spring in full swing


Chilly days are a perfectly natural part of springtime in New York City. All the better to dream and scheme about the year ahead with a cup of tea in hand. But after a few truly mild days this past week, my little sproutlings in our pop-up greenhouse at 6 & B are finally taking off, and the season feels as if it's truly on its way. So far, I've planted chamomile, holy basil, sweet peas, zinnias, nasturtiums, chocolate lace flowers, wild fennel and dill. It's unlikely that I'll have room for all of it in our 8 by 4 foot community garden plot, but that never stops me from going overboard with the seed starting - it's all just so hopeful!

Our spring collection is now available in the shop, including this year's Spring Getaway Kit, a collection of seasonal treats for skin & spirit to help you bloom like a primrose. I'm also so delighted that our packaging update is finally done, the switch to light protective glass is a meaningful step toward protecting the precious botanical ingredients we use and helping to extend the shelf life of our products without the use of preservatives. You'll also notice some shifts in our skincare offerings, reflecting my continued commitment to help simplify the way you care for your skin. The new Rose & Chamomile Honey Clay Cleanser harnesses the same skin-loving powers of raw honey that our Cleansing Nectar did, with a little more cleansing oomph, and it combines beautifully with our Rose & Chamomile Cleansing Grains for a deeper cleansing treatment that's similar to our beloved Rose & Chamomile Scrub. The goal? Fewer products that do more. I've also updated our Mini Facial Kit to include a few more treats and it comes with a lovely card to get you started on creating your own skincare ritual. Check out the new "ritual" section of the website, as well, for inspiration!

And in the spirit of all things brand new and blossoming, we'll be moving studios again this year! The light-filled space in the Garment District where we've been since last September has served us well, but we're on the hunt for space downtown (Manhattan!) beginning the last week of July 2016. Just want to put that out there, because you just never know how a magical space is going to find you. We're using all the usual suspects in our search, but if you know of something that could be a good fit, please get in touch at hello@marbleandmilkweed.com.

One more thing: please save the date for an open studio day on Saturday, April 30th from 1-5pm. There will be cold-brewed Green Glow Elixir ( + everyone who drops by will leave with a little packet of their own to take home ) and plenty of gift ideas for the sweet mamas in your life!

Cherry blossom wishes,

late winter essentials sale!


The studio is enveloped in just a touch of creative chaos this week as I work to get our packaging updates ready to go! I'm so looking forward to being able to share our goods with you in elegant new light-protective packaging, with gorgeous new tree-free, mineral composite water & oil-proof labels. These changes have been a long time coming, and I'm so grateful to all of you who have stuck around throughout the evolution of Marble & Milkweed. Your support means the world. I can't wait to see where this year will take us! 

In preparation for the shift, and as a thank-you for your patience while the shop is under renovation, a few late winter essentials are 20% off this week. Quantities are very limited so hop over to the shop and treat yourself!

With boundless gratitude,

p.s. I'm giving away two Late Winter Sunshine Kits over on our Facebook page today - be sure to drop by and leave a comment to enter!

late winter sunshine kit + upcoming packaging updates


I'm sitting in a sunbeam in the studio this afternoon, basking in the sense of possibility that fills these end-of-winter not-quite-spring days. The shop is poised for some really lovely packaging updates (light-protective glass! more tree-free labels!), and getting all the details in order for this shift has made me think a lot about simplicity, in my own life and in the life of the business. You'll notice quite a few things are out of stock in the shop right now as I prepare for the transition, but I hope you'll be excited to try the new offerings coming soon. Our Rose & Chamomile Facial Scrub and Cleansing Nectar have come together in spirit to create a new silky honey & clay cleanser, and I'll be adding an Orange Blossom Butter to the collection, as well, featuring neroli, ylang ylang and coconut pulp, all organic, of course! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter (here!) to get updates on the new collection, as well as a little sale announcement for a few items (including our Nourishing Facial Balm and Nourishing Body Oil) coming up next week.

In the meantime, to celebrate these last quiet days of preparation before Spring bursts forth, I created the Late Winter Sunshine Kit, redolent with bright citrus and white flowers. The kit includes:

perfume serum no. 2 (1.8ml sample)

neroli & ylang ylang facial tonic - 2oz

orange blossom butter - 25g

silver needle pomelo white tea - 9g enough for 4 cups

one sparkly sunstone

It's might be just the thing to brighten these last chilly days, and a great way to get a sneak peek of the new Orange Blossom Butter before its official release, too!

Sending plenty of late winter sunshine your way!

xo Briar


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