THE FASHION FILES: CAFTANS FROM TWO NEW YORK

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Last year I started my resolution to be a more “conscious consumer’. This means buying less (mass produced) stuff and spend more on higher quality goods. My wardrobe is a lot smaller now but I know have more beautiful fashion pieces that last longer. If you are interested you can read more about conscious consumerism here and here. One of the things I would like to have this season is a beautiful caftan (I have a thing for caftans and tunics!). I love the ones from TWO New York. It is a bit of a splurge but this will be another investment piece that will last for years. TWO is a small collection of chic and effortless tunics, caftans and dresses made locally in New York using handwoven textiles and saris from India. The collection embodies European and Indian influences evolving from the traditional sari. All items are gorgeous but my favorite caftan is the silver grey caftan in the second image. It is sold out everywhere but Barneys still have some available (I am still contemplating whether I shall buy this one – it will blow a hole in my budget though but it is so beautiful..).

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A PHOTOGRAPHER’S HOME IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

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This beautiful 100 year old home in Stockholm, Sweden, belongs to photographers Kalle Gustafsson and Sara Bille. Their apartment is filled with vintage finds (such as the kilim rug) and Scandinavian design furniture such as the Eames chairs (image above) and Arne Jacobson’s Ant Chair and T Chair (images below). Kalle has a preference for dark wood, 40s and 50s furniture pieces and industrial lamps. While Sara is more fond of a light and airy decor. The result is a wonderful and unique blend of both tastes.

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INSPIRATION BY INTERIOR STYLIST EMILY HENSON

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Today some beautiful images from the portfolio of London-based interior stylist Emily Henson. Emily has a thing for colour and pattern and the belief in creativity before consumption. Amen! She is also the author of two books: Modern Rustic and Bohemian Modern.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: UNSPOILT SATELLITE ISLAND, TASMANIA

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Satellite Island is a unique destination. This small island of immense beauty lies in the heart of the magnificent D’Entrecasteaux Channel, in the south of Tasmania (Australia). Whether you’re looking to escape frantic city life or yearning for adventure, Satellite Island is the perfect combination of relaxing hideaway and untamed Tasmanian wilderness. The result is a truly unique experience. In the morning wake to the sound of sea birds, and take breakfast out on the deck before heading off on one of the island’s stunning walking tracks. Sheer sea cliffs fall away to pristine water and wild shellfish can be found in the ancient rock shelf that circles the Island. A pair of rare white breasted sea eagles who live on the Island can be seen soaring high above the huge blue gums, whilst quail, pheasants and native wildlife forage below. The island has never before been accessible to the public. It remains utterly unspoilt. With 360° views of this southern hemisphere wilderness—a mix of beautiful native bush, ancient blue gums, sheer sea cliffs, pebble beaches and sunny coves—Satellite Island is a secluded secret hideaway, yours alone to explore. Satellite Island is exclusively yours when you come to stay. It is your own private island to explore and enjoy as you please. For more information you can visit Satelite Island’s website here.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: ISLETA EL ESPINO, NICARAGUA

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Isleta El Espino is an island on the Lago de Nicaragua, a freshwater lake in Central America. On the island there are three holiday cabanas, a restaurant, a pool, yoga platforms, a bar and lots of places to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Birds, monkeys, breezes are the soundtrack of your visit. Because this very untouched (eco)resort is the only premises on the island, shortly after arriving you can’t help slipping into a total holiday mode. This sounds al wonderful to me. When can I go??! For more information and reservations you can visit the resort’s website or their page on Airbnb.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: STYLISH TRAMUNTANA HOTEL IN SPAIN

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The interior of the beautiful Tramuntana Hotel in the old town of Cadaqués, Spain, is designed by Barcelona based interior studio INTSIGHT. This hotel with only eleven rooms is small but there is lots of charm and a friendly atmosphere. Cadaqués (part of the Costa Brava) is an old fishing town by the Mediterranean, which has preserved its charm intact throughout time. Its bohemian atmosphere and cosmopolitan spirit have embraced great painters, artists and writers, who have been attracted and inspired by the light, the color and the beauty of this special spot. Seems like to the perfect place to spend a holiday!

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A CLEAN AND MODERN WORKING SPACE

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Le Petite Studio in Minneapolis, USA, is a beautiful working space that houses two businesses under one roof. Photographer Jaimee Morse and wedding planner Jennae Saltzman have been sharing this studio for two years now. With lots of creativity, and a mix vintage finds and IKEA items they have turned a small blank space into a clean modern workspace. You can read more about their experiences with sharing a workspace, starting their own businesses, and how they worked together to create Le Petite Studio’s decor here on The EveryGirl.

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