This week JRINK rolled out a new concept, Apothékary, which they describe as, “a haven for holistic medicine & plant-based remedies.“ The photographs we created rely on a soft, moody look to convey the mystic, “witchy” vibe of the shop.


JRINK co-founder and CEO, Shizu Okusa, says:

Apothékary will be bringing forth ingredients that have been used over thousands of years, and specifically from my Japanese heritage and family.  We'll also offer plant-based superfoods like Sri Lankan Ceylon Turmeric for pain, herbs like Asian Ginseng for energy, and tangible lifestyle tools like Aromatherapy and CBD Oil for stress, all as an alternative to modern day quick fixes and optimal brain function.  Each ingredient will be showcased with where and how it was sourced, and how you can use it in on the daily to make life easier.
After living that crazy banking lifestyle at Goldman, one that consisted of too much coffee and takeout, I spent a year in Bali & Japan studying old Japanese traditions and ingredients, getting a certification in Ayurvedic yoga, and witnessed firsthand the ability to naturally make ourselves feel great again. We want to bring this experience to you, in a modern, fun and super curated form.  Think of this as the Sephora equivalent for your pantry vs. vanity shelf.

Apothékary exists in what was previously JRINK's Dupont Circle location, 1323 Connecticut Ave NW.

Shop hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.