Ripping someone’s necklace off in public is not okay, which is why I was relieved designer Natalie Holst, who along with Rochelle Lee designs this yet to officially debut jewelry line, allowed me to try hers on (after spotting her incredible accessory from across The Surf Lodge deck, I totally accosted her at her day job, mind you). Their site isn’t up yet, but as a special preview for DailyCandy readers, they’ve agreed to take orders via email.
Yes, its ingredients are 85 percent organic. Sure, it has recycled packaging. But the best part of this tightly edited, new beauty company’s lipstick launch is the versatile, long-wearing, moisturizing palette. Blossom Lady, one of those hard-to-come-by, pretty-on-everybody muted pinks, is my everyday.
It would be weird to drink this stuff straight, though I wouldn’t judge you for it. I’ve had the urge myself but held back with the help of the cocktail recipes and cooking ideas on the Morris Kitchen website.
Just in case you haven’t left the safety of your AC lately, here’s an update: It’s really hot outside. A cotton tank and these flippy silk shorts make for a (deceptively) put-together summer’s night uniform.
I got my first taste of publishing in seventh grade when my first favorite magazine (Flatter, which had an “editrix”) printed an article I wrote espousing the genius of paper clips (see: Japanese office supplies). A bimonthly subscription to Stack keeps my indie zine pile flush.
When it comes to mugs, this handy little piece of California design history is my Goldilocks: not too big or small, not too heavy or light, not too precious or plain. It’s just right. I use it every day.
My best friend mentioned getting a mannequin hands manicure, and it just sounded so wrong. Anyone can get it right with celeb manicurist Jenna Hipp and RGB creator Gina Carney’s nude lacquer collaboration.
Some people feel the same way about potato chips or donut holes that I do about Kathryn Bentley’s haute folk brass cuffs: You can’t have just one. Available at dreamcollective.com, $60-$100.
Someday, I’ll be a fancy-pants art collector. Until then, I’ll debate on exclusive prints from artists normally way out of my price range at this affordable, limited-edition print e-shop and culture blog.
Certain things happen when your sister is a hairdresser: You get really excellent hairdos at Drybar and constant reminders to take better care of your locks. This deep-conditioning treatment keeps her off my back.
The ripstop nylon bags are the best I’ve found. I’ve used them for a million things (approximately) since first featuring them in 2007, from grocery shopping to gift wrapping (the extra-large size works great for awkward shapes or hard-to-conceal gifts).
There’s nothing like 100-degree weather to remind you that Southern California was once a desert. Well, it still is — just with fewer cowboys and less tumbleweed. This sleek water bottle is transpo-friendly and eliminates the need to lop off cacti tops Wild West style.
It’s been easy for me to get excited about the artisanal coffee boom — and not just because I’m well caffeinated. There are new small-batch operations cropping up all the time. Not too long ago I picked up a bag of this San Fran-based roaster’s beans at Cookbook in L.A. and was happy to find its goods are now sold online.