Coach x Hugo Guinness

Can Coach‘s most recent collaboration with British artist Hugo Guinness be any cooler? Known for his black and white linoleum cut prints, Hugo has translated a handful of his witty illustrations onto reversible leather totes, wallets, key chains and more. I just might have to hold up my boxing mitts and come out swinging for the ticking stripe billfold, zip pouch and playing cards.

(Coach x Hugo Guinness leather goods $68-248; bottom photo via Lucky Magazine)

Coco de Paris

Coco de Paris, a mixed media designer, paints charming and humorous creatures on antique french paper. This series in particular was illustrated on “La Petit Illustration,” a weekly French literary journal that published plays, novels, and short stories in the 1920s. So in addition to owning an incredibly unique piece of art, you’ll own a little bit of French history. Cool, huh?

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Element Eden + Amy Purdy

Element Eden‘s consistent mission to inspire young women is one of the many reasons why we respect and love the label so much. The brand is based on a team of advocates, a hand selected group of visionary artists, musicians, activists and humanitarians, whose stories exude creativity, passion, and social awareness. One of these inspirational advocates is Amy Purdy, a snowboarder, skateboarder, makeup artist, actress, model, and double leg amputee. She was also the inspiration behind Element’s Live Learn Grow collection of casual and activewear. Take the time to watch the incredible video below and let this profound insight from Amy motivate you to always seize the day: “Go outside, smell the trees and breath the fresh air. Seeks what makes you feel at peace and open to discovery, then share that knowledge and inspire others along the way.” WORD.

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The Greenbrier

Later this summer a dear friend of mine is getting married at the historical Greenbrier, a landmark hotel I’ve been dying to visit since . . . well, since she got engaged. Nestled in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia, the resort was first built in 1778 and then revived after World War II when iconic interior decorator, Dorothy Draper, gave it a much needed makeover. Infused with her signature use of black and white tiles, Baroque plasterwork, oversized prints, and bold colors, the 682 room resort is still recognized as one of Dorothy’s most famous designs. I can’t wait to witness the Greenbrier in all its vibrant and luxurious glory!

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