Back at this “Green in the DMV” series with a newer addition to the green beauty scene – the uber chic Shaw outpost Ivy Wild. Tucked into the historic Manhattan Laundry Building just north of Florida Avenue, this boutique features a fantastic range of green beauty and skincare. 

Owner Rachel (seen above) has curated a perfect edit of brands that really speaks to the up-and-coming nature of the green beauty scene. While she stocks natural stalwarts like Vapour, Ursa Major, and Odacite, the real draw is discovering niche brands like Saint Cosmetics, Rituel de Fille, and Sans[ceuticals]

In my very humble opinion, there are two ways to get the full Ivy Wild experience. First, head to one of the many boutique gyms in the area for an early morning workout, grab a coffee next door at La Colombe, and go in for a pre-brunch makeup refresh. You’ll be glowing in every sense of the word! Second (and my personal favorite), grab a friend and stop by before drinks on 14th street. You’ll probably end up with a glass of gratis prosecco and a fabulous new lipstick to wear out on the town. Either way, Ivy Wild is where you want to be. 

Ivy Wild is located at the Manhattan Laundry Building at 1328 Florida Ave, NW

Hours:  Tuesday – Friday (11am – 8pm); Saturday (10am – 8pm); Sunday (10am – 6pm); Monday (CLOSED)