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Marie Saeki Takes You Shopping At Takamichi Beauty Room

Somewhere between a salon, apothecary and neighborhood hangout.

Tucked away in a cozy pocket of Gramercy Park, you’ll find an alluring, multifunctional space. A hybrid between a salon, apothecary, and neighborhood hangout, Takamichi Beauty Room is unlike anything else you’ll come across in New York City. Mystical navy walls and colorful velvet accents invite you to peruse shelves of one-of-a-kind, eco-conscious, self-care items from around the world. And who better than co-founder, Marie Saeki, to give us a personalized shopping experience to find the perfect gift for the special ones in your life.

For the selfless mother figure in our lives…

They are usually too busy taking care of everyone else to have a multi-step beauty routine. That’s why something like the Infused Beauty Water from Mary Allan, an all-in-one mist to restore hydration and radiance, is perfect. This exquisite hydrating mist infuses moisture deep into the skin to leave it fresh and glowing. Wear it along with or underneath moisturizer or makeup. Spritz any time during the day to refresh the skin instantly with rose water and hyaluronic acid.


For the hostess with the mostest…

An assortment of Ortigia guest soaps that feel indulgent and look good enough to eat. This sampler set is as good a gift as any box of chocolates!


Ortigia uses organic dyes and fragrances to make its soaps look and smell beautiful. Each scent is derived from the indigenous flowers of Sicily and inspired by its splendid colors.

$10 (single)

For the earth warrior…

The Leaf twig single blade razor is perfect for a sustainable and comfortable shave. This razor is made entirely of metal with a fixed head tool, which is designed to be gentle on the skin and deliver a smooth shave. Who wouldn’t love this sustainable self-care tool?


For the globetrotter…

To help a globetrotter fall asleep anywhere, I recommend the Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Eye Mask. A rejuvenating eye mask blended with Binchotan charcoal, it helps relieve fatigue by easing tension and pressure around the eyes employing the benefits of activated charcoal. Each mask is softly padded with a silky satin front and an additional strip of fabric that gently contours the nose and eyes to block out light and ease you into sleep. Charcoal powder is infused into the organic cotton that lines the back of the mask to help lessen the appearance of puffiness and bags.


For the boss babe heading back to the office…

To ease the stress and help to focus when back to the office, I suggest the Lord Jones Old Fashioned Hemp-Derived CBD Gumdrops. With nine gumdrops per box, the Lord Jones Old Fashioned Hemp-Derived CBD Gumdrops are perfect for promoting a calm sense of well-being any time of the day. They are handmade in small batches from natural fruit flavors, gelatin, citric acid, sugar, and the finest broad-spectrum CBD from hemp extract. Each gumdrop contains 20mg of CBD.


For the spiritual soul…

We love the DAIYO mini rice wax candles from Japan. They burn for 15 minutes and are great as a meditation timer. Additionally, the candles are made from natural rice wax, which is environmentally sustainable.

Candles: $22

Ceramic Candler Holder: $19.

For the little ones…

The Oli & Carol natural rubber origami boat. It’s perfect for babies who are experiencing pain or fussiness while teething. It makes a highly hygienic bath toy and a great bathroom decoration. Retails for $18.

For the wellness enthusiast…

Any herbal teas from L’Infuseur would be a great fit for a wellness enthusiast. L’Infuseur, a pioneering brand of high-end natural herbal teas, offers a collection of unique herbal and tea blends, rich in taste and benefits. The textures, colors, and scents reconcile pleasure and well-being. Each blend brings different benefits: detox, calm, digestive…

Loose-leaf: $23 per box

Tea bags: $17 per box

Alicia Zhang

Originally from Los Angeles, Alicia lived in Shanghai for 11 years before moving back to the states to attend the University of Miami, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and minors in art and philosophy. Currently residing in New York City, Alicia applies her knowledge of strategic communication and design in her career. She enjoys painting, rugby, exploring, and more often than not, you’ll find her petting someone’s dog.

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