Yesterday I attended the launch of CAP Beauty founders', Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima Morisse's, first book, High Vibrational Beauty. The book is overflowing with inspiring recipes for food (think Persian rose rice pudding and papaya poke) and self care (e.g. proper dry brushing techniques and meditation tips), accompanied by artful imagery. It also includes seasonal rituals, like a spring bath and autumn energy clearing, as well as advice on how to manifest your deepest desires into reality.

Last night I sipped on sea buckthorn spritzer while listening to the two best friends talk about their gorgeous new book, which officially hit stores yesterday. The shop was filled with flowering branches and delicious samples of some of the HVB recipes, prepared by Chef Mary Ellen Amato, a former CAP employee (who happens to have worked as a chef at Court Street Grocers and Dimes and has just opened a solo project in Red Hook, Rita)- proof that CAP Beauty really is a family! One of Kerrilynn’s favorite recipes is the Sevilla smoked popcorn, which I enjoyed munching on last night, and Cindy raved about the sour brown bread (GF) and the gemini curry bowl which her husband now craves and requests regularly! I especially enjoyed the arigato matcha coins and the black magic tapenade with radishes!

Over the last 3 years (CAP opened in early 2015), I have attended several fabulous wellness events hosted by the store, such as Carla Oates speaking about her line The Beauty Chef (see my past post here!) and Scott Linde, founder of Sun Potion, teaching about adaptogens and how to incorporate them into our regular routines. So last night was especially meaningful, as I was able to support the two women behind the whole operation, who have made their West Village shop a mecca for wellness junkies like me. Cindy and Kerrilynn, if you happen to be reading this, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your contributions to the community and for making events like this accessible to regular people like me.

You can purchase High Vibrational Beauty here!