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A summer of self-love

BEAUTY Jody Miller and Elyse Glickman take us on a multi-stop beauty-cation on the US west coast
Photographed by the authors and Maxwell Poth




Province Apothecary and Xicama held a brunch poolside at AKA West Hollywood

Jody Miller is a correspondent for Lucire. Elyse Glickman is US west coast editor of Lucire.


Most of us are all too familiar with the capriciousness of modern beauty trends. Yet, some current movements gaining momentum look inward and query the very definition of beauty. While we mixed, mingled, and indulged in some skincare treats, we also gained invaluable wisdom about self-care that goes beyond vanity to mend the mind, body, and the planet.


The itinerary

First stop, the AKA West Hollywood for an enlightening and tasty brunch with Province Apothecary and Xicama. Held at the rooftop penthouse with poolside lounge chairs and unobstructed city views, guests savoured guilt-free desserts and vitamin-infused mid-morning cocktails featuring Xicamix. Founder of Xicama and holistic nutritionist Mona Sharma shared the health-boosting properties of jicama and why the nutrient-packed root veggie is a key ingredient in holistic wellness from keto to paleo and beyond.

Next up, the power of mindfulness and treating skin with an extra dose of TLC. Formulated with wild-harvested botanicals, reps from Canada’s award-winning Province Apothecary demonstrated detoxifying dry-brushing techniques and the skin firming benefits of their dual-action jade facial roller.

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The hipster Line Hotel in LA’s Koreatown is where clean beauty meets fun-and-fruity brand Glow Recipe, who celebrated its latest product launch. The Avocado Melt retinol sleeping mask features a new encapsulated retinol that is extra-gentle yet super-effective. The packed Openaire Bar and Restaurant saw a slew of celebrity sightings as well as Glow Recipe founders Christine Chang and Sarah Lee.

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Glow Recipe’s founders Christine Chang and Sarah Lee with AnnaLynne McCord. With Catt Sadler. Below: Glow Recipe’s Avocado Melt retinol mask.


Our beauty-cation ends on the beaches of Malibu, Calif. MicroArt Semi-Permanent Makeup chose an elegant beachfront home with a panoramic ocean view to commemorate 10 years as leading innovators of non-toxic permenant makeup. Founded by entrepreneur and special effects’ makeup artist Tanya York, MicroArt is the only proprietary semi-permanent makeup that employs the safest application method to apply custom-blended mineral pigment. The natural and flattering results are a favourite of celebrities, athletes, professionals and everyday women and men. MicroArt is also proud to have many clients with disabilities who otherwise cannot regularly apply their own makeup. In addition to eyebrow and eyeliner, MicroArt can enhance lips, conceal melisma or vitiligo, fill in areas of thinning hair, or post-mastectomy correction. •






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