The WeWOOD watch is more than just a stylish timepiece—it's sportif gone eco-chic. This handsome piece, crafted of mostly scrap maple wood, with state-of-the-art Miyota movements, defines sophisticated sensibility. And the company plants a tree for every purchase. More than 300,000 have been planted since 2011—nice touch. Carats Fine Jewelry & Watches, $110
"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life."—Bill Cunningham, New York Times street fashion photographer
My latest obsession: the Simple Brew Loose Leaf Tea Pot by Rishi Tea. This is the easiest way ever to brew. The glass pot makes the perfect cuppa time after time, and the built-in strainer keeps all of the tea in the pot for future infusions. Perq Coffee Bar, $24
Upgrade your fella's travel gear with this hip doppel bag by local company Wurkin' Stiffs, known for creating accessories for the modern gent. It's 100 percent silicone and leak resistant, so no need to worry about spills. And it's finished with a vivid zipper in your choice of blue, green or red. wurkinstiffs.com, $45
Shoko Kubota of Sarasota's Shoko Skincare is known for her youthful spirit and modern sensibility. Lovin' her here in this floor-length Helmut Lang dress with reveal-and-conceal detail coupled with a textured Dolce & Gabbana jacket. Shoko punctuates the outfit with a high-impact Lanvin necklace and snow-white Gianvito Rossi heels.
Don't be powerless! The Mighty Purse is a chic leather wristlet with a hidden built-in high-capacity phone charger. You'll get two full charges before needing to recharge the battery. It's functional and fashionable, with credit card and coin pockets, whether you're working from a favorite café or jet setting to a new city. Treat Boutique, $100
This article appears in the May 2014 issue of Sarasota Magazine. Like what you read? Click here to subscribe.