Selected by Amanda Chantal Bacon:
Easy Pieces with ‘Exquisite Simplicity’
Born and raised in New York, Amanda Chantal Bacon was lured by produce to California. “That’s where the fruits and vegetables were,” says the chef-turned-food-editor-turned-entrepreneur behind Los Angeles-based Moon Juice, which she founded in 2012. Helming the flourishing purveyor of cold-pressed juices, nut milks, and “cosmic provisions” keeps Bacon, the mother of a young son, busy, but she made time to visit The Line’s new West Coast home and select some favorite things.
Guided by a belief in “simplicity as the exquisite,” Bacon favors pieces such as a copper watering can (“as pleasing to my eye as it is to my thirsty indoor plants”), a hand-carved wooden spoon (“perfect for spooning a big pot of chai into mugs”), and ceramic vessels that will artfully shield herbs and other potion supplies from the sun. She is already a “superfan” of jewelry designer Kathleen Whitaker, whose “beautiful gold structures bring an element of architecture to the face.” And a gleaming Sylvain Le Hen hairpin is her secret to bringing “a clean dazzle” to a top knot or a more adventurous “frontier bun”—an upswept style of her own creation that is “very covered wagon, headed west on a dusty trail, in ruffled lace.”
For more modern modes of transportation, Bacon reaches for an Agnes Baddoo tote (“I use this size for weekend trips and carry-on luggage”) and sleek slip-ons from Woman by Common Projects (“brilliant for sliding through TSA”) or NewbarK’s shearling sandals (the cozy sheepskin makes them “an obvious and emphatic ‘yes!’”). Her final choice of Hunter wellies is accompanied by a bit of wishful thinking. “We all pray for rain this winter in California,” says Bacon. “I also welcome the miraculous rainy days that can be spent in these boots with a cozy sweater.”