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TAVIK designer Jordan Rath. Images by @humblegiants.

Most men would agree: versatility is a good thing in a garment. To that end, TAVIK makes comfortable menswear that works perfectly for everyday chilling or—with updated cuffed trousers and button-up shirts—the new-school dress codes of the workplace.

You’ll notice a similarity to the off-duty surf aesthetic of designer brand Saturdays NYC, but TAVIK is doing its own thing—and has been making a better board short since 2004, when the company began in a garage in Laguna Beach, California. (Board shorts were stupidly long back then.)

To learn more about TAVIK’s history and what’s in store, we spoke with designer Jordan Rath, creative brand director Mark Powell and founder Erik Paulsen on the phone at their design space in the heart of Costa Mesa’s arts district.

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Behind the colorful, detailed menswear of London brand Dent de Man are the stories of designer Alexis Temomanin. We’re excited to be carrying exclusive-to-Nordstrom styles from Dent de Man in Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleilour sun/swim shop curated by Olivia Kimand spoke to Temomanin about his formative Ivory Coast childhood, entrée into the fashion world and being haunted by blue patterns.

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As a cofounder of the cult favorite brand Fresh, Lev Glazman knows a thing or two about what it takes to make a beauty product extra special. He and his wife, Alina, became pioneers in the early ’90s when they opened an apothecary shop focused on creating products that highlight the power of natural ingredients and time-honored rituals—all with an artisanal spirit. Today, Fresh has a dedicated following with new devotees every day. With good reason. Lev took some time to tell us all about his favorite products right now, the power of high-quality roses and the beauty tips he gives out most, including to his own daughters.

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Don’t call Emily Schuman a mommy blogger. Before giving birth to her adorable little one, daughter Sloan, she already had an established online following for her lifestyle and fashion blog, cupcakes and cashmere. Her online musings were so popular that she went on to launch a successful—and lovely—clothing line and pen several books about entertaining, decorating and living with style.

So we couldn’t think of a better lady to talk to about how to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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Do you have plans for Mother’s Day this year? What are they?

It’s only my second Mother’s Day as a mom, so to say that this is our tradition sounds a bit early, but it’s what we’ve done two years in a row. We go for a walk together and out for breakfast. We then spend the day as a family, and I treat myself to something on my own in the afternoon—like a mani/pedi or a massage.

Emily Schuman of Cupcakes & Cashmere with her daughter

Do you remember something really special you gave your mom on Mother’s Day?

As a kid, I remember always thinking that if I could just afford to buy her something, that would be what she really wanted. But the truth is, the gifts I made for her—whether it was a poem or a piece of art—were what meant the most.

What would be the best Mother’s Day gift your daughter could give you?

Something she made with me in mind. I can’t wait for her to be able to draw pictures that I can frame.

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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.

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With a lengthy list of celebs and notable clients known the world over, British-born Jenny Packham is a phenom in the fashion design world. Her bridal collections—available in our Wedding Suite—are forever sought after for their romantic blend of classic touches with a modern edge. Jenny spent some time telling us about her newest collection, her favorite things in the bridal world and must-see places required for any London itinerary worth its salt.

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Aerin Lauder, founder and creative director of AERIN and style and image director at Estée Lauder, spent some time sharing a peek into her perfumed world. A lover of art, travel and easy refinement, Aerin pours herself into her luxury lifestyle brand and believes that living beautifully should be effortless. See some of the ways she brings that philosophy to life.

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Matthew Christopher pretty much embodies the American Dream. After growing up in rural Iowa on a pig farm, Matthew swapped swine for sewing and moved to the Windy City to pursue his passion for design at school, subsequently making a splash on the NYC bridal scene. Now, with over a decade of owning and designing his eponymous couture label under his belt, Matthew Christopher has designed countless collections of gorgeous wedding gowns for brides around the globe—and he’s still going strong. We caught up with Christopher to get a peek inside his world.

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