Could a $1,500 facial ever be worth it? We’d have to say yes, given the winter we’re having. Blizzards, the bomb genesis, the daily headlines – yikes! If ever there was a moment for some skin pampering, this is it. Between the bitter cold, biting wind, and dry heat blasting indoors, winter wreaks havoc on our skin. So there’s no better time than now for some well-deserved rejuvenation. We’ve already shared our list of the secret skincare products of the well-to-do. But what if you don’t want to DIY it? Well, dear reader, there are plenty of trained professionals who’d be happy to help. From iconic hotel spas to celebrity favorites, we’ve rounded up ten of the world’s best luxury facial treatments. Repeat after us: spring is coming.
One of the laments about winter that we hear every year is about the number it does on our skin. Dryness, redness, itchiness — you know what we’re talking about. You can seek relief from any number of luxury skincare brands like La Mer, Sisley Paris, Natura Bisse and La Prairie. They’re endorsed by countless celebrities, heavily supported with brand advertising, and prominently displayed in luxury department stores the world over. But what if we told you that there was a secret world of luxury skincare that only dermatologists and ultra-high end facialists (and their well-heeled clients) know about? And what if we told you that our beauty insiders tell us that these products work even better than the brands we just mentioned? Care to hear more? Recently, we got the inside scoop on some of these under-the-radar (and crazy-expensive) luxury skincare products. From cleansing and exfoliating to moisturizing and masks, we’re sharing the insider’s top picks across various skincare categories. Watch your back, winter. We’re coming for you.
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar for Fashion and Design highlights the most important events in the world of auctions, antiques, art fairs, gallery shows, design shows, fashion and beauty around the globe in February 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. And don’t forget to check out our list of the best luxury items to shop for in the month of February.
The luxury fragrance world is always a lovely place in which to spend some time, especially on a gray day. The bottles look like jewels, and when they’re arranged with an expert eye, they’re absolutely magical (we’re looking at you, Roja and House of Silage). Recently, our Dandelion Chandelier Style Council sniffed around a bit in Manhattan to see what’s new in ultra-luxury fragrance. What we saw was transporting, and made us feel that spring cannot possibly be far away. There are fresh bouquets of new floral fragrances, plus new collections based on personal characteristics to which we all aspire – and also a wildly sexy new offering from a historically staid British perfume house. And a fowl way to freshen your home with a chic floral fragrance. Perhaps our reward for sticking to our new year’s resolutions should be a bottle of one of these.
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Shopping List is our monthly overview of the essential items to have on your acquisition radar right now – what they are, and where to get them. We’ve done the scouting so you don’t have to. The key word in luxury shopping in January for many people is SALE (or soldes). In New York and London, the luxury department stores and powerhouse luxury brands have already put everything from fall-winter on deep discount (think 75% off). January 10 is the start of the sale season in Paris (it’s always the second Wednesday in January). If you’ve been stalking anything all season that’s totally fabulous but was priced well out of reach, this is your last chance to swoop in and grab it. We just got a note from one of our favorite sales associates that a dress we longed for that was originally priced at $19,000 is now down to $6,000; another has dropped from $11,000 to $3,300. Not cheap, but a whole lot more affordable – and they’re available …