Brand Spotlight: S.T. Dupont

Brand Spotlight: S.T. Dupont

Merging luxury and functionality, renowned French designer S.T. Dupont is known for crafting exquisite pieces. Inspired by a simple philosophy, the S.T. Dupont collection reflects the French elegance of “l’art de vivre,” or “the art of living well.” With over 145 years of experience, their exceptionally made, quality items include high-end writing tools with handmade nibs, lighters, and leather accessories. Founded by Simon Tussot Dupont in 1872, an inventor and photographer to Napoleon III, the company was initially a luggage…

Brand Spotlight – Calena Vegan Organic

Brand Spotlight – Calena Vegan Organic

Calena’s founder, Angelika Böhme grew up collecting herbs and flowers in Bavaria’s Allgäu Mountains with her grandmother. She quickly developed a passion for botany and used her extensive knowledge to establish the natural cosmetic company, Calena, in 1987. All Calena products are handcrafted in small batches using unmodified raw plant materials for natural, and effective, fresh cosmetic products. Calena’s extracts are grown using sustainable organic farming and cultivation practices, accredited by EcoControl. Their pure natural plant extracts and organic palm…

No. 4711; the Magic Potion

No. 4711; the Magic Potion

More than a fragrance, Maurer & Wirtz takes us back in time over 220 years when a unique formulation was given as a wedding gift. A prominent citizen of Cologne, Wilhelm Muelhens, received a recipe from a Roman Catholic monk on the eve of his marriage, and the rest is history. Gifted in 1792, the secret formula, with its enchanting aroma, was an “aqua mirabilis” or miracle water, purported to have surprising curative properties. Originally taken internally, Muelhens embraced the…

Brand Spotlight: Silvine Originals

Brand Spotlight: Silvine Originals

“Understated, simple, and classic.” These are the three defining features of the Silvine Original Notebook collection. Reviving an original British treasure, the Silvine Originals brings elegance and simplicity back to writing.  Photo taken from Silvine Originals.  HISTORY & STYLE In operation for over 175 years, Silvine Originals and has been producing stationary for over six generations. With a rich history, the Silvine notebook was historically used by tradesmen, such as carpenters and builders, designers, butchers, shopkeepers and more for sketching…

Brand Spotlight: The Bridge

Brand Spotlight: The Bridge

Mixing modern style with a bohemian resolve, The Bridge’s collection is elegant and timeless. Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1969, the collection serves to reflect the Tuscan way of life. Crafting men’s, women’s, and home pieces, The Bridge offers distinct leather accessories for every occasion. The Bridge uses vegetable tanned cowhide leather, with eco-friendly processing, to achieve rich colour and patinas that are enhanced with use, giving each piece their own signature look. Each unique item is handcrafted by local…

Myrsol Lookbook

Myrsol Lookbook

Miquel Solé Ricou founded Myrsol in the 1940’s in Barcelona, an independent entrepreneur working out of his home. Once a barber, he wanted to create his own products for the salon, so he began to study chemistry to learn how to produce his own lotions. Self-taught, and buying quality ingredients, he created formulations to cater to each skin type. The brand “Myrsol” is an acronym of his name, although he chose to spell it with a Y instead of I….

Brand Profile – Baxter of California

Brand Profile – Baxter of California

Known for reinvigorating male grooming products, Baxter of California has become one of the best-selling and top-rated lines in men’s skin care, centered around simplicity and quality. Brand History Unhappy with traditional grooming products on the market to resolve his dry skin, its founder, Baxter Finley, established the company in 1965 to fill what he believed was an industry void. Turns out, he was right. The company had immediate success and continues to prosper after more than 50 years in…

Brand Spotlight: Heinrich L. Thäter

Brand Spotlight: Heinrich L. Thäter

Elegance, luxury, and distinction characterize the renowned collection of Thäter brushes. Handmade in Germany since 1913, Thäter brushes are delicately crafted according to traditional techniques. Staying true to their ‘small but beautiful’ philosophy, a Thäter brush is distinguished by its soft luxurious bristles and signature polished handles that are comfortable and sleek. The family-owned business takes pride in its craftsmanship. The handmade knots are artfully crafted by skilled artisans with years of experience and unparalleled knowledge of the trade. Silvertip,…

Brand Spotlight: Moleskine

Brand Spotlight: Moleskine

Practical and functional, Moleskine’s wide stationary collection is among the world’s best. Making old, new again, the revived Moleskine brand has reinvented the joy of writing. Originally created as a passion project by a French family, it went out of business in the 1800s. Revamed centuries later, 1997 to be exact, the brand was reintroduced as Modo&Modo by an Italian publisher. Representing a time-honored tradition of journalists, writers, artists and adventurers, and the Moleskine notebook collection reflects that used by…

Introducing Floris London

Introducing Floris London

Elegant, charming, and chic, Floris London is one of the world’s finest perfumeries and curators of fine fragrances. Established in 1730 by Juan Famenias and Elizabeth Floris, Floris London is the only Appointed Perfumer to Her Majesty the Queen that also holds a Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales. With a scent for every type of personality, prominent supporters of the brand included Winston Churchill, Eva Peron, and Marilyn Monroe. Using only the finest ingredients to meticulously craft…