November 22nd, 2016

Tree-Trimming Tricks from Former MOMA Exec Bonnie Mackay

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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.

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October 28th, 2016

Want This $6,495 Dolce & Gabbana Runway Bag forJust $100? (Of Course You Do)

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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

 

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October 27th, 2016

Sweater Weather is Near! Here’s Exactly How to Wash Your Cozy Knit

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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

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October 13th, 2016

The Architectural Geometry of a Charles Youssef Design

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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

 

 

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September 15th, 2016

It’s Here! The Exclusive Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Collection

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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

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September 2nd, 2016

Sarasota Author Sheba Matheu Shares 10 Secrets of Being a Lady

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Every mother hopes that she will be able to gently guide her daughter as she grows, helping her to meet her full potential. And with this in mind, Sarasotan Sheba Matheu wrote a children’s book called The 10 Secrets Of Being a Lady, an enchanting story that revolves around a mother encouraging her daughter, Ava, to believe in herself. //Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com 

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August 19th, 2016

Phylyda is Redefining Swimwear for all Sizes. For Real.

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It’s really happened. An earnest, thoughtful and talented designer had the courage–yes, courage–to finally create a line of sensuous swimwear silhouettes for real bodies. And when I say “real bodies,” it’s not a flippant reference to a few sizes upwards of a size 6.  Berlin-based Phylyda (pronounced “phil-le-da”) is a fashion-forward swimwear line with a collection of sizing ranging from 4 to 18, and up to a 42F cup. And it’s luxe.  See? Now we’re talkin’. //Click Here for More@SarasotaMagazine.com

 

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