Event: Marie-Lou&D Maison de beauté reception and promotion Thurs. Dec. 3, 2015
Spirikal’s bottom line: There’s always something happening in SoHo on a week night. Whether you’re looking to mingle with a glass of wine and cheese or searching for a deal, you’ll always discover something new. Marie-Lou&D’s wine, cheese reception was just another reason to love this neighborhood.
Event: It was just an excuse to be in city. I hadn’t quite yet from the French Morning’s No Frames art exhibit, and tonight I came back to SoHo to check out something new. There are so many luxury spas and beauty salons in SoHo, and I have commend Marie-Lou&D for having found a prime, ground-floor location.
While many places specialize with either hair colouring or manicures, Marie-Lou&D pretty much offers everything from haircuts, facials, massage, and mani-pedi. And for a salon West SoHo, this place was surprisingly big. Hanna, the gal who greeted at the reception told me that this was the second event they put. And it was thanks to a collaboration with French District, the online guide for the French-speaking community, that they got a good turnout for this event. The crowd varied from the French expats to Americans and I even got to practice my Japanese with a gal who works Barclay’s Capital.
There were loads of Frenchies who came for hair advice, but everyone gathered around the wine & cheese. I was a little miffed that there weren’t any real hors d’œuvres or canapés, but I wasn’t complaining a beautifully balanced dry rosé from Provence in one hand and fruit and cheese in the other. The team at Marie-Lou&D were both very friendly and professional. One of the more interesting conversations I had was with Courtney, the beautician who is also an artist. Check our her instagram.
For guys, the salon was neutral in its décor, without appearing too girly, which I could honestly see myself at if I were in search of a little luxury. I’d definitely like to check out this spa again if I ever find myself between hairdressers, or maybe, just maybe, I might toddle back for a facial treatment. I have to confess that I’ve been feeling a bit wrinkily as of lately. I promise I’ll follow up with another review. Good night.