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December 2015

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her, Under $200!

Gift guide under 200$ Dream Design Discover Dear Santa copy

Dear Santa,

Please let me explain.

I was thinking about helping you get all of these gifts, but then this is what happened…

I forgot to start early enough and well, I had all these other things to do. Then I postponed it for the next day and the next day…and the next week. But I have a plan for you…

If we order online it will get here just in time, so you and Rudolph don’t have to work so hard! Links to shop are below….haven’t I made it so simple? E voilà!

Coco Chanel Bath Soap Gift guide Dream Design Discover

 

Coco Chanel Bath Soap

BATH SOAP

$26.00

Creamy, long-lasting, hard-milled soap with Vitamin E provides gentle cleansing action, as it helps soothe and protect skin. Leaves skin lightly fragranced with the provocative scent of COCO. Gentle enough for the most delicate skin.
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LOUIS VUITTON: ART, FASHION AND ARCHITECTURE

Book
$130.00

Louis Vuitton has always been associated with art, architecture, design and photography. This large format book explores 80 collaborations with the likes of Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse.

 

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT –
PINK CANDLE

$48.00

Jean-Michel Basquiat Pink Candle is a fruity blend of rasberries & strawberries, poured into a vessel motif that merges the conceptual with a multicultural perspective.

Ligne Blanche Paris, creators of fine tableware, has worked closely with the Jean-Michel Basquiat Foundation to create the Jean-Michel Basquiat Candles. Givaudan, the world-renown producer of fine fragrances created the scents honoring the acclaimed artist. Each Jean-Michel Basquiat Candle is housed in a yellow box featuring Basquiat’s crown motif. Made in France.

MOSAIQUE AU 24 GOLD
SUSHI TRAY

$175.00

 

The Mosaique Au 24 series by Hermes draws inspiration from art and architecture. The plates, bowls and saucers in the series are rimmed with geometric patterns and motifs, bearing the House’s signature carriage emblem. All these accents have been painstakingly created in the form of tiny mosaic tiles in shades of gray and ochre splashed with touches of gold. – See more at:

 

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HOLDEN SILVERPLATE TRINKET BOX
$95.00

The timeless Ralph Lauren Holden trinket box makes an elegant home to favorite jewelry, cufflinks or keepsakes.

 

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WATERFORD GIFTOLOGY Lismore Honey Bud Vase
$75.00

The Giftology collection features Waterford’s best crystal gifts in compelling gift boxes.  The Giftology Lismore Honey Bud Vase is simply a perfect gift for multiple gift solutions.

 

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Chanel, ROUGE ALLURE

INTENSE LONG-WEAR LIP COLOUR

$36.00

The next generation of ROUGE ALLURE dresses lips with unmistakable attitude. A new formula with concentrated, ultra-thin pigments offers radically intense, long-wearing color with full coverage and a satin finish. Leaves lips supple and protected with lasting comfort. BTW its the same lipstick that I personally wear!

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

xoxolisa

ENTERTAINING Featured FOOD Lifestyle

Dinner at the Versace Mansion in Miami

 

Could there be a better location than the Villa of Gianni Versace to host a beautiful dinner party in Miami? The answer is clearly NO!It’s simply a fabulous backdrop for any party.

I wanted to share some photos from my most recent time in Miami for Art Basel and our time spent at the mansion…plus a little fact list on the property. You will be blown away. Enjoy!

Did you know?

1. Versace bought Casa Casuarina the 1930s Villa in 1992 for $2.9 million as well as an art deco hotel next door for $4 million.

2. Two years after Versace’s death, the mansion was purchased for $19 million unfurnished.

3. The 23,000 square foot villa has 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, 54 foot long pool with 24k gold.

4. Bruce Weber shot the house and the Versaces for a 1993 “Vogue” shoot

5. Casa Casuarina is the only private residence on Ocean Drive

I was fascinated by the Italian inspired charm, mosaic details and Terra-cotta colored walls. The pool was apparently made in bella Italia and then broken down and shipped to Miami to be build up again by a team of 75. The Mansion has more than 100 million Italian mosaic tiles. After spending 33 million in renovation, Gianni did what we would do….start throwing beautiful dinners and parties!

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xoxolisa