brooke magnaghiBrooke Magnaghi is an editorial and creative consultant for fine jewelry, watch, and fashion brands and is the creative director of, a fine jewelry e-commerce site.

She has fifteen years of editorial experience working for publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, WWD, and W magazine, where she worked for twelve years, most recently as the Accessories and Jewelry Director.

Since then, she has consulted for major jewelry and watch brands and e-commerce sites on projects ranging from product development to merchandising, editorial content, and art direction.—Ed.




Favorite Summer Destination: Vermont, which is my home state. I love the rustic countryside, lush landscape, sweet country air, and night skies full of endless stars.

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Current Summer Reading: I’m pecking away at Italo Calvino’s Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore in an effort to revitalize my Italian.



What to Wear to a Summer Party: As I’m currently seven and half months pregnant, I tend to favor dresses that hug, rather than hide, my growing bump. To my last party I wore a Zero+Maria Cornejo long purple drape front dress with gold sandals. If I wasn’t pregnant, however, I would be wearing a vintage white lace dress belted at the waist or a strapless silk jumpsuit.

B13-108711-123_01Shala Dress in Silk Charmeuse by Zero + Maria Cornejo

.Gail Sandal in Gold $140

Favorite Summer Fragrance: Pure jasmine oil..

Necessary Summer Indulgence: il laboratorio del gelato on the Lower East Side, in New York City. Their unique flavors are unmatched.



Preferred Seasonal Spa Fix: An evening at AIRE Ancient Baths in Tribeca, New York City. My husband and I first discovered this place in Barcelona and love to unwind there on occasion.



Favorite House Gift for a Summer-Weekend Invitation: I always enjoy creating or assembling something unique and personal for each host.

Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser Geranium Leaf Body Cleanserindulgence with a dose of reality)

Favorite Summer Entertaining Tip: Summertime is synonymous with lovely and colorful fragrances and herbs. I love to accent a dish or drink with florals or add a pinch of fresh lavender to salads or a glass of champagne.

Preferred Summer Accessories: Metallic sandals. And yellow gold jewelry—during  summertime I bring out all of my exotic, Eastern jewelry!

Metallic SandalsIphigenia Metallic Flat Sandal by Ancient Greek Sandals

Middle Eastern JewelryStar Cupcake Ring by Arman Sarkisyan


Current Film on Your List to See This Summer: Turbo, with my daughter, Nova.


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  • quintessence August 2, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Brooke has some major luxe experience so I totally trust her picks. All my friends have been talking about AIRE Ancient Baths so at some point I think I’ll have to venture down there. And I’m not sure whether to thank her for the introduction to Stone and Strand – dangerous!

  • Patricia Yarberry Allen July 26, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I feel like I have taken a summer holiday this morning just by reading about Brooke’s favorite summer choices. I love the website, as well!

    Thanks for writing for us Brooke.

    Pat Allen