July 2014

Melissa’s NYFW Insider Album

Melissa Meyers, our founder, shares her favorite personal snaps from backstage and front row.

 

How-to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Tips from Exhale Spa’s Nutrition Intuition

In the health and wellness world, March is the month dedicated to nutrition awareness and at exhale we decided to celebrate with a day of awareness entitled NUTRITION INTUITION.

I was joined by two of exhale’s healers: Laura Benge, our National Spa Director and Rachel Lustgarten, R.D. nutritionist, Keri Glassman, nationally recognized nutrition expert, Katie Lee, Cookbook author and lifestyle expert, and Jeremy Bearman, Executive Michelin- starred Chef of Rouge Tomate NYC for a panel discussion on how to incorporate good nutrition, simple cooking and tasty food  into your life on a daily basis.

We spoke on the difficulties of maintaining a healthy lifestyle day to day and some takeaways on solving those challenges; tips like how to cook a nutritious meal in less time than ordering delivery! Prepare raw foods as soon as you bring them home from the market: clean the greens, wash the lettuce, chop the vegetables and store them in containers to be used during the week as dedicated meals or reliable sides for chicken or fish.

Keri made the point that a holistic lifestyle is key to a lean, sexy, happy body. And that it’s not just the food that you eat but your sleep, stress reduction techniques and peacefulness of your home space will all factor in to maximizing health and wellness. According to Keri, a spritz of lavender in the bedroom is a great start to a sleep worthy space! Katie suggested to start your week with a good nutrition plan and if you cheat a little on the weekend, you can start again on Monday. She also shared that preparing foods in advance, like boiling a pot of rice, quinoa or lentils, or steaming a bunch of broccoli and refrigerating are easy ways to stay on track.

Ask Melissa: Fashion and Beauty Essentials for the Hampton Classic

I am visiting friends in the Hamptons and they are taking me to the Hampton Classic. What are your suggestions of what to wear there?

As an equestrian, I am in awe of the elegance and beauty of horses and their riders while watching the Grand Prix from the stands at the Hampton Classic. Being a spectator there can be a social sport so it’s best to look effortlessly chic. Here are my Hampton Classic essentials to spend your last breezy days of summer with style!

Beauty:

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid Extreme
The best sunscreen for under make-up, water resistant, absorbs quickly and not greasy. Excellent protection from harmful rays!
Buy Now, La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid Extreme SPF 60, $22.11

Tarte Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
I never leave home without a little bronzer! This one goes on evenly, stays put and looks very natural for daytime–love the matte formula.
Buy Now, Tarte Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess, $29

Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
Fresh is one of my go-to brands for everything from it’s famous body scrub to cosmetics.  This lip balm provides a hint of color as well as sun protection.
Buy Now, Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15, $22.50

Nars The Multiple in Orgasm
This cream blush comes in a stick in a universally flattering shade! It’s the perfect solution for a no-fuss make-up routine as it can be used on eyes and lips too!
Buy Now, Nars The Multiple in Orgasm, $35

Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Zaire or Tanzania

Sue Devitt is one of my all time favorite make-up lines! I’m a huge fan of these gorgeous water resistant eyeliner shades. They glide on, last all day long and are sure to withstand the sun.
Buy Now, Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Zaire, $22

Buy Now, Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Tanzania, $22

Fashion:

Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent Mayan Flutter Caftan
I purchased this dress at Intermix in Southampton and it has quickly become one of my favorites. Katie Lee told me she has the same one!
Buy Now, Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent Mayan Flutter Caftan, $250.75

K Jacques St Tropez Diapason metallic leather wedge sandals
I seem to buy a new pair every season. They are extremely comfortable and never go out of style!
Buy Now, K Jacques St Tropez Diapason Metallic Leather Wedge Sandals, $290

Salt. Caden in Burlywood
I have been obsessed with my oversized sunglasses all summer long. These quality frames are stylish and protect your eyes from the harmful rays of sun.
Buy Now, Salt. Caden Sunglasses in Burlywood, $400

Hat Attack Classic Panama Fedora

I am really into fedoras this summer! I bought this one, with a dusty pink band around it, at Big Drop in East Hampton.
Buy Now, Hat Attack Classic Panama Fedora, $84

Alexander Wang Donna Washed Hobo
I love the zipper details of this relaxed, super soft leather hobo. Blush is the perfect color!
Buy Now, Alexander Wang Donna Washed Hobo, $795

Creel Mack Hipsters
If you’re more of a minimalist and like to go hands free, Creel Mack makes a great line of “hipsters” for you to stash your essentials. Love the Pucci-esque belt of the Hamptons Hipster!
Buy Now, Creel Mack Hipsters, $325

Hermes Arceau GM Watch (natural)
I am wearing watches with large round faces these days. This one by Hermes is a favorite of mine and of course is perfect for any equestrian outing!
Buy Now, Hermes Arceau GM Watch (natural), $2,575

View the Hampton Classic schedule here.

Buy Stila makeup palette: Stunning in Sayulita, $14

Buy Stila makeup palette: Stunning in Sayulita, $14

  • Get five complete looks
  • Inspired by Katie Lee’s trips to this surfer’s paradise

Shop the Full Story: Hot and New In the Hamptons

Buy Groundswell by Katie Lee, $15.67

Buy Groundswell by Katie Lee, $15.67

  • Fun beach read
  • A sentimental tale about the healing powers of surfing

Shop the Full Story: Hot and New In the Hamptons

Beth Ostrosky Stern Supports Animal Rights with a Workout Fundraiser at Exhale Spa, Bridgehampton

Saturday, August 6th – Beth Ostrosky Stern and other animal-loving friends, including Katie Lee, hosted a fundraising workout event at Exhale Spa in Bridgehampton to benefit the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons. Supporting attendees experienced one of Beth’s favorite workouts (and mine), Core Fusion, taught by Exhale co-founders Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito. The Wildlife Rescue Center is a not-for-profit corporation that operates a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists, and volunteers.

” [My husband] Howard and I love the Hamptons so much and the most beautiful part for us is the wildlife that surrounds us. I feel that it is our responsibility to help animals that are sick or hurt. We’ve pretty much taken over their natural habitats, so that’s the least we can do. I have been calling the wildlife rescue of the Hamptons for years when we’ve witnessed animals in distress. Their center is in Hampton Bays and the work they do there is just phenomenal.  When an animal is in need of help, I ask that everyone call the Wildlife Rescue Center immediately. They arrange for transport for the animal to come back to the center for evaluation and medical assistance, and when the animal is better, they will release him into the environment in which he was found,” Beth said at the event.

Scott Cohen, Bruno, Beth Stern and Melissa Meyers

Scott Cohen, Bruno, Beth Stern and Melissa Meyers

I was so touched by Beth’s story…

“Last summer we found a deer in our lawn.  She was obviously a Mama Deer because she was lactating.  It looked like she had been hit by a car and found her way to our lawn. I called wildlife rescue immediately and they came to our home and transported her back to their facility.  She was lying comfortably in a secluded area at the center. There was a fawn who came into the center a week prior and was emaciated and would not accept milk from a bottle. This fawn was in the same area as my Mama Deer and overnight something magical happened. The baby was feeding off of my deer! The baby continued to feed off of her until she was strong and healthy. The sad part of the story is that the momma deer didn’t make it, but the fawn ended up getting released into her natural habitat shortly after, due to the Mama Deer feeding her. Nature amazes me!  So, whether you see a turtle run over by a lawn mower, a hurt or sick bird on the beach, an opossum by the side of the road, a deer stuck in a fence, or a squirrel or a fox in trouble, etc., please call The Wildlife Rescue Center at 631-728-4200. Let’s save some animals!”

For more information or to make a donation, visit wildliferescuecenter.org

The annual Wildlife Rescue Center cocktail event is August 20th in Southampton. Check the website for more details.

Top photo: Beth Stern, Elisabeth Halfpapp, Fred DeVito and Katie Lee