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.
We predicted that Gucci would be the force that brings the world together and changes the way we see ornamentation and embellishment for years to come. And now there’s further proof: Gucci is coming home with us – literally. Our smartphones started vibrating like crazy here at Dandelion Chandelier one morning last week. The email subject lines and texts were all pretty much the same: Gucci Décor has arrived! The exclusive new home collection designed by Alessandro Michele includes both furniture and decorative objects. It’s available in New York only at the Gucci flagship store and at Bergdorf’s – and online at Gucci.com. Just in time for New York Fashion Week. And for the upcoming holiday gift-giving season.
You’ve scored a coveted invitation to a family member or friend’s second home for a blissful summer weekend. You’re packed and ready to go, as is your travel companion, but you have one last vital task to complete before you roll: you need to buy a perfect gift for your host or hostess.
If sleep is the new elite status symbol, then how can we all get more of it? Does throwing money and/or technology at the problem help? Lots of brands would like us to believe that the answer is an emphatic yes. The world of luxury sleep aids is booming. And that’s part of the problem. Just try to make sense of it: every week there are new sleep gadgets to sort through, rediscovered ancient remedies, and new medical research reports – plus there are all those things your parents told you to do when you were a kid (hot milk, anyone?).
Awakening refreshed from a great night’s sleep on a consistent basis is the new luxury status symbol amongst the jet set. Sadly, like so many other desirable things in life, it can be hard to get. So how can one go about achieving sleep nirvana? The good news: there are lots of options out there. The bad news: they don’t come cheap.