Facialist: As soon as he learned about my breakup, my number one gay texted me. “You need to see Sofía Vergara’s facialist. She is in a constant state of breaking up, and she looks 16. You should look 16 again.” I appreciated his honesty. That’s how I found myself in the office of Camille Obadia at Beauté Oblige getting their signature radio-frequency facial.
As I poured my heart out to the technician rubbing an oxygen mask over my face, she told me about a friend of hers going through a similarly difficult time: “She’s taking fencing lessons now. She’s in love with her instructor.” I made a note on my phone to look up fencing schools, and while I didn’t emerge looking like Sofía Vergara, I felt glowy, confident, and very “retreat Jo.”