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JANUARY 2019

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JOYRIDE AT ITS BEST

CRAIG MELVIN SHARES HIS WESTPORT JOGGING ROUTE

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JANUARY 2019 PUBLISHER

Marisa MacLean | marisa.maclean@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Anna Barnes, Jen Berniker, Robin Moyer Chung CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Bring on the New Year! JANUARY MARKS THE BEGINNING OF NOT ONLY A NEW CALENDAR YEAR BUT ALSO THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SETTING PERSONAL GOALS. Perhaps you’ve resolved to exercise more regularly, take up a new hobby or volunteer at the local animal shelter. Whatever your goals may be, we hope the people, places, tips and tricks in this issue will inspire you to focus on wellness in the new year. While diet and exercise are vital to your physical health, overall wellness includes your mental health as well. This month, we at Westport Lifestyle encourage you to live your best life by taking care of yourself both inside and out. We asked local experts for their advice on adhering to your resolutions.  They also share some of their favorite apps, skincare regimens, workout routines and so much more. Thanks for reading, Westport. Happy New Year!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2019

FEATURES 14 Staying Fit with Westport’s Own Craig Melvin The Journalist/News Anchor Gets Candid about His Fitness Routine and Love of Westport

18 Joyride at Its Best Strengthening Bodies, Community and Hope

28 Let’s Face It: Your Skin Could Use Some Love this Winter

34 Christine Dunst Embodies Wellness You Can, Too! The Embody Wellness

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Company Co-Founder Shares Her Favorite Apps and Products

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

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Local Limelight

24 Trend Setter 28 Healthy Lifestyle 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


GOOD TIMES 1.

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Recognizing Local Women in Business t h e m a r a i s joined Fred to celebrate local women in business. These two women-owned companies hosted entertaining rapid-fire interviews with outstanding local female leaders that were hysterical, personal and worthy of binge watching.

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1. Kelley Frey (co-owner Fred), Jessica Manela, Simona Levin (Winding Lane Design), co-founders of The Granola Bar: Julie Mountain and Dana Noorily | 2. Casey Armstrong-Friese (co-founder t h e m a r a i s), Jennine Hannaway (Hannaway Public Relations), Elissia Sigalow (co-founder t h e m a r a i s) | 3. Jennine Hannaway (Hannaway Public Relations), Kitt Shapiro, Dana Noorily (co-founder The Granola Bar), Julie Mountain (co-founder The Granola Bar), Haley Kraut | 4. Elissia Sigalow (co-founder t h e m a r a i s), Jennifer Tooker - Second Selectwoman of Westport, CT), Casey Armstrong-Friese (co-founder t h e m a r a i s) | 5. Co-founders of t h e m a r a i s: Elissia Sigalow & Casey Armstrong-Friese, co-founders of The Granola Bar: Julie Mountain & Dana Noorily | 6. Robin Barrie Kaiden, Elissia Sigalow (co-founder t h e m a r a i s) | 7. Kelley Frey (co-owner Fred), Casey Armstrong-Friese (co-founder t h e m a r a i s), Emily Liebert, Shereen Koshnoodi (co-owner Fred), Elissia Sigalow (co-founder t h e m a r a i s) | 8. Kelley Frey (co-owner Fred), Dr. Rhonda Klein, Elissia Sigalow (co-founder t h e m a r a i s), Shereen Koshnoodi (co-owner Fred), Casey Armstrong-Friese (co-founder t h e m a r a i s)

CraftWestport

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Friends and families shopped at CraftWestport at Staples High Nov. 3 and 4. Presented by the Westport Young Woman’s League, CraftWestport featured 200 contemporary artists. Shoppers found unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays. A Sunday Kid Zone featured family-friendly activities. Net proceeds from admission fees will be distributed to local charitable agencies by the Westport Young Woman’s League.

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1. Westport Young Woman’s League members Joceyln Palmer (left) and Sandra Krenzer (right) at the CraftWestport baked goods table selling homemade goodies. | 2. Julie Maciejewski (left) Chair of CraftWestport poses with Shannon McArthur (middle), President of the Westport Young Woman’s League and Rhiannon Lloyd (right) | 3. Jim Marpe, First Selectman of Westport, kicks off the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony. | 4. The Westport Academy of Dance performing at the CraftWestport Kid Zone 8

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The offers led to a happy announcement that the restaurant will not be closing after all!

ALBERT LEE TO PERFORM AT STAGEONE SUNDAY, JAN. 6 He's won Grammy Awards, Guitar Player magazine's Best Country Guitarist award five times in a row, and Eric Clapton has called him "the greatest guitarist in the world." What more do you need to know?! OK, we'll keep going. In addition to backing Eric Clapton for five years in the late ’70s, he has toured and recorded with the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, the Crickets  and Joe Cocker. For tickets:  BoxOffice.FairfieldTheatre.org

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AROUND TOWN (CON TI N UED) some exhibited with related prints, focuses on a particular category— designs

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thereby highlighting not only the creative inventiveness of the artists who formulated lavish visual imagery from the written word, but also the rich literary traditions of France and the vibrant book publishing industry they spawned.

CELEBRATE A VICTORIAN HOLIDAY SEASON Nothing enhances the spirit of the holiday season more than an enchanting

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This

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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk, where they will also enjoy a catered boxed lunch in the Mansion’s Billiards Room. After your short coach ride to Westport, groups will be welcomed to Wheeler House where they will be served coffee and pastries. At both sites, visitors are invited to shop the unique holiday gift selections in the museum shops. Additionally, Wheeler House is located in scenic downtown Westport upon the Saugatuck River which features an idyllic Main Street with a wide variety of boutiques, traditional retail shops and eateries. For

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

Staying Fit with Craig Melvin THE JOURNALIST AND NEWS ANCHOR GETS CANDID ABOUT HIS FITNESS ROUTINE AND LOVE OF WESTPORT ARTICLE ANNA BARNES PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN VIDELER

WESTPORT LIFESTYLE: Happy New Year! Let’s start off with everyone’s favorite new year question: What is your 2019 New Year’s Resolution? CRAIG MELVIN: I stopped making resolutions because by the time February rolls around, it’s easy to feel like a failure. In 2018, I wanted to focus on mindfulness. Now I’m borderline obsessed with the app, Headspace. WL: Since  we’re talking health & wellness in this issue. What’s your favorite way to stay fit? CM: Definitely running. Not because its cathartic, I honestly just don’t want to be morbidly obese. My favorite route is right in downtown Westport. I jog down  Main Street and eventually cross the bridge over the water. It’s about 4.5 miles. In the winter, I’m in the gym. I’m an elliptical guy and  I need 20 minutes of cardio or I don’t feel like I’ve worked out sufficiently. I work out by the practice of low weight, high reps. I guess you could say I’m old school when it comes to the gym. WL: We all have that move we dread in the gym. What’s yours? CM: Easy. Ab work and I loathe pushups but a trainer told me it’s the most effective exercise for my body. 14

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WL: You’re a very busy guy. On top of your day job, you're a husband and a father to two small kiddos, how do you keep your energy up? You really do DO it all... CM: Cat naps whenever I can. Usually  when I'm riding in the car and occasionally I'll catch a nap in my office. I drink, what could be considered by most,  an unhealthy amount of coffee, starting at about 5 a.m. I also once read that drinking a gallon of water

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every day will greatly impact your energy, so I do what I can to stay hydrated. I avoid big lunches because I can't afford the afternoon sluggishness. WL: Once the caffeine wears off, how do you unwind? CM: As a family, we try to have dinner together a few nights per  week. After the kids go down, my wife Lindsay and I relax or maybe watch a show together. When we can, we like to factor in a date night in town. WL: For someone who is well into their job when the majority of us are just waking up, what time do you go to sleep?  CM: I like to call it a night by 9:30 - that’s a good night. The

hardest part is the weekend when my body clock wakes me up around 4:30/5 am. WL: How do you stay motivated? CM: If I didn’t do what I do for a living, I’d probably be 300 lbs. My primary motivation for hitting the gym is that I don’t want to look fat on TV. I workout and exercise with the mindset: get the biggest bang for your buck. For me, that is cardio over weights.  WL: What's your favorite way to indulge? CM: My mom’s macaroni & cheese is my very favorite thing to eat. Six different types of cheese. Heavenly. But I’m not eating that every day - so I’ll say a nice glass of bourbon. I know my limits. I could lose 10 pounds if I cut out alcohol but how fun is that? It’s not.  WL: What made you want to call Westport home? CM: Initially, it was proximity. Lindsay was at ESPN while I was in the city, but we've come to realize that Westport is the perfect place to raise a family. We love the walkability, the downtown area, the proximity to the beach and that everyone is so nice.  January 2019 | Westport Lifestyle

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STRENGTHENING BODIES, COMMUNITY AND HOPE

WHETHER AT A GYM OR AT HOME, EXERCISE

And anecdotes of grateful spinners abound:

EQUIPMENT ALTERNATELY MOCKS OR BORES

+ One woman, lured into Joyride by the happy

US, DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER AND OUR

colors on its logo, has gone to the studio almost

VISCERAL

every day since it opened. To date, she has more

REACTION

TOWARD

SPANDEX

THAT DAY.

than 3,000 classes under her belt.

Fortunately, Westport is rife with boutique fitness

+ Another loyalist, while seated at a speech by

studios. You can tone, stretch, freeze or—I’m not

President Obama, briefly excused herself to reserve

kidding—electrically stimulate your muscles into the

a spot in her favorite spin class.

tight, lithe body of your dreams. Or at least try to. One of the hottest of these is Joyride, the exuberant mom and  mom cycling studio that fly-

+

Still

another

Joyrider

credits

instructor

Mackenzie’s mini-mantra, “Why not?” for helping her face life’s daily challenges.

wheeled onto the scene more than 7 years ago.

From cancer patients to victims of abuse to care-

For thousands of fitness-minded folk, Joyride’s

takers of chronically ill family members, Joyride is

made exercising an anticipated event rather than

a welcome respite to their stress and an hour in

an I-have-to-go-because-I-paid-the-dues chore.

which to forget their problems and focus on being

From spinning to sculpting, boxing to barre, Joyride

their best selves.

offers a myriad of top-flight exercise options with stellar instructors and infectious energy.

"It’s incredibly gratifying when customers tell us how we’ve changed their lives, saved them from

Yes, it’s as hard to imagine Westport without

depression and unhealthy living, and provided them

Joyride as it is to imagine the Steinkraus Cohen

with a safe and positive community where they feel

bridge without significant traffic delays. But it’s easy

like they belong. It’s the greatest gift imaginable,”

to overlook the impact its fitness classes have on one

co-owner Amy Hochauser says.

of the most important facets of wellness: community.

Among Joyride’s most significant gifts are the ones

While their accomplished instructors can compel

it gives back: charity rides. According to Amy, fund-

you “out of your comfort zone” (a popular Joyride

raising rides are “Joyride at its best,” creating a spe-

creed) it’s the communal energy and camaraderie

cial energy that makes people feel more attached to a

that help you stay there and, through a spirit of

cause. How attached? The studios have raised more

competitive teamwork, elevate your workout and

than $600,000 for various national and local causes.

strengthen your conviction to surpass previous lev-

Take Katie, a Joyride enthusiast who lost her sis-

els. And as Joyriders’ physical strength increases, so

ter to suicide in 2012. Katie began spinning to work

does their mental empowerment.

through her grief and became a board member of the

“On an almost daily basis, we hear grateful riders

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to help

crediting Joyride with opening their eyes to their own

others suffering a similar tragedy. She approached

power that they had forgotten they had,” co-owner

Joyride with the idea of a fundraising ride for AFSP’s

Rhodie Lorenz says.

annual Out of the Darkness walk.

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Joyride at Its Best


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JOYRIDE AT ITS BEST

(CON TI N U ED)

“I thought exercising would appeal to a large number of people, and it’s more social than just asking for money,” Katie says. Joyride loved the idea, and Rhodie’s father-in-law, a psychiatrist, volunteered to address the crowd of charity riders, impressing upon them the importance of de-stigmatizing mental health issues. Another Joyrider, Britt, discovered Joyride when she moved to Westport from NYC five years ago with her husband and two young children. Two years after the move, she became pregnant with identical twin boys. In December 2015, an in-vitro examination showed one of the twins, now Evan, had a congenital heart defect. Specifically, the right half of his heart was missing. Bereft, Britt confided the diagnosis with Mackenzie, one of her favorite instructors. Mackenzie asked if she could share Britt’s story with another Joyrider who, tragically, lost her first baby daughter to a similar heart defect years before. With Rhodie, they organized an annual spinning fundraiser during CHD week. After only two rides, they’ve raised more than $40,000 for CHD research. But there’s more: Evan’s heart required Britt to deliver at Boston Children’s Hospital. So Rhodie’s parents loaned Britt their Boston apartment for the four weeks leading up to her delivery at 36 weeks. They continue to welcome Britt and Evan to their apartment whenever he requires surgery at the hospital. “It [Joyride] is community; when you enter the doors, you’re a family and you get a big hug,” Britt says. “Everyone knows your name, people come up and ask about Evan. We’ve cried at Amy Hochhauser and Rhodie Lorenz

Joyride so many times.” Sometimes Joyride doesn’t raise money but raises self-awareness. Which, in Dianna’s case, proved far more valuable. After years of marathons and pummeling her joints on concrete, Dianna became “addicted” to the low-impact, high-energy Joyride spin classes. While she loved the energy and music, she also appreciated the quiet moments in between songs. “I was taught how to listen to my body and be attentive to my thoughts,” Dianna says. “Before Joyride, there were few quiet moments and even less really mindful ones.” It was in this mindful state she realized something was wrong with her body. She was more breathless than normal and dizzy after jumps. Ordinarily, she would have ignored such subtle inconsistencies, but the instructor’s urging of her riders to heed their physical state made her reconsider and try to figure out what might be causing her symptoms. After numerous tests, the doctors finally found the problem: benign brain tumor (acoustic neuroma). Had the tumor not been discovered and removed at that early stage, “It would have been larger and more difficult to remove with much more serious side effects. Truly, Joyride saved my life,” Dianna says. So when you wake up in the cold, dark hours of January cursing the psychopath who invented New Year’s resolutions, follow the bright logo to Joyride. It may not make waking up any easier, but it will make being awake far more rewarding.  

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t h e w o r ko u t 1. PULSES: Straighten arms and initiate raising of weights from shoulders. Keeping arms outstretched, lift and lower weights with small movements. 2. HAMSTRING PULL BACK: Post-ride stretch. Stand on pedals. Bend forward to lengthen and stretch hamstring and glutes. 3. TRICEP KICKBACK: Hinge forward, engage core with a neutral spine. Raise upper arm flush to rib cage, elbow behind. Extend arm back to activate tricep. 4. COBRA: Post-ride stretch. Stand on pedals. Bring body forward, extending back to open up chest and shoulders. 5. SIDE PLANK: Straighten body from shoulder to ankle, no bend in hip. Only hand and side of foot touch the floor. Stabilize with core muscles. Hold a minimum of 30 seconds.

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TREND SETTER

AT HL EISUR E H O W-T O

MASTER YOUR ATHLEISURE STYLE WITH HELP FROM THE STYLISTS AT TRUNK CLUB

WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH AND FITNESS TRENDS, KEEPING UP WITH THE EVER-CHANGING INFORMATION THAT’S OUT THERE CAN BE DIFFICULT. “This one move will change your legs forever;” “You’ll never eat these foods again after you read this story;” or, our favorite, “A glass of wine a day can help you live longer.” When you’re busy juggling the latest workout app craze or cleaning out your refrigerator only to find out a week later that those items are good for you again, it can get overwhelming. So, when you want a break from it all but don’t want to give up feeling sporty, take the trends from your yoga mat to your closet instead and stock up on athleisure wear. As the stylists at Trunk Club, a Nordstrom Company, put it, athleisure isn’t necessarily about working out—it’s designed for a lifestyle. Incorporating chic, comfy silhouettes with sporty pieces gets you through the day with a fashionable vibe you’ll want to sport—no pun intended—on the regular! For more style tips and to get your own trunk today, visit TrunkClub.com.

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B A SI C U P G R A D E If a fuss-free outfit is what you’re looking for, keep it simple! The Trunk Club stylists recommend faux-leather leggings and a scoop-hem tank as an easy way to take the essentials up a notch. Finish off your look with a lightweight jacket, a baseball cap and a backpack with unique detailing for just the right amount of edge.

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E A SE D U P If you’re looking to reflect your laid-back outlook but need to appear put-together, consider pairing a sporty logo tank with cropped wide-leg pants. Pro tip: Keep your outfit fresh with pieces in a cool, earth-tone color palette, and then bring it all together with trendy accessories with unique detailing.

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BOLD COMFORT Your favorite athletic pieces, like sports bras, can be repurposed by wearing them under a sheer, oversized tunic. Be mindful of your proportions, though. Avoid frumpiness by pairing it with fitted joggers, and complete the look with a stand-out bag and sneakers.


NUMBER ONE

Start with a basic tee, joggers and a branded baseball cap. Everything else is embellishment.

NUMBER TWO

Stay on-trend with a pair of joggers in an interesting print, and layer on a sporty bomber to incorporate a

NUMBER THREE

Take an outfit from the couch to the bar with unique accessories. A backpack in a standout color will draw the eye to an unexpected place.

NUMBER FOUR

It can’t be emphasized enough how much a cool sneaker can add— always have a pair in a neutral tone, but go crazy and collect them in as many colors as you want.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

LET’S FACE IT: YOUR SKIN COULD USE SOME LOVE THIS WINTER

Christina Martineau, PA-C with Dr. Futoryan, board-certified dermatologist. Photo by Mindy Briar

Dr. Futoryan Board Certified Dermatologist

ARTICLE JEN BERNIKER | PHOTOGRAPHY MAYA PORRINO

WE SPEND YEARS OF OUR LIVES OBSESSING OVER OUR

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.  

BODIES: WHAT TO PUT IN THEM, HOW TO SLIM THEM DOWN

I live in Weston and raised my three kids here. I love this area for

AND TONE THEM UP, AND WHAT TO WEAR TO LOOK OUR

the combination of ocean and woods. I'm an avid swimmer and hiker,

BEST. When it comes to the health of our skin, there are some new

and I also love to play the piano.

break-through treatments that can help. Dr. Tanya Futoryan has been working in Fairfield County for more

WHAT DREW YOU TO DERMATOLOGY?

than 20 years and recently moved her practice, Westport Dermatology

It's a field that treats all ages. It's varied in terms of types of pro-

and Laser Center, to a larger office on Riverside Avenue. She prides

cedures, especially now, with all of the advances in technology

herself on offering the safest and most cutting-edge medical and

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cosmetic treatments. We asked her a few questions to help Westport

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Lifestyle readers maintain a healthy complexion.

encourage them to have a skin check. We pick up a lot of skin cancers

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this way, and luckily most of them are curable. If you've had a family

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER GO-TO PROCEDURES?

history of skin cancer or a previous diagnosis, you should come in

Laser skin rejuvenation with non-ablative technology is used

every six months or more. Everyone else should come in once per year.

to repair and regenerate damaged and aging skin with minimal to no downtime. Our go-to procedures are Laser Genesis and Clear

HOW CAN WE KEEP OUR SKIN HEALTHY DURING

+ Brilliant.

THE COLD WINTER MONTHS? Retin-A is a staple in anti-aging because it's the only product

CAN WE STILL GROW OLD GRACEFULLY?

shown to produce new collagen. It's also an exfoliant. You don't

It’s really a choice that people make! Some fillers act as bio-stim-

want to moisturize over dead skin. I would say my favorite anti-aging

ulators and help your body produce collagen over time. These fillers

product is my Compounded Retinoid and Restore Moisturizer, found

give bone support and when injected properly can actually tighten

only at Westport Dermatology. Sunscreen use can also reverse

and contour skin.

some aging as you are stopping the delivery of harmful rays. Skin has mechanisms for recovery, and it takes multiple insults to the skin

DO YOU THINK PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH IMPROVES

to break it down. The skin is a regenerative organ.

AFTER THEY UNDERGO THESE TYPES OF PROCEDURES?  

WHAT SETS YOU AND YOUR PRACTICE APART?  

more balanced structure, it gives a patient confidence. We’ve worked

When you stop premature wrinkling and give a patient’s face a I look at the whole face. It's  artistry to combine minimally invasive

with patients as young as teenagers all the way up to people in their

procedures to produce a natural-looking result. If a patient comes in and

80s. You really notice a difference in how they feel and not just in

says, “I don't like my folds,” I take the time to explain that just treating that

how they look.

fold may not improve the overall result. The wrinkle is coming from something behind it. There are structural things that go on as part of the aging

HOW DO WESTPORT PATIENTS DIFFER FROM THOSE IN

process, such as bone resorption and fat loss. The skin is an innocent

OTHER AREAS?  

bystander. A good analogy for this is: If you have a leaky tile in your bathroom, you don't just replace the tile, you find the source of the leak first. 

Westport has a more educated clientele. They’re very discreet, very understated and they want to look natural. We have a lot of accomplished people here. Some are famous artists and actors.

WHAT IS A LIQUID FACELIFT? A liquid facelift is a non-surgical technique that uses injectables to rejuvenate the face. The liquid facelift reduces wrinkles and restores

The idea of augmentation is not favored here. People in Westport do not want a NJ or LA Housewives look! Sometimes we treat whole families.

facial volume. It is an effective procedure for those that want the most natural results without going under the knife.

Dr. Futoryan is a board-certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology,  the American Society

HOW DO YOU ENSURE A NATURAL LOOK WITH

for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser

COSMETIC PROCEDURES?  

Medicine and Surgery. She trained at Tufts  and Boston University

We use a combination of injectables and match the product to the type of tissue we are working on. There are natural concavities of

Dermatology Residency Program and is a clinical instructor at Yale School of Medicine.  

contour that are part of your heritage and your face. I wouldn’t overdo these areas as that's what makes you you. The lips are notoriously tricky. We treat the whole area around the mouth before deciding if we need to augment the lip. It’s like redecorating a room. You don't just buy a new sofa, as that would stand out; you have to re-do the whole room so it looks like it belongs.   WHAT IS A NEW PROCEDURE YOU

Also integral to the practice, Christina Martineau

RECOMMEND FOR A SPLURGE?

PA-C specializes in treating children and adults

RF Microneedling. It is a breakthrough in Radio Frequency (RF)

with conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema,

Technology combined with microneedling to help stimulate colla-

psoriasis and dermatitis. She performs  laser

gen production and tighten the skin. RF Microneedling significantly

treatments and provides customized skin care

improves fine lines and wrinkles, laxity and crepey skin in the face,

regimens. Christina's  a nationally board-cer-

neck and body. It also improves acne scarring, surgical scars and

tified Physician Assistant and a fellow of

stretch marks. It’s an amazing and effective procedure.

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PARTING THOUGHTS

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Yogaglo “This app includes 45-plus of the country’s best yoga and meditation teachers, so you get access to incredible resources. In addition, there are lectures and workshops by yoga scholars. Segment classes by time, style of yoga, teacher etc.” Christine’s favorite instructor is Elena Brower. $18/month, 15-day free trial.

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Tracy Anderson “Tracy’s online streaming focuses on light weights, high repetition and heart rate for great toning and weight loss. They’re the same classes you would get in her studio, but it’s online.” She credits Tracy with tightening her post-baby tummy. Cost for a live class is eye-popping, so the $90/month price tag is a deal. 15-day free trial.

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Vintner’s Daughter Serum “They source 22 different botanicals and essential oils from conscious growers around the world. This organic serum brightens, is anti-aging, reduces wrinkles, illuminates,” and does pretty much everything

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Moonjuice (Sun Potion or Four Sigmatic Adaptogens) “Adaptogens, a group of herbal ingredients, ‘adapt’ their function to your body’s needs. They help combat stress, beat fatigue, increase energy, support your adrenal system, etc. It’s critical to use organic.”

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Christine gets her daily dose of super ‘shrooms in individualized packets from FourSigmatic.com. $38/20 packets.

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doTERRA Essential Oils “doTERRA’s ‘Balance’ is my favorite: calming, grounding. I wear it on my feet, where nerve endings assimilate the oil effectively, and on my wrists. For elevation and uplifting, use ‘Wild Orange.’” DoTerra.com/US/en/site/embodywellnesscompany. $26.67/15 ml

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