"...I also believe that shopping releases endorphins. In fact I suspect that shopping is perhaps the most effective of all anti-depressants. It generally only has one side effect: debt. But a good shopper knows his needs and his rhythms and can turn this often mundane activity into something of an art..."
- Glen O'Brien
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Hang It Up & Smile Artist Matt Shwartz makes life a whole lot prettier with his super sweet collection of nostalgic photographs. From USD$65.00 a shot at shehitpausestudios.com Bake a Sunshine Cake Fill your house with sweet smells and bake all your worries away. Use this Birds on a Wire cake stand from Fishs Eddy to showcase your delicious end result. USD$44.95 at fishseddy.com Keep Those Precious Pennies Safe What better way to store your loose change than in Luella's adorable heart shaped coin purse. Available at mytheresa.com for USD$273.00.
When you're a kid, bedtime is the most dreaded part of the day. Now that we are semi-grown up, sleeping is nothing short of sacred. You can't beat a new magazine in bed, clean linens and a super-comfy pair of pajamas. This being said, Musette feels the need to voice some gratitude to a handful of designers that have brought us sleep-style get ups fit for wear throughout day and night. Swan around in silk pants for max relaxation and comfort, breeze around in a loose fit button down top, or rock the party in a negligee inspired dress.
Look: Rare Birds Check out the knockout photography book by Amanda de Cadenet. Inside find pics of everyone from Benicio del Toro and Sophie Dahl to de Cadenet's very own beau, Nick Valensi of The Strokes. Read: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Put Milan Kundera's 1968 novel on your list of must-reads. Czech artists Tomas, Sabina and Tereza create what could be fiction's most enthralling love triangle. Surf: The 'LE' Blogs Make room on your bookmarks toolbar for a series of beautiful blogs. Le Love, Le Fashion and Le smoking supply some of the most hypnotising images around - and guess what Olsen fans, there is even a site for you. leloveimage.blogspot.com/lefashionimage.blogspot.com/lesmokingimage.blogspot.com/olsensanonymous.blogspot.com Watch: Man on Wire The documentary of tight-rope walker Philippe Petit's most impressive feat will leave you feeling like you can conquer the world. The film's breathtaking footage, unique cast of characters and underlying message of determination makes for super-fine viewing. Drink: Kombucha Slurp! Crack open a bottle of Kombucha and give yourself a tasty detox. Kombucha comes in a variety of thirst quenching flavours and is jam packed with all sorts of antioxidants.
Seeing a mother care for her child is heartwarming, reassuring and always super cute. The connectedness, comfort and closeness that's found between this pairing is hard to find elsewhere. Musette spotlights a few frequently photographed women who seem to have motherhood down to a fine art. Natalia, Lucas, Victor and Neva At only 26 and amidst a whirlwind modeling career, Natalia Vodianova has managed to bring three beautiful tots into her world. With a little help from Nat's beau Justin Portman, this family unit is about as lovely and chic as they come. Kate and Lila Grace She may be a notorious party girl but once Lila Grace is put in the picture, Kate Moss come across as nothing short of pure. At just age 7, wee Lila has a wardrobe that seems to rival even that of her mother. Michelle and Matilda With doting Dad Heath Ledger gone way too soon, sweet Matilda Rose remains in good hands with the fabulous Michelle Williams. These two peas in a pod are often spotted around New York looking happy, healthy and consistently well dressed. Liv and Milo Cool's got to be in this kid's genes with Liv Tyler and musician Royston Langdon as Ma and Pop. Milo's got access to the best clothes, toys and playgrounds in town but we reckon his favourite pastime is simply hanging out with Mum.