Now through May 22, Pop-In@Nordstrom is partnering with the much-loved skin care brand Aesop, celebrating the simple virtues of our daily routines. In this blog series, we explore five skin care rituals with Aesop’s own Dr. Kate Forbes, general manager of products and research & development.

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” Amelia Earhart

Products for invigorating body care to guide the journey from indoors to outdoors, for adventurous spirits and wandering minds:

  1. Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash 500mL
  2. Deodorant 50mL
  3. Geranium Leafc Body Cleanswer 500mL
  4. Rind Concentrate Body Balm 120mL

What makes this ritual so unusually effective?

Pop-In@Nordstrom / Aesop

CLICK HERE FOR THE Q&A

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Strong, easy to make coctail recipe with rum, whiskey and cognac. The Twelve Mile Limit from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

If you’re a brown liquor lover with a penchant for in-your-face flavors—like those found in a classic Manhattan, sidecar or old-fashioned—then this cocktail is for you. Named after a law that banned consuming alcohol up to a dozen miles off U.S. shores, this thumb-your-nose-at-the-man cocktail was a favorite during Prohibition.

We serve the Twelve Mile Limit at all Nordstrom full-service bars, but you can make this easy rum, rye whiskey and cognac cocktail recipe (triple whammy) at home. What balances all those strong liquors? A good dose of freshly squeezed lemon juice and—what really sets this recipe apart—a big splash of homemade grenadine. Our house-made grenadine is simple to do and worth the small effort of simmering some simple syrup and pomegranate juice down to a sticky syrup finished with brandy to get the superior-to-store-bought flavors.

MIX IT UP: HERE’S HOW

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There’s a really good chance you spent this last weekend wrapping your mind around Beyoncé’s brand new Lemonade film, and if so you very likely took some more time to meditate on the outfits and give it up for the killer urban-earth-girl styling choices.

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A still from Bey’s Lemonade, via Phelan

Did you get stuck on Zendaya? Yeah, us too. The plaited and braided singer/dancer looks future-perfect and completely Zen in one of our favorite New York City-based SPACE brands, Phelan. It’s perfect synergy, too, because Amanda Phelan is also a dancer. Her refined and thoughtful relationship with movement and kinetics informs just about everything she does.

Of particular note: her radical knitwear of course, and the way it’s presented. For Amanda, it’s not about typical runway parades but narrative, riveting dance performances that express an entire world of style and emotion.

CLICK FOR PHELAN’S S/S ’16 DANCE/FASHION PRESENTATION

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The Weekend Guide: April 22-24

Tom Hiddleston stars in The Night Manager on AMCSEE: The Night Manager on AMC and online
Travel the world on an epic espionage assignment crafted by legendary spy novelist John le Carré. Tom Hiddleston stars as Jonathan Pine, a hotel manager recruited to thwart an international arms dealer played by the suavely villainous Hugh Laurie. Visually, the six-part series is stunning, whisking viewers off to exotic locales. But the cast and plot of this adaptation will be the true cause of your binge-watching.

READ: Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much by Faith Salie
A kind of self-help book that reads like a comedic monologue, Approval Junkie explores the hilarious lengths one woman will go to gain admiration and affection. Salie’s book isn’t a sad sack’s memoir but a humorous and vulnerable work by an accomplished TV (CBS News) and radio host (NPR), one plagued by perfectionism and a relatable if sometimes perverse need for validation.

GET: Miu Miusic at the App Store
Miu Miu’s app is an image-driven music service curated by DJ Frédéric Sanchez that takes listeners through kaleidoscopic graphics of fashion. Select a song and design theme, then perfect your runway walk to pics of Miu Miu styles.

READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP? READ MORE

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For Earth Day, we reached out to Maaji Swimwear CEO Miguel Piedrahita. The executive was keen to talk about his company’s greening efforts in Colombia, where they’re located in Medellin, Antioquia. Planting an Ocean of Trees is a program coordinated by Maaji to offset the environmental impact of manufacturing. And they are more than compensating for their practices. To date they have planted more than 82,000 trees in rural areas of the Colombian departments of Antioquia, Boyaca and Tolima. Piedrahita himself has planted 3,000 of them.

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“Our company is owned by two sisters and was founded 10 years ago,” Piedrahita explains. “This program is one which the founders decided to plant trees to reduce the impact of our manufacturing process. Now we have planted 82,000 trees, all planted in Colombia in an area surrounded by nature.” Part of the project includes protecting watersheds in Colombian areas where water potential has been impacted by regional violence.

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Maaji’s trees are planted in Colombian agricultural communities 

Surrounded by verdant forests (including the Amazon), rivers, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Colombia contains some of the planet’s most beautiful landscapes and natural resources. It’s clear why a company set in such environs would feel protective about them.

AN ECO-CONSCIOUS BIKNI BRAND: READ MORE

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Now through May 22, Pop-In@Nordstrom is partnering with the much-loved skin care brand Aesop, celebrating the simple virtues of our daily routines. In this blog series, we explore five skin care rituals with Aesop’s own Dr. Kate Forbes, general manager of products and research & development.

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The Silhouette of Morning

“Even a single hair casts its shadow.” Publilius Syrus

A ceremonial approach to the morning shave begins with:

  1. Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste 75mL
  2. Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum 60mL
  3. B&T Toner 100mL
  4. Moroccan Neroli Post Shave Lotion 60 mL

What is this ritual all about? We’ll get into that in a moment. First let’s meet Dr. Forbes and learn about Aesop in general.

Pop-In@Nordstrom / Aesop

CLICK HERE FOR THE Q&A

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Now until May 22, Pop-In@Nordstrom curator Olivia Kim celebrates the simple virtues of our daily routines with much-loved skin care company Aesop. Using a unique blend of both plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients of the highest quality and proven efficacy—particularly those with the greatest antioxidant properties—Aesop’s skin, hair and body care products intensely nourish the skin and restore the senses to a state of delighted calm. In line with their retail spaces, Aesop’s Pop-Ins are conceived with the intention of creating sanctuary through thoughtful design.

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CLICK HERE FOR POP-IN / AESOP INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS

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Lancome Juicy Shakers available at Nordstrom.Think back. How many Lip Smacker flavors did you hoard in the front pocket of your JanSport? Like, a lot, right? Before you wander too far down that path back to Lisa Frank and your favorite Trapper Keepers, we’d like to introduce you to the grown-up (but kid at heart) Lancôme Juicy Shakers. Available in 20 pretty shades—each with its own flavor—these are as fun to collect as all that school-days lip balm, only pulling one of these adorable cocktail-shaker-shaped beauties out of your handbag won’t damage your cred while you’re adulting.

JUICE UP YOUR LIFE AND WATCH LISA ELDRIDGE SHARE HER FAVORITES

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Coachella 2016 Street Style
Gimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets on the festival scene. Here are her photos to inspire your own rockin’ look and some wardrobe pieces to achieve the ensemble.

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United By Blue Stillwater board shortYou do your dance around the recycling bins—figuring out what counts as plastic, what is compostable and what is plain rubbish. You offset your carbon footprint by hoofing it to work.  You purchase eco-friendly cleaning products and scour your cosmetics bottles so that they can be recycled. You are an eco-warrior. But sometimes the daily battle just doesn’t feel like enough.

A number of designers and companies go beyond the standards of environmental sustainability to find creative ways to make their products earth-friendly. Here are just a few Nordstrom brands preserving the planet with their innovative practices. We are proud to support their ingenious efforts to keep it clean.

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Not only does the artisan jeweler look to nature to inspire her earthy, handcrafted creations, but Manning’s California studio is Green Certified. Her methods, too, include using recycled silver and gold sourced with the highest environmental standards. The stones on her jewelry are often upcycled from antique charms or made from alternative composites like refined ore from Michigan auto plants or raspberry nickel from former U.S. zipper factories. All the diamonds in her collection are conflict-free. Other stones are sourced using environmentally and socially responsible practices as well.

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