Mini Perfume Bottle Project at Osswald NYC

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If you’ve ever visited the Osswald boutique in New York (you can read my review of it here!), you must have noticed the wall display of hundreds of mini perfume bottles. It’s a unique and fascinating installation.

Osswald is currently sourcing new mini bottles for its display and is inviting its customers to contribute. Here is the official information (thanks to my friend Josie, who is a member of the Osswald NYC team)…

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“Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power” at The Jewish Museum

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Helena Rubinstein’s birthdate was December 25, 1872, so I thought I’d share this vintage advertisement (featuring Madame Rubinstein herself!) and a reminder that the Jewish Museum’s exhibition about Rubinstein continues through March 22. I highly recommend it—it gives a detailed and lively look at the career of this one-of-a-kind cosmetics entrepreneur, art collector, and philanthropist. You can read more of my thoughts on the exhibition here, at Biography.com.

For more information about the show, visit the Jewish Museum’s website.

Image via the Jewish Museum.

Grand Opening of 942 Summit, Jersey City: Tea! Gluten-Free Desserts! Natural Bath & Body Products!

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Sorry about all those exclamation points… I’m just a little (well, a lot!) excited about a new business venture that has opened in Jersey City, New Jersey, where I happen to live. Jersey City lies directly across the river from Manhattan, and I love our section of town for its (relative) affordability, its diversity, its neighborhood feeling, and its total lack of pretense. All the same, I sometimes wish I could shop locally for “green” toiletries and healthy artisanal foods, rather than bringing them home from Manhattan.

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Barneys Beauty Event, September 2014 — with photo

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It’s that time of year again: Barneys is holding its semi-annual “bag event,” when you can receive a “gift with purchase” with your purchase of fragrance or beauty products.

Here’s the official information for the Fall 2014 event…

September 10th-14th:
With your purchase/preorder of $200 and up, you get this bag including the items (full and deluxe) shown below.

Click through for a photo of the gift bag’s contents:

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