I don’t know about you but I can really use a holistic retreat right about now. One of Thailand’s most picturesque halcyon resorts, nestled in the lush forests of Phuket, looks like the perfect place for some peaceful rest and oms. Keemala‘s seven tree houses, each equipped with their own private pool, were constructed following the beliefs of the We-ha (Sky) Clan, who built their homes elevated from the ground in order to obtain better creativity and liberty. Days here consist of pool plunges, spa treatments, trips to nearby beaches, yoga, and meals prepared from fresh garden vegetables and herbs. Just what I’m craving: a serene escape.
After studying furniture design and sculpture in London and Milan, Jane Frances took an internship at a family run footwear factory in Italy. It was during that time that she developed a deep passion for shoe design and production. The realization that there was a void in the market for versatile, high quality shoes was the catalyst behind the start of her own label. In just a couple of years since her launch in 2014, London based Dear Frances has quickly become a go-to for women looking for classically designed footwear with a unique and modern twist. The heels of suede boots, for example, feature slices of translucent lucite stacked between beechwood. And leather mules have real dried flowers embedded in their heels. As for production? The entire collection is produced at the same factory where she first fell in love with the artisan craft of shoemaking.
A furry statement coat has the power to single handedly glam up any outfit – not to mention, it can keep you as snug as a bug in the most freezing temperatures. With so many luxe and colorful faux fur coats on the market these days, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite finds, as well as a few brilliant styling ideas, to help inspire you. Though, we personally think a layering of tees and sweaters over denim is your best bet.
At three and a half, Quincy is really getting into Legos. They were never an integral part of my childhood, so this is all new territory as I’m navigating my way through the vast world of building bricks and minifigures. Abe, on the other hand, is reliving his childhood and basking in his son’s newfound hobby. Legos were his life! So when I stumbled across Stefano Bolcato‘s Lego People, the art history nerd in me was delighted. The Italian artist has reimagined classic works of art as Lego minifigures. The subjects, in portraits by Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, Andy Warhol and Sandro Botticelli, are replaced by yellow heads and block bodies. The series is so quirky and clever, I just dying to see more!
If you’re not familiar with Staud, be prepared to fall in love with a collection of understated, vintage-inspired clothing that emanates an irresistible cool factor. Reformation’s former fashion director Sarah Staudinger, along with business partner George Augusto, launched Staud in 2015 with the aspiration of creating a line of clothing that is not only well constructed and figure flattering, but accessible in pricing. All of the clothing and bags are manufactured in Los Angeles, sometimes out of dead stock fabric to cut waste. While I already have a pair of silk crepe track pants, a bell sleeved knit turtleneck and a little faux fur tote en route to me now, I can’t wait to see what is down the pipeline for this emerging brand.