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“Ahh, the wide almond groves in full white flower Stunning in the morning sun. Old naked Winter in his garb of grays and browns has run. Forsythia blooms come and go in the blink of a yellow Eye, Then, suddenly, mysteriously, Green erupts; and we sigh.” –  Michael P. Garofalo, Cuttings Luxury Moment Style Edit Oh how the coming of Spring awakens the soul. The appearance of flowers, fresh greenery and the bursting abundance that Spring brings. The sweet scent of flowers drifts on the spring breeze. The days get longer and the warm sunshine returns. Imagine the day is a quintessentially perfect spring experience, and you’re off to enjoy a fabulous spring lunch. Pictured from top to bottom, left to right: Fortnum & Mason Enchanted Bloom, 28 Stems: This beautiful bouquet is made up of a mix of pastel garden roses, hand-tied with mint, lavender flowers and Senecio. The…

To truly lounge, is an art. I’s not merely about sitting on the couch or finding something else to do until something else jolts you off your seat into action. Its about really disconnecting for a while with focused attention to relaxing and letting go of conscious thought. Imagine the end of the day, a precious moment to step away from the day’s stresses, time for you, time to allow your mind to go idle and awash it with restorative pleasures. In the Edit: Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Brooke Roll-Arm Chaise Beige Velvet Chaise Longues (One King’s Lane), Sumptuous French Chaise Lounge (Belle Maison Francaise), Currey & Company Diva Chaise, Cameron 74″ Tufted Chaise Pink Linen Chaise Longues (One King’s Lane), Bayonne French Country Blue Geisha Upholstered Chaise Lounge 6 Steps to Mastering the Art of Lounging 1 Sit or Lie Low The seating is key. Ensure…

Imagine a peaceful holiday morning; the house quiet, the scent of coffee, the warmth of a holiday candle and fireplace glimmer, in the dim morning light. Before all the festivities begin, a moment stolen alone to savor the start of a special day, surrounded by luxuries that envelop you in a total olfactory luxury experience. Pictured from left to right: Altro Fuoco Square fireplace, Fabiana Filippi Textured Shawl Cardigan, Fortnum & Mason Lane Crawford indulgent hamper, Luella Chair and a Half, Harrods of London Pyjama Top, Wilke Rustic Regency Lux Brown Faux Fur Throw Blanket, L’Objet Garland Ornament, Bernardaud Sauvage White Coffee Pot, Versace Medaillon Meandre d’Or Espresso Cup & Saucer, Pre-Owned English Elaborate Tray C.1870,Helen Moore Christmas Stocking – Snow White, Allston Carved Table Lamp, 14″ Rose Arrangement in Vase – Faux Arrangements, French Shabby Round Dining Table

A Luxury Moment with a Great Book Imagine a luxurious moment to escape into the pages of a wonderful book. Embraced in a most comfortable chair placed in the perfect window capturing just the right light to illuminate the page and a welcoming breeze enters. A hot cup of tea on the nearby table entices you with its heavenly scent blended with that of the fresh flowers arranged in the vase by your cup. You dive into the splendors captured on the page from a beautifully bound and artistically crafted book. Pictured from left to right: Linley Walnut Garrick Bookends, The Impossible Collection of Cars, Cartier Panthere, The Impossible Collection of Watches, Impossible Collection Of Design, Slipcase Jewelry/Set of 5 Memoirs, Ottoman Chic Hardcover Book, The Wine Questionnaire, The Light of Venice by Jean-Michel Berts design, A Touch of Style For more information on these books visit www.assouline.com

Simple luxury: Imagine a gloriously relaxing day, the sun is shining, sweet fragrance hangs in the air, a giant bouquet of fresh blossoms beam in a crystal vase, water glimmering in the sunlight streaming through the window. The marble counter-top cold to the touch, a gentle breeze slinks in through the door, open to let in the fresh air scented with fresh cut grass. The fragrance dance of sweets blended with the hot, rich coffee calls your attention. Mouth watering, classic combinations of espresso and french press robust coffee with caramel, chocolate melting together dancing with each sip of coffee, crispy macarons and flaky meringue light as air, the fine dishware and silver coffee set luxuriously smooth to the touch. A delightful luxury moment experiencing fine food of food and appreciating each detail; a heavenly olfactory experience, simple luxuries in an everyday moment. EDITOR’S PICK pictured from left to right:…

Luxuriate with Breakfast in Bed You wake, gently, greeting the day with a joyful spirit. No need to jump out of bed. This is a fine time for delicious leisure. A lovely tray is prepared, an elegant feast served on finest dishware. The ambiance set with the little details that transform it to a marvelous, total olfactory experience to touch all the senses. Perhaps watching a classic movie or listening to soothing music to accompany while you savor your meal. Everything you need is placed at your fingertips. Linger and lose yourself in a splendid moment. Pictured: Louise Ivory Tea Table, Couture Lamps Art Deco mirrored table lamp, Hickory Chair Simone upholstery bed in Antique ivory and cream, GoldStriker 24 karat gold iPad, The Golden Porringer in Oudh Feu de Beaumont, ASSOULINE  The Allure of Beauty, Christofle Belle Epoque large tray, Christofle Mimosa stainless steel five piece place setting, Fortnum…

Imagine a delightful luxury moment engaged in the simple pleasure of taking pen to paper. A little sip and nibble of deliciousness add to the enjoyment while your thoughts swirl and imagination flies. The paper crisp and texture smooth, the cold pen warms with your touch, the gentle scratching sound that rises from each written word, soothing and melodic. You recline to reflect, sinking back into the plush chair, the scent of tea and petit fours perfumes the room. You reach for a petit four, the flavor bursts on your tongue as the sweet treat melts in your mouth… Pictured: Period Gustavian fall front writing desk, Montegrappa gran Teatro Le Fenice Fountain pen, Christian Lacroix fleurs de Seville scented candle, 1950s coral opal cocktail ring, Designers Guild Watelet China mug, Smythson runway textured leather notebook, Petit fours, Designers Guild Watelet China tea plate, Designers Guild Watelet China white tea pot,…

Imagine… a luxury moment by the fireplace The room silent save for the exquisite sounds of relaxing music softly filling the air with its sweet notes. Curled up by the fireplace, faux fur throw draped about you, plush pillow props you up. Many books surround you, each page an escape. No distractions. Nothing else to do but read and ‘be’. At your fingertips soothing tea awaits, each sip sinks you deeper into the couch as you melt into the moment. pictured: Rizzoli Baccarat 250 years, ASSOULINE Grand Bazaar Istanbul, Charlie Ford clock, George Jensen exceptionally rare coffee and tea service, Adrienne Vittadini mahogany smoking slippers, Ethan Allen Ivory faux fur pillow, Bernardaud vegetal gold teacup, Moore & Moore Musquash faux fur throw. ‘Luxury’ is a state of mind and a lifestyle choice!

While to some it may seem that relaxing is a luxury at Eat Love Savor Magazine, we think of it more as a necessity. It feels luxurious to relax, but that does not mean that it is a strictly luxurious experience. Before we all got busy with full lives, became do-ers and filled our days from morning to night with activities, lounging was a valued pass time. It was revered for its nurturing qualities for children, for bringing people together, for encouraging us to read, for stimulating creative thought, for reducing blood pressure and easing stress, for putting smiles on people’s faces, for allowing oneself to take in and savor the moments. Next time you think you can squeeze in just one more thing into your day, why not replace a things or two with relaxing instead? Do you relax enough?

LUXURY MOMENT: COZY AND ELEGANT AFTERNOON TEA The kettle boils. You’re wrapped cozily as a delicious pot of tea begins to steep, comfortable armchair with a plush pillow nestled into a corner awaits. Peaceful and serene, sipping tea with a book in your lap as you pause and reflect while the sweet scent fills the air. Pictured: Vintage French Black Book, FLEA Jayson Home and Garden, Vintage Silver tea set mysugarland.co.uk, Apiece Apart Blanket Coat lagarconne.com, Vintage Dutch Cup and Saucer Jayson Home and Garden, Dean & Deluca Earl Grey Tea, Vamp Purple Flower Clip monsoon.co.uk, Agenda Ballpoint GM Louis Vuitton

THE LUXURY OF THE SPA Time spent at a spa is an ultimate personally connective, luxury experience – there is nothing quite so indulgent and utterly wonderful! Imagine, being enveloped in luxury, swept away in the rapturous sensation of being pampered. Every aspect of your comfort and enjoyment catered to. Your body becomes deeply relaxed. You are rejuvenated from head to toe. As you drink in the essence of such a splendid atmosphere, the air sweetly scented, hypnotic music punctuates the crescendos of pleasure as you bask pure peace and tranquility leaving you with the sensation of floating, as though you are being carried away on a cloud.