You may no longer be a college student, and traditional spring break trips may be a distant, hazy memory, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a treat to mark the start of the season. Spring means a lot more than a getaway: it’s a time for transformation and new beginnings—it’s not just a change of season, it’s a change of attitude. Capture that feeling of renewal with these essentials that bring a “destination anywhere” vibe to everywhere the day takes you.
This exhibition displays—for the first time in the U.S.—a collection of the iconic painter’s clothing and personal artifacts which help show how Frida Kahlo crafted her public identity to reflect her heritage and beliefs, while also incorporating her disabilities. It provides an intimate portrait of the artist, showing how her self-creation is a work of art, too.
The body of this baluster-shaped vase comes alive with embossed branches of prunus blossoms climbing up from the base. These flowering branches, combined with the deep green glaze, richly evokes the season of new beginnings.
Bold and Boho
Nothing says “vacation” quite the same way as a straw tote, and the vibrant, hand-applied embellishments on this option give a well-traveled vibe. Muzungu means traveler in Swahili, and the socially responsible brand’s eclectic options capture that feeling of wanderlust.
This daily moisturizer is formulated with a hydrating blend of seven super-charged ingredients to promote a youthful-looking complexion, including lotus flower extract to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals. Use this face cream day or night (or both!) for a 24-hour glow.
The Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (Royal Porcelain Factory, Berlin, in English) a.k.a., KPM, is a centuries-old porcelain company whose elaborate designs are revered for their precision. This set of three hand-painted porcelain plates captures that craftsmanship, with a center featuring bouquets in bloom and gilded rocaille rims.
This small-batch reimagining of Hendrick’s Gin takes the libation in a new direction by thinking classic: infusing flavors that are traditionally associated with gin drinks—quinine found in tonic (gin & tonic) and wormwood found in Vermouth (martini)—into the gin itself. Its unique flavor profile (it features lotus blossom essences, too) gives your gin drinks a different dimension, which is perfect for something described as “from a parallel universe”.
A minimal, airy, and organic aesthetic reproduction print of a pressed flower captures the non-traditional and trend-right way to preserve flowers. It may be of-the-moment, but this 8×8 inch print has archival life of more than 100 years.
Spring to Life
Framed in giltwood, you can practically feel the crisp fresh air of early spring captured in this oil on board painting from New England plein air impressionist Paul Noble James. The play of color and light in each stroke captures the budding pink flowers across the green marsh.