THOUGHTFUL GIFT IDEA- FAULKNER HOUSE BOOKS

April 07, 2020
Faulkner House Books, New Orleans-A Sanctuary for Fine Literature
One of the most thoughtful things to do during this challenging period of time is to send an unexpected gift to a friend or family member to enrich their lives. It is also a perfect time to practice self care care and give a gift to yourself. It was so nice to discover that Faulkner House Books is offering personalized book subscriptions based on a dossier of your interests. They will ask questions to understand your interests (or your recipient's interests), encourage a call for further discussion and every month they will select 3-5 books just for you or the recipient of your gift. 

From Faulkner House Books:

If you’ve been to the store, Joanne has likely recommended a book or two that are now among your favorites. She's been part of 624 Pirate's Alley for 25 years and gives the best reading advice around. Now you can get the same every month, delivered to your home. Full details and online checkout are available on our website https://faulknerhousebooks.com/ and we're posting updates and reading to social.

 

Joanne from Faulkner House Books

Every month we'll go to work and choose 5 books to send you, for the below prices including free domestic shipping:

- $100 monthly
- $295 for three months
- $575 for six months
- $1,100 for twelve months

Subscriptions are the perfect gift for all of us sheltering in place. Let us do all the hard work of getting to know, selecting, and shipping.

Sign up today on our website: 
https://faulknerhousebooks.com/

And please email us with any questions at store@faulknerhousebooks.com.

Thank you for all of your continued support during such a challenging time for all small businesses.

Faulkner House Books is located in the heart of New Orleans’ beautiful and historic French Quarter, just off Jackson Square, behind the Cabildo and opposite St. Louis Cathedral’s rear garden. Founded in 1988 by attorney Joseph J. DeSalvo Jr. and his wife Rosemary James, Faulkner House Books is a sanctuary for fine literature and rare editions, including, of course, books by and about Mr. Faulkner. Faulkner House Books has been described by both collectors and writers as America’s most charming book store.
Garner Robinson and Permele Doyle 
My dear friend Permele Doyle's fiancé, Garner Robinson, recently became an owner of this beautiful shop and together with his partner they are keeping the spirit of the store alive. The personalized gift subscriptions are a wonderful way to support an independent book store while giving yourself or a loved one a gift they will adore.
You can follow along on Instagram here. I look forward to visiting in person as soon as we are able to travel again. Hope you are all healthy, happy and safe! xo, Heidi
 



OUR BRIGITTE DRESS ON THE FLAIR INDEX

March 01, 2020

Jennifer Alfano of The Flair Index: "Where do I splurge on vacation clothes? I always have an Eres bathing suit, they last forever. I have the one piece shown here (which I bought last year) and the bikini version that is at least 6 years old. Where do I spend less money? Beach cover ups. They get dingy from sun tan lotion etc. and I prefer an oversized shirt like this Muji tunic. Shorts with cotton poplin shirts (like the Toteme ones I recently posted on) for day and night, easy linen and cotton dresses for post beach and dinner, a sexy jumpsuit (it’s the one thing I bought for this trip–mine is from Malia Mills) and always a silk slip dress and my Wrangler denim jacket I’ve had for decades. I like this new Bembien leather bag which works for the beach and traveling, and always my Dezso by Sara Beltran choker, which I’ve been building up pendant by pendant over time (the one shown here from Net-a-Porter is similar)."

 

Model pictured in Heidi Wynne dress (also available in black and navy), $325; Eres jumpsuit, $480; Olivia von Halle slip dress, $400; The Row sunglasses, $430; ATM Anthony Melillo tank, $98; Laura Lombardi necklace, $145; Rejina Pyo beige shorts, $435; Saint Laurent slides, $595.




ELIZABETH HURLEY IN OUR PYTHON WRAP

January 30, 2020
Gorgeous Elizabeth Hurley in her Heidi Wynne Python Wrap



ANN CARUSO ON THE SELECT 7

January 20, 2020
My sweet, chic friend Ann Caruso was interviewed by The Select 7 (a new favorite site and Instagram account) and named her Heidi Wynne Cashmere Wraps as a must have for traveling in style. Ann owns almost every color however they chose to feature the Grey Bela which happens to be one of my personal favorites, especially for travel.



WINTER FAVORITES

January 20, 2020
Our Winter Favorites: Heidi Wynne Fisherman Knit Crewneck, Cindy Hat and Black Isabelle Wrap, Aesop Hand Balm, Tom Ford Soleil Glow Bronzer, Aquazzura Boots, Bottega Veneta Panelled Leather Skirt, Nars Afteglow Lip Balm in Wicked Ways and Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Organdi



MERRITT BECK IN HER ISABELLE WRAP

January 12, 2020
Merritt Beck of The Style Scribe wearing her Black Cashmere Heidi Wynne Isabelle Wrap in Rothenburg ob der Tauber



HOLIDAY STYLE & GIFT GUIDE

December 06, 2019
This year our Holiday Style and Gift Guide includes old favorites as well as a few chic new ideas. We especially love giving a gift that is classic and will be enjoyed for years to come.
Holiday Style: Aera Made in Italy Vegan Leather Python Gisele Boots (bonus- they are so comfortable!), Heidi Wynne Cherry Red Isabelle Cashmere Wrap, Max Mara Ruched Stretch Jersey Midi Dress, Nan Fusco Large Marquis Hoops, Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Richness, Tom Ford Limited Edition Gold Lip Color in Scarlet Rouge
To give: I pick up my Cabana Magazine at Shreeji News in London and it is one of my favorites. Give the design enthusiast in your life Cabana Anthology which is a greatest hits of features from the magazine. So chic and inspirational!
I love my navy blue cotton pajamas from J Crew and they make an excellent gift. So soft, comfortable and classic!
This Leopard Needlepoint Pillow by Hunt & Hope, available on Gray Antiques, is a timeless piece that will will look beautiful on a velvet chair during the holiday season.
A gift I will be giving myself this year is Shanon Ables' Living the Simply Luxurious Life. Shannon has created such a beautiful, inspirational lifestyle for herself and I look forward to picking up her tips. She's been supportive of my small business this year and it was an honor to be featured on her site.
The perfect gift for the traveller in your life: Aesop's Departure Travel Kit includes their classics. I meant to pick this up before my last trip to London however my hotel, The Orange Public House, carried Aesop products which made the stay even more enjoyable. 
I love giving a gift that can be enjoyed year round. My mother receives a gift certificate for Netflix so she can binge watch The Crown and then enjoy other series and films for the rest of the year. It's such a nice gift because it doesn't take up space and brings so many hours of joy.
Another one of my favorite gifts to give is our Made in Ireland, Fisherman Knit Wool Turtleneck for dogs. My mother's Scottish Terrier and my friend Alexandra's Pit Bull each have this sweater and it keeps them warm all winter long. 
Give yourself the gift of sustainable style for your holiday escape. While on holiday I live in my Danielle Fichera Aida Dress. Not only is it modern and chic, it is Made in New York with the finest materials and attention to detail. Nothing is chicer than caring for our planet and also having items in your wardrobe that will never go out of style like this Aida Dress.
Another favorite sustainable style brand is AERA New York. The perfect holiday shoe is the Sally Fuchsia Patent Effect Sandals. I own them in python and they are comfortable and classic. The guilt free vegan leather looks and feels like the real thing and the Italian craftsmanship ensures that they will last.
Victoire Bikini, Piper One Piece
Finding the perfect bikini for a holiday vacation isn't easy so I was delighted to find that Elizabeth Hurley Beach offers worldwide shipping. Elizabeth has been so supportive of the Heidi Wynne brand however even if that weren't the case I would still be in love with her collection of flattering swim and resortwear. The Victoire Bikini in the Cheetah print is my personal favorite however the solid one pieces like the Piper in black are all so chic and classic.
A gift that is always appreciated is a certificate to Starr Restaurants, including the ultra chic Le Coucou which is even lovelier during the holidays. Philadelphians can enjoy The Dandelion or Parc and in addition to Le Coucou, New Yorkers can enjoy Upland or Pastis, among others. There are so many unique options, from casual dining to more formal, that anyone will be able to appreciate this thoughtful gift. The Dandelion is one of my personal favorites and you can never go wrong with Le Coucou. The staff is so warm and friendly and it is such a beautiful experience every time.
Finally, I hope that print never dies and sadly my magazines are getting thinner by the month. One of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch by the fire with a cashmere wrap and slippers and read a magazine. From British Vogue to Town & Country, reading a magazine after a long day is the perfect escape. A thoughtful gift is to give a subscription to a friend or family member. 



ELIZABETH HURLEY IN HER BELA WRAP

December 01, 2019
Gorgeous Elizabeth Hurley in her Heidi Wynne Deep Violet Bela Wrap



ANN CARUSO IN HER ISABELLE WRAP

November 26, 2019
Celebrity Stylist Ann Caruso in her Navy Blue Isabelle Wrap



LA WOMEN: CARLOTA ESPINOSA & KELLY LYNCH OF LACAKE

October 27, 2019
Kelly Lynch & Carlota Espinosa of LACaKe

 

This week on Wynne's World we meet the ultra chic, beautiful and accomplished founders of LACaKe, Carlota Espinosa and Kelly Lynch. If you aren't yet following LACaKe on IG you must, although prepare yourself for west coast envy. Their photos of fashion, lifestyle and beauty will have longing for California sunshine and laid-back LA style. 

Heidi: How did you initially meet and decide to start LACaKe?

Kelly & Carlota: We met at a political event in Hollywood and became great friends almost instantly after realizing we had very similar tastes and a ton of common interests. We love to share and are both often asked for advice from friends on fitness, skincare, fashion, décor, entertainment, etc. We decided to join forces to create our fun and informative California-centric IG lifestyle platform LACaKe.

LACaKe

 

Heidi: What are you currently working on?

Kelly: I just did a fun part in a Sofia Coppola film starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones!!

Carlota: Co-Founder of On Approval, a luxury payment system launching soon that will change the way we shop!

LACaKe: Working on some big upcoming events and fun collaborations! Stay tuned!

 

Kelly & Carlota of LACaKe

Heidi: What are you currently reading/watching?

Kelly:

Book: Dorothea Lange – A Life Beyond Limits.  Our mutual friend Bruce Weber thinks I should play her in a film?!

Dorothea Lange- A Life Beyond Limits

 

TV: Peaky Blinders on Netflix – so glad it’s finally back!

Peaky Blinders on Netflix

Film: Parasite – Joon-ho Boon’s tale of wealth and poverty, works on every level. Best film of the year!

Parasite

Carlota:

Book: Red At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson.  My book club pick.

Red at the Bone

TV: Watchmen on HBO, Country Music documentary by Ken Burns on PBS

Country Music-A Film by Ken Burns

Film: Parasite from director Joon-ho Boon is my bet for best foreign film come Oscar time.

Heidi: What are your fall/winter travel plans?

Kelly: New York to catch up with friends, do some shopping, check out a few new restaurants and attend two weddings! Christmas time at our mountain retreat for some hiking and skiing.

 

New York, NY

  

Carlota: San Miguel de Allende and my favorite city Miami.

 

San Miguel de Allende

 

Heidi: What are you wearing this fall?

Kelly:

Tamara Mellon x FRAME boots

Levi’s Ribcage Wide Leg Jeans in High & Mighty Dark Wash

Pixie Market Tank Double Sweater

Tamara Mellon x FRAME boots, Pixie Market Tank Double Sweater, Levis Rib Cage Wide Leg Jeans

Kelly in her Tamara Mellon x FRAME boots

 

Carlota:

Mille Renata Trench in Almond

J Crew Point Sur Slouchy Boyfriend Jeans

By Far Bella Mary Jane Pumps

 

MILLE Renata Trench in Almond

By Far Mary Jane Bella T-Bar Leather Pumps

J Crew Point Sur Slouchy Boyfriend Jeans

Heidi: What are your beauty essentials?

Kelly:

Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer

Laniege Lip Mask

RMS Buriti Bronzer

 Laniege Lip MaskTatcha Silk Canvas PrimerRMS Buriti Bronzer       

Carlota:

Mila Moursi Gran Ecran SPF also used as a fabulous primer

Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist in Nude

 

Mila Moursi Gran Ecran SPF, Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist in Nude

 

Heidi: Who is your Fashion or Beauty Icon?

 

Kelly: Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton

 

Carlota: Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

 

Heidi: What is meaningful in your lives right now?

 

Kelly & Carlota: We support This Is About Humanity. We recently co-hosted an event with Asprey London to benefit this amazing organization and the great work they are doing to help separated families at our border. Please join us!  Learn more at thisisabouthumanity.com

Kelly & Carlota at their event with Asprey London benefiting This is About Humanity