Six months ago, Naomi Mdudu (founder of The Lifestyle Edit) and I talked about putting together a weekend retreat — not for a typical getaway, but to regroup on one important question. How can we build our business while maintaining the lifestyle we love? We settled on finding the answer in the town of Woodstock, […]

Tracy Dungo never dreamed that her middle school AIM screen name and also her Hawaiian name, Kalaki [kah-lah-kee], would one day come to life as an island inspired jewelry brand using reclaimed metals and crafting each piece by hand. Dungo, despite her exotic looks, hails from local Short Hills and when she’s not traveling the world snapping up FOMO worthy photos she can be found at her new pop-up shop on trendy Elizabeth Street in Nolita called Nude House. The store offers locally made products such as tea from Big T NYC, custom fragrances from Nomaterra, natural lipsticks in vibrant colors by Finding Ferdinand along with curated products that are all “nude” or stripped of the superfluous, ornamental or artificial.