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My Favorite Things

A longtime resident of the U.K., Lily Atherton Hanbury, co-founder of Le Monde Béryl, was born and raised in Virginia, where she was encouraged to pursue her artistic interests from an early age. With a degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as one in gemology, Atherton Hanbury went on to work as a creative consultant, building collections of art, jewelry, and design for brands and private individuals. In 2016, she decided to create her own simple, practical, and elegant shoes, which would carry her “from meetings to museum openings—and everywhere in between.” In addition to its trademark Venetian-gondolier-style slippers, Le Monde Béryl now comprises bespoke jewelry, accessories, and décor. Herewith, Atherton Hanbury showcases her top selects

MV Agusta

Price Upon Request

1954 125 Pullman

“I have been looking for an old motorbike for my son to ride around the paths where we live. This is the one from our dreams.”

Le Monde Béryl

$390

Velvet Mary Janes

“My daughter, Birdie, and I live in our Mary Janes.”

David Webb

$11,000

Double Tip Nail Ring

“I have an eclectic collection of gold rings that I wear every day and a general obsession with jewelry. This would be perfect next to my Le Monde Béryl gold snake ring that I wear together with a diamond ring by Maison Auclert on my little finger.”

Métier

$2,350

Market Bag

“I have always admired [Métier founder] Melissa Morris’s attention to detail and incredibly thoughtful design. Everything she makes is so sleek and functional and timeless.”

Alex Eagle

$1,843

The Varsity Jacket

“I love Alex’s curatorial sense of style and her way of perfecting cherished things. I never take this jacket off.”

Chantecaille

$39

Lip Chic

“The Chantecailles have been at the forefront of environmentally conscious beauty products since they began, and every product has the most beautiful color, texture, and scent. I love all of it, particularly their red lipstick during the winter.”

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