Style & culture: the five things you’ll love this week

29 June 2022
By Fashion Quarterly

Read on for the five things you'll want to admire, covet, and support this week.

Travel: Mory Sacko at Louis Vuitton

If you’re one of the lucky few escaping the drizzly winter weather and making haste for the sunny south of France, there’s one reservation you need to make immediately. Mory Sacko at Louis Vuitton restaurant has just opened its doors at White 1921 Hôtel in the bustling heart of the coastal town of Saint Tropez. At the helm is the restaurant’s namesake, the famed Michelin-starred chef Mory Sacko. 

To bring Louis Vuitton’s spirit of the art of travel to life, Sacko has created a wanderlust-inspired seasonal menu infused with African and Japanese influences and, of course, a touch of French cuisine. Unsurprisingly, you’ll be dining in style, as Monogram flowers and specially redesigned Louis Vuitton furniture and design objects from the Objets Nomades collection surround you.

Visit Mory Sacko at Louis Vuitton, Place des Lices, White 1921 Hôtel, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France. 

Covet: Diptyque's La Droguerie

Sprucing up your abode is about to get a whole lot more glamorous. Don’t believe us? Diptyque, the Parisian purveyor of luxe, one-of-a-kind fragrances, has just launched La Droguerie: an exquisite collection of eco-friendly household products. Cleaning will never be the same again — it might now be enjoyable — as the collection features a must-have assortment of household essentials with subtle yet delightful scents. There’s a surface cleaner, dish soap, and leather and wood care lotion, to list a few of the products that are available exclusively at Mecca.  

Naturally, each of the La Droguerie products are rather eye-catching. Each has been crafted with the planet in mind with refillable, easily recyclable glass bottles and 99 per cent natural or natural origin ingredients.

Discover La Droguerie by Diptique at meccabeauty.co.nz

Applaud: Bassike becomes a certified B Corporation

One of our favourite basics labels, Bassike, has just gotten even better now that it has become B Corp certified. After undergoing a comprehensive third-party audit with guidance from strategy consultancy The Growth Activists, Bassike proved their commitment to running a responsible business with respect for the community, local industry and planet.

The sought-after certification means the business meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability, and balancing profit and purpose.

Discover Bassike’s responsible business values at bassike.com

Support: Dove Hospice & Wellness x Karen Walker

Returning today till Sunday or while stocks last, Karen Walker is hosting a mini pop-up in its Newmarket store, offering an eclectic edit of one-of-a-kind pre-loved knits (think sweaters, cardigans, blankets, and accessories) for adults and children. 

Supporting Dove Hospice & Wellness, the money raised will help to provide holistic care and support to individuals with life-threatening illnesses. The cause is close to designer Karen Walker’s heart, who was touched with the care and gratitude Dove Hospice took with her mother’s precious wardrobe after her passing in 2016. 

Visit Karen Walker Newmarket at 6 Balm Street, Auckland. 

Indulge: French patisserie Javalab

There’s a decadent new spot in Auckland central — Javalab at SO/Auckland’s cabinet is overflowing with contemporary French treats like eclairs, macaroons, and freshly baked croissants alongside traditional savouries. 

Located on the corner of Customs and Gore streets, this indulgent offering provides a chic escape from the city hustle and bustle. 

Discover Javalab at so-auckland.com

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