Last week I posted my first personal Flair Five based around my summer dressing essentials, today I thought I’d post on five things that caught my eye/interest recently. Many came from my daily Instagram scrolls.
- The new issue of Unconditional Magazine. If minimalist fashion grabs your attention, you will love the striking simplicity of this quarterly. It is almost fetishistic in its singular style in a good way. It’s also heavily pictorial, but the last two issues have featured stories on two of my favorite stylists, Vanessa Traina (last issue) and Melanie Ward (this issue) who I worked with at Bazaar years back and revere for her vision.
- Ottolenghi recipes. Another old Bazaar colleague and friend Amanda Ross posted on Instagram a dinner for which she prepared a couple of delicious looking recipes from chef Yotam Ottolenghi. It reminded me that I’ve been meaning to buy a couple of his cookbooks and try some recipes myself. Diving into Food52, I realized 1) they have a FB Cookbook of the Month Club (you have to get approved, but can’t imagine anyone would have a problem) and 2) they are making their way through Ottolenghi recipes now. Kismet! I don’t know if my cooking is up to speed with the other members, but they do have good suggestions which I will follow. Everything looks so good, where to start?
- Beek by Two Bird sandals. Christine Ganeaux, one of the coolest women I know (it is not a word I throw around lightly…Debbie Harry/cool, Christine/cool) and when she put these sandals on her Instagram, which are now available at her Amagansett store, I immediately wanted them all. More on Christine and everything else at her boutique soon. Call her to order your sandals before they run out.
- Madewell Denim Romper. I admit I saw Gwyneth Paltrow wearing this on Net-a-Porter. Jumpsuit + denim + shorts? I had to try it, even though I wasn’t sure I could pull it off. My husband complimented me when I put it on—keeping it.
- Bruton, England. If you have never been to this tiny town in the English countryside of Somerset, I highly recommend it. We went as a family two years ago and stayed at At the Chapel, a tiny restaurant/inn/bakery. Sadly we missed going to the Hauser & Wirth Gallery there because it was closed and we had limited time. I was reminded of all of this when I looked at ceramist Frances Palmer‘s latest posts. What I didn’t know is that Hauser & Wirth also has a residence there, the Durslade Farmhouse, which they use for artist residencies. It seems you can also rent rooms when they are available. It looks impossibly charming, which means at some point I will have to go back.