Winter Wish List

Skadegard

Lena Skadegard Floating Green Garnet Necklace, Handmade by artisans in India, this one-of-a-kind necklace is composed of vibrant Green Garnets -stone of good fortune and abundance that is purported to glow in the shade. The delicate, adjustable cord is barely detectable, creating the dramatic illusion of beads floating across the collarbone. Traveling the globe, Lena Skadegard is inspired by the power of the earth’s organic, raw treasures and the experiences she has within each culture she visits. Believing in the talismanic power of jewelry, she follows the story provided by the energy of her materials, each piece evocative of a particular place, history, faith and landscape. Available from DARA Artisans purveyors of ‘The Art of Craft’ that promote cultural curiosity and a sense of discovery by offering a sophisticated edit of handmade artisan crafts to an audience seeking authentic, responsibly sourced designs with a modern aesthetic.

Terrain

Terrain Fresh Tabletop Lodgepole Pine, Found between 2500 and 7000’ in select areas of the Rocky Mountains, Lodgepole Pines grow in stands and can reach up to 200 years in age. Terrain’s Lodgepole Pines are sustainably wild-harvested in Colorado during annual thinning for fire prevention, and never sourced from clear-cut harvests. Each tabletop tree arrives ready for display with a stand and galvanized bucket. From Terrain -a Home & Garden Design store that combines the resources of a specialty nursery with the design-savvy furnishings and relaxed shopping experience of its sister store, Anthropologie. The Westport Connecticut Terrain also has a Garden Cafe that follows a natural, sustainable farm-to-table path and an organic menu that reflects the cycle of the seasons and the local community, with considerable élan.

Panatea

PANATĒA Matcha Green Tea Ceremonial Grade Set, ‘Matcha’ is a premium green tea powder and the ultimate superfood. Given that it’s ground from 100-percent pure tea leaf, the full nutritional benefits of the entire leaf are consumed, not just what’s left over from steeping it. The set includes: a ceremonial grade matcha green tea tin, 100-prong bamboo whisk, double wall glass bowl and custom measuring scoop, to bring the ancient luxury of matcha to modern life. New York based PANATĒA is a health and lifestyle matcha green tea company that traveled throughout Japan with an experienced tea master to find and bring back the most exquisite ceremonial grade matcha out there.

Quitokeeto

QUITOKEETO Olive Blossom Raw Honey 40 Ounce Jar, A polyfloral honey harvested from a single unsprayed Olive orchard from Northern California. The bees feed on the pollen and nectar of Manzanillo and Mission Olive trees along with blossoming Lupine, Gilia, Poppy, and Helianthella plants which dot the grove. Resulting is a dense honey with a pronounced warm sweetness, and hints of Cedar, Almonds, and Olivey richness. Winter culinary essential! I also like to cleanse my face with raw honey during the season, that’s right, just a bit of honey and a few drops of water = magical results! The simple age-old tradition of honey cleansing, is a gentle and effective face washing technique that requires just one ingredient and is universally beneficial for all skin types. Ideal for sensitive skin, honey, with natural antibacterial, probiotic, nurturing and balancing properties, gently removes impurities without stripping the skin of natural oils. San Francisco-based QUITOKEETO is an online purveyor of items worth owning -a short list of new, found, and collaborative items thoughtfully crafted.

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From the Road Vayu Cashmere Scarf in Army, Aptly named ‘Vayu’ which means air in Sanskrit, each Vayu Cashmere Scarf is hand-woven to order in Nepal with over 2,000 cashmere strands sourced from Inner Mongolia. Once finished, each piece is individually hand tinted with either vegetable or environmentally friendly conventional dyes. The overall process is slow and exacting and involves four master artisans that use indigenous techniques that results in an impossibly light cashmere accessory. From the Road from New York offers Limited Edition bespoke treasures crafted with artisans from around the globe. The story of the items, the people who make them and the place they are made in is just as important as the final product.

LLBean

L.L.Bean Bison Boots, Featuring a classic brick-red sole found on early boots in their archives, these are signature L.L. Bean boots still made-to-order and handcrafted in Maine, that have stood the test of time. Unmatched comfort and performance -waterproof and insulated, warmth + style. A New England Winter weather excursion must-have! The L.L.Bean company was founded in 1912 by its namesake, avid hunter and fisherman Leon Leonwood Bean in Freeport, Maine, made famous for the “Bean Boot”, or Maine Hunting Shoe, that remains a leading merchant of quality outdoor gear and apparel. In fact it is one of the last multi-channel merchants to still own and operate a manufacturing facility in the United States.

Ghurka

Ghurka Pontoon IV No. 256 Chestnut Leather Rolling Luggage, For global nomads and seasoned travelers who demand elevated style awareness in every time zone, Ghurka’s Chestnut Leather Bags will meet all of your needs. Wrapped in supple, calfskin leather and designed in a heritage style, even the smallest of details carries a touch of class. Designed for curious sorts who “quiet confidence and adventurous spirit,” each Ghurka product features the company’s official embossed logo to ensure its authenticity. Ghurka -sought after by those of discerning taste, is one of the last American-made luxury labels. Thanks to their vegetable-dyed, ultra-durable leather, meticulous craftsmanship and trend-proof design, Ghurka bags aren’t mere purchases, they’re investments.

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Hasselblad Stellar Camera in Olive Wood Grip, Known as the world’s first luxury compact camera, the Hasselblad Stellar redefines quality with its elegantly designed aluminum body and metal operation controls. Here Hasselblad -the iconic Swedish manufacturer of medium-format cameras and photographic equipment, uses Olive Wood to craft the ergonomic handgrip, making it a beautiful and powerful, pocket-sized camera. Grip available in Walnut, Zebra, Padouk, Wenge, Olive, Mahogany or Carbon Fiber. Features include a one-inch, 20.2 megapixel sensor, Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens and, for a fashionable touch, an Italian leather wrist strap. Shoulder strap and camera case included. Essential for the Winter Wonderland photo journey and beyond!

Assouline

Assouline The Impossible Collection of Watches: The 100 Most Important Timepieces of the Twentieth Century, 144 pages | 100 illustrations, 11 x 17, This hand-bound, oversize luxury edition boasts hand-tipped images and is presented in a linen clamshell case. A must-have for any serious horologically inclined bibliophile! In this stellar addition to the Assouline Impossible Collection series, British historian Nicholas Foulkes has selected the 100 breakthrough timepieces of the twentieth century, weighing the virtues of rarity, price, innovative functions, historical importance, grand provenance and pleasing design. Featuring illustrious names such as Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Tag Heuer.

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Draftsman’s Industrial Loft Wood Iron Desk, This desk is perfect for the writer, artist or architect. Its gorgeous combination of rustic wood and brassy metal make it a timeless beauty, worthy to be handed down from one creative generation to another. The extra storage drawer in the base conceals writing or sketching tools, and the hand crank allows this table to be flat or angled, depending on the need or inspiration. Fabulous form meets function piece for the office loft space. Manufactured by Kathy Kuo Home -a curated New York-based boutique offering the highest quality Modern, Rustic, Urban Loft, Industrial Loft, French Provincial, and French Country Furniture.