Usually stores close up tight at night, but one evening a month, the Manhattan shop Malin+Goetz becomes the setting for one of the best dinner parties in town. Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz are the proprietors of this sleek little beauty emporium, which sells botanically based products like peppermint shampoo and cilantro conditioner. For their after-hours parties, Goetz converts a work table into a dining table for 12 and covers it with light, herb-inflected dishes like rosemary chicken breasts. "These evenings are a great way to meet people in fashion, design and beauty," says Goetz. "We also invite friends—especially dog people. Our two bulldogs spend the day with us in the shop."
Malin+Goetz's Healthy Attitudes
On diets and food phobias
GOETZ: "I have no fear of any food. I've never been on a diet. Food is not a punishment."