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We’re Getting Personal
on Pinterest

Are you a romantic at heart? An unabashed optimist? Or perhaps an artsy… >


We’re Getting Personal on Pinterest

Are you a romantic at heart? An unabashed optimist? Or perhaps an artsy globetrotter? Whichever way you lean, we’ve got your décor style pegged—or shall we say pinned? For inspiration tailored to your personality, head over to Pinterest to see our three new House and Home boards.

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Our Fall 2014 Windows

There is so much to love about autumn: the crisp-as-an-apple mornings, pumpkin… >

Our Fall 2014 Windows

There is so much to love about autumn: the crisp-as-an-apple mornings, pumpkin spiced lattes from you-know-where, and, of course, wearing boots. But one of our without-fail favorite aspects of the season is the turning of the leaves (and we’re not alone—leaf peeping is serious business this time of year). To watch foliage earn its fiery glow is a captivating sight and our latest inspiration. Our new windows are lustrous with handmade leaf impressions and leaf silhouettes, all organic “echoes” of freshly fallen leaves found while foraging in the woods. We gathered and printed them one by one, assembled them en masse, and are letting them shine bright throughout fall and beyond.

Planning a “leef peeping” trip to your local Anthropologie? Be sure to snap a photo and share it in Instagram with the tag #AnthroWindows.

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EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE:
SETTING THE TABLE JUST SO

While we’re not always sticklers for rules—nothing too matchy-matchy, no reason… >


Everything In Its Place:
Setting The Table Just So

While we’re not always sticklers for rules—nothing too matchy-matchy, no reason not to have dessert for breakfast—we do like to have a little order to things. Take the table setting, for instance. Our plates and glasses are a bit of this, one of those and a few of these, but placement is paramount. After all, it’s important to know exactly where your glass of bubbles is when you need it, no? On that note, we’ve put together this easy-peasy guide for where it all goes. Take it with a grain of salt, which you should always pass with the pepper, of course.

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Best of Breakfast:
Orange-Thyme Waffles
with Mascarpone and Fruit

Reader, you know us well enough by now to realize that there are very few things… >


Best of Breakfast:
Orange-Thyme Waffles
with Mascarpone and Fruit

Reader, you know us well enough by now to realize that there are very few things we don’t like to adorn. A cardigan just isn’t a cardigan without a ruffle and some lace, are we right? Our “more is more” M.O. even extends to breakfast, where instead of boring ol’ buttered toast, we play dress-up with hagelslag sprinkles. Bagel and cream cheese? Add some avocado and bacon then get back to us. That’s why the Belgian waffle is right up our alley: a treat is made even more heavenly by decadent toppings. Here, we pumped up the batter with citrus and aromatic thyme, then took it to the next level with sweet, creamy mascarpone and honey-marinated fruit. Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? We’re not quite sure, but it certainly is delicious.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

For the waffles:
1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup milk
1/3 cup honey
2 eggs, separated
zest from one orange
leaves from 12 sprigs of fresh thyme
roasted almonds, chopped
honey or maple syrup, to serve

For the fresh fruit topping:
1 cup blueberries
1-2 nectarines, pitted and sliced
juice and zest from half an orange
leaves from 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
drizzle of honey

For the sweetened mascarpone:
1 cup crème fraîche
1/2 cup mascarpone
2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla

HOW TO MAKE IT…

Make the fresh fruit topping first. Combine ingredients in a bowl, cover and let marinate.

For the sweetened mascarpone, whip all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

To make the waffle batter, mix yeast and warm water together in a small bowl until yeast dissolves. Set aside for 10 minutes. In another large bowl, combine flour and salt. In a third bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, egg yolks and honey. Stir in the yeast mixture. Pour over the flour mixture and combine, being careful not to over-mix. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until very frothy. Gently fold into the batter, along with orange zest and thyme leaves. Cover and set aside for 20 minutes.

Cook according to waffle maker instructions. Arrange on a serving plate with fresh fruit, mascarpone topping, chopped roasted almonds, and honey or maple syrup.

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The Art Of Arrangement:
Behind the Scenes with our Catalog Stylist

Forgive us a momentary humblebrag, but we often hear customers wistfully sigh… >


The Art Of Arrangement:
Behind the Scenes with Our Catalog Stylist

Forgive us a momentary humblebrag, but we often hear customers wistfully sigh, “I wish I could live in Anthropologie.” Trust us, we know the feeling, especially after perusing our hot-off-the-presses House and Home catalog. Flipping through page after page of expertly curated and cozily lived-in vignettes, we had to ask the woman behind its styling, former Domino editor and co-author of The Inspired Home, Kim Ficaro, exactly how she feathered our nests. Here Kim shares her styling secrets as well as some behind-the-scenes tidbits from this epic catalog shoot.

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Where do you go back to time and again for inspiration?
I look at everything—blogs, Pinterest, Tumblrs and Instagram, an infinite explosion of visual stimulation where you can find anything and everything. Before that we used to keep tear sheets from magazines of inspirations in binders—I still go back to them, especially when I have that one image I need to find and no idea where in the world wide web it is. Art, always, every medium—for color, light, texture, materials. Books and travel, of course. Seeing how people live, what materials they use to build homes. Inspiration is everywhere, so I try and keep my eyes open. You can’t learn how to style from a photo, but you can train your eye to see.

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What was your thought process behind the styling of this room?
We wanted to keep it pretty simple because the dining table is such a statement piece. This room also lent itself to being very light and crisp, so I worked off the feel of the room and added tropical leaves on the mantle. This helped tie in the rug, while letting the furniture and the lighting speak for itself. When pieces work so well together, there is very little that needs to be added.

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Talk to us about chandeliers—where should we put them?
Usually, we see dramatic chandeliers in a big room, centered.  But sometimes it actually works really well to put a one in an unexpected place—over an entry table in a hallway or in a bathroom. I love juxtaposition. Pairing a beat-up wooden dining table with an oversized crystal chandelier can create the best kind of balance. 

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We love the way you mingled functional items and décor on the same shelf. How can we achieve this mix in our own homes?
Think about a specific area and what would fit best there. For the kitchen, mix stacks of plates and glasses next to cookbooks, tea canisters and anything kitchen-related you collect. If you have a credenza in a living room, mix coffee table books as well as a bar set-up on top.

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Mixing patterns and textures atop the bed can be tricky—what are you tips for us on how to create an artfully layered bed?
The trick is to use different scales of pattern.  If your sheets have a small-scale print, use a bigger, bolder pattern on your top layers or throw pillows. Adding a graphic pattern, like a stripe, is also is great to mix with other types of patterns like florals—especially at the end of your bed—as it has a grounding effect.

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What was it like on the catalog shoot?
We had the best crew anyone could ask for. It was a three week shoot and we were moving locations, so there were a lot of activities—World Cup fever, morning yoga and stretching followed by push-ups, cheering [the photographer] Simon on to get the shot, morning basketball, jumping off funny cliffs to a pool in our hotel, pizza party, ping-pong and a bouncy castle that Simon got everyone kicked out of! 

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What’s your favorite space you’ve ever styled?
To be totally honest, after 10 years of doing this, my most favorite space was on this shoot! The first week we shot in a small house upstate. We made garlands of carnations—the most underrated flowers—and hung them in the attic rooms, which had beautiful peeling wallpaper. The downstairs room of the house was a pale grey and we created a living room that you could stay in all day, using lush plants and the carnation garlands.

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Kim is co-author of the Inspired Home: Nests of Creatives, along with Todd Nickey, featuring photography by Ditte Isager and published by Rizzoli. 

Behind the scenes photos courtesy Kim Ficaro.

 

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ANTHRO ON: #NYFW

Sad but true: NYFW is almost over, but here to save us from such midweek…>

ANTHRO ON: #NYFW

Sad but true: NYFW is almost over, but here to save us from such midweek doldrums is Kate Seward of TheStyley.com, whose latest interviewee knows a thing or two about bold choices, both sartorially and professionally speaking.

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   Stylist Kisha C. Jones, captured between shows on the streets of Chelsea.


You are print mixing beyond belief. As a stylist, is that something you’re drawn to? Or are you going out on a limb right now?
I love print mixing, but I definitely style this way much more than I wear it myself. Since it’s Fashion Week, I thought I’d wear something I love and have fun with it. 

Everyone’s in black and white right now. Trying to find people wearing print or color has been nearly impossible. Is this something you’re seeing for fall?
Absolutely. Much more tailored looks and monotones like greys, whites and blacks. But there are pops of color.

Which colors are you seeing in particular?
Many reds. Different shades of green. A few metallics here and there.

You mentioned Fashion Week. In general, what is your experience like? Do you look forward to it, or does it stress you out?
I love it. It’s the one time stylists actually get to dress up, sip drinks, see beautiful clothes and enjoy the shows. I love what I do, but most of the time I’m schlepping clothes through an airport, traveling, pinning, shooting, dusting, so this is the fun time of year.

How did you get into your profession?
I studied design many years ago. I’m half-Italian, so I lived in Milan and worked at Japanese Vogue for almost five years. I just kind of got thrown into it after fashion school.

And now you work for yourself.
I do. I freelance. It will be three years in December. It has been very scary, very overwhelming, but also a good challenge. I’m growing and learning a lot, plus I’m happy. Things are really starting to click now.


Kate Seward is the founder and creative director of The Styley, a creative agency specializing in social media strategy and content production. She blogs about fashion and lifestyle at thestyley.com and allthegoodjuice.com.





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Life Imitates Art: Translating
Petal Prints into Posies

Think spring’s the season to beat when it comes to burgeoning bouquets? Not so… >


Life Imitates Art:
Translating Petal Prints into Posies

Think spring’s the season to beat when it comes to burgeoning bouquets? Not so fast—fall flowers are just as lush as their equinox-opposites, thanks to deeper-hued blooms and hardier, more tactile accents. Feeling inspired by autumn’s offerings, we enlisted Erin Heath and Rose Mattos of Forêt Design Studio to create arrangements based on the romantic flora found on our newest dresses and blouses, and asked for some insight into their petal prowess.

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When it came to “reading” the flowers of our garments, what did you see?
We not only paid attention to the garments but also to the feeling, lighting and background of the images. In the Tea Rose Blouse photo, there are willow-like branches hanging behind the model, so we made sure to incorporate that element into our design. The colors of the blouse are soft with pops of blush, pink and subtle blue, so we used those colors to dictate our palette. The Pintura Silk Shift is rich and saturated with deep jewel tones of copper, orange, rust, fuchsia and plum so we chose flowers that mimicked the garment’s palette and moved from light, warm tones to dark, cool ones.

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What types of flowers were used in each bouquet?
For the bouquet inspired by the Poppy Palette Dress, we used roses, fishtail ferns, scabiosa, garden spray roses and nigella. For the Tea Rose Blouse bouquet, we used cafe au lait dahlias, garden roses, lemon leaf, willow branches, garden sprays and corn cockles. For the third, based on the Pintura Silk Shift, we used dahlias, kale, garden roses, safari sunset, ferns, California poppies and pomegranates.

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Talk a bit about the styling choices you made when it came to vessels (or lack thereof).
We chose vessels based on the photos’ backgrounds. For instance, we liked the abstract lines behind the model in the Poppy Palette Dress and wanted to create the same texture behind our work. For the Pintura Silk Shift, the model is standing in a large window that looks like it could belong in Cezanne’s studio. We stacked and piled old frames and crates around the flowers to create an environment that felt like an artist’s atelier. 

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What are your guiding principles of floral design?
When designing, we are always focused on the overall look the client is trying to achieve. If they’re seeking a romantic, classical feeling, we may suggest vines and draping garden roses. If the look is more whimsical and earthy we’ll pull in ferns, berries and smaller blooms. Focused on creating a natural look, we want our work to feel as if it’s still growing in the garden, field or forest. 

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What makes fall flowers so different from spring and summer varieties?
In the spring, we tend to see more flowering branches and things like hellebores, ranunculus, foxglove and peonies. The fall gifts us with gorgeous textures like seeded pods, acorns, vines and changing leaves, as well as harvested vegetable and fruit branches.

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Photography by White Loft Studio.



 

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ANTHRO ON: #NYFW

Another clear, crisp September day, another Fashion Week street-style profile…>

ANTHRO ON: #NYFW

Another clear, crisp September day, another Fashion Week street-style profile, courtesy of Kate Seward of TheStyley.com. Having “spotted” the minimalist-maximus style of interior designer Zuzana Riedlova while roaming around Chelsea, Kate just had to learn more about Zuzana’s chic, black-white-and-dotted-all-over look.

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   Interior designer Zuzana Riedlova, as seen in Chelsea.


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   A special memento from her mother-in-law-to-be.

What drew me to your outfit was the jacket, which I’m sure doesn’t surprise you, as you’re doing a very stark look, and it’s a little taste of color. What’s the story behind the jacket? Where did you two meet?
We met in Italy. It was love at first sight.

Really? Describe.
In New York, I’m always freezing because of all the air conditioning. A lightweight linen jacket with a touch of color was the perfect summer piece for me, as I’m always dressed in black or white.

Is black and white a trademark look for you?
It’s just being lazy, pretty much. I don’t know if you would call it trademark, but I find it easy to put things together like that, and I naturally tend to gravitate toward those colors.

Because it’s graphic?
Yes, I guess.

Is that an element of your work as well?
I guess you could say it’s architectural. I appreciate minimalist design.

Cleanliness in all things.
There you go.

And your necklace? Is there sentiment or significance to it?
It was given to me by my fiancé’s mom. So you could say it has sentimental value. Since receiving it, I’ve never taken it off.

So that must mean that you get along with her.
I do. And it’s sentimental in the sense that she got it when he was born. It’s symbolic in a way—that she entrusted me with it and with him.


Kate Seward is the founder and creative director of The Styley, a creative agency specializing in social media strategy and content production. She blogs about fashion and lifestyle at thestyley.com and allthegoodjuice.com.





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ANTHRO ON: #NYFW

Physically speaking, we’re 90 or so miles from the biannual hubbub otherwise known as New York Fashion Week…>

ANTHRO ON: #NYFW

Physically speaking, we’re 90 or so miles from the biannual hubbub otherwise known as New York Fashion Week, but let’s face it: it’s pretty much all we can think about. (Note our sneakily situated open browser glued to NewYorkFashionWeekLive.com.) So what does one do when S/S15 daydreams beguile, but duty—otherwise known as the daily grind—calls? Why, call in Kate Seward of TheStyley.com to capture all the glorious eye candy frosting the streets of Manhattan, that’s what! Have a read as Kate checks in with Kristen Lam, who is downright fearless when it comes to mixing traditional Breton stripes with all things bold. (Cue the knee-high gladiators!)

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  Kristen Lam, social media coordinator at Intermix, spotted outside of Lincoln Center.

You have some bold things happening with your outfit.
You mean this carpet skirt?

Actually, what really struck me was that you’re wearing white with off-white.
I never really noticed that.

To me that is the most incredible move.
You have a keen eye for things.

Let’s talk about that skirt. What did you call it?
A carpet skirt, but in the best way.

Where did that name come from?
Because of the tassels. It has a very Aladdin feel.

Do you refer to it as your Aladdin skirt?
I just got it. This is the first time I’m wearing it out. It’s my weekend party skirt.

What kind of parties does it like to go to? Does it have a preference?
It’s kind of like, I want to show my legs, but I don’t want to give off that vibe.

So, sort of like, ‘I’m who’s boss, but I’m a hot boss.’
Right. I’m a girl, but I’m not your girl.

How does this skirt feel about these shoes, which are not for the average person? Are they boots?
They’re skeletal boots, if there is such a thing.

They’re She-Ra Princess of Power boots, is what they are.
Number one, they’re super comfortable.

You lie like a rug. Like a carpet, actually.
Nope. They really are super-comfortable!

Does the extra strap up top bother you, or does it help with balance?
It helps me feel taller because I remember to stretch myself out.

And what about the shark’s teeth you’re wearing? You’re wearing two. Is that an everyday occurrence?
The little one I wear all the time. I shower with it, I sleep with it. The big one is a statement necklace. I love it so much. It’s the poor man’s version of Givenchy’s shark tooth necklace, which I will never come close to affording.

What statement is that statement necklace making?
The same one the skirt was making.

'I don’t bite hard,' to quote Mike Meyers in Austin Powers?
Yeah, except I do.

Kate Seward is the founder and creative director of The Styley, a creative agency specializing in social media strategy and content production. She blogs about fashion and lifestyle at thestyley.com and allthegoodjuice.com.




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Best of Breakfast:
Honey Blueberry Granola

As much as we love a round of mimosas and a stack of French toast, we’re stepping… >


Best of Breakfast:
Honey Blueberry Granola

As much as we love a round of mimosas and a stack of French toast, we’re stepping off the brunch boat for a bit. While this hybrid meal may be a blogger darling with Insta-star potential, it’s good old-fashioned breakfast that’s there for us Monday through Friday, week in and week out, for both rise and shine.

The secret to spending some quality time with such a loyal old friend? Make-ahead munchies, like this homemade granola brimming with dried blueberries and wholesome honey (a new favorite sweetie, thanks to our September catalog shoot in the much-buzzed Argentine countryside).

We like ours sprinkled over yogurt with fresh fruit—but between us, it’s just as good straight out of the jar while the coffee’s brewing.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
4 cups oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup pecans
3/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup + 1 tsp. honey
2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup dried apples, chopped
1/4 cup hemp seeds

HOW TO MAKE IT…
Preheat oven to 350° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except the dried fruits and seeds. Pour mixture on baking sheets and spread into thin layers. Bake 22 minutes, stirring once halfway.

Let cool and transfer to a bowl; mix in dried fruits and seeds. Store in an airtight container.

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ANTHRO ON: #NYFW

Physically speaking, we’re 90 or so miles from the biannual hubbub otherwise known…>

ANTHRO ON: #NYFW

Physically speaking, we’re 90 or so miles from the biannual hubbub otherwise known as New York Fashion Week, but let’s face it: it’s pretty much all we can think about. (Note our sneakily situated open browser glued to NewYorkFashionWeekLive.com.) So what does one do when S/S15 daydreams beguile, but duty—otherwise known as the daily grind—calls? Why, call in Kate Seward of TheStyley.com to capture all the glorious eye candy frosting the streets of Manhattan, that’s what! Have a read as Kate checks in with Jennifer Worman, who rocks a statement skirt like nobody’s business.

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   Jennifer Worman, designer & CEO of t+J Designs, spotted outside of Lincoln Center.

Let’s talk a little bit about how t+j started. Have you always done design?
I’ve been in fashion for over ten years. I was a merchandise manager in New York, and then I moved to Chicago with my husband.

So the move was made for love?
Yes. It was for family and love. After we moved, I started my business because I really wanted to work for myself, and I had two babies along the way.

Congratulations. It sounds like it was a very smart move.
Yes, it was. (Laughs.)

Why jewelry design in particular?
I love that you can wear jewelry any time, any day, no matter what size you are. When I was pregnant, it was my biggest go-to. It’s something that styles every outfit.

Is the gorgeous necklace you’re wearing one of your pieces?
Yes. Everything I wear is mine except for my bag and my shoes.

It seems like you have a pretty well-defined visual voice. How would you characterize it?
I like glamorous things. Accessible glamour.

Bling for all.
Yes, exactly.

Let’s also talk about your skirt.
I designed it, and someone else sewed it. But I found the fabric and everything. I love the impact of a maxi. You can wear it with flats, you can wear it with a tank top. You can wear it in the wintertime and the summertime.

What’s interesting to me is the checkered fabric, and the choice of a large check in black and white.
I know. My husband calls it picnic table fabric.

So where did that idea come from?
You know, I’m weird. When I see something I love, I just know. That’s it. Everything is about the size and the fabric.

And in this case, it totally makes sense to have a large check.
It has an impact.

Kate Seward is the founder and creative director of The Styley, a creative agency specializing in social media strategy and content production. She blogs about fashion and lifestyle at thestyley.com and allthegoodjuice.com.




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Farm to Table to Studio
with Gregg Moore

We’re enjoying pretty much everything the soil is offering up this time of year—from… >

Farm to Table to Studio with Gregg Moore

We’re enjoying pretty much everything the soil is offering up this time of year—from summer’s last, luscious tomatoes to the first tastes of cool-weather crops like crisp apples and brilliant beets. We can’t think of a better way to serve the season’s bounty than on the pieces in artist Gregg Moore’s Field Harvest Collection—each one a statement on the relationship between what we grow, what we eat and how we serve it. Join us inside his Pennsylvania studio for a look at his process and inspiration.




         

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Best of Breakfast:
Yerba Mate Chai Smoothie

We made a great deal of tasty discoveries on our recent trip to Argentina’s… >


Best of Breakfast: Yerba Mate Chai Smoothie

We made a number of tasty discoveries on our recent trip to Argentina’s countryside to shoot our September Lookbook, but none were quite as intriguing as yerba mate. The country’s national drink packs the punch of caffeine and a slew of health benefits into its tiny tea leaves. To compensate for its tart flavor, we blended it with some homespun chai and creamy soaked cashews (currently in the running for world’s most versatile nut) to create a flavorful morning drink worth waking up for!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1/2 cup cold-brewed yerba mate
1 frozen banana, sliced
1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked at least 4 hours and drained
2 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cardamom
3-4 ice cubes

HOW TO MAKE IT…
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Depending on size and ripeness of banana, adjust with more tea or sweetener.



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Away We Go: Patagonia

Swayed by the rugged grace of the sprawling manors skirting Buenos Aires and the… >

Away We Go: Patagonia

Swayed by the rugged grace of the sprawling manors skirting Buenos Aires and the unspoiled glacial beauty of Patagonia, we set off for Argentina to shoot our September Lookbook. Our producer Giselle gave us her on-location POV, saying, “We were inspired by the gauchos of the estancias, how they’ve kept so many of their cowboy customs alive in the modern world. Patagonia is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen—awe-inspiring and so serene. The environment really took our catalog to a new level.” After seeing the footage of the colossal mountain peaks, swaying blades of pampas grass and ancient glaciers, we think so, too.