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- John Higginson
Yann Masselot: Beneteau Admiral

Now in his 30th year with Groupe Beneteau, Yann Masselot is happy to be back at the brand where he started, with the Brand Director of Beneteau overseeing exciting new motor and sailing flagships along with the builder’s long-time partnership with Simpson Marine in Asia.

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- Joseph Low
Cartier Presents “Into the Wild”, An Experiential Exhibition Celebrating La Panthère

Roam freely in La Panthère’s universe where you will get to learn more about its origins and how it is manifested across the house’s stunning range of products.

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- Joseph Low

French street artist Cyril Kongo is back in another live studio exhibition happening at The Mill between 6 to 11 October 2022.

The post Cyril Kongo: The Man of Letters Returns to Singapore appeared first on LUXUO.

- Joseph Low
Mixed Fortune: Bimetal Watches Invigorate Excitement

The full platinum or gold watch may be too weighty for all tastes. Is bi metal the way to go then? We make the case for and against

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- Joseph Low
At Passel Estate, Enjoy the Finest Wines Margaret River Has to Offer

Wendy Stimpson, one of the owners of Passel Estate, speaks more about what Margaret River has to offer and takes us through the journey she embarked on with her husband in establishing their little paradise, Passel Estate.

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- Danor Aliz

Over the past ten years, cars have considerably improved in performance and sophistication, and these improvements have led to the adoption of cutting-edge car safety features.  However, the statistics on car crashes are still concerning despite these new features. Recent reports from the NYPD suggest that 7,733 car accidents were recorded in January 2022 alone […]

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- Ana Maria Dakota

Dubai occupies a leading position in terms of expats in the UAE. The loyal visa policy of the state and a large number of free zones for real estate purchasing by foreigners attract not only those who are going to move here to permanent residence. Many are considering property for sale in Downtown Dubai the […]

The post Top 6 Reasons to Invest in Dubai Real Estate in 2022 appeared first on Upscale Living Mag.

- Danor Aliz

So, you’re finally getting away for the weekend. This is one of life’s little pleasures. But when you have pets, it can also be a source of stress. Providing your sitter with all of the tools, food, medication, and information that they need to settle your pet and keep them happy is crucial. Setting your […]

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- Danor Aliz

The radiator thermostat has a significant influence on the efficiency of the HVAC system. It can also affect the amount of comfort in your home. When considering a new thermostat, it’s crucial to know what your alternatives are. Learn about the newest thermostats on the market now by continuing to read! We’ll also take a […]

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- Danor Aliz

It may seem like the iPhone has been around forever, but in reality, Apple released its first version of this iconic smartphone in 2007. Its minimalistic design and intuitive interface soon captured the imagination of consumers and the iPhone quickly became the first choice among tech-savvy consumers across the globe – a status it still […]

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- Danor Aliz

Living in Berkeley, CA, is a great choice if you are looking for a city with low crime rates and a high quality of life. There are also many activities to enjoy in the area and plenty of homes for sale to choose from. Therefore, if you are going to move to Berkeley, then professional […]

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- Danor Aliz

​​A housewarming party is a perfect event to celebrate a loved one’s achievement. Not only are they embarking on a new and important chapter in their lives, but they’re also inviting you into their most personal and intimate space – their home.  Moving into a new house is exciting, however, it can also be rather […]

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- Danor Aliz

If you’ve always wanted to set up your very own residential party business, you’ve come to the right place! Residential party companies are always going to be in demand. People love parties, whether they’re for birthdays or other special occasions. Most people prefer to get the help of a professional company to plan their parties […]

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- Ana Maria Dakota

The Island of Providenciales offers majestic ocean views that dazzle with blissful shades of turquoise surrounded by white sandy beaches making the islands and cays of Turks and Caicos transcendently impressive. The echoing waves applaud the shores intensifying the longing for freedom which calms the mind and gives you a serene experience distancing from the […]

The post Villa Stark, An Elite Castle amidst shimmering sand with a Silver Horizon appeared first on Upscale Living Mag.

- Danor Aliz

Horses are very delicate animals, and without the proper care, they won’t perform or work as expected. For instance, they need to be well-fed and vaccinated against diseases. In addition, horses need other forms of care like grooming and regular exercise. There are many manufacturers of horse care products, but you can trust Kentucky for […]

The post Horse Care Guide: Products and their use according to the animal’s needs appeared first on Upscale Living Mag.

- Danor Aliz

New York is often referred to as the “Big Apple” or simply “the city that never sleeps.” It’s a popular destination for both business and leisure travelers, and it’s easy to see why. New York is a vibrant, exciting place with something to offer everyone. From world-class museums and theaters to iconic landmarks and endless […]

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- Danor Aliz

After working for a long time and putting your blood, sweat, and tears into a job that you loved, it’s time to retire. That long-awaited moment is one of celebration and one where you can do whatever you want! But what will you do during your retirement years to keep yourself active? After all, inactivity […]

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- Danor Aliz

Mobile gaming is one of the most popular forms of gaming in the world. Players find it convenient and accessible as they can play anywhere and at any time of day.  Our current lifestyles and, for many, daily commute time act in favor of mobile gaming. Recent studies also suggest that mobile gaming will only […]

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- Danor Aliz

When automotive engineer Charles Fey first came up with his idea for a slot machine that paid out automatically, he could never have known that his idea was going to be such a global phenomenon. The instant and enduring appeal of slot machines have seen them go from a single machine created in a workshop […]

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- Danor Aliz

We all know the benefits of regular exercise for our body, mind, and spirit and the need to incorporate physical fitness into our routines. However, for many, the popular route of hitting the treadmill, crunching abs, or straining to lift heavy weights at the gym does not feel like a natural option and there may […]

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- Luxury Columnist
Have you ever wondered which are the most expensive buildings in the world? That is a difficult question to answer. …

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There are many types of wool in the world. Each kind of wool has its own unique properties that make …

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If you’re looking for a sophisticated spot to sip cocktails or an intimate setting to enjoy a glass of wine, …

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If you’re looking for a place to explore in the Czech Republic, look no further than West Bohemia. This region …

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If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Mayfair, London, you’ve come to the right place. From Michelin-starred establishments to …

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When it comes to suiting up, many men feel like they are lost in a sea of choices. With so …

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Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is a beautiful island located in the Ionian Sea. The island of Zakynthos boasts beautiful …

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If you’ve ever seen the movie The Great Gatsby, then you know a little bit about preppy mens style. This …

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- Luxury Columnist
If you’re looking for things to do in Fuerteventura, you’ll be spoiled for choice. This volcanic island has something for …

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Mesotherapy facials are a relatively new treatment that has been growing in popularity in recent years. But what is mesotherapy, …

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- Brand Studio

Hardworking workwear to re-inspire your 9-to-5.

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- Michael Bradley

Forging a path forward.

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- Michael Bradley

Power-packed fun on any surface.

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- Brand Studio

Eclectic elegance for the many shades of you.

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- Molly Wolfe

Find that je-ne-sais-quoi furniture that your home was missing.

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- Emma Treagus

When in doubt, throw on a blazer.

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- Daniel Fox

Dialed in.

The post Making The Case For Designer iPhone Cases appeared first on Luxe Digital.

- Laura Burgess
Wine Futures: The Rise of Coastal Vineyards
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Historically, vines planted on islands and coastal locations served a simple purpose: lubricating traders, travelers, and soldiers from Sicily to Cape Town and everywhere in between. But by planting along shipping routes since the Grecian era, growers unwittingly discovered exceptional terroirs that offer far more than just convenience and beautiful views.

- Stephanie Jones
Meet Canada's Sought-After Furniture Maker

Embarking on a complete change of career is a risky move, and the odds of forging a prosperous new path are long—but software-designer-turned-furniture-maker Christopher Solar made it look easy.

- Jessica Elliott
The Cosmic Appeal of Space-Themed Jewelry
- Joann Plockova
Iwan Baan: Architecture’s Favorite Photographer
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When it comes to definitively capturing their projects, the world’s most renowned architects call on Dutch photographer Iwan Baan. Recipient of the inaugural Julius Shulman award, Baan counts Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Sou Fujimoto, and Herzog & de Meuron among his clients. But don’t call him an architectural photographer. His work tells a story that unfolds around the buildings he shoots. Baan spoke to Luxury Defined about how his signature style developed and why context is everything.

- Nielsen Dinwoodie
Il Palagio: The Vineyard Saved by Rock Royalty
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On a sun-streaked evening in June 1997, Duca Simone Vincenzo Velluti Zati di San Clemente invited local residents to Il Palagio, his unlived-in ancestral palace in Tuscany. A verdant 865-acre (350 ha) estate some 25 miles (40 km) south of Florence, Il Palagio dates back to the early 1500s, growing from an agricultural holding through successive ownerships until becoming home to the dukedom of San Clemente in 1819, whose family seat it remained.

- Rachel Loos
Color, Texture, Repeat: Designers with a Passion for Pattern

Pattern is everywhere—our homes right now have never been more colorful. These eye-catching designs not only make a strong style statement, they lift the spirits and, teamed with surface design, bring a joie de vivre to walls, soft furnishings, and floors. Technology has also helped this maximalist trend, giving new designers the opportunity to start small with limited product runs and allowing them greater creative freedom. The result is an exciting body of new names to watch—here are four to look out for…

- Michael Baynes
An Insider’s Guide to Buying a Bordeaux Vineyard
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- Amanda Birch
Built to Last: The Rise of Metal Architecture

Ever since the Chrysler Building’s iconic sunburst-patterned, stainless-steel spire first pierced the Manhattan skyline in 1930, architects have been fascinated by the potential for metal to be deployed as cladding material.

At the Water's Edge: 9 Waterside Escapes

Whether the backdrop is sea and surf, lake or pond,

- Laura Burgess
Top of the World: High-Altitude Winemaking

The Himalayas’ jagged, snow-capped peaks have inspired adventurers and artists for centuries, but rarely have their silhouettes been linked to winemaking—until now. As climate change and extreme weather continue to disrupt growing seasons across Burgundy, Bordeaux, and other long-established regions, vintners are climbing vertigo-inducing slopes to challenge long-standing industry traditions and invent new ones.

- Luxury Defined Editors
Dive In: How to Design a Home Swimming Pool
Eco-friendly Paints for the Modern Home

Fortunately, the days when interior paints contained as much as 50 percent lead are long gone. Today, we understand much more about the harm that compounds in certain products can do to the environment and to our health.

- Luxury Defined Editors
Designer Spotlight: Chris Godfrey's Luxury Interiors

Chris Godfrey, global principal of HBA Residential—the residential arm of top hospitality design firm HBA—recently returned to the United Kingdom from Singapore to head up the company’s new London office, which opened last year.

- Joanne Latimer
Style City: A Fashion Designer’s Guide to Montréal

As the first Canadian designer to present a collection in Paris in 1995, Marie Saint Pierre is a fashion pioneer.

Open-Air Art: 7 Must-Visit Sculpture Parks

From giant roosters, deer, and hares, to mysterious shifting fog installations, some of the most exciting works of art are sited outside the traditional confines of a gallery in sculpture parks, giving visitors a whole new perspective on the pieces themselves and the landscapes they dominate—all while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful open spaces. Here are seven to put on your outdoor-art agenda.

6 Elegant Essentials for Outdoor Dining

At the height of summer there’s no greater pleasure than packing a basket full of gourmet treats, finding a secluded spot, and enjoying a picnic with friends and family. Eating alfresco at home on green lawn or shaded terrace is even better. And with silverware to turn a cheeseboard into a work of art, recipes inspired by the Californian coast, and glassware fit for an emperor, we’ve tracked down the products to elevate an outdoor meal or drinks on the veranda into an elegant occasion to remember.

- Xenia Taliotis
Carme Ruscalleda: Why She's Closing Her Acclaimed Restaurant

Chef Carme Ruscalleda first fell in love with food when she started working in her father’s deli, aged 17. She has since gone on to open three restaurants and earn herself an impressive number of accolades along the way. If you haven’t experienced Sant Pau, the restaurant near Barcelona where Ruscalleda earned her first star (it now has three), you have only a few short months to do so. In October, after 30 years, Sant Pau will close for good.

- Luxury Defined Editors
Ahead of the Curve: 7 Home Interior Trends to Try

The most recent eporta and WGSN Interior Trends Report revealed that designers and homeowners are looking to nature for home decor inspiration, incorporating unique patterns, and choosing pieces that are equally chic inside or out. Adding a touch of opulence via dark woods or marble has also seen a spike in popularity of late, and a new sense of boldness is now being embraced.

- Luxury Defined Editors
Luxury Escapes: Vacation Destinations for Summer 2018

A highly anticipated resort in the Maldives is making waves for its sustainable credentials and artist-in-residence program, while thrill-seekers may feel more at home navigating ancient rock faces in Utah. And foodies will enjoy the sybaritic delights of the food and wine in and around the lively Sardinian port town of Porto Cervo. These eight destinations—spanning the globe—have something to satisfy even the most demanding guests.

- Anna Beck Bimba
The Queen’s Necklace – A Sparkling Tribute to an Empowered Monarch

This magnificent necklace is the ‘Delhi Durbar’ piece inherited by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll from her grandmother, Queen Mary,...

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- Anna Beck Bimba
Update Your Calendar With These Fall 2022 Events

Fall is here, and when it comes to events for art, fashion, and interior design lovers, there are so many...

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- Anna Beck Bimba
How to Let Go of Sentimental Items

We all get attached to items for sentimental reasons from time to time. However, if left unchecked, this can result...

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- Anna Beck Bimba
What’s in Your Stars? Lh Monthly Horoscope, October Horoscope 2022

OCTOBER HOROSCOPE 2022 Aries (21 March – 19 April)  This is the time to make a fresh start. Increased optimism...

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- Jessica Mendoza
Who Started Y2K Fashion and Is the Trend Circling Back?

The y2k trend, known as the “millennium bug fashion,” has been around for two decades. And from the looks of...

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- Jessica Mendoza
L’atelier Fantasia – In Pursuit of Life’s Aesthetics

Meet L’atelier Fantasia, a Luxury Interior Design Studio based in Taiwan. Their standards, attention to detail, professional service, and array...

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- Jessica Mendoza
How to Pick the Perfect Powder Room Mirror

Choosing the perfect mirror for your powder room should be one of your top priorities when decorating this area of...

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- Anna Beck Bimba
Designing With Area Rugs, Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to interior design, area rugs are a key element. Not only do they add color and pattern...

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- Sílvia Oliveira
City Life Meets the Wildness at Selllva Restaurant Lisbon

Located in a corporate area of the city of Lisbon, Portugal, Selllva restaurant turns out to be the perfect balance...

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- Anna Beck Bimba
Make a Fashion Statement With Your Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses are a very important part of your identity. When you meet people, the first thing they’ll see is your...

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- Brooke Saward
A very trendy Guide to Auckland

A very trendy Guide to Auckland

Let’s cut to the chase: Auckland is trendy. Like, uber trendy. The people, the cafes, the boutiques – all extraordinarily trendy. Even the houses dotted…

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- Brooke Saward
Checking In: Huka Lodge Review

Checking In: Huka Lodge Review

Turning 30 is scary, exciting, daunting and something worth celebrating – all at once. For my 30th birthday, the turn of a new decade, I…

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- Brooke Saward
Checking In: Halcyon House Review

Checking In: Halcyon House Review

For as long as I can remember I have been lusting after a stay at Halcyon House. As one of the most celebrated hotels in…

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- Brooke Saward
How to spend a weekend in the Glasshouse Mountains

How to spend a weekend in the Glasshouse Mountains

Since moving to the Sunshine state earlier this year, I’ve have been trying to see as much of Queensland as possible. There’s such an exciting…

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- Brooke Saward
The Ultimate New Zealand Packing List

The Ultimate New Zealand Packing List

As I pack my bags to venture back to New Zealand this weekend, I realised I have never written a New Zealand packing list on…

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- Brooke Saward
Where to Find the Best Bagels in NYC

Where to Find the Best Bagels in NYC

New York City is home to great art, music, fashion, and most importantly… food. Specifically bagels. With that sentiment in mind, I’m setting out to…

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- Brooke Saward
How to Travel the Amalfi Coast: A 10 Day Itinerary

How to Travel the Amalfi Coast: A 10 Day Itinerary

The Amalfi Coast is one of those places that has fascinated me ever since I was a little girl. There is something so magical and…

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- Brooke Saward
Nervous to Travel Solo? You should try a Solo Travel Cruise

Nervous to Travel Solo? You should try a Solo Travel Cruise

Whenever readers ask me how I get the confidence to travel solo, I never really know where to start. After so many years (ten to…

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- Brooke Saward
Why September is the best month to travel

Why September is the best month to travel

If you ask me, September is the best month of the year to travel. The crowds have slowed in Europe and the locals have returned…

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- Brooke Saward
After 10 Years of Travel, These are the Best Airplane Essentials Worth Buying

After 10 Years of Travel, These are the Best Airplane Essentials Worth Buying

After 10 years of traveling around the world, I’ve learned a thing or two about airplane essentials. From what makes the flight more enjoyable to…

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- Gracie Opulanza

Marilyn Monroe was a movie star famous for her roles as pin-up models, blonde bombshells, and bubbly characters. Undeniably one of the most fashionably influential women to aspire to in the ’50s & ’60s was Marilyn  Monroe. Even in 1999, almost forty years after her death, she was named the sixth greatest female star of […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

Stressed about all the requirements of how to start your new business and not sure of the steps involved? We have provided eight tips giving you the information you need. Simply follow this guideline and you will be well on your way to opening your doors as a new business. Find Your Niche Finding your […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

Why would the Sex And The City Footwear designer choose a factory made in Italy for creating his menswear shoes? I have visited the factory called Fratelli Borgioli situated near Florence. The artists making the shoes are all 100% Italian. I feel the worker’s passion for shoe-making as I stroll through the factory. The CEO […]

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In the last decade, I have interviewed some of the finest tailors in the world. Edward Sexton from Savile Row is one of them. Edward mentored Stella McCartney and made suits for the Beatles and Rolling Stones over the years. McCartney and his family ordered suits from Sexton over the years. Whist Stella was in […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

It has to be the most wonderful classic car experience of all times for me. Whilst experiencing the Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV I met an English gentleman called Michael at the car park of Bovey Castle. He worked with Princess Diana for many years. His love for classic cars was how we connected. His Rolls-Royce 20/25 […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

In a touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth. Why did Kate Middleton wear a diamond and pearl leaf brooch which was given to her by the Queen? In the last few days since the death of Queen Elizabeth 11, the royal women have chosen to wear timeless and elegant pearls. The Queen Consort, The Princess of […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

Why did Queen Elizabeth always wear hats? Now that she has died at age 96, let’s take a look at her love for hats. William Shakespeare once wrote, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” Maybe that’s why Britain’s queen wears so many hats. Queen Elizabeth II has worn about 5,000 different hats over the […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

Looking for a few tips and tricks to help keep your hair looking beautiful? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best ways to take care of your hair and make sure it always looks its best. We’ll cover everything from shampooing and conditioning to styling […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

It is statistically proven that married women end up broke when they allow their partners to control the funds right from the start of the relationship. Women who have allowed their partner to manage the cash end up financially ruined.. Women who allow another male partner to convince them that a stay home mum is […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

Everyone loves the idea of a thrilling and adventurous road trip. What makes it even better is the feeling of rejuvenation and relaxation while being almost in the comforts of a “home”. That’s what people rent a campervan for. A campervan enables you to experience a tiny home on wheels while you explore the world […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

Did you know that Audrey Hepburn trended ballet flats for most of her life? Why did she do that? Why are women seeking tiny ballet flats for the next year? Audrey adored the ballet flat made by Salvatore Ferragamo. I saw her exact ballet flats in the Florence museum when this Italian brand has on […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

I am Australian and grew up on beaches that were quiet, clean and stunning. In fact, I swam all my youth in the ocean, East Gippsland Australia. I know how powerful sand and water can be when it comes to mental health. The ocean can wash away our negative thoughts. It can cleanse the body, […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

I just looked at Jennifer Lopez, married today at 53. Wearing the classic bridal dress we women always fantasise from the moment wedding dreams enter our cinderella story books.  But it has occurred to me many times how unaffordable wedding dresses are for most women. I am reading the prices of mortgages, which have gone […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

Often, life requires traditional methods to help ease contemporary burdens and make us feel more at ease. Also, in these uncertain and often frightening times, anything that can provide even a small measure of clarity is welcome. As such, it’s no wonder that psychic readers rose during the pandemic and remain popular to this very […]

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- Gracie Opulanza

If you run an optician, you’ll no doubt be aware of the keen sense of competition that pushes your industry forward. Customers only very occasionally stop by an optician, so it’s important to get as many of them in your orbit as possible. In late 2019, it was reported that glasses were possibly more on […]

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- Alyson Pitarre
Distant Stars

Chefs spend their lives chasing Michelin stars, those elusive medallions that validate years of sacrifice and put their restaurants on the map. The most renowned are found in chic neighborhoods of European capitals, although the last decade has seen an explosion of stars in Asia, particularly Japan. Not all Michelin-honored restaurants are located in cosmopolitan settings, however, with many hidden in unexpected places. Rarest of all are three-star restaurants, which the Michelin Guide characterizes as “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!” While they are typically associated with rarefied addresses in Paris, New York or Hong Kong, some three-star restaurants are scattered across the French countryside, such as celebrated Georges Blanc Read more...

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- Alyson Pitarre
The World’s Largest Superyacht

Imagine rolling out of bed and having an entire ocean within arm’s reach…. Somnio Superyacht is preparing to bring the height of luxury to the water in its 222-meter, $550 million ship that will launch in 2024. The first official renderings of the Somnio design were released in late 2021 to showcase the options for the 39 customizable, full scale apartments on board. Each apartment may include but is not limited to: a personal kitchen, library, gym, indoor/outdoor dining spaces, private dressing areas, and a large living room space with 270-degree forward views. The intended destination for the ship is to explore the four corners of the globe. “Somnio will Read more...

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- Alyson Pitarre
The Grand Reopening

After a couple years of surviving on take-out and delivery, Americans are blissfully returning to their favorite restaurants and eagerly exploring new ones. The pandemic may have temporarily shuttered dining rooms, but tenacious restaurateurs pushed forward with ambitious projects, confident the allure of dining out would never fade. Presented on these pages is a sampling of some of the most promising new restaurants across the country. New York Steps from Union Square is Vallata, surprisingly the first Italian restaurant from Top Chef co-host Tom Colicchio. “I grew up in an Italian household in New Jersey, but never opened a true Italian restaurant,” reports the celebrity chef. The menu is unpretentious Read more...

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- Alyson Pitarre
FLOWERBX Founder Whitney Bromberg Hawkings: “Flowers Are Currency”

Sit with Whitney Bromberg Hawkings for just a few minutes and you will quickly discover that this visionary and talented CEO of the world’s first luxury flower brand is truly a reflection of the seasonal florals that she delivers. Whitney is vivaciously refined, classically modern, delicate yet with a robust sense of purpose and drive. But what inspired this former Senior Vice President of Communications for Tom Ford to leave a 19-year career with one of fashion’s most iconic designers and leap into a world of roses and ranunculus? And how has FLOWERBX elevated everyday flower consumption to luxury flower connoisseurship on a global scale? Seven years after its founding Read more...

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- Alyson Pitarre

The luxury watch market is hotter than ever, having survived the early days of the pandemic and surpassed pre-pandemic numbers last year. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) reported an all-time high in watch export figures in 2021 of $21 billion. Global revenue of French luxury goods corporation (and owner of Louis Vuitton) LVMH Group’s watches and jewelry rose from $4.8 million in 2019 to $10.4 million in 2021. The demographics behind that growth: largely Millennials and Gen Z. “For Millennials and Gen Z, owning a watch has become more important over the past five years whereas for older generations it has become less important, since presumably the Read more...

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- Alyson Pitarre
Desert Modern

Palm Springs, California, is one of those rare places that is defined by a particular aesthetic, and the entire Coachella Valley celebrates the region’s Midcentury Modern heritage. The look and style, so closely associated with the Rat Pack that a drive along Highway 111 lends itself to a Sinatra-dominated playlist, may be retro, but more fashionable today than when introduced some 75 years ago. Pushing modernism squarely into the 21st century, while complementary to the iconic Palm Springs vibe, is Imago Galleries in neighboring Palm Desert. Located just south of El Paseo, Palm Desert’s chic shopping district, is Imago Galleries, which initially appears as a sophisticated oversized residence, a sleek Read more...

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- Alyson Pitarre
Virtual Real Estate

The blockchain is no longer simply the foundation for cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), but the disruptive technology is now very much a part of the real estate industry, whether in the real world or on the frontiers of the “metaverse.” Of all potential applications for the blockchain, the most exciting opportunities lie in property — real or otherwise. 2021 was the breakout year for virtual real estate. The Mars House, a stunning rendered piece of pixelated real estate by artist Krista Kim, was purchased for 288 Ethers (cryptocurrency equivalent to more than $500,000 at the time). Leveraging the hype around NFTs, some real estate agents offer one-ofa- kind digital Read more...

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- Alyson Pitarre

Will 2021 be the year of the beloved holiday dinner party’s return? Small parties are trending this year. But even if you do plan on downsizing your party to keep it more intimate this holiday season, the tiniest of gatherings still call for proper prep, from cocktails and food to decor and mood music. As the master of your domain, the responsibility falls on you to cultivate an inviting atmosphere for your guests. CB2, The Cut, and Domino recently hosted a private virtual sit-down with interior designer Mat Sanders (whose most recent projects include Miley Cyrus’ home), Domino deputy editor Julie Vadnal, artist and chef DeVonn Francis and DJ Mia Read more...

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- Alyson Pitarre
Gifts that Give Back

Around the holidays, the giving spirit naturally emerges. This year more than ever, you may be feeling pulled toward presents that are especially meaningful or that allow you to be thoughtful to a loved one and philanthropic at the same time. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up several gifts that give back. Debeers’ The Reset Collective is a unique offering from female jewelry designers Julez Bryant, Sara Weinstock, Jennie Kwon, Jade Trau, and Zoë Chicco. Each traveled to Botswana to learn about the sustainable sourcing of natural diamonds and then commemorated their trip by creating a one-of-kind pendant. Pieces will be auctioned December 10–17, with 100% of the proceeds going to Stepping Stones International, a charity focused on children Read more...

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- Alyson Pitarre
Digital Domination: Online Luxury Marketplaces Surge

Need a new leash for your dog, a last-minute costume for your fourth grader’s class play, or a smoke alarm battery? The largest online marketplace in the world has seemingly endless options of each with the convenience of being able to order in your jammies. Amazon’s dominance of the online marketplace space is no secret, but it became even more profound during the pandemic. And, the company’s record growth in 2020 has now been eclipsed by its 2021 performance; Amazon’s revenue bounded to 37.6% in 2020 (up from 26.3% from 2010 to 2019), and has grown 34.8% in the first six months of this year to $221.60 billion versus $164.36 Read more...

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- naina
Previously, Backstage at Rahul Mishra, The Tree Of Life, Couture 2022 Presentation. Rahul Mishra in black and gold was THE highlight for me. Intricate, layered, stacked embroideries and delicate cut…
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Things at Rahul’s shows are usually calm and quiet backstage – I’ve been covering / photographing his shows since 2013 – and this has remained the same. Everyone goes about…
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Above, the 2.5 inches in diameter sculptural brooch called Reaching Out. This month, I’ve been making a concerted effort to show more of my wearable art brooches by wearing them…
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Having never seen anything like this previously, of course I believed that it was INSANE! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and wondered how something like this is even…
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Imagine a central location, which is also completely tucked away from the public eye. Two minutes from the main Mukteshwar market. A good restaurant on the main road, where you…
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When driving downhill, from Mukteshwar to Bhimtal in our case, the cafe will be on the right hand side of the road. Easy to miss if you’re not looking for…
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Darima was setup in 2016. The milk is sourced from local villagers and farmers who visit Darima’s collection centers in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand. The milk is then brought into the factory…
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I first met Janhavi and Kanta at Suryagarh, where they were celebrating a family event. I had no idea I would be seeing them outside of my work place, but…
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After three-and-a-half years, I had to get myself a new smartphone. And not because of anything else except the camera on the phone. I was going to be graduating from…
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This post is literally only for me to record one instance of the large-hearted love I’ve received from complete strangers all my life. Tulsi ji was meeting me for the…
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On December 15th, 2021, I joined the MRS Hospitality Group at Suryagarh Jaisalmer as a Guest Experiences Manager. I work here now! I’ve been visiting their hotels ( including Narendra…
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“Most people prefer to stay home for Diwali.” While this might have been true in the past, things sure are changing. I spent Diwali 2021 at my home-away-from-home, Narendra Bhawan…
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Delhi to Jaisalmer by road, takes approximately 12-14 hours driving time – assuming you do not take a break every 30 minutes. The drive is certainly made better if it’s…
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Bhavna Kakkar, who is the force behind the Latitude 28 Art Gallery, and the Take On Art Magazine, conceptualized and put together the first edition of TAKE Pop-Up, in partnership…
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I seem to be enjoying the balcony in the new apartment more than I’d imagined. Mainly because I had no idea what the balcony even looked like when the apartment…
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Shop My Original Art Merch Shop my merch : tees, journals, smartphone cases, mugs & tote bags. Also available : wearable art brooches, canvas paintings & fine-art posters. The Beginning…
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Above : I’m standing in front of a painting by artist Gigi Scaria. This was my first time visiting Bhavna Kakkar’s art gallery called Latitude 28, which is located at…
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Behind The Scenes of Content Creation: An Example
First, the final product. Watch the video at left ( if you’re on desktop ). If you’re not able to see the clip on this page for some reason, watch…
- naina
Within 3-4 days of the Delhi Contemporary Art Week, in April 2021, the second lockdown was enforced. As most of my readers know, I have no taken the second lockdown…
- naina
I’ve often been asked why I don’t experiment with or paint on shapes that are not circles. And the answer is that I definitely do. I just don’t publish most…
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Tips For Getting A Late Checkout From A Hotel

Tips For Getting A Late Checkout From A Hotel

If you are staying in one of the opulent Sharjah hotels and want to stay a little longer in your hotel room or need a place to hang out while you wait for your flight to depart, a late checkout option may come in handy. But how to get it? In most cases, you may have to pack your bags up in…

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- Francois Le Hecho
Discovering An Austria’s Treasure, The Kaprun Edition

Discovering An Austria's Treasure, The Kaprun Edition

Globetrotters with an appetite for something exquisitely scenic, decidedly dramatic, adventurous, romantic, and playful, tend to head to the snow-capped Austrian peaks. More specifically, the Alpine village of Kaprun in the Salzburger region, lying at the foot of the majestic Hohe Tauern Mountains is on the travel wishlist of many wanderlust travelers. We’ve discovered a shining jewel in the village’s…

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- Francois Le Hecho
5 Luxurious Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers

5 Luxurious Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers

As a wine lover, you’re probably always looking for the finest bottles of wine around. Sure, you might be able to get a nice bottle from a higher-end beverage store or at a high-end restaurant, but after a while, you want something more elusive. For wine lovers, that might mean taking a trip to an area well-known for high-quality wine.…

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- Francois Le Hecho
The Most Expensive Sports In The World

The Most Expensive Sports In The World

Some sports are meant to unite people of all backgrounds because they are available to anyone. However, not all are that unique. Some sports require tons of money to invest in order to be able to enjoy them, not to even mention training on a professional level. Then, what are the most expensive sports in the world? Discover our list…

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- Chloe Watkins
5 Celebrity Beauty Products Every Fan of Luxury Must Have

5 Celebrity Beauty Products Every Fan of Luxury Must Have

You love luxury? We all do! But as Keanu Reaves puts it, “Luxury is the opportunity to experience QUALITY, be it a place, a person, or an object”. This sounds true, especially to someone who has picked an overhyped beauty product that not only flopped but failed both their face and their money. And it is why a lot of…

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- Francois Le Hecho
Spoiling Your Pet In These Fun And Safe Way

Spoiling Your Pet In These Fun And Safe Way

A pet can offer great company. The friendship and comfort they can provide are why many people across the nation have a pet. The UK loves their pets, with more than half the nation homing an animal. Regardless of your pet preference, one thing many pet owners can agree on is that they want to give their beloved animal a great…

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- Francois Le Hecho
3 Outstanding Villa Rentals For Your Next Vacation In Mexico

3 Outstanding Villa Rentals For Your Next Vacation In Mexico

Punta Mita, a favorite haunt of Bill Gates and the Kardashians in Mexico, offers a wide variety of luxury villa rentals for your next vacation. This tiny peninsula on the north side of Puerto Vallarta and the Bahia de Banderas is becoming a popular hot spot for the rich and famous and anyone who wants an ultra-luxurious living experience. So,…

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- Francois Le Hecho
Enjoy Your Luxury Life With A Remote Work

Enjoy Your Luxury Life With A Remote Work

Remote work is what many people dream about because it implies a flexible schedule and with it the ability to work from anywhere in the world. But what if we say that with a well-paid remote job, you can easily plunge into a luxurious life full of work and travel, expensive purchases, and everyday experiences… Sounds pretty appealing, right? Then…

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- Michael R.
How To Host the Ultimate Glamping Themed Wedding

How To Host the Ultimate Glamping Themed Wedding

First things first: planning your wedding day can be one of the most stressful things you and your partner go through together. Whether working with a tight wedding planning budget or aiming to make your special day as unique as possible, it can be challenging to turn the day of your dreams into a reality. Whichever way you plan it,…

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- Francois Le Hecho
The 7 Most Common Languages For Traveling

The 7 Most Common Languages For Traveling

Learning another language for traveling is a fantastic way to connect more deeply with the websites you visit and the people you will meet. Many wish we could communicate freely and easily with people everywhere we go. However, with over 6,500 languages spoken worldwide today, languages are beneficial for travel, and you should consider acquiring one or two according to…

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- Tiffany Perez
Top Summer Travel Essentials
Summer fun in the sun is already in full swing and traveling is at an all time high. But are you really exploring the world without style? Whether you're staying local or going across the pond, there are things you shouldn't leave home without. Just like you, the staff at Couture love their vacations and we have curated the Top Summer Travel Essentials you need to have.




Getting through the Gates Your passport is quite possibly the most important piece of travel accessories needed for both cruises and out of country excursions, so why not protect it with a luxurious exterior. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and more have all the perfect covers for your passport and any other documents that will kickstart your getaway. Keep this one nearby and ready, you don't want to forget it at home.


Louis Vuitton Kirigami Passport cover


Keep it All in one Place The next step in a successful vacation is the type of luggage you're taking. Rolling luggages are great, but duffles are just as nice to travel with especially the iconic Louis Vuitton Keepall. Coming in a variety of sizes, these bags are easily slipped into a car or used as a carry-on on a plane.


Now it's time to pack! Here are some things you should make sure are packed away for your getaway.


Sand & Surf Musts Headed to the water? From poolside to surfside, keeping your essentials safe and secure is a must. Beach inspired totes or even a Neverfull are ideal for carrying everything from sunscreen to towels. Try adding an extra layer of security with a Toiletry pouch that will keep your liquids from spilling over.


Logo Footwear Trending from every angle, a logo on your shoes is a must. Check out some Gucci Marmont sandals , Hermes Oran Sandals, or even Balenciaga pool slides for versatile wear while you walk the streets of a local market or leave the sand.


Gucci Marmont Platform Sandals


Sun Protection Not everyone chooses to protect their eyes and head from the sun, but it's definitely important that you do. Try out a pair of sunglasses or even a hat to keep the harmful rays of the sun away and don't forget to reapply sunscreen!


Day to Night Carry The final thing on our essentials list is your holy grail for the trip. Whether you take one, two, or more, make sure that you take purses that will not only carry everything you need, but also ones that are stylish and can be used daily. A classic black bag is perfect for pairing with any and every outfit, while a bold and colorful purse will turn heads from every angle. 


Make a list, check off these essentials, and don't forget to pack extra clothes before you leave!
- Tiffany Perez
May is here and the second part of last year's theme for the Met Gala continues! As we know, the theme for the past two years have been centered around fashion in America. The two-part exhibition started in 2021 with In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, focusing on the melting pot of cultures in America. For 2022, the exhibition featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was titled In America: An Anthology of Fashion with a focus on historical fashion in cleverly designed rooms. This fashion is meant to feature what they call the "unsung heroes" and backbone of America. [newsletter] The dress code of the night focused on the Gilded Age of America, which was the time period between the 1800s and early 1900s, right after the Civil War. We were excited to see how celebrities and designers reimagined the fashion of this time period which included structured dresses, waist cinching corsets, and feathers everywhere. This year’s panel of honorary chairs included Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, and Adam Mosseri again while the co-chairs hosting included power couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. With a love for the Met Gala, all of us at Couture USA tuned into the red carpet once again to share with you which red carpet looks we thought fit the theme or were our favorites.


Read all about our red carpet picks from the 2021 Met Gala.


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Billie Eilish in Up-cycled Gucci  View this post on Instagram

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Kim Kardashian in Jean-Louis
previously worn by Marilyn Monroe

Bible, this tribute is everything. ❤️ Kim Kardashian wears Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" dress at the #MetGala. (📷: Getty)

— E! News (@enews) May 3, 2022


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Taylor Hill in Miss Sohee  View this post on Instagram

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Did you agree with our Met Gala picks? Is there anyone we didn't mention that you loved? Let us know in the comments below.

- Tiffany Perez
Gift Ideas Your Mom will Love
Put the chocolates back on the shelf! It’s almost Mother’s Day and whether you’re buying for your mom, wife, aunt, friend, or guardian, the maternal figure in your life deserves only the best. This day is dedicated to them, and you have to give them something they'll remember. If you want to stray away from the typical perfume and massage voucher, look no further and give them something they would love. From Louis Vuitton to Chanel, a little designer never hurts. Wrapped up in a classy bag and topped with flowers, your gift is set and ready to go!




A Carry All Gift  If they love handbags and need a new purse for their collection, you have plenty of options. However, we definitely recommend a tote, satchel, or wallet on a chain (WOC).


Louis Vuitton Neverfull Totes are great for moms who need to carry everything in place of a diaper bag or for your grandmother who wants to keep everything in one place. Shop a Louis Vuitton tote, they’re a classic and must have for LV connoisseurs.


 Designer Satchel Bags

Satchel bags are another great style when you need options. With a top handle, crossbody or shoulder strap, the wearability is endless. They will love being able to go from professional to casual in an instant.


Yves Saint Laurent Wallet on a Chain

Yves Saint Laurent

Eliminate the need for a wallet with a cossbody bag. This compact styled bag limits the need for everything they carry, but gives them the option to keep it in-hand or worn across the body. Ideal for a stylish night out or brunch with friends, we guarantee Mom will love this bag.   A Step in the Right Direction Not many would think shoes make for a good gift, but you can surprise them with something comfortable or even stylish to wear to Mother’s Day dinner.

 Gucci Marmont Sequin Slide Sandals

Platform flats like the Chanel espadrilles take comfort to the next level. Even Gucci loafers or flat slide sandals will elevate their confidence and match a new pedicure.


Christian Louboutin Patent Pumps

On the other side, pumps and heels of all varieties can get them excited. Sensible wedges or trendy leg lengthening Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps will make them fashionable and trendy.   Keep is Small If you're planning to go small accessories and jewelry are always a pleasant surprise!


Designer Jewelry

You can never go wrong with jewelry. A little David Yurman, a dash of Tiffany & Co., or a hint of Cartier is just what they ordered. A sweet dainty necklace or dangling earrings, makes for the perfect gift.


Chanel Card Case Holder From practical to fashionable, there are plenty of options of small accessories to choose from. We recommend a compact wallet that fits into any bag like the Chanel Classic Flap Card holder or if they love exercise and carry the bare minimum, try the unique Chanel Arm Coin purse


Louis Vuitton Bag Charm Finally add the WOW accessory for your list. Between Louis Vuitton bag charms or the versatile Twilly Scarf from Hermes that goes from neck to bag handle, these accessories are some of our favorite picks.   Surprise that special maternal figure in your life with one of these designer gifts and top it off with flowers and a card. With all of these ideas in mind, we hope that your Mother's Day is fun and just as special as they are!
- Tiffany Perez
Walk a Mile in the Latest Shoe Trends
Is your wardrobe seriously lacking in the shoe department? If you find yourself always slipping into the same pair of of your most worn shoes, it's time to pick up on the latest trends and go shopping! As we find history repeating itself, we have to navigate what trend is worth the comeback and during the recent fashion shows, we have seen a resurgence of some of our favorite styles. From the daringly unique to the beloved Y2K platforms, we're going to break down the must haves for this season. 




Gucci Multicolor Marmont Slide Sandals Muletime Convenience and style go hand-in-hand and nothing defines that like a good pair of Mules. From mule sandals to mule pumps and loafers, a quick out the door slide like the Gucci Marmont sandals makes styling your outfits a breeze. With slides of all styles and heights, you can easily pair them with a blouse and slacks for work or denim and tee for a day out. 



Louis Vuitton Paseo Flat Sandals

Chunky Spring and summer are nothing without sandals, and the oversized touch we've come to love in recent years still holds true. The Louis Vuitton Paseo Flat sandals and Burberry Buckingham mesh sandals are both large in size and encompass your foot with ease. Pair with denim, shorts, and more for a comfortable look to remember.


 Gucci Princetown Fur Slippers BlackCuddly Footwear If you love a little plush padding when you walk, furry footwear may be your go-to. Trending this spring you can find fur or shearling insoles much like a pair of Gucci slippers that are enviously comfortable. These shoes come in handy whether you're going into the office dressed in business casual wear or working remotely from home in your favorite pajamas. 


 Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Blue Satin Pumps

Femme Approved More crystals equals more glam. With trends leaning more towards comfort these past years, adding embellished footwear to your closet is an absolute must. The feminine look of crystal bows and details, much like a pair of Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps, adds glam to your arsenal and red carpet finishes to your favorite outfits.


Christian Louboutin Beige Suede Decoupadiva Pumps

Unique Heels Heel shapes and sizes have always been daring and innovative. We've even seen pumps with heels that rely on balance, but for this spring we are looking for the bold and interesting. Curved like a pair of Christian Louboutin Decoupadiva or Gucci heeled loafers, your shoe collection can do with a little change in conversation starters. The great thing about heeled shoes that are unique, you can wear them with a bold ensemble or even the most simple combination of denim and a top, but don't forget to accessorize accordingly!


Gucci GG Wool Trip Boots

Raising Heights Forget stilettos, we are all about the chunky platforms! The chunky platform and heel combination is not only for pumps, you can find all styles like boots, loafers, and sneakers getting a raise in 2022. With the resurgence of the Y2K must-haves, you can find the platform shoe adding Spice Girl approved style to your closet.
- Tiffany Perez
Fashion makes its statement once again on the red carpets this award season. With rooms full of celebrities, it was time to dress up for music's biggest night at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. Dressed to impress, the red carpet features infamous names luxuriously dressed for the occasion. From Dua Lipa paying homage in a Versace 1992 dress to BTS wearing tuxes from Virgil Abloh's final fall collection, the stars left their marks. Revisiting last night's red carpet, we are sharing with you some of our favorite looks!



Best Dressed Female Rachel Zegler in Dior with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Rachel Zegler wears @Dior Haute Couture to the 2022 #Grammys! See more of tonight's celebrity looks:

— Vogue Runway (@VogueRunway) April 4, 2022


Saweetie in fuschia Valentino and black Oscar de la Renta

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St. Vincent in Gucci 

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Paris Hilton in Dundas

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 Lady Gaga in Armani Prive

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Best Dressed Male J Balvin in Givenchy

Singer and nominee @JBALVIN wore a #givenchy custom-made outfit designed by Matthew M. Williams, alongside #ValentinaFerrer in #givenchyfw21, to the 64th Annual #GRAMMYs .

— Givenchy (@givenchy) April 4, 2022 Jack Harlow in Givenchy

Rapper and nominee @jackharlow wore a #givenchyfw22 outfit designed by Matthew M. Williams to the 64th Annual #GRAMMYs .

— Givenchy (@givenchy) April 4, 2022


Lil Nas X in Balmain

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Best Dressed Couple Chrissy Teigen in Nicole + Felicia Couture and John Legend in Zegna

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Best Group BTS in Louis Vuitton

.@BTS_twt's look for the 2022 #Grammys was an extremely thoughtful nod. The group's custom silhouettes were drawn from @LouisVuitton’s fall 2022 collection—the late designer Virgil Abloh’s last

— Vogue Runway (@VogueRunway) April 3, 2022


Couture's Pick
Dua Lipa in 1992 Versace 

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Did we miss anyone? Leave a comment below with some of your favorite looks from the Grammys!

- Tiffany Perez
Dear Valentine...Our Jewelry Gift Guide is Here!
It's finally February and we know what that means! Valentine's Day is almost here and it's time to start planning and shopping. This year we are going to help you narrow down those gift ideas and focus on the small yet glamorous. Acting as your own personal Cupid, Couture will guide you through some of the best jewelry pieces and brands your significant other will love. 




Chanel, Gucci, Louis...Oh My Gucci Louis Vuitton Chanel Jewelry

When you think of jewelry, brands who are typically known for their leather goods are not usually at the forefront. However, accessories from brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Christian Dior, and more are coveted by any luxury connoisseur. A Chanel necklace and earrings or even a Louis Vuitton bracelet would have them in absolute awe.


Amorous Yurman

David Yurman Jewelry

Born from love, the David Yurman company was concepted with a passion for art and love between David Yurman and Sybil Kleinrock. From the infamous Cable Classics to the more modern Helena, Yurman boasts expertly crafted designs with your favorite gemstones. Some collections we suggest include the Cable Classics, Albion, Starburst, Crossover, and more. This brand's jewelry is a luxury staple and the perfect gift to give a loved one. 


LOVE in Cartier

Cartier Jewelry

Infamously recognized for their fine jewelry and the coveted LOVE collection, Cartier is next on the list of the gifts you need to look for. With a multitude of collections like the must-have LOVE, the Trinity, and Just en Clou, Cartier sets the standard for luxury. And if you're looking to make that person you love yours forever, Cartier offers opulent engagement rings as well.


Tiffany & Co. for the Soul

Tiffany & Co. jewelry

As the creator's of the Tiffany setting, Tiffany & Co. understands gifting love. With a multitude of collections to choose from such as the Return to Tiffany or Elsa Peretti's Open Heart, you can find necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more to give your sweetheart. When everything is red or pink, your loved one is sure to be obsessed with a Tiffany Blue box instead. 

Now that you have a good idea of where to start, we hope that your Valentine's Day is perfect and full of hugs and kisses.


Happy Valentine's Day! Love, 
Couture USA P.S. Don't forget the flowers and chocolate, with a touch of bubbly on the side for a memorable day!
- Tiffany Perez
Couture's 2021 in Review
Another year has gone by and we've made it into 2022! Now with over 18 years in business, Couture has seen all kinds of items over the years, new and old.  In 2021, we were in awe by so many luxury designer pieces that entered through our doors and we wanted to share them with you. From Amber and Alina's favorites to the most asked about bag of the year, we're here to keep you updated in all the latest at Couture.    [newsletter]   Amber & Alina's Favorites Our luxury experts, Amber and Alina see and sell luxury items all day every day. Sometimes it's hard for them to choose their favorites, but we asked them anyway.  For 2021, Alina's choice was the very trendy Bottega Veneta Chain Cassette bag. This pretty piece arrived in a gorgeous beige hue with gold-tone hardware. The large and puffy intrecciato woven design the brand is known for was paired perfectly with a Gucci jacket.  Amber went in a more subtle glam direction with the iridescent Chanel 19. Crafted in a white hue, when touched by light, the exterior of this bag shined from every angle. The new woven chain and leather CC closure was a popular design many looked for.

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Most Expensive 2020's most expensive bag was the Louis Vuitton Crocodile Capucines BB bag, but in 2021 an ever classic Hermes Birkin 30 arrived to take the coveted spot. In a vibrant orange that is the signature color of the brand handcrafted and hand-stitched to perfection, this bag is one of the hardest pieces to get in the industry at the moment due to limited availability. Hermes Birkin 30s retail can start at $12,400 and increase based on material or special requests. 


Most Unique  Sometimes fashionistas look for something so out of this world and eye-catching, you can't help but love it. According to our staff, one of the most unique bags to enter our store is a fur Fendi Baguette bag. A mix of satin and petals crafted from rabbit fur in various shades of purple and pink is definitely one to remember.

Editor's Pick This year we are featuring the Editor's Pick! Born in the 90s and a lover of the retro style, Tiffany's 2021 choice was a unique Yves Saint Laurent Graffiti Kate Bag. The black Grain de Poudre construction was gifted its far out finish with multicolor shapes printed throughout!


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Most Asked About Chanel never fails to be one of the most illustrious brands to ever exist even after over 112 years. The memorable CC and its popular flap bags remains a sought after brand for all fashionistas. In 2021, our staff noticed that the coveted flap bag was one of the most asked about items of the year. Not only is this bag stylish, but the Chanel Flap is also an investment piece that never loses its value.

Read our blogs about Celebrating 15 Years at Couture and 2020 in review at Couture USA!
- Tiffany Perez
2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Another year has come and gone, and we're right back in the holiday season! Magic is in the air and we are all waiting to see what gifts we will get this year. Everyone's lists have already begun to take form and the holiday classics are beginning to roll out. Every year we compile a quick little gift guide to help you find the gifts you need for your loved ones and make the shopping experience painless and fun!



Looking at Louis Luxury starts with an L and so does Louis Vuitton, and a little LV always goes a long way. Fill up the holiday gift boxes with Louis Vuitton in a variety of styles, sizes, colors and materials to surprise them this year. Anything from a coveted Keepall or Neverfull to the Twist or Petite Malle, your loved one will leap for joy when they see that Louis in their hands. 



Celebrating Chanel As the holiday season comes and goes, Chanel is everlasting. A must have gift for every occasion, your loved one will gasp in delight when they see a Chanel under the tree. Keep it classic with a Flap Bag or make it more modern with the latest Chanel 19. Chanels in all different styles are a memorable gift and will have the receiver celebrating for many years to come.



Gucci Greetings With a love for inclusivity and classic styles making a comeback, give the gift of Gucci this year. Big or small, Gucci's classic styles like the Jackie or even more modern collections like the 1955 Horsebit are a hit. You can even fill the stocking with small accessories for a delightful surprise!



Jingling Jewelry The holiday season is meant for joy and is also a very busy time of year. Buying shimmering jewelry like David Yurman bracelets, Tiffany & Co. necklaces, or bold earrings are always a go-to for gifts. You may also see a lot of rings as well because even the holidays are a hotbed for proposals and weddings.



Seasonal Treats Santa isn't the only one getting surprise treats this year! Don't forget to leave out the little gifts that they will love. Compact wallet, twilly scarves, Hermes belt buckles, bag charms, and more, there are plenty of accessories that you can give along with even larger gifts as well. Treat them with awe-inspiring seasonal musts that they can use until next holiday! 


We can't wait to see what you all get this year!
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- Tiffany Perez
Gucci: 100 Years of Breaking Fashion Barriers
For a century, Gucci has defined the world of fashion in a variety of ways making the company a fashion staple. Although there have been many controversies, Gucci continues to be a staple household name along with Louis Vuitton and Chanel. In honor of the movie starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, and more coming out this month, we will take you through the history of this illustrious brand.


Laying Foundations Journeying back to 1881, Guccio Gucci was born in Florence, Italy. His father was a leather craftsman, but he chose not to follow in his footsteps and decided to travel. During his life, Gucci ultimately ended up working as an attendant at The Savoy in London and finding inspiration from all of the luggages from travelers which kickstarted his future.  It wasn't until 1921 when Gucci returned to Florence that he created his Maison. From there he continued to create luggage pieces before he branched into wallets and equestrian products. In the late 1920's, he created the first version of the infamous GG we all know before his sons reinvented it again. 

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Continuing the Legacy & A Time of Turmoil   Gucci eventually included his sons, Aldo, Vasco, and Rodolfo into the family business leading it into new directions and increase in reputation. During this time we saw the inception of the Diamante canvas, reinvention of the signature GG print that is widely used to this day, and the introduction of Gucci's first pig-skin bags during World War II. By the 50's, the red and green Web detailing made its debut.  Under Rodolfo in the 1950's, Gucci stores increased. Not only expanding to Milan and to the United States, but also opening in The Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York City on behalf of Guccio's past of working with the hotel. This store opened only a few days prior to his death in 1953.   Things for the company ran smoothly up until the 80's when turmoil struck the Gucci family. With decades of accomplishments such as the introduction of the Flora print and their first ready-to-wear fashion show, there were also several changes done to the company and shifts in power. With Guccio's grandchildren now working within the Maison, there was plenty of feuding over who would control the company. Soon enough, Maurizio, Rodolfo's son eventually took over and pushed the rest of the family out. This led to years of disarray that almost ruined the company, imprisonments of family members, and the eventual murder of Maurizio in 1995.  The House Rises Again In the 90's, Gucci was going through a slump after Dawn Mello resigned and through the family feuding. It wasn't until 1994 when Tom Ford took over as Creative Director that changes were made to the company and the popularity began to grow again. Embracing the idea of "Sex Sells," Ford took a direction of the more risque and scandalous with his designs and marketing, making the brand more "sexy" and under Ford's thumb, the company soared for years until he left in 2004 and then Frida Giannini took over. 

Frida Giannini's take over as Creative Director started with her time as Design Director at Gucci. She sought to change Ford's designs and to focus on Gucci's heritage within her style, bringing back tokens of the past which continued into her tenure there.  Celebrities & Breaking Barriers Gucci has a longstanding relationship with celebrities and their inspiration on their products. Memorable figures such as Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, and Jackie Kennedy are just to name a few while we also saw collaborations with the rapper Dapper Dan and graffiti artist, Trevor Andrews. Their influence on designs continue even as the years pass by.  To this day, Gucci has actually become a token favorite of the younger generations due to Alessandro Michele's takeover in 2015 as creative director. With a large resurgence in the pop world with celebrities such as Harry Styles and K-Pop idols to collaborations with Disney, Doraemon, North Face, and Balenciaga, Gucci has seen a large jump in sales over the past years. This incorporation of pop stars, pop culture, and embracing emerging ideals into their advertising, designs, and ambassadorships has set Gucci into a new direction. 

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With a much more open atmosphere and the acceptance of unisex style, Gucci's embrace of these ideals has skyrocketed their popularity, with a broad range of clothing and handbags they are not strangers to anyone on the gender spectrum. The Past in Present Not only does the Italian fashion house embrace nonconformity, the brand makes sure to never lose the ideals and style of the past, incorporating them into their designs. We have seen recently reinvented designs of classic bags such as one of Princess Diana's go-tos. This summer Gucci released the Diana bag as an homage to her favorite style, gifting it a new trending twist. Also as of 2021, with the impending release of the movie, the Jackie purse has made its comeback due to bags being used by Lady Gaga's character in the trailers. Learn more about Gucci bags when you read our
Quick Guide to Gucci Handbag Styles With Michele at the helm we have seen many changes these past few years. The company has made more sustainability efforts, changed their fashion show structure, and embraced the differences in people and fashion. With a longstanding history, there is plenty to look forward to in Gucci's future. 
- Tiffany Perez
Learning Hermes Bag Names
“What's in a name? That which we call a rose" quoted by William Shakespeare, meaning a name is a just a name. However, names can have different meanings and hold a type of power. Some of the most infamous luxury goods have memorable names that fashionistas around the world recognize. When it comes to Hermes, you will find bags named after celebrities and equestrian tools alike. In this blog we are going to delve into some of the most popular Hermes bag names and where they came from.




Hermes 2019 Birkin 30 Bag Bougainvillea Epsom Calfskin

One of the most famous names of luxury handbags, the Birkin bag is one of the most coveted purses in all of existence. Popular since the late 1980's, this A-lister approved bag was named after the "it-girl" and actress Jane Birkin after she told the CEO of Hermes that they needed to create a more functional bag. The limited availability of this memorable purse makes it a big investment in the luxury world and comes in four sizes.




Hermes Kelly Retourne 32 Bag Burgundy Togo

Originally named a Sac-a-Depeches, the Kelly dates back to 1892 when its design was inspired by bags that can hold a saddle. The Kelly received its current name from the late Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly, when she would use the bag to hide her pregnancy from the public. Known to be the older sister to the Birkin, this bag comes in two styles, the Sellier and Retourne, and four sizes. 



Constance 18 Bag Orange Swift

Designed in 1967 by designer Catherine Chaillet, the Constance was created as a little go-to bag for everyday use and named after her daughter.  A french word meaning 'constancy,' the style of this bag is the pure definition of Hermes' continuing legacy. Featuring the infamous 'H" clasp and rectangular shape, this bag comes in four different sizes for options. Coincidentally enough, the Constance was known to be one of Jackie Kennedy's go-to purses. 



Hermes Tri-Color Picotin Lock 18 PM Bag Multicolor Taurillon Clemence

Derived from a French word, Picotin is actually the measure of feed given to a horse, typically the bag that we see horses wear on their nose when they eat. The equestrian style bag was inspired by these bags, giving it a large interior for all of the necessities and belt and lock closure for that extra touch of Hermes. 



Hermes Evelyne I PM Bag Rouge H Clemence

Another equestrian inspired piece, the Evelyne was designed after the bags meant to carry horse grooming equipment. The perforated H is designed as a way to allow equipment like brushes to dry and originally was meant to be worn facing the body, but now as a luxury bag, the fashionistas wear the H outward. This bag comes in four generations and four sizes.  Read more about Hermes' logo and other designers in our blog: The Artistry Behind the Logos. 



Hermes Jypsiere 37 Bag Black Clemence

Created for the 2008 collections by Jean-Paul Gaultier, the Jypsiere looks like a streamline mix of a Birkin and Kelly into a messenger bag. The messenger bag style emulates a hunting bag mixed with the style of the most popular Hermes bag. This bag comes in four sizes.



Herbag Zip PM Bag Orange Toile Canvas

Otherwise known as the little sister to the Kelly, the Herbag looks very much like its counterpart in which the difference lies in the materials used. While Kellys typically are made of leather, the Herbag is typically made of canvas and a leather piece that can be switched out between bags for a mix and match style. Discontinued in the mid-2000s, the Herbag was re-introduced in 2009 as the Herbag Zip and comes in a total of five sizes. 


Other Hermes bags to look out for: Bolide Colorado Egee Garden Party  Good News Jige Lindy Medor So Kelly Vespa Victoria And more... Need help choosing a bag for your collection? We curated our top 15 Bags your Collection Craves just for you!
- Tiffany Perez
What is the Price of a Chanel Flap Bag?
Chanel was founded in 1910 in Paris, France, by Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel with the mission to revolutionize women’s fashion. Starting with creating hats and opening her first shop in 1910, the flap bag didn’t make its way into women’s arms until 1955. Today, Chanel is one of the most sought-after luxury brands in the world.  Continue reading to learn about the history of the iconic Chanel Classic Flap bag, how much they cost and how to find an authentic one for less. 




Chanel Flap Bags are Worth the Investment The Chanel flap bag not only holds its value over time, but its prices have steadily increased over the years, making it a worthwhile investment. Their iconic style, high-quality materials, classic design, and sought-after name make Chanel flap bags easy to resell should you wish to do so in the future. As of September 2021, Chanel has implemented a numerous number of increases on their handbags with an expected future of more increases. Below we included a chart with the current prices as they stand compared to early 2021. Chanel Classic Flap Bag Prices Reissue Bag Prices Factors That Influence the Price of Chanel Flap Bags
  Types of Chanel Flap Bags  Chanel’s flap bags are one of the must-have for the handbag connoisseur. You can find Chanel flap bags in different materials, sizes, colors, styles, and designs; however, the structural design is virtually the same. The earned its name due to its iconic flap and closures. The company designed the Single flap version to have just one exterior flap closure while the Double flap features an exterior and interior flap. Chanel has a multitude of flap bag designs such as the Boy bag, however there are two styles of Chanel flap bags: The 2.55 and the Classic Flap. The term 2.55 is used in reference to flap bags that reflect the original flap bag design created in February of 1955.

Not to be confused with the Reissue flap bag introduced by Karl Lagerfeld in 2005, the 2.55 bag is the original design of Chanel’s bags, debuting for the first time a shoulder carried bag acceptable for women. These bags are typically lined with burgundy interior leather, which symbolizes the uniforms from the convent orphanage where Coco Chanel grew up. It features the “Mademoiselle” turn-lock clasp, interior zipper compartment, double flap, and the classic chain strap. Jumping forward to the 1980s, Karl Lagerfeld is the one who introduced the coveted Classic Flap bag. Featuring similar features to the 2.55 bag, the Classic Flap is distinguished instead by the CC turn-lock closure, curved flap, and leather-woven chain.


Materials As with any product, the higher their demand, the more they cost. However, demand isn’t the only factor that impacts the cost of the Chanel flap bag. Because of their versatility, the price of one of these purses varies according to a few different factors such as: material, size, hardware, and where you buy it. The flap bag can be found in a wide range of materials, such as:  Lambskin Leather Calfskin Leather Goatskin Leather Caviar Leather Tweed Jersey Fabric Exotics (python, alligator, crocodile, etc..) And more… These materials can be designed with different colors and patterns. Materials that are in high demand, or are known for their durability and longevity, such as calfskin or caviar leather, typically make the bag more expensive. Some have rhinestones, crystals, pearls, and other decorative embellishments, which can contribute to increased cost. Many of the flap bags are designed with the classic quilted look, while others feature unique designs.  Along with the material of the bag itself, its hardware can influence the cost. The hardware is typically gold, light gold, silver or black and can be created with antiqued, matte, or iridescent finishes. The classic bag also features leather-woven chain straps.  Along with the bag’s structure, design, and size, where you purchase your Chanel flap bag can impact its cost. You can find authentic, lightly used flap bags at a lower price compared to purchasing them brand new. 


How to Find an Authentic Chanel Flap Bag  Since they can be quite the investment, it’s important to purchase one from a seller you can trust — especially if you are planning on purchasing a used luxury bag. In order to limit the production and sale of counterfeits, Chanel manufactures handbags and accessories with serial numbers.
Couture USA is a designer retail boutique with over 17 years of experience buying and selling pre-owned luxury goods. Our team of experts thoroughly inspect each product we purchase to ensure its quality and authenticity. We proudly sell only 100% authentic luxury brands, 100% of the time. Shop our selection of premium Chanel designer bags today. 

- Tiffany Perez
How to Properly Clean Your Designer Purse
Designer purses, such as Louis Vuitton or Chanel ,are known for their quality, luxurious materials and of course, their popular name. Designer handbags are an investment and regularly cleaning your designer purse is key to keeping it in great condition.  Over time, dirt, dust, and grime from its surroundings can collect on your purse’s exterior and interior. The oils from your skin can also cause the materials to deteriorate and items may spill on or inside of it. Luckily, knowing how to clean your purse properly can keep your designer bag in like-new condition. 




Cleaning Your Designer Purse, Step by Step  Cleaning Supplies with Gucci Marmont Cleaning your designer purse incorrectly can permanently damage it and care must be taken. Here is a general overview of how you should clean your designer handbag’s interior, exterior, and hardware.


Designer Purse Interior Cleaning  Remove all of your belongings from your purse. Flip the bag upside down and shake it to get rid of any loose debris. Turn the liner inside out and use a lint roller to remove any other dirt or dust. Go over the liner using a vacuum with the brush attachment to remove any debris you may have missed. *If your bag’s interior doesn’t have a liner, is unable to be turned inside out or is made of leather, instead of inverting your bag, we recommend using a lint roller, tweezers and the vacuum with the brush attachment to clean the inner corners.*

Lint Roller on Interior

Designer Purse Exterior Cleaning  Over time, the exterior of your purse collects dirt and dust, which can lead to a buildup of residue. The way you clean your designer bag’s exterior will depend on the material it’s made of. 

Exterior Cleaning

Leather Use care and caution when cleaning your bag’s leather exterior. If your bag is made of leather, we recommend using fragrance-free, alcohol-free wipes such as leather wipes or baby wipes, which can remove excess dirt and residue without drying out the material. Wipe down the bag’s exterior with these wipes, or spray a leather cleaner onto a microfiber cloth and use it to clean the bag. Then, use a leather conditioner (we recommend the Apple brand) to moisturize the leather material and avoid cracking. 

Exterior cleaning

If your bag is made of patent leather, you can use the above methods to clean it. Wipe it down with a soft cloth after you clean it to avoid streaks and splotches. If you see any scuffs on your purse, you can try to gently remove them with a small amount of leather cleaner applied to a baby wipe. 

Fabric Canvas, tweed, jersey and satin can typically be cleaned using a lint roller. Use tweezers to gently remove any dirt, dust and debris that are stuck to the fabric. If you see blemishes that need extra attention, lightly spray a baby wipe with OxiClean, and use it to lift the stain.
*NOTE: We do not recommend using Oxiclean on satin, silk, or jersey that are not black because it may leave a cleaner stain.*


Fur or Suede To clean bags made of fur or suede, we recommend using a specialty brush to remove dirt, dust and debris from its exterior. If there are any stains, gently buff them out with the brush. For fur bags, brush the fur in the same direction that the hair goes. For suede material, gently brush the suede in one direction. Once you’ve cleaned it, use a suede conditioner to revitalize the material. 


Hardware Polish hardware using a baby wipe, and then dry it with a soft cloth. Occasionally, your bag’s hardware can cause discoloration on the surrounding material. Luckily, this can be removed by gently buffing it with a magic eraser.

Hardware cleaning

If the hardware has started to tarnish and oxidize, use a small amount of Brasso on a cotton swab to polish it. Be sure to use extreme caution as liquid metal polish can stain the bag’s materials.


How Often Should You Clean Your Designer Purse?  How frequently you clean your designer purse will depend on how often you use it. If you use your bag daily, we recommend cleaning it every week. If you use it occasionally, two to four cleanings per year is recommended. In addition, your bag’s handles and its base and corners get the most wear and, therefore, require more attention. We recommend cleaning these areas of your purse after every use to ensure they don’t deteriorate more than the rest of the bag. It’s important to keep in mind that the way you clean your designer purse may vary according to the designer. Some designers use highly specialized processes, and their bags require specialized care and cleaning to ensure they don’t get damaged. Please refer to our other blogs How to Safely Clean Louis Vuitton Bags and How You Can Properly Clean Your Chanel Bags for more information about cleaning your Louis Vuitton and Chanel purses. Conduct research to find out what the recommended cleaning methods and materials are for your specific bag. If you’re having trouble getting stains out of your bag, or aren’t sure how to do so safely, bring your bag to a professional cleaning service.      Looking for Authentic Designer Handbags?  At Couture USA, we’re proud to buy and sell 100% authentic luxury brands, 100% of the time. Our team examines every detail of the items we purchase using our thorough inspection process to guarantee their quality and authenticity. Shop our selection of luxury handbags today!
- Tiffany Perez
Typically, when May comes around, celebrities, designers, and fashion lovers alike begin to feel the excitement of ‘part of the year’s commencement. In this case, the party of the year is the infamous Met Gala, wildly also hailed as the “Oscars of the East Coast.” Formerly known as the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit it has been hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume institute in New York City for more than 73 years. This annual gala is a fundraising event for the Costume Institute that began in 1948 and continues to raise millions every year.


Although the Met Gala started in November and switched to the first Monday of May by 2005, because of Covid the event pushed back and hosted on September 13th this year. This year’s panel of honorary chairs included Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, and Adam Mosseri. The event was hosted by young celebrities such as Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka, Timothee Chalomet, Keke Palmer, and Ilana Glazer. This socialite event brings in an invitee list that ranges from Hollywood’s finest to designers, artists, musicians, and more. Although this premiere event is extremely exclusive, people all over the world tune into the stream to see who arrives on the carpet and what they are wearing. This year’s theme will continue into next year as a two-part exhibition that explores fashion in the United States. The name of the first smaller exhibit is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, focusing on patchwork quilting used as a metaphor for the melting pot of cultures that live in this country. As tradition dictates, guests are expected to match their fashion to the theme of the exhibit. Guests this year embodied American fashion on the red carpet and all of us here at Couture tuned into the show to give you some of our favorite looks of 2021!


Keke Palmer In true American fashion, Keke Palmer partnered with Sergio Hudson to help her embody the show stopping style and elegance of the infamous Diana Ross for her Met Gala look. The shimmering golden dress is sleek and conforms to her body while the low open back adds a sensual finish. Paired with a smokey eye and stunning afro, Palmer exuded confidence as she hosted the illustrious event. View this post on Instagram

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Yara Shahidi Designed by Christian Dior, Yara Shahidi paid tribute to the American-French entertainer Josephine Baker. As an ambassador for Dior, the actress and activist looks to combine both to all of her fashion, especially when she arrived in the gown that featured intricate beadwork, gauze train, a braided cap, diamond choker, and elbow length gloves. This absolutely stunning outfit made Shahidi glow while paying perfect homage to Baker and the fashion of the 1920’s-1930’s. View this post on Instagram

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Sienna Miller A fashion icon in her own right, Sienna Miller’s gown for the Met Gala was designed by Gucci and shined on the carpet. The dusty rose lace and silver bead work along the bodice is given an Old Hollywood glam finish with a long fur coat. This shimmering piece shined on at the Gala and with her natural makeup and waves of blonde hair, we were inspired by that Old Hollywood appeal. View this post on Instagram

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Karli Kloss Supermodel Karli Kloss took the assignment and appeared at the Met Gala donning an all red Carolina Herrera dress. The custom piece is not only inspired by the House’s founder, but also by the official flower of the United States, the rose. Crafted from silk, this dress is show-stopping with the large sleeves and long train that finish the effect with an elegant flair. View this post on Instagram

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Kendall Jenner  Old Hollywood glam was a staple look for many of the celebrities attending and joining them in Givenchy was Kendall Jenner. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s gown from My Fair Lady, Jenner’s dress included the same embellished choker and sleeves as the on-screen gown only with a sexy twist as the entire gown was sheer. Putting her hair in an up-do we are able to see every detail of this stunning outfit. View this post on Instagram

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Emily Blunt Emily Blunt was the embodiment of a starry sky with her Miu Miu gown. Inspired by the 1941 film, Ziegfeld Girl, and the lead star Hedy Lamarr, Blunt’s sheer dress was completely covered in jewels and beads while paired with a star headpiece that was reminiscent of Lamarr’s tiara. Given extra drama with diamond earrings and a dramatic white cape, Blunt was a star at the Gala. View this post on Instagram

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Rihanna  Although she arrived fashionably late, Rihanna was the highly anticipated guest everyone was waiting for. With a history of memorable Met Gala looks, everyone couldn’t wait to see what Riri would arrive wearing. Not to disappoint, her all black Balenciaga dress featured large ruffles with a matching hat. The sheer volume of the ruffles are an homage to the oversized styles America is known for with a chic twist. View this post on Instagram

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Billie Eilish Mixing Old Hollywood glam with a touch of an American classic, 19 year old Billie Eilish stunned at the Met Gala in her Oscar de la Renta gown. The light peach tulle dress was a memorable pairing of Marilyn Monroe style with the classic designs of Holiday Barbie dolls with a condition. With a twist, Eilish only agreed to wear this gown if the House would agree to completely stop using/selling furs in their fashion. View this post on Instagram

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Quannah Chasinghorse Indigenous model, 19 year old Quannah Chasinghorse had the most memorable and stunning outfit of the evening. An absolute vision in her Peter Dundas gold lame gown, Quannah completed her look with Navajo turquoise and silver jewelry. Her presence at the Met Gala with her traditional face tattoos and accessories is paving the way for indigenous representation and she made waves on the internet with her arrival at the Gala.   

Quannah Chasinghorse wore a #DUNDAS x #REVOLVE gold lamé gown with plunging neckline to the #MetGala.
The look was paired with authentic Navajo turquoise and silver jewelry. #MetGala2021

— The Fashion Court (@TheFashionCourt) September 14, 2021

Did you like our favorite Met Gala looks? Is there anyone we didn't mention that you loved? Let us know in the comments below!

- Tiffany Perez
A Quick Guide to Authentic Gucci Serial Numbers
The House of Gucci has a famed and storied history of producing some of the finest bags in the luxury market and Guccio Gucci understood the value and the craftsmanship of his brand. Every bag was labeled, even very early Gucci items are labeled and identified as Gucci. However, through the years, the labels exact text and font have varied and consistently went through changes until the current label format was adopted.  

Although labels started early on, most early Gucci pieces that were produced in the 1950’s began to include the model number or also known as the "Brev" number. This model number however was not consistent and many bags ended up not including one at all. It wasn't until the 1970's that Gucci began to consistently mark their pieces with serial numbers.



Labels & Serial Number Location Inside of every Gucci bag is typically a leather label that includes the logo and made in. Once you flip it over, you will find the serial number. Depending on the year the bag was produced, serial numbers will vary in format but not location. The serial numbers will typically always be behind the leather tab, however, wallets and small leather goods typically feature the numbers embossed somewhere near the card slots.  


Serial Number Font & Format


Just like other brands, Gucci's serial numbers went through a progression of changes throughout the years until it settled into the format we know of today. Serial numbers will generally consist between 9 to 13 digits. Sometimes be separated by dots or dashes, especially vintage pieces. The font is typically a serif type.  


When Tom Ford became the Creative Director in 1994, the formatting of the serial numbers began to change and now serial numbers included two lines. From the mid 1990’s to the mid 2000’s, the pieces would typically have a top line of 3 digits followed with a dash/dot and then 4 digits and the serif font became more consistent with a few changes to the numbers. The numbers 1, 4, 7 all began to include small feet on the bottom. Zeroes became more oval in shape.  Then number 2 and 3 included curls to their shapes. With the use of a consistent font, a few more changes were made to the format afterward. In the mid 2000's, Gucci eliminated the dot and the dash, using two lines of six digits or a top line of 6 and bottom line of 4 while wallets and small leather goods continued to have one line of digits separated by a dash.


Important things to note about serial numbers: The first line is the model number. Model numbers can change as the items are changed over the years. The second line is the supplier/batch number and can be the same as other Gucci pieces.  You can use the model number to find an item on a search engine. The embossing/heat stamp varies and can sometimes look messy despite the item being authentic. 


Variations through the Years


For more about Gucci, read our blog: A Quick Guide to Gucci Handbag Styles



***Couture USA only authenticates items that you would like to sell or consign with us.  There are several companies that do offer authentication services. Mypoupette, CarolDiva, and Authenticate4U are all reputable authentication companies who would be happy to review your item for a small fee. ***
- Tiffany Perez
David Yurman: Sculpting a Legacy
As most stories start, the history of the David Yurman company starts as a love story of two artists from New York who never imagined owning a business. David Yurman and Sybil Kleinrock were both born in New York in 1942, living parallel lives from one another before meeting in the 1960's and eventually falling in love while paving a way to a new future they never expected. We are going to delve into who are the Yurman's and how did this illustrious company came to be in this tell all blog. 


  Who is David Yurman?

A muse allows you to listen to your dreams…Sybil is my muse, always.” - David Yurman

— David Yurman (@DavidYurman) January 25, 2016 Born on October 12th, 1942 in Manhattan, New York, David Yurman grew up loving the arts. He created and sold sculptures to his classmates. When he was in his teens, his sister introduced him to Cuban sculptor, Ernesto Gonzalez, and learned to weld. Spending a short time in university, Yurman quickly quit and moved across the country to California to live in an art colony, but by the late 1960s he found his way back to the Big Apple. With experience working for multiple famous sculptors: Jacques Lipshitz, Theodore Rozak, and Hans Van de Bovenkamp, he developed and harnessed his craft. David Yurman’s wife, Sybil Kleinrock, was born in the Bronx on December 10th, 1942. She lived a parallel life to Yurman while showing off her passion for painting. Sybil experienced the zeitgeist of the 50’s and 60’s in NYC while taking in the counterculture as inspiration. In the 1960’s, she moved to California to live in an art colony before moving back to New York towards the end of the decade where she met Yurman and eventually collaborating with him to create the company we know of today.   Living Parallel Both artists in their own respects, Sybil was a painter and David was a sculptor. Coincidentally, the two worked in the same coffee shop, moved to California to study art, and returned to New York City where they finally met. David was working at a studio under the sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp when Sybil walked in for a job. Part of her position required her to work under David and from there, their story began, and their future artistic collaboration would come fruition with a mix of two different artistic approaches.    The Legacy: From the Foundation to Building a Brand In 1971, during the course of their relationship, David sculpted the infamous ‘Dante’ necklace for his girlfriend who wore it to a gallery. The necklace garnered the attention of a New York City gallery owner who wanted to buy the piece right then and there, but also requested to have multiple pieces made. The ‘Dante’ necklace was a hit and sold immediately which pioneered the start of David and Sybil starting their jewelry business. From there, they traveled and created Putnam Artworks, learning the tools of the trade for their business. Shortly after their marriage in 1979, the founding of the David Yurman Company began in 1980 after almost selling their business. A year after the opening of the company, the Yurman’s won an award from the World Gold Council for their Starlight necklace, a stepping stone into the use of their signature cabling design. By 1983, the company produced the first cable bracelet which would define the future of their company. By 1999, the David Yurman Company accumulated experience and notoriety with recognition, awards, pioneering designs, and advertisement. Their Silver Ice Collection that debuted in 1997 featured diamonds with sterling silver, allowing the company to be the first designer to ever do this. From there the world saw their first ever major advertising campaign, the companies first boutique on Madison Avenue, and taking charge of their own campaigns.  David & Sybil’s son Evan would eventually join his parents in 2003 at 19 years old by becoming the head of design for the Men’s collections. He would eventually begin to take over more collections and then be named Chief Design Director by 2013.   The Signature Cable and Their Legacy  Every brand has something they are known for, whether it’s Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram or Tiffany & Co.’s Return to Tiffany Collection, for David Yurman it’s the signature cable details. An homage to architecture, the cabling design is inspired by columns that can be found on classically designed buildings while also having a unique take on the philosophies the Yurman’s keep close. The design featured individual cables twisted together to create a larger visual effect emphasizing their belief in the importance of collaboration and that creating things should be a group effort. Cabling not only expresses David and Sybil’s philosophy on life and art, but it also combines all of their life’s work together, establishing a long lasting legacy. For more about David Yurman, read our blogs about identifying authentic David Yurman and the 10 Things You Didn't Know About David Yurman.


- Tiffany Perez
It has been an extremely long year with limited red carpet events, but now it seems like we are back in business. Fashion has always been a staple of awards ceremonies and prestigious events, making the arrival of celebrities and models alike worthwhile. The 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival marks one of the first of 2021 red carpet events with a large attendance.  With multiple days of screenings and red carpet events, there were plenty of looks to choose from and we are diving right in with a few of our favorites. From Gucci to Chanel, Balmain, Dior and more, it was almost hard to choose just a few. Although the Cannes Festival is still going and there are many awe-inspiring pieces to be seen, these are Couture's picks of the red carpet.  




Jessica Chastain Gorgeous in black, Jessica Chastain's ginger hair and bold red lipstick add a romantic finish to her Dior custom dress. The evening gown features a netted strapless design with velvet scrolls for the final touch of movement.



Actress @Jes_Chastain appeared on the red carpet at the 74th @Festival_Cannes wearing a custom #DiorCouture by Maria Grazia Chiuri strapless black net evening dress decorated with undulating velvet scrolls.#StarsinDior

— Dior (@Dior) July 7, 2021



Virginie Efira Embodying a goddess, actress Virginie Efira stunned the red carpet in a flowing gold Dior dress. The dress' flowing structure stands out with every step while the braided belt accentuates her waist line and a cape adds drama to the overall finish.

Virginie Efira wore a #Dior Spring 2020 Haute Couture gown and cape to the "Benedetta" screening at #Cannes74. #Cannes2021 #ChristianDior

— The Fashion Court (@TheFashionCourt) July 9, 2021


SoKo While attending the screening of 'Annette' and the Opening Ceremony, SoKo made a memorable appearance with her Gucci gown. A subtle embroidered detail is highlight by iridescent sequins that shined with every touch of light while the cut-outs at the waist made this dress look like a two-piece. 

.@SoKothecat attended the ‘Annette’ screening and Opening Ceremony during the 74th @Festival_Cannes, in a #Gucci iridescent sequin gown with embroidered details. For
the occasion, #SoKo wore #GucciBeauty. #AlessandroMichele #Cannes2021 #Cannes74

— gucci (@gucci) July 8, 2021


Maggie Gyllenhaal A vision in red, Maggie Gyllenhaal appeared to the screening of "Benedetta' in a pleated Versace gown. This custom dress features a thin cut out while pleated fabric adds geometric appeal and a flowing skirt.

#MaggieGyllenhaal attended the premiere of the film Benedetta at the 74th Cannes Film Festival in a custom Atelier Versace gown. #VersaceCelebrities #Cannes2021

— VERSACE (@Versace) July 10, 2021


Taylor Hill Stunning in custom Etro, American model Taylor Hill, appeared on night one of the festival with confidence. The body contouring sheer lace gown features cutouts on the waist, a high neckline, and open back for a risque yet sophisticated end. View this post on Instagram

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Bella Hadid Infamous model, Bella Hadid, embraced the unique and open sternum look with a Fall 2021 Schiaparelli gown. The black dress formed to her body, leaving an open space on her chest that was covered by a gold branch statement making chain to remember. With sharp contour and a high bun, Hadid looked stunning.

Bella Hadid in Schiaparelli on the occasion of the 'Three Floors' film at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, July 11. 2021.


— (@VogueParis) July 13, 2021


Leonie Hanne Attending her first ever Cannes red carpet, Leonie Hanne made a dramatic entrance in her all green Nicole + Felicia ball gown. The layered taffeta sage green piece with bouncing feathers contrasted perfectly against the bright red of the carpet. View this post on Instagram

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Mahlagha Jaberi Iranian model, Mahlagha Jaberi, was an absolute showstopper in her Rami Kadi gown. The organza layered gown with a floral and butterfly print was simply accessorised with chandelier earrings and the models wavy hair. View this post on Instagram

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Soo Joo Park Korean fashion model, Soo Joo Park, arrived to the "Stillwater" screening red carpet in pre-fall 2020 Chanel. The all lace jumpsuit is fabulously accessorized with strappy pumps, a choker necklace, and silver Chanel belt to accentuate her waist.

Soo Joo Park wore a #CHANEL Pre-Fall 2020 lace jumpsuit with a dress overlay to the "Stillwater" screening at #Cannes74. #Cannes2021

— The Fashion Court (@TheFashionCourt) July 8, 2021


Dylan Penn  Model, actress, and the daughter of Sean Penn, Dylan Penn, stunned the red carpet in a gorgeous Balmain Resort 2021 gown. A beautiful halter silhouette covered in sequins with and mesh panels that outline her body are paired simply with her hair in a ponytail and a feather clutch. 

Dylan Penn wore a #Balmain Resort 2021 gown to the screening of "The French Dispatch" at #Cannes74. #Cannes2021 #TheFrenchDispatch

— The Fashion Court (@TheFashionCourt) July 13, 2021


Who was your favorite from our picks? Let us know in the comments below!


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- Tiffany Perez
A Quick Guide to Chanel Serial Numbers
It goes without saying that Chanel's Classic Flap Bag is one of fashion's most iconic styles. Soon after Karl Lagerfeld joined the label in the mid-1980's, the purse made its debut. Designed with the modern woman in mind, the Classic Flap featured a more recognizable "CC" turn-lock closure and leather woven straps. Its popularity was nearly instantaneous, but along with the fame came counterfeiting concerns. In attempt to limit counterfeits, Chanel first began manufacturing handbags and accessories with serial number stickers in 1986. Used as a benchmark of authenticity, these serial numbers are attached to the interiors of Chanel pieces and indicate when a piece was manufactured. Each of these numbers is unique to the bag in which it's found, and no number is repeated.  NOTE: Serial numbers will match the authenticity card, however they will not be able to allow you to determine the style/model of the bag. These serial numbers are unique to their item and the card.


When Chanel began using serial stickers, they began issuing authenticity cards, featuring corresponding serial numbers. These cards have had slight changes throughout the years but have always been a black plastic card with white text and gold borders. Below we have provided an examples of a serial number sticker with its corresponding authenticity card.
Although Chanel bags made between 1986 and present day are manufactured with serial number stickers and authenticity cards, stickers can be damaged or removed and cards can be misplaced. If a Chanel handbag is missing these features, it does not always denote the piece as a counterfeit. The First Serial Numbers The earliest of serial numbers were printed on white stickers featuring subtle interlocking "CC" logos. Each of these serial numbers feature 7 digits printed on a cutout positioned the left side of the white sticker, while an opaque film encompasses the sticker. An example from a vintage bag, produced in the late 1980's or early 1990's, is pictured below. The serial number is printed on the cutout portion of the sticker and is a 1 series, indicating that the handbag was made in between 1989 and 1991.

By the 1990s, Chanel’s serial number stickers started to evolve with much more distinguishable interlocking “CC” logos printed throughout the stickers. The serial number located on the bag below features darkened interlocking CCs with an opaque film on the sticker.
The early 5 series sticker indicates this bag was manufactured between 1997-1999.  Evolution of Serial Numbers – Late 5 series to Early 2021 Starting near the end of 5 series pieces, Chanel has continued their anti-counterfeiting efforts by adding additional features to their serial number stickers. The numbers are still printed onto a white sticker, but the sticker is now completely covered with a clear tape featuring gold and blue glitter throughout. These serial numbers are printed on two-layered holographic stickers. The bottom layer is printed with the serial number and incised with an X, making it impossible to remove without destroying the sticker. They feature a gray line running vertically down the left margin and a line of repeating “CHANEL” with a very small “CC” logo running vertically down the right margin. Below we have included examples of bags ranging from 6 series to 26 series.
The 6 series sticker above indicates the bag was manufactured between 2000-2002.
The 9 series sticker above indicates the bag was manufactured between 2004-2005, while the 14 series bag was manufactured in 2011.
The 26 series sticker above indicates the bag was manufactured in 2019. 
Additional information to consider about Chanel serial numbers include: The stickers are typically affixed to items in two different ways: Attached directly to the interior lining most items with a leather interior lining will have the sticker attached directly to the lining. Stickers that are attached directly to the lining can be placed with the numbers facing right-side up or upside-down. attached to a leather tab inside of the item  Serial Numbers Chart Below, we have provided a chart with the Chanel serial number format and their corresponding years of production. If you are curious about the production year of your Chanel piece, use the following chart to help you discover the year. NOTE: Serial numbers from 0 series to 9 series included 7 digits, whereas serial numbers 10 series to present day include 8 digits. Present Day: The Plaque As of April 2021, Chanel has made an interesting new twist in joining the efforts to eliminate counterfeiting. Much like Louis Vuitton's switch to the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) microchips and eliminating date codes, Chanel has put an end to the need for authenticity cards and the serial number sticker. Beginning with handbags, their purses will now include a plaque that matches the color of the hardware with a CC and a seven letter and digit combination etched into it. Small leather goods will continue to include the authenticity card. This new system is implemented to deter the removal of the serial since the removal of the plaque will damage the bag. With a plaque, this also eliminates the loss of authenticity cards allowing Chanel to have information about the purchase. 


Don't forget to check out our other blogs about popular Chanel materials and how to clean your Chanel bag ***Couture USA only authenticates items that you would like to sell or consign with us.  There are several companies that do offer authentication services. Mypoupette, CarolDiva, and Authenticate4U are all reputable authentication companies who would be happy to review your item for a small fee. ***


Did you find this information helpful? What year was your Chanel bag manufactured? Let us know in the comments below!


 Updated July 2021

- Tiffany Perez
What Color Purse is the Most Versatile?
Do you ever have a hard time matching your purses to your outfit? Sometimes you just don't have the right shade to match the tone of your top or pants and it can be extremely frustrating. There are colors out there that you wouldn't even think could match your outfit, but they can genuinely add a fun pop to the end result. When you add a pop of color, such as red, even your t-shirt and jean combination can become more modern, youthful, and trendy. Some of these hues may seem obvious, but there are other colors that you wouldn't believe could be versatile and we are here to tell you which ones work for any time of day!



  Multicolor This goes without saying, but a multicolor bag can pair off with practically anything, especially if the shades are the same as the ones in the outfit. Try sticking to a solid color that matches at least one on the bag while also adding a little bit of fun to your outfit. Alina added a fun pop to an all white outfit with the multicolor print on this Gucci bucket bag.

Metallic Some people wouldn't automatically think that a metallic purse would be considered versatile, but that's not true. Metallic versions of versatile colors such as silver, pewter, and gold can add a hint of glam to an outfit while also playing the part of an accent. Some colors like purple stand out when you pair it with a metallic handbag.

Black This goes without saying, but a black handbag is typically the way to go when looking for your next everyday carryall. Although it may not seem like it, but this hue can stand out with a neutral outfit or blend in with an all black chic finish. Just like in the photo of the Yves Saint Laurent bag below, an all black outfit is still able to stand out especially because of the hardware. This classic color is a must-have for every fashionista and you should have at least one in your closet.

White Another classic, white is the ideal hue because it can come in a variety of off-white shades all the way to a bright hue. White can highlight the colors you are wearing, harmonizing with them and can be both dressed up or down. Although a huge downside to one of these bags is maintenance because it can be easily dirtied, it is still an ideal crisp finish to your outfit.  View this post on Instagram

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Charcoal/Light Gray Neutrality at best, charcoal gray and light gray land on different ends of the spectrum but are both equally as easy to match. Charcoal is closest to black without being too dark, making it much more neutral than a black bag. Light gray however can match with any outfit easily, especially when paired with silver-tone jewelry. 

Brown/Tan Much like the neutral tones, browns and tans can easily match with any outfit. Although many would think these colors are ideal with just denim or a casual outfit, finding the right hues allows you to match a brown or tan handbag even with your formal or professional attire.

Beige/Nude/Cream Step away from bright whites with neutral bags in nude or cream hues. Much like a good pair of nude pumps, a neutral-toned bag brings out warmer hues in other colors and can suit your skin-tone for a contrasting finish. Subtle in every way, the Monogram Empreinte of this Louis Vuitton cream Neverfull tote adds a pop to both the stark brite white lace top and denim jeans.

Green Thinking of the outdoors and nature, green is the perfect neutral handbag color. Unlike many of the other colors mentioned, green can be a bit difficult to pair and requires you to match cool tones or warm tones together. On the other hand, olive green pairs well with medium hues and as long as you continue the color through other accessories. 

Red Being the color of love and passion, red can be a bright neutral color that or a dark burgundy allowing variety and versatility. Red fits in with any season, making it virtually an all year color. Its bold without being too bold and when you look at a color wheel, you can see that red as a primary color can match with anything.  For example, not only the bright red of the lambskin matches with the white and blue, but this Chanel wallet on a chain is the ideal everyday companion. 

So which color is the most versatile? Well there is no definite answer because all of these colors can match any outfit in a variety of ways. However, we think that black, browns, tans, and beiges/nudes are the closest answer because these shades are more complementary. The key to matching is paying attention to the tones and hues and understanding how colors work with one another to find a suitable companion.
- Tiffany Perez
A Quick Guide to Authentic Louis Vuitton Date Codes
Did you know that you can learn about a Louis Vuitton bags history by looking at its date code? It is the key to finding out when and where a piece was manufactured. A date code is also one of the many aspects that we look at during our authentication process. One of the most helpful ways to determine whether a Louis Vuitton bag is authentic is verifying the date code because unlike other brands such as Chanel, LV purses do not come with authenticity cards. Louis Vuitton has been incorporating date codes in almost every bag, wallet, shoe style, and small leather piece since the early 1980s. Prior to the 1980s, there was no such thing as a Louis Vuitton date code, which makes it difficult to date vintage pieces. Sometimes, date codes are hidden and may be difficult to locate because they are usually stamped on the lining or on a leather tab within a pocket. When searching for a date code inside a handbag, check the following places first: On a leather tab stitched into the edge of an interior pocket. The underside of an interior leather tab, usually with a d-ring attached. Directly on the lining of the piece, usually on the interior edge of a pocket, either horizontal or vertical. *This type of date code may be the most difficult to locate because they tend to fade with use over time. Underneath the hanging pocket (in the case of Speedy and Neverfull bag styles). Louis Vuitton has changed the date code configuration multiple times, but the date code will always contain letters and/or numbers. Although counterfeit bags can have date codes that appear authentic, there are many other details to review when considering authenticity. Below is a quick guide to deciphering the meaning of date codes and what is the future of date codes as of 2021.


Early 1980s and Before: No Date Codes Louis Vuitton did not use date codes before 1982, therefore older vintage pieces can not be pinpointed as accurately as newer ones.  


1982 to Mid 1980s Date Codes: Three or Four Digits

Vuitton's first foray into dates codes began in 1982. These codes consist of three to four-digit numbers, and no letters. The first two numbers indicate the year, and the last one or two numbers indicate the month of manufacturing.  * The “853” date code in the bag above indicates the piece was made in March, 1985.  


Mid to Late 1980s Date Codes: Three or Four Digits with Two Letters

Louis Vuitton changed the date code system in the mid-Eighties to include letters that indicate the factory location of manufacturing. In early 1980s date codes, the first two numbers indicate the year, and the last one or two numbers indicate the month of manufacturing.  * The “874 SL” date code above indicates the bag was made in April of 1987 in France.


Early 1990 to 2006 Date Codes: Two Letters with Four Digits

In the early 1990s, Louis Vuitton moved the factory letters to the front of the date code and revised the numbering system. In this format, the first and third numbers represent the month, and the second and fourth numbers represent the year of manufacturing. * The “FL0041” date code above indicates the bag was made in April of 2001 in France.  


2007 to Early 2021: Two Letters with Four Digits (Number System was Revised)

In 2007, Louis Vuitton changed the four-digit numbering system format. Instead of indicating the month an item was manufactured, the first and third numbers now represent the week and the second and fourth numbers still represent the year. The letters continue to represent the specific factory where an item was manufactured. 
An exception for this rule is sunglasses. Sunglasses can have date codes with one letter and four digits, slightly different than any other date code format. * The “AH2105” date code above indicates the bag was made during the 20th week of 2015 in France. The 20th week was in May that year.  


Present Day: The RFID Microchip  After March 1st, 2021, Louis Vuitton began replacing date codes with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) microchips to their items, and as of March 31st, all items will no longer include a date code. With this removal of date codes and the implementation of these microchips, only Louis Vuitton stores will be able to scan the chips to receive the manufacturing information including name, date, materials, and more about the item. The only identifier these items will continue to include is the made in stamping, unless it is made in the USA.  


Louis Vuitton Date Code Factory Chart Below, we included an easy-to-read chart with Louis Vuitton factory codes. *If an item has been re-lined, Louis Vuitton issues a new date code with the factory location code of “DK”. Keep in mind, the re-lined date code factory location may conflict with the “made in” stamping on the outside of the bag (if applicable). For example, if a bag has been re-lined, the interior may say “Made in France,” but the exterior stamping may still say “Made in USA”, matching the country of its original origin.    



Don’t forget to learn more about identifying authentic Louis Vuitton pieces and how to safely clean your Louis bag. Shop Louis Vuitton


***Couture USA only authenticates items that you would like to sell or consign with us.  There are several companies that do offer authentication services. Mypoupette, CarolDiva, and Authenticate4U are all reputable authentication companies who would be happy to review your item for a small fee. ***


[Updated May 2021]

- Tiffany Perez
Team Profile Series: Photographer Vasili Loparnos
In the world of fashion and retail, looks are everything and in this modern world of technology, photos must be interesting and top quality. The detailed product shots you see on our website and the fun and engaging photos on our social media are all crucial eye-catching imagery that requires a keen eye and creativity to produce.  Our in-house photographer, Vasili Loparnos, has an eye for art and catching moments in still images with drama and movement. Graduating with a major in Theatre Arts and double minor in Digital Arts and Religious Studies in 2017 from Stetson University, he developed a background in the arts and an interest in acting and fashion photography. With a passion for capturing moments, Loparnos' work has been featured in various magazines. In this feature of the Couture USA Team profile series, we sit down with Vasili to find out more about his interest in Couture, photography, and future dreams for his photography. 




What sparked your interest in photography? I never had plans on becoming a photographer. One day, I picked up my mom's camera that was collecting dust in a corner and I started taking pictures of my friends for fun. My past experience with cameras in high school and college gave me an advantage with the technical aspects, and my passion for fashion and America's Next Top Model growing up gave me an advantage with my eye and perspective. After hearing the positive response from others, I decided to pursue a career.


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What are some accomplishments would you say furthered your career path? I have always been heavily immersed in the arts whether that was interning in London at the Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's theatre or interning as a post-production assistant at 4th Row Films in Manhattan, New York. Some of my work has been noticed and spoken about in articles varying from Media News Company's Voyage LA, Voyage Miami, and Shoutout Miami. My photos have also been featured on Vogue Italias "PhotoVogue" 9 times, and have been internationally published in over 10 magazines, two of which photos were featured on the covers. 


What are some of your favorite things/places to shoot in and out of work? Fashion will always be my favorite thing to shoot whether that is editorial, high fashion, or a whimsical moment. 


What designer/magazine do you wish you can shoot photos for? I would love to photograph for major fashion magazines such as Vogue or Vanity Fair, but I am also interested in shooting for other magazines that are not so immersed in the fashion industry, such as National Geographic or TIME.


What interested you in becoming a part of the Couture USA team? I love the fashion industry and strive to be a photographer in it. Working at Couture, I am exposed to luxury products and brands every day. I am allowed to be creative and I am doing what I love.


Who is your favorite designer? I like a lot of designers. Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga are definitely at the top. Nicolas Ghesquière, who is the creative director of Louis Vuitton and previously for Balenciaga, is my ultimate favorite designer. 


How would you describe your creative process for creating content for the website and our social media accounts? I make sure I have a variety of content for our marketing, social media, sales, events, and for the copywriter to include in blogs and emails. It's equally important to show people modeling with the product, and also just the products themselves.  

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Describe a typical day for you at Couture USA? I begin my day by shooting new products for the Couture website. After shooting, I import the photos to my computer to edit, color correct, etc. Finally, I send the photos off to the Online Manager so they can be published to our New Arrivals page. Throughout the week I will go outside and take lifestyle pictures of the girls with product closeups, or I might make product arrangements all for our social media or sale purposes.


What advice would you give to anyone interested in pursuing a career in photography? Practice makes perfect, have patience and be willing to learn something new at all times.


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When it comes to our skin care, we all know how important it is to care for our face, neck and décolletage. After all, our faces are the focal point of our bodies when interacting with others, and sadly, one of the first places to show visible signs of aging. Many of us already know […]
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In the last few years, we have been living in the midst of a global pandemic that has encouraged everyone to keep their nails short and trimmed. It’s undisputed that longer nails can indeed harbour more dirt and germs than a shorter nail and during that ill-fated time, cutting our nails short seemed like the […]
- Sarah Barthet
Modern day life keeps us pretty busy. Between juggling a demanding career, running a household and spending quality time with family and friends, free time is very much a luxury. And of course, we want to look and feel our best whilst doing it all! For many women, nothing makes them feel more put together […]
- Christine Barbara
14 Afternoon Tea Etiquette Rules to Leave You Feeling Refined!
Imagine you’ve been invited out to afternoon tea, where decadent cakes and freshly brewed tea await your arrival. Picture yourself all decked out for this elegant affair… but wait, aren’t we getting a little ahead of ourselves? What does one even wear to afternoon tea? And when the food arrives, is it good manners to […]
- Sarah Barthet
When we booked our Japanese Tea Ceremony in Kyoto, I did not expect it to be one of my favourite experiences on our holiday to Japan. I did know that it was a ritualistic way of preparing and drinking tea, and I had heard that guests of the ceremony had to follow certain rules – […]
- José Amorim

Moët & Chandon is thrilled to invite Roger Federer’s friends and fans around the world to celebrate him as he starts a new life chapter. #ToastToRoger

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- Carol Highland

COVID travel restrictions need no introduction. Since the pandemic first struck in early 2020, international travel has been severely restricted by global efforts to halt the spread of the virus. At certain times and in certain places, that has meant no overseas travel being allowed at all. When it has been permitted, travellers have faced […]

The post Can I Go On a Cruise Without a COVID Vaccine? first appeared on Luxury Activist.
- Carol Highland

Are you looking to spruce up your jewelry closet? Want to add something unique to your jewelry selection? Want to wear jewelry pieces that not only enhance your looks but also add significance to your personality? Well, Octopus jewelry is your best bet.  The octopus is one ocean animal that has inspired many artists and […]

The post What Does Octopus Jewelry Tell About Its Wearer? first appeared on Luxury Activist.
- Arsene Wargas

Jaeger-LeCoultre named Anya Taylor-Joy as a new Ambassador for the Maison, marking her debut with a short video A Call of the Heart.

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- José Amorim

From December 15th 2022, to January 9th 2023, CHANEL will celebrate its fragrances in an exceptional exhibition at the Grand Palais Ephémère in Paris.

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- José Amorim

Read our full review about the new Sisley Exfoliating Enzyme Mask, just released with a very innovative formula for your beauty routine.

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- Carol Highland

Spending a large sum on an accessory might seem pointless, but it could be an investment in your style and cash flow. Higher quality items will not only look great when worn, but they could last much longer, saving you more money in the long term. If you are unsure about the best items to […]

The post From Lingerie to Earrings: 5 Accessories Worth Your Investment first appeared on Luxury Activist.
- Jennifer Hard

Planning a luxurious date can be tricky if you’re not sure what type of activity you want to do. Sure, your significant other might be the type that loves to be pampered, but you might not be sure what you should specifically do.  Still, there are some great ways to make sure your date night is extra […]

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- Carol Highland

It’s a well-established fact that leather jackets, especially for men, are one of the most preferred choices of outerwear due to their astounding versatility, impeccable charm, and incredible stylishness. With the advent of time however, leather jackets have evolved so much that a plethora of different styles and colors have completely dominated the scene. One of these […]

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- LuxuryActivist

Boarding schools are a very popular choice among parents and students these days. They make for one of the best investments into a young person’s future. A boarding school will provide the student with extra education and an experience that lasts a lifetime.  If you are looking for a great boarding school, you’ve come to […]

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- Annabelle Fleur
Beach Ready Wardrobe – Everything You’ll Need for Summer 2022
Since Summer 2022 is just around the corner, I wanted to post a quick beach-ready essentials list! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I love making lists and rarely shop without them. Lists help me stay on track, get everything I need and minimize those unnecessary purchases I may come...
- Annabelle Fleur
Our Stay at the Etéreo Resort in Riviera Maya – Auberge Resorts Collection
If you follow me on instagram, you probably know that we just came back from the gorgeous Etéreo Resort in Riviera Maya and today, I wanted to share a few favorite moments from this very special trip. What I love about Auberge Resort Collection is that every property is completely unique and different, and yet...
- Annabelle Fleur
I am Obsessed with Christopher Esber Swimwear!
I am obsessed with Christopher Esber swimwear! Case in point, the gorgeous bright green criss-cross tie-detailed bikini I got for my recent trip to Mexico! Love the fit, love the Apple green, and absolutely love the tie-detailing which adds something special to this bikini. Green is definitely a trendy color for swimwear this season, so...
- Annabelle Fleur
My Dream Couch  – Mario Bellini Iconic Sofa
My husband and I had our eye on Maria Bellini sofa for quite some time now. Something about this sleek iconic design, the modern look and versatility felt right for our home, and although we were considering a few different options, at the end we kept coming back to this one. Looks aside, what we...
- Annabelle Fleur
My Dream Gift Guide (What I Want & What I’m Giving)
This year, I wanted to do something a bit different… In stead of putting together my normal gift guide consisting of things I intend to gift to my friends and family, I asked them for their ultimate wish list. Below is the list of things they would love to receive! And you know what, I...
- Annabelle Fleur
Our Stay At Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed Edward and I spent the last week at the gorgeous Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort. This was our second time staying at this particular property and it certainly did not disappoint! Why do we love it so much and keep coming back? Well, there are...
- Annabelle Fleur
Decor Ideas for a Chic Minimalist Space
I love minimal decor… The monochromatic color palette, the clean lines, the absence of clutter and focus on functionality… If you happen to share the love for minimalistic esthetic with me, here are some of my favorite furniture and accessory finds that are sure to add a bit of minimalistic chic to your space.  ...
- Annabelle Fleur
Perfect Getaway – Our Stay at Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas
You know that we love traveling in California and sharing our experience with you guys, so when we discovered the Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas we couldn’t wait to tell you all about it! If you’re looking for a super relaxing getaway in California, Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas is definitely worth checking...
- Annabelle Fleur
Here’s How to Wear & Style Down Your Suits & Sets for Summer 2021
Suits & Sets are a huge trend for SS2021 & this season we are wearing them in a much more casual way. How? Simply pair your suits or sets with crop tops, sneakers or slides. If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know that we spent the last few days at the gorgeous...
- Annabelle Fleur
Best Restaurants in Sonoma County – Layla at MacArthur Place
If you’re looking for a cute breakfast/brunch spot, or a restaurant in Sonoma County to enjoy a romantic dinner, I highly recommend Layla at the MacArthur Place! Food aside, I think the reason why Ed and I love Layla so much is the cool vibe and decor. Something about this place comes across as warm,...
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Seven Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a Luxury Hotel Room

Here are seven easy ways to upgrade your bedroom to make it feel like a luxury hotel room, from plush bedding to wireless speakers.

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The Ultimate St. Barth’s Travel Guide

Growing up on the west coast, my family typically opted to take the “easier” beach vacations in Mexico and/or Hawaii, due to their relative convenience in relation to Los Angeles. A quick 2-hour flight will get you right to Baja, or a direct 5-hour trip to Maui. As I grew older, I wanted to explore […]

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Meet Belgian Brand Maison Ullens

I first discovered the Belgian brand Maison Ullens in Aspen four years ago, when I stumbled upon their beautiful store in the center of town on E Hopkins Avenue. I was initially drawn to the brand after walking inside the store and feeling all of the tactile fabrics, beautifully displayed on carefully curated racks along […]

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You Can Manifest Anything You Want

You may be familiar with the term “manifestation”, or “the laws of attraction.” After all, the technique was the focus of a 2006 bestselling book, The Secret, which sold more than 30 million copies—and it’s something that thought leaders, including Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Rhonda Byrne, Gabrielle Bernstein, Abraham Hicks and Oprah, have spoken about. All of them have one thing in […]

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Hotel Spotlight: Hotel Casa del Mar

If you are traveling to Los Angeles and looking to stay right on the beach, there are surprisingly not many options to choose from. Yes, there are many hotels with great views of the water, however, not as many offer direct access to the sand. The luxury Hotel Casa del Mar offers something unique in […]

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Frieze Week Los Angeles is Back

International art festival Frieze is returning to Los Angeles this February 17 – 20, 2022 and will bring together hundreds of the world’s leading galleries for a week of art and culture. The last time Frieze was in Los Angeles was 2020, held at the cinematic setting of Paramount Pictures Studios. This year, Beverly Hills hosts the […]

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An Insider’s Guide to Malibu

Ah, the city where I am from, Malibu. There are so many things that I can say about the city, which holds such a special place in my heart. It is my happy place. At its heart, the city of Malibu is actually a small town (the population is under 13,000) —with its remarkable concentration […]

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Hotel Spotlight: L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

You may have heard the name, L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, but may have not realized where it was, or that you had passed by it many times before. That’s most likely by design, as this hotel is unlike the rest in Los Angeles. It is discreet, subdued, and most of all private. These are the reasons […]

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City Spotlight: Todos Santos, Mexico

If you think you have been to Baja because you’ve partied in Cabo, think again. While Cabo San Lucas (the fishing village turned resort town that occupies the southern tip of Baja) draws visitors from all over the world, Cabo is hardly representative of the state of Baja California Sur. In fact, as much as […]

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Hotel Spotlight: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

You probably know by now that I am obsessed with staycations, and one of my favorite places to do one in Los Angeles is the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Although the Waldorf Astoria is less than ten blocks from my home, every time I step foot inside of the lobby, I feel like I am […]

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An Artful Escape to Paradise: Quintessence, Anguilla

An Eastern Caribbean island known for its 33 sprawling beaches, an abundance of culinary offerings, and laid-back local culture, Anguilla is a sought-after destination for those seeking a dose of sunshine, adventure, and R&R. The 16-mile-long island is roughly the size of Manhattan with a curved shape that offers incredible oceanfront vistas from the lively…

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Swing Easy at The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort

Welcome to your oasis at The Santa Maria, Panama City’s only urban resort. The luxury resort offers all of the amenities that come with being situated within the Santa Maria Golf & Country Club. The verdant and award winning 18-hole, par-72 Jack Nicklaus designed golf course is backdropped by sweeping views of the Panama skyline…

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- Melissa Sorge
Life Imitates Art: JW Marriott Luxury Resort and Spa in Cancun

Overlooking white sand beaches and crystalline waters, the newly transformed JW Marriott Resort and Spa is the gem of the Mexican Caribbean. With renowned designers Martha Gaos and Claudia Gonzalez (of G+G Interiorismo) at the helm, this Cancun resort has been thoughtfully reimagined with attention to comfort, style, and modern luxury. The new aesthetic has…

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Fabio Viviani: In Pursuit of the Extraordinary

In these times, it’s a remarkable event to bear witness once again to the American dream realized. A success story wholly ascertained through hard work and conviction is a welcome palette cleanser in today’s culture of quick return on investment and thematic concepts of quality. In the culinary world, quality and value aren’t achieved by…

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Four Stunning Rounds of Golf

Indian Wells Located in that notorious jewel of the Coachella Valley known as Palm Springs, Indian Wells is a treasure in the realm of municipal courses. Under the stately presence of Eisenhower Mountain, with native desert flora and quintessential palms lining the fairways, players will find California golf at its finest. The resort’s two 18-hole…

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Oh the things I never knew I needed! View Post

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Finding the perfect chic flat sandals isn't always easy. View Post

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June 13th marks a very important day in my calendar - it is World Gin Day. View Post

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Found in translation! View Post

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Looking for toddler girl clothes ideas with no unicorns or fairies? I am too. View Post

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Looking for the best sulphate free shampoos and conditioners? Here are my absolute favourites. Sulphate free shampoos and conditioners are everywhere now and since I took the plunge, I never… View Post

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Looking for Spring and Summer perfume ideas? Here are some of my favourites. View Post

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Step in to spring with some of these. View Post

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Tried and tested options that fit in your ski jacket pocket. View Post

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No panic buying here. View Post

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- Mike Cregan
This month, the Butler explains what pant styles every stylish individual should invest in this year.


- Mike Cregan
Do you want to learn how to pack your suit for a business trip properly? Here, we’ll discuss the best ways to pack for a business trip and how to care for your suit while on the road.


- Mike Cregan
The Four Suits Every Professional Needs in Their Closet

To be prepared for anything the professional world can throw at you, it pays to have a well-stocked closet. 

Many of us have spent the last few years working remotely in sweatpants and t-shirts. But now that the office beckons, we must start dressing up again. Wearing a suit can make both men and women feel more confident and prepared for success.

Here are four types of suits every professional needs.


Suits Every Professional Man Should Own  slim suit 1) A Slim-Fit Suit 

Modern men need a slim-fitting suit that’s appropriate in many corporate settings, from client meetings to presentations. Choose a suit in a classic color, like navy blue, black, or grey, and a suit jacket with a notched lapel and two buttons for a truly versatile look. The suit measure should be slim – not form-fitting– to show off your shape, not squeeze you in.

What’s more, make sure you’re choosing a suit in a mid-weight fabric.  

classic suit 2) A Classic Suit 

Though slim-fit and classic suits are similar, the latter on our list of suits every professional needs is not quite as trendy – men in the 1950s would have worn the same cut and style. Classic suits, which are a bit looser in the legs and torso, are a must for your collection. 

Be sure you mix up the colors in your collection. A black suit is the most formal, while grey is more casual. Navy blue is the middle of the road – neither the most formal nor the most dressed down.


Pattern Suit 3) A Suit with a Pattern 

While the two suits listed above this list can be worn again and again without detection, you also want a suit that makes others stand up and take notice. That’s why you want to differentiate your collection of suits every professional needs with a striped or plaid suit.

A suit like this is ideal for special occasions, or when you need a bit of a pick-me-up since it varies from your standard routine.



summer suit 4) A Summer Suit 

A summer suit is more of a requirement than a suggestion. The high heat and humidity of the summer season make winter suit materials like wool feel like torture to wear. Instead, opt for light, breathable fabrics like linen or cotton in this smart casual suit.

Also, choose light colors like beige or tan so you can wear the suit from the office to your after-work summer activities.


Suits Every Professional Woman Should Own  woman suit 1) A Classic Suit 

If you’re only going to buy one suit, a classic, well-tailored suit in a neutral color like black, grey, or navy blue is the way to go. If you wear a suit like this one, your colleagues won’t be able to tell that you’re repeating your suit game more than one day of the week.

That’s because you can change up the look by wearing flats vs. heels, changing out your button-down for a turtle neck, or adding a colorful scarf or necklace to the outfit. Unless they’re paying extra close attention, they won’t be able to tell.


woman business casual suit 2) A Business Casual Suit 

When you’re making the transition from your home office to the professional workplace, there is nothing better than a business casual suit. Aim to buy one made from comfortable materials like cotton or cashmere.

Casual women’s suits may have sweater-like blazers and wide-leg pants that make them a key transition piece between casual and formal.  




woman double breasted suit

3) A Double-Breasted Suit 

The opposite of a casual suit on our list of suits every professional needs is the double-breasted suit. A staple of menswear, this sophisticated blazer with buttons down either side is the ideal suit for high-powered meetings or boardrooms.

Consider purchasing a double-breasted suit that is slightly longer than your waist and comes in a neutral color with stripes.



woman color suit

4) A Brightly-Colored Suit 

Another suit you want to keep in your closet rotation is a brightly-colored one. These are ideal for showing your colleagues that you have a personality, especially if you have a creative job. Consider buying a one-color suit in yellow, red, or bright blue.

Alternatively, you could buy a neutral-color suit with a brighter color if you work in a more conservative field.



Next Steps for Preserving Your Suit Collection 

butler luxury suit hangers

If you want to ensure the longevity of your suit collection, you need to make sure you’re caring for your garments. That means that your suit style shouldn't include creased pants or dented shoulder pads. Instead, you need to hang your suits on hangers that will make sure they preserve their polish for years to come.

This is where Butler Luxury suit hangers come in such handy. Made of sturdy wood and shaped to match the slope of your shoulders, our hangers are the highest quality you can buy. This means that your fine fabrics won’t wilt or become dented from metal or plastic hangers.

What’s more, we have suit hangers for every type of garment, from skirts to heavy blazers to trousers.

As you’re building your collection of suits every professional needs, be sure that you’re also collecting high-quality Butler hangers.

- Will Avila
The Best Suit Hanger: Wood, Plastic, or Wire?

This blog post will help you determine the best suit hangers for your needs. It will also discuss the pros and cons of each type and offer tips on selecting the right one for your suits.


- Mike Cregan

If you are looking for closet storage hardware to care for your pants, you may be considering pant racks or wooden hangers. Here, we help you identify the best option by discussing the features of each. We'll also cover the types available in the market and their suitability.


- Mike Cregan

Selecting the right clothes hanger ensures your summer outfits maintain their shape allowing you to avoid constant ironing. Here, we help you identify the right clothes hanger by discussing the types you should use for each outfit.


- Mike Cregan
Ask the Butler: Can I Wash the Jacket to My Suit in the Washing Machine?
The Butler explains when it's appropriate to wash your jackets in the washing machine. He'll also mention some vital precautions and discuss other methods you can use to maintain your suit.


- Mike Cregan
Why Are Wooden Hangers Better?
Discover the benefits of high-quality wooden hangers, which can become sturdy and reliable additions to your closet, and why they outrank plastic or metal hangers.


- Mike Cregan
Ask the Butler: Will Dry Cleaning Increase the Life of My Suits?
In this month's entry of "Ask the Butler," Francisco asks, "Will Dry Cleaning Increase the Life of My Suits? Or should I use a different washing method?”


- Mike Cregan
Ask the Butler: Should I Wash My Pants Every Time After I Wear Them?
Should I Wash My Pants Every Time After I Wear Them? We answer this question in the latest installment of “Ask the Butler,” our monthly series where we answer your garment care and maintenance questions.


- Mike Cregan
5 Stylish Office Outfit Ideas to Beat the Summer Heat

Here are five stylish office ideas ideal for beating the summer heat and humidity. We’ll also mention some factors to consider when selecting outfits and provide tips to keep your clothes fresh and in good condition.


- Mike Cregan
Ask the Butler: How Can I Dry My Clothes Quickly Without a Dryer?
If I need to quickly wash an outfit in my hotel room, how can I dry my clothes quickly without a dryer? Learn more in the latest installment of “Ask the Butler,” our monthly series where we answer your questions related to garment care and maintenance.


- Mike Cregan
5 Men's Clothing Websites to Try for Summer 2022
Are you wondering where to buy your modern professional wear for this summer? Read on to discover five men's clothing websites to shop in 2022.


- Mike Cregan
5 Space Saving Ideas to Try for Your Closet

Whether you’re looking to free up floor space in your closet, streamline organization from ceiling to floor, or maximize storage in small spaces, discover these storage ideas that’ll maximize space and improve organization.


- Mike Cregan
Ask the Butler: What is the Best Type of Hanger for T-Shirts?
Welcome to “Ask the Butler,” our monthly series where we answer your questions related to garment care and maintenance. This month, Jason asks how he can properly shirt hanger is best for his wardrobe.


- Mike Cregan
Keep reading and learn more about how many suits you should have and essential questions to consider before purchasing more.


- Mike Cregan
Wardrobe Showdown: Metal vs. Wood Suit Hangers

If you care about your formal attire (and spent a lot of money on them), keep reading and learn how choosing the right suit hangers can make all the difference.


- Mike Cregan
Seal the Deal With These Business Casual Outfit Ideas

Are you ready to take your sartorial aesthetic from WFH to polished and irresistible? We have the tips to build a top-shelf business casual wardrobe. Let's get started.


- Will Avila
5 Important Pieces of Advice for Buying Men's Dress Pants

Are you one of these men who needs help? Read these pieces of advice to buy the best pair of dress pants for you.


- Mike Cregan
How Much Are Wooden Hangers?
we'll explore the prices of high-end wooden hangers. We'll also discuss the benefits of wooden hangers, helping you decide whether investing in these items might be worthwhile.


- Debonita Deore

Part of the joy of luxury travel is the chance to live like royalty, even […]

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The first time I went on a cruise, one of my biggest worries was what […]

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Exploring Montenegro and Athens with Sky Princess

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If happiness were a place, I suspect it would look something like Aruba. With brightly […]

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- Claire. F
Parking in Las Vegas

If you live in the US, you have your choice of cities to gamble in, eg Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City. If you like in the UK, there are no casinos, so you have to use online gambling hubs, such as For decades, much like in the other casino cities, parking in Las Vegas ... Read more

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Most Expensive Houses in Australia

The property market in Australia has been skyrocketing for years, breaking it’s own records with ease. The phenomenal force of Australia’s property market continued from 2020 and flooded higher into 2021, where we saw the absolute most elevated property deals on record. Need tips on property investing? Zaki Ameer gives 6 Tips to Ensure You ... Read more

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Most Expensive Photographs

The first permanent photograph was a contact-exposed copy of an engraving. Amazingly, it was made in 1822. The types of photos, cameras and images have developed (pun intended) and changed dramatically over the last 2 centuries. Once a luxury that few people could afford, a good quality camera is now in almost every pocket in ... Read more

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Most Expensive Fence

A fence is any structure that encloses any area. Fences are usually outdoors, enclosing for example, your backyard or the boundary to a property. Construction materials for a fence vary widely, and so do their costs. The functionality of a fence also greatly alters its cost, for example a small fence in your front yard ... Read more

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Most Expensive Salt

Salt is a mineral primarily consisting of sodium chloride (NaCl). While salt can be found on land, it is mainly found in the ocean. Salt is not only crucial to all animals, including humans, it is also one of the 5 main taste sensations. While salt is readily available all around the world, there are ... Read more

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Most Expensive Dobro Resonator Guitar

The Dobro is an American brand of resonator guitar. Although they were made since 1928 by the “Dobro Manufacturing Company”, founded by instrument repairman/inventor John Dopyera and musician George Beauchamp, the patent was bought in 1993 by Gibson Guitars. They are currently manufactured by its subsidiary Epiphone. Most Expensive Dobro Resonator Guitar Although you can ... Read more

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Most Expensive Banjo

The banjo has been around for over 200 years, and is primarily associated with folk and country music, though it has also been used in some rock, pop and even hip-hop. Famous players such as Earl Scruggs, Béla Fleck,Tony Trischka, Alison Brown and more recently actor Steve Martin have kept the instrument as popular as ... Read more

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Wynter Merin Finley – Biography, Age, Net Worth

Born on March 18th 1983 in Newport Beach, California, Wynter Merin Finley is the daughter of American retired professional baseball pitcher Chuck Finley and Tawny Kitaen, the late American actress, model, and media personality. Wynter works as a marketing consultant at Shopstyle, a digital marketing platform. Estimates of her net worth vary wildly from $100,000 ... Read more

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Hitman Holla Net Worth

Born on March 29, 1988 in St. Louis, Missouri, Hitman Holla, real name Gerald Fulton, Jr. is an American battle rapper, former athlete, and actor. He is best known to fans as a battle rapper in the SMACK/URL rap circuit as well as being a recurring cast member of the improv comedy show Wild ‘N ... Read more

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World’s Top 20 Highest Paid Political Leaders

Political leaders who are at the helm of affairs are responsible for the general well-being of the country. They carry immense responsibility on their shoulders. They deserve fair compensation for their services. However, compensation of leaders of some countries is exorbitant. Here are some countries where the ratio of political leader’s pay to their country’s ... Read more

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How to Accurately Track Ovulation at Home – Finding Your Fertile Window

How to know when you're ovulating and find your fertile window for conception OR contraception!

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6 Annoying Reasons Why Your Gel Nail Polish is Peeling Off! (and how to fix them!)

6 of the most common reasons why your gel nails aren't lasting very long...and how to fix them!

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How to Do Festival Makeup Glitter Freckles!

How to do glitter freckles for this super cute festival makeup look!

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UKlash Vs The Ordinary Lash Serum – Do They ACTUALLY Work?!
uklash, ordinary lash serum

Do lash growth serums ACTUALLY work and if so, which one should you buy? I test out a leading brand against a £12 alternative...

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The Best Things to do in Bodrum!

The best things to do in Bodrum, Türkiye. Places to visit, things to see, where to stay and what to eat!

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How to Track Your Menstrual Cycle and Why It’s Important!

How to properly track your cycle and why it's important for everyone with a uterus to do!

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Important Things the Pill Could Be Masking

How to know if your contraceptive pill is making any underlying conditions that may need your attention...

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BBT Tracking: How to use a BBT Chart to Track your Cycle, Monitor Hormone Health and More!

Let's talk about BBT Tracking - what is it, how to do it and how it can help you and your hormones!

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How to Budget Your Wedding (with FREE Downloadable Wedding Budget Spreadsheet!)

My top tips for budgeting your dream wedding with our free downloadable wedding budget spreadsheet!

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Our Wedding at Harburn Barn – How to Plan a Barn Wedding in Scotland

Tips, suppliers and inspiration from our wedding at Harburn Barn!

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Richard Hennessy – The Architect of Eternity Lives On
Richard Hennessy’s history and heritage have endured for more than 250 years, recognised and held in high regard by cognacContinue Reading
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Fabulous Seafood Buffet at Thyme at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur
[Dining] Thyme, a modern all-day eating establishment at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur, offers a brand new theatrical dining experience inContinue Reading
- Tim Chew
Automotive News – September 2022
[Automotive News] BMW Malaysia Unveils the Newly Enhanced BMW M850i xDrive Coupé MY Edition BMW Malaysia announced several enhancements forContinue Reading
- Tim Chew
vivo Malaysia Launches the New vivo V25 Pro with Enhanced Photography Features and Colour Changing Case
[Tech & Gadgets] vivo launched the new vivo V25 Pro in Kuala Lumpur on 20 September 2022, adding another optionContinue Reading
- Tim Chew
Peugeot Announces the New Peugeot E-308 and E-308 SW
[Automotive News] The saloon and estate SW versions of the two new PEUGEOT 308 models, which are already offered inContinue Reading
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Industry News – HEINEKEN Malaysia’s Star Academy Returns with its Guinness Perfect Pour 2022 Programme
[Industry News] The annual Guinness Perfect Pour programme, run by Heineken Malaysia Berhad (HEINEKEN Malaysia), is back in search ofContinue Reading
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vivo Launches New Colour Changing V25e and V25 in Malaysia
[Tech & Gadgets] vivo has unveiled the latest additions to its stylish V series: V25e and V25 at a launchContinue Reading
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Aviation News – August 2022
Emirates’ Flagship A380 to Return to Perth’s Skies from 1 December 2022 Emirates will relaunch its flagship A380 to PerthContinue Reading
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Travel News – August 2022
[Travel News] Usher Spring with New Blooms and Spot Wildlife in a Steve Irwin-Inspired Luxury Escape In September, Australia welcomesContinue Reading
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News – August 2022
Carlsberg Celebrates Record Breaking 30-Year Partnership with Liverpool FC The longest-running partnership in the Premier League began in 1992, whenContinue Reading
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Travel Guide: A Solo Day Trip to Paris from London.

Travel Guide: A Solo Day Trip to Paris from London.

In Partnership with Original Travel. Before this trip I hadn’t been to Paris since 2018. I had a trip booked for August 2020, but naturally it was cancelled along with the rest of my travel…

- Catherine Lux
A Dog-friendly Dinner at Flora Terrace Sofitel London St James.

A Dog-friendly Dinner at Flora Terrace Sofitel London St James.

Although the interior of Sofitel London St James is not dog-friendly, in the summer months dogs are welcome on their Flora Terrace. Keen to take Frank out as much as possible with me instead of…

- Catherine Lux
Girl’s Night Out at Sumosan Twiga, Knightsbridge.

Girl's Night Out at Sumosan Twiga, Knightsbridge.

Jemima and I have been friends for almost a decade. We first met through blogging back in 2013 when I hosted a blogger’s night out, and ever since then our shared love for food and…

- Catherine Lux
Hotel Review: St Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.

Hotel Review: St Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.

I’ve been very fortunate this year to enjoy two trips to Abu Dhabi and Dubai! I was invited to Abu Dhabi in January with the Visit Abu Dhabi tourism board, and then in May I…

- Catherine Lux
Flying Etihad A350 Business Class London to Abu Dhabi.

Flying Etihad A350 Business Class London to Abu Dhabi.

This week I had a very exciting week, as I was lucky enough to experience the business class product on Etihad’s newest and most sustainable airplane, the Etihad A350! I was very kindly invited by…

- Catherine Lux
Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Taj51 Buckingham Gate.

Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Taj51 Buckingham Gate.

Recently I was invited to experience the new Jubilee Afternoon Tea at the luxury Taj51 Buckingham Gate ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in June. The Jubilee afternoon tea has been created to guide you…

- Catherine Lux
The Perfect Five-Day Abu Dhabi Itinerary.

The Perfect Five-Day Abu Dhabi Itinerary.

The last time I visited Abu Dhabi was in 2018, when I visited the city for just 24 hours before heading to Dubai to stay with my friends there. Ever since I got that small…

- Catherine Lux
Hotel Review: A Luxe Arabian Desert Stay at Telal Resort, Al Ain.

Hotel Review: A Luxe Arabian Desert Stay at Telal Resort, Al Ain.

Telal Resort is without a doubt one of the most magical resorts I have ever stayed at. We only had a one-night stay there to break up our trip to Abu Dhabi and get out…

- Catherine Lux
Visiting Al Ain – United Arab Emirates’ Most Underrated City.

Visiting Al Ain - United Arab Emirates' Most Underrated City.

This is sponsored content as part of an Instagram campaign with Visit Abu Dhabi. All transport and accommodation was provided complimentary in return for Instagram content. Al Ain is a city I had never heard…

- Catherine Lux
Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas.

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas.

The last time I visited Abu Dhabi, I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton. It was a beautiful hotel, but I was unimpressed with the service, cleanliness, and pool area. The location was also very far out…

- Catherine Lux
Saturday Brunch at CÉ LA VI, Dubai.

Saturday Brunch at CÉ LA VI, Dubai.

Before COVID I used to travel to Dubai each year to visit my friends who live out there, and given this was my first trip back since before the pandemic, it needed to be pretty…

- Catherine Lux
Unmissable Restaurants You Must Eat at When Visiting Rome.

Unmissable Restaurants You Must Eat at When Visiting Rome.

I’ve been desperate to return to Rome recently after reading back through my Girls Weekend in Rome blog post. And it reminded me that I never shared my favourite places to eat in Rome! So…