Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
What makes these shirts so special you ask?
Well not only can you get them customized to profess your love to whom ever you want (LS for Luxury Spot!) but they are also completely organic, so you are helping the environment as well! Another really cool thing about them is that Alison and Dane hand-screen each shirt with water based ink. So your custom shirt is sure to be made with a lot of love! They are only available through Christmas 2008 so make sure you visit their website and get your own organic shirt or tote and show your love to everyone!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Lancome Resurface-C Microdermabrasion
Has pure vitamin c and will improve your skin's texture and radiance in two steps!
Elizabeth Grant Vitamin C Line
Elizabeth Grant has a whole line of products infused with vitamin C. The line includes everything from body scrubs, cleansers, and lotions to serums and eye creams.
If you are already sick keep chugging that OJ and rejuvinate your skin with these great vitamin C products; and if your still healthy keep your skin that way too!!!!
Special thanks and Congratulations to LAUREN, who won our Elizabeth Grant 24K Gold Cream Giveaway!
Enjoy your luxurious Elizabeth Grant 24K Gold cream- and let us know how it is!
Make sure to enter our EATWHATEVER giveaway- for a chance to win 10 packs of minty freshness and a PERSONAL EATWHATEVER TEE
14K Yellow Gold and Pink Sapphire Necklace-$324.95
"Hope" Girl's Golf Club Set by Wilson- $99.95
Why should you help support breast cancer? Here are some facts:
Each year about 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die from it.
Breast cancer can also affect men, an estimated 1,700 men are diagnosed each year 450 die from it.
Breast cancer is second to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women.
Find these and more facts and information at NationalBreastCancer.org
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday Night Out
As promised, I tried out the hottest new breath saver on the market....eatwhatever.
And this small discreet pack (of ten jellies and ten mints) FOR SURE is the BEST thing that has happened to my mouth since lip plumpers!
Available online, or check out www.eat-whatever.com for local retailers
It's so simple! First open the pack ( pictured above) and swallow a couple of the wee jellies....and wait for them to literally KILL the bad breath from within! While they're going to work...just suck on one of the ten minty morsels and you're set!
So will it give garlic breath the boot? YES!
Will it omit onion odors? INDEED!
ARE YOU IN THE MARKET FOR KISSABLE BREATH?
One lucky reader will receive some delish packs of eatwhatever mints...AND one of these amazing and stylish tees (in your size)!!
Just sign up (on the right of the page) for the blog to enter!
Be sure to keep eatwhatever mints on hand at ALL time, to be two steps close to kissable breath!
What's hot? What's not? What tips can help us survive the not-so-luxury-friendly economy?
Stylist to the Stars, Aidyn Crowe, has graciously gave TheLuxurySpot (TLS)a sneak-peak at this seasons hottest trends.
TLS: What are the hot new trends for the fall fashion season?
AC: Rich textures including bold plaids checks and tweeds. Layered looks. Long skirts and dresses as well as long jackets. It is a season of retro and refinement, minimalism and excess. In other words…anything goes.
TLS: We all know finances can be tight- especially with the current economic situations—What pieces can be pulled out of the closet from past seasons and integrated into our chilly-weather wardrobe?
AC: I call this fiscally fashionable or eco-conscious consumerism.
Take an inventory of your closet and see what items you aren’t really wearing anymore. I like following the two-year rule.
·I enjoy having clothing swaps with friends. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends and find hidden treasures. I try t do this a least 4 times a year. If there are items left over, simply donate them to one of the many worthwhile charities in your area. TLS:We’re all on the hunt for staple cold-weather items. Any recommendations for a fashion-forward boot? Cozy yet chic coat? Hair friendly hats?
YSL Side Zip Patent Bootie $1070 (www.bergdorfgoodman.com)
Rag and Bone Balloon Cardigan $495 (www.rag-bone.com)
Stella McCartney Capelet Coat $2,295 (www.intermixonline.com)
Miu Miu Motorcycle Boot is $990 (www.miumiu.com)
Vince Admiral Sweater Trench Coat $345 (intermixonline.com)
Payless Madison Ankle Boot $34.99
Michael Kors Lombardi Bootie $139
Aldo Casella Boot Aldo $130
Military Wool Coat Nine West $79.99
Let’s face it, hat head is an inevitable part of, however, you can still look great while wearing one.
Some of my Favorites are:
TLS: Finally, what would be your fashion 'motto'? AC:
AC: I live by the motto of the great Yves Saint Laurent…
"Fashions Fade, Style is Eternal"
Do you have any fashion questions for our Celeb Stylist, Aidyn Crowe? Post them here!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Something about these super luxe Ace bandages is so appealing to the female eye.
Perhaps it's because we also are led to the assumption that this is like super sexy Spanx, a quick fix to every booty and belly blemish possible.
For girls like me, the Spring 09' collection by Max Azria didn't disappoint. From glittering ball gowns to peep-show minis and bondage-ready bikinis, all bandage fans can rest assured that Hervé will be in demand.
However, the price tag might smart just a bit, but let me breakdown the most practical and impractical Hervé purchases, that may lead you to believe that you might need a piece of spandex goodness in your wardrobe sooner rather than later.
Pros: Walking sex never looked so good.
Cons: Most ridiculous tan lines, ever.
Sorry-I-Can't-Pay-Rent-This-Month-worthy?: 2 out of 10
($1,590, pre-order from Intermix)
Cons: No promises that you'll be the only girl there wearing it.
Sorry-I-Can't-Pay-Rent-This-Month-worthy?: 7 out of 10
($550, from Intermix)
Cons: I'll be borrowing it, for the next 5 years.
Sorry-I-Can't-Pay-Rent-This-Month-worthy?: 10 out of 10
Friday, September 26, 2008
Siobhan O'Shea, the Chairperson for Helping Other People (HOPe) happens to be one of the biggest fans of luxury goods I have ever met. With the uncanny ability to strut into her a charity fund raiser meeting the same way she would strut into a board meeting (or Saks for that matter!), she is an inspiration to us all!
I sat down with Siobhan to get to know a little more about her charity work, and what HOPe is all about:
How did HOPe come about?:
HOPe started a few years ago. It was basically born out of conversations about the developing world, by a small group of people who asked themselves what they could do to help.Our goal at HOPe is a large one—to give people the chance to escape the ongoing cycle of poverty—but it’s achieved in small steps. By providing basic health care, education and training facilities we give people a way to change their lives—and potentially the lives of the generations to follow.
What kinds of projects have you worked on?
Our projects take on all shapes and sizes. We’ve sent boys in rural
children with AIDS in
You have such a busy life! How did your progression from Volunteer to Chairperson of HOPe come about?
When I started with HOPe, during our beginnings in 2001, I never anticipated that I’d have the honor of serving as Chairperson. You’re right – I have a busy life. We all do! But I’ve experienced our growth and I’ve seen the great work we’ve done together. That has great meaning for me and I love the work I do with HOPe.
Where & When do meetings occur?
Our monthly meetings usually take place the third Thursday of every month in the
Tell us about your upcoming events:
We had our first HOPe golf outing a couple of months ago and it was a great success. Our next major event is our Annual HOPe Benefit at Rosie O’Grady’s Manhattan Club on November 13 at 6:30pm. All are welcome! Just send me your contact information (email@example.com) and I’ll be sure you get an invitation.
How can we donate?
You can support HOPe in the way that works for you. Financial donations can be made on our web site www.hope-charity.org or mailed to HOPe at
Who can we contact for more questions?
You can always find information on www.hope-charity.org. Or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So there's a little HOPe to start off your weekend.... feel free to contact me or Siobhan for any information!
The Luxury Spot team will see you all on November 13 at the Annual HOPe Benefit!
"Suck and Swallow...Two Steps to Kissable Breath".....
a bit suggestive...I will but continue....
Nobody likes bad breath...especially not the lovely ladies and gents at eatwhatever! This 'all natural two-step solution to after-meal unkissable breath' has made its way into the mouths of many, helping their breath stay fresh!
What's best about eatwhatever is that the two step process actually KILLS the bad breath...not just mask it with minty aromas!
Here's how it works:
first: SWALLOW two-three vegetarian jellies, releasing oils that counter that nasty garlic breath
then: SUCK on a delish mint to help your breath smell fresh, while the jellie's oils do their thing!
There are many exciting things about fresh breath...but these are the most exciting things eatwhatever can promise:
- it ELIMINATES smelly yucky breath...
- it contains all natural & organic oils
- it is VEGETARIAN (yay!) Other jellies contain pork or beef derivatives (yuckyyy)
- it is FAT FREE & SUGAR FREE
I will be testing these mints out during my nights out this weekend, and report back with my review!!
"Forever Young" by Essie
A bright tango red for a fun splash of color :)
"Lincoln Park After Dark" by O.P.I.
A pretty dark purple perfect for the night
And for those of us who want to be environmentally friendly:
Priti Nail Polish and Removers are made from all natural ingredients make it safe for the planet!
On top of coming in adorable shades, nail polishes always have the most creative names, here are some that I just thought were funny and cute:
"Bikini With A Martini"
"Friar, Friar, Pants On Fire!"
"Who Comes Up With These Names?"
For Your Lips:
Don't trash your bright summer lipstick shades. Layer a darker shade with a lighter one to get pretty fall hues. Mixing brown and pinks makes rose and red and purple gives you a plum!
Want to make your lips look full and luscious?
Dabbed sparkly eye shadow in the center of your lips, the shimmer draws the light to your lips and gives the effect of fullness.
To Get Model Cheekbones:
Models always seem to have such sculpted cheeks, utilizing your bronzer can get you this look as well. Swipe your bronzer or dark powder from the summer on the hallows of your cheeks, right under the bone. This creates a shadow giving the illusion of chiseled cheekbones.
Make Your Skin Shine:Since the weather is still nice out we are not completely covering up and we still want our skin to look nice. Use a makeup primer on your legs or arms, it evens out and enhances your skin tone making you glow!
Enjoy and share any beauty tricks of your own :)
We love all sorts of baubles... everything from understated silver pieces to the flashiest chunks of gold and gemstones. It's unusual that we find a line of gorgeous, whimsical pieces though that are both American-made and won't break the bank! We recently came across SpoonFed Art's breathtaking pendants (most of which retail for about $100). Los Angeles-based designer Karin Collins began working with collage in 2004, and started using recycled spoons to create one-of-a-kind jewelry creations. They're amazing!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Hey boys and girls,
Make sure you enter for our ELIZABETH GRANT 24K GOLD CREAM GIVEAWAY (worth $300!)
Just add your email to the " SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST" on the right of the page, and you will be automatically entered!
And do it quick!! We will be picking a winner next week :)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
On the topic.... My lovely friends at Tarte never cease to amaze me with the fabulous luxuriously packaged products of their Fall 08' Health Couture collection that are not only eco-conscious, but handbag-conscious as well!
Not only do these four silky lipsticks come in plush fall colours, but they are super fruit infused, with the likes of Goji Berry (for anti-aging) and Acerola (for skin clarity!)
Also, they come with a mini matching lipliner, all tucked away in their own carrying case, quilted in Tarte's signature royal purple.
But the benefits are not only for you, of course.
Tarte's current collection is in cahoots with the Sambazon Sustainable Acai Project, helping to preserve communities in the Amazon Rainforest.
Look for Tarte's Lip Couture lipstick set ($32) at Sephora, Henri Bendel, and Tarte.com.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I remember being a little girl, and playing dress up with my mother's high heels, and beautiful Halston scarves, and beautiful antique pearls. But NEVER....and I mean NEVER....was I to touch the PERFUME. This would result in my 3 middle names surfacing in the middle of my glamorous make-believe stint as a glamorous movie star in a 4 year old's body... (this didn't even happen the time I got caught in the bathtub putting my mom's blush and lipstick on my Barbies and My Little Ponies!)
My lovely mother was, and still is, a passionate and loyal lover of the House of Coco Chanel.
Which meant I most likely wouldn't walk into a house smelling of fresh baked cookies after school. ....Well, on the off chance that I did...it was usually masked by the fragrant and familiar aroma of Chanel No. 5.
Classic, sophisitcated and the epitomy of luxury, Chanel No. 5 will always remind of simple style.
Nowadays, My mom has cooled her jets and now gladly shares the Chanel!
Meanwhile, Chanel is now glad to share some amazing twists on the original. Here are a few of our favs!
Chanel No. 5 Velvet Body Cream: ($75)
Goes on smoothly while infused with a slight floral hint. Chanel's answer to the perfect mix between moisturizer and fragrance.
Chanel No. 5 Eau Premeire: ($125 for 5 .oz) New experience for the new generation of Chanel Lovers. A lighter version of the original, created by Jacques Polge, who created the original back in 1986.
Try it out for yourself and tell us what you think!
We all wonder....what would it be like if we were a little slimmer...or a little bustier... or had a booty like J.Lo?
We decided that it's time to get down to business. What is really going on behind the velvet ropes and local anesthesia? What is happening in the world of celebrity plastic surgery?
For these answers...we went to the BEST OF THE BEST!
Dr. Alan Bienstock ( shown here, with The Luxury Spot's own Stephanie, at the September 5th NY Fashion Week Launch of Ottavia et Emma) is a world-renowned Plastic Surgeon to the stars. Based here in NYC...with another office in Princeton, NJ, Dr. Bienstock has been giving the faces and bodies of celebs something to smile about. (sans smile lines..of course!)
Here is our first question for Dr. Bienstock:
We have heard about plenty of celebs getting nose jobs. Some have said it was due to a 'deviated septum'. What is this condition, and is it possible that they are just using this as a cover up?
There are celebrities who in all reality have a deviated septum, which can cause nasal obstruction, snoring, and make it difficult to breathe. A deviated septum can have an impact in the tonal quality of voices during speech and singing and can make it impossible for some individuals to breathe adequately.
However, The correction of a nasal hump or widened, bulbous nasal tip is purely a cosmetic procedure known as a Rhinoplasty . This can be incorporated with repair of a deviated septum but the cosmetic portion must be distinguished from the reconstructive. Some individuals in the media will claim that they have had a deviated septum repair when in reality they had a formal cosmetic rhinoplasty or nose job.Do you have any questions for Dr. Bienstock?
Please post YOUR questions for Dr. Bienstock here in our comments, or email them to email@example.com. We will post your answers here on TheLuxurySpot.com!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Trade your bejeweled Choos for python flats, add a pashmina and a leather jacket, and you are ready to frolick in the freshly fallen leaves.
Finally, bring your summer favorites out to play by just adding my favorite accessory - tights!
NYLON's September featured Alexa Chung in their It Girl editorial wearing a fabulous mini Chanel frock with a pair of black floral crochet tights by super luxe legwear maker, Fogal.
Perhaps a comparable trade-off would be these lace tights (with shockingly similar patterns) from Express under $20.
It started with Prada's Spring 06' collection, spotted in a phone booth with Carrie Bradshaw, and just maybe, over-the-knee opaque and sheer hosiery has found its way into mainstream fashion this season.
At least, I hope so!
And finally, a classic staple, Wolford Satin de luxe. From Miu Miu-esque puffed out mini skirts to floaty chiffon dresses, or even under a ripped-up jeans, these tights take the cake.
We love Elizabeth Grant here at The Luxury Spot!! Their skincare products are as luxurious and luscious as it gets.They have lines with Vitamin C and even CAVIAR!
What's new with them? A new product has been formulated with 24K Gold! The Biocollasis™ GOLD Advanced Cellular Radiance .....and what is more luxurious than GOLD?
Wanna try it out?
Well it's your lucky day!
One lucky reader will WIN A GOLD CREAM! ( worth $300!!!!)
All you have to do it 'Subscribe to Our EMAIL LIST' (on the right of TheLuxurySpot.com page) to enter!
email me with any questions :)
We will be picking the 'WIN A GOLD CREAM' winner next week-- so move fast!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
If you wallet is a little tight, I found this great alternative from Chinese Laundry
Now you, your wallet, and your toes will be happy!!
So in order to protect my beloved accessory I went on the hunt for the perfect case and found my favorite:
It's out of stock on burberry.com, but I hope they get more soon!!
On my search I also came across the most outrageous case in the world, only Lil' Wayne would own this:
The Diamond iPod Case, encrusted with over 580 diamonds (that's over 10 carats!) set onto a 14k white gold case. It has been showcased at the International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc.
Just say it...we ALL feel a little sexier, a little more kissable when our lips are shining and gleaming with juicy radiance.
The TRULY AMAZING ladies at Lancome-USA kindly sent the new over the new Lancome Juicy Tubes (a TheLuxurySpot MUST-HAVE) for us to try!! We could not be more appreciative of the kind, glossy gift :)
This collection has ONLY ONE COLOR, Rose Fishnets. And check out the Parisian, Moulin Rouge-esque fishnet tube. How sexy is that?!?
The gloss goes on smoothly, without too much GOOP and YUCK. Infused with gold radiance, it does not feel gritty, too thin, or too thick. The perfect gloss for daytime at work, or a night out ( which will most likely end with a make-out session).
We love Lancome Juicy Tubes-- Rose Fishnets! Thanks again to the lovely ladies of Lancome :)