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.
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.
J Brand‘s creative director Donald Oliver is introducing fundamental lines and rich fabrics for the denim brand’s sophomore clothing collection. Asymmetrical blouses, tailored trousers, and chic outerwear are executed in a wide variety of contrasting materials and moody tones, making fall’s best essentials wearable and über sophisticated. What a perfect ode to the city girl.