Spa Day: O’Live Organic Spa New York

Olive Spa Buddha

I have been travelling to Europe for the holidays enjoying time with family and friends (you can see photos on my instagram). Just before I left New York I was able to get a wonderful organic facial at O’Live Organic Spa – a perfect place for New Yorkers and visitors to get pampered between the holidays. My friend Julia found this cozy and friendly gem of a spa which is situated close to Madison Square Park.

O’Live exclusively uses the Hungarian organic skin care line Éminence and the lovely Gosia fed my curious mind with information about the products she was using. Éminence products are all plant based and can be mixed together to perfectly target all needs of the skin. Starting the treatment with the Mimosa Champagne tonic consisting of grapes and orange oil not only set the right mood but also hydrated and detoxified my skin. One of my favorites was the Hungarian Paprika masque which had a spicy twist and gave my sensitive cheeks a tingling sensation without irritating them. The Eight Greens Youth Serum, which Gosia applied after cleaning up my face, smelled healthier than my kale juice and I could sense how it cooled and relaxed my skin instantly. It actually calmed down my skin so much that I didn’t have any red spots after the treatment. The Strawberry Rhubarb Serum smelled deliciously while nourishing and hydrating. Finally, a mix of calming Lavender and soothing Calendula oil with a vitamin-bursting Açai Berry Moisturizer, gave my skin enough hydration, vitamins and antioxidants to feel pampered throughout the day. ❤️❤️❤️ $148

The spa is small but cozy, drink some green tea before or after the treatment and comb through some organic lifestyle magazines. At the front desk you can buy Éminence products and Jin’s own beautifully made soaps which I haven’t tried yet, but which look as if they were made with lots of love for little details:

Soap by Jin


British Beauty: Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet



Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet Shower Gel is not proven organic and it’s for men not women, but sometimes I just have to make an exception and the ingredients are hand-selected, so they say.  I love this shower gel so much because it reminds me of an amazing place, Schloss Elmau, a hotel in a castle on top of a mountain in Southern Germany, one of my favorite spots on earth and definitely the best spa I’ve been to so far. It is so worth a trip: not only are the spa and the restaurants amazing but you can hear some of the world’s most distinguished classical and jazz musicians in the hotel’s own concert hall. Happy memories come to my mind when I smell the luxurious scent of Blenheim Bouquet.  Showering with it provides my skin with the cleanest most relaxed spa feeling I can think of. Unfortunately the price is quite luxurious as well. It’s £25 in the UK and $ 50 in the US. Luckily Amazon just runs a sale for $ 45  ♥♥♥

Seaside Spa

Southampton Soap Company

I discovered these soap bars from Southampton Soap Company in a tiny book store in Sag Harbor, NY and immediately fell in love with them. Their soaps are all 100% natural and hand-made with organic coconut, palm, and olive oil. My absolute favorite this summer is Seaside Spa which is made out of water from the Atlantic ocean, sea clay which helps remove dirt and toxins and sea algea which has antioxidant and nourishing properties. Use it under the shower after a day on the beach and you actually feel like you’ve just been to the spa!

Check out their website for local stores in the New York area. If you’re not in NY, you can buy these soaps on Etsy!