RESEARCH EDITOR

As a research editor at Robb Report, Christina Garofalo covers men’s style and topics including watches, travel, and dining on the web. She is also a contributing writer at First We Feast, a website dedicated to popular food culture, and the editorial manager for Serendipity Labs coworking spaces. Her passion projects include a screenplay and a collection of poems that recently received honorable mention from HotStreet.org. In her spare time, she is eating her way through Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with two roommates and a signed photo of Scully and Mulder. Christina graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in English and art. 

Cire Trudon’s Exceptional Handmade Candles

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cire Trudon—the 370-year-old Parisian maker of opulent candles for the royal court at Versailles—has created a $160 box set of three of its top-selling scents (Prolétaire, Ernesto, and Abd El Kader), called Odeurs Révolutionnaires. The three 3.5-ounce candles have notes of rose, grapefruit, clove, and jasmine and are sold […]

Unfading Flowers on a Valentine’s Day Handbag

Nancy Gonzalez—the Colombian handbag designer known for her wide selection of precious-skin bags and accessories—has devised a welcome Valentine’s Day alternative to traditional red roses. She has adorned this decadent red crocodile clutch with a bouquet of playful, hand-sewn crocodile bougainvillea bracts. The bag is available by special order for $3,150 at Bergdorf Goodman. (888.774.2424, […]

A Parisian Artisan Elevates the Umbrella

Fabergé pendants, ostrich feathers, and pearly shagreen leathers are among the materials used by Michel Heurtault to create his new line of custom umbrellas and parasols. Indeed, the Parisian designer and artisan—who recently received the Maître d’art honor for his highly skilled work—believes that an umbrella is not just an item of utility but an […]

FrontRunners: On the Mark

A collaboration between one of the United States’ oldest men’s clothiers and a nearly 500-year-old Italian firearms maker has yielded the Brooks Brothers and Beretta Cordura Jacket (www.brooksbrothers.com; http://www.berettausa.com), a high-performance field jacket. The jacket has a cotton shell and an interior lined with Brooks Brothers’ signature tartan. It is available in navy or green […]

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