When a new line of bath and beauty products is unveiled from one of Brooklyn's most talented floral stylists/designers, is anyone truly surprised to learn that it celebrates the most exquisite traits of mother nature and her unique aromatherapeutic benefits?
Didn't think so. And that's the kind of non-surprise we love.
A native of New Orleans, Brooklyn-based Ariel Dearie moved to New York after college and has made it her home. But never forgets exactly where she comes from.
Inspired by the history and botanicals of the Crescent City, her soulful selection of bath soaks are meticulously imbued with the exact same kind of warm-hearted spirit and classic elegance she imparts to every flower arrangement.
"Last Fall, I created a flower arrangement using Forsythia, Lisianthus, and Persimmons. The branches I used that day were incredible and the leaves ranged in color from green to golden to burgundy, occasionally all on the same branch."
Ariel's eyes light up. A smile forms on her lips.
"The shape was quite sculptural and had a lot of movement. I often still think back to that arrangement."
The thoughtful approach even extends to the bottle.
Handcrafted in small batches with an invigorating blend of Dead Sea salts, Epsom salts & organic essential oils, Ariel's deep appreciation for natural beauty extends to packaging her wares in ethereal Victorian era-inspired amber glass vessels that fairly whisper to those of us in the modern world:
"Slow down. Draw a bath. Relax."