N Duo

Tbilisi-based clothing label N Duo has been on my radar with its collection of dresses and blouses which exude a dramatic and brilliant juxtaposition between 80s-inspired silhouettes with bohemian like details and patterns. Co-founders Natuka…

Visiting Carmel Plaza, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of those storybook towns that is almost too charming to be true. Nestled along California’s Monterey Peninsula, Carmel has this otherworldly sensibility enhanced by the English-like, fairy tale cottages, the abundance of…

Tach

A corduroy floral puffer? Yes. An alpaca wool knit bustier? Wow. A merino wool knit floral sweater? It doesn’t get sweeter. I’m obsessing over everything from Uruguay-based label Tach and loving the vintage-inspired sensibility of…

Unskilled Worker

I’m revisiting the work of British painter Helen Downie . . . because her work is that good. You might remember the series of mystic illustrations that were commissioned by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele back in…

First Rite Fall 2019

Gosh, I love fall. Believe it or not, we’re still waiting for that crisp transitional weather here in the Bay Area. With temps still as high as the low 70s, you can only imagine how…

Kathleen Ryan’s Bad Fruit

Artist Kathleen Ryan’s life-sized moldy fruit sculptures are made using over 10,000 glass beads, semi-precious stones and pearls, each of which are attached by steel pins into polystyrene foam bases. They also represent a serious,…

Visiting Venice, Italy

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Italy with Aperol to celebrate 100 years of one of my favorite summer aperitifs in its birthplace of Padova, Italy – just about an hour from…

The Big Bag Club

I recently spotted an XXXXXXL bag in my social media feed and it immediately stopped me in my scroll. I thought the same thing you’re probably thinking right now: WTF?! They’ve gone too far. Thankfully,…