Casbah Cove

Built high on a hill above Palm Desert, just 2 hours outside of Los Angeles, is a Moroccan-style riad called Casbah Cove. Not a single detail was missed when constructing the estate as craftsmen from Morocco spent many months carving wood, stone, plaster and brass. The archways, custom tiles, windows, lanterns, and seventy-five foot salt water lap pool lined with black granite are so luxuriously over the top . . . but oh so beautiful

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Second Skins

More often than normal, we’ve been seeing portraits of animals – from cats to dogs to zoo animals – dressed so adorably in human clothing. Madrid based photographer Miguel Vallinas has taken a more realistic, and ironically serious, approach to this movement. Each of the animals are dressed exactly how you’d image them if they were human! My favorite has to be the swan in a red sweater and pink skirt – so fittingly feminine!

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A Royal Flush

How killer are these playing card clutches, made by Urania Giourmetaki for her label Urania Gazelli? Working out of her family’s plexiglass factory in Greece, it takes up to 12 hours for Urania to hand craft each clutch and even longer for custom pieces. We can’t wait to what other tricks the Greek designer has up her sleeve!

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Jack Wills Fall 2013

We were disappointed when Ralph Lauren’s Rugby retired last year – I mean, where else were we to find preppy and layer friendly fall staples? Enter Jack Wills, a moderately priced British clothing brand aimed at university students and which made it’s US debut just a few years ago in a handful of East Coast collegiate towns. Those years may be far behind us but that sure won’t stop us from indulging in a few crewneck sweaters and a couple of tailored tweed blazers.

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