We're big fans of Briar Winters and her small batch apothecary company Marble + Milkweed. She's not only our go to natural beauty expert (see June 2014's lip balm making tips), but also has one of the most covetable studio spaces in all of Manhattan. We caught up with her and talked face scrubs, fresh herbs, crystals and where to get the best almond croissant. Check out her studio space below and stay tuned to The Source for three custom face scrub recipes she created for us!
What amenity would most New Yorker's kill for? Natural light. We lost it when we saw this afternoon light pouring in.
This Himalayan quartz is both beautiful and holistic. Briar sells them in her shop and recommends dropping one in a cup of tea.
We nerded out when we saw these precious vintage boxes that Briar fills with solid perfume. She told us that she's even filled heirloom boxes for customers.
We're always drawn to mood boards. Her's has the moon phases, postcards from friends and favorite Instagram images.
Briar tries to source her herbs and oils from small local farms as much as possible. She has holy basil being grown for her in North Carolina for tea and works with other farmers in Vermont and upstate New York. When working on such a small scale Briar has the ability to "customize" a herb and be apart of the whole growing process from seedlings to dehydrating.
Briar was a pastry chef before she started Marble + Milkweed, so when the topic of almond croissants came up things got serious. She swore by the one at Arcade Bakery in Tribeca. Needless to say we marched directly over there and each inhaled our own.
We want to thank Briar so much for welcoming us into her studio space. We'll be posting her three custom face scrub recipes using materials from the Hyde Park Collection later this week, in the meantime follow Briar @marbleandmilkweed on Instagram for dreamy behind the scenes images.