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My Favorite Things

Born in Maputo, Mozambique, Cassi Namoda lived in Indonesia, Kenya, Haiti, Benin, and Uganda—all before completing high school. Now, based between Manhattan and the Berkshires, the young artist, who’s worked for the fashion designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh and collaborated with the likes of J. Crew and Catbird, has become known for ensembles that are nearly as alluring as her fantastical paintings. Here, she highlights her favorite international finds, from French oil paints to Austrian bath salts



Great Women Artists

“I love Katy Hessel and her podcast, The Great Women Artists. This is a nice book for anyone’s collection.”

Susanne Kaufmann


St. John’s Wort Bath Salts

“Everything Susanne Kaufmann does is magic, from her body serum to bath oils. I’m very serious when it comes to the bath.”



Fine Artists’ Oil Paints in Softer Blues

“I love Charvin paints. They are my dream find from my time in the South of France.”



Montreux Comforter

“I recently bought a house in the Berkshires, which is known for quite cold winters. This comforter makes me excited to snuggle in bed.”



Hermèsistible Infused Lip Care Oil

“I’m really into a nice sparkle gloss on my lips this season. Hermès does it for me.”

Victor Costa


Vintage Embellished Black Velvet Jacket

“Holiday parties always call for a fun embellishment. Etsy is usually where I turn to for festive looks.”

Patek Philippe


Women’s Stainless Steel Watch

“Checking the time inherently leads me to opening up my phone. I am trying to get better about not being on it so much throughout the day so as to have more quality time with work, amongst other things.”



1991 Grand Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

“It’s important to have some vintage bottles in your house for those special evenings with friends and family. Life should be celebratory. My father’s heritage is Scottish, so I tend to like whiskey as a special treat.”

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