Beauty

Inspired by Nature

Elevating Body, Mind & Soul with Wine Country Botanicals Venture through California wine country in the spring and summer and you’ll find yourself surrounded by stunningly vivid fields of lavender, groves of…

Aubrey About Town

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus When I was asked to write about my happenings “about town,” naturally, I had to begin with my favorite San Francisco daytime haunt, the Rotunda at Neiman…

Face Care: Online Help for Melasma And More

With co-founders Rob Bradshaw, Ethan Gui, and Carrie Jiao, Silicon Valley-based Jack Jia, a former software entrepreneur, started Musely as a community where people could come together to share their personal beauty, lifestyle, and skincare tips and tricks.…

Be Transformed: Spa to Immerse in Sense of Place

Before breakfast in a rustic chalet amid pine trees in Bavaria’s Ammergau Alps, I ease tentatively into a huge, vintage soaking tub. Not filled with water, it brims with decomposed organic matter, a hot, gooey muck…

Hair Talk: Pandemic Hair Loss Is a Thing

“The pandemic, with its stress factors, has been hard on hair,” says Kevin Murphy, an Australian-born hairdresser and founder of his eponymous hair care empire. Hairdressers have had their hands full. As salons reopened, many locked-away…

DAY TO BREATHE – THE RETREAT: SF

Shifting Hearts, Minds and Spirits, One Leader at a Time    Just steps away from San Francisco’s iconic Land’s End Trail and its beautiful labyrinth, the sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge,…

Taking Beauty Home: Prolong the adventure with these products

It’s sounds weird, but maybe you’ll relate: I’ve always loved hotel stuff. As a little kid, the first thing I would do when staying at a hotel (or even a motel) was to rush into the room,…

Wellness from the Source: Indigenous healing around the globe

As every gardener knows, a tomato plucked from her own vine trumps the same fruit grown somewhere else. Likewise, wellness centers that summon their surroundings not only connect their guests to the locale,…

About Face

Surgeons David Lieberman and Sachin Parikh make Silicon Valley Zoom-ready Drs. David Lieberman And Sachin Parikh run L&P Aesthetics, a medical spa, clinic, and surgical center in downtown Palo Alto. They also…

McEvoy Ranch Launches CBD-Based ODE Oasis

Joining the CBD revolution, McEvoy Ranch, the award-winning maker of estate olive oils, small lot wines, and natural beauty products, has launched a new line of premium CBD items that promote a…

Masculine Mug Care: Skincare Gets Macho with MadeMen

Enter MadeMan, an ingenious skincare line, devoted to simplifying the process with a simple two-step program. Let’s face it. When it comes to skin care and beauty, men have too long been…

A Creative Life: Jonathan Rachman Talks Fashion and Design

A multi-hyphened creative, interior designer, event planner to the elite, renowned dapper dresser, owner of Jonathan Rachman Designs, and maven of style and grace, Rachman now adds author to his repertoire with…

LIVING ART

A Fusion of Modern Luxury and Time-Honored, Handcrafted Tradition from Chile  American interior designer Nate Berkus has said that “your home should tell a story of who you are and be a collection of what you love.” If there was ever…

Greek Effect: This Online Shop Brings the Flea Market to You

Extraordinary things happen around Andria Mitsakos. Extraordinary things happen around Andria Mitsakos. Take that time two years ago when we were preparing to head together to the canny island of Paros in…

A Healing Sanctuary for Serenity Seekers: Redmint

Overworked, overtired, and suffering from low energy, mood swings, and various aches and pains, Helina Fan sought relief. The Western medicine remedies prescribed to the young mom and business entrepreneur included heavily-dosed…

Jacob Vilató: A Picasso Progeny Forges His Own Artistic Path

With an artistry and passion undoubtedly shaped and influenced by his great uncle Pablo Picasso, Jacob Vilató is finding creative success on his own terms. Jacob Vilató never knew his great uncle…