Shamunti's Activated Charcoal Cleanser... "This unique cleanser utilizes the properties of activated charcoal to neutralize acidity and absorb impurities as well as to gently exfoliate the skin with maple extract."
Cute story of J.Crew's new ballet flats - "Italian shoemaker E. Porselli occupies a tiny storefront in Milan. each week, ballerinas from nearby La Scala come in to pick up shoes on Wednesdays, when new shipments arrive."
Lover's Knot Ring ~ another lovely piece from Erica Weiner. "It's made by interlocking two overhand knots in two parallel wires, so each one is flexible to move about the other, yet they're inseparable forever."
Señor Tyrone has launched a Poncho Express Delivery Service in LA ~ in case you get chilly, just tweet them and they'll show up in under an hour with all 9 options and swipe your credit card. I wonder if they show up on a donkey?
This year, for its The Marriage of Figaro production, the L.A. Phil sourced talents from across the pond, tapping Azzedine Alaïa for costumes and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel for the set.