From a chic apartment in Paris, Anastasia Sokolow, Sulékó designer and member of the French Society of Perfumers, will take you on a 57-minute guided tour of the olfactory in her online Sulékó Scent Masterclass.
A guided meditation of sorts, the class expands on the emotional influence of the scent essences of the four seasons. Anastasia’s soothing, elegant voice gently instructs students to “imagine yourself a garden…slowly comes the smell of a rose…” Or, she says, “it’s winter, nature is asleep, the earth is covered with snow…everything is peaceful and calm.” // Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
Last year I shared my favorite new beauty obsession at the time: Clé de Peau Beautè. Here’s the thing: I’ve evolved from obsessing to this-could-be-love. And, at the moment, I’m simply smitten with this lavish limited edition set commissioned by modern artist Ashley Longshore and CDP Makeup creative director Lucia Pieroni.
Inspired by the extravagant soirèes of the Roaring Twenties, the stunning package celebrates the willful women who redefined the world’s perception of femininity. //Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
When it comes to holiday hostess/host gifts, a candle is nice and a bottle of wine is welcomed; however, it’s the truly thoughtful purchase that’s the most appreciated. So, it may be fun to switch it up this season with a signature gift to set you apart from a countertop of unmemorable libations–like perhaps a personally chosen ornament paired with the book Tree of Treasures, a memoir by Bonnie Mackay? (That’s a gift that’s likely to get you invited back!) //Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com.
This covetable Dolce & Gabbana Vanda shoulder bag from D&G’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is replete with Sicilian Renaissance references. Generously donated by Saks Fifth Avenue, this piece is now a hot raffle item for this year’s Wine, Women and Shoes, which is just weeks away (!!). AND! You don’t have to be present to win! // Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
November is only days away. And, if you’re like me, this is the time of year I begin to look forward to sweater weather. That is, until it means facing the daunting task of caring for delicate fabrics, which, frankly, intimidates me.
So, I opted to arm myself with information before donning that cashmere sweater I’ve been eyeing at a fave downtown boutique. First things first: Now I know to check the weave of the fabric before I buy. The looser the weave, the more prone the fabric will be to pilling. Mixing fabric types can cause that, as well as premature wear. //Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
The possibility exists that you’ve not heard the name Charles Youssef, if not, it’s time. Especially if in May 2016 Vogue named him as one of “The Next Wave of Young American Designers.” And, his collections are stocked at Barney’s New York – the luxe retailer with a history of discovering fashion’s talent. Not to mention that Lady Gaga purchased his graduate collection – from the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design – during London Fashion Week in February 2010 for her concert tour the same year.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
The Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder collection has landed. The limited-edition collaboration is a debut make-up range for the chic designer. What I love is that she brought her easy-breezy approach to glamour to the design table. //Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com