Inhale, exhale. I’ve had a summer of nonstop travel to LA, Las Vegas, Moscow, Munich and Berlin, where my days were filled with speaking on panels, discovering brilliant new designers, and even visiting the studio of artist Olafur Eliasson, the visionary creator of the New York City Waterfalls. I’ve finally returned to New York for some R&R, but those of you who know me also know—other than during my (seven years and going strong) monthly ritual facial at Mario Badescu—I’m never really resting.
This coming week, I’m particularly excited to introduce to you Brachfeld Parlaghy, a genius handbag designer whose inspiration ranges from tribalism to sci-fi, urbanity, medieval history and bondage. Her execution in design is flawless; I’ve seen a lot of ostrich leather, but this is some of the world’s most distinctive. If a home revamp is what you’re after, we’ve got exquisite wallpaper and pillows this week to breathe new beauty into your living space. Also, stay tuned for a tiny tech accessory to upgrade your sex life and take your USB port to new heights. Pleasures of all kinds, coming your way. It is my pleasure.
Enjoy what’s left of summer, and I leave you with one of my favorite quotes: “Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” Mae West
Wrap yourself in one of these impossibly plush beach towels and feel like a Turkish princess. Ultra-absorbent and incredibly cozy, these dense, hand-woven works of art are perfect for taking you from summer days to summer nights.
Available in multiple vibrant color styles here at AHAlife.
What is “frescobol”? Popular on Brazilian beaches since the mid-1940s, this popular water sport is a bit like a more laid-back, beachy version of tennis. Simple enough for ages, as competitive as you want it to be, and an easy way to get some exercise while working on your tan.
At AHAlife, we’re selling sets of beautiful frescobol paddles, handmade from pieces of reclaimed Brazilian wood, designed by Rio-based FB Collection. Add a touch of Brazilian flair to your next seaside adventure!
Tomorrow is the last day to participate in AHAlife’s Summer Gifting Kick-Off! You could win one of 5 staff-picked prizes: a limited edition artist-designed towel, colorful bamboo cutlery, a straw hat, a popsicle making clutch, or a cute crabby beach clutch.
Head over to our Facebook page to enter! http://ow.ly/bICmY