Riad El Fenn

I love that Lonny Magazine recently profiled Riad El Fenn, a hip boutique hotel that I’ve been stalking in my longtime quest to explore Marrakech. Co-owned by Richard Branson‘s sister, Vanessa Branson, the 21 room riad is an intimate, art-filled retreat located in the heart of the bustling medina. After observing it’s undeniable charm, you’ll see why I’ve been dying to pay Riad El Fenn a visit. One day . . .

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Nicole Romano Resort 2013

Nicole Romano‘s resort collection, inspired by estate jewelry, vintage glass carved stones, and antique crystals, proves that everything old becomes new again. Her work was discovered by Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field several years ago and was featured frequently in both the series and movies. Honestly, what’s good enough for Ms. Bradshaw is good enough for me! Be sure to score first dibs on this stunning collection over at Moda Òperandi before August 20th!

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Gibbs Farm

Gibbs Farm, a large sculpture park in North Auckland, New Zealand, is home to a collection of incredible, large scale artworks by some of the world’s most significant artists. Because most all the works are commissioned, artists are able to cater to the lay of the land. Neil Dawon’s Horizons is probably one of my favorites – not only is it one of the earliest sculptures to be commissioned for the Gibbs Farm, it also sits on one of the highest points of the property. I love the tromp l’oeil effect as what seems like a floating, drawn piece of paper is actually a massive sculpture made of welded steel. This place is definitely going on the bucket list.

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DIY Rosewater Spray

While summer spritzers used to be reserved for the ubiquitous Evian bottle, refreshing water mists now come in a variety of scents heeding a multitude of benefits. The most popular face and body spray would have to be that of rosewater because of it’s cleansing, hydrating and anti-aging properties. Once upon a time, Cleopatra would douse her face in rosewater to keep her complexion flawless while ancient Romans would bathe in this exceptional essence of rose. So this week, with our trusty beauty expert Sarah Howard of Beauty Banter, we’ll take you through the simple steps of making your very own rosewater for a refreshing and fragrant cool down this summer.

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