beauty & fashion

La Fête : Pampering Before a Big Event


Places : Lushlife Nailworks, New York

If you have ever planned an event, you know that as fun as it is to pick out the letterpress invitations and taste-test all the decadent desserts, it can leave you in need of a little pampering before the big day, because being anything but perfectly relaxed and refreshed will not do when it comes time to greet your guests.

Places : Lushlife Nailworks, New York

Jane MacColla, the founder of Lushlife Nailworks & Sugaring, a hip new beauty bar in NYC, knows that being well-rested and at ease is just as important as everything going smoothly on the day of a much-anticipated event. Her salon is the exact type of escape we are looking for. According to Vogue, it is “a frenzyless hideaway for a quick polish swap (the New Yorker mani will have you in and out in under 30 minutes), and a calm intermission for tired feet (because it’s nice that flats are in favor this season, but it’s not like they do our walking for us).”

Places : Lushlife Nailworks, New York

The gorgeous spa has a calming, warm yet simple aesthetic (we love the custom handmade, reclaimed wood fixtures!) and is filled with lush green plants. It’s a perfect refuge from the hustle & bustle of city life. Scoring fans like Garance Dore, it has quickly become the salon of the moment in the fashion world. MacColla ensures that her clients don’t sacrifice glamour when making healthier and good-for-you choices. She offers non-toxic, 5-free polishes and soy polish removers as well as skin products handcrafted from clean, organic and food-grade ingredients that beautify and heal. She stresses what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it.

Places : Lushlife Nailworks, New York

So, be that girl who not only looks like she has it all together on the big day, but also feels like she has it all together because she pampered herself when she really needed it—and head to a beauty bar like Lushlife near you, before your next gala, soireé or fancy dinner made by you (for two).


Places : Lushlife Nailworks, New York

[images : vogue / sincerely jules / pinterest / rest by laily mesbah]

Laily Mesbah
Contributor, New York City

Laily lives in NYC and began contributing to This is Glamorous in 2011 - interviewing designers for a popular series called Favourite Five. Her background ranges from studying documentary photography at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan to founding Project Flora, a company that works with florists, event planners, and socially-conscious brides and grooms to resell flowers after events, donating a part of the proceeds to charity. She currently runs a digital media and marketing company servicing an array of clients, including Flower Girl NYC and Lushlife Nailworks. Her new column, La Fête, explores trends in the world of event design and planning.

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