At Home With Joanne Halev

Andrew M. Santos

They say that good things come to those who wait. Well, the cabaret industry waited, even though it didn’t know what it was waiting for. Indeed, the industry and the community didn’t know that something was missing – rather, that someone was missing – then one day the wait was over. Joanne Halev had arrived. Oh, people knew Joanne from cabaret classes she took (for years) and from seeing her at shows around town, but they didn’t know that there was a quality, an essence that only she possessed that would enhance the art form, the business, and the family of artists working in New York City’s nightclub scene. It was an aura of old-style Hollywood glamor mixed with Manhattan literati and laced with modern-day empowered woman… and a voice, both musical and artistic, that would catch the attention of everyone exposed to it. With only four performances of her

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Logic1000 – ‘You’ve Got The Whole Night To Go’ EP review: uplifting collection to soundtrack another year of home raves

Andrew M. Santos

A child of the late-90s and early-2000s, Logic1000 has an undeniable ear for mining old-school R&B belters that are crying out for dancefloor-designed updates. So much so, that Four Tet rinsed Samantha Poulter’s garage-house groover ‘DJ Logic Please Forgive Me’ (which innovatively samples Deborah Cox’s 1998 R&B heartbreaker ‘It’s Over Now’) in the majority of his 2019 club and festival sets, including at Coachella.

The Sydney-born Berlin-based producer and DJ recreated the magic of that catapulting debut with last year’s release, ‘Perfume’, an emotive drum-heavy techno heartbreaker that samples Avant’s 2000 R&B tear-jerker ‘Separated’. She also DJ’d at London superclub Printworks, launched her own label (Therapy) and racked up an impressively varied range of remix commissions.

As well as transforming Don Toliver’s trap anthem ‘No Idea’ into a dusty house weapon and giving Christine and the Queens’ ‘La vita nuova’ a club edge thanks to shuffling drum-pads, she

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How To Fragrance Your Home in 2021

Andrew M. Santos

From the lingering scent of a Friday night curry (guilty) to pets and damp in old houses (*cry*), there are lots of reasons why your home might not smell quite as “show home” as you’d always like. Sure, when it’s business as normal, the odd stench from a garlic-packed dinner might not cause much irritation. But when you’re spending every waking minute within the same four walls? You’re probably left wondering how to make your house smell like a spa, once and for all.

Fret not: there are many ways to make your room smell good, from making potpourri from dried flowers (old school) to investing in an essential oil diffuser, reed diffuser or a scented candle.

Here are the best ways to fragrance your home, according to GLAMOUR editors and fragrance experts – plus, the best products to make house smell good. Consider your mood uplifted.

17 of the
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Valentine’s Day Burke Williams Spa at Home

Andrew M. Santos

Jill Weinlein

One of the leading luxury spa destinations in California is Burke Williams Day Spa. Created as an urban day spa in 1984, Burke Williams offers an elevated spa experience, inspired by the world-class European day spas. It’s a sanctuary, a place of beauty and wellness transporting guests from the stress of everyday life into peaceful bliss. 

When government and county Covid-19 mandates temporarily closed spas, Burke Williams 11 facilities got creative packaging spa products and treatments. Spa fans can still purchase the products they love or show their affection this Valentine’s Day with Burke Williams’ exclusive Valentine-inspired gift card packages and spa kits. The kits have everything for a safe and relaxing date night in your own home. Here are some options in various price points:

Photo courtesy of Burke Williams

Healing Touch ($35) – Includes Sacred Earth Warming Massage Lotion, Sacred Earth Muscle Rub, and Burke

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