Curated Summer Loves
Pippa Small Fair Trade Gold Leaf Bracelet from the Bolivian Collection, 18K Fair Trade Gold, Inspired by the jungles of the Yungus, on the slopes of the Andes where the Cotopata mine is situated, the Bolivian Ethical Gold Collection features twisting tendrils, exotic flowers and leaves, birds and bells that echo the joyful sound of tropical rain falling on large, wet wide leaves. Pippa Small is a couture jewelery designer and anthropologist residing in the U.K whose work is embedded in different cultures from all over the world -such as the San Bushman of the Kalahari, the Batwa Pygmies of Rwanda, and the Kuna in Panama, helping them to research their traditional designs to generate self-sufficiency and income, create a re-found respect for traditional materials, and pride in their creations. She is well-known for designs that encapsulate a hand-made organic feel -featuring precious and semi precious stones, as she is for her social consciousness. Small believes the art of jewelery making can enhance life and help alleviate poverty and protect precious traditions, helping to grow the confidence of craftspeople around the world and reverse the tradition of exploitation associated with the gem industry over the centuries.
Pippa Small Large Chryoprase Earrings, At 1 1/2″ x 3/8″ these earrings have a bold, earthy sophistication and bohemian allure. With their saturated and vibrant shade of Green, they add refreshing color to any collection. The smooth, long rounded rectangles of Chrysoprase are framed by a thin band of 18K Gold and dangle from Gold ear wires to create a pair of earrings with a Summery, eclectic, organic -in the true sense of the word, and talismanic feel. Work of art! Chrysoprase is believed to help clarify problems, making conscious what was unconscious. It also strengthens the workings of insight and improves the subconscious.
Massimo Alba Olive Carol Tunic Dress, 100 % Linen, Massimo Alba had been artfully designing clothes since the mid-1980’s before founding his eponymous brand in 2006. Based in Milan, Massimo Alba creates collections that are characterised by casual Italian elegance. The go-to label for understated pieces cut from sumptuously soft fabrics and dyed with natural, chemical-free pigments that are hypoallergenic. Each garment is hand-made in Italian workshops to the finest specifications. The collections include beautifully crafted cashmere knits given a vintage patina through overdyeing techniques, polos and popovers are made from easygoing linens and cotton blends, and tailoring and outerwear has a loose, unstructured feel that belies the fine-tuned craftsmanship. “There is a lot of construction inside, a lot of little details,” Alba explains of his slightly unkempt aesthetic. “I want there to be something special, but not too perfect.” An effortless Summer linen ensemble -adding a skinny belt, scarf, and sandals, that will take you effortlessly through this season and into the next.
Juniper Ridge Topanga Canyon Wilderness Cologne, A seasonal fragrance inspired by California’s coastal mountains in full bloom. Made for men and women, this cologne is distilled from wildflowers, plants, conifers, and bar harvasted in the green California coastal ranges from Big Sur to Baja. Scent Notes: Endless Wildflower Meadows, Wild Lilac Nectar, Springtime Sage, Rain-wet Oaks, and Creek-carved Mountain Swimming Holes. Juniper Ridge -the world’s only Wilderness Fragrance Distillery. They’re hikers and backpackers, not fashion or luxury-industry types. They distill colognes and perfumes from real plants, bark, moss, mushrooms, and tree trimmings found hiking the backcountry. A hundred years ago, all perfumes were made this way. Today they’re the only ones who handle every step of the process themselves, from beginning to end. The mountains in a bottle!
Mario Badescu Chamomile Cleansing Lotion, If you like a homemade, garden fresh cleanser, you’ll love this extremely mild and gentle toner, which cleans, hydrates, refreshes, helps control sensitive skin, reduces inflammation, and restores healthy balance to skin thanks to its soothing two ingredients -Chamomile and water. Perfect synergy. Less is definitely more. Perennial Summer and all time favorite! Beauty Tip: For soothing irritated eyes, you can make a relaxing compress with cold Chamomile Cleansing Lotion. Soak cotton pads or a cloth in chilled toner and place over eyelids for 10-15 minutes. Chamomile Love! Romanian-born Mario Badescu founded his Manhattan skincare salon in 1967, and used his vast knowledge of Eastern European skincare techniques to build a loyal following. Sold all over the world, the company’s products are still formulated with the philosophy that skincare should be simple, gentle and effective.
Live Live & Organic Bee Yummy Skin Food, Best kept secret in the natural skin care world, this edible, hand-made Live Live signature product is real food for skin, and can be used as a moisturizer or rejuvenative and nutritive cream. Superior for healing numerous skin conditions. A Summer skin must-have. Nourishes your skin with at least 27 minerals, 22 amino acids, 105 live enzymes & co-enzymes, hormones, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, and pigments. Within minutes of application your skin will absorb as many as 80 nutrients contained in Honey, over 96 nutrients contained in Bee Pollen, as well as hormones, enzymes, antioxidants, and antibacterial & anti inflammatory elements present in Propolis and Royal Jelly -to speed up healing of wounds, burns, sunburns and bruises. Bee Yummy skin Cream is made from Wildflower Honey, Honey Cappings, Bee Pollen, Propolis, St. John’s Wort Oil, Royal Jelly, Purified Water, and Balsam Fir Needles as fragrance -hand harvested in a small wilderness area with it’s own micro climate & made by the same colony of bees from a small apiary, which accounts for energetic harmony and synergy of the cream. Honey is collected from the wildflowers, just dripped from the comb, and contains the cappings of the hive with their precious, mysterious substances. Honey is the only food on earth that will keep forever, and so will this cream! Live Live & Organic is located in New York and embraced as the best store for raw, organic, live & vegetarian health products.
PRATIMA Brahmi Nourishing Hair Oil, This excellent deep conditioning treatment is great for Season specific-dry hair or parched treated hair. You only need a small amount to nourish the hair and strengthen follicles -in a formulation free of artificial scents, colors, and GMOs. Brahmi and anti-oxidant rich Amla along with organic essentials oils of Jasmine and Lavender help reduce dryness of the scalp, while restoring shine and manageability. Handmade by an Ayurvedic physician, botanist, and chemist, PRATIMA skincare transforms the ancient properties of Ayurveda into modern prescriptions for skin. Organic, cruelty-free ingredients are blended according to tridosha theory, a belief that the body is made up of three doshas: dry Vata skin, combination Pitta skin, and oily Kapha skin. These potent blends, alongside offerings suitable for any complexion, deliver specialized formulas that visibly improve skin immunity and balance. From performing healing mantras during the creation of each formula, guaranteeing only sattvic ingredients, and packaging her blends in 100% recyclable glass, Dr. Pratima Raichur values Ayurvedic traditions in every detail.
Jiva-Apoha Atman Spirit Oil, For calming, grounding, purifying, and Summer soulfulness, this all Natural Sesame & Sunflower Oils, 100% Pure Essential Frankincense, Sandalwood, Tulsi (Holy Basil), Palo Santo (Holy Wood) & Neroli Oils blend is powerfully perfect. Five precious essences comprise Atman, culminating in the scent of profound stillness. Fresh, deeply verdant and woody with a delicate hint of Anise, Atman restores equilibrium while healing and softening the skin. Perfect to enjoy while mentally preparing for the day ahead, or for a few minutes of peaceful respite before bedtime. This is your secret place in the forest, hand-crafted and bottled just for you. “Jiva-Apoha” is Sanskrit for Soul-Healing. It’s where India meets Native American Wisdom and Ancient Medicine Man meets Modern Day Souls. From its signature oils to one-on-one sessions, Brooklyn based Jiva-Apoha is the first to combine the powerful healing practices of Ayurveda and Shamanism. Both of which have been around, relied upon, and healing people for thousands of years.