Challenging Covid-19 quarantines call for a luxe candle. And this one is it! Les Ruches, a Los Angeles candle company, makes luxurious, pure organic beeswax candles that are as beautiful to look at as they are to smell. The candles have lead-free wicks and are infused with essential oils. But the reason I even found out about them is because I follow Shayna Taylor, an organic chef on Instagram, and she did a collaboration with Les Ruches – the Noir Amethyste line. Now, it’s impossible to pick a candle scent online but I trusted her because her entire mission is organic healthy living and I thought she would surely create a beautiful scent. And SHE DID. The Noir Amethyste is a must buy. The candles range in price from $52 to $550 and they arrive in elegant black and gold packaging with long-stemmed matches to boot. Due to the coronavirus crisis, be patient on the shipping right now. Stay well!
My good friend Haley, owner of Tucson’s Posh Boutique, will be LIVE tonight on Covet by Christos Instagram stories! Christos, the former owner of legendary LA consignment boutique, Decades, and BFF to the stars, is hosting a “Shop My Closet” segment at 5 p.m. with Haley! This is your chance to support local and keep our small business owners going as we quarantine. I’m sure Haley will have some amazing bags to feature tonight!
Find covetbychristos on IG and tune in to his stories at 5 p.m.!
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After Vogue magazine put its top models in denim this month, I’m obsessed with the patchwork denim trend for post-coronavirus times. And….since I have all the time in the world to online search now, that’s basically the quarantine skill I’ve been working on! Here are a few of my favorite sites that offer unique denim apparel:
Aypeworks – (www.aypeworks.com) By far, the most creative tops are on this site and I want them all! There are also denim necklaces, skirts and jackets. The accessories are a tad….different, but the denim sections are so fun.
RE/DONE – (www.shopredone.com) The collaborations are where you want to visit on this site for the unique pieces, otherwise featured are many versions of reworked jeans.
Venus – (www.venus.com) Check out the site’s “Denim Days” trend to see a nice volume of edgy dresses, tops, jumpsuits and even a trench coat.
I’m thinking of all of my friends who are physicians, nurses, pharmacists and healthcare workers. At the end of the day, the work you do is saving us all. God Bless You!
It’s only fitting to start my new Tucson Fashionista series with Cele Peterson. History shows that the late Peterson was truly the desert’s grande dame of fashion. According to the Arizona Daily Star, Peterson opened her first fashion boutique during The Great Depression and it would go on to survive World War II and a devastating 1956 fire. Catering to wealthy wives and celebrities, including Lady Astor and Liz Taylor, Peterson would eventually create her own Southwest clothing line, “Station Wagon Togs,” that would not only be featured in Mademoiselle magazine but also find an audience in front of Pop McKale’s daughter, Ruth, among others. Gabrielle Giffords once commented that she always wore a silver pin bought at Peterson’s store to dress up her outfits, according to an article on preservetucson.org. Before her death at age 101 in 2010, Peterson had created a local empire of stores that spanned the city and forever cemented her name as one of city’s true style mavens.
Tucson Fashionista is an occasional and ongoing Zona Girl series on local women with legendary style.
Definitely have more time to practice drawing these days..
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A few days into social distancing and self-quarantine, I have watched way too many episodes of The Pioneer Woman. Seriously, she is so intriguing. She cooks amazing food and is always happy. ALWAYS. LIKE EVERY SINGLE SECOND. I just want to see her get mad one time! I also love reading the Facebook posts about how we’ll all come out of this as better people – fit because we have exercised every day (sure!) and smarter because we have read many novels (can’t seem to sit still through one!)
So, in that spirit, here are a few fun things to consider:
Trying out a new shampoo and conditioner – Jennifer Garner made me do it. She’s a queen and I love her and she uses Virtue Labs products, so I ordered a sample and now the full-size versions – they arrived by mail pretty quickly. I hope the magic Alpha Keratin will make my hair look amazing, but I’m willing to blindly follow Garner’s advice right now.
Working out to Fitness Blender videos on YouTube – These are short and sweet and very doable. Ranging in length from 10 to 50 minutes, they switch things up and make working out fun. I especially love their workouts for people who get bored easily. Plus, Kelly — who does most of the workouts — is very real and not perfect and makes you feel like you have a workout buddy each time.
Lounging in pajamas – Amazon still has many sets from stylish satin to sporty and comfy. It looks like average delivery is a week out, but EVEN BETTER YET, you could stop by local boutique Bravo, which is still open in Plaza Colonial and continues to post all of their items on Facebook and Instagram.
Hang in there everyone!
As local restaurants consider a take-out/to-go model in the age of the coronavirus, so are a handful of Tucson boutiques trying to navigate this difficult time. We’re all in this together–who knew High School Musical would be so quoted during the Covid-19 Crisis? We must support our small businesses as much as we can.
A list of a few local stores happy to deliver fashion to your Tucson door or mailbox. Check out their Facebook and Instagram pages for updates!
POSH Boutique – The designer resale boutique is offering free delivery and free shipping on all merchandise throughout the city.
W Boutique – The stylish St. Philip’s Plaza store is offering free local delivery and free shipping.
Buffalo Exchange – Though all Buffalo Exchange locations are temporarily closed, you can still sell your items by requesting a bag online. More information is available on the company’s website.
Piece by Piece – Another St Philip’s store offering virtual shopping and free shipping.