Soon after arriving to New York City for my Day in the Life of a Glam Beauty Editor, I checked into my trendy room in the new boutique hotel, Hotel East Houston on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It was a rather small hotel, but full of the finest minimalist furnishings, with dark hardwood floors throughout complimented by a neutral color scheme.
The overall feel was trendy, yet comforting, all the same time. The bathroom was stocked with Bulgari products - oh, they smelled beautiful, and my bed was super comfy and helped me get much needed rest after my two super busy (and late night) days in the city. The service at the Hotel was impeccable. I was a bit afraid to venture out on my own as I had never been to the Lower East Side, but I did make it out for a few blocks to discover some great local bakeries and delicatessens. Yum.
After all my fellow beauty bloggers arrived, we met for a drink and made our way over to the ultra trendy and quite eclectic wd-50 restaurant, home of top chef Wylie Dufresne. We ate dinner in the wine cellar, where we were treated to delicacies of which I have never heard of before. (If you are a foodie who likes to experiment with food, this is the place for you.) The evening was put together by some of the best media specialists in the beauty and skin care industry, those of Rpr Marketing Communications. It was a delight to meet Jamie, of whom I had worked with in the past on some great projects (Neutrogena, RoC, Aveeno, Clean and Clear), Mora, and Cora, founder and president of the firm. I loved getting to know everyone at the table. We shared our favorite beauty products (which many of us had in common) and discussing where we thought the beauty blogging industry would be in the next year at this time. We also learned of some great beauty, especially anti-aging, innovations that will be out on the market soon. Thanks Rpr for a wonderful evening, and the beautiful Kenneth Jay Lane Flower Ring. I cannot wait to share all the info on the new products debuting soon.
Around midnight, I got in the car sent for us, with a few of the other girls and made my way back to the hotel to promplty hit the sack. I to wake up and be ready at 8:15 for Day Two. Stay tuned, as this was our jam packed day full of fun, beauty hot spots and beauty products galore.