Hi cuties! Can you believe it’s already August? Only a couple more weeks to soak up the summer season! I for one am looking forward to plenty of activity time with my kids and hopefully squeezing in some beach days before the season wraps up.
“In the meantime, it’s time for my fave moment of the month here on the Kuotes: Time to share my monthly roundup of Kathy’s Faves with you! I love sharing all of the fashion, beauty, books, and travel tips I’m currently obsessed with and this month’s list is one of the best yet!”
Kathy’s Favorite #1: Copenhagen, Denmark
Earlier this summer I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Copenhagn, Denmark! This city is such a delightful destination and so full of design inspiration and moments of every day beauty. Plus, it has amazing museums and food!
For me, a huge highlight was the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art! As someone in the design field, art museums are huge source of creative inspiration for me and I love seeing how different museums all over the world approach and present art. I highly recommend this stunner of an art museum if you’re lucky enough to visit Denmark anytime soon!
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Kathy’s Favorite #2: Ilia Beauty
Regular readers know how much I love my beauty brands…and Ilia is definitely one them! If you aren’t familiar with Ilia, they’re a beauty brand that approaches all of their formulas and products in a clean and skin-centric way. This means that all of their products are about protecting and nourishing your skin, as well as offering you beautiful tints, colors, and highlights.
Plus, their packaging is super-sustainable and all of their products are just simply a dream to use. I’ve picked a few of my favorite products from their assortment to share below!
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Kathy’s Favorite #3: Ulla Johnson
With fall right around the corner, I can’t help but mentally starting to shop for autumnal knitwear for when the weather turns crisp! One of my favorite female-founded (and mom-founded!) fashion brands to shop for fall knits and sweaters is Ulla Johnson!
Ulla is a native New Yorker and she’s been in the fashion game since 1998! I love that her designs are the perfect combo of chic, comfortable, and versatile. See below for a few of her current styles that I have my eye on as soon as the first orange leaf hits the sidewalk!
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Kathy’s Favorite #4: Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
It may seem obvious, but here at KKH, design thinking is built into our company’s DNA. But just what does that mean? I love the way that the book Designing Your Life breaks it down: “The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.”
Basically, this book draws a link from physical design to conceptual design and how we design habits, routines, and systems. And makes the case for how design thinking can help us all live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Kathy’s Favorite #5: Oly Studio Athena Modern Classic Doe White Resin Sculpture
Finally, and last but not least...I always love sharing the KKH items that I actually have in my own home! If you’re a regular shopper or reader here, you probably recognize this Oly Studio doe bust from the many photo shoots we’ve done in my apartment!
I love this piece for its aura of understated whimsy and it’s one of the decorative objects in my home that I consistently get the most questions about! If you aren’t familiar with Oly Studio, they’re a brand I love for their sense of wonder and delight, alongside artisanal craftsmanship.
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