The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It’s guaranteed to be illuminating. Our 2017 Luminaries are incredible people, and as part of our holiday gifting series, we wanted to give them a big shout-out. If you’re looking for brilliant presents, look no further than this list of experiences, art, food, drink and amazing reads created by this stellar group. In addition, our Luminaries are sharing charitable organizations or causes about which they care deeply that would benefit greatly from your generosity and help radiate more light in the world. For a luminous holiday, you’ve come to right place.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s just became a lot more fun. This autumn, the 180-year old jeweler unveiled a redesign of the fourth floor of its iconic flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Its dedicated to accessories, tabletop and home décor items, and if you haven’t stopped by, you really should. It’s a new era for the iconic retailer, and just in the nick of time.
Can a global luxury company have a heart? Especially in the middle of the holiday shopping season? In the case of Valentino, the answer is an emphatic yes. On a clear balmy Manhattan night, illuminated by a nearly-full moon, hundreds of holiday lights, and brightly-lit store windows, we set out for the Valentino flagship store on Fifth Avenue for an event celebrating the launch of the maison’s holiday collaboration with Christy Turlington Burns to benefit her charity Every Mother Counts. #everymomcounts
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. Discount or full price? Bikini or Birkin? Self-gifting or selflessness? The joy of luxury shopping in December is that you don’t have to choose. It’s all out there, and you just need to get focused. We know how hard it can be to juggle the demands of a month like this. Many people are simultaneously trying to shop for others, suss out a few things for themselves, pack for a trip at the year-end break, and maintain a sense of perspective and a budget in the midst of endless glittering temptations. Fear not. We feel you, and we’ve got some insider tips from our cosmopolitan team of far-flung correspondents about what’s really worth having on your list this month. We’ve scoured the web, the mall, and the avenue, and we’ve pared it all down …
Amidst all the glitter and sparkle of the holiday season, it’s important to know whether the brands we’re supporting with our purchases are in turn doing something meaningful to support the communities in which they do business. It’s a relevant question all year long, but particularly at the year-end holidays. Many local charities rely on donations garnered at this time of year to support their programs all year long. While you may be making a number of charitable contributions on your own, here at Dandelion Chandelier we thought that you might also want to know what some of the leading global luxury brands and retailers are doing to lend a hand to those in need right now. Here’s a sample of the philanthropic activity underway in the luxury sphere for holiday 2017: