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Erin Wexstten, founder of Oxalis, talks Skincare

Since launching our Lifestyle category two weeks ago, we knew that Self Care would be an essential, core part of it- as it is so essential to our overall wellness, especially during stressful times as these. Erin Wexstten, founder and creator or Oxalis Apothecary, our newest Self Care brand launch, is here to talk about the inspiration behind her brand, her skincare routine, and why New Orleans is such a special city to handcraft her products. Cella’s: What inspired you to start the Oxalis brand? Erin​ - ​Skincare has always been a huge part of my life and the ritual was instilled in me at an early age from my Mother and Grandmother. They taught me to always take care of...

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Semi-DIY Mask at Home

Quarantine has us all thinking about ways to improve our self care, from baths to serums, to masks! With that in mind, we’ve started carrying a skincare and bath line called Oxalis (made locally here in New Orleans), with all products being 100% natural, enriched with premium plant based oils, herbs and minerals, and ethically sourced ingredients. I’ve been testing out their products daily all week, and am officially on the bandwagon (the Facial Serum is insanely good for glow- but more on later)! Two days ago I tried out the Wildflower Clay Mask and it left my skin baby bottom smooth-amazing! The great thing about this mask is that it doesn’t come readymade and creamy- it comes in powder form...

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Madeleine Perino talks Gardening and Self Care

To kick off our interviews with local women, we have Madeleine Perino, from New Orleans’ staple garden center Perino’s, joining us (virtually) to talk all things self-care, stress reducing, new routine, and of course- essential gardening tips (especially now that we’re having some extra time on our hands)!   Cella’s: With so much stress going on around us, so many people have turned to being productive at home and in their gardens! How do you feel gardening helps relieve stress? Madeleine Perino: I think gardening helps relieve stress because it’s something to do that is active yet quiet for the brain. It is also very rewarding to watch something you planted grow successfully. It gives me a sense of accomplishment!...

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Introducing Cella’s Lifestyle

What a year this month has been. Truly the strangest, most mind boggling experience most of us have ever faced. Especially in a city known for being social, for being out and about, with interaction as our lifestyle. And now it stops. Completely. For another month. It got me thinking- as a boutique owner, I’m always trying to provide the most fashion forward, current trends for our customers to wear to their next event. But, as our Netflix queue shows, we don’t exactly have events going on right now... Of course, events will come back, probably with even more force, excitement and bravado than before (who else is ready for 10 Girls Night Outs asap?), but for now, we’re concentrating...

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