Jewelry by Nicolas Favard
French jeweler and metallurgist Nicolas Favard specializes in bold, unique pieces that draw from a variety of materials, shapes, and inspirations. Pictured above and below are titanium earrings and a pendant made of oxidized silver, 18k gold, gold leaf, and rubies.
Enquire for prices. Pieces available at Nicolas Favard (135 2033 4724, email@example.com, www.nicolasfavard.com) and Pop-Up Beijing (popupbeijing.com)
Signature Wine Club Subscription
The mission of Signature Wine Club is simple: to provide quality, sommelier-curated wines for a reasonable price. Every month, bottles are delivered to your house or office complete with education and tasting notes. There are two subscription packages: the Signature Silver and Signature Gold. There are no hidden charges and customers can cancel whenever they want.
Signature Silver: RMB 299 per month (two bottles) or RMB 449 per month (three bottles); Signature Gold: RMB 800 per month (three bottles), RMB 5,280 for six months, or RMB 9,600 for 12 months. Contact: 5938 3418, firstname.lastname@example.org, sigwine.com
The Halona Caftan by Rose Fulbright
Just in time for the summer, this stunning floor-length caftan from
British label Rose Fulbright features a print based on watercolor paintings of tropical fish made by the designer’s grandmother. Featuring a blend of organic cotton, silk, and hemp, the Halona Caftan is perfect for those beach getaways. Other pieces in the Tropical Beach Collection range from RMB 1,200-2,350.
RMB 1,850. Contact: 159 1087 5373, rosevickers (WeChat), email@example.com, rosefulbright.com
Yoga Bag from The Yoganda Project
Founded by yoga teacher and social entrepreneur Theresa Pauline, The Yoganda Project enables widowed women in Uganda to achieve financial independence by employing them as seamstresses in the manufacture of high-quality yoga bags. The patterned cotton bags come in two sizes and feature several internal pockets for easy storage.
Contact: TheresaRae (WeChat) RMB 550.
Vegan Cakes from Sweet Edition
Irina Tcygankova’s line of sugar-, gluten-, and dairy-free baked goods include cakes, cupcakes, energy bliss balls, mooncakes, dark chocolate, and white chocolate made exclusively with raw, organic, and vegan ingredients. Cake flavors include chocolate (available in dark, mocha, peanut butter, and brownie variations), fruity (mango, orange, apricot, pear, lemon, etc.), very berry (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry), and coconut. Orders are priced according to weight.
Contact: 135 8196 0310, sweetedition or susuwatari (WeChat)
Abehita Velvet Glove by Velveteen’s Secret Potions
Velveteen’s Secret Potions specializes in “healing potions” and menjunjes (Spanish for “ointment”). Founder Fran Hanshing spent nearly five years researching and testing products in China, Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia to come up with her current line of face, hand, and body creams designed for dry climates like Beijing’s. VSP’s best-selling product is the Abehita Velvet Glove, a rich hand cream made of beeswax and shea butter.
Mother’s Day promotion: RMB 55 (regular price RMB 60). Contact: franhanshing (WeChat)
This article originally appeared on page 16-17 of the April 2016 Issue of beijingkids. Click here for your free online copy. To find out how you can obtain a hard copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: Courtesy of Signature Wines, Nicolas Favard, Rose Fulbright, Theresa Pauline, VSP, and Sweet Edition