• Stain Tuned with Orlebar Brown!


    Orlebar Brown has teamed up with one of the world's most in demand tattoo artists, Saira Hunjan. Known for her intricate tribal chic creations, Saira has established herself as a one-of-a-kind in her field. Take a look at her in action - the collaboration may be in-store at Babalu by the time you read this.

  • The Atomized Fury of Askew

    See what Valerie Vitale, perfume critic and talented Contributing Editor for Cafleurebon has to say about Askew, the Ode to Fury by perfume house Humiecki & Graef.

    humieckiandgraef_askew Askew by Humiecki & Graef - Ode to Fury


      Inspired by the destructive energy charged force out of which something new is created.

    Vetiver, a classic ingredient in many men’s fragrances, was first “destroyed” and then reassembled, together with birch bark tar, Guatamalen cardamom, soft leather, ginger, Egyptian mimosa and grapefruit.

  • Carner Barcelona: A family affair

    A story about tradition, craftmanship, quality and passion.

    Narrated by Sara and Joaquim Carner this short film takes us through the fascinating history of the Carner Barcelona brand and the magical world of perfume making.


  • Hello Duckie!

    We love rubber duckies and this duck has a positive attitude and message. Sail on Mr. duckie, we accept you too!

    The World's Largest Inflatable Rubber Duck Sails Into Hong Kong The World's Largest Inflatable Rubber Duck Sails Into Hong Kong.

    Created by artist  Florentijin Hofman, the Rubber Duck aims to be a happiness-inducing sculpture that “gives people a break from their daily routines”.

    Read the full article:  The World's Largest Inflatable Rubber Duck Sails Into Hong Kong | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • Berlin Spin

    Berlin is happening, and it's happening now.  Affordable by European standards (and Miami for that matter!) this city is easy to navigate and definitely worth a spin-through. Check it out, get dizzy!

    Here are some of our favorite shopping stops.

    • ANDREAS MURKUDIS - this expansive concept store offers one of the most exciting hard-to-get brand selections we've seen in a long time and it is definitely one of our favorites. Fashion, jewelry, fragrances and art,  and it's all here and painstakingly hand-picked. Check out the mind-blowing selection of modern interpretation Nymphemburg porcelain.
      Andreas Murkudis: Postdamer Straße 81E, 10785 Berlin

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    • WHEADON COSMETICS - The brain-child of Nicole Wheadon, this minimalist and beautifully designed gem offers a unique selection of organic, eco-friendly beauty products and a carefully selected range of hard-to-find fragrances. But that's not all - book yourself in for a late-night make-over. The basement salon is open well into the night to primp you up just before you hit the scene. Isn't that exactly when you need it?
      Wheadon Cosmetics: Steinstraße 17, Berlin, D-10119
    • BREATHE -  Possibly the most elevated perfume presence we visited in Berlin, just a stone's throw away from the Lux-11, the KBG-office-turned-hotel place where we stayed. With an outstanding selection of niche fragrances and very, very knowledgeable staff it is simply a must.
      Breathe Cosmetics: Rosa-Luxemburg-straße 28, 10178 Berlin
    • QUARTIER 206 - You haven't experienced deluxe untill you visit Quartier 206. Smack in the middle of the shopping district, it stands way above the rest with an artfully crafted selection of the most desirable griffes in the world. Northern Europe's answer to Club 21.  Must check the flower shop at ground level.
      Quartier 206:Friederichstraße 71, DE-10117 Berlin Mitte

    To cap off an evening finale, head to the Hilton for a drink at the lobby bar, if nothing else only to enjoy the revolving doors' amazing spinning flower arrangement: we are still recovering from the sheer majesty of it all!

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    Catch a glimple of the elusive Forida Panther.

    "Wild Things" by our friend Gustavo Novoa is an exibition dedicated to the Florida Panther. Honoring the 2013 Palm Beach Zoo Gala is on show at the Wally Findlay Palm Beach Gallery.

    gustavo novoa - seven drifting trumpets Seven Drifting Trumpets (detail) by Gustavo Novoa. 36x48 inches, Acrylic on Canvas.

    The  "Wild Thing" exhibition ends on January 20, 2013, but Gustavo Novoa paintings are shown permanently and exclusively at the Wally Findlay Galleries.

    Gustavo Novoa Gustavo Novoa

    Gustavo Novoa was born in Santiago, Chile. His extrordinary works have been collected by an enormous spectrum of admirers including Andy Warhol, George W. Bush and H.R.H. Prince Charles of England.

  • David LaChapelle Speaks Babalu!

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    Helluva photographer David LaChapelle and auteur of the award-winning, hip-hop Krump-umentary Rize, mad libs for Babalu in this hilarious video shot by cyn. zarco. We love you, too, David!

    Keep up - lachapellestudio.com

    Current solo exhibitions:

    LA til Nov 5: "Negative Currency" & "Recollections in America," Opening Reception Sept 27 - Prism Gallery, 8746 W. Sunset Blvd.

    LA til Nov 27: "The Cult of Beauty," The Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Ave. of the Stars #10

    NY til Sep 30: "From Darkness to Light," Lever House, 390 Park Avenue

    MONTREAL til Oct 2: "The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier : From Street to The Stars,”

    Montreal Museum Of Fine Art, Quebec

    "Shoppin'..."; "David,Fergie,Paris..." ©2011 cyn.zarco

  • The Art of Socks

    When Benjamin Vergnion launched Etiquette Clothiers in New York City in 2011, who knew he would start a knitwear revolution from knee to toe - even for tots! See this inspired video created by Etiquette.  Keep it coming - show us how you do it!

  • Happy 11:11 everyone!

    Happy 11:11 everyone! We're blowing pink Babalu bubbles all day long! Muah!!!