There lies beauty in everything
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We may have changed the year from 2020 to 2021, but the pandemic is still looming in the shadows, giving us yet another reason to make the Valentine’s Day celebration at home even more romantic.
Start by getting your home ready!
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There’s nothing more calming and comforting than refreshing your bedroom with a new set of bed sheets that are not only soft, but also incredibly beautiful. The Elegant Strand Portofino Sheets are available in 3 neutral minimalist tones and are made of breathable high quality 100% cotton that stays cool and feels extremely soft, offering you the best comfort for a perfect night of rest and relaxation.
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Depending on where you live, Valentine’s Day might catch you in a cold or hot climate, but don’t let that get in the way of your celebration. With the Dyson Pure
Hello, 2021! The holidays are over and whether you’re working on your resolutions or you totally forgot about them, it’s time to get up to date for the new year. A wardrobe changeup always kicks the year off right, especially when you want to reinvent your look from last year. Goodbye sweatpants, leggings, and hoodies—it looks like in 2021 we’ll finally be able to show off those stunner outfits again. Filling your closets with on-point winter style from brands like Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana will give you the most amazing stand out style after a year of staying in!
For statement-making pieces, there’s probably no better brand than Gucci. A bold sneaker or sweater can make a whole outfit, and they are the go-to for iconic handbags and accessories, not to mention, their logo-branded ready-to-wear is perfect for the days you still need to stay in.
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Meet Kate Broug, the entrepreneur, philanthropist and climate change activist who’s first trip to Bhutan inspired her to create Anna in Bhutan, a line of luxurious and sustainable silk and cotton scarves.
Sandwiched between China and India, Bhutan is the only carbon negative country in the world, taking more greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere than it emits (something many nations are struggling to do). Bhutan is an extremely exclusive country and even charges a $250 daily fee for tourist to ensure the environment isn’t spoiled by mass tourism.
Anna in Bhutan scarves are meticulously handwoven in Bhutan by talented female weavers. Each scarf is then brought to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, where each scarf undergoes a unique blessing by high-ranked lamas and monks of the Buddhist faith. It is believed that the blessed scarves will bring its future owner prosperity, harmony and good luck.
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It’s hard to be a fashionable woman and not be—at least on some level—a francophile. Parisian women are known for their sartorial minimalism and a certain je ne sais quoi that leaves women around the world eager to emulate that iconic style. Shirts that hang just right, pants that cut just so and jackets that somehow transform outfits from day to night as if by magic. But to capture just a little of that style takes talent, know-how, and a whole team of stylist—unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. It’s easy to think “French style. French designer.” But not all houses are built alike. You’d be hard pressed to find Jean Paul Gaultier and A.P.C. sharing a closet. For a label synonymous with Parisian cool, the luxury brand Celine is a no-fail favorite.
The famous French fashion house is the eponymous label of Celine Vipiana
Fashion Designer Lily Samii. Photo by Nathan DeHart
For the first time in her storied fashion career, designer Lily Samii shares personal moments of success and defeat in her new book, A Journey Through Life & Fashion, published by Lucia|Marquand. The beautiful, large format, coffee table tome is not simply a picturesque objet d’art; it provides a rare glimpse into Samii’s fascinating private life, from her noble Iranian upbringing, to the runways of Paris. A moving story of love, loss, and the dreams that fueled one of the most successful fashion careers in San Francisco, A Journey Through Life & Fashion proves both inspirational and aspirational.
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Samii’s background includes positions with the famed costume department of Paramount Pictures, with designer James Galanos, and as an apprentice with Oscar winning designer Edith Head. After a move to Northern California, Samii opened her own boutique, LYZ in