2 posts tagged "Comptoir Sud Pacifique"
The past few years have seen the spinning trend reach dizzying new heights, and leading the two-wheeled, stationary charge are fashionable studios like Flywheel—and, more specifically, its co-founder Ruth Zukerman. Widely credited as the pioneer of New York’s indoor cycling scene (she opened the first dedicated studio here in 2006), Zukerman is more than mere cardio enthusiast: The Mount Holyoke grad has studied anatomy and exercise physiology extensively, and that education, plus her background as a dancer, figured largely in the creation of her cult fitness destination. Devotees of the studio’s intense hour-long classes appreciate the carefully curated soundtracks (courtesy of an in-house DJ), the personal tech packs on each bike (the better to record your metrics like speed, power, distance, and calories burnt with), and of course, the body sculpting results. It’s perhaps unsurprising that Zukerman herself, now in her fifties and looking more fit than ever, is the best advertisement of this. Here, Flywheel’s driving force shares her own beautifying go-tos, with some healthy food mainstays thrown in for good measure.
The Body-Conscious Masseuse: Jacob at the Standard Spa
“Jacob at the Standard Spa in Miami is a wonderful massage therapist. I always look for someone who really knows the body, and he is a wealth of knowledge. He knows how much pressure I need and has been known to literally stand on my calves and hamstrings. With all of the indoor cycling that I do I need this kind of treatment. After I leave him I feel as if I’m floating.”
For more information, visit www.standardhotels.com.
The Hair Team: Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon
“I have been seeing River Lloyd, currently at John Frieda, for 20 years! I admire his impeccable taste and skills with scissors. He knows me well and always knows what to do, and I trust his instincts. I put my hair completely in his hands. And Sharon Dorram is my hair color guru. While she’s big on blondes, she knows just the right brunette shade for me—always a rich and radiant color.”
For more information, visit www.johnfrieda.com.
The Solo Getaway: Miraval
“When I want a spa vacation, I prefer to go alone for the ultimate in peace and quiet. My favorite would be the Miraval spa in Catalina, Arizona. Surrounded by the Santa Catalina Mountains, it is absolutely beautiful. I practice yoga in a room facing these mountains and feel, and appreciate, the distance from New York City. The facial and massage treatments are all given by very experienced therapists and aestheticians, and I always leave feeling relaxed, buffed, and ready to get back to work!”
For more information, visit www.miravalresorts.com.
To a true fragrance buff, spritzing one’s wrist with eau de cologne and lighting a few scented candles doesn’t constitute really knowing a perfume. Instead, the truly olfactorally obsessed go beyond these amateur trivialities to get to the heart of a fragrance, often tracing its ingredients to their sources and always staying on top of trends and breaking industry news. For these fanatics, er, loyalists, Givaudan presents, “Sniffapalooza.” On October 11, APOTHIA at Fred Segal on Melrose Avenue will play host to executives from Givaudan as well as a panel of fragrance designers and representatives from niche brands like L’Artisan Parfumeur, Serge Lutens, Comptoir Sud Pacifique, and Diptyque, for a day filled with presentations, shopping—and deluxe goody bags. With both a morning and full-day session option, attendees can expect informed conversation about emerging trends plus, for each trend discussed (spoiler alert: “Magical World: Rediscovering the truth, the marvel, the beauty and the bizarre of nature” is currently on the syllabus), Givaudan will create an exclusive fragrance with six limited-edition bottles available for purchase. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
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