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Who says rain boots have to be dull? It’s gray enough outside without you adding to the gloom. Add some color and humour to your day with the brand-new tokidoki rain boots from one of our fave designers, Simone Legno. Available for women and children in wonderful designs, such as the Discoteca style, pictured here.
Fabulous fashion, glittery models, golden bubbly …yes, that can only mean it’s Fashion Week in NYC. Our fave show so far has to the Vivienne Tam show, showcasing her colorful Spring line. Famous for her designs that blends Asian & Western Cultures, Tam calls dubs it “China Chic.” And you know what they say, if you have to ask the price….
Just as Picasso had his blue period, Lori Leavitt is having her chunky period, as evidenced by her latest rings and necklaces. Leavitt is noted for vintage-inspired pieces that have a slightly contemporary bent. The sterling silver Picasso ring features a Jasper set in 10 karat gold. FYI: A Jasper signifies “spotted stone” in French and is believed to bring confidence to those who wear it. Go ahead, take one for a whirl.
Sit through the salad course at a dinner party thrown by San Francisco’s elite and the conversation inevitably turns to beauty (interior design is discussed over dessert). This is how we heard about Illuminata, owned by esthetician Cynthia Quan. Mellow and sage (not to mention a master masseuse), Quan offers European facials that cater to a hurried crowd, as well as those who love to linger. This time of year, when the heat makes our sweat glands work overtime, clients adore the back treatment which includes cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extractions, mask and a rub down. Two consecutive treatments in one month and you’re on your way to wearing that LBD that bares all.
You know that we have a knack for all things fine and precious. But right now, after seeing what has happened in Java, we need to take a break from consumerism and shopping therapy for a moment and think about how we can help. We like smaller organizations vs the big slow corporations because they tend to be much more effective. Our favorite one is Fortunate Blessings – they have most recently been included in American Express’ list of preferred charitable groups – and they are putting together a trauma team as we speak and if you feel that they are the right group, you can donate whatever you think is appropriate via PayPal right here. Just enter their email address: java at fortunateblessings dot org.
We’ve tried many candles, but D.L. & Company‘s just might be the very best money can buy. Douglas Little creates wonderful candles that radiate lush, opulent fragrance that’s never overpowering. That is, if you can even bring yourself to light them. Each candle is exquisitely packaged in large Victorian hatboxes, the candle held in a handcrafted glass vessel, nestled in the finest Burmese silk. Mysterious, dramatic and alluring, the seductive scents keep us coming back for more.
Benefits Cosmetics’ new lusciously scented Hollywood Glow Body Lustre is just the thing to get glowing skin from head to toe. Smooth this lightly fragranced body balm all over and achieve a subtle rose gold shimmer that enhances your own skin tone. Not only does it make your skin look radiant, but it will make you look and smell irresistible too.
Egypt, Portugal, and…Morocco, of course. So many places to travel, so little time? With this pretty and functional purse, you’re sure to feel the hot Moroccan sunshine glow upon your skin. Gorgeous gold embossing adorns this double frame soft pink leather purse. Handmade and one-of-a-kind, each one is slightly different but sure to enhance your craving to buy other delectable goods from far away lands.
Via Oh Joy!