The French-speaking island of St. Barth’s – or to be precise, Saint Barthélemy – has long been a glamorous year-end playground and the destination of choice for the owners of mega-yachts, the fashion industry elite, entertainers, athletes and their entourages. The Leeward Islands tropical paradise is the stuff of dreams. But the fall 2017 hurricane season was brutal, with a string of named storms wreaking havoc on many parts of the Caribbean, including this lovely island. What’s the situation there now? We have the latest update.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and spring is due to arrive next month. So here at Dandelion Chandelier, we’re thinking flowers. When we travel the globe, one of the things we love the most is the incredible floral displays that we see at 5-star hotels and chic restaurants the world over. For example, at the iconic Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair in London, when you enter you’re greeted not only by friendly and attentive staff, but also by breathtakingly beautiful floral centerpieces. Larger-than-life arrangements such as these are a significant contribution to the luxuriousness of a grand hotel or a tony fine dining establishment. So if you’re looking to purchase an Instagram-worthy bouquet like the ones created by McQueens at Claridge’s, we’ve got you covered. Our intrepid researchers have sussed out some of the most exquisite florists and floral artists in New York, Paris, London and Hong Kong. These visionaries are relied upon by luxury hotels, glamorous fashion houses and celebrities alike. From award winning designs to impeccable service, here is where you can find the most …
Want a tip that’s sure to impress your beloved on Valentine’s Day? Cancel the dinner reservation at that ultra-luxurious, buzzed-about restaurant that you worked so hard to secure. It’s not going to deliver what you hope in terms of true luxury, and there are better and more meaningful things to do! So say all of the sophisticated restaurant insiders that we’ve spoken to about this pressing matter. If you have a reservation, we suggest you cancel it. And if you don’t have one, don’t stress over it: there are many more luxurious things to do on Valentine’s Day – you can save that lovely dinner at a magical restaurant for some other day.
February 16, 2018 marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog on the lunar calendar, and the world’s luxury houses are responding with capsule collections of dog-themed gift items that might appeal to canine parents the world over, in addition to those actually celebrating Chinese New Year (CNY). Which raises an interesting question: who are these collections actually for, especially this year?
Dandelion Chandelier’s Luxury Dish is an occasional series featuring original recipes and their origin stories from our Luminaries, Fireflies, friends, families, and team of far-flung correspondents. They’re guaranteed to add sparkle to any menu.