Burgundy is the new Black

August 24th, 2012

 

 

Burgundy is the hot color for fall 2012.  The beautiful Merlo was seen on the runway in coats, suits, handbags, dresses, accessories, nail polish, and everything in between.

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

 

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

July 20th, 2012

 

Mirrors are a simple way to decorate a room.  They make small rooms look larger and allow for light to be reflected in larger rooms.  Mirrors also ease the decision making when you are unsure of what type of artwork to place on the wall.  When buying or framing a mirror consider the size of the mirror as well as the tone of the room were it will hang.

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

    

Lord of the Rings

July 17th, 2012

 

 

The Roberto Coin brand was introduced in 1996 in Vicenza, Italy.  Within six years the brand reached the upper echelons of the jewelry world, ranking third internationally and first in Italy.  The signature of Roberto Coin is the use of rubies and rubellite in almost every jewelry creation.  Ancient Egyptian legend holds that the when touching the skin the ruby is to bring its wearer health, happiness and good fortune throughout their lives.

 

Below are a few examples of his animal rings in gold and precious stones.

 

To learn more about Roberto Coin and view his designs please visit his website www.robertocoin.com

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

Photos courtesy of Roberto Coin

Pillow Toss

July 16th, 2012

 

 

Toss pillows are a great way to change a rooms look without spending a lot of money.  You can create a whole new feel by just swapping out a different pillow.  Another option is to have four different sets of pillows or pillow cases that represent the different seasons of the year.

 

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.

 

 

Ford takes on London

July 9th, 2012

 

Photo by Greg Kessler

 

Tom Ford is opening his first standalone store in London on Sloane Street.  The store located in the Knightsbridge neighborhood, will be close to 8,000 square feet.  Tom Ford's designs are also sold at Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

 

Breathtaking Versace

July 6th, 2012

 

Photographed by Kevin Tachman

 

This photo from the Versace Couture Fall 2012 show is stunning and sums up the beauty of a runway show.

Bourgeat est magnifique

June 30th, 2012

 

Bourgeat Copper Cookware is made in France.  These pans are handmade for the professional kitchen or culinary lover.  The solid copper, with a thickness of 2.5 mm is an excellent heat conductor.  The stainless steel interior facilitates cleaning and maintenance along with a riveted cast iron handle. .  These materials make the finest cookware available anywhere in the world.

 

Glacier right ahead

June 19th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian designer Brodie Neill's Glacier is a glass chaise lounge.  Its name comes from its resemblance to a solid piece of ice suspended in motion.  Glacier is handmade of molten clear glass that took close to 4 months to cool down into a solid shape.  This chaise lounge has a smooth finish with optically transparent glass that can easily be the main attraction in any room.  The lounge is limited in numbers and only ten such pieces are made worldwide.