Winnie Beattie

The boutique owner and surf-loving style connoisseur dishes on her aesthetic obsessions

Winnie Beattie, co-owner of New York City's Warm boutique.
Winnie Beattie, co-owner of New York City's Warm boutique.

Go where it’s warm.” That’s the motto behind Winnie Beattie’s downtown Manhattan concept store, Warm—a space that summons up a specific brand of carefree glamour. Beattie and her husband, photo agent Rob Magnotta, famously met in the waves off New York’s Montauk, and their brick-and-mortar collaboration feels like an extension of their sun-seeking lifestyle: photo books, perfume oils, Ibizan hippie dresses, and a men’s crew-neck sweatshirt with its own cult following. (The couple, who have three young boys, also stock a children’s section with tiny Vans and miniature Baja hoodies.) Beattie riffs on the influences—from feathered wall hangings to Wes Anderson’s stylized set designs—that help hone her impeccable eye. —Kaylei McGaw

1. Alexander McQueen “The lace dresses from the Fall 2014 runway presentation are a perfect mix of hippie goth and rock ’n’ roll pixie. If I weren’t already married, this would be the dress. I’m a sucker for anything white and lacy and vintage-inspired, but this is next-level!”

2. Gentl & Hyers “This husband-and-wife duo capture stunning photographs—still lifes, portraits, travel. Their way with light results in beautiful, moody images. We have one of their works in our bedroom: a sky lit up with fireworks.”

3. Honey and jam from Westwind Orchard “Not only are their products delicious and organic, but co-owners Fabio Chizzola and Laura Ferrara put great effort and care into everything they make. They both hold day jobs in the fashion industry and run this farm as well. I love that they’re rapidly turning their passion and curiosity into a legitimate brand.”

4. Her Father’s Rolex “My dad was a self-made success story, and when he retired he bought himself a gold Rolex. However, he thought the gold band was too flashy, so he replaced it with a leather band. When that band ripped, he had it sewn. You can still see the stitches. It means a lot to me to own it now, as it symbolizes his hard work and appreciation for simplicity.”

5. Tabula Rasa “We sell [Emily Diamandis’s] handmade, hand-dyed pillows and blankets at Warm, and I have several at home as well. I can’t resist the ones with palm fronds.”

Winnie Beattie

6. Wes Anderson “The townhouse in The Royal Tenenbaums is my ultimate dream home. The color, texture, wallpaper, hallways loaded with frames—every room is styled with the perfect amount of clutter. His environments are so warm, romantic, funny, and weird.”

7. Dream Catchers by Electric Love “My husband worked with our friends at Electric Love to make this custom design for my birthday. It’s crafted from dead-stock leather and feathers, hand-dyed, hand-painted, and hand-stitched to a piece of driftwood. It’s beautiful when we have the windows open and it moves in the breeze.”

8. Supreme skate shop “I love the whole culture of this [store] on Lafayette Street. The kids who hang out there have great style, and their energy and thirst for the brand are invigorating. At home we have a wall where my kids display stickers from surf and skate shops we visit; it’s a reminder of all the fun places we’ve been.”

9. The Inspired Home: Nests of Creatives (Rizzoli, 2014), written by Kim Ficaro and Todd Nickey; text by Mayer Rus and Sarah Sophie Flicker; photos by Ditte Isager. “[Ficaro and Nickey] really captured the details in the way people live. Not every home is huge and ornate; some moments are just minimally beautiful.”

10. Knives by Max Poglia “Gorgeously crafted utensils made from horn and bone [and available at Warm]. They’re as functional as they are beautiful, and whenever we entertain, our friends go crazy over how special they are.”

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