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TWIST: This Week in Sports Talk October 15, 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 Sunday 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 jam-packed. The coming week will see the continuation of the MLB post-season, the NBA pre-season, and the NHL regular season. Plus there have been college football and NFL games all weekend. So you have plenty of options for showing how high your sports IQ is.

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How To Find the Best Luxury Halloween Treats this Year

Halloween is drawing near, and you know what that means: treats! Parties! Goofy costumes! Jack-o-lanterns! What’s not to love? If you’re as psyched as we are about the holiday, and you’re either throwing a party, going to one, or just looking to kick your Halloween game up a notch, here are 5 luxurious Halloween treats that would be perfect ways to indulge this year. Whether it’s a host or hostess gift, a party favor or an indulgent sweet for yourself, here’s what the luxury class will have in its treat bags this All Hallows Eve — and your inner Charlie Bucket would surely consider any one of these a golden ticket:

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The Best Holiday Gift Could Be the Trip of a Lifetime

Searching for the perfect holiday gift? Our Dandelion Chandelier holiday luxury gift-giving series showcases truly special products and experiences that will delight your beloved. And you can purchase them right now! That way, when the holiday season actually arrives, you can go to parties, drink eggnog, look cute and be generally just totally chill. Sound like a dream? If you want to kick it like that this year, read on.

It’s been proven through numerous studies that the happiness quotient of a wonderful experience trumps the joy that one receives from even the most incredible object or item of clothing. If you want to put this concept to the test this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of travel experiences that should tip the scales of delight into overload for your gift recipient – and if you’re lucky enough to be invited along, perhaps for you, too.

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See Luxury in a New Light with: Sharon Khazzam

The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Lounge is a place to hang out, pour yourself something to drink, and listen in on a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents that will help all of us see luxury in a new light.

Award winning jewelry designer Sharon Khazzam is a star in the world of haute joaillerie. She was the sole in-house jewelry designer for Asprey for eight years. With Asprey’s support, in 1993 Sharon launched her eponymous collection, which reflects her tastes as an artist and also her expertise with gemstones. You can find her one-of-a-kind collection of earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces at Barneys New York, Isetan and Mitsukoshi in Tokyo, and Ylang 23 in Dallas. Or you can work directly with her to create a bespoke piece, choosing stones that speak to you, and seeing the design and the final product come to life in her studio.

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