Seed to Serum: Transition to Spring

image courtesy of Lee and Lou Cook

By Megan Schwarz. Seed to Serum Light breezes, chirping birds, blooming flowers—oh how I love the first signs of Spring. Though I adore Fall, I find Spring to be the most inspiring! Out with the dreary, cold, short days, and … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week: Savage Beauty Comes Home

Birds Nest Headdress Autumn Winter 2005/6

By Regina Connell. Savage Beauty, a retrospective celebrating the life and work of Alexander McQueen was one of NY’s Metropolitan Museum’s most successful (and lucrative) shows. But as spectacular as it was, it’s nothing compared to what’s going on in … Continue reading

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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

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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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