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Takara Belmont, West 56th Street, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

What a spot-on spot for a hair products launch...we thought-the nanosecond we walked into the elegant limestone building housing the salon equipment of leading design/manufacturer Takara Belmont..for a media preview of USDA certified organicIntelligent Nutrients PureLuxe Shampoo and Conditioner...styling products (all new to us)--- and a terrific-made from recycled materials- Original Paddle Brush (we know fab when our wet tresses gets brushed and there's a lack of ripped out hair strands).

Since the intro to the essential oils collection (we wrote about last month)---we knew to expect exotically scented products that are delicious smelling-made with pure essential oils-not some chemically derived facsimiles...

And on that aromatic note, we certainly thought that the lightly scented Purelux Harmonic Shampoo and Conditioner were just right.

We think about what we put on our skin/scalp much some same way that we think …

Aesthetic Plastic Surgry/Anti-Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Highlights

July 20, 2012
Conrad Hotel, NYC

For a few hours, we listened to an expert group of practicing physicians weigh in on various topics related to aesthetic medicine, anti-aging, lipo-facial rejuvenation (fat transfers) and the changing perception of what an aging face, revitalized, should (and should not)- look like...during a morning session of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgry/Anti-Aging Medicine Conference.

First for us- was listening to James Carraway, MD - Director, Aesthetic Skin Care Center in Virginia Beach,  VA. His remarks concerned the importance-i.e. dangers and benefits ---of hormone replacement therapies, good nutrition, a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise- and vitamin regimens -in keeping his middle aged patients (51-71) looking years younger-in addition to surgical and non-invasive procedures.

Next up was NY based Neil Sadick, MD of Sadick Dermatology...who gave an informative (and fast talking-there were time limits, after all)---talk on the next generation of cosmeceut…

Aesthetic Plastic Surgry/Anti-Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Media Breakfast

Renaissance Times Sq. Hotel/NYC

A panel of leading physicians---

Z. Paul Lorenc, M.D., F.A.C.S., Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Cheryl M. Burgess, M.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist, and Christine Hamori, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon-

...presented some very interesting info on key trends and clinical research developments on the latest in anti-aging medicine, non-invasive technologies (meaning not much in terms of down time, if any)- and aesthetic surgery---to a packed room of mostly journalists.

The 90 minute meet preceded the annual Aesthertic Plastic Surgry/Anti-Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Conference- that this year- took place in downtown Manhattan.

Moderated by Wendy Lewis...the breakfast started off with Dr. Lorenc discussing how "just the concept of (plastic) surgery' is  "old fashion" and an integrated approach of pre and post op treatments (like Hydrafacials ) and modalities (nd:YAG laser/Genesis by Cutera, Limelight IPL and radio…

The Wedding Salon NYC @ Capitale July 23rd, 2012

CAPITALE, 130 Bowery, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

It always amazes us that when we leave a Wedding Salon tradeshow event-there's a queue out the door, populated by brides-to-be (mostly)...waiting to get checked in.

The latest Big Apple edition took place off the bustling Canal Street and restaurant/lighting equipment stores on the LES side ---inside the glorious Standford White designed Beaux Arts structure, Capitale---a stand out building anywhere.

Packed ---even when we got there at 4:30PM...the venue had a crowd---they was buzzing...and genuinely checking out the table settings and other exhibitors...not just casually strolling through.

We are alw


IN OUR INBOX: (from Berlin...)

NIKE SPORTSWEAR: "THE LOOK OF SPORTS 'FALL 2012... is a lot of lifestyle collections packed into apparel and kickers- that are as functional as techy performance wear too--- in a lot of instances.Three sports serve as inspiration---running, football (the soccer kind), and basketball ---the later an inspired apparel take on the USA Olympic DREAM TEAM from 1992...

PLUS: loads of references to the heritage of NIKE itself...beginning with its own track and field/running past...

INFO: Delivery dates...etc...
. The Women's Collection from Nike Sportswear offers fleece, tees and wind runner silhouette is a selection of exceptional Key items that can be perfectly combined with each other.

WOMEN'S FOOTWEAR "LOOK OF RUNNING" (though we doubt you can really do serious track work in these...but running for the subway, yup)