Winter has only just arrived but our skin is already feeling the effects. It may be time for some Skin Laundry—a pioneering new line of skin care products and services offered at Ulta Beauty. “We are excited to partner with Ulta Beauty and provide Chicago-area customers with the service they’ve been asking for,” says Skin Laundry Founder Yen Reis. “Ninety-eight percent of our customers had never tried lasers before Skin Laundry, and this strategic partnership allows us to introduce a much wider audience to the innovative treatment for which we’re known: mild, effective laser and light facials at an affordable price point.” There are two ways to experience Skin Laundry. Step into your local Ulta and pick up targeted cleansers, specialty treatments and masks, moisturizer, and the trademarked SleepCycle pillowcase, which is essentially a sheet mask for your face. Or, if you’re out and about on Michigan Avenue this holiday season, step into the Ulta Michigan Avenue store for a signature Skin Laundry 15-minute laser and light facial. Your skin will thank you. For more information, visit skinlaundry.com.
Lucky guests at last month’s VIP opening of Smalls Talk at Parker Playhouse were treated to a luxury goodie bag that represented all that’s wonderful about the Barrington business community. “The level of support was amazing,” says Josie Croll, a long-time Parker Playhouse board member who brought the comedy to the theater as producer and director. “In addition to attending the opening night of an incredibly fun play and indulging in terrific local cuisine, patrons walked away with fabulous-not “smalls”—gifts.” The marquis item of the event was a $2,000 diamond necklace, donated for raffle by Long & Company Jewelers. But those who snagged a “swag bag” on the benefit evenings also received such items as crystal nail files from Long & Company, luxury skin care products from Chicago Institute of Plastic Surgery, Anna Shea’s Chocolates, a hair product donated by chicksandsalsa.com, Anderson chocolates, Fisher Nuts (a prop from the play), a coupon to Cook Street Coffee, gourmet sparkling water from the Hills family, and drink vouchers for Shirley’s Piano Bar (where many assembled at the end of the opening night hoopla). Croll says she is also grateful for the support of other donors who made the production and benefit events possible, including Morgan Stanley Barrington, Karma Burr Ridge/Global Luxury Imports, Living 60010 and Country magazine, Mama Marges Bakery, Near Restaurant, Savory Salads, Shakou, Flesk Brewing, and Barrington Flower Shop.
If dreaming about your next luxury vacation is what gets you through the hustle and bustle of life, be sure to check out Chic Stays/Conde Nast Traveller’s Favourite People on their Favourite Places. New from Assouline, this the ultimate guide to the places to see and be seen in 2018. Chic Stays provides a tour of the world’s most beautiful hotels with your favorite actors, writers, musician and models. From Kate Moss’s favorite beach in the Maldives to Kate Winslet’s secret Scottish hideaway, you’ll find 36 personal tales of the most beautiful places in the world with anecdotes and lyrical descriptions that will transport you to each. The stunning photography will inspire a desire to discover all of the beloved places yourself. Pack your bags! Chic Stays is available at assouline.com.