Evason Ma’In Hot Springs & Six Senses Spa sits in a rocky ravine 864 feet below sea level, just minutes from the Dead Sea, close to Jordan’s capital, Amman, and a couple of hours from Petra (a place I’ve been dying to visit). Inspired by local architecture, sandstone and other natural materials of the region are incorporated in the hotel’s dramatic design. What a breathtaking retreat for anyone wanting to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the Ma’In hot springs and its historic surroundings. Insert me here, please:
Not surprisingly, Mara Hoffman has wooed us once more with another covetable collection of swimwear and beachy frocks. Although we must wait until next year to get our hands on the tribal-printed pieces, the easy to replicate double-braids, spotted on the runway, will hold us over just fine. (So we think.) You can do it yourself by parting your hair down the middle, creating a french braid on each side until they hit the base of the neck, and then switching to two fishtail braids. It’s an impressive and romantic do – perfect for summer!
Dalton Ghetti, a carpenter by trade, began creating sculptures out of pencils 25 years ago after wanting to challenge himself by carving tiny objects. He uses three basic tools – a razor blade, a sewing needle and a sculpting knife. One of the most fascinating things about these works of art is that he has never sold them, but rather only given away to friends as gifts. Honestly, WTF!
Diane Goldstein Sitbon, formerly of Paul & Joe, has brought her Parisian based line, April May, stateside for the Fall 2011 season. The collection is modern and feminine with a subtle rock ‘n’ roll and bohemian twist. The styling is fantastic from head to toe – I’m especially lusting after the sweater dress, leather skirt and black ruffled blouse!