Posts tagged "Gifts"
A Rose is Anything but a Rose…

A Rose is Anything but a Rose…

Jason Vorse and AOO Floral Re-imagine Floral Design   Even before entering a single rose bud vase arrangement into competition at a State Fair in Castle Rock, Washington at the tender young age of eight years-old, Jason Vorse, the Los Angeles-based, internationally recognized Lead Floral Designer of AOO Floral, had already developed a passion for flowers that...
More | London: By Royal Appointment

More | London: By Royal Appointment

Once safely (and royally) ensconced in my accommodations at The Goring, I set off to explore a few more of the more interesting names on my roster of Royal Warrant Holders, that grand coalition of people and companies whose products and services buttress the royal patina “By Appointment”.   At the top of my list was...
TokyoMilk: Soap Stars

TokyoMilk: Soap Stars

If you believe that all soaps are created relatively equal, then you’ve probably never tried the luxuriant creations from TokyoMilk by Margot Elena. As these fragrant, triple-milled soaps are made from a pure vegetable base and enriched with Shea Butter, they guarantee a bathing experience unlike most I’ve encountered if only because they are genuinely...
Spruce: The Best Little Floral Shop in LA

Spruce: The Best Little Floral Shop in LA

Drive past the bustling intersection at the corner of Fountain Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in Silverlake and you might easily miss the recent arrival of Spruce, the Los Angeles edition of one of New York City’s most celebrated and awarded flower boutiques. It is not because it is particularly demure or due to any particular...
Remedies for the Road

Remedies for the Road

Travel can be glamorous and fun, but it can also simultaneously be rigorous and taxing. How so? Well, first of all, seemingly everything most of us tend to do on the road can leave us dehydrated. Airplanes dehydrate us (particularly on longer flights) because of the lack of humidity in airplane cabins. Likewise, it stands...
In The Bag: Must Have Travel Accessories

In The Bag: Must Have Travel Accessories

Travelling may be a bit more tiresome than it once was, but there are also new travel accessories and apps aplenty to make the once-tedious aspects of travel much more palatable than they once were. Below are a few of my very favorites: The Bellroy Travel Wallet Keeping track of all your important documents while...
Tattoos, Hornets, Fire:  A Glitterati Guide to Sweden

Tattoos, Hornets, Fire: A Glitterati Guide to Sweden

  A little over a year ago, I was visiting Stockholm and had the chance to spend an afternoon and evening with Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg (aka the Hilton Brothers). For those not familiar with this dynamic duo, Christopher Makosis, an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist, not only collaborated with Andy Warhol but also...
Gifts for the Luxury Traveler

Gifts for the Luxury Traveler

Nowadays, traveling for pleasure is in and of itself becoming something of a luxury, but the fact remains that a great many folks are still setting off for destinations far and wide, and when they do, they often want to do it in grand style. So beyond giving the gift of travel this holiday season,...