Congratulations! You survived another week with your sanity more or less intact. Which, considering the world we're living in right now, deserves a medal in our book. So we're here with virtual hugs, hoping you can find pockets of joy in the little things. For us, fresh laundry, a good book, and a little self-care go a long way to increasing the happiness quotient. These are our 10 top tips for treating yourself ... or your favorite human. Love you. Mean it.
1. STRANGE LOVE
A book all New Yorkers will identify with – about chosen family and finding a place we belong. How to Build a Heart is the story of Izzy, whose journey teaches her that the choices we make and the people we love ultimately define us and bring us home.
Love procrastinating? Then this is the perfect WTF Notebook for you. Jot down your to-do lists … then go and do something much more fun instead.
Clear out your mind and your yoga mat with one spray. Namaste Ninja contains a blend of organic essential oils known for their antimicrobial, anti-fungal properties. Use it on your face/body/mat … or anywhere else that might benefit from a little freshening up.
4. BEST SELLERS
You don't change your sheets everyday... but you can make them smell like you do. Use these deliciously scented sprays by Casta Posta (the brand behind our bestselling hand sanitizing spray) on linens and all fabrics to refresh your space.
Capture the essence of a Sunday morning with a cool ocean breeze coming through, Dylan record playing in the background. Salt + Stone’s bestselling scented candle delivers the rich scent of a bouquet of black roses, before opening up with a blend of vetiver and sandalwood, over a woody base of cedar.
This, my friend, is no ordinary sheet mask. Immunocologie’s Lava Masks pair the power of volcanic-dusted earth with the centuries-old benefits of heat therapy to send 12 essential minerals deep into the epidermis. The results: your skin is regenerated and repaired without drying out.
7. HOME GOODS
Our fabulous friends at nead have created a one-of-a-kind stoneware vessel exclusively for MAISON 10. Individually wheel-thrown in New York, with a multi-glazed interior and exterior, it’s an exquisite work of art.
The number 7 is deeply symbolic, often considered lucky, and certainly imbued with mystical significance. How, then, could Le Septieme by anything other than exquisite? A fragrance designed to bring the wearer in touch with the universe, its notes include juniper berries, bergamot, frankincense, jasmine, oud, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, and cashmere woods to bring out the king or queen in you.
Another one-of-a-kind beauty that is exclusive to MAISON 10. Noya Agadati-Zach hand makes each clutch bag in Israel, from premium cotton yarn, and each one is unique. Large enough to hold all your essentials, it’s available in a range of colors, and selling out fast.
Ruby Bridges proved you don't have to be an adult to change history. Her activism started at the age of six and, in 1960, she became the first Black child to racially integrate into an all-White elementary school in the South. This piece is part of Julia Rivera’s breathtaking new series of portraits celebrating activists.
“It was one of those bright, gladdening spring days in New York that tricks you into thinking that perhaps summer has come. I hadn’t been in the city long enough not to fall for the trick (never trust the month March in New York!), and so allowed myself to feel a burst of joy at the appearance of the sun.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls