May 27, 2011 |
1. Dress from Richard Nicoll, cuffs from Lindex and shoes from Christian Louboutin.
2. Dress from Halston Heritage, necklace from H&M and shoes from Steven.
Photos: Carolines Mode
May 26, 2011 |
I’ve always loved the glass bottles of water ‘Joan’s on Third’ brings to every table – they remind me of sitting in European cafe’s for hours on end without a care in the world. After eating brunch there a few weeks back I decided that I needed to find similar bottles for my kitchen and after a short search found them at Crate & Barrel for $3.95/each. I picked up four and thoroughly enjoy keeping bottles of sparkling (made with my SodaStream which I’m also obsessed with) and flat in the fridge at all times. They’re always well received when I have friends over and I’m pretty certain I haven’t been this hydrated…ever.
p.s. in the kitchen above they used take out menu pages for the backsplash. pretty amazing.
Photos: Jamie Beck
May 26, 2011 |
California-native, Sophie Monet Okulick, is one of my absolute favorite local jewelry designers.
We first met when she came in to interview for an editorial position my boss and I were desperately trying to fill. I’d seen about 16 candidates that day and the exhaustion had set in. When the 17th resume hit my desk and it included internships at both Nylon Magazine and Alexander Wang I was floored! “This has got to be our girl,” I thought.
As we waited in the conference room, a 5’9 NY-meets-Venice-Beach-babe walked in with hair so good you contemplate asking her secrets before you even shake hands. She was also wearing some of the coolest jewelry I’d seen in a while.
Even more curious about the jewelry than the hair, (I knew if I asked about both I might make her feel uncomfortable and the last thing I wanted to do was to scare off our best candidate – my boss would have killed me) I couldn’t stop staring at her rings and necklaces carved of beautiful wood adorned with precious stones and gold leaf. I had to inquire, “Must know, who makes your jewelry?” “Thank you so much,” she said. “It’s from my jewelry line, Sophie Monet!”
Between her resume, calm, cool demeanor and entrepreneurial spirit that led her to following her dream of this gorgeous line, we hired her. I still joke it was for a jewelry discount.
She recently completed her second collection (above) which you can fall in love with and shop here.
Photos: Sophie Monet