brooke magnaghiBrooke Magnaghi is an editorial and creative consultant for fine jewelry, watch, and fashion brands and is the creative director of Stoneandstrand.com, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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  • 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, stoneandstand.com as well!

    Thanks for writing for us Brooke.

    Pat Allen

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