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April 19 2014

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3 posts tagged "Cowshed Spa"

Self Kelp

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BLADDERWRACK (blad-der rak) / n. / 1. Fucus vesiculosus, a type of brown algae found in U.S. and European coastal regions with thick fronds that contain air pockets to help keep the plant afloat; / n. / 2. An often encapsulated dried powder made from algae, taken orally for thyroid problems, gastritis, and heartburn; / n. / 3. A supplemental source of iodine; / n. / 4. A kelp that, applied topically or taken orally, boosts metabolism, relieves inflammation, and balances lipids to combat obesity and cellulite, e.g., “After a rub-down with bladderwrack, you’ll feel more optimistic about bikini season.”

Cowshed’s Slender Cow Detoxifying Salt Scrub with Bladderwrack, $54.00, www.cowshedonline.com.

Photo:Courtesy of the Cowshed Spa

We Heart V-Day

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Whether or not you realize it (back-to-back shows and minimal sleep have a way of making it easy to lose track of time), today is Valentine’s Day. If you’re lucky enough to have the time and energy to celebrate the holiday, we’ve compiled a short list of treats to get you primped for tonight. Rolling solo this year? Not to worry. The Soho House’s Cowshed spa has a little something in store for you and your girlfriends; its package of pampering and indulgence is strictly no-boys-allowed.



The Perfume: Agent Provocateur L’Agent

Whether you want to seduce your live-in boyfriend or woo that bearded waiter you’ve been stalking from afar, this intoxicating floral blend of tuberose and jasmine mixed with warm and spicy notes like patchouli, amber, black incense, and musk should do the trick.

Agent Provocateur L’Agent Eau de Parfum, $85, www.agentprovocateur.com.

The Pout Perfector: NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover

Drawing attention to your mouth is never a bad thing on February 14. NARS’ new Velvet Gloss Pencil in New Lover imparts mouths with a creamy shade of warm red and provides long-lasting wear to get you through an entire romantic dinner—and whatever comes next. If you’re local, you should pick one up at the brand’s new Bleecker Street boutique, where the films on François Nars’ personal Netflix queue are available for purchase—including the erotic thriller Belle de Jour. The famed face painter calls it a “must-see.”

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover, $24, www.barneys.com.

The Festive Compact: Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow

Sure, a heart-embossed powder may seem a bit gratuitous today, but this one is infused with a violet scent said to cause “elation” and plant extracts shown to “evoke happiness,” and on top of that, it leaves skin with a rosy glow. Think of it as a triple-threat purchase, no matter what your Facebook relationship status says.

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush, $11.99, www.ulta.com.

The Polish for Lovers: Priti Bunch of Roses Polish Set

The fact that no one cared to send you a dozen roses today stings a little less when you have ten pretty rose-colored fingers to stare at. Priti’s natural nail lacquer set comes in four shades ranging from pale pink to ruby red.

Priti Bunch of Roses Polish Set, $37.50, www.pritinyc.com.

The Couples Therapy: Caudalie Spa’s Lessons in Love

What’s better than giving your loved one a sensual massage? Getting a lesson so you actually know what you’re doing. Caudalie’s massage therapist will instruct you and your partner in the ways of deep tissue pressure. Sure, having a third party in the room during this kind of intimate experience could get weird. That’s where the on-site sommelier comes in.

Caudalie Vinothérapie Lessons in Love, $425 for 90 minutes, www.caudalie-usa.com.

The Singles’ Night: Cowshed’s Pretty Party

Feeling anti-V-day this year? Gathering up your girlfriends and heading over to the Soho House’s spa for this women-only party is a great way to give the chocolates-and-flowers establishment the finger. The pampering package includes a night of treatments, dinner, and drinks—all of which are blissfully man-free.

Cowshed Pretty Party; for more information, visit www.cowshedonline.com.

Photo: Courtesy Agent Provocateur; NARS Cosmetics; Physicians’ Formula

We’ll Have Our Mani Poolside, Thanks

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Yeah, you know that roof pool. It’s the roof pool you may have been to for a fashion party a few summers back; the pool that you know glistens above you on Ninth Avenue when you’re trudging through the Meatpacking District on a 90-degree July day; the pool you’ve vowed to return to if only to lie down on one of the plush lounge chairs on its deck and exhale, knowing that you’ve made it. While some may say its heyday has passed, New York’s Soho House still holds a unique appeal to us, mostly because of its legendary wait list (we always want what we can’t have) and its exclusive aquamarine waters. Beginning this week, the members-only destination becomes even more desirable in our book as it starts offering poolside services from its Cowshed spa. Now you’ll be able to get a polish change, scalp massage, or back massage and foot treatment while you bask in the sun—and the entire city sweats it out beneath you. That is, of course, if you can secure access, which still requires a nomination by two current members. (Word on the street, however, is that the hotel/club is “always looking to grow its creative community.”) For further inquiries, call (212) 627-9800.

Photo: Courtesy of the Soho House