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Nomaterra Now Available at Merz Apothecary in Chicago![/caption]
As of this month, Nomaterra is available at Merz Apothecary in Chicago at the following address:
4716 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Founded in 1875, Merz Apothecary
has a LONG-standing history within its community. First, as a pharmacy where locals could get both holistic and modern remedies, and then later, after being purchased by pharmacist and current owner, Abdul Qaiyum, expanded into a quality source of all-encompassing holistic products for health, wellness, and beauty. What we love most about Merz is their continued dedication to curating the most quality, holistic products that can be found in the world that enhance people's health and lifestyles inside and out.
I first met Anthony Qaiyum, Abdul's son, in August 2013 during a trade show, and then Abdul in January of this year at the NY NOW trade show at the Javits, I was impressed by their knowledge on natural medicine and beauty, but what resonated most with me was that they are a truly family-run business, just like us. All members of their family are involved in the business in some way or another, and they perpetuate that familial vibe and warmth to their customers and the community they serve. We're really excited to be a part of the Merz family, and we encourage those of you who live in the Chicago area to visit one of their two stores
, as well as their extensive apothecary website, http://www.smallflower.com/
, where you can buy Nomaterra products as well.
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Nomaterra joins Merz Apothecary at their 4716 North Lincoln Avenue location in Chicago.[/caption]
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Meg Biram in Shanghai[/caption]
We recently did an interview with the amazing lifestyle blogger, Meg Biram of MegBiram.com
. We asked her about her favorite travel experiences and on-the-go beauty rituals...here's what she had to say!
1. What's your most favorite location you've ever traveled to and why?
I like different places for different reasons, so I don't know that there's a favorite necessarily. For beaches, the best I've been to so far is the Bahamas
. I loved Colombia
, South America, and Ireland
2. What was the scariest location you've ever traveled to and why?
Definitely when I was in Colombia. I stood out like a sore thumb being blonde and blue/green eyed and unfortunately with some of the drugs and crime that happens there, I was a tiny bit scared of being kidnapped. Luckily it was totally fine.
3. Best hotel pool you've lounged at?
4. Best meal you've had and where?
Too many to choose!
5. Most important thing you've learned on your travels?
Planning is important, but also to leave time for wandering.
6. Favorite novel to read on a plane?
Magazines or whatever book I've got downloaded on my iPad. I read constantly.
7. Favorite/funny encounter (either with other fellow travelers or with a local)?
I saw the Bushman in SF. That was pretty funny.
8. Any advice on on-the-go/on-the-move beauty? (What are some tips you may have for taking care of your skin, body, nails, hair while traveling)
Depending on where I'm going and for how long, it's totally worth it to get a gel mani. Then you don't have to worry about your nails at all.
9. Any beauty/health rituals for a long flight?
Neck pillow. A good one.
10. What's your favorite Nomaterra travel product and why?
*Originally published by Nomaterra Fragrances | @nomaterra
A number of different species of honeysuckle grow indigenously throughout Southern California. While the flower gives off a sweet, tantalizing aroma and the nectar can be consumed, its berries are poisonous to humans, yet not to other animals. Because of its sweet nature, it is used to lure songbirds and butterflies into a garden to add to its beauty.
The honeysuckle is used holistically to treat fevers, inflammation, and skin infections, as well as for its calming properties.
Fun Fact: Honeysuckle can be found in cat toys as the smell attracts them. Because of its sweet nature, honeysuckle is also used to lure songbirds and butterflies into a garden.
Explore the scents of Malibu here: http://bit.ly/MalibuHoneySuckle
In light of this chilly Valentine's Day weekend, we learned something recently that might warm your hearts. A few weekends ago, we were invited to a friend's birthday party in NYC. We met a couple there, Nurah and Courtney, who have been dating for a little over a year now. Turns out that they had met each other at Nomaterra's Washington, D.C. Launch Party back in January of 2013!! They met there, started dating, and fell in love! It was so nice to reconnect with them, and happy to know that Nomaterra brought them together!! (Their favorite fragrance...DC Cherry Blossom of course!)
Join us TOMORROW NIGHT (02/11/14) from 6 - 8:30pm at Fort Greene's Thistle & Clover boutique for a Valentine's Day Night! Nomaterra Fragrances and Candles (including our coveted Brooklyn scent), cookies from local confectioners, Whimsy & Spice, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, wine, and gifts with purchases! RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org for tomorrow's event!
Thistle & Clover Boutique
221 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
We're so excited to have our new roll-on perfume oils now available in Bellacara Boutique in Alexandria, Va, and in Shen Beauty in Brooklyn, NY. Please do check them out, try on the different scents, and let the staff know that you want to see more!! Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support!
Bellacara (1000 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314) - this boutique was recently named one of the area's top places to shop for beauty by the Washingtonian. They are currently carrying our Nomaterra Malibu Honeysuckle, Savannah Magnolia, DC Cherry Blossom, and Oahu Gardenia Roll-On Perfume Oils.
Shen Beauty (315 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11231) - this gorgeous shop is the hub of all things beauty in Brooklyn. They carry brands both well-recognized as well as those hard-to-find, unique gems. Shen Beauty is now carrying the Nomaterra Malibu Honeysuckle, East Hampton Atlantic White Cedar, Oahu Gardenia, and Savannah Magnolia Roll-On Perfume Oils.
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Nomaterra Fragrances is back in their Capitol Hill location for this weekend! Visit us from Fri-Sun 10-7 pm.[/caption]
Nomaterra Fragrances is back in our Capitol Hill Pop-Up location this weekend (731 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003), Friday through Sunday (Nov. 22 - 24) from 10 am - 7 pm. Come try out our newest scents--Malibu Honeysuckle, Oahu Gardenia, Boston Tobacco Leaf, and Savannah Magnolia. We will also have our hand-poured soy candles on sale, as well as a very special, all-natural, all-organic fragrance created exclusively for the holidays, titled, Beimeni. Beimeni is based on the mythical island of Beimeni, and legend has it that the fountain of youth could be found there, as well as riches that inspired prosperity. Our Beimeni uses notes of narcotic Egyptian Jasmine, Egyptian Rose, and the very rare East Indian Sandalwood. We will be making it fresh, on-the-spot for you.
Looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces this weekend!
We're gearing up for the official grand opening of our store TOMORROW (11/16/13) at our first brick and mortar location at 240 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Join us tomorrow between 2-6pm and experience some of our newest city-scents and candles, including our Brooklyn Cologne and Candle, ONLY available in our Brooklyn store, as well as a very special, all natural, all organic youth elixir called Beimeni, only available for the holidays. See you tomorrow!
Nomaterra has been working closely with Michelle Kiela, who has been wholeheartedly involved in the redesign of our packaging, and is behind the gorgeously-detailed illustrations of some of America's greatest cities for Nomaterra's newest scents. Our task at hand was to marry the authenticity of the city-scents inside the box, with artwork representing the locations themselves, to create a cohesive movement from packaging to scent. Above, you see photos and our collaborative imagination and memories of these places turned into authentic sketches that engulf you and make you feel like you are there. (Right now we're staring at the Oahu landscape, wishing we could escape this Brooklyn rain!) Michelle is first and foremost an artist, with a Masters in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, but also an incredibly talented graphic designer (She received her Bachelor's in Graphic Design from St. John's University). I would highly suggest checking out her work here: http://metalwor56.wix.com/ocdlayouts#!fine-arts/c1yaj and if you're looking to have artwork or graphic design done for a current or future project of yours, reach out to Michelle at email@example.com
"She Flies Herself" The Nomaterra woman flies her own plane to explore the world. She is an adventure-seeker who jumps at opportunities to take adventures in beauty, career, travel, and in life.