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Posts by Katie James

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC Launches In-Room "Glamour Bar"
I’m a notorious over-packer. And when it comes to filling my suitcase, an extra pair of heels always seems to take precedence over a hair dryer. Problem is,... Read More
Netflix's New Original Series, Marco Polo
What inspired screenwriter John Fusco (of Hidalgo fame) to create Marco Polo, a new Netflix series based on the life of the 13th-century Venetian explorer? ... Read More
Nyakio Kamoche Grieco's Kenyan-Inspired Beauty Brand
Nyakio Kamoche Grieco reflects on the Kenyan origins of her cult-favorite beauty brand. While working at a talent agency in L.A., first-generation Kenyan... Read More
Get Glowing Skin at NYC's BeautyRx Peel Bar
When it comes to beauty, the word “peel” has acquired a lot of negative connotations over the years. So naturally, when I was invited to test out BeautyRx... Read More
Hotel Spas to Visit Now: U Spa Barrière Shiseido
U Spa Barrière Shiseido at the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière In a world-class city like Paris, great hotels—and great hotel spas—are everywhere you turn. ... Read More
Commune Hotels CEO Reveals Her Travel Essentials
Niki Leondakis, the stylish CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts, has the 24-hour business trip down to a science. She reveals her carry-on musts. 1 House... Read More
Anti-Aging Products Sourced From France
Is it any surprise that top beauty brands are sourcing ingredients from France—the land of luxury—for their latest anti-aging products? Estée Lauder’s Re-... Read More
Fall-in-the-City Beauty Essentials
Now that summer has officially ended, T+L editorial assistant Katie James shares her favorite new products to help you shift seasonal gears. Dolce & ... Read More
Hotel Spas to Visit Now: Guerlain Spa
There’s nothing quite like the hotel spa experience. You can book an appointment last-minute; ride the elevator wearing just a bathrobe (with no shame); b... Read More
Our New Favorite Destination-Inspired Fragrances
Our favorite new fragrances are inspired by destinations near and far. 1. The windswept shores of England lie at the heart of Jo Malone’s Wood Sage &... Read More
Backstage Beauty at Tibi SS15
Season after season, Tibi designer Amy Smilovic turns out modern, wearable pieces in bold prints and rich fabrics—and her show this past Saturday was no e... Read More
Backstage Beauty at Ann Yee SS15
Climate change was the theme of Ann Yee's Spring/Summer 2015 collection—something that was on the minds of those who turned out for her presentation yeste... Read More
Q+A with Celeb Hairstylist Serge Normant
As one of the industry’s most sought-after stylists, Serge Normant is the ultimate globetrotter—a shoot in Paris one day; overseeing his New York City sal... Read More
Summer Beach Essentials, Part 2
Just back from the Hamptons, T+L editorial assistant Katie James reveals her packing musts. Nearly every Friday in July and August, I find myself toting ... Read More
New York City’s Knickerbocker Hotel Partners with Celebrity Hairstylist Ted Gibson
An exciting new development is about to hit Times Square—famed stylist Ted Gibson is moving into the Knickerbocker Hotel, a Beaux Arts-style landmark prop... Read More
Go! Julien Farel’s JF Men Spa at the Loews Regency New York
To all American men, I have an announcement: it’s time to let go of your spa phobias. Set aside any machismo sentiments, because there’s never been a bett... Read More
Beauty Road Test: Clinique’s New Smart Serum Gets an A+
In an ideal world, my carry-on liquids would begin and end with: toothpaste, cleanser, face cream. The problem with packing a simple dopp kit is that toda... Read More
What's Inside CBS Anchor Norah O'Donnell's Carry On
Norah O'Donnell, the globe-trotting cohost of CBS This Morning, reveals her in-flight arsenal. 1 Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+ “As an ... Read More
Beauty Road Test: Frédéric Fekkai Hair Fragrance Mist Collection
Say good-bye to the days of spritzing perfume on the neck, or dabbing fragrance along the inside of the wrist—so says Frédéric Fekkai. The stylist extraor... Read More
Loews Hotels and FIAT Announce New Partnership
Guests checking in to select Loews Hotels have an exciting new amenity to look forward to this week—chauffeured service in the latest vehicle from Italian... Read More