Category | Style & Beauty

Pretty as a Doll

Posted on 11 June 2015

The gorgeous residence of the DollFace Girls & Boys. Since both women and men visit to get pampered… Too many flights, too little sleep and weird eating habits on even weirder times of day and or night. Result: My skin begins to look dull and tired even though I am pretty anal about my products […]

ENERGII! How to get a six pack workout while having fun

Posted on 12 May 2015

A workout that feels like you are at the night club with your friends partying. But instead of getting drunk, you get a six pack. My job takes me around the world and back many times a year. It’s awesome, and I feel blessed and enriched to get all these experiences. But while ‘living the […]

Getting my ‘Bambi’ on

Posted on 21 April 2015

Hi, my name is Kristina and I’ve become an eyelash extension addict by choice. To you who have not heard or tried my choice of ‘drug’ I will briefly explain what it is: Basically you go into a nice spa, lie down for about an hour to an hour and a half and relax on […]

All Glossed Up with Hard Candy Lip Stain

Posted on 26 February 2015

Swell City Guide was able to review a hot new makeup item recently. Do you like having soft lips? Do you want to hydrate chapped lips? Want a beautiful shimmery lip color? Hard Candy All Glossed Up is an amazing glossy hydrating lip stain/crayon for a very reasonable price. No need for a lip pencil […]

Luxury in NYC with James Corbett

Posted on 03 December 2014

James Corbett himself hanging at his color bar. Beauty magazines call him ‘the Secret Weapon’ HEALTHY HAIR WHEN IN NYC It’s no secret that my hair is a mess. It’s always been unruly and crazy big. All modeling agencies have asked me to cut it, without success. But since a bad ‘bleach situation’ done to […]

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5 Things To Do Around Valencia Street In The San Francisco Mission

Posted on 07 November 2014

Being a local San Franciscan I have seen so many shops and stores change hands in the last several years that it seems like there is a new restaurant or store that pops up every month. Rising rents have led to many of the original businesses leaving and the area becoming the most gentrified that […]


Alexandra Janelli – Theta Springs Hypnosis – NYC

Posted on 16 June 2014

I’ve generally been somewhat of a melancholic and anxious person, since my early twenties but the last two years have been particularly stressful for me.  Although I had seen different therapists over the years, and it did always feel good to walk out of a doctor’s office having gotten everything I was feeling off my […]


Primp & Polish – Williamsburg

Posted on 31 March 2014

As soon as you walk into Primp & Polish, you know that you’re not walking into a typical nail salon.  Things can only get better with each step through the doors and into the back garden to escape the madness of Williamsburg’s Bedford avenue. I was greeted by the spa manager and led to the […]


Whittemore House Salon – West Village

Posted on 27 May 2013

Conveniently located in the West Village and co-founded by hair care industry experts, by celebrated onetime Bumble and bumble creative directors Victoria Hunter and Larry Raspanti, Whittemore House Salon is many cuts above the rest. Named after the famed 19th century affluent manufacturer who once owned the building, Samuel Whittemore, the space occupies the ground […]


Adamina Spa – London

Posted on 17 April 2013

Located on the corner of Kensington High Street, behind the doors of a former bank lies Adamina Spa, a gorgeous, light and airy boutique spa with an array of fabulous treatments. My back was in dire need of some TLC, and a full body massage was definitely what the doctor ordered. After being greeted by […]


Blink Brow Bar – London

Posted on 22 December 2012

Blink Brow Bar located in various locations in London says “Brow Power to the People!”  The experts at Blink adhere to the common philosophy that eyebrows are one of the single most important features on your face – and should be treated as such. All of the brow artists at Blink are expertly trained and […]


QMS Medicosmetics at Liberty of London

Posted on 18 December 2012

 has increasingly become the skincare brand of choice for beauty editors, showcased by its arrival in the Liberty Beauty Hall this summer. Now, from 13th – 19th January 2013, QMS Medicosmetics’ Oxygen Facials will be available in the beloved British store. Oxygen Facials have become known in the industry for their ability to give immediate […]


Hershesons Blow Dry Bar – London

Posted on 30 October 2012

Hershesons,  London’s leading hair salon and “anti-salon”, Blow Dry Bar offers spiffy signature chairs and wash-sinks as well as stylists across the area are doing wrist exercises to prepare for their auditions. It’s almost time. Hershesons Blow Dry Bar is an innovative concept created around a very simple idea: No cuts. No color. Just blowouts. […]


BKLYN Dry Goods

Posted on 25 October 2012

Brooklyn Dry Goods is brought to you by Jahn Hall & Kurt Uhlendorf, and born & bred by insatiable curiosity & a love of vintage. I had a recent late night excursion to their facility to view the showroom and play a little dress up and boy did I have a field day. With a […]

Will Leather Goods

Posted on 18 October 2012

Bill Adler has opened his Will Leather Goods storefront this week in Venice,CA. Adler who is a Detroit native has been innovating great design in the world of leather of leather since the 70′s. His love affair began while pursuing his acting career, where he took a sabbatical to develop the early line of belts, […]