Opening a boutique is not an easy job, but Elle Mawardi sure makes it look like it is.
The 25-year-old decided on a whim to open a clothing and accessories boutique.
Three weeks later, doors were open.
In 21 days, she completely redid and redecorated her space, curated and secured a collection of clothing and accessories, created social media accounts and a website, organized a grand opening event – and probably did a million other behind-the-scenes things that just come with the territory of opening any business. (And they say Millennials are lazy!)
Katherine MacDonald, who suffered from acne, struggled to find cosmetics that weren’t full of synthetic, unsafe or irritating ingredients that would aggravate her skin. After three years of research and development, she created her own mineral-based natural cosmetics line that’s free of parabens, talc, artificial dyes or fragrances and other synthetic ingredients. She launched the line in 2008 out of her home.
Speaking of style, which we do extensively in this issue, with a major feature by Managing Editor Jennifer Tormo and Editorial Photographer Jason Nuttle (page 56), may we jaunt back to the early 1970s and our first years in Florida. We had come from a northern magazine, where almost all of us wore suits or jackets and ties every day. The publisher was a fashion plate who said, “if you dress well, people will think you are prosperous, and if people think you are prosperous, you will be prosperous.”
The Hyatt Place Hotel Boca Raton is on track to be the city’s first downtown hotel.
Expected to rise higher than most of Boca’s buildings, the City Council agreed unanimously on Monday that the building be allowed to rise 40 feet more than the standard building height in Boca’s downtown area, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
The 12-story, 200-room hotel is the missing piece to the downtown puzzle, according to councilwoman Constance Scott. It is the third building to be approved under a special set of guidelines that allows a project to ascend 160 feet.
1. Reduces stress more effectively than traditional yoga
The connection to nature helps to relax participants in a way that is typically not reached in a yoga studio, ultimately helping participants to reach a more meditative state of mind, Pytleski says. “It’s a little bit more fun, and people tend to take paddleboard yoga a little less seriously, so they’re more relaxed and they get a few good laughs in,” she says. “Laughter is always the best medicine for any ailment.”
2. Clears your mind