"PARIS: PORTRAIT OF A CITY
There are few things we love more than Parsian architecture
--we even designed our Madison Avenue boutique with the unique décor of a Parisian apartment in mind. So of course we can’t wait to pick up Taschen
's latest tome,
"Paris: Portrait of a City,
" a collection of more than 500 photos edited by Jean Claude Gautrand. With images spanning much of the city
--from La Belle Epoque to Art Nouveau to the 60s
--we can’t wait to pore over each and every page. Available at Taschen.com.
- BB FOREVER
One of our all
-time favorite style icons is (unsurprisingly) French actress Brigitte Bardot. She had a certain je ne sais quoi about her, non? It seems we’re not the only ones enamored with the film star. Hotel Sofitel in Los Angeles is hosting an exhibition entitled
--a collection of 30 photos (some of which were never published!) depicting Bardot
's life and career. Highlighting images from her days as an aspiring ballerina through to the height of her career, it
's looking like we have a must
-see on our hands. For more info visit Sofitel.com.
- BLACK HOGG
Sometimes a girl just needs some good quality, old
-fashioned comfort food. And when we
're in LA, ours will be coming from freshly-opened Silver Lake spot Black Hogg. Locally sourced twists on the classics are the name of the game at Black Hogg
--think pork belly tacos and lamb burgers. And with Eric Park, the chef from East Coast comfort food go
-to The Spotted Pig, at the helm, it
's safe to say LA is in for a treat. More info at BlackHogg.com.
- WOODLEY AND BUNNY
As much as we love a good drugstore beauty buy, sometimes we want something new and exciting
--and maybe just a bit off the beaten path. Which is why we
're anxious to see what Brooklyn
's beauty emporium, Woodley and Bunny, has in store for their first West Coast location. The chic apothecary stocks its shelves with sought
-after products from around the world and calls people like Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard fans. In short, it
's the perfect place to go to find your new
' beauty find. More info at WoodleyandBunny.com. 8318 1/2 West Third Street, Los Angeles.
- A THOUSAND PICNICS
No matter how much our wallets may protest, we just can’t resist the unique jewelry pieces of Brooklyn artisan Erica Bradbury. We
're in luck, because she
's paired with leather jewelry company Cold Picnic to launch a Williamsburg storefront that we
're sure will be receiving a few of our paychecks in the near future. Beyond accessories, make sure to check out their covetable housewares selection as well. 171 S. 4th St., nr. Driggs Ave., Williamsburg.