Who, what and where! 

PhytoUniverse Press Preview

To celebrate the launch of their two newest products, Secret de Nuit and Subtil Exilir, Phyto Universe invited editors to be pampered at their flagship salon. I was whisked away to my own private styling bungalow to receive a treatment specific for my hair texture and type. Phyto pride themselves on carrying plant-based products promoting a healthy scalp and strands. The best part? I received a wash and style in under an hour. Fab! –Associate Beauty & Grooming Editor Janell Hickman @jmargaretbeauty

Ebony Magazine Cover Shoot in LA  

Your fearless Style Director Marielle Bobo and I schlepped a fashion bounty across the country for our April 2013 cover shoot. We can’t exactly tell you who the cover subject is just yet, but rest assured…he or she is a good one! — Fashion Editor, Ericka N. Goodman @ericka_editor

Mid-Week Surprise from Olay

If you need to know anything about me, please know that candles and flowers are the way straight to my heart. I was so excited to receive these show-stopping orchids from Olay to celebrate their Pro-X Even Skin Tone Launch. The gist: a new regimen that addresses the five root causes of uneven skin tone. The 3-step kit is available now starting at $39.99. Head to olay.com to find a retailer in your area.

Editors Visit Opening Ceremony L.A.

If you could literally pinpoint hipster paradise, it would be Opening Ceremony’s L.A. outpost on North La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood. More so than its other sites throughout the U.S. and abroad, this shop seems perfectly suited for its demographic. From the obscure designers (like these Tsumori Chisato shorts that I slyly snagged on sale) to the renowned designers (like this Jean Paul Gaultier dress I lusted after), OC-LA seems to have it all.– M.B

Orogold Cosmetics Deskside

The cold weather made it less than ideal to venture out for any beauty previews, so I’m always thankful for desk sides. [Editor’s Note: Desk sides are when beauty brands come to the office to present their latest offerings.] I’m always down for a glamorous skincare regiment too, so when Orogold shared that their products contained flecks of 24K gold, they had my attention. Did you know that gold as an active ingredient can help your skin improve its firmness, elasticity and combat the affects of sun damage? For more info, check out orogoldcosmetics.com. – J.H.
Momofuku Milk Bar Wedding Cake Tasting

Who says a wedding cake has to be piled up sky-high with fondant and flowers? I love the chic minimalism of Momofuku Milk Bar’s tiered cakes. And the flavors are remarkable, from a yummy yet hearty pretzel cake made from stout ganache, burnt honey frosting and pretzel crumbs to a chocolate malt cake filled with malt fudge, malted milk crumbs and topped with charred marshmallow – I was over the moon and convinced that I had made the right decision in choosing my cake vendor for my Labor Day Weekend Wedding. – E.G.