Designer, author, and philanthropist Charlotte Moss has long believed that flowers should not be reserved only for the rare occasion but instead are best deployed in everyday living. Moss’ delightful new coffee table book Flowers by Charlotte Moss brings the garden indoors with inspiration for floral arrangements, container selection, and blossom placement throughout the house. Moss shares a decade’s documentation of floral concepts from an intimate and welcoming cluster of blooms on a guest room’s bedside table to lavish displays for holiday celebrations. The photography evidences the visceral pleasure flowers bring to us both indoors and outdoors. Readers will be fascinated as Moss describes the contributions of past tastemakers including Gloria Vanderbilt, Pauline de Rothschild, Bunny Mellon, and C. Z. Guest who all shared a deep passion for all things related to flowers. Calling all green thumbs … your garden awaits. Charlotte Moss Flowers by Charlotte Moss, © Rizzoli New York, 2021, rizzoliusa.com.
PARADOSI IN BLUE
In May, Vivid Art Gallery will feature the works of Winnetka- based artist Patricia Markos Dolan with a solo show, Paradosi (Tradition). The show explores the artist’s relationship to water, particularly the Aegean Sea where she spent summers as a child, through her Pelagos (Open/Infinite Sea) series of oil paintings. The result is a conversation with color—stormy, soft, serene—capturing not only the rhythm of the sea but memory, emotion, and energy. Paradosi will be on view at Vivid Art Gallery from May 7 through June 1. For more information visit, vividartgallery.net, patriciamdolan.com, or follow Dolan @patriciamarkosdolan on Instagram.
CLEAN CONSCIOUS SKINCARE
Immunocologie is a clean skincare line that nourishes skin from the outside in. The plant-and mineral-based products are meticulously crafted from ethically sourced, sustainable ingredients from around the globe. They are free of artificial ingredients, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, formaldehyde, fragrance, and color. With Immunocologie, all skin types are safely and effectively nourished and balanced, resulting in healthy, bright, radiant skin. The company integrates science and technology with sustainable principles and a social responsibility mindset to create masterful products that produce incomparable results. Spring is the season for beautifully clean skin. Products are sold exclusively through Midwest Brand Ambassador Holly Mordini. For more information, visit immunocologie.com/ref=hmordini.