All posts tagged: HOLIDAYS

A Luxurious Vibrant Jewelry Garden of Earthly Delights

In the rarified sphere of high jewelry, the highest possible level is bespoke pieces, custom-made for individual clients. Like haute couture, haute joaillerie items are made to order and crafted by hand, with intense collaboration and interaction between the jewelry designer and the client. The items are heirloom quality and — like royal jewels – each one has a story behind it. If you’re operating at this price point, you have the option of working with one of the storied European jewelry houses: Asprey, Bulgari, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpel, Graff, Cartier, Chanel and Dior all offer haute joaillerie designs that are essentially custom-made. An alternative that many sophisticated clients turn to is working directly with an artist who is classically trained in one of these maisons, but now creating work on their own. The advantage of that approach is that you are intimately involved in every step of the process, and you’ll receive highly personalized attention from a skilled artisan. You’ll also be the owner of a piece that is truly one-of-a-kind, created …

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:

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.

How to Take a Luxury Insider Holiday-Shopping Trip

If you haven’t already, it’s time to start your holiday shopping. What’s that, you say? Not feeling it this year? We’ve got just the remedy for those who need to find wonderful holiday gifts but have no desire to hit the mall, the avenue or the Internet. Why not do your holiday shopping in Italy this year? In case you think starting your holiday shopping in October is a nutty idea, let’s look at some facts. According to the National Retail Federation, in 2016 U.S. consumers reported that they began shopping for the holiday season at the following times: 41.4% during the month of November; 12.2% before September, 6.5% in September and 21.9% in October. See? Some people may already be done!

How to Find the Ultimate Luxury Bespoke Gifts This Year

Searching for the perfect holiday present? Our Dandelion Chandelier holiday luxury gift-giving series showcases truly special products and experiences that will delight your beloved. We’re sharing incredible items and experiences that you can purchase 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. Looking for a knock-out gift this holiday season? Why not bestow a one-of-a-kind item that is precisely tailored to the personality, experiences or aesthetic of your loved one? As part of our holiday gift-giving series, we’re sharing ideas for special hand-crafted items that require prior planning and consultation. That means you’ll need to start the process now. If you do, you’ll have the fun of knowing that no one else in the world has exactly the same thing as your gift recipient. Now that’s some serious luxury. Here’s our Dandelion Chandelier list of artisanal bespoke gift ideas that are sure …