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Watch-lovers, here’s one more reason to get to New York immediately. From November 3 to 22, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s exhibition “Reverso Stories will be on view at Iron23. It explores nine decades of the Reverso timepiece’s remarkable history, including the 180 separate skills brought together at its Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux, and offers a hands-on watchmaking workshop and the 1931 Café, which serves an Art Deco–inspired menu. Historic watches will be presented alongside the 2023 Reverso collection, which launched earlier this year at the Watches and Wonders fair. And two new Reverso Tribute Enamel models will be unveiled. (Entry is open to the public and free of charge; —Ashley Baker


Lisa Yang

Every winter, we fall hard for a cashmere purveyor du moment, and this year is no different. After dabbling in the universe of Lisa Yang over the past few seasons, we are making more serious investments in our future together. Yang’s design studio is in Stockholm, and her knit sweaters, dresses, and pants reflect a minimalist, Scandi sensibility. But that’s only part of the reason why her clothes are irresistible; her relentlessness about quality is what really distinguishes her pieces, which are produced in Inner Mongolia and are GOTS-certified organic. Right now, we’re most entranced by the Kerry polo, made of brushed cashmere. It’s tempting to invest in the matching pencil skirt as well, thus positioning us nicely for an entirely knit-swathed season (which is always the goal). ($930, —Ashley Baker


No Agency Annual: 2022–2023

Each month, the New York It Girl talent-management company No Agency mails out 100 copies of its sealed newsletter. Inside, readers find perspectives on fashion, writing, and living in New York by creatives including Ivy Getty, Anna Sui, and mother-daughter duo Amy Fine Collins and Flora Collins. No Erotica, a quarterly insert, features salacious fiction by friends, inspired by each other’s nudes. Those in the know have made sure to secure their monthly copies, but now, for the first time, this content will be available to the public—playfully presented in an open, glued-spine, and clear-vinyl cover. With the first 12 issues of No Agency and No Erotica at your fingertips, you have some required reading to catch up on. ($85, —Clara Molot


Austin Austin x Matthew Raw

There can be a certain alchemy to a brand collaboration. Such was the case when Austin Austin, a father-daughter-run organic-beauty-and-homeware brand out of Norfolk, partnered with Matthew Raw, a ceramist and former V&A artist in residence, to create a quirky capsule collection. The Cedar Atlas & Ylang Ylang Scented Candle is a winner. It combines a clay tumbler hand-dipped in high-gloss cobalt glaze by Raw with Austin Austin’s hand-poured, slow-burning, and delicately scented candle. ($103, —Bridget Arsenault



Leave the lava lamp in your closet, Garcia—these mushrooms won’t make you hallucinate. The magic in Alice mushroom chocolates comes from the solid night of sleep the Nightcap provides, and the peak performance courtesy of the Brainstorm variation. Whether they’re bought individually or in tandem, Alice’s confections promise to do wonders for your body and your brain. (from $29, —Jennifer Noyes


First Light Books

I’ve had a complicated relationship with Austin lately. On the one hand, it’s the Texas city that most collectively and unabashedly challenges the backward politics of its state. But I also worry its overdevelopment and recent invasion by Tesla and other Silicon Valley behemoths is zapping its soul. Alas, there’s newfound hope with the arrival of First Light, a bookstore housed in a former post office in Austin’s Hyde Park neighborhood, which devotes as much attention to its identity as a progressive-leaning community hub as it does to the titles lining its shelves. There are author discussions, highly opinionated reading lists by local figures, books, and stylish desk supplies galore. And true to its name, an early-morning-coffee window for caffeine-seeking daybreakers. Inside, there’s an all-day café that morphs into a splendid evening wine bar with salty snacks, and savory meat-and-cheese spreads served up on Fredericks & Mae cutting boards. My N.Y.C.-based book should really consider a field trip. ( —Laura Neilson

Issue No. 224
October 28, 2023
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Issue No. 224
October 28, 2023