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I take advantage of this amazing creamy cleanser from La Prairie within the morning, followed by White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, Eye Cream and Cream from the identical line. Once I’m in Mexico, I actually have really dry skin so, throughout the day, I’ll use Avène’s Thermal Spring Water spray over my face and olive oil that I get in Italy on my lips. To exfoliate, I’ll occasionally use the Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial from Youth to the People and Dr. Dennis Gross’s Universal Every day Peels. I wear La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Complexion Essence-in-Foundation in shade honey beige since it still looks like my skin and feels so light. If I’m going out to an event, I’ll use Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara, Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream Blush in Werk and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Medium/Deep over my foundation. My lashes aren’t curly in any respect, so getting eyelash lifts has been life changing — I’m going to Yoli Cotray in Latest York. For my hair, I mostly use Ceremonia products. To scrub and condition, I actually have Champú de Yucca & Witch Hazel, Acondicionador de Cupuaçu & Castor, Papaya Scalp Scrub and Mascarilla de Babassu and, to detangle, the Guava Rescue Spray. They’re really reasonably priced, and the brand is Latina owned, which I really like. For a very long time, I used Aesop’s body washes, but then someone told me that she used Aesop’s Animal Wash; it’s really gentle on sensitive skin and feels so clean. I believe I’ve converted 20 people to that. For fragrance, I’ll light Palo Santo and infuse it in olive oil to make use of as a perfume. It doesn’t compete with other smells after I’m cooking, and it jogs my memory of Coyoacán in Mexico City, where I grew up.

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Caitie Kelly

When the jewellery brand Sauer’s creative director, Stephanie Wenk, visited Latest York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2018 for “Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil,” she was thrilled. “To see a Brazilian woman artist receiving that recognition was so vital to me,” says Wenk. Do Amaral studied art, most notably Cubism, in Paris within the Twenties before returning to her home country and becoming probably the most vital figures in Brazilian Modernism. “She didn’t give up to the conventions of the time and was really a feminist,” says Wenk, who couldn’t have imagined that, three years after viewing that show, the artist’s family would approach her Rio de Janeiro-based brand to ask in the event that they could collaborate on a group. Sauer, a favourite of local curators, gallerists and artists, crafts its jewelry mostly using stones native to Brazil; on this case, whimsical shapes were carved from colourful emerald, tourmaline, amazonite and jade inspired by the wildlife present in work from do Amaral’s Surrealist Anthropophagy period, which was influenced by and named for her first husband, the Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade’s, philosophy of “cultural cannibalism.” The 29-piece collection, which incorporates rings and bracelets, launches on Moda Operandi for U.S.-based shoppers this week. Prices on request, modaoperandi.com.

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When a rug conceived by the inside designer Adam Charlap Hyman caught the attention of Dara Caponigro, the creative director of the storied interiors company Schumacher, she immediately asked to fulfill him. Over lunch, the pair bonded over their shared love of Surrealism, wallpaper and the sculptures of the artist François-Xavier Lalanne. Additionally they pored over various fabrics that Charlap Hyman had designed, and drawings he’d created together with his mother, the painter Pilar Almon, and had thought to bring along. Thus, Charlap Hyman’s first collection of rugs and fabrics was born. Inspired by the road work in Alexander Calder’s rugs, Charlap Hyman selected to render his in the identical material, abacá. That first offering, which got here out in 2018, included astrological motifs and arrows, however the styles that basically struck a chord depicted snakes, alligators and crocodiles. For his recently released second collaboration with the brand, Charlap Hyman continued his exploration of zoological forms, creating rugs within the shapes of a turtle, a whale, a snail, a tiger and fish. Loads of other realms of the animal kingdom remain untapped, in fact, but Charlap Hyman is undaunted. “We have now found a path that’s infinite,” he says. From $400, fschumacher.com.

Local legend has it that the land that Husky Meadows Farm now occupies in Norfolk, Conn., once held a homestead where, at any time when they dropped by, neighbors could expect a slice of apple pie. The present owners, David Low and Dominique Lahaussois, are continuing that community-minded philosophy with Seed and Spoon, a company that provides a series of culinary farm stays. Guests can expect a seasonal cocktail upon arrival, followed by a four-course dinner prepared by Husky Meadows’ culinary director, Tracy Hayhurst, formerly of the nonprofit dining series Plantin’ Seeds. (A recent menu included fresh-trimmed lettuces from the greenhouse with whipped feta, halibut with foraged ramps and beurre blanc and a maple chess pie, all paired with French wines from the cellar.) The following day offers a crash course on regenerative farming from the property’s manager, Adam Buggy, a tour of the wood-grown shiitake mushrooms and a cooking class by which the aim is to arrange a meal designed across the day’s harvest. With only five guest suites, each tastefully designed by the local architect Kate Briggs Johnson, it’s an intimate experience that mimics a visit to a friend’s country home, only with higher food. From $1,000, seedandspoon.com.

The British creative director and designer Alex Eagle grew up playing tennis and has fond memories of rallying with friends — and of what everyone wore. “It almost felt ceremonious to get wearing our whites and are available together on court,” she says. The previous editor and vintage curator founded her namesake brand, which incorporates women’s wear and residential accessories, in 2014. Since then, it’s expanded to incorporate Alex Eagle Sporting Club, a group of fashionable sportswear meant for on and off the court. The Sporting Club’s latest launch, the Tennis Drop, features unbranded pieces with Nineteen Seventies-leaning silhouettes which can be made entirely in England from Italian cotton. See the Campden Hill Dress, a tailored minidress with a pleated skirt and square neckline, and the Berwick Crewneck Jumper, a sporty second layer complete with ribbed cuffs. When coming up with these styles, Eagle looked to the vintage sports books she’s found at flea markets and men’s wear references from the ’60s, and tried to take into consideration what was missing in her own wardrobe. “I’ve been on the hunt for the appropriate tennis clothes — elevated garments with no logo, pieces I can throw a jumper over and wear after playing — for years,” Eagle says. “I might love to inform my 14-year-old self doodling tennis outfits on the backs of my school books that this happened.” From $30, alexeaglesportingclub.com.

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