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Things Gentedimontagna Editors Want Right Now - Vol. 23

by Team Gentedimontagna
Jill Lovely leather babouche slippers from Jill Burrows.

I’ve got my eye on a pair of Moroccan babouches, which are handmade in Los Angeles by a third-generation shoemaker and his wife. Inspired by the traditional shape, this version has been slightly elongated and narrowed for a more contemporary, wearable style — ideal for sporting on the plane or padding down to the hotel bar. (From $128) - Berit, senior editor

The creator of the clever Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls just released a beautiful, haunting, emotional (compassionate/sad/fierce/joyful) collection of poetry reflecting the experiences of being a young Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America. ($11) - Jeralyn, editorial director

I am obsessed with the cruelty-free vegan "furs" and "leathers" that Kym Canter is designing at House of Fluff. I could buy a closetful, including this , but after trying everything on at her zero-waste boutique in NYC's East Village, I'm settling on this reversible car coat that's leopard on one side and black leather on the other. It looks and feels like the real thing, and the fit is amazing. ($950) - Pavia, CEO

Santa, if you're listening, this year I'd like a bike accessory that gives turn-by-turn navigation signals, tracks fitness goals, relays calls and text notification, and wards off would-be bike thieves with an anti-theft alarm. And has a high-powered night light to keep me safe when day trips go into overtime. ($149) – Daniel, editor

When two of your favorite brands collaborate you pay attention. Made with nontoxic ingredients, this sweet and herbaceous rose-scented eye serum comes in a travel-friendly roll-on applicator. Designed to protect and rejuvenate skin, it’s the perfect addition to my in-flight kit to fight jet lag-induced puffiness. ($42) - Berit

This terrific new independent travel magazine created by Alex Robertson Textor (who made our first-ever list) is beautiful valentine to the world. Featured are stories and photographs from Ukraine to Hong Kong, from Cuba to Philadelphia, from Sidon to "Oklahoma's panhandle-shaped heart." (£15) — Pavia

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