If you’re as alarmed as we are by the news that more arctic temperatures are on the way (at least for the NorthEast), then you’ll be glad to hear that we’ve got you covered – with this month’s best selling product, our Revitalizing Body Oil.
This popular body treatment is lightweight, fast-absorbing, and delivers supreme moisture and hydration that lasts all day. It’s a concentrated blend of luscious oils that deliver moisture where it matters most, while soothing and softening the skin and any chapped or irritated spots.
Sound good? We’re offering a Free 15ml Travel-Size Body Oil with any order placed on our site through the end of the month!* All you have to do is enter the code RESTORE at checkout, and you’ll receive your sample with your order. Click here to head to our site!
Be sure to apply the Body Oil to damp, warm skin (ideally right out of the shower) for best results, and apply liberally to extra-dry spots of skin, like the knees and elbows. Going on a trip somewhere warm and sunny in the next few weeks, to escape gray skies? (Lucky you!) This sample is the perfect size for your travel bag and delivers a healthy, warm glow!
*Offer valid through 11:59 pm EST February 28th 2014, or while supplies last, exclusively at www.tataharperskincare.com.
In Vermont, we love Boston because it’s just a 3.5 hour drive away, or a super-easy flight. And then, viola, you’re in this gorgeous, lively, fascinating and historic city! Okay, let’s get down to Tata’s favorite things to do and eat when in Boston. In the comments section below, let us know if we’re missing anything… so we can put it on our travel guide for next time!
P.S. – traveling somewhere soon? Don’t miss out on picking up an aromatherapy gift with purchase this week! (Tata’s never without them.) Enjoy a free 3ml Aromatherapy Treatment with any purchase over $150*. Pick your own! Enter the code of your choice at checkout! For a Mini Stress Treatment, enter OHM. For a mini Irritability Treatment, enter AAH. For a mini Bedtime Treatment, enter ZZZ. Offer ends 11:59 pm PST 2/28/14! Know which one you’ll go for? Head here.
1.Workout: Exhale, Back Bay. A city famous for its ballet also has the best Core Fusion Barre Class. Go figure! This ballet inspired, core-centric workout boasts flexibility and posture as an added bonus. I love to dance so this makes my travel workout feel like a fun activity, not a chore. Their Chill Yoga Class is another favorite. It infuses meditation and breathing exercises with long-hold yoga poses so it’s great for flexibility and peace of mind.
2. Dining Out: Life Alive, Cambridge. Flavor-filled, colorful, vibrant, therapeutic food. When you’re on the road, you can easily fall into the trap of not eating well for convenience’s sake, but here (for less than $10) you can grab a wholesome lunch on-the-go.
3. Fresh Food Market: Siena Farms, Waltham St. This is a food lover’s paradise. Local dairy, high-quality, fresh produce and lots of beautiful cookbooks. Everyone who works here seems very savvy and knowledgeable about the product. Sometimes they offer fresh seasonal jams and when they do, you should grab one! When traveling, this is a great place to pick up little snacks and fruit to take back to your hotel room when you’re trying to avoid the temptation of the mini bar.
4. Culture: Boston Anthenaeum! This library is truly something to marvel at. You’ll fall in love with the 5th floor reading room, it’s breathtaking and I wish more people knew about it. The Anthenaem hosts tours during the week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at noon if you’re interested in becoming a member. If you live in Boston, I highly recommend it… especially if you work remotely. If you’re traveling, try to arrange a tour!
Special thanks to Blair Breitenstein for the Tata City Guide girl illustrations. Blair is a Tata Harper Skincare fan and a Seattle city girl herself with a charming personality & great style. You can check out Blair’s sketches on her etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Have you checked out our limited edition Valentine’s Day set, called How to Find True Love? The reason we’re so psyched about it is because it’s really a full-circle set in terms of inner and outer beauty. First, there’s Be Adored, for a pop of rosy color on the lips (or cheeks!), and there’s our Revitalizing Body Oil, for luscious and oh-so-soft skin. Then, our Love Potion (new!) with an adorable classic puffer-spritz bottle, and a Gnosis chocolate bar of heavenly raw chocolate and aphrodisiac herbs and superfoods for delicious and lovely treat.
Gnosis Raw Chocolate is based in NY, NY, and they are absolute experts at making the healthiest and most delicious chocolate on earth. We chatted with Gnosis’ founder, Vanessa, to get a glimpse into this yummy world that we wish we lived in. Are you a raw chocolate fan?
Your chocolate is delicious, how is it made and what makes it unique?
The number one thing that sets our chocolate apart is the quality of the ingredients that goes in each bar (which sounds a lot like your skincare, actually!) I want my chocolate bars and products to contribute to health and wellness in every way, so that means going to whatever lengths to make sure our chocolate is raw, ethnically and sustainably sourced, and totally pure. And it’s not just chocolate that we incorporate; superfoods and herbs get tossed in as well to make each bite super good-for-you.
As for how we make it, the answer is, with a lot of love and care! Our raw chocolate and ingredients get shipped in from all over the world to Brooklyn, and the process is a culinary adventure of melting everything down and seamlessly blending it into smooth, delicious chocolate infused with healthy additions. We are constantly in production, our production space is extra crazy for the Valentine’s Day rush!
What is one thing everyone should know about your chocolate?
That it is really, seriously good for you, and it won’t give you the classic energy crashes that come from eating too much cheap chocolate. Instead, it sustains your energy with low-glycemic, nutrient-dense palm sugar.
We love that you handcraft your chocolate using the finest, healthy ingredients available…and we’re biased, obviously. Can you tell us more about how you find your ingredients?
Our raw cacao comes from all over the world – Peru, Madagascar, Bali, Grenada and Ecuador. It all started with a few internet searches and phone calls, and then word of mouth to reach the right people until I found the purest raw cacao possible. I’ve made visits to every supplier and work with them to make sure that standards are up to par, all the time!
We recently tried your white chocolate as well as the aphrodisiac chocolate that’s inside of our limited-edition LOVE Potion gift collection and are now hooked! What are your favorite gnosis chocolate flavors?
The Aphrodisia and Immunity Elixirs are my favorite – I have them every day as a delicious energy and wellness boost. I love both flavors equally, but the Aphrodisia blend is really perfect for this time of year and I can’t get enough.
The LOVE Potion Gift Collection has been a top item since it launched on our site. Can you believe it?
I can! I think the combo of healthy beauty and healthy chocolate is the ultimate in indulgence, and something every lady deserves.
If someone has already purchased the Gift Collection and wants to gift Gnosis chocolates and truffles for Valentine’s Day, what do you recommend? What are your top sellers?
How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
With a much-needed long weekend and lots of Aphrodisia elixir hot chocolate to keep me cozy during this chilly New York winter!
Introducing our first-ever Limited Edition product (which we are so excited to share with you) – our Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask! Check out this product’s page on our website here for a summary of this product’s facts & quirks, or keep reading below to learn all about this special, farm-fresh skincare creation.
This limited-edition, seasonal release of our ELLE award-winning Resurfacing Mask delivers all of the power of the original – but it’s enhanced with the uniquely moisturizing qualities of Wild Plum Hydrosol (which is gleaned from thousands of wild plum blossoms harvested from wild trees in Missouri) and Pink French Clay, which promotes cell renewal and delivers visible pore minimization. Like the original, this non-abrasive beta hydroxy treatment goes on clear like a cooling marmalade, dries down and then rinses off to reveal a vibrant, naturally healthy glow.
We’ve nicknamed this product the “Pre-party mask” because it gives you that perfect about-to-go-out skin: soft, refreshed, glowing and hydrated. Essentially, it provides all of the benefits of a glycolic peel, without the redness, irritation or sensitivity. Heaven!
This is super neat – below are some images of where our wild plum blossoms were harvested, taken by Penny, who sends us our fresh Hydrosol. Plum Hydrosol is not only deeply moisturizing, it’s a humectant, so it helps the skin stay moisturized long-term by helping the skin retain water, and by trapping moisture from the environment and bringing it into the deep layers of the skin.
Love the sound of this Mask? We have to recommend to act fast – we’ve only made 600 of this special product. Head to our site right now to take a closer look.
xo – Tata & the team in Vermont!
We’ve been super busy this summer – with product launches, visitors, processing our summer herb and flower harvest, enduring weeks of thunderstorms and then crazy heat waves – all while loving our Vermont home base and wishing the warm months would never end. Here’s a glimpse into what we’ve been up to during the last two weeks!
(Also – we’re making a new habit of sharing photos every Friday, here on the Blog! They’ll be shots from our activities, travels, farm and events – plus inspiring things (visuals, people, videos) we find as we travel the world in a neverending quest for the ultimate in natural beauty!)