Boston

Fall Fabulous with Loro Piana

After a summer full of bare what you dare fashions, turning to the more modest fall wear requires lush fabrics and stunning styles to make sure autumn feels cozy and never stifling. For such styles with classic flair and rich supple textures, visit Loro Piana on Newbury Street between Arlington and Berkeley Streets in Boston. Read More

Boston

Hallelujah! Langham’s Chocolate Bar Returns!

Imagine visiting Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory, but within a much more refined and elegant setting. It is a reality that can once again be recognized as the Langham Hotel re-opens its Chocolate Bar for the 21st season, offering one of the most wonderfully indulgent weekend delights in the city. The banquet of chocolate officially returns to the Langham’s Café Fleuri on Saturday, September 12th from 11am-3pm, and continues every Saturday through June 26th. Read More

Boston

Art beCAUSE Gala Set for October

The fall is a season of galas, balls, fundraisers and parties galore. Here is the first one you should be sure to add to your agenda: The Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation 8th Annual Gala. The evening is being dubbed “The Art of Fantasy: Imagine a World Without Cancer” and takes place on Thursday, October 14th at The Castle at Park Plaza. Read More

Boston

Feeling Fine: Hair and Wine at Salon Acote

Many enjoy a nice wine pairing. Myself, I am quite happy to pair a nice wine with a self-indulgent pampering session. And while a bubble bath at home with a glass of red is always welcome, having someone else caring for me while I sip away my cares is even better. And the best place to indulge those desires in puritan Boston (they hold their liquor licenses very tightly around these parts) is Salon Acote. Read More

Chicago

Law of Attraction: H&M Delivers a New High-Fashion Collaboration

Designer collaborations of a high/low orientation have been all the rage for a while now. The shopping public waits with bated breath for news of who the next partner will be at retail giants like H&M, Target and Top Shop, which have been at the helm of this movement. They bring highly designed to the masses at an affordable price point. This morning H&M unveiled the next designer collaboration in what has been an exciting series of exclusive collections for them. Lanvin, the Parisian powerhouse considered on of the most influential brands of the 21st century, will create an exclusive collection of both womenswear and menswear that will sell in around 200 H&M stores beginning Nov. 20. Read More

Chicago

A Sprinkle of Gold

Gold leaf has been used in liqueur dating back to European countries as early as the 16th century. In recent history, gold leaf can be found in a variety of dishes, namely desserts, in continents all over the world. Though this cuisine trend is nothing innovative, a company is taking the concept to the next level. German based Aureapassion has created a line of sugar, salt, pepper, liqueur, and even bath salts, all gilded in shining gold. Read More

Chicago

2011 Bentley Mulsanne – Road Test

Enjoying a picturesque view of Central California’s rocky coastline, the Bentley faithful were gathered on an elegant patio of Pebble Beach’s Inn at Spanish Bay, huddled around wood fires and enjoying heartwarming spirits. In attendance three weeks ago for the annual Concours d’Elegance, the well-heeled crowd was acclimating to the charming environs when their attention was beckoned by the tinkle of a wine glass. Read More

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