The Beautiful Edit / FEATURES
THE BEAUTIFUL EDIT / BEAUTY BUYS
Earlier this week, Victoria Beckham released her second limited-edition makeup collection for Estée Lauder and—no surprise here—it's just as exquisite as the first one she launched in 2016. The sleek black and gold collection includes eye shadow quads, black eyeliners, highlighters, matte lipsticks and a gorgeous new shimmery balm called "Aura gloss" which was used backstage at Beckham's show this past week. Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder Fall 2017 Collection. Image courtesy of Estée Lauder Beat the Waitlist! What to buy from the new collection before it disappears. Notice how un-glittery this is? Morning Aura Illuminating Crème - a dewy highlighter that was part of her original launch last year. This gorgeous, glitter-free lotion melts instantly into skin, leaving it so naturally radiant and glowy you will look like you've just been airbrushed by an angel. Buy here Eye Foils - These shimmery metallic
With her latest scent from Ellis Brooklyn, RRose, New York Times beauty columnist Bee Shapiro appears to have finally captured the white whale of fragrance: a scent that is both fresh and natural yet nuanced and complex. The name, an homage to Marcel Duchamp’s female alter ego, Rrose Sélavy (a play on “Eros, C’est La Vie”) underscores its playful unpredictability. As a muse to Man Ray, Duchamp dressed up as an older woman, attempting to look young and beautiful. Working with famed perfumer Jerome Epinette of Byredo, Shapiro channeled the subversive spirit of Rrose Sélavy by flipping the olfactive script. “I thought, ‘let’s take rose, which is such a common note, and try to make it fresh and young and unpredictable.’’ The result: a fragrance that’s as intoxicating as it is unexpected. At first whiff, one can hardly even recognize rose, enveloped as it is in a luscious bouquet of
THE BEAUTIFUL EDIT / SPAS
Who doesn't want to celebrate national relaxation day in NYC? Over the years, I've traveled the country (and world) scouting spas as the Beauty Director of InStyle magazine and I can say from personal experience that NYC is home to many of the very best. When people ask me for a recommendation, my biggest challenge is choosing just one. Which is why I put together this list: a round up of my favorite spots in the city, for every type of experience and budget. Whether you're looking for a top notch facial for a girl's spa day or a luxurious couples massage to celebrate an upcoming wedding anniversary, you'll find exactly what you need on this list (including a few spots that won't blow your kid's tuition). One general piece of advice that applies to nearly all best spas in NYC: Book your treatment during the week (as opposed to
Good news for those who mourned the diasappearance of the Caudalie spa at The Plaza: The brand's newest spa on Madison Avenue has just opened—and it is gorgeous! This intimate, boutique-like space (which houses four treatment rooms) was modeled after the Parisian apartment of Caudalie founder Mathilde Thomas. I tried their signature 50-minute "grand facial" ($185) and swear it was a transformative experience (even for this acne-prone facial phobe). In addition to a deep cleanse, exfoliation, detoxifying mask, painless extraction and sculpting facial massage, the treatment included a hand, scalp and foot run that was so relaxing I nearly fell asleep on the table.
THE BEAUTIFUL EDIT / TRAVEL
With some of the most famed hotels, shops and restaurants in the world, Paris possesses a kind of magnetic charm that enchants even the most world weary traveler. But if you are traveling there for the first time with kids, it can be a little overwhelming. Which is why we compiled this list, our TBE Paris city guide, a short list of famous haunts and hidden gems that everyone in the family will enjoy. Bon voyage! TBE Picks: The Best Hotels in Paris Whether you are looking for a scene or a sanctuary, there's something here for everyone. Best luxury hotel: Le Meurice 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France Phone:+33 1 44 58 10 10 This palace hotel on the Right Bank offers pure luxury without an ounce of stuffiness. With a prime location close to the Louvre, the Rue Saint-Honoré shops and the lively promenades of the Tuileries Gardens,
Many destinations in the world inspire awe, but only a select few have the ability to capture your imagination long before and after you travel there. No one knows this better than our globe-trotting travel editor, Marett Taylor, who began her storied career in the travel industry at the age of 16 helping her mom, Anne Kent Taylor, guide self help guru Norman Vincent Peale on a safari in Kenya. In her role as VP of Sales for her family-run company Abercrombie & Kent, she has flown all over the world, touring the best hotels and exploring the most captivating places on earth. For her first article for The Beautiful Edit, she has chosen to highlight a few of her favorite places from every continent around the world. So read on, jot down some notes, and prepare to be transported. Provence In June and July, the lavender fields bloom right up to
THE BEAUTIFUL EDIT / BOOKS
Six years ago, Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, Jennifer Egan, wowed readers with A Visit From the Goon Squad, a radical novel brimming with inventiveness. Egan’s new work, Manhattan Beach, is equally as shocking, albeit, in a stunningly different—yet rewarding, way. A traditional, historical novel, Manhattan Beach's surprise lies in its beautiful simplicity. Set mainly in Brooklyn during World War II, the sweeping page-turner focuses on Anna Kerrigan, a young woman who works at the local Naval Yard.
Twenty years ago, Arundhati Roy gifted us with her celebrated debut novel, The God of Small Things. Thankfully, her highly anticipated follow-up, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, confirms that many of the best things in life are worth the wait. In fact, this richly complex story, set on the Indian subcontinent, reminds us precisely why Roy won the Booker Prize: She’s an exquisite storyteller who writes beautifully poetic prose. She also has a unique
Have you ever wondered whether you are the only woman in a complicated relationship? If so, HOURGLASS, an intimate memoir from best-selling writer, Dani Shapiro, will assuage your concerns. A refreshingly unguarded portrait of Shapiro’s own 18-year marriage, HOURGLASS is intensely personal yet wildly relatable. Shapiro meets M. at a cocktail party in New York City and falls deeply in love. After the pair exchange “I do’s” and move to rural Connecticut, however, time