Agam Darshi is an award-winning actress, writer, director, and producer. Born in England and raised all over Canada, she currently lives in LA. You can catch her in a lead role in Funny Boy, based on Shyam Selvadurai’s best-selling novel, on Netflix.
As an activist for race equality in media, Agam cofounded the International South Asian Film Festival, now in its eighth year. The festival works to break stereotypes and expand North American views on South Asian culture. We talked to Agam about her go-to happy things.
1. Anything from Hunter & Hare
I love recycled fashion. And Hunter & Hare, a women’s consignment store in Vancouver, has such beautiful pieces. They really curate their store very thoughtfully, and they have one-of-a-kind pieces at reasonable prices.
2. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
I love all things Elizabeth Gilbert, and I particularly love this book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. In it Elizabeth explores creativity and the idea that our genius is not something we can take pride in but rather an external energy, and that the key to a creative, bountiful life is following our own curiosity.
3. Laurentian Chief Sheepskin High Cuff Slippers
My mother-in-law gave me these Banff Trading Post slippers as a gift and I take them with me everywhere, especially when I travel. They’re warm, beautiful, and will last me forever.
4. Treatment from The Skin Girls
This is my go-to skin rescue clinic. I love The Skin Girls. They do face and body (prices vary) and are such pros. Especially after you’ve been on a makeup heavy shoot, you need to give your face some TLC.
5. Sony Headphones
These Sony headphones are perfect for traveling, going for walks, sitting in cafes, and more. The sound is great, and they’re more comfortable than earbuds.
6. Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer Duo
This mascara from Honest is the best mascara ever. My lashes look longer and fuller, and it’s clean beauty. I mean, come on.
7. Cloudventure Waterproof Trail Running Shoe
The lack of open gyms these (COVID-19) days means more outdoor running for me. I bought these shoes back in the summer, and they are the best running shoes I’ve ever had. They’re waterproof, comfy, and they look great.
8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is the book I turn to when I need comfort and to feel like life is good. The world is so specific, and the character of Jo March was one who I completely identified with—she’s headstrong, creative, and wants to go out into the world and make a difference. She is my favorite protagonist to this day.
9. Jake’s House by Henry Rose
I love this perfume from Henry Rose. It’s light, androgynous, and best of all it’s as clean as possible. All hail, Michelle Pfeiffer.
A version of this article originally appeared in Sixtysix Issue 05 with the headline “Feel-Good Finds.” Subscribe today.