On April 9th, 2016, I attended this Spring's ABC Carpet & Home Beauty Wellness Wisdom event at 888 Broadway at East 19th Street. Last month's all-day retreat included wellness talks, mini spa treatments, astrology, palm readings and master classes.
The morning consisted of a mini chakra meditation by Sarah Platt-Finger, co-founder of Ishta Yoga, a spring star forecast with spiritual astrologer Demitra Vassiliadis, a conversation with wellness entrepreneurs Leila Janah, Millana Snow, Marius Morariu, Annie Ryu and Indie Lee, followed by an experiential Kundalini workshop with Valerie Oula and an interactive exercise to unlock your awareness, break subconscious patterns and align with your intentions with reiki healer and SERENE co-founder Millana Snow.
This is definitely an event you want to arrive early to, if you plan on taking advantage of afternoon wellness and beauty treatments. Sign up sheets fill up very quickly with limited spots open! I didn't get there until the early afternoon, and by then there's wasn't one spot open. If you are lucky maybe you can find a canceled slot or get squeezed in toward the end of the event.
Check out highlights below from the afternoon spa & wellness experiences.
Mini-makeovers with RMS
Mini-manicures with JINsoon
3-step morning rituals with Nuori
Skin treatments with Grown Alchemist
Laxmi hand, face and neck massages
New products from Dr. Alkaitis include a new Organic Lip Treatment lip balm and Organic Ageless Facial Elixir that can be mixed with a toner or cream,
Reiki facials from Dr. Alkaitis
Argan glow mini-facials from Kahina
One-on-one consultations with Pratima
Intuitive home design with Elana Kilkenny
Master classes with Tata Harper takes you through Tata's 5-step skincare regimen: cleansers, essences, anti-aging serums, moisturizers and eye care, along with mask treatments, aromatherapy and body care, allowing you to apply a full facial on yourself.
Tata Harper products for the facial included The Nourishing Oil Cleanser, Purifying Cleanser, Concentrated Brightening Essence, Hydrating Floral Essence, Concentrated Brightening Serum, Elixir Vitae, Rebuilding Moisturizer, Replenishing Nutrient Complex, Restorative Eye Créme, Resurfacing Mask, Boosted Contouring Eye Mask, Aromatic Stress Treatment and Redefining Body Balm.
Hair consultations with Intelligent Nutrients
Sampling of Intellimune Oil mixed with Intellimune Antioxidant Super Seed Powder. Two servings of Intellimune Oil per day equals the same antioxidant power of 10 lbs of berries, plus omega 6 & 9 oils for healthy skin and hair.
Skin analysis and detox with Skinlabs
Clothes lab: upcycling with Titi Abiola
Mini-hand treatments from Red Flower
Mini-mindful sessions with Tina Chadda, MD
Flower arranging class with ABC Bloom
Dry styling by Yarok
Smoothie class with Candice Kumai
Raspberry Beauty Elixir is a beauty smoothie for anti-aging. Mix together low sugar coconut water, lavender, resveratrol, raspberries and spinach.
Some of Candice's recommendations including bee pollen, Omega-D3, probiotic powder, green tea powder, Biotin tablets and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica multi-vitamins
Lotus Wei flower readings
Lov Organic Tea
Rawpothecary cold pressed juices with low sugar and low calories
Dust tonics with Moon Juice
Moon Juice nuts and snacks
- Kim Weling