26 Jun '11, 1pm

On Block Island, Koru Offers Spa Services Inspired by Nature (Photos): by Emma Grady, New York, NY on

On Block Island, Koru Offers Spa Services Inspired by Nature (Photos): by Emma Grady, New York, NY on

When Lauren von Bernuth started Koru she wanted it to reflect it's location and the people of Block Island. Two things that came to mind were, "friendliness," and "nature-driven," she says in an interview, and thus began her journey to create an eco-friendly spa. She attended Esthetics and Nail School in New York and founded the spa soon after, she tells me as I simultaneously have my toes painted with Priti NYC nail polish, part of a pedicure compliments of Koru. Photo: Emma Grady From the VOC-free paint on the walls to the non-toxic Priti NYC nail polish, they continually strive to represent the spirit of the island through the products they use and the services they offer. The spa does have it's challenges. Block Island has a short tourist season and the spa is only open seasonally. Weddings, and the fact that it's the only spa on the island, helps Koru keep its doors o...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/on-block-island-k...

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