Spatulas and sea salt and citrus-spritzers, oh my! Just in time for holiday gifting, home-delivery beauty biz Birchbox is launching Birchbox Home — offering a limited-edition seasonal package, stacked to the brim with gourmet ingredients and kitchen accoutrements from the need-to-know names in lifestyle (because, let’s be real, your apartment is just as deserving of a present as your weird Aunt Mildred is).
Switching out Deborah Lippmann for Dean & Deluca, the new Birchbox home packs niche fixings like Chambre de Sucre sugar, pretty printed recipe cards from Paperless Post, and vibrant tabletop trimmings from color-authorities, Jonathan Adler and C. Wonder in one must-have grab bag. The best part? You don’t even have to change out of your pajamas to get it … it’ll be delivered right to your door!
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You’d be hard-pressed to turn a corner in S.F. without stumbling upon a souped-up truck of some sort. From pizza parlors to boutiques on wheels, everyone is cashing in on this vehicular phenomenon. But, it’s about dang time someone pays homage to the OG of mangia mobiles — the ice cream truck. Just hearing a snippet of its enchanting melodies is enough to spark instant childhood nostalgia … and hunger pangs.
So, when we heard that S.F.-based sorbet company Garden Creamery was bringing it back to basics, we about flipped. Founded and hand-churned (props) by Erin Lang, this ice-cream parlor on wheels definitely caters to our sweet-loving needs. Garden Creamery gives the ol’ ice-cream man a run for his money, with flavors like French-pressed coffee, almost too-cute-to-eat sprinkle popsicles, and nom-worthy gelato-stuffed sandwiches. It’s safe to say we’re addicted to the yummy treats. Click through to meet Lang, peep the pretty truck, and find out where to buy the delectable treats!
Photographed by Christine Ting
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Finally, a way for us to marry our love of art history and nail polish: The latest Rescue Beauty Lounge lacquers are based on the life and works of Georgia O’Keeffe. The collection — which goes on sale in July, but is on pre-order starting in June — is a labor of love for founder Ji Baek, who spent the past 128 days “living, breathing, dreaming, and channeling Georgia O’Keeffe.”
Best known for her paintings of flowers that also look a bit like your lady bits, O’Keeffe may not seem like the most obvious choice for nail-polish inspiration. But according to Baek, she was the perfect starting point: The colors in her paintings were so rich and vivid, Baek says looking at them “intoxicated me daily with color-gasms.” Well, that’s one way to put it.
Each of the seven colors — Bella Donna, Faraway Nearby, Abiquiu, Santa Fe Road, Oriental Poppy, Ghost Ranch, and Jack In The Pulpit — are inspired by a specific work or a profound aspect of O’Keeffe’s life. Standouts include Oriental Poppy, a vibrant crimson with gold shimmer that is possibly the most perfect summer red we’ve ever laid eyes on, and metallic cocoa Ghost Ranch, inspired by O’Keeffe’s home in the Southwest, an avant-garde neutral we can’t wait to get on our tips. Watch the “nail trailer” below to get a sneak peek at the collection, and a rare behind-the-scenes look at how Baek lovingly created it.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Georgia On My Mind Collection, $ 18 each, available for pre-order in June at Rescue Beauty Lounge.
In the immortal words of Parks and Recreation’s most indulgent personalities, Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle, sometimes it’s crucial to “treat yo’ self.” And when it comes to gifting yourself with fine leather goods (as per the pair’s strict instructions), we’ve found a cool new indie resource.
Falconwright is a just-launched Toronto accessories brand that’s rad enough to make “screenprinted change purse” into a kind of Pavlovian trigger for accessories lust. The patterns are striking, ranging from petite, multidirectional triangles to sloppy-cute hand-done stripes and chicly hypnotic swirls. The prints adorn sweet little pouches in all different sizes — which means you can stash everything from your business cards to your spare change in style. Everything’s handprinted and handmade, which makes the ultra-reasonable pricing (the collection tops out at $ 48) even more awesome.
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Sometimes, we just want to look chic. No crazy trends, no pushing the envelope, just good — you know, goo-ood. And when we get that bug, we go straight to DIANI. Stocked with timeless staples like DVF printed tops and dresses, Cynthia Vincent boots, and go-with-everything rag & bone essentials, this European-inspired boutique is our fave chic-style fix. Want to get in on the goods? Score your Reserve voucher, and save up to 50% on all the designer duds you can handle!