Month: December 2017

Love Pink? Here are the Best Luxury Holiday Gifts

The Dandelion Chandelier Holiday Hues Gift Guide is a series of curated lists of all-of-a-color luxury items and experiences for those who love a particular hue – or whose gift recipients do. It’s an easier way to shop (your eye can focus on just one shade in the visual cacophony). And when the presents are open, everything looks great together! What could be better for your holiday Instagram photos? Color-coding is clearly the way to go if you want to look chic for posterity. We’ve explored the world of red; now we’re on to perfect pink gifts. Dreaming of a pink holiday this year? Who could blame you? Pink is universally flattering – we dare you to find a way not to look good in it. In fact, it’s hard to find anything unlikable about pink — it’s basically the color of fun. It’s totally on-trend – millennial pink, anyone? A person in the pink of condition is performing at the highest possible level; they’re in their prime. Flowers that are pink are blooming and …

TWIST: This Week in Sports Talk December 10, 2017

You don’t love professional sports, but your livelihood and/or personal happiness depends upon your being able to converse intelligently about it. It’s a common dilemma with a simple solution: you need to learn a new language. You need to learn how to talk sports. And we’re here to help! The TWIST is our weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what’s happened on the field, on the court and on the ice. Every weekend you’ll find the three (and only three) things you need to know this coming week to speak cogently about professional sports with the boss, the gang at the office, your barber, your barista, your secret crush, or your in-laws. Do the TWIST every week and we promise you’ll know how to talk about sports like a champion. This week’s edition of TWIST: This Week in Sports Talk is dedicated to the G.O.A.T. (that would be Greatest of All Time), tennis player Serena Williams, who announced that she’ll be playing in the upcoming Australian Open; it will be her first tournament as a mom, …

Love Red? Here are the Best Luxury Holiday Gifts

The Dandelion Chandelier Holiday Hues Gift Guide is a series of curated lists of all-of-a-color luxury items and experiences for those who love a particular hue – or whose gift recipients do. It’s an easier way to shop (your eye can focus on just one shade in the visual cacophony). And when the presents are open, everything looks great together! What could be better for your holiday Instagram photos? Color-coding is clearly the way to go if you want to look pulled-together for posterity. First up? Well, of course, we begin with red. Sure, red is the obvious color for Christmas gifts. Some might even say it’s basic. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. And it also doesn’t mean that as a giver, you have to be obvious, or trite, or even twee. Red gifts can be given at the highest levels of originality, elegance and authority. You just have to look in the right place. After all, red is the signature color of iconic luxury brands like Baccarat, Cartier, Valentino and Ferrari. …

Where are the Best Holiday Store Windows This Year?

So much holiday dazzle, so little time. If you’re visiting New York City, or you’re a citizen of Greater Gotham who loves the holidays but has very little leisure time, where’s the best place to go to see the most beautiful, humorous, sparkling, and memorable holiday store windows this year? No worries – we here at Dandelion Chandelier have braved the sidewalks full of people, the chilly night air and the fragrance of roasting chestnuts – smartphone in hand – to find the best of the retail displays this year. If you have only a little time for holiday tradition, here are the stops in midtown that are guaranteed to bring a micro-burst of joy.

Can Photography Be a Tool for Social Justice?

Does art have the power to change the world? Can it be a means to advance positive social change? The historical record is well-established — the answer is an emphatic yes. Think Vietnam War-era protest songs, photos and videos of the civil rights marches, provocative feminist performance art, and the AIDS Quilt. These works touched the soul of the nation, and moved people to act with an urgency that well-reasoned speeches and newspaper articles couldn’t always achieve. We recently had the opportunity to meet an artist who is demonstrating the impact that photography can have in the difficult and ongoing work of social justice. Her name is Lynn Savarese, and her story is incredible.