It’s 6:30 PM in the heart of NYC. Afternoon light filters through frosty pink mason jars, illuminating the cold-pressed “Waterloo” cocktail, a brilliant blend of watermelon water (sponsored by Wtr Mln Wtr), gin, lemon juice and a vibrant splash of Campari.
Flowers adorn natural grain wooden tables, pink and green Om Aroma & Co. goody bags are lined up in a neat row, and the hum of new friends fills the second floor of Darrow’s with a nearly palpable energy.
For those of you who joined us at the table for The #Beautyfood Gathering on Monday evening, this is a familiar remembrance. We gathered around as Savor Spa + Om Aroma & Co. founder and CEO Angela Jia Kim and expert eco-makeup artist Rebecca Casciano shared their Top 10 Beauty Lessons for a Gorgeous Glow.
For those of you who weren’t able to attend (but were certainly there in spirit!), we want to share our top 3 standout takeaways from this green, gorgeous & glow-y event!
#1: Be your own skin detective! Angela and Rebecca both spoke about the importance of a plant-based “clean” diet. The skin is a living organ (the largest of the body!) and is a direct reflection of internal health. There were vegan vixens, gluten-free babes, dairy-free darlings, and everyone in between around the table. The bottom line is to listen to your body, your personal triggers, and try to find the root causes for inflammation. Everyone’s sensitivities are different, but one thing’s for sure – we are all on this skin-health journey together!
#2: “Happy girls are the prettiest girls.” We love Audrey’s famous quote, and we are very interested in being pretty… pretty kind, pretty powerful, pretty compassionate, and pretty encouraging! If we happen to look great & glowing while doing so, bonus points! What sets your heart on fire? What are you passionate about? Angela challenged the group to declare a passion project and take one baby step each day in the direction of that dream. We extend this same question to you, too – What makes YOU glow?
#3: A quick skin remedy may be as close as your pantry. Rebecca spoke about the powerful benefits of raw honey, a powerhouse inside-out #beautyfood. We love savoring it melted into a warm cup of tea, blended into a smoothie, drizzled over morning oatmeal, or applied topically as an acne spot treatment. For even more skin-clearing benefits, try Om Aroma & Co. Manuka Honey Detox Masque, which contains papaya enzymes and healing herbs in addition to the highest quality manuka honey.
Stay tuned for our next #Beautyfood Gathering in the series! Meanwhile, enjoy these #beautyfood smoothies that double as DIY face masques, and join our community of “beauty foodies” by using hashtag #beautyfoodgathering whenever you are nourishing your glow ! Much love + gratitude to all of our amazing wellness sponsors and to Rachel Elkind for her splendid photography.