Throw off the paparazzi with this retro-colonial camera style handbag by KATE SPADE. Maybe it doesn't take any photos, per se, but it does combine wicker with silver metallic leather straps which is never an easy accomplishment, let me tell you. It also has things like a removable top, an interior pocket or two, an exterior snap compartment, and other Kate Spade bag stuff. Available at shop.nordstrom.com
Designed by LA-based label Valfré is this innovative (as such) iPhone case. I am not realty sure how this works as an iPhone case, because it looks like the front of it is so distracting that you may not answer your calls on time. But that's how I like it. Maybe it's not for 'phone' people, and more geared towards those texting / sexting / bexting types
DonAntónia is saying "forget about croissants and café crêmes" -- it's time to immerse yourself in the pasteis de nata and galão. Part eatery, part grocery store that is dedicated to the tastes of Portugal, this is the new address in trendy Canal St Martin. A team at Canelas
bakery in Pierrefitte, that has been catering Portuguese cuisine for 35 years, agreed to work with DonAntónia as the first storefront for their products in Paris.
Imagine a place made of multi-media rooms where walls are constructed of digital screens inspired by smell. Then open your eyes. In Odaiba, Japan, Japanese studio teamLab will show its digital artworks in a form of an impressive maze in which participants can interact and engage all of their senses.
DMM.PLANETS July 16 - August 31, 2016 Odaiba Minna no YUMME-TAIRIKU 2016 www.team-lab.net
The Louvre’s Café Mollien in Paris has had a new makeover and include these stunning 5m tall custom-designed lamps by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur. Installed in the Denon Wing – awhich connects the museum to the Tuileries Garden -- these rose-tinted beauties resemble Art Nouveau plants. mathieulehanneur.fr
A new hotspot in Amsterdam's Pijp Area, Coffee & Coconut is set in an old theatre on three light filled floors. Long shared tables, large smooshy couches or confy bean bags are some of the several seating options available. The decor is a Scandi-Industrial hipster haven as you sip your coffee and scrape up the insides of the "Harry Nilson" coconut that they serve with a spoon. Coffee & Coconuts Ceintuurbaan 282-284 Amsterdam, The Netherlands + 020 35 41 104 ctamsterdam.nl
From Danish brand Stelton and designed by
Italian studio Something Design, the 'Collar' collection has been
created for the most snobbiest of coffee snobs. Me not being one of these people, the reason why I love this collection for its practical, Scandinavian inspiration, and the juxtaposition of black Teflon coated steel and oak wood handles. Available in stores in September 2016.
This building was for decades a landmark in Huntsville: The Bookcase was full of books of all kinds, most of them about Huntsville and the surrounding area, rounded out by a delightful selection of children's books. We were all sad when their doors closed a few years ago and ownership of this historic building kept changing as various restaurants and boutiques would creep up and fade away. Enter Café Wilgress with its cuteness factor nine. Without letting a single detail fall by the wayside, this thoughtful café and wine bar owns the best view of downtown Huntsville, the river and bridge, Main Street, and people watching. With a front terrace, adorable interior, and back space, you can change up the atmos while sipping vintages from Argentina, Italy, Chile, New Zealand, and Ontario.
Oh - and their food is also amazing. Seared tuna nicoise, ceviche, roasted almonds, shrimp & cucumber salad.