___________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY The perfect combo; a luxurious robe, a quiet morning at home and delectable croissants! We are fortunate to have Renaud here in Santa Barbara, who creates incredible french pastry. You will find all the French expats there too – saying his creations are better than many French bakeries. The ultimate French Tea Continue Reading
_________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY The first time I ever went to a hammam was years ago in Paris, after walking a trade show for days on end I was in need of a tranquil restoration. Recently, I treated myself to a traditional Turkish bath in Istanbul and highly recommend my experience at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami. Continue Reading
SUPERFINE MOROCCAN FOUTAS I have fallen in love with “foutas” – beautiful cotton towels traditionally used in hammam spas or mid eastern bathhouses. These days we can enjoy them for a variety of uses such as table cloths, beach towels or in our home spas and bathrooms. This collection is the most beautiful and luxurious I’ve Continue Reading
BEACH ROSE SOAPS Created in Spain, this gift boxed set of 4 beautiful oval soaps makes a perfect gift. Each soap is fashioned into an alabaster looking bathing bar with a cameo style portrait of a lovely woman on top. The scent is a beguiling blend of beach roses and rose water. $45
Made exclusively with natural oils and extracts, Sarabecca’s two fragrances, “Day” and “Night” are a true product of nature. “Day” has notes of jasmine, tuberose and muguet and “Night” includes notes of bergamot, ginger and patchouli. Housed in an etched bottle from France and packaged in a beautiful box with artwork by local artist Carin Continue Reading
From Kimberly Pictured above is a luscious Lotus Essence, housed in a precious glass vial. The scent is dreamy on everyone who wears it. Just arrived from Cairo, it is pure and enchanting. The plants are pressed to release the essence; there are no other ingredients. The lotus is one the most revered flowers in Continue Reading
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