September Chic choices

Ramy Brook Handbag. Photographs courtesy Ramy Brook.


Summer still has a few weeks left, but we’re planning on extending the season even further. And there’s a most fashionable way to do just that. The Reef Rattan Apple Day Bed ($1,795) offered by Select Furnishings makes it easy. From a collection of handmade patio furniture, the piece features all-weather UV-resistant resin wicker and luxurious stain-resistant cushions. All we know is we want to nestle in this, morning, noon and night.

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You probably know Ramy Sharp’s work, the timeless and sophisticated fashions of the Ramy Brook collection. Now, the New York-based designer is launching a line of luscious handbags to coincide with the debut of her first freestanding boutique in Manhattan. The bags, from the classiest hobo to the funkiest tote ($395-$645), will be featured there and join the selections of her fashions and accessories already sold in some 200 boutiques and department stores across the country.

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So, what are your plans for Mexican Independence Day? Wait, you didn’t know about it? Well, mark your calendars for Sept. 16, and while you’re at it, stock up on Partida. Our in-house taster found the creations of master distiller Jose Valdez “nice and smooth.” Pick up the 750 ml bottles of Partida Blanco ($40), which features an un-aged pure agave flavor; Partida Reposado ($45), aged six months and dubbed “the Bentley of Reposados”; or Partida Anejo ($50), aged 18 months and ideal for the single-malt lover. Salud!

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Sous la Lune, the 10th anniversary collection from L’Objet, has launched. From lapis-themed porcelain dinnerware and desk accessories to a coral centerpiece featuring 8,000 hand-set coral cabochons, the line is right on fashion’s cutting edge. For a gift that will surely impress, why not opt for Voyage D’or? The 10th-anniversary candle ($195) features a custom signature scent, Fleur d’Or, from master perfumer Yann Vasnier. Sweet.

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Dine with most any fashionista, and a good salad is often involved. Quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar can make all the difference in those healthy meals. Amoretti is offering an Olive Trio Gift Set ($99.95) that features its Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, infused with the natural flavor and aroma of kalamata olives; its Premium Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar; and its Premium Aged Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Use these alone or in combination to dress salads, marinate meats, poultry and fish or finish bread, pasta and pizza. Each is also gluten-free, sodium-free, vegan and kosher, so drizzle or dip away.

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