Marketing genius: N.Y.-based entrepreneur Gabriel Balestra concocted a beauty line, Skin and Co Roma, using a blend of the family’s famed truffles grown in Italy’s Umbria region. The fab, fungi-filled products reportedly help stimulate cell regeneration and destroy free radicals. Good enough to eat, but nah. www.skinandcoroma.com.
Put your cellphone and selfies to work! PumpUp is launching a photo-based health and fitness social network. The platform combines photo sharing, community and fitness coaching. Users can also share before and after workout selfies. To join the community, download PumpUp at the iOS App Store or Google Play Store for Android.
Pop by the Design District’s newest offering: The Bazaar Project, 4308 NE Second Ave. The lifestyle concept store features a curated collection of treasures with a distinct global flair, ranging from home décor to accessories. The selection are inspired by Turkish fashion entrepreneur and store owner Yeliz Titiz’s world travels.
Oprah Winfrey is taking her talents to the tea world, partnering with Teavana to create the Oprah Chai Tea, offered at Starbucks and Teavana stores. The tea lover worked with Teavana's leading teaologist to create a blend featuring ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves — handcrafted latte or loose-leaf tea. Sip for a cause: proceeds from the tea sales support youth education.
Audra D.S. Burch
and Madeleine Marr