MY UNIVERSE: CRYSTAL GREENE

With a deep curiosity for the beautiful and refined, our esthetician Crystal, is a true seeker. With interests that range from skincare to ceramics to fashion to food, this aesthete travels the city in search of the best, always finding it. And luckily for us she brings her passion and vision to the treatment room with a practice that relies on the power of deep massage and an innate understanding of what the body needs and wants. Expect to be elevated, and welcome to Crystal’s universe.

 

 

MY THREADS

Jeans Vintage Levis or any non stretch, high waist, button fly denim (that specific)

T-shirt Uniqlo U

Socks Muji

Heels Ah, I wish I still wore heels, but any Celine circa Phoebe Philo

Sneakers Vans and Nike

Designers Vintage and old Celine 

Where do you shop Stella Dallas Vintage

Where do you want to shop BDDW, The Broken Arm, Hannah Wessel, De Vera and Eskandar

Online shopping site Ebay & La Garconne

 

MY BAG OF TRICKS

What’s your sign Sun: Leo, Ascendant: Sagittarius, Moon: Taurus

Workout Stretching, jumping jacks and lots of walking

Studio/teacher The comfort of my home 

Do you meditate? Yes, but not daily

Experts in your corner Daniela Turley (Herbalist) and Dana James (Nutritionist)

Morning rituals Lots of water, coffee, Democracy News in the background 

Evening rituals Dinner cooked at home, burning candles, a hot bath and typically falling asleep on the couch by 9pm.

Human Design Generator

Shower or bath I love a hot bath after a long day of facials

Extrovert or introvert  Introvert

DIY Mask recipe Activist Manuka Honey mixed with white clay

Stress management techniques Deep Breaths, writing or a long walk in the sun

Who is your get out of jail call? My best friend, Miguel 

MY PANTRY 

Tea or tonic drink Oolong tea from Té Co

Wellness idol Dr Mark Hyman and Deanna Minich 

How do you like to eat? Dealing with autoimmune is changing the way I eat and my consumption of food. It’s really simple; organic, seasonal and an abundance of veggies. Minimal sugar, grains and gluten.

What’s always in your fridge? Veggies, microgreens, mushrooms, eggs, pesto and beans

Go-to dinner recipe I love a bowl of steamed veggies, on top of farmer's market greens, avocado, beans, flaky sea salt and black pepper. Simple and easy.

Favorite snack Mon Fe Fo ginger shots, cashews and walnuts

Favorite drink Oolong tea

Where do you grocery shop? Union Square Farmer's Market 

 

MY MEDICINE CABINET 

Toothpaste Eco Dent

Soap Bathing Culture 

Lip I love a red lip. I wish Violette would relaunch her Estée Lauder collaboration in Poppy Sauvage. The best shade of red EVER. 

Perfume or Cologne Usually, I don’t wear fragrance for work, but on occasion I love Fumee d’Ambre by In Fiore. Also, Sigil perfumes are beautiful.

Hair stylist For many years I wore a buzz cut and now I’m growing my hair.  Heather at O Salon in Brooklyn was my stylist when I wore a  short pixie cut. She is incredibly talented.

Shampoo/Conditioner La Tierra Sagrada

Cleanser In Fiore Lustra 

Toner In Fiore Transparence Botanical Water 

Serum Marie Veronique Soothing B3 Serum

Moisturizer Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream

Mask Activist Manuka Honey or Josh Rosebrook Cacao Antioxidant Mask

Beauty tool ZIIP and Gua Sha tools 

Makeup RMS "Un" Cover-up as a concealer, W3LL People Mascara, Kjaer Weis Revel Bronzer

 

MY DIGS

Where do you live? Harlem, New York 

Piece of art in your home My grandfather's photography 

Museum The Rubin, Moma, Picasso Museum 

Sheets French Linen

Local restaurant Té Co, Divya’s Kitchen and Via Carota

Best cup of coffee/tea in your town Bar Pisellino for great coffee and decor and Té Co for beautiful oolong tea in an intimate setting

Favorite piece of furniture Donald Judd platform bed 

Furniture store or designer BDDW in Soho

Minimalist or maximalist Minimalist, it keeps my mind clear

Dream dinner party guests Martin Margiela, close friends and James Baldwin

Most used kitchen gadget Steamer and Bonavita tea kettle 

What do you collect Books and journals

 

LIGHT MY FIRE

Who or what inspires you Nature, community, solo travel, freedom

Quote "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."

Crush Waris Ahluwalia

Favorite place in the world Tokyo

Favorite albums All Radiohead and Kiwanuka by Michael Kiwanuka

Inner age I’ll be 38 this year and I’m ready to round it off to 40. I often feel like an older soul

Song in your head at the moment Piano Joint (This Kind of Love)

 

WIRED

Phone I have an iPhone, what version? Who knows...It’s time for an upgrade.

Website Remodelista, Live the Process

Podcasts I really don’t listen to podcasts. I lost my headphones 6 months ago and have yet to replace them.

Favorite gadget I have zero attachments to gadgets. 

Favorite Instagram In Fiore and CAP Beauty

Favorite News source NY Times


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