LESLIE MCNEILUS, 40 - PURE LUXE APOTHECARY
OWNER & MAKER
WHY I GOT INTO THE BIZ / WHAT INSPIRES ME:
I’ve always been into holistic health, including healthy eating, gardening and using plants for medicine and beauty. While living in London several years ago, I had the chance to formally study Complementary Therapies and trained as an Aromatherapist. Since then, several paths and ideas converged, and I was able to make my long-time dream of creating a natural skincare and lifestyle brand a reality.
What inspires me is how much there is to discover about the plant world, health and healing. Nature is so fascinating and the learning opportunities are endless.
YOU MUST READ:
"How to Live a Good Life" by Jonathan Fields, "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield, "The Laws of Lifetime Growth" by Sullivan & Nomura and "In the Company of Women" by Grace Bonney.
I CAN'T STOP EATING:
Anything clean, fresh and flavorful. Love a good chana masala, sushi, garlic stuffed olives.... dark chocolate... the list could go on for days.
MY STYLE IS:
Minimalist, natural, comfortable.