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Love Blue? 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 posh for posterity. We’ve explored red, pink and purple — now its time for moody blue.

If you had to choose just one color for your holiday gifts, why not blue? It’s actually a bit of a no-brainer. Everyone looks great in blue. It’s the number-one favorite color in nearly every Western country. And people report that they perceive blue as signaling trustworthiness (that’s probably why so many bank logos employ a great deal of blue). In short: it’s a very safe bet. It’s hard to screw up. So if you’re feeling risk-adverse this year, any one of these is basically the foundation of a fail-safe holiday gifting plan.

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Love Purple? 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 be revered as a style icon in the years to come (and who doesn’t want that?) We’ve explored red and pink; now its purple’s turn to take the mic.

What could be a more ideal choice for the holidays than the color purple? It has so many layers of meaning and you can have so much fun with it! After all, purple is a rather naughty color: purple language is commonly understood to be profane, shocking, or at least a bit ribald. It’s the color of the risqué and things that are a little bit wicked. It’s the color of wine, witches and Bacchus; of revelry, salaciousness and excess. It’s juicy and fruity and sexy and it smells wonderful. One could say that it’s the perfect color for wild holiday abandon.

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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 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 thriving – it’s the hue of wellness and well-being. And is there anyone who doesn’t love pink peonies? And pink sunsets? Pink is preppy and fresh – its Nantucket reds, headbands and cotton candy. And it’s fun: who wouldn’t want to be tickled pink at this time of year? It can be elegant but not overly serious – think rosé and pink sparkling wine, the perfect accompaniments for a swanky festive night on the town. It can also be naughty – we’re thinking lingerie and Georgia O’Keefe. The color pink can be hyper-girly – yet it can be sported with confidence by anyone who’s fully in touch with their feminine side. Feather boas, floral bouquets, cupcakes, sandy beaches and diamonds all look great in pink. So whether you call it fuchsia, dahlia, blush, magenta, rose, salmon or coral, should you choose to bestow a gift in this hue, we have no doubt that the recipient will be flushed with joy.

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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, and we can’t wait to see her back on the court.

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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. The red carpet is reserved for people of power and influence. Red was THE color this fall, and some people still can’t get enough of it (we count ourselves among these people). So whether you call it scarlet, crimson, poppy, or Cabernet, there’s a red gift out there’s perfect for everyone on your list. Just be careful: gifts of red have been known to provoke passionate responses.

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