Five Perfect Pieces ... Made For Modern Romance

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By Anikó Legner

Romance, to us, extends far beyond the cookie cutter idea of candlelit dinners with ‘The One’. Modern romance spans everything from being in awe of the wonders of nature to consciously appreciating delicate craftsmanship to a refreshing stroll through the city with old and new friends and our loved ones. Romance is in the little things that make life joyful. 


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Mara Hofmann, Vita Dress (on sale right now)
For a casual outing turned dinner gathering with friends or lovers, slip into this figure hugging ribbed knit dress from Mara Hofmann. Made in Peru from organically farmed cotton, it hits the sweet spot between feminine, fun and activity-friendly, and surely will serve as a conversation starter about town! Cos did you know, Mara Hoffmannʼs garments are largely produced in New York and the brand lists their manufacturers on their website? We like! 


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Open House, Yes Ring
Say ‘Yes!‘ more! Enthusiasm is always a good answer, and this charming ring from New York-based Open House Projects is cast by local jewellers in certified recycled metals, and prompts us to find our own questions. 



Catzorange, Cosima Amber Natural Bag
‘I will carry you‘ says the spacious Cosimo bag, handcrafted and made-to-order in New York from natural cotton rope and colourful, retro resin handles. We can picture it working quite well for a trip to the farmers market to get a couple of ripe pieces of fruit, or carrying a bunch of fresh cut flowers. Its vintage feel makes it a lovely outside-the-box choice that is set to add some whimsical vibes to your day. 



Earl Of East, Greenhouse Candle
We promise the scent of this hand-poured soy wax candle will sweep you off your feet almost as swiftly as that honeymoon whiff of young romance. Green, fresh aromas of vine tomato and basil are reminiscent of a day spent in a countryside garden and set the mood for your daily schedule. Made from botanical fragrances in their charming headquarters in London (check out Bonds Hackney, Earl of Eastʼs site of production and concept store all in one!), this botanical scent will help you recalibrate or get back in touch with nature after a busy working day. May it be a morning of spring cleaning your apartment or a slow start to your day off at home, Greenhouse will be sure to take your mind to a calm and joyful place. 



Miista, Noa Ruby Raffia Woven Mid-Heels
Made for promenading in comfort and style. Hand-crafted and hand-knitted in Alicante, Spain, this delicate powder-hued offering in natural raffia promises to be your ideal companion on a leisurely yet festive Sunday stroll. And off you walk, flaneur!