Welcome to August, friends! If you’re anything like us, you might find yourself wondering how the heck that happened. Fortunately, Reese Witherspoon and friends outlined it perfectly. This year is an absolutely mess and we hope you’re doing whatever you need to stay happy and hopeful.

This week, we finally saw the reveal of Victoria’s apartment! For those who are new to Rue, Victoria is our talented Market Editor. She and her husband recently renovated their home in Madrid, and the result is absolutely exquisite. She’ll be sharing all of her design decisions in the coming weeks, but don’t miss details on the bathroom renovation (including some crazy “before” pictures) here.

Here’s what else we loved this week:

— Credo Beauty, the leaders of the pack when it comes to clean beauty, just announced a clean beauty makeup collection! Their new line, exa, includes a skin-smoothing primer and foundation that boasts 43 shades, making it the most shade-inclusive foundation range in clean beauty. BONUS: exa packaging is designed to be as eco-as-possible – all materials were chosen based on both how the material is sourced and how it can be responsibly discarded.  

— Though we all wish the pandemic was over, it’s definitely not. Keep hand sanitizer handy with Love Dirty! It keeps your hands cleansed without compromising your skin. We love to keep an air-free dispenser at the front door + one on our desks.

MacArthur Place, our favorite hotel in Sonoma, is expanding their “artist in residency” program by partnering up with Tappan Collective. Kicking off on August 9, LA-based visual artist Cheryl Humphreys will call the hotel home, while using her unique paper and pressure technique to create exclusive artwork for the hotel and spa, inspired entirely by the property and its Sonoma locale.

Naked Rebellion, an inclusive nude shade brassière line, just launched face masks! These comfy masks come in 8 nude shades and black, and are 100% silk lined for clear skin… no more maskne!

— How cute is this little bar trolley by Dims? We love the new color: Adobe Red. It pairs perfectly with an Aperol Spritz, don’t you think?

— We are supporting a great initiative out of Seattle: #designerscometogether. Humble Design is a fantastic non-profit that helps those who are transitioning out of homelessness. They use donated household goods and furniture, and bring in talented interior designers and volunteers to transform empty spaces into welcoming homes for families who are transitioning from shelters into housing. You can donate here.

Image originally published here.