By Hannah Reimann

Harvest Home, Saturday, October 26th—12 to 3 pm at St. John’s in the Village’s, St. Benedict’s Courtyard, featuring samples of Farm to People’s excellent produce and other delicious food that can be included in their delivered boxes to you. There will be music, pumpkin carving for the kids and other surprises for everyone. In the event of rain, the event will take place indoors in Revelation Gallery. Enter by the horsewalk next to 224 West 11th Street.

FARM TO PEOPLE’S fresh produce and excellent products, straight from farmers, bakers and other local purveyors while in season. Photo by Rachel Steinhauser.

Cap Beauty partnered with Farm to People one September weekend, offering a tasting of the most delicious peaches, Asian pears, tomatoes, hummus and tiny watermelons. I wanted more! I’ll be sampling their Cook’s Box shortly and will review it in WestView’s November issue, I’m already sure of the excellent quality and service of Farm to People. Created to help consumers have farm-fresh produce, high-quality bread, cheese, local eggs, mild and condiments on delivery once a week or at a schedule that suits them. This is especially useful for homebound people and those with very busy schedules who want to eat healthy, sustainable local food at reasonable prices. More news about Farm to People coming soon! Meanwhile, please check out their website or call them for more details.

Farm To People 

Home delivery of healthy organic produce and more

(877) 564-0367

Monday through Friday. 10:00am to 6:00 pm •

ELM BOUTIQUE SPA’s lovely and peaceful interior. Photo by Gosia Pedziwiatr.

A Hidden Gem

Elm Boutique Spa

247 West 11th Street Suite 103 

between West 4th Street at Waverly Place

Fall is the perfect time for a facial as the air gets drier and cooler in New York. Gosia Pedziwiatr’s European education as an esthetician, four+ years of schooling in her work, is evident from the care and specific processes she chooses for each client. The facial she gave me was excellent. My skin looks and feels great and I love the products she shared with me.

I met Gosia because a retail rep at Otte on Greenwich Avenue raved about her facials, treatments and organic cosmetics to me when I spoke about natural cosmetics. Tucked into a basement storefront on 11th Street near West 4th Street, it’s easy to miss Elm Spa if you walk by too quickly. The menu is simple: facials, waxing and eyebrow & lash services. However, there is an extensive list of skincare products derived from organic plants from which a facial becomes a sensory experience, one with lasting benefits.


There were at least 13 steps; products including a rice powder, strawberry-rhubarb exfoliant, a herbal mud mask, steam, extractions with yarrow oil to prevent scratching the skin, fermented rosehip toner, a mask with reishi and snow mushroom, LED red light treatment for 15 minutes, a lovely hand and arm massage, Neroli toner, eye cream and corrective moisturizer, in this case a delightful aromatic blossom from Hawaii called Monoi flower. She took her time, 60 minutes.

Gosia is an expert and I believe anyone will benefit from her great knowledge and experience with skincare.

Cecile Denis, master makeup artist

Sisley Paris Boutique

343 Bleecker Street
between Christopher and West 10th Streets

212-645-1013 | 646-371-7610

Born, raised and educated in France and first a visual artist, who painted and drew, Cecile has helped me with my favorite publicity photos. She is the Sisley Paris Boutique manager, brow expert and master makeup artist. She did the makeup for my photo for this month’s column. Her vision of makeup is to naturally beautify every woman with excellent products that nurture the skin instead of harming it, and to enhance each individual’s beauty, not cover it up or change it. Sisley Paris Boutique will be having a special spa month offer from October 6 to November 1. A 60 minute facial will be $125 instead of $200, plus other great offers.

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