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For Californians, Extremely Delightful Turkish Delights
Now that cannabis is legal for medical and recreational use in multiple states, people who might have previously enjoyed haphazard homemade edibles can partake in more artisanal offerings — like Turkish-delight-style jellies from the California-based brand Rose Los Angeles. The brand’s in-house pastry chef, Adam Becker, has developed rose-hibiscus, Autumn Flame peach and Buddha’s Hand varieties made with seasonal ingredients, sometimes sourcing produce from Frog Hollow Farm, which supplies to powerhouse restaurants including Chez Panisse. (The candies are also vegan and gluten free.) The founders Scott Barry (who created the visual identities for the hip restaurants Sqirl and Onda), Nathan Cozzolino (who has experience on the operations side of the cannabis industry), Imelda Walavalkar and Tracy Anderson (of Pure Beauty, a supplier of pot buds) hope to create more than just a product that they’re proud to share with friends: Rose Los Angeles also functions as a sort of R&D flavor lab and plans to build out a closed-loop garden in Nevada City to grow its own weed and other plants for future infusions. From $25, roselosangeles.com.
A Celebration of Female Native American Artists
If you’re looking for a place to celebrate Women’s History Month, consider the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York, which is planning a handful of events highlighting inspiring talents in art and film, both old and new. In a talk tomorrow, the curator Rebecca Head Trautmann will discuss the work of three contemporary artists — Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Kay WalkingStick and Emmi Whitehorse — whose modernist paintings dig into the thorny history of the American landscape. The women are among 30 artists featured in “Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting,” the museum’s current exhibition of works that subvert stereotypes of Native American art. On Saturday, the museum will screen the award-winning film “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open” (2019), which tells the troubling story of a chance encounter between two indigenous women in Vancouver — an abused pregnant teen played by Violet Nelson, who will be on hand for a Q. and A., and a polished do-gooder played by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, who, along with Kathleen Hepburn, also wrote and directed the film. National Museum of the American Indian at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, 1 Bowling Green, New York; see more programming at americanindian.si.edu.
A Fold-Up Poncho for the Fashion Set
Packing for the marathon that is fashion week (which is actually a month) is always daunting, especially when the weather forecast promises multiple types of precipitation. But what makes cramming my worldly possessions into a single suitcase worth it is meeting exciting young designers, like the Paris-based Stephanie D’heygere, who created jewelry for Maison Margiela and Dior before starting her namesake accessories label in 2018. Her innovative pieces include silver hoop earrings featuring slim canisters that can hold flowers, rolled up bills or even cigarettes. Now, she has tried her hand at clothing: For a collaboration with Longchamp, D’heygere has come up with a travel-friendly nylon poncho inspired by the fashion house’s iconic Le Pliage tote; available in black, bright orange and khaki, it folds into a pouch and can be looped onto a belt. For someone who’s been running around in the rain in Paris for the last few days, this couldn’t have gone on sale at a better time. $370, ssense.com.
Surprisingly Humanoid Sculptural Ceramics
When the designer Jeremy Anderson, 44, was a kid growing up in suburban Minneapolis, his favorite toys were paper dolls, though he rarely played with them. “It wasn’t something little boys did,” he remembers. “It was this secret thing I loved.” Decades later, Anderson traces a link between that furtive interest and his heretofore behind-the-scenes ceramics practice, throwing chubby anthropomorphic vessels that he “dresses up” with hand-painted stripes and raised ridges that bend and vibrate to trippy effect. If you’re familiar with Anderson, it’s likely thanks to his more public-facing role as the co-founder of Apparatus, the modernist lighting and design studio he opened with his husband, Gabriel Hendifar, in 2012. Now, with Apparatus well established — it currently has more than 70 employees — Anderson will focus on his solo work. He’ll mark the shift this month with an exhibition of his ceramics at the firm’s Manhattan showroom. “I feel a deep connection to Apparatus,” he says, “but having this little thing that’s mine is really special.” “The Piccolo Parade” will be on view from March 13 to March 31 at Apparatus Studio, 124 West 30th Street, 4th floor, New York, apparatusstudio.com.
A Fortress for Rent on an Island Off the Coast of Tuscany
The coronavirus may be disrupting travel — in particular to Italy, among a few other countries — but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of the (hopefully imminent) day when the global bustle will resume. Sitting 500 feet above the sea, atop a cliff on Capraia, Italy, Forte San Giorgio is a restored 16th-century fortress built to house Genoan soldiers. It’s also the rare Italian monument in which you can now stay overnight, through the London-based villa-rental company the Thinking Traveller. An extensive renovation reconfigured the 37,000-square-foot structure into a (roomy) single-family home with 11 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, four main terraces and two pools spread across five buildings. “We wanted to make it contemporary while respecting the history,” says Hilary Riva, who purchased Forte San Giorgio with her husband and three sons in 2009. They added oak parquet floors and travertine countertops, as well as furnishings such as an Indian mahogany dining table, but left untouched the vaulted ceilings, which are covered with original frescoes, as well as a grand staircase rendered in volcanic stone. Guests can play badminton and drink cocktails made with figs and local Morello cherries (a small staff is included in the rate) or tour the rest of the island, which, in the off-season, has more wild goats than people. thethinkingtraveller.com.
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