Lily Kwong’s Gift Guide

Landscape artist whose mission is to reconnect people to nature, shares a list inspired by things that draw from the power of the plant world

Landscape artist Lily Kwong at her Moon Gates installation in Miami in 2019
Landscape artist Lily Kwong at her Moon Gates installation in Miami in 2019

You can follow Lily on Instagram @lily_kwong and see more of her work on her website www.studiolilykwong.com


An unexpected, soft shearling-lined footbed raises the bar on Lafayette 148 NY’s design-favorite Honore Slide. Crafted in Spain with softly sculpted, twisted nappa leather uppers, and a slip-on, slipper-like design, it’s the ultimate in laid-back luxury.

2.Roma Heirloom Tomato Candle

The essential oils in these candles were inspired by the verdant gardens at Flamingo Estate, who plants a tree for every product sold, and are an active member of 1% For the Planet.

3.2 Kit Subscription-Blue Oyster + Lion's Mane

Mushrooms are everywhere. They’re ubiquitous in the worlds of fashion, art, and technology. They’re taking over our social media feeds. Smallhold is helping us grow them in our own home.


Greek extra virgin olive oil from the island of Crete and CBD are infused to create an oil with an herbaceous aroma. It contains potent cannabinoids, botanicals, and phytonutrients. Eating along with your favorite things is a grounded way to add immune protection while toning your Endocannabinoid System.

5.The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

A philosophical and practical guide for the gardener who hopes to create a backyard garden in harmony with nature.

6.The Farmstand

The self-watering, self-fertilizing Farmstand makes it easy to grow your own food at home. After you select your Farmstand, the folks over at Lettuce Grow will help you choose what to grow.

7.Brass Candle Stands & Beeswax Candle Set / Kitchen Garden Herb Set

The Halden Garden Seed Set, perfect for gardeners and chefs.

Get 10% off your order with code HOTELLIFE

8.Mushrooms in the Middle: A Smallhold Cookbook

Also by Smallhold, this small cookbook is filled with mushroom recipes to tickle your creativity, fill your belly, and help bring mushrooms to the middle of your plate.

9.Active Botanical Serum

Active Botanical Serum is a luxurious face oil, formulated with 22 of the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals for nourishing and restorative moisture.

10.The Architecture of Trees

The Architecture of Trees is the result of over twenty years of dedicated study by landscape architects Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi.

Looking for more ways to give back with your purchases? Consider shopping the UNICEF Marketplace, or purchasing UNICEF’s 1,000 Pencils. One of the most basic yet crucial educational supplies, pencils can make a huge difference in children’s lives and give them hope for a brighter future.

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