Pure Picks: Cara Polites Ferro

From the best hostess gifts to delicate jewelry, the owner of Sag Harbor and Palm Beach’s beloved Via Coquina unveils her lifestyle must-haves for a stylish summer.
“For me, summer is synonymous with happy colors—sun-drenched Mediterranean shores and the sparkling blue Aegean,” says Cara Polites Ferro. Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Photo Concierge


“Rose Desgranges parfum is my new obsession. Not your typical rose, it is light and wearable, and oh-so-French. Originally designed in 1958, the perfume used to require a trip to Paris’ Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. I am so excited to share it at Via Coquina.” Rose Desgranges eau de parfum 50 ml, $128, viacoquina.com
“Jewelry from Greek designer Ilias Lalaounis is the epitome of timeless elegance. I adore this pair of shell-inspired drop earrings for summer. They are truly modern heirlooms.” Lalaounis 22K gold spiral drop earrings, price upon request, viacoquina.com
“What could be more summery than this fish pendant from Italian twin sisters and jewelry designers Grazia and Marica Vozza? The combination of resin and gemstones is so unique.” Grazia and Marica Vozza little fish necklace, $2,200, viacoquina.com
“Hand-crafted and whimsical, the giant matchbox is my go-to hostess gift. I love the retro British designs.” The Inseparables giant matchbox, $75, viacoquina.com
“French artist François Gangemi’s paintings are like a dose of serotonin—so happy and cheerful.” Painting by François Gangemi, price upon request, viacoquina.com