C California Style

Inside SPOKE & WEAL’s San Francisco salon. PHOTO: Rob Northway.

Crème de la Crème

by C California Style

Reboot your ROUTINE with the season’s newest sensations: charcoal everything (from juice to bodywash), SPICY fall scents, fast-acting WRINKLE FIGHTERS and more.

Gear Up

Three lines up their game this season with new offerings for the gym-bound. • S.F.-born designer Derek Lam’s diffusion line 10 Crosby partners with Petaluma brand Athleta to launch a collection of luxe geometrical separates—from color-blocked tanks to leather track pants and cashmere knits. $64-$498; athleta.gap.com. • London brand Sweaty Betty is opening a flagship West Coast boutique on Abbot Kinney in Venice, and in honor of the expansion, on offer is a California-inspired athleisure lineup of printed leggings, mesh yoga tanks and slouchy pastel sweaters. $55-$280; sweatybetty.com. • L.A. model and Sweat The Style blogger Adrianne Ho continues to roll out her sportif streetwear line Sweat Crew with PacSun this month, including camouflage sports bras and terry sweatshirts. $27-$65; pacsun.com.

Los Angeles

One Stop

This October, Sephora’s newest outpost opens the doors to its nearly 5,000-square-foot location at The Grove. Look for hard-to-find collections from brands like Burberry cosmetics and Sally Hershberger hair.

Santa Monica

White Out

Canadian yogawear brand Lolë is slated to finish its epic White Tour in Santa Monica this autumn. The series of stunning group events also staged in Montreal, New York, Paris and Toronto gathers thousands of yogis—all wearing white, practicing on sun-yellow mats—to promote peace and community. A crowd of 10,000 is expected to attend.

Los Angeles

Vision Quest

Jessica Snow tells a great story. As an L.A.-based guided meditation teacher, she has led some imaginative mental safaris—across a moonscape, through a desert lightning storm, into a magical forest—to help people tap into their inner creativity and peace. Snow’s fans will drive to Manhattan Beach, deep into Beachwood Canyon or trek to Griffith Park to experience her sessions, which are often accompanied by a live music “sound bath.” Her inventive visualizations get the literary treatment in her new self-published book (with help from a Kickstarter campaign), 99 Visions ($33), illustrated by Margaret Gallagher. It’s the perfect gift for spiritual seekers and a bedside companion for inspired dreamers. jessicasnowmeditation.com.

Mysterious Ways

New fall-friendly fragrances are rich with deeply aromatic spices and edible notes, from exotic seedpods and pepper to tea and coffee. • Bulgari’s latest Au Thé Bleu was inspired by oolong tea. $72-$160; neimanmarcus.com. • Jo Malone takes a bohemian turn with its new Mimosa & Cardamom scent. $125; jomalone.com. • Alaïa’s first fragrance calls back to the designer’s Tunisian roots, with spicy pink pepper to balance leather and musk. $115-$150; saksfifthavenue.com. • Noir Exquis by L’Artisan Parfumeur will transport you to a Parisian patisserie with notes of coffee and glazed chestnuts. $120; artisanparfumeur.com.   

Coal Train

Charcoal, known for its toxin-absorbing properties and purifying prowess, infuses everything from juice to bodywash to facial sponges.

One Love Organics Bamboo Charcoal Heart Cleansing Sponge, $10, oneloveorganics.com. Earth Therapeutics Purifying Exfoliating Gloves, $8, Body Wash, $10, and Mesh Exfoliator, $7, earththerapeutics.net. Pressed Juicery Lemon Lavender Honey Activated Charcoal, $45, pressedjuicery.com. Bulletproof Coconut Charcoal Supplements, $18.95. Japanese Binchotan facial soap, $29, toothbrush, $6.50, and scrub towel, $18, Individual Medley, Atwater Village, individualmedleystore.com.

Fast Company

Instant gratification is the name of this season’s skin-care game, with new products and treatments offering see-it-now results. • San Francisco-based Juice Beauty expands its Stem Cellular Collection with a new Overnight Cream, which uses vitamin C and sacred lily to smooth while you sleep. $68; juice​beauty​.com; ulta​.com. • Le Métier de Beauté’s new Instant Line Perfecting Serum is activated by the heat of the skin, and acts to tighten and fill wrinkles on contact. $150; neimanmarcus.com. • Clé de Peau’s new Lip Serum adds immediate moisture and fullness to lips with a hyaluronic acid cocktail, and works to keep them in shape for the long run with its signature “illuminating complex,” designed to reduce cellular stress. $95; clede​peau​beaute.com.

San Francisco & Los Angeles

Smooth Operators

When the owners of the Spoke & Weal salons, stylist Jon Reyman and colorist Christine Thompson, aren’t backstage at New York Fashion Week or in their recently opened SoHo salon, they’re splitting their time between S.F. and L.A. Their newly recruited West Coast devotees come for Reyman’s skill with dry cutting and Thompson’s commitment to more natural, less-damaging color. And now, for those who need next-level conditioning help, the salons offer a silk-amino acid Signature Smoothing Treatment. After one application, extra-dry strands appear instantly silky and healthy for 12 weeks. $350 or $75/add-on; spoke​and​weal.com.


Fingers on the Pulse

Just two years after the first location opened in Beverly Hills and secured its status as one of the most fashionable destinations for a mani-pedi in town, Olive & June has opened its second spot in Pasadena, connected to Drybar. And rumor has it even more locations are in the works. In need of some fall polish guidance? Olive & June swears by Essie’s Penny Talk and RGB‘s Peacock and Toast. 146 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, 626-440-9700; olivejune.com.

Vista & Tecate, Baja California

Family Affair

Two spas beloved by Californians are ditching their hushed, adults-only programs for a couple of weeks of mother/daughter (or father/son) bonding. • Rancho la Puerta in Baja reintroduces its kid-friendly week of healthy living, with a schedule including family life lectures, cooking and art classes, and self-defense (July 30-Aug. 6). ranchola​puerta​.com. Cal-a-Vie near San Diego revives its mother/daughter weeks, one for teens (June 12-19) and another for college-bound offspring (July 31-Aug. 7). cal-a-vie.com.