Hi cuties! Happy summer—officially! I am writing to you live from the summer solstice…and what better way to welcome the season of sun and fun than with my monthly Favorites list?!
I always love sharing what I’m reading, wearing, and feeling inspired and intrigued by. There’s always so much going on here at KKH, putting together this list for you is a great way for me to take a breath, gather my thoughts, and share some things that I love in a really intentional way. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Kathy’s Favorite #1: Pampelone Estee Linen Pants
There’s no piece of clothing better suited for summer than a perfect pair of linen pants. My favorites are the Estee pants from the brand Pampelone because they’re so comfortable, so chic, and so light. I love that I can dress them up or down depending on the top and shoes I pair with them,
If you’re not familiar with the Pampelone brand, I highly recommend! They’re a French Riviera-inspired brand and they hand-craft all of their pieces in Bali and have ethical and sustainable practices built into the ethos of their company. Plus, I promise you’re not going to find their level of great tailoring anywhere else for the incredible value they offer.
Kathy’s Favorite #2: Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V 1970
If you’ve been a regular Kuotes reader, you know that I take skincare very seriously! My latest obsession is Lotion P50V 1970 from Biologique Recherche. I swear this lotion is a miracle in a bottle. It’s formulated to gently exfoliate, as well as hydrate, tone, and balance—I seriously feel like it has given me a whole new glow.
I also really admire the Biologique Recherche brand—they’re based in France, and they’ve been in the skin science business for over 40 years. They’re all about personalizing skin care since we all have our own unique skin needs—they offer a huge range of lotions formulated to do different things for different skin types. It’s facinating, really!
Kathy’s Favorite #3: Hudson Health
Okay full disclosure: I’m more than a little biased with this next one because the founder is my brother, Dr. Jonathan Kuo! Hudson Health is made up of four pillars—Wellness, Mind, Life, and Medical—and they offer a wholistic range of services that ranges from acupuncture to longevity medicine and anti-aging treatments to transcranial magnetic stimulation and so much more!
You all know how much my family means to me, but I truly mean it when I say how proud of and inspired by my brother I am! I’ve personally undertaken some of wellness treatments his health collective offers and they have been life changing.
My brother, Dr. Jonathan Kuo
Kathy’s Favorite #4: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
It wouldn’t be a Kathy’s Favorites list without a goo book! You all know I love to read and Sapiens is one of my all-time faves! You probably don’t need to hear it from me that this book has been super buzzed about for the last several years and is just so mind-expanding and fascinating.
This book is all about how history, biology, and evolution have converged over time to influence how we define the experience of being human. If you ever find yourself lost in thought about what’s next for humanity and how we got here, this book is for you!
Kathy’s Favorite #5: Simon Pearce Modern Classic Brass Singing Bowl Set
My final Fave for June is a piece from our KKH assortment that I’ve long had in my own home and is one of my favorite things to use to keep me calm and centered! The Simon Pearce Modern Classic Brass Singing Bowl Set includes a bowl, mallet, linen bag, and pillow; it looks so lovely on any coffee table or dresser and it also makes a perfect gift.
I love the soothing, meditative tones the bowl and the mallet make and using the sound as a part of my wellness routine has become a cherished ritual. Plus, since this piece is from Simon Pearce, you have a guarantee of the best quality materials and artisan craftsmanship.