The Kooples

I have absolutely fallen in love with The Kooples‘ ad campaign, which features real-life couples looking drop-dead cool and outfitted in interchangeable separates by Kooples, of course. A bit of rock ‘n’ roll with a British edge, the line was founded by three French brothers who turned to Saville Row for their iconic ateliers. Saville Row is a street in Mayfair, London, made famous for its bespoke tailoring. If fact, the term “bespoke” is understood to have originated in Savile Row when cloth for a suit was said to “be spoken for” by individual customers. Check out the rest of the too-sweet videos from their campaign here!

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Gift Guide 2011: For The Dudes

A few gift ideas for the men in your life . . . most of which we wouldn’t mind borrowing for ourselves, like his Ursa Major shaving cream, Persol sunnies, vintage Levi’s wool cardigan, and traveling shot glasses. Ok, and maybe that gorgeous backgammon set too.

(clockwise from top left: Good Heavens neckties$33, Gully handplane $70, Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream $22, Levi’s Wool Cardigan$140, Nixon Microblaster Earphone $100, Orvis traveling shot glasses $39, Bulldog Bottle Opener $15, Todd McLellan “Old Photo” Print $50, London Undercover Umbrella $175, Alexandra Llewellyn pheasant backgammon board $2790, Saddleback leather briefcase $555, Persol Sunglasses $220)

Santa Fe, NM

Note to self: 5 days is not nearly enough time to explore Santa Fe for the first time. The downtown area alone is bursting at the seams with wonderful galleries, charming boutiques, and fantastic museums. Here are just a few highlights from my trip via the ever so addicting Instagram. By the way, Lauren has finally joined Instagram too so be sure to follow her here!

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