Mind-blowing and staggering photographs from the Socotra islands of Yemen. The archipelago is very isolated and about a third of its fauna is endemic to the islands, meaning that it can not be found anywhere else. The islands are considered a profoundly well-preserved jewel of biodiversity with over 700 documented endemic species of plants and animals and has been described as “the most alien-looking place on earth”.

Your Winter Survival Kit

How to make it through the snowy season

As the temperatures continue to drop, there’s not much time left to prepare for the harsh winter ahead. Luckily with our survival tips and favorite cold weather necessities below, you’ll be ready in no time. Stay warm in a the best winter ready outfit, top off your look in the softest accessories and keep your skin hydrated during the coldest months of the year. From snow boots and mittens to the coziest blanket and intensive hand cream, shop our winter ready survival pieces now.

Winter Weather Outfits

Whether it’s snowing or raining, make sure your dress appropriately for your weather. Invest in a pair of Sorel waterproof boots to keep your feet dry, keep a down parka on hand and always have an umbrella with you, just in case it starts to pour. 

Sorel Women’s “Caribou” Snow Boots

Long Down Anorak With Piping

Rainy-Day Umbrella

Cold Weather Accessories

Complete your winter ensembles with the appropriate necessities. Top off your look with a knitted pom pom beanie, wrap up in a soft infinity scar and don’t forget to keep your fingers warm with a nice pair or mittens.

Women Pompon Beanie

Softest Ribbed Circle Scarf

ASOS Check Mittens

Cozy Atmospheres

The cozier the space, the happier you’ll be. Keep you home smelling warm with a pomegranate and citrus candle, bundle up next to the fire in the softest blanket you’ve ever touched and put on slipper socks to keep your toes extra cozy.

Archipelago Botanicals Signature Soy Wax Candle

Cozy Chic Ribbed Throw

The Mountain Slipper Sock

Stay Moisturized

Hydrate your skin with beauty products suitable to keep you soft during the drying cold months. Prevent your hands, hair and lips from cracking with the best products below.

Jurlique® rose hand cream

Sugar Honey Lip Tinted Treatment SPF 15

Omega 9 Hair Mask

#BestYearEver: Update Your Space

5 unique ways to make your place feel like home

So you moved into your “new” apartment months ago but it still doesn’t look lived in. Don’t worry, many of us prolong the task of organizing or decorating until we’ve almost forgotten about it, but once you just do it, you’ll be so happy you did. After all, it is your home - you owe it to yourself to make it a place where you want to hang out. We’re sharing our best tips to inspire your interior update, along with some of our go-to home goods that won’t break the bank. Scroll down to get started!

A minimalist vanity

Living room decor

Show your personality. Unique pieces distinguish a nice space from a great one. Look for cool decor items that you can place on tables or bookshelves to give your home a more personal feel, like mirrors (which will create the illusion of a bigger space), quirky bookends or interesting vases.

Copper Easel Mirror

Puppy Bookends

Vintage Toyo Ikebana Geometric Vase

Frame and hang scarves. If you’re at a loss for how to liven up your walls and don’t want to spend too much money, consider framing a series of silk squares. It’s an easy, artsy way to show your style without worrying about what kind of art will look good. Plus, you can mix and match colors and prints for a fun gallery wall!

Love is in the air silk square

RODA Square scarves

Square Printed Scarf

Display your nice things. Having your vanity essentials like jewelry and makeup laid out in front of you not only makes getting ready so much easier, it also makes it more fun. Look for small dishes and jewelry stands that fit in with the feel and look of your room.

Radial Jewelry Stand

Bits & Baubles Trinket Dish

Tiered Vestige Cosmetics Holder

Spruce up your coffee table. Making the common area space a cozy place to be is important, especially if you have people over often. Fill your coffee table with a variety of art books, candles and other accessories that will transform your space.

Kate Moss

Archipelago Botanicals Signature Soy Wax Candle

Vintage Marble Container Set

Don’t forget the bathroom. It’s easy to gloss over bathroom decor, but when you take the time to consider the details, people will notice. A nice soap dish, hand lotion and decorative storage containers go a long way.

Apothecary Soap Dish

Diptyque Velvet Hand Lotion

Scented Glycerin Soap

#BestGiftEver: Fashionista, Hipster & Bohemian Girl

15 special gifts ideas we know they’ll love

When it comes to gift giving, finding just that right present can be tough. To make things a little easier during the busiest month of the year, we’ve found five perfect gifts for the fashionista, hipster and Bohemian type of girl. From a high-fashion coffee table book for your fashion-loving friend to floppy hat for your free-spirited sister, look no further for personalized presents to give this holiday. 

The Fashionista

Finding a gift for fashion obsessed can be tough, so stay on trend and look for something sure to keep her inspired. 

Flat Clutch in Buff Amalfi

W: Stories

TOM BINNS Necklaces


Nail Polish - Tout Ensemble Collection

The Hipster

Known for her quirky taste, the hipster will appreciate anything vintage-inspired and unique.

‘Revolution’ USB Turntable

Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck Fashion Glasses, Gray

Jas MB Leather Camera Bag in Tan

Floppy Brim Fedora in Pecan

Francoise Boots

The Bohemian

Capture her ethereal spirit in hippie-like pieces, from a bell sleeved dress to an earthy scented candle. 

Floral Print Bell Sleeve Shift Dress

Archipelago Botanicals Signature Soy Wax Candle

Radial Jewelry Stand

Evil Eye Necklace

Partridge Floppy Hat

Gifts for the Hostess

Small offerings that make a lasting impression

Odds are you’re attending at least a few parties this season, so it pays to be prepared when it comes to what to wear and what to bring. To give you more time to focus on your outfit, we’re turning our attention to the other important factor in being a great guest: the hostess gift. Show your appreciation for all of the event planner’s hard work with a small gesture that says “thank you,” like a stylish coffee table book or a pretty plant hanger. Shop these gifts and more, below.

Archipelago Botanicals Signature Soy Wax Candle

Olivine Lotion

Bath Salt Vials

How to Be Parisian

Lacey Gold Mani Duo

Painted Caves Plant Hanger

Luxury Face Oil, 30ml

Holiday Toppings Gift Set

Knitted Gloves

Checked Scarf

Shabd Magic Dye Silk Headscarf Kit

Worn Stories