What we wear (or especially Sue wears) we tell you every day on social channels. But what ends up in our shopping cart when it's not just fashion? In our new category "Shopping List" we tell you:
Knuth: My purchase of the month is the chocolate from Léonie Corentin Chocolatier
What do you think a Spanish conquistador thought when a friendly Mayan handed him a cup of cacahuatl? "Give me more!" or "Holy Mother of God how can anyone drink this brown slop!" We'll never find out. But the conquistadors must have liked the cacao water, because they eventually brought cacao to Europe: it became a success story. Today, most people can't imagine life without cocoa; it's made into all sorts of chocolate snacks and cakes. In 2019, the per capita consumption of chocolate products in this country was 9.2 kilos, according to Statista. Only the Swiss ate more chocolate. In the future, I will buy some of my kilos from „Léonie Corentin Chocolatier“ one. The French have opened a small store in Hamburg Eppendorf (Eppendorfer Weg 266). Here, Léonie and her husband Corentin conjure up delicious nibbles from cocoa. The chocolates and chocolates are of the very best. I'm particularly taken with their 100% cocoa chocolate bar. A real happiness maker. Not bitter, not sour and no sugar. A perfect treat. Perhaps my best purchase of the month ever featured here on SoSUE:
Joana: My purchase of the month is the BIOEFFECT Imprinting Hydrogel Mask
The moisturizing fleece mask from BIOEFFECT works wonders: I generally always have dry skin, but it gets especially bad in the cold season. No matter how much I apply cream or use moisturizing serums, my skin unfortunately still quickly starts to get very dry. This is not only an unpleasant feeling but also very visible. Now I have discovered the Imprinting Hydrogel Face Mask from BIOEFFECT. It works wonders! No moisturizing mask has ever managed to provide the skin with such long-lasting moisture. You have a wonderfully soft and well-groomed complexion and feel very comfortable with your skin even in winter. An absolute recommendation for all who also struggle with very dry skin in winter! You can buy the mask, for example, at Douglas in the store or online at: BIOEFFECT Imprinting Hydrogel Mask Pack 150g - Gratis Lieferservice weltweit (lookfantastic.de). Available individually from €15.99 or in a pack of 6 from €74.95.
Purple shows The Future avoiding two obvious scenarios: the optimistic narrative of the 60s and 70s - which aimed to design the world of tomorrow based on progress, space age and new age - and the dystopian vision of the 80s with cyberpunk culture and artificial intelligence. Both visions are two sides of the same illusion: the future will either save us or destroy us. Being unpredictable, Purple doesn't see the future as a narrative or a destination, but simply as something that happens to us. For this issue, the team has cast creatives and several artists who truly embody the future: including trans philosopher Paul B. Preciado, Jon Rafman on cyberspace and gaming, non-binary artist Eliza Douglas, and Balenciaga's Miracle Demna. All of the featured artists and designers are bearers of the future and encourage us to open ourselves to new possibilities - because the future is now.
Sue: My purchase of the month is the Fusselrasierer von Steamery
Lint Bye Bye. I have a fable for knit sweaters and they come in every color and quality. Everyone knows the annoying porblem of linting wool sweaters. Even the finest wool pieces need a little love and care now and then. Pilling is an unavoidable fact of life for a fine wool garment, but The Steamery's Fabric Shaver is the perfect tool to deal with it.
Simply move the shaver over the surface of the fabric to remove pilling, and your sweater will be as good as new. Efficient, portable and easy to clean, Pilo is your sweater and wool coat's new best friend. And did I mention that using it is oddly satisfying?
Fancy more shopping tips? Next month it continues; Let's see what has landed in our shopping cart then!
*All articles are private recommendations and are not related to any cooperation.