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Knead Love

Who doesn’t love waking up early on a Saturday morning to bake a fresh batch of gluten-free sourdough bread? Safe to say, most of us. But a trip to the Union Square Greenmarket to pick up a loaf of Knead Love’s classic oat bread is a different story. (You can also choose to have it shipped to your home or to pick it up from locations in Brooklyn.) The bakery’s owner, Sarah Magid, began to experiment with gut-friendly options while battling an autoimmune disorder, perfecting gluten-free and nutrient-dense recipes with longer fermentation times. She uses regional grains and local ingredients from farmers markets. The results are addictive—her classic loaf has a subtle, nutty taste and is dense without being sticky and gooey like most gluten-free options. So long to my freezer-burned Ezekiel! ($19, —Clara Molot



If your skin is in need of some professional-grade rejuvenation but you don’t have time for a proper facial before a last-minute event or date, Hanacure’s award-winning, cult-favorite mask is the answer to your prayers. It’s not new—Drew Barrymore has been obsessed since 2017—but it remains a must-have for a reason. Developed in South Korea, the at-home treatment is made from a mix of patented CO2 Octolift technology (that’s what gives the tingling, tightening sensation), peptides to increase collagen, and botanical extracts to soothe and nourish skin. In 20 minutes, expect fewer impurities, a smoother complexion, and visibly lifted skin. Whether your issue is acne, dullness, or wrinkles, Hanacure brings spa-level results without the painful extractions, awkward small talk, or—we’ll just say it—20 percent added gratuity. If you have sensitive skin or buy only natural products, don’t worry—it’s free of parabens, sulfates, alcohol, and fragrance. ($110, —Lucy Horowitz


Francesca Villa

Have you ever perused a flea market and left wondering what to do with the trinkets that clutter your shelves? Enter Francesca Villa, a jewelry designer based in Valenza, Italy, with a treasure trove of objets trouvés. She transforms these one-of-a kind items into earrings, rings, and necklaces with the help of master craftspeople. The pieces are unique—think Venetian-glass beads or poker chips mixed with 18-karat gold, enamel, and precious gems. The results are often breathtaking. And you’re recycling, after all. (starting at $2,500; —Elena Clavarino


Persol x Oetker Collection

It’s no fun to arrive in paradise only to discover that your Oliver Peoples aviators were left back on the bed in Winnetka. For those fortunate enough to stay at Le Bristol in Paris, Jumby Bay Island in Antigua, or Hotel La Palma in Capri, this little lapse is reason to celebrate. Just in time for high season, these Oetker Collection hotels have enlisted Persol to keep stylish shades on hand at all times. If the sun comes out while dining en terrasse, simply summon a staff member, who will brandish an elegant tray of six styles that may be borrowed for the duration of one’s stay. How can we petition to make stylish sunglasses a standard amenity at, well, every hotel on the planet? I’ll end up forgetting to return them, anyway, so why not go ahead and at least give us the option to buy them, too. (; —Ashley Baker


Buck Mason

Great-looking chinos: ubiquitous in the world of men’s wear but more elusive for the rest of us. When I ordered the Baja Twill Field Chino, from Buck Mason, my hopes were not high. I was prepared for yet another pair of pants that resembled something worn by the waitstaff at Applebee’s. And yet these surprised and delighted, thanks to a relaxed-shape, high, military-style waistband and 8.2-ounce cotton twill that drapes beautifully. It’s unclear how the good people at Buck Mason made them feel softer than sweatpants (they also make pretty great French terry sets, by the way), but we’ll take them. In a few colors, in fact. ($138, —Ashley Baker


Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Vail

As wildfires tear their way through Europe, and heat waves ascend to increasingly infernal highs in the U.S., vacationers seeking to lounge poolside may do well to look to destinations better known for cooler climes. Take Vail, Colorado, for instance, where the Four Seasons, nestled conveniently in Vail Village, beckons like an American alternative to a particularly exclusive Swiss mountain resort. Prepare to trade the skis and snow pants for hiking boots and swim trunks, however. This crown jewel of the storied resort chain offers an enviable array of summer activities, including guided alpine hikes—where the less faint of heart can attempt to tackle a 14,000-foot mountain (affectionately referred to as a “14-er”)—treatments in the award-winning spa, or simply lounging in the sunken-courtyard pool. The resort’s newly revitalized Flame restaurant features not-to-be-missed locally sourced meat and fish from Rocky Mountain ranches, for those looking to sample the region’s cuisine. (starting at $800 per night, —Harrison Vail

Issue No. 213
August 12, 2023
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Issue No. 213
August 12, 2023