Luxury Lifestyle

Hostess with the mostess

August 23rd, 2012

 

  

 

    

 

 

If you’re looking for a unique hostess gift for your next party then look no further.  Bouchon Bakery and Laduree Patisserie have the most incredible macaroons.  They are colorful, sweet, delicate and luxurious.  Macaroons make a lovely alternative to flowers or a bottle of wine.  Both Bouchon and Laduree have locations in the USA as well as around the world.  Please visit their websites at www.laduree.fr/en/scene  and www.bouchonbakery.com

 

Aria electronic luxury

July 11th, 2012

 

 

Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas offers personalized electronic luxury in each guest room.

 

  • As you enter your room the curtains automatically open to reveal the Vegas strip through the floor to ceiling windows.
  • Next to the bed is a good night button that with a press turns off the television, music, lights, and shuts the drapes.
  • Connect your electronic device to the 42-inch LCD HDTV to stay connected to the world and control it all with the bedside touchscreen.
The rooms are sleek, modern and sexy without a cheesy Vegas feel.  Aria makes your visit so luxurious that you will never want to leave.

 

 

109 years of perfection

June 14th, 2012

 

Photo Courtesy of Krigler

 

Krigler is an American brand with European connections.  The fragrance house opened their doors in 1904 in St. Petersburg, Russia under the creation of Albert Krigler.  The company moved to Berlin, Germany because of riots in Russia.  Later, Albert added roots in France and eventually New York City were there is still a store location (in the Plaza Hotel) 109 years later.

 

Photo Courtesy of Krigler

 

Celebrities have never been a stranger to Krigler's scents.  The perfume #14 was worn by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Perfume #14 was also worn by Marlene Dietrich who gave it a more unisex feel.  Audrey Hepburn loved  English Promenade.  The name of the fragrance was inspired by the main street in Nice which is called Les Promenades des Anglais.  A favorite of  the legendary Grace Kelly was Chateau Krigler #12, and Coco Chanel adored Pleasure Gardenia.

 

The Krigler client is well versed in perfume.  They are often compared to wine connoisseurs in their desire to study and learn more about the complexities of perfume.  Krigler also makes custom perfumes with a price tag ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 per bottle.  Every detail is done from scratch.  To learn more about Krigler please visit their website www.krigler.com

 

Mikimoto

June 4th, 2012

 

 

 

Over a century ago, Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world's first cultured pearl. His quest for perfection and his love for these pure, lustrous gems of the sea were the guiding forces that built the house of Mikimoto. Today, Mikimoto is the foremost producer of the finest quality cultured pearls and a world leader in the design of exceptional jewelry. The Mikimoto name is synonymous with superior quality at every stage, from the selection of finest materials to expert workmanship to our customer service commitment. Each beautiful piece reflects supreme dedication, passion and care. For today's connoisseur of fine jewelry, Mikimoto combines timeless elegance with sophisticated, modern design. To own Mikimoto is a unique and luxurious pleasure. To wear Mikimoto is to reflect the purity of the ocean ... the mystery of creation ... and to know you are adorned with the finest cultured pearls in the world.

 

 

Mikimoto's first pearl boutique opened in Tokyo's fashionable shopping district, Ginza, in 1899. His exceptional gems created high demand and Mikimoto stores soon followed in London, Paris and other major cities. Mikimoto's passion and ceaseless dedication to pearls led to many exciting developments, and helped his nation prosper in the global arena. As an inventor, he enthusiastically exhibited his products and created many astounding displays that spread the renown of Mikimoto cultured pearls.

 

In 1910, a traditional Japanese fan and screen lavished with Mikimoto cultured pearls were the focal points of the Anglo-Japanese Fair in London. At the 1926 World's Fair, the Mikimoto Pagoda dazzled the public with over 12,000 pearls in a platinum setting. At the 1939 New York World's Fair, a pearl model of the Liberty Bell drew gasps from visitors.

3 times a lady

June 4th, 2012

 

For the lady that has everything.  The Cartier's Trinity ring is made up of three rings that simply signify your past, present and future together.

 

 

 

Encrusted with yellow, pink and white diamonds.

 

 

 

Traditional bands of rose, yellow and white gold.

Royal Luxury

May 8th, 2012

 

 

Royal Pedic mattresses are one of the most luxurious mattresses on the market.  They are made with the finest natural and hypoallergenic materials from around the world such as cotton from Belgium, untreated wool from France and long fiber non-treated cotton grown in America.  Natural materials are more effective in ventilating body heat. Royal Pedic does not use polyurethane since it has a very limited ability to support body weight over time.  Foam cells weaken and breakdown which over time causes indentations in the mattress resulting in poor back support.

 

Each Royal Pedic mattress is hand tufted which compresses it for incredible orthopedic back support.  Most other brands are not tufted and only secured around the edges of the mattress.

 

The Royal Pedic box springs provide 50% more coils in the center of the box spring for additional support were it is needed most.  Overall, the Royal Pedic box springs have 22% more coils than the industry standard.  More coils in the box springs result in the coils being closer together thus providing additional support for the mattress.

 

Royal Pedic mattresses cost between $3,000 and $12,000 compared to other brands which retail between $500 and $1,500.  There’s an elite group of people from Presidents of the US, celebrities, high-net-worth individuals, sports stars and royalty that have sleep on this luxurious mattress.  To learn more about Royal Pedic please visit their website www.royalpedic.com

 

The Benjamin Hotel

April 16th, 2012

 

The Benjamin is a luxury boutique hotel located in Midtown Manhattan, within a 10-minute walk of Grand Central Station and the Rockefeller Center, a 5-minute walk to spectacular shopping and mile from Central Park and Times Square.  The Benjamin offers spa services, guest rooms with kitchen facilities and an on-site restaurant.  The hotel features a 24-hour fitness center and a fully equipped business center.  After a busy day, guests can relax with a massage in the hotel's spa.  To learn more visit their website at The Benjamin Hotel.

 

Ah…Miraval

April 16th, 2012

 

Miraval Resort & Spa's is a welcoming retreat year round.  Top of line accommodations and a world renowned spa have led the readers of Travel & Leisure, SpaFinder and CondéNast to vote Miraval Resort & Spa the #1 spa in the world.  The Miraval Resort & Spa offers an array of spa services, outdoor activates and healthy cuisine for guests to enjoy.  There are 118 elegant casita-style rooms and suites that are comfortably decorated with earth tone colors to create a connection with the desert landscape and surrounding mountains.  To learn more about the resort and all the activates at your disposal please visit their website Miraval Resort & Spa.

 

For 60k, you better hear me!

April 16th, 2012

 

What do you get the person that has everything?  Well, the Danish company Aesir has created an 18k gold cell phone that retails for $60,700.  Buyers will be disappointed though to find out that the phone does "not" come with email, camera, GPS or games.  Aesir's target buyer for this luxury item is Moscow's wealthy elite and fashionistas.

 

Photo Courtesy of Aesir

Escape to Turtle Island

April 13th, 2012

 

 

Turtle Island is an all-inclusive, private island that accommodates only 14 couples at a time.  The island is home to the famed “blue lagoon”, wonderful tropical flowers, hiking trails, horseback riding, daily fresh fish, organic locally grown fruits and vegetables, and 14 private beaches.

 

This resort is a must for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of life.  It’s great for honeymooners, anniversary celebrations, or those wanting to slow down and decompress.  To learn more about the island and all that the resort offers please visit their website Turtle Island Fiji .