Korean Ingredients at NYC’s Reception Bar

The zero-proof section of the cocktail menu is a particular reason to visit

From the outside, newcomer Reception Bar looks like yet another drinking hole in NYC‘s Lower East Side—fitted with floating orb lights, shades of peach and timber, plants in the circular windows and curved doorways. But one night exploring the menu proves Reception Bar is a sanctuary for people tired of classic cocktails or even alcohol in general. Owner and self-starter Katie Rue has developed cocktails and non-alcoholic elixirs …

Parachute’s First-Ever Mattress

The bedding company creates an option without foam or latex

Venice Beach, CA-based Parachute got its start in 2014 with a desire to make bedding better. They did so by manufacturing percale, sateen and linen sheets in Portugal, all Oeko-Tex certified (meaning they test free of harmful substances and chemicals), at a direct-to-consumer price. Since sheets, Parachute has followed a natural trajectory, expanding into the bathroom, kitchen, living, and brick-and-mortar stores—and today, they launch their largest …

January Labs’ pH-Optimized Skincare

Championing recipes for maximum effectiveness instead of a single miracle ingredient

With the first pump of January Labs antioxidant-rich Day Cream, one notices the lightweight consistency, the pale orange-yellow color, and the absence of added fragrance. Another indie skincare brand that promises products free of parabens, sulfates and other additives, and keeps routines uncomplicated with a very small line (similar to another CH fave, Peet Rivko), January Labs has fewer than 10 products to browse. The …