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Mused: Soft Fall Essentials
Mused:  Soft Fall Essentials

Temperatures were very high well into Fall here in Los Angeles.  Last week we had a heat wave in the hundreds - it was maddening!  It's finally cooling off, thankfully.  I've curated objects for a soft transition to Fall (even though we are well into the season) with a playlist to go along.

This beautiful rug, sold by Jean Palmer Home, has a blend of harmonious yet moody hues for an overcast day.  I would cuddle up on the floor with some pillows and journal, to reflect from within.  

A new spin on the classic Mary-Jane's, I'm obsessed with these green stunners.  Wear with tights for warmth, and you will spruce up any outfit this season.  They are by designer, Suzanne Rae, and you can buy them here.

I love brass, and I love statement earrings.  These Nandi Naya gems are simple, yet bold.  Her new website is coming soon.  In the meantime, you can shop her collaboration with Subrina Heyink.

My acupuncturist introduced me to Snow Lotus, a line of essential oils and blends.  My absolute favorite blend is "Spirit Lift."  When I feel like staying inside and being cozy but need to be out in the world, I always roll this on my wrists, neck, and a tad under my nostrils.  On the website, they list the Chinese medicine function as follows:  "nourishes heart blood and yin, clears heat and glosses the shen."  In other words, it relieves anxiety and calms the spirit - it is very grounding, yet also uplifting.  Purchase here.

Twenty One Tonnes is one of my favorite shops for sustainably crafted objects.  They have a beautifully curated selection of goods and work with artisans and family businesses.  Therefore, no two products are identical.  Shop their baskets.  

I'm really excited about this new brand, Return To Sender Collective, with a line designed and made in Los Angeles.  Browse the collections on their website, including this comfy jumpsuit. 

Listen while browsing - it will set the mood for a "soft Fall."   

Nourished: Healthy Skin x Ursa Major of VT
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I love skin products.  Well, not all skin products.  But I love how we can nourish our largest organ in a healthy, sustainable way by choosing products mindfully.  Ursa Major of Vermont has a beautiful, natural/cruelty-free line of skincare, and I’ve been adding the products pictured above into my routine (with fantastic results).  

The Morning Mojo Bar Soap is refreshing and invigorating, yet soft enough for my eczema-prone skin.  It also gently exfoliates, which is so necessary for my skin with the dry Southern California air I live in.  

Their Force Field Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 18 is my absolute favorite face sunscreen.  It’s incredibly lightweight.  I use this every morning after cleansing and putting on oils, prior to my makeup or any extra moisturizers.  

Another lovely moisturizer is the Golden Hour Recovery Cream.  It's very soothing, calming, and hydrating.  It’s my go-to “anti-aging” product because it also firms the skin.  It smells lovely with notes of sandalwood, neroli, and a hint of rose.  

My absolute favorite product of theirs is the Vitamin C Serum.  It brightens, evens skin tone, firms, and lightly hydrates.  It’s the perfect summer serum, and I used it all season.  I was traveling (read all about it here) all summer getting very little sleep, and this serum was my rescue. 

Another must-have for traveling/being on the go are the Essential Face Wipes.  These remove dirt, grime, and grease so well that the wipes turn tan after using them with no makeup on!  Gross, and also amazing.  Be sure to hydrate after use.