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Friday finds, Volume VI (Feb/03/2017)

Friday finds, Volume VI (Feb/03/2017)

Have you heard, there is a new luxe meditation center in NYC. // Created by a friend of mine, and unequivocally Instagrammable, go breathe in it for yourself!

It is becoming redundant at this point. // But it is SO important; sugar is THAT bad for you.

Mid-century modernism. The blank canvas of the desert. Architecture. Art. How it behaves outside of institutions. // Palm Springs. February. The inaugural Desert X exhibition.

Every body is a yoga body. // You are stronger than you think.

Have you ever wanted to learn from the best? Serena Williams, Hanz Simmer, Aaron Sorkin, Gordon Ramsay? // Take a master class from the true Masters.

Bon Appétit is becoming healthyish. // Because healthy should still be delicious.

Gwyneth Paltrow. Image via  W Magazine .

Gwyneth Paltrow. Image via W Magazine.

I could not have said it better myself. // Today’s ultimate guru and Wonder Woman, GP.

Gwyneth Paltrow to Katie Becker of W Magazine:

                                               Q

In your forward to the new book you compare the enigmatic quality of beauty to that of love: “... you know it when you see it--but that only really holds when it’s in the flesh.” How did you reach that conclusion after coming of age in an environment where there is a more singular definition of beauty?

                                               A

As you grow older everything becomes less binary. You really start to see and appreciate nuance and complexity. Many of us, especially as women, grow up in a culture in which there’s a right way to look and a wrong way to look, but I think there’s a really beautiful thing that happens with age, which is that you start to understand and categorize beauty in a different way. You really do see that it’s an internal process. Accepting yourself and feeling beautiful really has so little to do with the outside and with measurable pulchritude. If you really like yourself, you really feel beautiful.

Emma Stone does Britney. And Ryan Gosling. // Hollywood’s current It Girl is always, truly, herself.

Are you itching to do a long workout this weekend? You have the time! // Equinox’s blog, Furthermore, has great workout circuits I love to mix and match.

Read. // It is one of the most delightful vacations for your mind.

Perfect the art of burning a candle. // It is an art unto itself.

 

XOXO,

Header image, inside the Oculus at Inscape. How could you not be mindful of your surroundings in a place like this? Image via New York Magazine.
Where Art Meets Fashion: Greenwich, Connecticut.

Where Art Meets Fashion: Greenwich, Connecticut.

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