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skinnyskinny organics Staff Feature: Melissa!

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We have, in our opinion, the best staff you could find anywhere. From fashionistas to farmers and everything in between, our skinnyskinny organics family is made up of some of the coolest people you'd ever want to meet. That's why every couple of weeks we are going to be featuring a different staff member with a picture and the same series of 4 questions. You can find the last feature, on Fern, here.

Our Brooklyn storefront would be a much duller place without our resident ray of sunshine, Melissa. As plant specialist, store manager, website designer, terrarium class instructor, and arguably the friendliest person on Grand St., skinnyskinny is lucky to have her heading up our Brooklyn storefront. (We promise we’re not just saying that because she bakes delicious cookies!)


Here’s Melissa:

Teaching the secrets to the perfect terrarium at one of our amazing classes. (Melissa is on the left.)


What skinnyskinny organics product could you not live without?

The dry/sensitive Organic Skin Serum. When I moved to New York from the muggy-buggy southeast, I had noooo idea how dry my skin was going to be, especially in the "real winter." The d/s serum saved my face. For real.

If you were a plant, what would you be?

Neon pothos.I love pothos plants because they are basic, not fussy at all, easy to grow wherever, and they're just generally happy (or at least that's the emotion I assign to their leaves' unfailing perkiness). I'm picking the neon variety in particular because they are a little different than the rest, but then don't we all like to think of ourselves as a little different? We're all neon!

If I gave you $100 to spend within 5 blocks of the skinnyskinny storefront, where would you go?

Walter Foods for $100 worth of hot toddies and artichoke dip.

What does "green beauty" mean to you?

For me, I guess you could replace "green" with "thoughtful." Green beauty means thinking about what goes into the products, on(in)to our bodies, and back out into the world. A lot of everyday processes have become pretty thoughtless, so I appreciate the depth of understanding and degree of care that goes into skinnyskinny products at each step.

If you're in the NYC area make sure to stop by skinnyskinny Urban Gardens for the latest in plant design! Plus check out the beautiful website Melissa designed, and go ahead and click like on Facebook, you'll be glad you did.

Saving the world with fresh scents, one Aromatherapeutic Organic Room Spray at a time!


As always, please feel free to email us with any questions, comments or concerns. We love hearing from you! Or if there is something you would like for us to cover on the blog, let us know!

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