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Oceania Cruises Reveals All-New Owner’s Suites Furnished Exclusively With Ralph Lauren Home

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line unveiled the first of many exciting enhancements coming to the line’s acclaimed 1,250-guest ships Marina and Riviera: an altogether new generation of Owner’s Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home. “The Owner’s Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home are signature elements of our brand and truly iconic,” stated Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises. “As we are always looking for ways to elevate the guest experience we took the opportunity to completely re-master these suites and provide our guests with an entirely new experience. Everything from the furnishings to...

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Something About Mary Jurek Design

Entertaining is more than just cocktails and crudités. Décor, ambiance and good company (of course!) are the secret ingredients to successful entertaining. The style of the hostess’s tableware is influential in setting the tone of any given soirée. It’s an extension of the host’s personality. Would martinis be so popular if not served in the decadently iconic cocktail glass? I think not! The luxury of design is what draws us to classically elegant pieces. Like those designed by artisan Mary Jurek. I discovered Ms. Jurek’s tableware collections and was immediately drawn to her work. I reached out to her...

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Create a Summertime Bedroom With Lacoste and Saaya

The bedroom that felt so warm and inviting last winter can now, during the summer feel…too warm. The lush fabrics—the velvets and wools and damasks–that made your bed so cozy in January can be stifling in July. The rich colors that brightened your winter bed on your bed—burgundy and emerald green or navy and red, for example—now seem…wrong. Enter Lacoste, the iconic brand best known for crisp and stylish sportswear. As this year marks the 85th anniversary of René Lacoste’s designs –in particular, the sporting classic L.12.12 polo shirt—the company has now added Lacoste Maison and created a line...

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Home of Designer Francine Coffey on the Market

THE APARTMENT This approximately 1,425 square foot pre-war mansion parlor floor-thru, home of designer Francine Coffey, is a classic. Whether you enter up the grand staircase or from the internal elevator which opens directly into the apartment, the effect on the senses is stunning. Bask in the baronial sized Living Room with its 11 foot ceilings, a full wall of floor-to-ceiling French doors overlooking the tree-lined block and featuring a wood burning fireplace with decorative mantle, herringbone oak floors, magnificent wood molding detail, and decorative ceiling details. Down the hall is the enormous Master Bedroom with a gas burning fireplace, French doors overlook the Juliette balcony, dressing room and ensuite bath with its soaking tub and hand-held shower. Herringbone floors and decorative molding round out the design. The library overlooks the gardens with south, east, and west exposures and has floor to...

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Architect Rafi Elbaz’s One-of-a-Kind Brooklyn Townhouse

185 Macdonough is a four-story, two-family townhouse graciously designed over 3,800 square feet of interiors plus a fully finished cellar. Meticulously restored to highlight the glamour of original nineteenth century details combined with the essential elements of modern luxurious living, this house is one of a kind and an acclaimed architect’s true labor of love; the townhouse was designed by and serves as the home of award winning architect Rafi Elbaz of SAHONYC. https://youtu.be/QFbn3Bmc_b4 Enter the parlor level through restored double doors featuring imported inlaid mosaic tile flooring to the dramatic living room with nearly 12-foot-high ceilings. Breathtaking and...

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Eiffel Tower “Diamonds” the Perfect Luxury Gift

Every night, for the first five minutes of every hour, 20,000 bulbs make Eiffel Tower sparkle in the Parisian sky. Having reached the end of their useful lives, 450 of these bulbs have been taken down and made into outstanding ornaments. Christened the “Diamond Light”, this unique piece comes with a certificate of provenance. If you’re looking for an unique gift idea and give a (little) piece of history from Paris’ most famous monument, this is it! A unique, authentic piece, imbued with emotion The Eiffel Tower is offering a limited number of these collectors’ items for sale, giving...

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How to Design the Perfect Home Office

Working from home can be a terrific way to mix family time with work. If you have your own business, then it allows you to choose the times and days you want to work, and potentially the clients you work with. However, whether you are working for yourself or someone else, you need a dedicated space that you can work in without any distractions; somewhere quiet and peaceful, but with all the tools you need to work efficiently. Choose Your Room When thinking about creating a home office, it can be logical to consider using the spare room. It...

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Heavenly Hallways: Decor Tips to Transform Your Corridor

Hallways are typically the most narrow, cramped spaces in our homes, making them difficult to design without crossing that fine line between stylish and cluttered. However, with so many cool furniture shops around, especially online, it’s easy to become enamored with everything we see and to make endless small purchases. Some people go the opposite direction and forget to style their hallways at all, leaving them bare and blank in a way that doesn’t quite match the aesthetic of the rest of their house. If you’re struggling with getting your hallway designed to your specifications, here are a few...

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Historically Inspired Modern Luxury Lamps

Lamps are a necessity that often intrigue me. When I see one that is interesting, I’ll frequently do a double take. When I saw the handcrafted iconic historically inspired table lamps from Pendulux, that combine functionality and modern luxury, I was really taken. An elegant tabletop or desk space is often a dream. More often than not, at least for me, the surface becomes a “function-only” zone. At one point, I had a glass table so I would be sure to clean my desk before leaving town. Now I have a beautiful desk in dire need of help. These...

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6 Hard-to-Leave Hotel Lobbies

The lowly hotel lobby. All too often, they’re the means to an end, a passageway to hurry through. Lovely, yes, but where’s my room? Today, hotels are rethinking the lobby as much more than a setting for a front desk transaction or an easy rendezvous point. It is a property’s signature space, the stage setter. When done right, it establishes a tone and a clear sense of arrival. Below are six hotels with lobbies that are hard to leave … Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit – Thailand Forgive yourself if you experience a sense of destination discombobulation upon entering this lobby....

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Executive Hotel Le Soleil: Manhattan’s New Luxury Boutique Hotel

New to midtown Manhattan, The Executive Hotel Le Soleil is just 650 feet from Empire State Building, 1,000 feet from Macy’s and 2,300 feet from Madison Square Garden. My accommodations: a two-room Queen suite that had a separate bedroom, bathroom, a combination living room/dining area/ kitchen that included two coffee-makers, a Keurig and a Nespresso. For my three-day stay in the city, this classic contemporary luxury boutique hotel was perfection. The service was “Old World” attentive, as were such architectural elements as 9-foot ceilings, marble stone floors and polished gold hand-painted Venetian plaster walls. The guest rooms and suites...

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Luxe Beat Exclusive: Living the Life with Luxury Event Planner Breeze Taylor

As one of the best-known names in luxury event planning, celebrity planner Breeze Taylor has dealt with elite clientele for the past 15 years in such cities as New York, Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Some of her clients include CEOs, presidents of Fortune 500 companies, top celebrities and athletes like Robert Smith of the Minnesota Vikings and Jeff Overton, PGA top-rated golfer. One reason Breeze has such a wide fan base: her relentless effort in the pursuit of each client’s goal, standard of beauty and meticulous attention to detail and budgets. She changed her business model in 2015,...

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