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Having been in the industry of creating luxury interior designs for many years, we decided to take a closer look at the notion of luxury and what this…

Art Deco styling and influences can be seen throughout European and American society. From architecture to home decor, the clean lines and simplistic elegance of the Art Deco period rages on. One favorite example highlighting the era’s indelible beauty marks is found within exquisitely jewelled adornments. Despite our modern times, vintage and contemporary Art Deco jewellery still delights many collectors and fashion taste-makers. Art Deco Everlasting is a new series dedicated to discovering some of the most stunning Art Deco adornments available. So join me as we stroll through our first feature, the beautiful collection of Toby Lynn Gems. [pullquote]“Jewelry, to me, is an extension of fashion, beauty, and art. It is more than just metal and stones. [Jewelry] helps women express who they are.”[/pullquote] Art Deco Everlasting Style and Design Gatsby—Extravagant parties, exquisite adornments, and expressive artwork. These are some of the first things that come to mind at…

Artwork and artists have never been so accessible. Art is everywhere from a local boutique to quaint art galleries in small towns. There is always art around us. Subject to taste, of course, but there are so many types of work to choose from. Whether your particular pleasure is paintings, sculpture, drawings, photography, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Artist and Patron: A Beautiful Relationship Historically, arts patrons were aristocracy, royalty, popes and others that used to financially support artists like painters, sculptors and musicians.  In the times of the Renaissance for example, artists were not painting what they liked, but painting all commissioned work, specifically for their patrons. Patrons are the lifeblood of artists. Powerful and wealthy patrons would have a master artist who had more artistic privilege and were highly respected people in the community.  It was during this period and under these circumstances that many of…

Mi Piaci is an Italian luxury brand that is launching their Signature Collection of 24kt Gold-Leather Women’s handbags, leather accessories and 24kt Gold Fantasy Fur Collection in the U.S. Luxury Meets Technology Mi Piaci has developed and a patented a revolutionary nanotechnology which infuses pure 24kt gold into leathers and furs without altering the natural texture of the surface. Unlike gold leaf and gold foil, it is not a topical treatment. The process infuses gold throughout the entire surface; it will not rub off and will remain throughout the product’s entire lifetime. You have to see it to believe it; www.mipiacivenice.com. 24kt Gold Signature Collection The exclusive, 24kt Gold Signature Collection, features five 24kt gold-leather handbag styles; the Sophi Clutch, the Silvia Crossbody, the Melania Top-handle bag, the Mila wristlet, and the Bella Boston bag. Fabrications include 24kt gold leather and 24kt gold alligator skin. Mi Piaci also offers 24kt…

The Belgian Endive, a mystical vegetable with its distinctive tangy flavor of each leaf. The mystique of the Belgian Endive mystique has endured. Since its accidental discovery in…

What is the difference between a “serious” watch versus one that falls into the category of fashion or jewelry? Price doesn’t necessarily signify where a watch fits. One that costs five thousand can be more consequential than a bejeweled timepiece that sets you back over a hundred grand—beautiful though it is. Fashion Defined According to Dictionary.com, fashion is defined a conventional usage of dress and manners in polite society. Of course, when you buy into what’s fashionable now, you run the risk of your choices becoming unfashionable later. In the 1980’s, you would “fur sure” turn your collar up and make certain your hair was at least as high as your IQ. I wouldn’t advise this look if you’re trying to dress to impress, unless your destination is a costume party. Timeless Timepieces Like the seasons, fashion and the watches that enter into this trendy scene change constantly. What is…