Mike and I actually grew up minutes from one another, we later found out. We went to the same high school, but we didn’t really meet until our first year at university about 10 years ago. Actually, we had one exchange in high school in our maths class – Mike came up to me and said, “I like your style,” and that was the end of it until we were formally introduced by a mutual friend.
Lapis Facial Oil is named for the precious blue oil it contains, Blue Tansy. This oil holds a component called Azulene which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial that aids in reducing redness and clarifying the complexion. Formulated for combination, oily, and blemish-prone skin types or any skin in need of relief from inflammation.
We’re an unconventional German couple who wanted to escape from the daily routine, and made our dream to travel the world come true with a three and a half-month trip from Nepal to New Zealand, Fiji and Canada. The trip was a chance to focus on ourselves, have time to think about future plans and finally, to enjoy our wedding.
We grew up in the same small village near Frankfurt and since we are nearly the same age we went to the same kindergarten and school, though there was no close connection back then. We didn’t see each other again until New Year’s Eve in 2005. We became a couple not long after that and have lived together almost since the first week.
Van Cleef & Arpels Ambre Imperial Eau de Parfum at Simon James – From the House of Van Cleef & Arpels’ couture perfumery collection, this rare, luxurious scent is inspired by a dreamlike journey through the Orient, with opulent amber, vanilla, roasted tonka bean notes completed with the fresh zing of pink pepper and bergamot.
Illustration by Sarah Larnach