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Sunday
Jun032012

BE YOUR OWN DECORATOR - SUSANNA SALK

Susanna Salk returns to bookstores this Spring with her latest how to guide to decorating.   BE YOUR OWN DECORATOR published by Rizzoli is really the best interior design book you can buy this year.  The reason is Salk turns to her contacts in the Interior Design world and brings together looks from the biggest designers in the business.  With over 75 talented professionals showcasing rooms that feature their signature style, B.Y.O.D. has an endless supply of inspiration.  Design legends like Jamie Drake, David Kleinberg, Charlotte Moss, & Bunny Williams join recent interior design stars like Nate Berkus and Celerie Kemble in Susanna Salk's most comprehensive design book to date.

Susanna is seen regularly on the Today Show with her segments on design and decorating.  Her contributions to 1stdibs.com and iVillage.com are fun and informative.   AUTHOR & MEDIA CORRESPONDENT - SUSANNA SALKSalk is at her best when she gives straightforward solutions to design issues that everyone has at home.   That's why her latest book is an excellent gift for any recent graduates, newlyweds, or anyone moving into a new home.   Be Your Own Decorator by Susanna Salk should be on the short list for every licensed Real Estate Agent as a gift to any home buyer.   It was on my great  agent's list - I was so happy to receive BYOD from Stacey Matthews when I recently bought a home!  

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Monday
Apr232012

MR & MRS SMITH GO TO ITALY! 

The Boutique Hotel travel experts known as Mr & Mrs Smith say Ciao Italia with their latest guide.   The land of Tuscan dreams and Roman Empires is any vacationers ideal destination.  From the Northern hills of Turin to the Southern beaches of Capri, your dream vacation awaits you!   Mr & Mrs Smith know a thing or two about ideal destinations for romantic getaways.  The travel series aren't named after the Brad & Angelina film of the same name.  However, they do reference the age old practice of couples lookingBRAD & ANGELINA'S MR. & MRS. SMITH for a secret rendezvous checking into a hotel and signing the ledger "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"!    Having said that, you can bet all the hotels recommended in the guides are first class, intimate, and out of the ordinary when it comes to amenities and service.  One fashionable highlight is the Tuscan refuge of Castiglion del Bosco.. aka the Ferragamo Resort.  OVER 4,000 ACRES OF CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO With 23 luxurious rooms on over 4,500 acres - let's just say privacy is not an issue at this 5 star resort!  With the legacy of POOL WITH A VIEW - CASTIGLION DEL BOSCOluxury the Ferragamo name carries, you can be sure that the accommodations, the cuisine, and the service will be as exclusive as you can imagine.  A few days in Florence on the way to this amazing destination would be a dreamy holiday just on it's own, or as the beginning of a long journey around the country blessed by the Gods. 

It makes perfect sense that Mr. & Mrs. Smith were guests of honor at the recent re-launch of the Ferragamo Flagship boutique in NYC.   The 20,000 square foot SALVATORE FERRAGAMO FLAGSHIP - 5TH AVENUE PH: VT MALINOWSKIpalazzo of luxury is the largest Ferragamo boutique in the world!   The Smiths signed copies of this latest guide book featuring Castiglion Del Bosco.   The latest runway collection from this house of Italian Fashion FERRAGAMO SPRING RUNWAY SANDALwas also on full display.   The colorful and creative designs had every man and woman thinking "tropical getaway".   One of the hottest accessories right on trend are the colorful and sexy sandals that were the star of the Spring 12 Ferragamo runway show in Milan!

With Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, & Sicily all in one Country - how does one choose where to begin?   Consult the experts of course! Let Mr & Mrs Smith help plan your next holiday.  Arrivederci! 

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Sunday
Feb122012

DIOR COUTURE - BIRTH OF A LEGEND

CHRISTIAN DIOR changed the world of fashion.   The man who is credited with saving the industry after WWII created a new sense of style.  His "New Look" was a return to glamour and the silhouette was a back to the future mentality.   His use of the accentuated waist, full skirt, and detailed shoulders were classic but modern and totally glamorous. 

Designer John Galliano took the legacy of Dior to new heights during his reign at this legendary French House of Fashion. 

Galliano's career came to a screeching halt after allegations of public anti-Semitism surfaced in 2011.

The new book COUTURE chronicles just that, with photos by Patrick Demarchelier and text by Ingrid Sischy.   The magical work speaks for itself, and this is an excellent gift for any fan of fashion.

The house of Dior remains a legend in limbo as the suits figure out who to name as the next creative director.   The company recently partnered with artist Anselm Reyle to create a limited edition series of handbags, shoes, and maquillage.    Click Dior to see more accessories or Magic Maquillage to see the limited edition makeup!