This past weekend I spent the day in one of my all-time favorite museums, DIA Beacon. Located just over an hour outside of New York City, it is well worth the day trip. As a former Nabisco box factory with over 34,000 square feet of skylights, the industrial space was repurposed into a museum in 2003.
The contemporary art that fills the galleries of this museum range from minimal to massive. From the delicate linear drawings of Sol LeWitt and the Robert Smithson mirrored sand pieces, to the monumental Richard Serra installation that inspired the DE SMET Asymmetrical Overcoat.
The only way to enjoy living in New York City for years on end is by having somewhere to escape to. My husband’s family lives upstate, so we have always used their homes as getaway destinations. Last weekend, we rented a modern cabin in the woods near Hudson, NY. It was only then that we realized the value of having our own place in the woods. So, while I dream about designing (or renovating) a modern and rustic space, I’ll leave you with this image that inspired this new idea. Find more upstate New York getaways here.
As I prepare for my trip to Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai, keeping my skin hydrated on the long flight is at the forefront of my mind. This 3-ingredient hydrating face oil is perfect for long flights. Simply mix 1 ounce avocado oil with 10 drops of jasmine essential oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil and store in an air tight jar. The beta carotene, protein, fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E found in avocado oil help moisturize and heal your skin. Jasmine helps protect from environmental stressors, improves sleep and helps treat dry skin and provides natural moisture that won’t clog pores. Lavender reduces anxiety, restores skin complexion and alleviates headaches.
Simply apply face oil to a clean face before take-off and depending on the length of your flight, reapply as necessary.