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Live From New York: FGI Honors Rising Stars

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: March 5, 2008, from the March 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.

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LATHER Spa Launches Product and Service in NYC
With four LATHER retail stores, a full-service spa on East 57th St. in New York City, a hotel amenity business and an on-board partnership with Delta Air Lines, LATHER has established itself as a spa and retail business with a difference. Founded by California-based entrepreneur Emilie Davidson Hoyt in 1999, the spa and product collection, grew out of a passion for skin care and aromatherapy to now feature a wide range of products and services based on a holistic approach to skin care focused on natural ingredients, essential oils and aromatherapy.

On Jan. 30, LATHER invited editors to sample its newest therapeutic treatment, The LATHER Spa Bamboo and Hot Stone Pedicure—featuring the healing benefits of aroma stone massage, the brand’s signature scrubs and moisturizers and its latest launch, Bamboo Lemongrass Body Crème.

The treatment began with a rose-petal strewn footbath filled with Bamboo Crème Body Wash to cleanse and soften, followed by a Eucalyptus Foot Scrub with Pumice, Lavender & Eucalyptus Foot Crème and exfoliation with Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Scrub—containing sea algae extracts, almond proteins and essential oils. Smooth black aroma stones bathed in warm water then warm the feet and toes, which are wrapped in a cocoon of terry cloth. Larger stones are used to massage the legs and soothe away stress, and Bamboo Lemongrass Body Crème is applied in tandem with the massage therapy. Polish is applied at the conclusion of the luxury treatment. The treatment is offered exclusively at LATHER Spa.

LATHER, which does not animal-test any of its products, works to maintain a holistic vision through environmental initiatives and the sourcing of natural ingredients. Each location offers a Custom-Blending Bar, with a selection of over 20 essential oils, where guests may custom blend their own bath and shower products. More information is available at www.latherspa.com.

Eau de Protection at Bendel
Rossy de Palma, an acclaimed Spanish actress and singer, launched her fragrance, Eau de Protection, at Henri Bendel in
New York City, on Jan. 23, 2008.