You guys have reacted so well (thank you!) to all of my recent round-ups and on-my-radar posts that I decided to build on that, and I’m so excited to share a new column that will run at the beginning of every month – highlighting my favorite things from the month… 8 musts, if you will. Maybe it’s a new art exhibit I saw, maybe it’s a must-have beauty product or item of clothing. It might be random, but I promise it will be wonderful. So without further adieu, here are the eight things I loved most from this past month. Click the image above to shop/learn more… or read on!
ONE // Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel The name of this product is a little bit misleading as it really isn’t like a gel… it’s more of an oil cream. If you need to tame your hair this summer (I hate heat styling my hair when it gets hot!) then this is going to be your new best friend. I rake a quarter sized squeeze in through my hair and just let it dry… resulting in soft, beachy waves.
TWO // Anthony James Fabulism at Fort Gansevoort (through July 8th). Something you might not know about me is that I try to go to one art gallery/museum a week. I’m not very “artsy” and I don’t know a lot about art but I do know that it feeds my soul and makes me feel something when I’m looking at something good. A couple weeks ago I went to the opening of Anthony James‘ exhibit and just loved everything he showed. It was a smaller scale exhibit for him, highlighting some of his older works as well as his newer series of Shields, rendered in steel and bronze. Anthony is an wonderfully gifted artist (just peek at his site – you’ll go down a rabbithole!)
THREE // Little Design Co Pillows My interior designer introduced me to this line and I love them. The prettiest velvet pillows (in every imaginable shade) at decent prices. I have three of the alabaster on my bed, but I love the pink paneled ones!
FOUR // CND Vinylux Weekly Nail Polish If you paint your own nails you must try this polish. It is soooo fantastic. It stays on a whole week, no chips at all. Note that you also need the special top coat. I used to get this at the salon but now you can buy it at CVS and Ulta so I will be doing my own nails. Cake Pop and Rubble are my personal favorites.
FIVE // Tuesday Nights in 1980 is the best book I’ve read in forever, and I haven’t even finished with it! It has three main characters: a synesthetic art critic, a talented up and coming artist, and a naive new-to-NYC girl. I am not even a third of the way done and already so hopelessly obsessed. I will of course include it in next month’s reading list but wanted to give you a heads up on it now as I am in absolute l-o-v-e. The author so perfectly captures the magic of New York City… it’s just… so well written.
SIX // Elizabeth & James Dress What is it about flesh toned clothing? So good with a tan. I love this Grecian-style dress. I’m on a shopping hiatus at the moment but had a return credit to Net-a-Porter so I made an exception.
SEVEN // Pamela Munson Bags You might have noticed that I love a good straw/basket bag and Pamela Munson’s stuff is so great. I love how she works in ribbons and bows in a way that is not overtly girly or prissy. My personal favorite is the Petite Isla Bahia (with the pink bow, as pictured above) but I also love the cylinder-shaped Agatha, and the Joan carry-all. I have a feeling we are going to see a lot of more great things from this designer!
EIGHT // Paravel Luggage When I first heard that Indre Rockefeller was behind a line of luggage, I instantly thought, “won’t be able to afford that!” I was wrong – prices top out at $345. Meet Paravel. The pieces are beautiful – cotton canvas with Italian leather with the option to monogram; but also practical – they are spill-proof and water-proof. I want to start a collection.