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Voyage et Cie: Melanie Apple Fields Interview

  Voyage et Cie is the ultimate luxury blend of travel, design, and scents. Each original fragrance is created by Melanie Apple Fields, handmade, 100% natural vegetable blend, and will transport you on a journey.   We asked Melanie about her story behind the label, her creative process, and how she names each candle.  Ryland: What is the story behind the label? And the naming of each candle?   Melanie: Originally, I am from Montreal, moved to Los Angeles, spent most of my summers in the South of France, and spent almost nine years studying and living in Paris. My parents loved traveling and we traveled a lot, Hawaii, Mexico, everywhere.  As far back as I can remember I always loved fragrance.  Los...

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Two Year Anniversary

Ryland Life Equipment was started two years ago with the idea of bringing a sophisticated take on a modern-day men’s store. There was a void in the marketplace for curated mens’ boutiques in a place where women have so many options but men do not. On this idea, I wanted to bring in a product that had an interesting story and providence.  Our first year was a whirlwind and we have so many friends, team members, brand partners and customers to be thankful for. When we approached our one year anniversary we were faced with very tough challenges and decisions for any business, let alone a small business. The novel virus forced us to temporarily shut our doors for an...

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19-69 x Ryland Life Equipment Collaboration: Sag Harbor Fragrance

19-69 x Ryland Life Equipment Sag Harbor Fragrance  19-69 and Ryland Life Equipment have teamed up for a limited-edition collaboration, releasing the fragrance “Sag Harbor”, named after the scenic Hamptons town where the luxury lifestyle boutique is based. The scent truly captures the essence of the historic waterfront town, with notes of saffron, black pepper, cumin and myrrh absolute. Johan Bergelin, the founder of 19-69, said, “Located by the beach and with its picturesque surroundings, I have always felt at home in Sag Harbor. The village was a haven for African-American residents during the 1950s and 1960s when America was very segregated, which is an important element in the history of the village. This background is the roots of the sophisticated...

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland - Sag Harbor Edition

As many of us hunker down with precaution it is helpful to remember to take walks, get fresh air, and exercise. What better way to do so than by strolling the beautiful village of Sag Harbor and enjoying the delightfully cheerful Holiday decorations. We spent some time walking the quaint streets of our Village and snapping pictures of all the decor. We wanted to share our discoveries with you. We hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying the Holiday season. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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Interview: De Bonne Facture Designer Déborah Neuberg

De Bonne Facture was created by Déborah Neuberg with one goal in mind: A wardrobe of men's essentials meeting the craftsmanship of hand-picked ateliers in France. Ryland asks Déborah Neuberg, founder of De Bonne Facture what it’s like developing this cool, French cult brand. How did you make the leap to being a fashion designer? Designing has always been my aspiration, but unfortunately I didn't go through formal training. So I started working in fashion and learning alongside designers. When I decided to start my own line, at first people in the industry advised me to work with a trained designer, because they said I couldn't be one myself. When I tried and saw that the result was very far from...

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