exists on the planet while attending an editor’s breakfast.- MB

Gentle Souls’ Spring 2013 PreviewEditors were treated to a sneak peak at Gentle Souls’ Spring 2013 line as they sipped margaritas and got the perfect manicure, or pedicure, at the acclaimed Tenoverten salon in New York City. Not only were the styles chic – but the brand, which is produced by Kenneth Cole is designed with patented technology to make the footwear incredibly comfortable with the use of flaxseed.-EG

AVEDA Headquarters Tour– During Thanksgiving Break, I had the chance to get a private tour of the AVEDA headquarters located in Blaine, Minnesota. Not only does AVEDA always keep the environment in mind, but creates a large number of products in house. I was in awe!- JH

CLEAR Editor Dinner & Trey Songz’s Concert featuring Elle VarnerA select few editors were treated to dinner at Cookshop and a concert with Trey Songz and Elle Varner by the CLEAR team. Elle recently partnered with CLEAR for her “Beauty That Starts Deeper” concert series at various Historically Black Colleges across the country. I had the chance to meet Elle backstage where she shared a few of her beauty secrets. To keep her curls in perfect condition, she uses CLEAR Ultra Shea products (obviously!) and tries to let her hair air dry whenever possible. For on-stage performances, she’ll enhance individual curls with a curling iron for added drama.- JH

Tone Bodywash’s Scentsational Night IN-I was finally able to get a little R&R thanks to Tone body wash. The brand treated editor’s to a relaxing evening during their “Scentsational Night IN” at the uber-chic Gansevoort Hotel in New York City. After a scent presentation, which revealed their latest launch, “Ocean Therapy”, editors were treated to dinner, an amazing in-room massage and then invited to enjoy their comfy hotel suites for the night. – MB

The Style Team Goes To LA– After weeks of preparing concept boards and a barrage of creative calls– the NYC based team headed west to shoot a Hollywood starlet (we can’t say who yet, but you’ll be excited to see the pages) for an upcoming cover! – EGexhale New York Core Fusion Cardio Class –

Exhales’s Spa Visit– I decided to hit the gym to get bikini body ready for my upcoming trip to the US Virgin Islands. So, I headed over to Exhale’s Central Park South location at 8:30am (yes, it was super early!) to strengthen and tone every inch of my body. While I was sore for three days post-work out, I did sign up for another class as soon as I got back to my desk. Make sure to check out www.exhalespa.com to find a location near you to whip your core into shape. -JH

Private ClearClinic Tour– Although I missed the official launch event, Dr. Eric Schweiger was nice enough to give me a private tour of his new clinic. The premise is to provide high-quality and affordable treatments or services to those who currently or previously suffer from acne. I love that you can either make an appointment or walk-in for a service if you are in a pinch. They currently have one center in New York City, but are looking to open more in the future. Visit www.clearclinic.com to learn more. -JH