With the launch of my new company, Maison Ko, I want to make this not only a place to post my work, but to also share inspiration, ideas, and other interior and fashion related things. I’ve always been inspired by The Coveteur, Into The Gloss, Who What Wear, The Porter, goop… you get the picture. I love the editorial aspect and it was my dream as a kid to start my own magazine. Legit, I wanted to be Anna Wintour. I consider myself in the know with a ton of things (shoutout to endless scrolling on Insta) and I would say I have good taste. I mean, that’s sort of a prerequisite for interior designers and stylists, right? With that being said, I have been coming up with concepts I want to start implementing to my blog to make it more universal. I love doing travel guides and while I’m behind on a few cities (my b), I plan to do more product/design guides and other things like that soon, so stay tuned! The first concept, and no better way to start off the new year, than to introduce my Monthly Favorites. I plan to share with you, each month, what I love, whether that be something for your house, your closet, or your Insta feed. I’m really excited about this and I hope you are too! So without further ado, I present to you my favorites for the month of January!
Thing for the Home: With the holidays behind us, I’m not sure how long this will be around, so you better get on it quick! That is, The Sant Ambroeus x Le Labo Santal 26 Candle! It runs at the same price as your standard Le Labo candle, but the twist? It’s PINK!!!! It’s limited edition so you better hurry! Not only is this one of my favorite candles in general (I also wear the personal fragrance version), but the pink glass is so cute. If you aren’t familiar with Sant Ambroeus, it is an Italian restaurant that I personally love based in New York with a few locations around town.
Thing to Wear: If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been wearing this loungewear set non-stop since my cousin got if for me for Christmas. It is the most cozy thing ever. It feels like I’m wearing a blanket and the second I get home, I put it on immediately. It’s by this brand called FIGS that primarily makes scrubs for medical professionals, but they also made this set which is insane. Best part? They have it for both men and women!
Instagram: @sarashakeel. I came across this instagram when another account I follow reposted it. It reminds me of the old Tumblr days and I love it. It’s girly but also really cool. She edits some landscape / architecture photos and it looks like some crazy art installation when in reality, it was just made on Photoshop. Give her a follow!
Hotel / Restaurant / Store: This month, I want to share with you a hotel I came across. It’s the Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach, California. It’s soooo beyond chic and I die over the design. The main reason I love it is because the design is drool-worthy, but it’s also in Laguna, which is very close-by and you would think it was somewhere in Spain based on the photos. I can’t wait to have a staycation here sometime!
Song: Lucky Strike by Troye Sivan. If you know me, you know I love Troye Sivan. His second album, Bloom, was released in August, so you may be wondering why I’m just now adding this to my list. That is because not only is it my favorite song on his album, but the video was just released on January 10th, and I’m in love. The video makes me so excited for summer, which is a cool 5 months away, but who cares. Check out the video and song below!
And that wraps up my January Favorites! I hope you enjoyed and let me know if the comments your thoughts on any or all of these! Till next month! xx