Weddings Done Well: Get Fit for the Big Day

We know looking and feeling your best on your wedding day is mandatory. So in search of a simple, equipment-free workout, we partnered with one of the most disruptive trainers on the Dallas fitness scene, Crystal Pollard – Mindset Coach and Leader of A Tribe Called Sprinters – to take us through four exercises that will have you and your significant other ready in no time.

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AMRAP – “As Many Rounds As Possible.” You will do six reps of each exercise (per side for the first three). Once you make it through all four exercises, you have completed one round. This process should continue for 10 minutes. Your challenge is to complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes. While this can be done by yourself, it’s so much more fun to grab that special someone and challenge one another to see who can complete the most rounds in 10 minutes. But always remember – quality over quantity.

1. Kick Throughs (Controlled)

Kick Throughs (Controlled): targets total body with extra focus on core and shoulders.

  1. Begin in a plank position making sure your shoulders and wrists are in line and your body is in a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles.
  2. Slowly walk your feet up until your knees line up under your hips. Pick up your left arm and your right foot to create clearance.
  3. Drive your right heel out to the 9 o’clock position. Your left heel must remain in contact with the ground, hips tall, glutes tights and shoulders packed.
  4. Return back to the start position and repeat on the other side.

2. Plyo Split Jumps (Arms Overhead)

Plyo Split Jumps: targets total body, with extra focus on hips, glutes and quads.

  1. Begin in a split lunge position with the right foot forward the left foot back, keeping 80% of your weight on the front leg and 20% on the back.
  2. Jump upward and reposition your legs while in the air, landing with your feet in the opposite positions.
  3. As soon as your feet land, repeat the action alternating the feet.
  4. For an extra balance and core challenge, lift your arms overhead.

3. Two-Point Lunge with RDL (Romanian Deadlift)

Two-Point Lunge with RDL (Romanian Deadlift): targets

Two-Point Lunge with RDL (Romanian Deadlift): targets hamstrings and glutes.

  1. Begin with both feet together.
  2. Take a large and controlled step backward with your left foot. Lower your hips so your front right leg is parallel to the floor with your right knee directly over your ankle. Your left knee should be bent at a 90-degree angle, pointing toward the floor with your left heel lifted. Return to standing by pressing your right heel into the floor and brining your left leg forward back to the starting position.
  3. Slightly bend your right knee and hinge forward from the waist while pushing your hips back and driving your left heel back.
  4. Drive your right foot into the ground and use your right glute and hamstring to pull you back to the standing start position. Be sure to keep a neutral spine and your core tight. Alternate legs.

4. Lying Leg Raises

Lying Leg Raises: targets core.

  1. Lie on your back. Keep your lower back in contact with the floor and bring both legs to 90 degrees so they are in line with your hips.
  2. Straighten your legs in line with your hips as much as possible, squeezing feet and legs together. Place your arms out wide to your side for support.
  3. Keeping your legs straight and lower back flat and controlled, slowly lower your legs to the ground – only going as low as you can without arching your back.
  4. Once you reach this point, squeeze your abs and bring your legs straight up back to hips.

About Pollard 

0616Crystal-Pollard-Headshot1 Pollard holds a BSBA degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and has built quite an impressive resume to date thanks to her 20+ years in the sports and fitness industry– Nike Trainer, Equinox Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, USA Track and Field Certified Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Onnit Academy Certified Foundations Trainer, Kettlebell Level Two Coach, Bandier and Vimmia Brand Ambassador and Alumni Lululemon Ambassador. Beyond her work as a trainer, Pollard sets herself apart as a visionary in the fitness field, with her heart firmly planted in her work but her eyes and soul always fixed on the next great way to make a community of fit, happy and healthy people.

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Get to Know…Bandier

BandierExterior Last November, Bandier, the cult favorite fitness boutique, opened its first location outside of New York at Highland Park Village.

Bandier celebrates the intersections of “FASHION, FITNESS and MUSIC.” All of which stay true to CEO and founder Jennifer Bandier’s pop culture and music background from her days working with popular 90’s girl group TLC and many others.  

The boutique offers an assortment of high performance, fashion-forward activewear for women who want to look stylish before, during and after their workout.

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Just a few styles that are perfect for post workout activities. Varley Rennie Top, $90 and Beyond Yoga Double Mesh Capri Legging, $93 available at Bandier.

Currently, Bandier maintains a presence with four U.S. stores as well as a booming global eCommerce business that features over 50 established and up-and-coming fitness brands. Bandier carries a number of exclusives and collaborations from brands like Monday Active, The Transience,  Mackage and APL –  a cool sneaker brand whose only Texas retailer is Bandier at Highland Park Village. 

The Transience Leather Wristlet, $92; Mackage Norma Parka Jacket, $350; The Transience Spacer Mesh Gym Bag, $240; APL Techloom Phantom Sneaker, $165. All exclusive to Bandier.

Most recently, Bandier partnered with luxury fashion house Cushnie et Ochs to launch a 10 piece capsule collection. The pieces are inspired by the Cushnie et Ochs aesthetic and feature laser cut pieces in body contouring silhouettes.

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From the Bandier x Cushnie et Ochs Collection, Aurora Bra, $148; Rhea Legging, $215; Iris Crop Top, $155; Maia Legging, $215; Vesta Tank, $155.

Bandier took a queue from Studio B, the gym located within their Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, and offered a variety of complimentary workout classes during Highland Park Village’s inaugural Beauty Event in late April.

The brand also publishes a lifestyle blog, B-Line, that details workout routines, interviews with designers and fitness tastemakers and even playlist recommendations from their brand ambassadors, the #BandierGirls.

Pop into the Bandier store Monday – Saturday between 10am and 6pm or Sundays between 12pm and 5pm to grab some stylish pieces good for the gym or leisure.

Interior of the Bandier store at Highland Park Village.

Interior of the Bandier store at Highland Park Village.

BANDIER

8A Highland Park Village

Dallas, TX 75205

214-559-9124

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Everything but the Workout : The Stylish Guide to Getting Workout Ready

Before you can tackle any workout, you’ve got to look the part. We’ve selected our favorite pieces to help get you ready.

From left to right: Varley Strand Black Technical Tee and Pico Mercury Capri, $65 and $100 at Bandier; Dior Créme de Rose Lip Balm, $28; Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Créme, $20; Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion, $29; Klorane Make-Up Remover Wipes, $13 at Blue Mercury; Stella McCartney for Adidas Sneakers, $160.

  • Varley Strand Black Technical Tee and Pico Mercury Capri: Keep cool and look ultra chic with a mesh paneled top and comfy capris that feature a foldable compression waistband. $65 and $100 at Bandier.
  • Stella McCartney for Adidas Sneakers: These bright sneaks are sure to put some pep in your step, $160.
  • Klorane Make-Up Remover Wipes: These no-rinse, fragrance-free wipes are perfect for removing all traces of makeup. Major plus – they’re hypoallergenic and alcohol free, making them ideal for sensitive skin. $13 at Blue Mercury.
  • Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion: If your skin is on the drier side, apply this oil-free lotion after cleansing to minimize pores and moisturize without leaving behind a shiny residue, $29.
  • Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Créme: Tame your fly-aways and whip your hair into ponytail or top knot using this lightweight glossing cream, $20.
  • Dior Créme de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm: Finish your look with soft, conditioned lips using this moisturizing balm made from rose oil extracts, $28.

 

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Weddings Done Well: Travel

We’re kicking off our Weddings Done Well series with what’s arguably one of the most exciting parts of planning nuptials – the trips! We’ve rounded up our top picks for bachelor and bachelorette parties, a destination wedding and what’s sure to be a well-deserved honeymoon –  because even though you may spend countless hours crossing to-dos off your list, there is fun to be had.

BACHELORETTE PARTY : Seattle, WA

The Space Needle Observation tower lights up the night in the Seattle skyline.

The Space Needle Observation tower lights up the night in the Seattle skyline.

Seattle gets a gloomy reputation for its wet weather (rainy season peaks between October – April), but the comfortable daytime temperatures and mild summer evenings make it a great place to explore with the girls during the drier months. Visit a winery within city limits or just 20 miles northeast in Woodinville, where the largest concentration of them can be found. Follow it up with a tasting tour of locally brewed coffees or a visit to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. For a little history, check out Pike’s Place, the country’s oldest indoor market, the Experience Music Project Museum, which is dedicated to pop culture, or the famed Space Needle. For a more outdoorsy group, visit the beaches along Lake Washington, take a hike in a local park, grab tickets for a whale watching excursion or relax in Olympic Sculpture Park.

Pick up an Alexander McQueen scarf for the cool Seattle nights. Easy to pack or perfect to wear on the plane, $385.

Pick up an Alexander McQueen scarf for the cool Seattle nights. Easy to pack or perfect to wear on the plane, $385.

BACHELOR PARTY : Denver, CO

The Denver skyline in front of the Rocky Mountains.

The Denver skyline in front of the Rocky Mountains.

Home to Super Bowl 50 champions, the Denver Broncos, the mile high city also boasts an additional 6 professional sports teams – so no matter the season, you and the boys can watch some of the best players in action on the court, field or rink.  Coors and a smattering of local and large scale brewers call Denver and the surrounding cities home, so visit during the fall for The Great American Beer Festival or throughout the year to tour and taste straight from the producers. For the foodies in your group,  check out The Source, an artisan food market. For a little outdoor fun,  kayak in a local park or take a short trip outside of city limits for white water rafting, skiing or hiking.

 

Up your carry on game with an upgraded backpack. Trimmed in leather with a compartment big enough for shoes, it’s both stylish and practical. Ermenegildo Zegna, $650.

Up your carry on game with an upgraded backpack. Trimmed in leather with a compartment big enough for shoes, it’s both stylish and practical. Ermenegildo Zegna, $650.

DESTINATION WEDDING : San Diego, CA

The San Ysidro Mountains just east of downtown San Diego in the Anza-Borrego State Park Desert.

The San Ysidro Mountains just east of downtown San Diego in the Anza-Borrego State Park Desert.

Mild, sunny days, low annual precipitation and the mountainous and beach landscapes make San Diego an ideal place for an outdoor, destination wedding. More affordable than its Los Angeles neighbor, guests can keep themselves entertained with family friendly local activities including the museums in Old Town, special experiences like breakfast with Koalas at the 100 acre San Diego Zoo or dining and shopping along the Seaport Village Waterfront.

Soak up the sun without a worry. La Roche-Posay Anthelio Clear Skin SPF is light and water resistant - perfect for you and your guests when braving the southern California Sun. La Roche-Posay SPF 60, available at Blue Mercury, $20.

Soak up the sun without a worry. La Roche-Posay Anthelio Clear Skin SPF is light and water resistant – perfect for you and your guests when braving the southern California Sun. La Roche-Posay SPF 60, available at Blue Mercury, $20.

HONEYMOON : Iceland

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One of the many waterfalls in south Iceland.

For a truly one of a kind trip, consider Iceland. Make the most of your time by taking advantage of the long periods of summer sunlight. Attending music, art and food festivals, horseback riding, hiking in the diverse terrain, whale watching and bathing on black sand beaches or inside the hot springs and geothermal spas are just a few ways to explore this unique destination. Year round, adventurous travelers can visit the many parks, waterfalls and geysers.

If the low winter temps don’t scare you off, opt for December – February when seeing the Northern Lights is almost guaranteed. You can also enjoy skiing, glacier climbing and snowshoeing. If you find yourself in need of a nature break, check out Reykjavik, the country’s capital which boasts a vibrant nightlife scene and museums.

His and her sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection will come in handy during the consistent daylight from mid-May to mid-August. Sheldrake Plus and Benedict by Oliver Peoples, available at Peepers, $335 - $450.

His and her sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection will come in handy during the consistent daylight from mid-May to mid-August. Sheldrake Plus and Benedict by Oliver Peoples, available at Peepers, $335 – $450.

Travel Tips:

  • Plan Ahead: Give ample notice to all prospective attendees. For weddings specifically, etiquette maven Emily Posts recommends save the dates should be sent immediately after confirming a venue and invitations 2-3 months out from the big day.
  • Designate Responsibilities: Lean on your most organized friend to lead the charge for bachelor and bachelorette hotels, activities and bookings – you’ve got a wedding to plan! For a destination wedding, lean on the venue concierge or a wedding planner with local experience to get things done smoothly. For the honeymoon, share the weight with your partner and make sure you’re on the same page regarding your activity to relaxing ratio for a truly blissful trip.
  • Don’t Stress: Relax and enjoy! If you’re taking the time to travel, make sure to soak up your surroundings and relish in your company; and remember – even Prince William and Kate Middleton delayed their honeymoon ensuring it happened at a time that was best for them.
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Get to Know…MARKET

The perfect blend of jewelry, clothing, accessories and home décor occupy MARKET's space.

The perfect blend of jewelry, clothing, accessories and home décor occupy MARKET’s carefully curated space.

Situated right below the Village Barbershop and next to the soon-to-open Honor Bar sits MARKET, the chic, local boutique from Highland Park Village co-owner Elisa Summers.

Inside you’ll find an oasis filled with the very best offerings of clothing, accessories, jewelry, home decor and gifts for the stylish Dallas woman. Summers created the newly opened concept with the help of LeeAnn Sauter, who is known for her work creating luxury boutiques at five-star hotels around the globe. The space is well decorated and welcoming, with an eclectic mix of comfy seating and floral papered walls that make it feel as if you’re shopping a well-traveled friend’s personal collections instead of a typical retail store. 

Shoe and accessory nook inside MARKET.

Shoe and accessory nook inside MARKET.

 

Comfy chairs and colorful touches fill the interior of Market.

Comfy chairs and colorful touches fill the interior of MARKET.

The assortment in MARKET is heavily influenced by the travels, style and taste of Summers and Sauter. A mix of international and local goods perfect for evenings out, days on faraway beaches or easy pieces for day-to-day life fill the fixtures. Shop everything from fine jewelry by Hoorsenbuhs,  great jeans by Baldwin Denim and beautiful dresses by Prabal Gurung. There’s even a display dedicated to the sweets from gourmet candy line Sugarfina, for that little jolt of shopping energy.

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In the six months since MARKET first opened, it’s quickly becoming known for its popular trunk shows, pop-up shops and in-store events. Since opening, the boutique has welcomed more than 15 designers and tastemakers, including Tory Burch and her athleisure wear line – Tory Sport, Texas based jewelry designer Nak Armstrong and interior designer and author Jeffrey Marks.

MARKET's Elisa Summers (left) with Texas based Jewelry Designer, Nak Armstrong, during a trunk show featuring Armstrong's latest collection.

MARKET’s Elisa Summers (left) with Texas based Jewelry Designer, Nak Armstrong, during a trunk show featuring Armstrong’s latest collection.

Beginning Tuesday, May 3, through Tuesday, June 7, MARKET will feature a pop-up shop for Draper James, the Nashville-based lifestyle boutique by actress Reese Witherspoon, that plans to open its own storefront within the Village later this fall.  

MARKET puts their busy event calendar to use and seizes opportunities to give. Most recently, in honor of Earth Day, the store partnered with jewelry designer and animal lover, Kimberly McDonald, to donate a percentage of her line’s sales to PAWS, the Performing Animals Welfare Society.

For information on upcoming trunk shows and events, sign up for MARKET’s email list at markethighlandpark.com or stop by the store Monday – Saturday between 10am and 6pm or Sundays between 12pm and 5pm.

MARKET

26B Highland Park Village

Dallas, TX 75205

214-945-2571

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Summer Travel Essentials

Summer is the ultimate season of travel, and no matter the destination everyone has noteworthy essentials to help tackle their trip with ease. We connected with some of our friends around the Village to find out where this summer is taking them and what things have to come along.   

Becky Bowen – Personal Shopper, Personal Shopping Salon

Destination: New York City, New York

Celine shoulder bag; Dior sunglasses; YSL espadrille, $445.

Celine shoulder bag; Dior sunglasses; YSL espadrille, $445.

  1. Celine White Shoulder Bag: “This summer I’m not leaving home without my Celine white classic bag. It’s so chic and functional!”
  2. Dior Silver and Gold Sunglasses: “A fashion statement sunglass is a must. These mirrored aviator are the perfect fashion sunnies  for drinks on a patio.”
  3. Saint Laurent Denim Espadrille: “With all the walking you do in NY a stylish and comfy pair of flats is a must! These denim espadrilles are not only a great neutral for any outfit but just presh and comfy.”

Kaylee Higginbotham – Co-owner, Molto Formaggio

Destination: Italy

Frederic Fekkai dry shampoo, $20; Amazon Kindle, $120; Jimmy Choo wedge, $450.

Frederic Fekkai dry shampoo, $20; Amazon Kindle, $120; Jimmy Choo wedge, $450.

  1. Frederic Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo: “Whoever invented dry shampoo should be given a medal.  I am especially grateful for it when traveling abroad so I can just wake up in the morning and go.”
  2. Amazon Kindle: “I love to read and always have a book that I’m reading.  Lately, since I’ve taken over Molto Formaggio, I’m doing a lot of wine and cheese reading to stay on top of trends and constantly be learning.”
  3. Jimmy Choo Nude Wedge: “Italy has nothing but cobblestone streets and I’ve wobbled or had my heels get stuck more times than I can count.  A nude wedge goes with everything and a wedge heel is more practical than pumps for walking around.  And there is a lot of walking.”

Alexandria Hansen — Bandier Girl, Bandier

Destination: Mazatlán, Mexico

Koral Alliance Versatility bra, $135; Oribe Apres beach spray, $39; Krewe Du Optic St. Louis sunglasses, $235.

  1. Koral Alliance Versatility Bra:  “The fun thing about this is that it doubles as a bikini top!”
  2. Oribe Apres Beach Spray: “This is seriously the best sea salt spray I have ever used, it makes my hair wavy and texturized without feeling crunchy.”
  3. Krewe Du Optic St. Louis Sunglasses: “They’re unique with a great vintage feel, well-made, and I always get compliments when I wear them.”

Stop by the Village today to pick up all your summer travel essentials. And if you’re already packed full schedule just can’t find the time, our Personal Shopping team can take care of it all for you when you email Liz Thrash at liz@hpvillage.com or call 214-272-4894.

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Stella Loves HP Village

(Left) The ferris wheel and carnival light up the sky outside the Stella McCartney store. (Right) The night's hosts, Heather Washburne, Elisa Summers and Nasiba Adilova Mackie, pictured with designer Stella McCartney at center right.

(Left) The Ferris wheel and carnival light up the sky outside the Stella McCartney store. (Right) The night’s hosts, Heather Washburne, Elisa Summers and Nasiba Adilova Mackie, pictured with designer Stella McCartney at center right.

This Tuesday, Highland Park Village was transformed into a magical carnival filled with the sounds of giddy children snacking on cotton candy, a hometown band and the twinkle of lights from an adorned Ferris wheel. Co-hosts Nasiba Adilova Mackie, Heather Washburne and Elisa Summers hosted designer, Stella McCartney and guests of all ages for a night to remember.

A mother-daughter duo collect their Stella McCartney Kids winnings after participating in carnival games.

Guests were rewarded with some of Stella’s favorite things after participating in carnival games.

Dallas-based band, Loyal Sally, entertained with live music as carnival goers enjoyed vegan friendly snacks and sliders, elixirs, spirits and treats from Soulgood, Don Julio, Royal Blue Grocery and more.

Local band, Loyal Sally, entertains the crowd.

Local band, Loyal Sally, entertains the crowd.

Vegan sliders were among the treats served throughout the evening.

Soulgood vegan sliders were among the treats served throughout the evening.

Stella McCartney not only brought the fun to the Lone Star State, but she also unveiled her new Rainbow Pop Falabella Handbag Collection. We got a chance to catch up with the designer about that and then some.

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Limited Edition Rainbow Pop Falabella Bag Collection and Phone Cases.

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE: Each color within the Rainbow Pop Falabella Collection represents a personality trait – Mist for calmness, Bluebird for confidence, Bright Purple for fun, Hot Pink for friendship, Cherry for love, Orange for playfulness and Golden Syrup for joy. Which color’s personality trait resonates with you the most?
STELLA MCCARTNEY: You know, they all individually come together collectively and I identify with each one of them in some way. 

HPV: Your Falabella bag is so iconic – why do you feel this particular piece resonates so well with people?
SM: I think the design really captures all different sides of women. There is a timeless element to it. It’s very chic and the sloppiness of it is quite emotional and effortless. And at the same time it has the chain detail that has a hardness to it and an edge. I just find it has every little part of all of us.

HPV: How do your day to day experiences as a mother influence your designs for your children’s line?
SM: I think in the beginning it was very much that having kids you realize they grow out of clothes really quickly, they trash stuff really quickly and you want it to be their personality. I think there’s a stage happening at the moment where parents are dressing their children as a reflection of their own ego a lot of the times. So for me, I want kids to be able to love it, wear it, throw it in the washing machine and have it be a reasonable price point. I also want it to be something that is alive and cool, yet still kind of precious.

HPV: You are known for your collections being fur-free and leather-free. Why do you think you are one of the only luxury designers focused on building a sustainable and eco-friendly brand.
SM: This is my biggest challenge every single day when I go to work. To approach luxury fashion in this kind of way is unheard of, so it’s still very new, sadly. I work hard to do the best I can in making it not look like it’s a non-leather bag or shoe but it is very challenging. It’s very important to me personally so it’s how I’m going to always approach the business.

HPV: Being that you are visiting Dallas, what do you enjoy most about seeing your brand reflected in the Dallas lifestyle?
SM: For me, it’s always fun to see the variety – the different ages, backgrounds and sizes – and then to see the different collections and seasons come together on women that really enjoy the clothes. That’s really all I want.

 

Models in the Spring 2016 Stella McCartney ready-to-wear collection.

Models in the Stella McCartney Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection.

 

All images courtesy of Dana Drensky.

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What to Wear to the 2016 Dallas Art Fair

Dallas Art Fair  is just under a week away and we’re already thinking about what to wear and looking forward to catching a sneak peek of this year’s exhibitors – who range from the local Talley Dunn Gallery, to Carbon 12 from Dubai – at the 2016 Preview Gala.

Let the graphic works of Bernhard Buhmann and the whimsy florals in Sebastiann Bremer’s pieces inspire your look for the Dallas Art Fair season. Opt for this chic  Alexander McQueen sleeveless, leather dress for a cocktail appropriate feel.

Pair it with a chain metal Tom Ford shoulder bag and strappy, studded Christian Louboutin sandals for a little edge. Top off the look with the new Dior Set earrings, which can be worn separately in each ear or together as a single statement piece.

For more info on this year’s event, which kicks off next Thursday, April 14th, and to see a full list of the exhibitors, visit DallasArtFair.com.

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Get to Know…Kiehl’s

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Kiehl’s at Highland Park Village.

Just ahead of Earth Day (April 22nd) we take time to learn about American cosmetics company, Kiehl’s, and their latest charity efforts surrounding recycling.

The first iteration of Kiehl’s opened as a small pharmacy in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. Currently, Kiehl’s has over 70 freestanding stores nationwide, including the Highland Park Village location that opened in 2004.

Since their early years, Kiehl’s founders differentiated themselves by relying on their pharmacology backgrounds to formulate original products that showcase their cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge.

Kiehl’s is regarded as somewhat of an anomaly in the beauty world as they rely almost solely on the distribution of free samples and word of mouth as their main form of advertising instead employing more traditional forms, such as print.  

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Kiehl’s original location in New York City.

The niche brand is known for their skin, body and hair care products that attract a loyal following among both men and women.

Customer favorites include the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, which was recently released in a limited edition for Kiehl’s eighth annual Earth Day campaign.

This year 100% of net profits, up to $50,000, will benefit the non-profit organization Recycle Across America and their efforts to create standardized recycling labels for grade schools across the nation. Actress Nikki Reed and athletes Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece have partnered with Kiehl’s to design artwork for feature in the limited edition packaging.

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Special edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado for Earth Day 2016.

In addition to their annual Earth Day campaign, Kiehl’s has partnered with numerous charities including Feeding America and amfAR in their mission to support environmental issues, children’s well-being and HIV/AIDS research.

Our top picks to add to your skincare regimen include the rich Creme de Corps all over body moisturizer ($11 – $75), the skin improving Super Multi-Corrective Cream ($46 – $122) and the skin invigorating Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($62 – $82); pictured below. 

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Visit the store Monday – Saturday, 10am  – 6pm or Sunday, 12pm – 5pm to try our favorites or to receive your free Healthy Skin Consultation from a Kiehl’s team member. In addition, Kiehl’s in Highland Park Village offers private skincare parties for up to 4 guests.

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Kiehl’s team member, Mario performs a complimentary Healthy Skin Consultation.

 

Kiehl’s

80 Highland Park Village

Dallas, TX 75205

214-559-0700

 

All images courtesy of Kiehl’s

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A Day of Beauty at Highland Park Village with HIS + HER

Hi there! Eddie and Angelee Fortuna here from HIS + HER Blog, taking over Style & Social today to share with you our recent beauty experience at Highland Park Village. We teamed up with HP Village to showcase some of the beauty services offered in anticipation of their very first Beauty Event April 29 – May 1. In addition to men’s and women’s fashion, we are major advocates of Dallas as a whole and enjoy experiencing new places of all kinds. So needless to say, it was quite a treat being pampered all day at Highland Park Village.

HIS + HER BREAKFAST (ROYAL BLUE GROCERY)

Highland Park Village really is a one-stop shop for an entire day of relaxation, dining, and of course, retail therapy. We started the morning together at Royal Blue Grocery. This Austin-based grocer is the ideal spot to begin one’s day. I had a Tribal Chief fresh-pressed juice with a side of fruit, while Eddie enjoyed his go-to cortado and an almond croissant from Bisous Bisous (which I definitely nibbled on).

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HIS Breakfast: Bisous Bisous Almond Croissant ($4.00), Cortado ($3.50)

HER Breakfast: Tribal Chief fresh-pressed juice ($8.49), Fruit Salad ($4.99)

 

HIS + HER HEALTHY SKIN CONSULTATION (KIEHL’S)

After breakfast we scooted over to Kiehl’s for a Healthy Skin Consultation. Mario and Pamela sat down with us to discuss our routines and even analyzed our skin with their dehydration analyzer tool. Together, they provided a wealth of knowledge about which products we should be using based on our skin types and daily habits.

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Following Kiehl’s we split up and enjoyed pampering from a few different shops around the Village….

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HER EXPERIENCE AT DIOR BEAUTY

I had two appointments, a facial and makeup application, with none other than Dior Beauty. The ambience at Dior simply oozed relaxation: from the gentle music playing to all white décor, it was perfect. I had the honor of having my facial done by Andre, and let me tell you…the L’Or de Vie facial was out of this world! Currently, Andre is one of only three people in the world trained by Dior who performs these facials. He rehydrated my skin, provided the missing antioxidants and informed me how to correct and maintain my skin for optimal radiance.

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After my luxurious experience with Andre, I had my makeup consultation and application with Wendy (also part of the Dior Beauty family). Wendy has 20+ years of cosmetic experience and was a complete pro. As a former New Yorker, Wendy quickly helped me envision what my makeup should look like for the night’s wedding before I had even officially decided what to wear. She was able to not only perfectly match my skin tone, but she also gave me that natural evening glow I was seeking. Wendy gave me a smoky eye and balanced the look with a pink mauve lip. During the application process, she shared with me tips to practice at home, such as contouring and blending. Seriously, my face was on cloud 9. Merci Dior Beauty!

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Facial with Andre (Complimentary with the purchase of 3 skincare products)

Makeup Consultation with Wendy (Complimentary with the purchase of 3 beauty products)

 

HIS EXPERIENCE AT BLUEMERCURY

It had personally been a long week for me at work leading up to this appointment at Bluemercury, so a Purifying Facial with Michelle was just what the doctor ordered (and being greeted with a glass of champagne was definitely the cherry on top). After a few sips, I was ready to get after it (again, it was a LONG week). Michelle was such a delight to work with for this facial. She was sensitive to my embarrassingly low pain tolerance and really went above and beyond with my facial –oxygen treatment, a rigorous shoulder rub, the WORKS. Needless to say, I left Bluemercury feeling relaxed, revitalized and stress-free.

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Purifying Facial with Michelle ($130)

 

HER EXPERIENCE AT FREDERIC FEKKAI

My final appointment of the day was a Wash and Blow Out with Tony at Frederic Fekkai. Fekkai was such a delightful experience and I encourage anyone to try the services they provide. As mentioned earlier, since I procrastinated with my wedding outfit, Tony suggested we style and wear my hair down for the evening. He envisioned more volume with loose curls (hey, in my book: “the higher the hair the closer to God”). This type of styling allowed me to pin up my hair if I had chosen to do so, or to continue wearing it down. Tony, the hair connoisseur, so graciously walked me through a couple of simple, elegant up-dos that seemed to work well with his styling, and were easy for me to accomplish.

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Blowout with Tony (starts at $70, includes wash)

 

HIS EXPERIENCE AT THE VILLAGE BARBERSHOP

My last stop was to get polished up at The Village Barbershop. Highland Park Village opened in 1931, and The Village Barbershop is currently the longest-tenured tenant on the property, having been at the Village for decades. It is a true old-school barbershop with all the associated charm–every customer was greeted by name, and the shop’s clientele spanned multiple generations. While I was not there for a haircut, I had the pleasure of receiving a Hot Shave from Blake and a men’s Manicure from Jackie.

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There’s certainly something special about this place. Though my time was brief, I had great conversation with Blake about his upcoming wedding (which will take place in Highland Park) and got lost in conversation with Jackie about Downtown Dallas and her time spent in the same line of work at the Statler Hilton during its heyday. This rich conversation was second only to the feeling I had upon walking out of the barbershop feeling fresh-faced and polished for the night’s festivities.

Shave with Blake ($19), Manicure with Jackie ($19)

 

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Our day spent at Highland Park Village was definitely one for the books. Never have we both simultaneously enjoyed a day of pampering, relaxation and beauty like we did here. We strongly encourage you all to check out all the great beauty services and products offered at HP Village and don’t forget to stop by for the first ever Beauty Event going on April 29 – May 1. As a bonus, customers who spend $150 or more on beauty products at participating stores will receive a black makeup bag filled with covetable spring beauty samples. Additionally, should you want to personalize your bag, Madison is extending 20% off monogramming as a part of the event.

We hope to see you there!

Cheers,

EDDIE + ANGELEE

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