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Eco-Friendly Products That Are Naturally Inspired

Nov 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The earth contains one trillion tons of wood, so it makes sense to use it. The technology boom that has dominated the last decade has drawn our interests away from the warm feel and look of wood, but this year it has been making a comeback in a variety of unique uses. Our good friends over at AHAlife are all over the trend, so we lumbered through their vast selection to bring you a few special items.... Read More

Model of Ralph Lauren's $40 Million Bugatti Among Holiday Offerings

Nov 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Models of automotive works of art from the incredible collection of Ralph Lauren are among the designer’s enticing holiday offerings this season. There are four limited edition models at 1:8 scale in all, priced at $9,500 apiece, including his $40 million 1938 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Coupé (above), his $25 million 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa and 1996 McLaren F1 LM.... Read More

Fragrance Fanatics Flocking to Avery Fine Perfumery in New Orleans

Nov 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The sights and sounds of New Orleans are often spoken highly of by travelers, but now visitors to The Crescent City can treat their noses to luxury as well. Avery Fine Perfumery has established itself as the premiere perfumer of the city, and people have been coming to this small boutique in search of hard-to-find fragrances.... Read More

Book Reviews | Martha Stewart Reveals Her Holiday Entertaining Secrets

Nov 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Way back in 1982, the Martha Stewart era began with a book titled simply "Entertaining." Now a new book, "Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations" brings it all full circle. Martha's new book is far more lavish than the original book based on her experiences as a caterer. This book is a hardcover cookbook but is pretty enough to be a coffee table book. It is full of gorgeous photography and includes recipes, ideas for dining decor and menus that evoke some of the idyllic scenes Stewart has showcased in her magazine, on television shows and in her long series of books.

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Holiday 2011 Beauty

Nov 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Holiday is by far one of the most important seasons for top brands to exhibit their enticing, limited edition color collections during this crucial peak retail season. And in the highly competitive cosmetics industry, it is also a time for gorgeous color cosmetics. On offer are some of the most desirable and dazzling holiday collections that suit all levels of taste for beauty and sophistication.... Read More

Bang & Olufsen Reinvent 3D TV with the New BeoVision 4

Oct 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  2 Comments

Since their beginnings in the 1920s, Bang & Olufsen has pushed the boundaries of modern electronics, and their new line of plasma televisions continues this historic heritage. The BeoVision 4 comes loaded with many features you would expect only from the lair of a fictional superhero, to create a cinematic experience that your local theatre would be hard-pressed to match.... Read More

Vertu Launch Party | Hollywood Stars Try Out the New Constellation

Oct 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Vertu has long been the standard for luxury smartphones, and last night in Milan they held a launch party for their first touch-screen product, the Vertu Constellation. The party attracted several beaus and beauties from Hollywood to Milan's Palazzo Serbelloni, which was transformed into a surreal interpretation of outer space by Chinese architect Ma Yansong.... Read More

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2011 Features Bespoke Assouline Library

Oct 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Among Neiman Marcus’ fantasy Christmas gifts this year is a $125,000 bespoke library from French luxury publisher Assouline. Part of the famed retailer’s iconic Christmas Book, the library is a full-fledged installation including custom carpeting, objets d’art, and beautifully framed prints in addition to books.... Read More

American Express & Harrison Group Affluent Holiday Spending Forecast

Oct 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Most good research begins with a series of questions, and proceeds to answer those questions in a clarifying manner. Often, however, other ideas emerge, unexpected and deeply compelling. This research discovered, among other things, discovered some interesting views about gift giving in these economic times.... Read More

Chanel Jewelry Releases New Collection | Contrastes de Chanel

Oct 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The line of fine jewelry from Chanel long ago established itself as one of elegance and class, and their newest collection furthers the embodiment. Contrastes will be the youngest addition to their offerings, and the line follows its definition by being at once fluid and structured. Bold black, soft white, and rainbow of colorful hues is found harmoniously paired together on many of the pieces, making them as versatile as they are beautiful.... Read More

Rémy Martin XO and La Maison du Chocolat Limited Edition Gift Box

Oct 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Two famed French brands, Rémy Martin and La Maison du Chocolat, have created a new limited edition gift box for lovers of both fine cognac and chocolate. Called "Mysteries of the Angels," only 250 of the exclusive sets will be available for sale worldwide this fall at select locations including Harrods in the UK.... Read More

Exclusive: Cases for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S by Brikk to Benefit Charity

Oct 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Christine Kirk  |  1 Comment

Luxury design company Brikk recently launched a collection of limited edition high-end iPhone cases, profits from which will be converted to metric tons of rice to be donated to benefit those in need around the world.... Read More

Delicate Raymond Jewelry Makes the Perfect Personalized Gift

Oct 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As the holidays and special occasions draw near, new pieces from Delicate Raymond Jewelry make the perfect personal gift. Founded in 2005 by Portland, Oregon jewelry designer Michelle Zimmerman, the pretty, delicate pieces in silver and 14 karat gold chains with semi precious stones, pearls, and crystals draw on her family heritage of creativity and her own world travels.... Read More

Choclatique's Adorable Chocolate Donuts

Sep 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard  |  1 Comment

Love doughnuts and chocolate? The two come together in Choclatique's new Designer Donuts. The adorable ring-shaped treats are actually handmade miniature chocolates that look and taste like real doughnuts and come in just about every favorite doughnut flavor you can imagine. Choclatique’s Designer Donuts are around about 60 calories each, much less than your average doughnut.... Read More

Gourmet Chocolate | Indulgent and Heart Healthy

Sep 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond  |  1 Comment

Put your fork down. Back away from the wine glass. If there were ever a time to indulge in chocolate, it would be now. US News and World Report just published some info that even your cardiologist would approve of. Seven independent studies involving 114,000 people demonstrated that those who ate chocolate at least once a week lowered their risk of heart disease by 37 percent, their risk of diabetes by 31 percent, and their risk of stroke by 29 percent, compared to those who ate little or no chocolate at all. Even more encouraging, the researchers found no distinction between dark or milk chocolate varieties.... Read More

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