• Mr Essentialist ♥’s Moonrise Kingdom

    Mr Essentialist adored Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. Set on the fictional island of New Penzance, the film perfectly captures a quirky 1960s mood. Alexander McQueen boots, Ray-Ban Clubmasters and a Richard James tie are enchantingly vintage-inspired. *Click here to view the Moonrise Kingdom trailer.

  • Napa

    Mr Essentialist visited Napa – the wine capital of California! A stunningly scenic valley filled with numerous chateau’s, Napa is like no other. Enjoy the valley by slipping into Bottega Veneta and sipping on Schramsberg Brut, available at Dean and Deluca.

  • Auckland

    Mr Essentialist recently visited Auckland, New Zealand. Browse the Auckland Art Gallery’s Goldie paintings, shop at World NZ and Untouched World, and wrap-up in Michael Bastian and Borsalino.

  • Mr Essentialist: Santa Cruz

    Mr Essentialist reports from Santa Cruz, where the surf’s always up. Enjoy true rest and recovery by walking on the beach, wearing James Perse sweaters and Lanvin sneakers. To create the ultimate stylish mood burn a Diptyque candle, preferably on a yacht. Yeah, life’s good.

  • California Luck

    Mr Essentialist travels to Santa Barbara, taking 101 South wearing Loro Piana and VBH. In Montecito be sure to eat at Lucky’s, wearing Burberry, YSL and Oliver Peoples. No trip is complete without a visit to Summerland Antiques.