New Orleans has always been a place that nurtures and inspires creativity and ingenuity. The sights, the smells, the haunting energy—all play a roll in shaping some of the coolest art, music and culture found in the country. That electric energy is what drew me to this city all the way from the chaotic streets of Manhattan. What I've seen in my past three years here has been a boom of new creative thought leaders, particularly in the beauty and wellness space.
Lucky for me shopping local means I get to try some of the coolest beauty brands that capture the spirit of NOLA, all while giving my skin that all-natural, botanical glow. There's a modern resurgence of herbalism, skin potions and botanical beauty, and the city is most definitely at the forefront of this trend. Here, some of its most interesting offerings: