2011 February 28
Molton Brown Renew Ambrusca Wash & Scrub
WHAT: Molton Brown Renew Ambrusca Wash & Scrub
WHY: There's nothing more invigorating than a good scrub to bid adieu to dull winter skin. Look no further than delightfully aromatic Ambrusca Wash & Scrub from Molton Brown's Renew line, part of the molto effective slew of new products in the Body Remedies collection. Ground olive stones do the super-sloughing, Ardeche ambrusca grapeleaf fends off free radicals and Moroccan agran oil works its hyper-hydrating and toning effects. Think of it as superb spring cleaning for your body!
AVAILABLE: $32, MoltonBrown.com
2011 February 25
Colony Palms Hotel
WHAT: Colony Palms Hotel
WHY: The fashion week circuit is well underway, with Milan in full force and Paris RTW less than a week away. If you're not in dire need of some R&R by now, you surely will be in the very near future...and what could be more positively pleasant than lounging beneath palm fronds? Book your refuel and detox rendezvous at Palm Springs' Colony Palms Hotel next month, before the Coachella chaos of concertgoing luxe hippies hits the region. Delights at the Moroccan-inflected resort run the gamut from tension-banishing tandem massages where massage therapists work à deux, to a refreshing poolside dip with chilled peppermint towels for an added dose of cool. When it's time to retire for the evening, the casitas are discreetly tucked away by the property's lush gardens. You could make a vacay out of the patio alone: bathtubs fit for paramours and massive alfresco loungebeds await. The perfect antidote to weeks of bi-continental runway-hopping!
AVAILABLE: Casita from $415, ColonyPalmsHotel.com
2011 February 24
Deco Hinged Bentley Bracelet
WHAT: Deco Hinged Bentley Bracelet
WHY: Breathtaking basilicas. Ancient marble columns. The Piazza del Duomo. Milan is overflowing with inspiration at every turn on and off the runway. Conquer your architectual cravings with CC Skye's art deco cuff in gold. Consider it a souvenir of sorts--a piece of the Roman Coliseum nestled in your carry-on. Buon viaggio!
AVAILABLE: $175, CCSkye.com
2011 February 23
Herndon Heald Halo Ring
WHAT: Herndon Heald Halo Ring
WHY: Get tickled by turquoise with this earthy Herndon Heald piece. The punchy stone, riddled with beautiful imperfection thanks to clusters of hematite, is rustically set in hammered gold and finished with a contrasting antique sterling band. And that Southwestern vibe is über authentic: The brand, started by a couple of friends, is based in the Santa Fe mountains and has a studio in Austin as well. Think of the Halo ring as a shiny, wearable replacement for trekking to some glorious desert oasis!
AVAILABLE: HerndonHeald.com, $307