Extra virgin olive oil belongs in your skincare, not only your kitchen. Today we talk with one half of Wonder Valley, Alison Carroll. Alison and her husband Jay decided to start their line of deep orange and yellow golden hued oils after Alison’s time spent at the California Olive Oil Council where she picked up several mentors in the field along the way. The hero ingredient throughout their gorgeous line is their own olive oil.
Alison splits her time between the high & dry Joshua Tree desert and humid sea salt filled Maine. Olive oil is her mainstay of a healthful diet & radiant skin between these two spots. No matter your climate, olive oil is here for you.
We’re delighted to chat with the Founders of Fane, Laurie-Anne Braun and Margot Baudequin. Fane is, in their own words: timeless, minimal, and sustainable. The line was born out of frustration when both couldn’t find a bag that they loved. Something was always in the way; a big logo, a visible zipper, a look too trendy, not practical to carry, etc. The two creators sought to create a line of their own with beautiful shapes and colors (maybe lack-there-of actually, with colors like Nuit and Page). We see each Fane bag moving from generation to generation. Made in a small but well equipped atelier in France, they’re the kind of bags that will last forever.
Self-proclaimed ‘clay head’ Sean Gerstley is a RISD alum now based in Philadelphia. We love that Gerstley’s ceramics are both utilitarian and fun in shape and color. Have you seen his fruit bowls?
“I’m interested in the way light and color blends an interior with an exterior, and how I [can] bring them together to produce a harmonious union of inside and out.”
Today we are chatting with New England based photographer (and friend of Covet + Lou), Gail Samuelson. Gail is currently taking part in an exhibition, Passage, where she is showing work from her diptych series, Passing Through. The exhibition is at the beautiful Cassilhaus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina running until December 31, 2021. The Cassilhaus is a home-based artist residency and exhibition program designed by architect Ellen Cassily, and her husband Frank Konhaus.
Food brings us together. That is the theme pulsing throughout Mina Stone’s latest cookbook Lemon, Love and Olive Oil. We are thrilled to share our conversation with Mina about her latest food experiences, what’s kept in her pantry and of course her new cookbook. Mina shares a recipe from her latest work with us too- a Cacio e Pepe inspired kale salad. This conversation is nourishing in more ways than one.