Malin+Goetz gets around. The New York-based skincare brand that’s been developing products from natural ingredients since 2004 stocks shampoo and conditioner in some of the best boutique hotels around the world. DestinationBCN in Barcelona, Ovolo Central in Hong Kong and Hotel Matilda in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico are just a few of the luxury properties on the list. It comes as no surprise then that Matthew Malin, co-founder of the covetable brand, also likes to see the world. We caught up with the well-travelled and extremely well-lotioned New Yorker to talk souvenirs and the hotel bath of his dreams…
You never leave home without… My own Malin+Goetz toiletries – we make them and they are the best for my sensitive skin.
You always return home with… A desire to sleep in my own bed and see my dog, Mr Greenberg.
Best souvenir A piece of art that is specific to the trip.
Quintessential New York A bagel with smoked salmon from Russ & Daughters, a trip to the top of the Empire State Building, the Christmas tree and ice skating at Rockefeller Center, and a walk through Central Park (in any season).
Favourite destination We have a weekend house in Hudson, New York, which is about two hours north of Manhattan. I look forward to going there every Friday. It is spectacularly beautiful, rural and easy, and while so close, it still feels so far away from the hectic pace of NYC.
Favourite hotel So far, I would say it’s the Park Hyatt in Seoul, South Korea. The best part was the bathroom. It was about equal in size to the living area and featured a floor-to-ceiling glass wall with an incredible view of the city below from the huge soaking tub – it felt like bathing on top of the world. I dream about that bath.
Images via Instagram @malinandgoetz