Join L’OCCITANE and RICHART to kick off Valentine’s Day weekend and the launch of the L’OCCITANE’s Red Cherry Fragrance. Guests who shop at L’OCCITANE’s 86th Street flagship boutique(between 3rd Avenue and Lexington) on Thursday, February 13th can indulge in RICHART confections as well as cherry-inspired cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This selection of mini gourmet French macarons is perfect for great occasions as it gathers all of Richart’s permanent collection’s flavors. Ideal to share between friends or to offer, this selection will take you on a sensory journey to enjoy textures, tastes and wonderful aromas. The flavors presented in this selection were chosen among the following ones: Raspberry / Blackberry, Salted Butter Caramel, Vanilla from Madagascar, Blackcurrant, 82% cocoa from the Dominican Republic, 82% cocoa from Madagascar, Pistachio, Roasted Hazelnut, Roasted Almond, Milk Chocolate, Blood Orange / Lemon, Grapefruit / Rose and Almond / Arabica Coffee

Also, guests are invited to get a little pampering with complimentary signature L’OCCITANE beauty rituals such as hand massages, mini-facials and fragrance layering.  Throughout the day, L’OCCITANE will be offering two exclusive gifts with purchase for all customers:

·         My Little Delights Gift Pouch: Featuring favorites like Almond Shower Oil, Almond Supple Skin Oil, and Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette with any $49 purchase. 

·         RICHART Mini-Macaroons: with any $75 purchase.

Can’t make it to L’OCCITANE 86TH street? Visit any of the L’OCCITANE NYC boutiques on Thursday, February 13th to pick up either exclusive gift with purchase while supplies last!

So stop by L’OCCITANE and celebrate Valentine’s Day the Provençal way!

Fashion Review: Orley 2014 Men’s Fall/Winter Collection

Images Photographed by Lev Radin

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05, 2014: Designers Alex & Matthew Orley & Samantha Florence attend presentation for Orley at Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week at High Line Hotel

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 05, 2014: Designers Alex & Matthew Orley & Samantha Florence attend presentation for Orley at Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week at High Line Hotel

Orley is a designer menswear collection founded by Matthew Orley, Alex Orley, and Samantha Florence that launched with a capsule collection of Italian-made knitwear for Fall/Winter 2012 and expanded into a full ready-to-wear collection for Spring/Summer 2014. The brand is known for its combination of elegant and irreverent design with a focus on luxury knitwear and commitment to the highest quality materials and manufacturing. For Fall/Winter 2014, the trio showcased a sophisticated, totally modern interpretation of the very best of men’s classics starting with thick warm car coats and turtleneck sweaters we could use right now. Too bad, with this stormy weather, the pieces aren’t available right now.


Equally as impressive were the various accessories that added to the totality of  presentation, especially the gloves in Italian leather and silk. The collection, a seamless mix of city and country dressing, hit all the right notes and bears well for the future of Orley in the marketplace. Bravo on a job well done.


Winning College Students to Appear on Oscars® Telecast

Channing Tatum, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Oscars Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced the winners of the “Team Oscar” college search on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” along with this year’s Oscars host, Ellen DeGeneres.  The winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, live on ABC.

We created this contest last year to give students who are passionate about film, the opportunity to set their sights on the future,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  “We received so many inspiring submissions this year that it made for a difficult choice, but the talent and stories of these six winners really represent what Team Oscar is all about and convinced us that they are a perfect fit for the Oscar stage.”

The “Team Oscar” winners are:

  • Zaineb Abdul-Nabi – University of Michigan (MI) – Hometown: Bronx, NY
  • Tayo Amos – Stanford University (CA) – Hometown: Mountain View, CA
  • Nathan Flanagan-Frankl – Chapman University (CA) – Hometown: Northbrook, IL
  • Jeanpaul Isaacs – Rutgers University (NJ) – Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ
  • Bryson Kemp – Muhlenberg College (PA) – Hometown: North East, MD
  • Mackenna Millet – Pepperdine University (CA) – Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA

The winner’s videos can be viewed here.

“I was blown away by the quality of the videos the students created, and more importantly, by the visions they represented,” said Channing Tatum.  “It was a tough choice, but I’m proud of the winners we chose and can’t wait to share the Oscars stage with them.”

The winners were individually notified by show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. 

Administered through the Academy’s Facebook page, “Team Oscar” was open to U.S. college students and required them to submit a creative short video explaining how they will contribute to the future of movies and answer a brief essay question on a similar topic.  Winners were selected by Zadan, Meron, Tatum and the Academy. 

United Airlines, the official airline sponsor of the Academy and of the Oscars telecast, will roll out the red carpet to fly the winners to Los Angeles to participate in “Team Oscar.”

In addition to their appearance on the Oscars, the students will be treated to a week of industry experiences including a visit to the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library to see its renowned collections; studio tours; and meet and greets with filmmakers at Oscar Week events.

Samsung Galaxy®, a proud sponsor of the Oscars, will be providing each winner with a Galaxy device to document their experience.  The behind-the-scenes stories of “Team Oscar” will be seen on and Samsung social sites.