spring arrivals January 22 2018

22 January 2018. This week we excitedly un-boxed the Spring 2018 collection of clothing. The new hues heather, rose, mulberry, and especially saffron (above) were, and are, a relief to the eyes-muted brights, soft, and a much needed easing towards a new, warmer season. Immediate impressions were anchoring, earthy, and optimistic. Designer, Yumiko Sekine, credits the colors of Paris as inspiration. We'll take that for sure.

But, as we introduce the Spring collection, we're writing from a still Winter place. Looking out the window, mini ice bergs make their way down the Hudson River from upstate NY. It's chilly. The wind certainly hasn't given up its sharpness and the the desire to hibernate and be a bit more mindful of self-care is still in full force. With that in mind, we wanted to share a calendula salve recipe posted by Erin Boyle recently. Not only is calendula one of our favorite ingredients in all-natural skincare, but the color of the dried flowers are once again, anchoring, earthy, and optimistic. This is a wonderful salve for adults and children and we hope you'll give it a try.  If anything, it's a fun and healthy project for your next snow day.

*kamilla top shown above