Last month, while in New York City, we had the pleasure of meeting Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia, the charming and dynamic couple behind Sachin + Babi. We spent the afternoon previewing their latest ready-to-wear collection, which is not only modern and wearable but flawlessly tailored with the utmost attention to detail. This season their jewelry collection was brilliantly inspired by Rorschach ink blots, with the idea that one image can represent something so different for every individual. Thanks to Sachin + Babi, we’re giving away two hammered gold and leather Rorschach bracelets to two lucky readers! Simply leave a comment, like Sachin + Babi on Facebook, and two winners will be selected at random on Monday, December 12th. (Sorry, limited to US & Canada residents only. Winner will be announced and contacted by email. Good luck! xx) **Contest is now closed. Congrats to Lizzie M & Angela L!
The countdown to the holidays has officially begun. And so begins our series of gift guides, each chock full of some of our favorite tried and true items from 2011 and of course, a few products on our own wish lists. First up: some gift ideas for the urban girl . . .
(clockwise from top left: Ultrasone Edition 10 Headphones $2750, Bauble Bar Cleo Earrings $92, Catbird Knuckle Ring $58, Jennifer Fisher Peak Ring $125, Tom Dixon Light Pendant $780, Burberry Cashmere Beanie $165, Skywatch Chronograph $295, Leather Baggu $150, Bauble Bar Monogram Necklace $105, Charles Philip Flats $99, Brass Horseshoe Hook $10, BonLook Eyeglasses $99, Glacier Teaspoon Set $32, Tart Server $16, Coach Court Bag$258, Jennifer Fisher Peak Cuff $190, Keel’s Simple Diary $15, Valentine Goods Leather iPhone Veil $40, Luxe City City Guide $10, Barry Feinstein “Bob Dylan” Print $2250, Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent $62)
Lauren and I have been experimenting with double exposure photography, thanks to a recent workshop we attended and an exciting upcoming project (much more on that later). In the meantime, check out these multiple exposure photographs by photographer Doug Keyes, capturing city life from all over the world.
It’s been nearly four months since Zara‘s e-commerce site launched in the US and surprisingly, I had yet to make a purchase online until last night. There’s nothing like the claustrophobic fear of venturing outside and shopping during the holidays to help motivate some click and buy action. Plus, these geometric printed trousers and floral blouses were screaming my name!
I’ve been dreaming of creating a vertical garden next spring – the only obstacles are that I currently don’t have the wall space or a green thumb. So until I overcome those hurdles I might just snatch up a few of these beautiful hanging tillandsia gardens, from San Francisco based Flora Grubb, which require minimal tender loving care. Baby steps . . .