Serene Elegance and Olfactory Splendor at Mexico City’s Casa Polanco

A minimalist environment elevated by a unique collaboration with local perfumer, Xinú

Overlooking CDMX‘s Parque Lincoln, Casa Polanco (opened during the summer of 2022) celebrates the architectural history and contemporary art scene of the sprawling metropolis. The luxurious 19-room boutique hotel offers an elegant, minimalist environment with a peaceful palette of natural colors accented with fresh plants and green marble. Built in the 1940s, the historic neoclassical villa has been artfully restored and expanded (led by architect …

Holiday Gift Guides 2022: BIPOC-Owned Brands

Presents by designers, artists and other makers of color

Being thoughtful about where you spend money can go a long way. When buying from brands—especially smaller ones—that are owned by people of color, you address and potentially even reduce the racial wealth gap, while bolstering local economies and celebrating community. It’s an act of optimism and enthusiasm. The items in this gift guide (which includes covetable home goods, apparel, skincare products, art, books and more) are …

Jurassic Flower Candle

Anybody who has visited NYC’s The Mark Hotel will recognize the lush fragrance Jurassic Flower—the hotel’s signature scent made by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle and originally composed by renowned perfumer Carlos Benhaïm. The fragrance—now available as a candle, in a smooth, minimal ceramic vessel that’s meant to resemble magnolia petals—comprises magnolia, peach and apricot, and boasts floral and citrus notes. It provides up to 60 …