November 1, 2011Posted by on
Exciting news, my lovelies: We’ve moved!!! We’ve found a permanent home and a brand new, chic look. Pop by and bookmark us for more fabulousity! www.lifeloveandluxury.com
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October 28, 2011Posted by on
We’re on the brink of Halloween Weekend, my dear readers, and I simply couldn’t resist finding some Cheese Doodle Orange interiors! But instead of the traditional black/orange pairing, we’re going in a slightly different direction: shades of gray. Not everyone will dig the bold choice, but if you’re brave enough to try, you’ll find the combo balances vibrancy and elegance perfectly. What do you think? Would you try this at home?
October 27, 2011Posted by on
Today I’d like to “I Dream of Jeannie” myself outta this rainy, cold city and re-materialize on a warm beach with a cocktail in my hand and a massage appointment in 15 mins. Clearly this girl needs a vacation! And topping my list of ohm-sweet-ohm locations is the UXUA Casa Hotel in the Brazilian village of Trancoso. Just browsing through their resort photos brought a little dash of needed serenity.
The resort, designed by Wilbert Das in collaboration with local artisans, fuses organic and natural elements with astoundingly luxurious touches that have caught the eye of everyone from Vogue to Travel & Leisure. Accommodations include opulent casas crafted from old fisherman’s huts and a four-star tree house hovering above the garden. Dear god, is there anything more fabulous than sipping a cocktail while lounging in a tree house? Perhaps only if there is a massage involved.
October 26, 2011Posted by on
Confession: I’m crazy about Halloween. I adore the costumes and ghost stories, carved pumpkins and everything draped in dramatic black. So to add an elegant air to this spooky season, I’ve compiled some fabulously fearless ebony rooms.
October 24, 2011Posted by on
Some say the kitchen is the heart of the house, but I’d argue that the true heart is the main seating area. This is where martinis and heart-to-hearts happen. This is where you take refuge after a horrendous day. This is where you snuggle up with the people you love. Big expectations for such a condensed space! That’s why striking a serene balance is important. A well-balanced space automatically soothes your brain (just ask your therapist!) and makes you feel protected. One easy way to achieve this sense of zen is by mirroring your sofas then anchoring them with a fabulous cocktail table. Sprinkle the space with an accent chair, pillow, blankets and voila! Instant ooohhhhmmmm…
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The good news: we’ve made it to the end of a busy week . The bad news: we don’t have First Class tickets to Jackson Hole, WY being handed to us on a silver platter. (Trust me, I checked.) So, it seems we’ll just have to improvise via Madeline Stuart and lose ourselves in this glamorously rustic mountain retreat.
Images and product information available via Madeline Stuart
October 20, 2011Posted by on
I feel as though I should begin with “once upon a time,” because no other phrase better sums up the fairytale that is Van Cleef & Arpels. In 1906, the legendary Parisian jeweler opened the doors to its 18th-century mansion-turned-boutique at 22 Place Vendôme – the same address where it can still be found today. Since then, Van Cleef & Arpels has become one of the premier jewelers of all time, lending their creations to icons like Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, and Julia Roberts.
To mark it’s 100th anniversary, the renowned flagship store underwent a total re-design – a task entrusted to French designer Patrick Jouin. Jouin, who seems to have conjured his own magic, produced a breathtaking wonderland for the grand reopening in Autumn of 2006. The 2,500-square-foot space was opened up to create a main salon, accentuated by a majestic chandelier of hand blown Marino glass flowing through its center. Gentle architectural slopes and curves give the room a heavenly effect while signature fairies keep watch from their fanciful perches. Staying true to the spirit of romance and luxury, a neutral color palette allows the jewels to take center stage.
Stepping through the doors of 22 Place Vendôme is magical, whether you’re entering the VIP room to view exquisite precious jewels or popping in, like I plan to do, for a peek at the elegant boutique. Welcome to your own, personal, fairytale.