In honour of my 40th birthday this month, I'm sharing my ultimate wish list—and giving five of you a chance to win a new VITA candle from Vancouver Candle Co! —Noa Nichol
light my fire. Like a moth to a flame, I can't help but loving the Vancouver Candle Co.'s new VI-TA candle—it bears the name of my favourite publication, after all! Hand-poured in Vancouver using premium soy wax, cotton wicks and perfume-grade fragrance oils, we've teamed up with VCC to give away five of these beauties to five lucky winners! Happy birthday indeed! Visit us on Instagram to find out how to enter!
birthday bag. Launched in 1997, the Fendi Baguette has become a handbag icon, carried, cov-eted and collected by women the world over. Small, simple and designed to be carried under the arm like the French loaf from which it takes its name, some iteration (there have been more than 1,000 styles produced) of this classic is an easy add to my birthday wish list.
stunning skin. Aging gracefully appeals to me—but so does doing what I can to maintain a healthy glow. La Prairie's new Platinum Rare Cellular Life Lotion ($850) may be considered la crème de la crème of skin products, boasting powerful detoxifying and life-infusing ingredients, hydrating actives and an anti-wrinkle firming peptide combined with platinum.
suits me fine. Not because I have to, but because I want to, I am, this year, trading in my bikinis for a one-piece swimsuit. And the transition couldn't be made easier thank to Londrė's bestselling Minimalist in limited-edition fiesta red ($135). Comfy, double lined and low cover-age with the most flattering ruched butt cut in the biz (and made ethically and sustainably out of recycled plastic in Vancouver, to boot).
licence to print. Leopard isn't a pattern I'm adopting at 40; it's a look I've loved since my teens. So, naturally, Marc Jacobs' Leopard Frost collection, with five lip shades ($38 each) and an "Eye-Conic" eyeshadow palette ($59), have landed on my wish list.