Weekend Trip: Six Romantic Getaways To Book Right Now

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Even in the best cities in the world, there are times that escape feels so desperate a necessity that any borrowed friend-of-a-friend’s dilapidated cottage upstate seems like it would do the trick. From dreamy and not-too-far-away to dreamy and across-the-pond, these six romantic getaways are sure to get your imagination, and your heart (and libido) stirring. Book one now. You won’t regret it.

1. Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, Montauk

Just a quick Jitney trip away lies Montauk–which sheds the pretension of the neighboring Hamptons, but keeps the pristine oceanfront real estate. Thanks to a spa, salt water pool (with ocean views (!)), and yoga classes offered, you can get the perks of a tropically detoxifying retreat in just a 2.5-hour trip. End the night watching the sunset or sipping champagne by the fireplace.

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2. Ace Hotel and Swim Club, Palm Springs

For a west coast romantic getaway, look no further than Palm Springs: this desert mecca of mid-century modern architecture doubles as a hip destination for anyone who wants California weather, sans the glitz of L.A…and should you want for just a hint of glitz, The Ace Hotel might just be the perfect resolution. If it’s pure, unadulterated relaxation you seek, “The Feel Good Spa” offers couples packages–in fact, anything from facials and seaweed body wraps, to earth clay wraps and body brushing can be done in twosome form. And, since no vacation has ever felt long enough, couples can indulge in a personal massage lesson to learn inspired, professional techniques to use at home. Outdoorsy types can soak up the SoCal sunshine via bike rentals–even better–the hotel can arrange a private dinner on the stargazing deck, which overlooks the pool and mountains.

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3. The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell, Round Top, TX
Looking for a romantic American getaway that’s truly off the beaten path? Try Texas. Just 75 miles from ultra-hip Austin lies mecca, as told by the queen of shabby chic. Each cottage offers privacy and comfort. Couples spend time reconnecting with long walks and quality time spent together.  Trying to win some extra boyfriend/girlfriend points? Flowers can be added to the room for an extra special touch.

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4. The Berkeley Hotel, London 

Here’s one for the sartorially inclined couple. If you missed the jaw-dropping Alexander McQueen retrospective when it debuted at the Met’s Costume Instutute in NYC in 2011, fear not–the corsetry, the chance to be thisclose to pieces from the groundbreaking Highland Rape collection is just one reason to head to the UK. It’s now at the V&A–a British institution, if you’ve never been. (Plus, even if you’re going for just an extended weekend, a flight to England is a solid hour less than almost any other country in Europe and the same goes for the time difference). If the exhibit isn’t enough, revel in the quirky spirit of English fashion at The Berkeley Hotel (that’s Rachel Zoe’s favorite to you) where you can enjoy Pret-a-Portea–proper high tea that pays homage to McQueen favorites. Of course, The Berkeley is more than just cookies and tea sandwiches…there are the balcony suites overlooking Hyde Park, duos can enjoy treatments at the Bamford Haybarn Spa, and unwind from the buzz of London by the rooftop pool.

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5. St. Regis Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico

Though leaving the premises of the St. Regis Bahia Beach would be, by no means, necessary, the couple who likes their vacation with a healthy mix of the highest-end luxury (think: a Jean-Georges restaurant on the premises) and a bit of authentic culture, look no further than this gorgeous Puerto Rican retreat, where the ocean is warm, the pool is massive and the cabanas are made for making out–but the charm and pastel colors of Old San Juan are just a short drive away. Kayak in the on-property lake, hike holding hands through the nearby El Yunque rainforest, or simply read by the pool, you’ll leave having enjoyed a restorative serving of both piña coladas and Vitamin D. Though adventure on and around the premises abounds, rooms come equipped with sun-drenched patios and walk-in showers. Even better, giant baths that are an insanely simple dial-zero to the butler away from filled with bubbly–in the bath and your glasses. Prepare for 24/7 romance.

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6. KiCHIC Resort, Peru

Located on the edge of a traditional Peruvian fishing village, Mancora is fast emerging as one of the world’s best beach destinations (you heard it here first)! KiCHIC offers a unique hideaway where guests find call rooms, located between gardens of coconut palms and maye pepper trees facing the northern ocean breeze, home. For an especially romantic indulgence, spring for the Piedra room which has its own open-air bathtub on a private terrace made out of local flagstone, or the Himalaya. Should you decide (and no judgement, if not) to ever get out of bed, you can take your pick of surf lessons, kayaking, and outdoor movies every weekend.

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Frank Wilder + Ugo Mozie Team up to Change Jewelry One 3D Tech-Made Piece at a Time

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Jeweler Frank Wilder is taking the term “technical approach” to new heights with its new Eagle collection, in collaboration with celebrity stylist Ugo Mozie. The line is distinguished by ‘digitally native’ design process, which begins with designs rendered and conceived digitally. Then, 3d printers produce prototypes, and finally lost wax casting create the final pieces. “Ugo was an early supporter of my work and I have always admired the bold yet elegant touch of his styling. It was a natural step for us to partner for the Eagle Collection,” Wilder (a pseudonym) said, of the partnership in a press release.

1. How did you get into jewelry design?

My dad. I am a fourth generation jeweler.

2. How has technology influenced your process?

I had an accident when I was 17 in my dad’s metal foundry when a liquid molten cast went wrong. After that I started looking into alternatives to casting and

re connected to digital design from my days as a video game designer.

3. Did you have previous experience using 3D technology?

Yes. I worked on the animation engine for Lord of the Rings while living in New Zealand.

4. For what reason have you chosen to be anonymous?

Every piece I co-create is with a different artist. It’s not about me. It’s about the work and giving a new creative medium to the artist I’m collaborating with.

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Check Out the Cannes 2015 Official Line-Up: Todd Haynes, Joachim Trier, Gus Van Sant + More

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With less than a month until the start of the Cannes, today the festival announced their full lineup. This year’s slate is a real mix, disappointing us by leaving out filmmakers like Arnaud Desplechin (whose new Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse will be released in France this May ), Miguel Gomes’ A Thousand and One Nights, or Maren Ede’s Toni Erdmann.  But for all the films that have been left out of the slate, there are certainly plenty we’re looking forward to seeing, and a couple of our most anticipated features of the year. Joachim Trier’s first English-language drama Louder Than Bombs and Todd Haynes’ Carol will screen in competition alongside Justin Kurzel’s rendering of Macbeth and Hou Hsiao Hsien’s The Assassin. Woody Allen’s new film, the aptly titled Irrational Man will show out of competition with George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road and Barbet Schroeder’s Amnesia will play in the midnight screenings. Check out the full list below and see the first photos from Louder Than Bombs as well via The Film Stage / Montages.

IN COMPETITION

Opening Film
Emmanuelle BERCOT LA TÊTE HAUTE (STANDING TALL) Out of Competition 2h00
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Jacques AUDIARD DHEEPAN  (TEMPORARY TITLE) 1h49
Stéphane BRIZÉ LA LOI DU MARCHÉ (A SIMPLE MAN)  1h32
Valérie DONZELLI MARGUERITE ET JULIEN (MARGUERITE AND JULIEN) 1h50
Matteo GARRONE IL RACCONTO DEI RACCONTI
(THE TALE OF TALES)
2h05
Todd HAYNES CAROL 1h58
HOU Hsiao Hsien NIE YINNIANG
(THE ASSASSIN)
2h00
JIA Zhang-Ke SHAN HE GU REN
(MOUTAINS MAY DEPART)
2h00
KORE-EDA Hirokazu UMIMACHI DIARY
(OUR LITTLE SISTER)
2h03
Justin KURZEL MACBETH 1h53
Yorgos LANTHIMOS THE LOBSTER 1h58
MAÏWENN MON ROI 2h10
Nanni MORETTI MIA MADRE 1h42
László NEMES SAUL FIA
(SON OF SAUL) 1st film  
1h47
Paolo SORRENTINO YOUTH 1h58
Joachim TRIER LOUDER THAN BOMBS 1h45
Gus VAN SANT THE SEA OF TREES 1h50
 Denis VILLENEUVE SICARIO  1h45

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Samuel BENCHETRIT ASPHALTE 1h40
Neeraj GHAYWAN MASAAN
(FLY AWAY SOLO)
1st film
2h00
Grímur HÁKONARSON HRÚTAR 
(RAMS)
1h30
KUROSAWA Kiyoshi KISHIBE NO TABI
(JOURNEY TO THE SHORE)
2h08
Laurent LARIVIÈRE JE SUIS UN SOLDAT
(I AM A SOLDIER)
1st film
1h36
Dalibor MATANIC ZVIZDAN 
(THE HIGH SUN)
2h03
Roberto MINERVINI THE OTHER SIDE 1h30
Radu MUNTEAN UN ETAJ MAI JOS
(ONE FLOOR BELOW)
1h33
OH Seung-Uk MU-ROE-HAN
(THE SHAMELESS)
1h58
David PABLOS LAS ELEGIDAS
(THE CHOSEN ONES)
2h25
Ida PANAHANDEH NAHID
1st film
1h44
Corneliu PORUMBOIU COMOARA
(THE TREASURE)
1h30
Gurvinder SINGH CHAUTHI KOOT
(THE FOURTH DIRECTION)
1h55
SHIN Suwon MADONNA 2h01
Alice WINOCOUR MARYLAND 1h40

OUT OF COMPETITION

Woody ALLEN IRRATIONAL MAN 1h36
Pete DOCTER
Ronaldo DEL CARMEN
INSIDE OUT 1h42
George MILLER MAD MAX : FURY ROAD 2h00
Mark OSBORNE THE LITTLE PRINCE 1h48

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

HONG Won-Chan O PISEU
(OFFICE)
1st film
1h49
Asif KAPADIA  AMY 2h07

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Souleymane CISSE OKA 1h50
Elad KEIDAN HAYORED LEMA’ALA
1st film
1h45
Nathalie PORTMAN SIPUR AL AHAVA VE CHOSHECH
(A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS)
1st film
1h35
Barbet SCHROEDER AMNESIA 1h36
Pavle VUCKOVIC PANAMA
1st film

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Shu Uemura X Yaz Bukey Is the Year’s Most Whimsical Makeup Collaboration

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Shu Uemura’s last collaboration with Choupette Lagerfeld (the most famous kitty in the world) was a hit, but lest you think that going back to mere human inspiration might be a downgrade in fun, you’d be wrong! The Japanese cosmetic brand’s latest collab, which launched today is with the fabulous, eclectic Parisian designer Yaz Bukey, an Ottoman Princess whose family reigned in Egypt (seriously) and now creates whimsical Trompe-l’œil accessories out of plexiglas. Her motifs are often fingers, lips, and big bold eyes, and her her aesthetic matches–bright colors and clean lines. An extensive (29 piece) collaboration, Yaz created four colorways–and personalities to match–along with a wild story about these 4 women who all compete for the heart of Mr. Shu Shu. There’s sexy Yaz, Smart Lola, Romantic Betty, and Daring Tina–all played by Yaz herself in the cheeky video below. Pick your poison and make up your face accordingly.

Olivia Wilde and H&M Launch a Very Eco-Chic Capsule Collection

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Should you find yourself headed in the direction of Times Square today, we highly recommend grabbing some of your less-loved clothes from the back of your closet. In exchange any old wares to you donate to H&M‘s garment recycling program you will receive 20% off the store’s new Conscious Exclusive Collection–and a chance to meet its spokesperson, one Ms. Olivia Wilde.

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Kicking off the celebration will be a host of eco-conscious brands and celebs gathered together to fashionably toast the cause. The glam list of attendees and brands representing includes Blake Lively (Preserve), Lauren Bush Lauren (FEED), Studio One Eighty Nine (Rosario Dawson), and Lily Kwong (Amour Vert).

The collection is housed in a raw birch structure with sustainable metal inlays–delineated and distinguished from the rest of the H&M shopping experience. Beyond Times Square, however, collection will reach over 200 locations globally.

The clothes themselves are highly elevated and made with recycled, conscious materials as well as high in style–a mostly minimalist aesthetic including stacked-heeled sandals, an organic linen and silk sleeveless gown, a sleeveless cocktail dress made from organic hemp and silk, and a jacket made from organic leather. Other materials include tencel, recycled wool, and sequins.

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Cheers to guilt-free shopping.

Is the American Dream Dead or Alive?

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James Marshall photographed by Jaesung Lee for BlackBook Magazine

If you listened strictly to the news pouring out of televisions and newspapers across the country, you’d think America was in the pits. Political tensions run high, incomes are low, and that’s to say nothing of the inequalities rampant in minority communities. It’s bad news all around. James Marshall, whose other projects include West Village restaurant Whitehall, wanted to know if the bad news rang true: Was the American dream dead? Marshall called up Cole Haan and recruited friend and photographer Todd Williams to accompany him on a monthlong motorcycle ride to visit eight American towns and cities and staying along the way with people met entirely through social media. The resulting series, The American Dream Project, shows a more hopeful, persevering side of the United States not often seen in the news. Marshall, by the way, learned to ride a motorcycle only three weeks before embarking on his journey. 

What gave you the idea for The American Dream Project?

I had one too many of those days spent barraged by bad news in the media. This is such a great country. I’m from Windsor, about 25 miles west of London, but moved here seven years ago. I thought, No, I’m not going to just listen to this. Let’s find out if this news is true. Is the American dream dead? That seed grew into The American Dream Project.

What were your views of America before you moved here, what did the American dream mean to you then?

Actually, when I came to New York with a little bit of cash, I was so convinced I would be robbed that I split my money–it wasn’t so much, a few hundred dollars–into socks and distributed it around my apartment. I was living in the West Village. I just had an address and a key, and I moved here with that worry. JaesungLee_JamesMarshall_ColeHaan_BB
James Marshall photographed by Jaesung Lee for BlackBook Magazine

I’m surprised you had those worries about moving to a safe neighborhood like the West Village.

But within a few months you realize it’s the safest city in the world. You realize that Americans like people who work hard; they want you to succeed. And if you work hard, you can go somewhere, you can be successful.

Were you ever afraid this project wasn’t going to happen?

This was the biggest project I’ve done so far. I didn’t fully understand how expensive it was to pull a crew together and go across the country for a month. I approached Cole Haan because their philosophy and mine were almost identical. Like me, they believe that substance and quality mean something in today’s world. Cole Haan is also an iconic American brand, founded by immigrants just like me. This project would not have happened without them.

In filming The American Dream Project you met your hosts through social media.

I wanted this to be as genuine as possible. I wanted to meet real people, and the best way to do that was via social media. We sent out blasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, hashtagging like crazy in the hope that people would reach out.

Were you surprised at how warm and inviting these total strangers were to the request of hospitality for two guys on motorcycles riding across America?

I was blown away. Complete strangers invited Todd and I into their homes, and in some cases, they put up the entire crew.

We’re all human; we want to connect. Yet it’s always a surprise when you connect with people outside of your normal day to day.

The media fills your mind with whatever they are putting out. We are bombarded with sensational or salacious news that doesn’t really feed us anything positive. If you’re not careful about what to listen to, we do tend to, or I tend to, think we are very different. But actually, we’re not. Most people want the same things: security, safety, validation, and to dream. My experience was that we really do have much more in common than we are told we have. It is kind of liberating. ColeHaan_JamesMarshall_JaesungLee_BlackBook_3
James Marshall photographed by Jaesung Lee for BlackBook Magazine

Was allowing social media and chance to dictate your project a different kind of creative process than what you are used to?

I’m used to having an idea and being able to direct something well produced. Here, I didn’t know what the end was going to be. It was refreshing because it was, “Who am I going to meet today?” It was very exciting and nerve-racking because this thing could have been a bust. It could have been one sad story after another.

How do you view creativity?

The new creativity is freedom–people are making movies on iPhones. Social media allows you to collaborate globally. You could have musicians in one country provide music for a Web series that is being made in another country. Everyone can be a creative talent. That could be good and bad because there is a lot of content out there. We need a creative revolution, which we’re in the midst of. With so many online outlets and cameras on every phone, people can make what they want, when they want, and get it out there.

How has this new wave of creativity altered the American dream?

The new wave of creativity has actually enabled people to dream and be inspired by other people’s work because they can see it within minutes of being made. It’s doesn’t have to be an executive in Hollywood but a kid in bumblefuck nowhere making things happen. There are no walls anymore; the walls have come down. 

Did your idea of the American dream change throughout filming?

It definitely evolved as I went along. But I think before I left, I had a view of the American dream that I think most people have, which is this postwar idea of a big house, white picket fence, 2.4 kids, and a dog. That is a prescribed American dream that is put in the minds of many of us, and that’s gone. But what I’ve seen replace that is staggering because it’s evolved into something better. Rather than people aiming for a preprescribed dream, it’s become an individual pursuit. People have now taken up the mantle to think of their own dream. Now the American dream is absolutely individual to each person, which I think is great. For people to be enabled to really dream is exciting. Discover more about the series here.

This story appears in the spring 2015 issue of BlackBook Magazine on stands now.

The Creators: Ryan Roche

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Ryan Roche photographed by Mark Seliger for BlackBook

The fashion designer Ryan Roche lives on 12 acres in the town of Hurley, about 100 miles from New York. Her studio is in the barn. Despite the distance from the city, she’s managed to integrate herself into New York’s fashion elite–she’s a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist and was nominated for this year’s LVMH Prize for young designers. It’s her deft touch at creating cozy knits for the cool chick that first brought international attention to her designs. Her inventive sweaters envelope the body in ultrasoft crocheted cashmere, and each is charmingly personal from the start. It takes the knitters in Nepal (from the fair trade women’s cooperative Roche works with) eight days to complete just one.

“There’s some magic between me and the head knitters in Nepal who know my work so well, because we’ve worked together for so long,” Roche says.

Roche maintains a high standard of social responsibility in her manufacturing processes, and as her customer base and product lines grow, Roche plans to continue this consciously elevated approach. The shearling Roche introduced for spring is a rescued byproduct of the industry, colored with natural dyes. She’s headed to Peru soon to scout for another knitting cooperative–as her brand grows, she’ll need more hands on deck. These skilled knitters and seamstresses don’t exist only in far-flung locales; there are, as Ryan says, “incredible small factories [in New York] that are holes in the wall.…I love the idea of supporting New York manufacturing as well.”

Don’t think that these small operations will limit the designer. The relationships she has with her manufacturers are built on trust, a quality that allows her creative endeavors to thrive. She’s also looking to learn from the successes of industry greats like the socially and ecologically conscious Stella McCartney, whose company Roche looks to in admiration as she expands business.

Rather than creating fault lines between her brand and the pulse of the world’s fashion capital, the fresh air surrounding Roche in upstate New York allows space for innovation. In her secluded studio, away from the distractions of the city, originality blooms.

This article appears in the spring 2015 issue of BlackBook on stands now.

The Creators: Roman and Williams

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Roman and Williams (Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch) photographed by Nigel Parry for BlackBook.

When you walk into a room that Roman and Williams has designed, you will feel something. You will discern texture, notice scale, and you may even feel warm or cool. “There’s an amateurism we love to maintain so we don’t end up too professional or too polished.… It’s a lot of emotion, a lot of passion,” says Stephen Alesch, half of the design duo (and husband to his counterpart, Robin Standefer). To them that’s more important than staying true to one particular aesthetic. It’s why visitors will develop an attachment to the glittering, Champagne-filled Boom Boom Room, and the casually bohemian Ace Hotel lobby, worlds apart and brimming with particulars. One is where you dance till dawn looking out at the city lights, and the other is where you take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and get your work done. Same goes for the spaces they’ve created at the Viceroy, Royalton, and Highline hotels, and restaurants like John Dory Oyster Bar and The Dutch.

“Our starting point is love: loving an object, loving a space, thinking of an experience we want to have,” Standefer says. It’s not just about what’s new or in fashion; the two have a humility that allows them to comb over memories and the familiar, searching for aesthetic details and ideas that will make you experience emotions. It’s just going to be a different emotion depending on where you are. Guests at the Freehand in Miami, Chicago, and soon Los Angeles will pick up more on the handcrafted, homey sparseness of the hostel/hotels, while the rarified Chicago Athletic Association, a historic landmark and soon-to-be-hotel, will attract a ritzier crowd. Each project inhabits its proper space. Filled with all the right particulars, they become fully developed worlds of their own.

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This article appears in the spring 2015 issue of BlackBook on stands now.

10 Spring Wines and the Perfect Lipsticks to Wear While Sipping

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Lipstick: We’ve discussed it before (namely, the best shades to last through a makeout sesh, and the colors you need to get through winter holiday drinks)…But with a new season, comes a new conversation. With the spring comes a new color palette…and as the temperatures rise, we’re celebrating with lighter, brighter lipstick shades. We’re not just looking for pretty pinks here — oh no — we made sure to pair wine with a host of the season’s best shades that also just happen to last through a glass or two. We consulted wine experts, and husband-and-wife team, Josh and Becca Shapiro, of Flatiron Wines, for their expert opinion on the wine side of things.

1. Sonia Kashuk Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss in Sparkling Sugar pairs nicely with prosecco. Keep things balanced: with sugar on your lips, stick with crisp, dry bubbles in your glass. Drink With: Sommariva Prosecco di Conegliano Brut, NV

sonia kashuk2. Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Nude Pink pairs well with rosé. All day drinking requires all day lip wear! We recommend this classic french rosé, the perfect choice for sipping straight into sunset. Drink With: Commanderie de Peyrassol, Cotes de Provence Rose, 2014

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3. Marc Jacobs Beauty, Le Marc Lip Crème, Boy Gorgeous pairs well with rosé. A full-bodied, one-of-a-kind rosé is the perfect match for Marc Jacobs’s luxurious, ultra-hydrating and indulgent longlasting lip wear. Both are vibrant, dramatic, and opulent. Drink With: Chateau Simone, Palette Rose, 2013

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4. 100% Pure, Fruit Pigmented Pomegranate Oil Anti Aging Lipstick, Magnolia pairs with champagne. The purest form of sparkling wine–Champagne of course! This elegant and defined Grand Reserve will help any lady feel young. Drink With: NV Clouet Grand Reserve

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5. Nars Sheer Lipstick in Liguria pairs with prosecco. A bone-dry, Italian sparkling from a Ligurian producer pairs perfectly with this translucent and sophisticated lip color. Sheer, lightweight, and ultra-fresh. Drink With: Bisson, Vino Frizzante Trevigiana “Glera”, 2011

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6. Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color, Lilac Pairs with Sauvignon Blanc. Bright, fresh, and ready for spring! This pop of color on the lip is perfect with this zippy white. Drink With: Shinn Estate Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, “First Fruit”, 2014

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7. Gucci Lip Luxurious Moisture-Rich Lipstick, Exposure pairs with champagne. If you’re wearing Gucci on your lips, you better pair it with vintage Champagne. Expose your palate to an elegant wine with richness and elegance. Drink With: 2008 Andre Clouet

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8. TopShop Lips in Infrared pairs with a cool red. Chill those hot, infrared lips down with a cool red wine. Best served with a slight chill, this earthy wine with a hint of tobacco will keep you cool even when you’re looking smokin’ hot. Drink With: DeForville, Dolcetto d’Alba, 2013

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9. By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm Lipstick – Flush Contour pairs with red. Even on a warm day you can stay chic in this deeply tinted, moisturizing balm while sipping on this complex cru Beaujolais. This red wine is best served at cellar temp–or 55 degrees. Drink with: Jean-Paul Thevenet, Morgon “Vieilles Vignes”, 2013

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10. Butter London, Teddy Boy Lippy Tinted Balm pairs with white. This bright color is perfect to throw on as you head out to meet friends for springtime brunch. Try it with this lightly effervescent white that has just enough sparkle to get your day started. Drink With: Ameztoi, Txakolina, 2013

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