Marni recently debuted a collection of 100 chairs and tables at one of Milan’s largest furniture fairs, Salone del Mobile. Handmade in San Gil, Colombia by former prison inmates, the chairs are constructed from salvaged metal frames with multi-colored PVC threads woven around the seatbacks and armrests. Not only is Marni commited to charitable initiatives while providing jobs for former inmates, all proceeds will be donated to the ICAM institute which enables children of imprisoned mothers to spend their first years of life in a safe family environment.
Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting!
Open during the best season for wildlife spotting, from October to April each year, Aman-i-Khás is a wilderness camp located on the outskirts of Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park. The resort offers 10 Moghul style, luxury tents and twice daily safaris to catch sight of indigenous game including tigers, leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, crocodiles and chital deer. Here’s to adding another dream vacation to my bucket list . . .
With Grace Kelly as his inspiration, Russian designer Alexander Terekhov translated the fashion icon’s aristocratic style and elegance into a collection fit for a modern day princess. The romantic, watercolor-hued dresses printed with rowan berries are exceptional and absolutely swoon worthy. I can’t wait to see more from the talented Mr. Terekhov!