D73P6911 Carla Fernández: Mixing Past and Present.

By Marcella Echavarria. Photos courtesy of Edgar Avila. Fashion designer Carla Fernandez looks with the eyes of a researcher, an anthropologist, a historian in awe of the immense treasures found in Mexico. Her signature design is geometric, distinctive, and respectful … Continue reading

The New Luxury: Lessons on Pleasure.
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Big Picture: Babette.

Inside the factory at Babette

By Regina Connell. We’ve always been enamored by the idea of the maker, that solopreneur (or maybe duopreneur team) that slaves away in a small studio, designing, sweating the cost of supplies, worrying about whether arms/legs/backs/tempers/marriages will give out before … Continue reading

Lee & Lou: Meyer Lemon Meringue Tart.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie

By Lee & Lou Havlicek. Lee & Lou Cook.   Lemon. Meringue. Two of our favorite words. But add Meyer in…and we’re goners. These aren’t just your ordinary lemons. Don’t get us wrong, we love your ordinary lemons. But Meyer lemons are … Continue reading

The New Luxury: Lessons on Pleasure.


By Regina Connell. I recently had a chance to interview one of my favorite people, Mandy Aftel (the artisan fragrance genius), about her book, Fragrant, one of the best books of the year, perhaps the decade. (Read more here, then … Continue reading

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