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Guest Strategist Haul: What Audrey Gelman Bought in January

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Every month, the Strategist editors do their version of a haul blog, jibber-jabbering about their favorite purchases of the past four weeks. To get that same personality and taste insight (via receipts), we’re inviting interesting friends of Strat to run down their own buys. Kicking off our first ever Guest Strat Haul, the Wing co-founder Audrey Gelman on her purchases last month.

As part of my overall 2018 goal of feeling more like a grown-up, I purchased this handsome welcome mat for our house. Terrain is one of my favorite online stores for everything house and yard related and makes me feel like I live in Connecticut.

I learned about Harlem Candle Company at the Wing’s recent Small Business Saturday event featuring female-owned shops. Not only do the candles all smell incredible but they each have a story rooted in Harlem history. I now get hygge with the Holiday and Langston candles every weekend.

I got these Morihata charcoal toothbrushes at Coming Soon, one of my favorite female-owned small businesses; they sell a million great things, but I recently bought these to make my dental routine feel a little more dynamic.

I recently gave my bed a whole new look in an attempt to feel like a truly self-actualized adult. I can’t count the number of times I have thrown myself on a display bed at ABC Carpet adorned in one of these John Robshaw coverlets, and now, finally, I live in a display bed.

Terrazzo is in, have you heard?! For me, it always will be. When I close my eyes, I actually see terrazzo. So I eagerly smashed that “buy now” button when I found this delightful barrette from indie jewelry designer Surface Handmade.

Editor’s Note: This Surface Handmade Barrette is no longer available in Terrazzo, but there are other patterned barrettes on the Surface Handmade site.

I stan for Chanel generally but this is one of my favorite recent beauty inventions [editor’s note: Chanel is a beauty sponsor at the Wing.] The hand cream is rich but not sticky, has a clean, extremely subtle rose scent and the egg shape is a triumph of product design.

Pamela Card is my new favorite jewelry designer. She’s Canadian and everything she makes feels like it could have been uncovered in an archaeological dig of a Greek temple. I recommend everything on her website, and bonus, it is cool to get mail from Canada.