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ROSE & IVY JOURNAL SPRING 2015

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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ROSE & IVY JOURNAL EDITOR, PHOTOGRAPHER & STYLIST ALISON ENGSTROM GRAPHIC DESIGNER MONICA PICCA CO NTR I B U TI NG P H O T O G R APH E R

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For advertising, press, product consideration or to contribute to the next issue please contact alison@roseandivyjournal.com

know that the old saying says ‘everything begins again in the fall’, but I tend to agree that spring is where we turn over a new leaf. We happily leave behind our wool layers in favor of dresses, swap boots for sandals and heavier meals are replaced with lighter dishes, thanks to the bounty of produce that graces farmer’s markets. In the third issue of ROSE & IVY Journal, I am thrilled to dedicate it to my favorite medium, flowers. Frequenting the flower market here in New York has become one of my favorite past times, even if it is work related, I find myself elated as I walk into each shop and am surrounded by bouquets of flowers and other dreamy botanicals. Even though their beauty only lasts for a few days, they still have the ability to lift your mood and impart a dose of beauty for whomever sees, or in some cases, inhales their floral aroma.From beauty products laced

with potent floral elixirs to our style picks of the season, we definitely have a rosy outlook for the season. At ROSE & IVY we simply adore gardens – their designs, colors and overall sense of magic that they possess. Whether you are planting a full garden or simply have a terrace, we rounded up some of our favorite flowers that once planted they need very little maintenance in ‘The Garden Table’. Once the garden is ready, it is time for a ‘Floral Soiree’ with flowers, cake and of course, floral laced champagne cocktails. As effortless as the season is, we still want to look polished and if possible have looks that can take us from the office to a picnic at the beach or park. For that we turn to Hoot, a must-know brand featured in 'Luxury Basics' that have answered our quests for relaxed looks that still have a fashionable appeal. With each issue our goal is to create beauty. We do not want to tell you how to live your life, but rather, we want to inspire you to lead a beautiful life. I hope that you enjoy the issue and have a beautiful season!

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ST YLE NOTES

BEAUT Y NOTES

SPRING GREENS

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BEAUT Y IN FULL BLOOM

BOOK REVIEW

P U F F PA S T R Y

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LUXURY BASICS

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ON THE SHELF

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CHERRY BLOSSOM

THE PERFECT

FLOR AL GR ACE

THE GARDENING

WONDER

CROSTINI

A SPRING FLORAL SOIREE

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M A R K E T S T U DY ST Y L E N OT ES

DANIEL MACHETTI S I DA

available at net a porter

This season we are drawn to shoes in vibrant shades, like poppy and persimmon, from Italian designer Daniele Michetti to enliven our spring wardrobe.

CHARA

available at daniel machetti


M A R K E T S T U DY ST Y L E N OT ES

LIZZIE FORTUNATO

sun ready Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato, the design duo behind the accessory line Lizzie Fortunato are a force to be reckoned with. From a jewelry line that has garnered design collaboratations with Tome (see X), SUNO and Matthew Williamson, leather goods to a line home goods they have all of our style needs covered. Right now, we are coveting the Toucan Clutch that transports us somewhere wonderfully tropical.

TO U CA N S A FA R I C LU T C H

available at lizzie fortunato

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We love when a brand has the ability to transport us somewhere exotic. Okapi, named after the antelope known as the ‘African Unicorn’, does just that. Started by South African painter Hanneli Rupert, who set out to create a collection that encompassed quality craftsmanship with an African aesthetic. Each item in the collection is handmade and 100% sustainable, not to mention unique and beautiful. We currently have our eye on the Yemaji shoulder bag in Brilliant Green.

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topshop f loral top

zimmermann trinity playsuit

zimmermann confetti embroidered f loral dress

elizabeth and james vivi f loral top

FLORAL STORY

h&m f loral pant suit

We are springing into the season with floral pieces that take you from the work week to weekend

topshop culottes

isabel marant ĂŠtoile weston f loral print voile dress

marc by marc jacobs jerrie rose f loral print popplin skirt 14

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M A R K E T S T U DY S T Y L E N OT ES

We are springing into the season with floral pieces that take you from the work week to weekend

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DESIGN ER DE TA ILS

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sunny disposition What is your background; did you always have an eye for design?

PA U L A C A D E M A R T O R I

Well, I have always been interested in design, especially accessories. They have been my strong passion since I was a child. I used to spend long afternoons in my grandmother’s closet with her dresses, bags and jewels, also, in Brazil I studied industrial design and worked with jewels. This background has been crucial. I've always been fascinated by the study and construction of objects and this prompted me to undertake these studies. The concepts behind the design of any object are also the starting points on which I build my collection of bags and now even my shoes, which are not only designed to be aesthetically beautiful, but also functional.

Accessory designer Paula Cademartori has officially seduced us with her colorful bags brimming with eye-catching patterns and shoes that are quirky, fun, both definitely worthy of making a fashion statement. We caught up with the Milanbased designer by way of Brazil to learn more about her creative process and her plans to conquer the fashion world.

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DESIGNER D E TA I L S

Would you say that your previous work experience at Versace shaped your design aesthetic?

It surely was a great opportunity and experience. Working close with Donatella and the design team helped me to improve my knowledge of fashion, especially accessories and of course, this gave me the chance to understand “the inside� of a historical and multinational brand. I then used my knowledge to develop my own aesthetic vision and create a collection that represents my very personal taste and style.

Color and energetic patterns are prominent motif in your work, where do you draw your inspiration?

From everything that impresses and thrills me! I try to bring something new in every collection and it takes a lot research to find new elements. I used to take inspiration from the most diverse creative fields, like art and photography. The most important thing for me is to understand and study what people are carrying at the moment, which are the market’s needs. When I create my collection I always have in mind the intention to create a desired object. I also have to say that being Brazilian influences the colors and materials. I love mixing them to create unexpected combinations.

What are the key elements that you factor in while dreaming up a collection?

I always keep in mind my final purpose - to create accessories that perfectly blend functionality and timeless elegance. Once you find a shape that works in everyday life, then, as a designer, you achieved your goal! Only by doing this, a creation can become an ever-lasting bestseller.

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DESIGNER D E TA I L S

You take pride in the fact that each piece in your collections are made in Italy. Why is that so important to you?

I think the Made in Italy is an added value, because it is synonymous of quality, craftsmanship and tradition. Here, you can really find the best artisans in the world. On the other hand, I believe that the power of a product is also due to the research and design that lies behind each model.

You recently extended your collection with a shoe line. How else do you see the Paula Cademartori brand expanding?

The launch of the shoe collection was a huge step for the brand and a great satisfaction for me. Now I’m working hard to develop my company and expand the collection’s offerings with new product categories. I aim to create a real “Cademartori world” for my final customers. I’m deeply focused on extending my network of sales in the world and in few years opening the first Paula Cademartori flagship store, maybe in Milan.

How do you define beauty?

I think beauty is something that comes from the inside and is reflected on the outside. The only important thing you can do is love yourself and take care of yourself and you will appear as beautiful as you feel. Is the same for anything you do: if it is made with love and passion it will be a success! 22

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M A R K E T S T U DY ST Y L E N OT ES

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SPEKTRA SUNGLASSES

qt07 pink / gradient smoke

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ma01c black / gold mirror - gold - gold

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vtg2 grey (matt) / viola mirror

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M A R K E T S T U DY B E AU T Y

V I N TA G E B E A U T Y

MASON PIERSON

1885 If ever there were a hairbrush to covet, it would be a Mason Pearson, the brush of all brushes. Handmade in

England since 1885, each brush receives detailing that any other run of the mill brush lacks. With an iconic wood handle and red interior and your choice of bristles and an array of sizes our hair just looks shinier.

available at nordstrom


M A R K E T S T U DY B E AU T Y

1950 MARVIS Italians have a flair for the finer things in life from perfume to leather, they know a good thing when they see it. And when it comes to

ordinary products, well nothing is such, even when it comes to toothpaste. Marvis toothpaste takes everyday brushing to a different level, all with a history dating back to the 1950s. Packaged in a sleek tube with flavors like Amarelli Licorice (shown here) and Jasmine Mint and Ginger Mint, brushing was never so luxurious.

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ON THE VANITY tory burch divine bronzer and blush

TORY BURCH

Every once in a while, a lipstick package comes across our desk that we simply cannot resist. This is definitely the case with Tory Burch’s lipsticks. Packaged inside of a vintage inspired patterned orange and gold case, they call to mind the way beauty products used to be created decades ago, both beautiful on the inside and outside. This is one beauty item that we will

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be keeping around after we have used the very last drop. This spring we have a rosy outlook thanks to Tory Burch’s ‘Divine’ Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter trio that imparts the perfect amount of color. We are brushing it on our cheekbones and forehead to give us that ‘just-kissed-by-thesun’ look that we crave this time of year, plus it is lightly scented with her signature fragrance that has hints of mandarin, tuberose and vetiver.


M A R K E T S T U DY B E AU T Y

CLARINS SPF 15

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E V E R L A S T I N G F O U N D AT I O N +

For those looking for a foundation that stays put from the moment that you apply until the time that you remove it, look no further than this cream foundation. Infused with a cocktail of healthy ingredients like quinoa extract, which induces softness and bamboo extract that boosts its lasting power, this triple protection formula fends-off free radicals and protects from environmental damage.


I N S TA N T D E T O X M A S K

available at

caudalie.com

For those looking for a foundation that stays put from the moment that you apply until the time that you remove it, look no further than this cream foundation. Infused with a cocktail of healthy ingredients like quinoa extract, which induces softness and bamboo extract that boosts its lasting power, this triple protection formula fends-off free radicals and protects from environmental damage.

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SPRING 2015 JOURNAL


written, styled, photgraphed by

ALISON ENGSTROM

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B L O O

BE AUT Y IN FULL

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pring beauty is in full bloom with products powered by luxurious flowers. Here we uncover the top items infused with blooms that will leave you beautifully and effortlessly pampered.


LILY DIPTIQUE INFUSED FAC I A L WAT E R

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e love a product that has the ability to do more than one thing. This facial water created from Damask Rose water does just that - it gently lifts impurities, tones and moisturizes and the bonus is that it boosts the power of the other products in your skincare regimen.


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his face treatment oil is for those that tend to have oiler skin and fear that an additional layer of oil could wreck havoc on their complexion.But fear not, this potent skin cocktail acts as an antiseptic by purifying the surface and minimizing impurities. It includes healing herbs like calming sage, soothing geranium and vitamin rich hazelnut creating an aromatic spa-like experience.

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he old adage ‘a rose, is a rose, is a rose’ might ring true, but it is taken to new luxurious level in this skincare collection infused with Rose de Mai, a rare rose that blooms in the South of France for only three weeks during the month of May. The Rose de Mai Face Oil, rich in Vitamin C, delivers immediate hydration to the skin and overtime, it strengthens the skins collagen. Worn alone or under your moisturizer, it imparts a natural glow with the prettiest floral aroma.

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a Crème à la Rose de Mai in combination with Rose de Mai is infused with Wild Pansy Extract that helps boost the skin’s circulation, while Raspberry Stem Cells deliver a mega-dose of antioxidants, which reduce inflammation. When layered over the oil, especially at night, our complexion immediately looked brighter and rested.

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nspired by a Japanese bath ritual, this silky powder upon contact with water transforms into a luscious lather with a beautiful aroma of nerolia and verbena. White clay, jasmine and trace minerals combine together to wake-up tired skin.


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W C LÉ D E PE AU B E AU T É BO DY E M U L S I O N

ith cold weather thankfully in the rear view mirror, skin-baring season is now upon us. In order to prep our skin, which has not seen the light of day for months, we turn to this luxuriously silky body emulsion. Infused with Peony Extract that helps to stave off dry skin and Camellia Oil that delivers a velvety texture while not being greasy. Cherry Leaf Extract aids in improving the over all texture of the skin. Your legs and arms will be grateful.

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DA R PH I N 8 F LOW E R N E C TA R

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or those looking to achieve a petal-like complexion with only a few drops, look no further than this elixir filled with a bouquet of powerful floral ingredients like iris, immortelle and neroli that soften, firm and nourish.

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uttery, flaky and so delicious, puff pastry is a versatile ingredient that can be transformed into sweet or savory dishes. We transformed this pastry into delectable menu items that are perfect appetizers options or a quick meal.

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ALISON ENGSTROM


One package puff pastry, thawed 3.5 ounces goat cheese, 3 tablespoons milk, skim or whole 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Âź teaspoon finely grated lemon zest salt and pepper 1 egg, lightly beaten Asparagus tips, about Âź pound

Tangy herbed goat cheese is paired with seasonal asparagus and a splash of lemon to create the per fect seasonal appetizer.

When it comes to puff pastry, we prefer Dufour, which contains f lour and butter and is preservative-free.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place goat cheese into a bowl; allow to come to room temperature. Lightly flour a working surface. Unfold thawed pastry and gently roll into a rectangle. Using a large circular cookie cutter, cut out six shapes. Using a slightly smaller cookie cutter, make a smaller circle. Poke holes with a fork inside of the circle. Brush with egg wash. Pre-bake puff pastry for 10 minutes or until puffed and slightly golden. Remove from oven and carefully press the center down around the border. Set aside. Combine goat cheese, milk, parsley, olive oil, lemon zest and salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Place cheese mixture into center of pastry. Arrange asparagus on top. Bake for 10 minutes, until cheese mixture begins to slightly brown. Let cool slightly before serving.

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STRAWBERRY GATEAU WITH

VANILLA BEAN

2 ½ cups milk 1 vanilla bean, seeds removed and pod 6 egg yolks, slightly beatened

ICE CREAM

¼ cup cornstarch ½ cup sugar Pinch of salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed Sea salt flakes

1 packaged puff pastry, thawed 1 egg, beaten

Springs shining star, the strawberry comes together with vanilla laced

1 pint fresh strawberries, cut into halves

pastry cream to create a dessert

¼ cup raw pistachios, roughly chopped

perfect for a spring soiree.

Place milk, sugar, salt, vanilla beans and vanilla pod in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Allow to come to a simmer. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks with corn starch. Whisk egg mixture into simmering milk by stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Continue to stir until the mixture coats the back of the spoon. Remove from heat. Stir in unsalted butter and mix until melted. Pour pastry cream through a fine sieve into a bowl to remove any egg that might have cooked. Place plastic wrap on top of cream and refrigerate until completely cooled. Preheat oven to 400

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degrees. Lightly flour a working surface and carefully unfold pastry. Use rolling pin to help achieve a flat surface if necessary. Create a border on the pastry by outlining it with a knife, taking care to ensure you do not cut through the pastry entirely. Generously poke holes with a fork in the center. Brush with remaining egg wash. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until pastry is golden and firm to the touch. Once slightly cooled carefully go over the border that you have created and gently push it down. This will be the cavity for the pastry cream.


One package puff pastry, thawed 1 egg, lightly beaten ½ cup chopped dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly flour a working surface. Unfold thawed pastry and gently roll into a rectangle. Using a pastry cutter or knife, cut strips about 4 inches thick, or larger if you would like to make bigger croissants. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons of chopped chocolate on one end. Gently roll croissant placing seam on the bottom, place on pan. Repeat until finished leaving about 4 inches between each croissant. Brush with egg wash. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Let cool before enjoying.

This French breakfast staple is made extra simple by incorporating flaky prepared pastry with rich dark chocolate, the perfect addition to a spring brunch.

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ur hearts go a flutter for floral teacups, especially the vintage variety. Looking for a more ‘modern’ spin we rounded up the prettiest cups and saucers perfect for sipping your morning tea or coffee.

the shelf floral tea cups & saucers

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ALISON ENGSTROM


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villeroy & bach mariefleur grey villeroy & bach anmut flowers

lenox garden grove

kate spade waverly pond left to right

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cherry blossom wonder...

Each spring the beauty of the Sakura or Japanese Cherry Blossom paint the landscape...

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in the prettiest shades of pinks.


According to Japanese folklore, these blooms are like that of dreamy clouds signifying eternal life.


Discover the magic they unfold.


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crostini


4 Small golden beets, steamed and thinly sliced 2 Ounces goat cheese 1 ½ Teaspoons milk (whole or skim) Pepper to taste Sea salt flakes for garnish

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Microgreens for garnish Extra virgin olive oil for garnish Grilled bread

Place goat cheese in a bowl. Add milk and stir to combine. Season with pepper. Place whipped goat cheese on grilled bread. Layer desired amount of beets on top. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt flakes and top with microgreens.

This crostini combines tangy goat cheese and earthy golden beets - a great appetizer option for vegetarians.


white bean, lemon and

For lemon vinaigrette 1 Small shallot, minced Zest from ½ a lemon Juice from one lemon ½ Cup quality extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard

1 Can cannellini beans, rinsed

herb Creamy white beans are coated in a flavor ful lemon and herb dressing and topped with kale microgreens.

¼ Cup fresh parsley, finely chopped Microgreens, for garnish Sea salt flakes, for garnish Grilled bread

Place shallots, zest, lemon juice, olive oil and mustard in a glass jar, which also has a lid. Shake until combined. Set aside. Place rinsed beans into a bowl. Add parsley and stir to combine. Add 5 tablespoons of vinaigrette*. Place a healthy dose on top of grilled bread. Garnish with microgreens if desired. *add more if you want beans to be dressed more drizzle with olive oil, sea salt flakes and top with microgreens. *add more if you want beans to be dressed more

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whipped feta, roasted tomatoes and

oregano 3 Ounces feta cheese, at room temperature

Greek-inspired, this toast is reminiscent of a meal

2 Teaspoons milk, whole or skim

enjoyed on the island of Santorini. Tangy feta cheese,

Splash of extra virgin olive oil

sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and earthy oregano

Fresh pepper, to taste

come together to create the perfect light meal.

1 Container cherry or grape tomatoes Fresh oregano, for garnish Red pepper flakes, for garnish Extra virgin olive oil, for garnish Grilled bread 86

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Preheat oven to broil. Place tomatoes on a lined baking sheet. Bake until tomatoes are roasted, about 5 to 7 minutes. Place feta, milk, olive oil and pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine and beat until feta cheese has taken on a whipped texture. Spread mixture onto grilled bread. Place roasted tomatoes on top. Drizzle with olive oil and season with red pepper flakes and fresh oregano. makes 4 to 6 crostinis


1 Stalk rhubarb, diced 2 ½ Tablespoons sugar 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 2 Tablespoons water

A deconstructed version of our favorite seasonal dessert, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie - salted

4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 2 Tablespoons sugar

cinnamon and sugar butter is

2 Teaspoons cinnamon

smothered on crusty bread and

Pinch of sea salt flakes

topped with tart rhubarb compote,

Fresh strawberries, sliced for garnish

sweet strawberries and mint.

Fresh mint for garnish Grilled bread

strawberry rhubarb with

Place rhubarb, sugar, lemon juice and water in a small pot over medium heat. Cook until rhubarb becomes soft about 7 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly. Combine softened butter, cinnamon, sugar and sea salt flakes, mix to combine. Place butter onto a piece of grilled bread. Add a layer of rhubarb compote and layer with sliced strawberries. Garnish with mint just before serving. makes 4 crostinis

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ur new favorite essentials brand is HOOT. We caught up with Tara Ramus, the Director of the brand, to find out more about the wardrobe essentials everyone should have an her burgeoning lifestyle site that sells products that should definitely be on your radar.

side snap sweatshirt in grey


hoot shirt dress

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dress

“Can I cheat a little bit here? I’d describe Hoot as: modern, versatile, and effortless — with a touch of whimsy.”

How would you describe Hoot in 3 words?

"Can I cheat a little bit here? I’d describe Hoot as: modern, versatile, and effortless — with a touch of whimsy. The whimsy is subtle, but it’s key; it’s important to me that our brand is refined, but that we never take ourselves too seriously." Who is the Hoot girl?

"I’ve always thought of the Hoot girl as a woman that lives in Brooklyn, works in Manhattan, and vacations in Paris. I think that our brand mixes classic NYC sophistication with a little BK grit, plus a nice dose of Parisian charm."

“I’ve always thought of the Hoot girl as a woman that lives in Brooklyn, works in Manhattan, and vacations in Paris.”


trouser in navy What are the basic wardrobe essentials that ever yone should have in their wardrobe?

"I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how many sartorial issues have been solved by the addition of our shirt dresses to my wardrobe. Whether I have an important meeting, a dinner party, or a date night to attend, I always feel confident, sexy, and appropriate in these pieces — they make me feel like Superwoman." "Personally, I’m also a huge fan of jackets.I prefer spring and fall because I think that an outfit really isn’t complete until the perfect little extra layer is added. Our shirt jacket is a unique take on a bomber/athletic style, and it’s amazingly versatile.”

rugby sweatshirt dress

oxford shirt in slate

“I prefer spring and fall because I think that an outfit really isn’t complete until the perfect little extra layer is added.”


The Hoot site offers a curated lifestyle approach, ranging from beauty products, jewelry to paper goods. What up and coming brands should be on our radar?

"I was very excited to personally handpick all of the brands that we carry on Hoot, as I really wanted to showcase smaller indie brands that our customer hadn’t necessarily seen everywhere already. In terms of accessories, I’m a big fan of our pieces from Fleabags, which is an awesome line of leather/canvas goods that is based in Brooklyn and run by some seriously badass women. In terms of beauty, I am pretty fanatical about S.W. Basics, a skin care line made up of products that all contain five or fewer ingredients. Use these products, and you will never have to worry about rubbing nasty chemicals on your face ever again — they’re totally foolproof and very, very effective."

"I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how many sartorial issues have been solved by the addition of our shir t dresses to my wardrobe.”

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How do you see the site and brand expanding over the next few seasons?

"We’re actually currently in the process of brainstorming what year two of Hoot will look like. All in all, I see us sticking to our 'optimistic minimalist' aesthetic, but we’re hoping to add more color and a spirit of celebration to our future assortments." "In terms of the future of our eponymous clothing line, our runaway hit has certainly been our Side Snap Sweatshirt, so we’re playing around with the idea of expanding the color palette of that item, as well as potentially bringing that concept to other pieces such as dresses and pants."


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a spring

floral soiree

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hat could be a better way to end a spring lunch than with cake and champagne and being enveloped by flowers? We dreamed up a flower-filled afternoon complete with champagne cocktails courtesy of Perrier-JouĂŤt and the most delicious red velvet layer cake, perfect for celebrating the season.

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1 Cup water 1 Cup sugar Zest of 2 lemons lemons Juice of 2 lemons Champagne, such as Perrier-JouĂŤt Grand Brut Edible lavender sprigs for garnish Lemon peel for garnish

lemon sparkler lavender &

Combine sugar, water, lemon zest and lemon juice in a sauce pan over medium heat. Allow for sugars to dissolve. Allow to cool slightly. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

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To Prepare One Cocktail: Place 2 tablespoons of lemon simple syrup into a champagne glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with lemon peel and a spring of lavender if desired.


1 cup sugar 1 cup water 7 fresh basil leaves 1 pinch lemon zest Crushed strawberries, 2 per serving Champagne, such as Perrier-JouĂŤt Grand Brut Basil flowers for garnish

Combine sugar, water, basil leaves and lemon zest in a sauce pan over medium heat. Allow for sugars to dissolve. Reduce to heat to low to allow the oils from the basil to release. Allow to cool slightly. Store syrup in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use. To Prepare One Cocktail: Pour 1 tablespoon of basil simple syrup into a champagne glass. Using the back of a wooden spoon gently crush strawberries. Place crushed strawberries into glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with basil flowers if desired.

strawberry

basil champagne

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Hibiscus syrup Edible pansy for garnish Champagne such as Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2006

spritzer

To Prepare One Cocktail: Place one tablespoon of hibiscus syrup in a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with edible pansy if desired.

rhubarb & rose

1 cup sugar 1 cup water 3 stalks rhubarb, diced ½ lemon, juiced Rose water Champagne, such as Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Edible rose petals

Combine sugar, water, rhubarb and lemon juice in a sauce pan over medium heat. Allow for sugars to dissolve and for rhubarb to cook down, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly. Gently press through a sieve to release the liquid. Store syrup in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

hibiscus

To Prepare One Cocktail: Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of simple syrup into a champagne glass. Add 1 teaspoon of rose water, top with champagne. Garnish with rose petals if desired.

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his season we are inspired by the luxurious texture of mother of pearl – iridescent, slightly romantic and tinged with an air of nostalgia. We are translating that mood into beauty products that help to achieve that same soft glow.

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previous page DOLCE & GABBANA BEAUTY

Perfect Luminous Concealer Unfriendly undereye circles have met their match with this weightless and creamy concealer that melts into the skin leaving behind a bright and luminous finish. CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ

Luminizing Face Enhancer A prismatic illuminating compact that induces a natural sheen to the skin when dusted on the cheekbones, cupids brow or bridge of the nose.

M I C H AE L K O R S ,

into the glow collection

Hydrating Bronze Gel Crème Oftentimes bronze creams can leave skin with an unwanted orange hue, but this moisturizing crème does just the opposite. It delivers that tan we strive for while on holiday, but of course comes without the harmful effects of the sun. MICHAEL KORS

Bronze Powder A light dusting of this slightly scented bronzing powder and we don’t need much else, except a coat of mascara and a hint of lipstick.

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SHISEIDO

Makeup Glow Enhancing Primer SPF 15

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Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm When your tired skin needs an immediate boost, this is one product that you can rely on to do just that. Formulated with Lychee Extract, Caffeine and ultrafine pearls, this balm promotes radiance and that litfrom-within glow that comes from almost having a uniform complexion. LAURA MERC IER

Foundation Primer in Radiance This product has received cult status, and quite rightfully so – this hybrid primer and luminzer lays the perfect ground work for your foundation. Infused with vitamins A, C, and E and Soft Focus Pearls, we can rely on this product to enhance our skins glow but also assist with protecting it from the elements.

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Lizzie Fortunato for TOME Gold and rhodium-plated brass collars with silk handmade flowers available at anaise

necklace To achieve a natural radiance, apply Laura Mercier illuminating tinted moisturizer

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jacket A k ris

Paper cotton seersucker jacket and pants available at select akris stores

Silver broken paint st. Gallen jacket and pants available at select akris stores

For the perfect peach lip with a hint of gloss apply Rouge VoluptĂŠ silky sensual radiant lipstick spf 15 in peach passion


Make a subtle statement by applying Guerlain eyebrow kit 4 long-lasting powders to enhance the brows

lips The perfect spring pink comes in a dusty rose shade like Bite Beauty luminous crème lipstick

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gardening table E written, styled, photgraphed by

ach spring we count down the days until the temperatures are warm enough that we can dig in the dirt and breathe new life into our terraces and gardens in the form of fragrant flowers and other dreamy botanicals. Here we rounded up flower options that are effortless and encourage long days spent lingering outdoors.

ALISON ENGSTROM

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impatiens extreme rose

GENUS

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petunia

madness orchid GENUS

petunia A sun and heat lover, the Petunia is a garden favorite because it is hardy and only requires watering once a week. This variety needs at least five hours of sunlight each day and is a perfect option to include in a hanging basket. The ‘Madness Orchid’ variety is delicately painted with strokes of purple and white.

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stock

vintage yellow GENUS

matthiola incana Laced with a spicy cinnamon-like aroma, Stock is an annual bloom that typically makes its way into arrangements, since it offers a lot of height; however, this flower is also excellent choice for a garden bed. Once planted these blooms last for 12 weeks and can reach over 2 feet. They can be found in an array of colors from pink, yellow to purple.

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muscari white magic

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muscari One of the first flowers of spring, muscari is a hardy perennial that is comes in over 30 varieties ranging in shades from white to deep purple. Oftentimes referred to as grape hyacinth, the sphere-like shape forms clusters around the stem and are wrapped with an aroma that is both musky and white floral. This variety is a great option for those wanting a lot of garden coverage with little care.

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hiemalis begonia

amstel netja dark GENUS

begonia This annual comes in over 1,400 varieties and is a failproof option for any garden. For those that are working with partial shade, the begonia is a perfection option.

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daffodil jetfire

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narcissus The arrival of the daffodil signifies that the spring season has officially begun. A member of the narcissus family, the daffodil, a perennial flower, known for its trumpet shape, blooms in clusters ranging from shades of fiery tangerine to creamy white. When planted in late fall you are guaranteed flowers in the spring.

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his time of year the green market is overflowing with delicious bounty - from lengthy spears of asparagus in hues of purple, green and white, to the coveted ramp, which only makes its appearance for a precious few weeks. Here are some deliciously fresh recipes to usher in the season.

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ALISON ENGSTROM


shaved asparagus salad with parmesan reggiano ½ Pound fresh asparagus Juice of ½ lemon Zest of ½ lemon ¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil Salt & pepper, to taste Shaved parmesan reggiano, to taste

Wash asparagus and pat dry. Using a sharp vegetable peeler, carefully shave asparagus stalk from base right below asparagus spear. Place both stalk and spear into a bowl. Repeat until finished peeling asparagus. Place lemon juice, zest and olive oil in a small bowl. Mix to combine. Pour over asparagus. Garnish with parmesean reggiano and season with salt and pepper.


warm fava bean and barley salad

1 ½ Pounds fava beans, shelled 1/2 Cup barley 2 Cloves garlic, minced 1 Teaspoon zest of lemon ¼ Extra virgin olive oil ½ Lemon, juiced Salt & pepper to taste Parmesean reggiano, shaved to garnish

To prepare fava beans, slice beans along the seam to remove the beans, set aside. Prepare a medium bowl with ice water. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add beans and cook for 30 seconds. Pour into ice bath. Let beans soak for a few minutes. Once set, gently slip the shell of the bean from the interior. Set aside. Meanwhile, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add barley. Cook for 50 to 60 minutes of until tender. Keep covered. Place a drizzle of olive oil, lemon zest and minced garlic in a sauté pan. Add fava beans and cook for about 5 minutes. Add beans to cooked barley. Add olive oil and lemon juice, stir together, season with salt, pepper and parmesean reggiano.


ramp pesto

and ramp pesto crostini

Foodies the world over rejoice when this wispy vegetable, from the ramp family, makes its first appearance at farmers markets. Acting quickly is a must since they only last for a few weeks. The ramp has a wonderfully delicious onion flavor but isn’t overwhelming making it a perfect option for pesto. Smeared on a piece of crusty bread or mixed into pasta, this is a rendition on pesto that can only be savored in the spring.

8 Ramps, washed with roots removed ¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ Cup parmeseano-reggiano, grated 1 Teaspoon lemon zest Salt & pepper to taste Fresh bread, toasted Olive oil for brushing Parmesean reggino, shaved Microgreens, for garnish if desired

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Place the entirety of the ramps, olive oil, parmesan and lemon zest in a blender. Season with salt and pepper. To assemble crostini, toast bread. Brush with olive oil, place a dollop of pesto on bread. Add shaved parmesean and greens if desired. makes 1/2 cup


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ach spring we count down the days until the temperatures are warm enough that we can dig in the dirt and breathe new life into our terraces and gardens in the form of fragrant flowers and other dreamy botanicals. Here we rounded up flower options that are effortless and encourage long days spent lingering outdoors.

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Rose & Ivy Journal Issue No 03 | Spring 2015  
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