Hot Couture: Fashionable Milan Heats Up

January 21, 2015 on 10:10 am | In Fashions, Italy | Comments Off




The news that Rail Europe is now selling tickets for its new direct service between Marseilles and Milan just adds to what is already turning out to be an amazing year for Milan. It may not yet be Fashion Week in the city (Feb. 25 to March 3), but Milan is already on the catwalk of international travel. It found itself as number one of 52 New York Times recommended Places to Visit in 2015.

Times writer Ingrid Williams said that despite the competition of other great Italian cities, Milan might be its most vibrant. It’s certainly among the most magnetic this year as the Milan Expo 2015 is attracting new hotels, new packages and this very intriguing rail connection to Marseille along the Cote d’ Azur.

“A food-focused World’s Fair taking place in Italy is an irresistible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for travelers interested in culture and cuisine,” said Ashley Isaacs Ganz, founder and CEO of Artisans of Leisure. “

The new direct Thello route connecting Marseille to Milan means it will no longer be necessary to change trains at the border between France and Italy. No more bag schlepping or seat reclaiming, you just ride on through on a seamless scenic journey. The train runs Marseilles, Toulon, Cannes, Nice or Monaco en-route to Milan and returns Milan, Genoa or Savona en-route to France.

From Marseille, passengers can reach Paris in three hours or continue along the Mediterranean Sea towards Spain. Milan is a gateway city to the French Alps, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Prices start at $40 for a Thello ticket between Marseille and Milan.

Authorities estimate that between 20 and 29 million visitors will attend Milan’s World Expo 2015, which will run between May and October. EXPO 2015 is expected to cover 272 acres and over 140 countries are expected to participate. Cities as far off as Bologna are expecting the overflow to help fill their hotels. In the city, extra capacity is being added also. The 132-room ME Milan Il Duca is scheduled to open in May near the “fashion quadrilateral at the Piazza della Repubblica.

Doorways Villa Vacations is featuring packages using villa rentals near Lake Como during EXPO 2015. It’s hard to imagine that there’s a better way to reflect on the Expo’s theme of “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” than in an Italian villa. The promotion covers a variety of accommodations from single couples to groups or families.

Goddess Swimwear from Today Show“Beautiful Lakes Como and Maggiore are close enough to Milan that it is an easy day trip of about an hour,” said Kit Burns, president, Doorways Villa Vacations. Ground transportation to and from EXPO 2015 is available upon request can be easily arranged through Doorways Villa Vacations.

“Visitors of Expo 2015 can explore the variety and breadth of day trips and activities possible on the lakes and in southern Switzerland,” said Burns. “With so many visitors from throughout the world expected to flood the area in the coming months, this is a great opportunity for guests to secure comfortable accommodations early.”

The Artisans of Leisure’s Essence of Italy – Expo Milan 2015 tour combines a privately guided visit to Expo Milan 2015 with touring elsewhere in Italy, including Florence, Tuscany, Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Capri. The tour is private, for individual travelers, and can depart on any date during the Expo’s run from May 1 through Oct. 31.

Artisans of Leisure can customize or extend the tour with complementary touring in other destinations in Italy, such as food and wine touring in Piedmont or touring the 2015 Venice Biennale. Monogram’s three-day, Milan to Milan includes hotels, an entrance ticket to EXPO 2015 and transfers to/from the Expo and daily breakfast as well as sightseeing with a Local Guide.

Expo tickets are available at www.expo2015.org/en/tickets, the fair’s website. The fair itself has created a variety of packages geared toward families with children, over 65s, groups and schools. The average ticket price will be €22 ($28).

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New in Retail in New York City

December 29, 2014 on 9:06 am | In Fashions, New York City | Comments Off




Recently Opened

The Shops at Columbus Circle
Upper West Side
A variety of retailers have recently opened and undergone renovation at the Shops at Columbus Circle, ranging from luxury fashion to skincare. Recent renovations include skincare specialist Aveda, high-end luggage retailer TUMI and natural beauty store L’Occitane, all of which opened during summer 2014. New retail stores include luxury lifestyle brand Michael Kors and luxury merchandizing unit Etienne Aigner. Tesla Motors, known for its electric vehicles, has installed an interactive pop-up showroom on the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle, designed to give consumers the opportunity to explore the vehicles’ technology and design their own Tesla in the Tesla Design Studio (theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com).

Upcoming

Pier A
Lower Manhattan

Pier A, a 127-year old, landmarked pier at the southern tip of Manhattan is now undergoing redevelopment, and will offer a catering and event facility and a restaurant complex featuring an oyster bar, biergarten and fine dining restaurant. The pier will also host a venue for live music and art exhibitions. The “Harborhouse at Pier A,” operated by the Poulakakos family, is planned to open in fall of 2014 (piera.com).


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Westfield World Trade Center
Lower Manhattan

Opening in 2015, Westfield World Trade Center will be one of the most complete retail destinations in New York City. Westfield World Trade Center will provide Lower Manhattan with 350,000 square feet of fashion, culinary and artistic experiences and will be home to a diverse mix of 150 global and local, fashion, lifestyle, technology and culinary brands, an exquisite collection of casual and upscale dining, a range of New York-centric services and amenities powered by state-of-the art technology, and must-see cultural experiences. The Oculus, designed by Santiago Calatrava, will be a destination unto itself, and is the design centerpiece of Westfield World Trade Center. Westfield World Trade Center will serve a dynamic, diverse and fast-growing community, including travelers to Lower Manhattan, one of the world’s most visited areas (www.wtc.westfield.com ).

Super Pier
Manhattan’s Far West Side

Opening spring of 2015, the Super Pier will enhance Manhattan’s west side, with 270,000 square feet of total leasable space including dining, cultural space, retail options, galleries, 3.5 acres of public open space, and more. Some of the Super Pier’s tenants currently include a beach club and spa to be operated by well-known hotelier Andre Balazs, an underwater rock climbing gym operated by Brooklyn Boulders, and a variety of shops managed by Opening Ceremony (www.superpier.com).


Pier 17
South Street Seaport, Manhattan

In October 2013, the Howard Hughes Corporation officially began the redevelopment of South Street Seaport with a groundbreaking for the Pier 17 building. The project will create 40 percent more open space that will showcase expanded views of the New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. The new Pier 17 building will feature a glass façade encompassing a wide range of stores, restaurants, and neighborhood shops. The redeveloped Pier 17 is anticipated to open in 2016, providing another proof point of Lower Manhattan’s revitalization (www.howardhughes.com).

Empire Outlets
St. George, Staten Island
This new retail complex will play a major part in the development of the St. George section of Staten Island when it debuts in fall of 2016. Offering 350,000 square feet of retail space, Empire Outlets will include a mix of fashion, food, and entertainment options. A 200-room hotel offering 140,000 square feet of hospitality, 1,250 parking spaces and a new, free 20-minute ferry ride from Manhattan to Staten Island will give passengers a view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan (www.empireoutletsnyc.com).

Hudson Yards
Manhattan’s Far West Side

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. The site will include more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops and boutiques, 20 restaurants, approximately 5,000 residences, a unique cultural space, 14 acres of public open space, a 750-seat public school and a 150-room luxury hotel—all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. The first phase of Hudson Yards will open in 2018 (www.hudsonyardsnewyork.com).


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The Stafford London Presents a Rare Exhibit of HRH Diana Princes of Wales’ Dresses‏

November 16, 2014 on 8:18 am | In Fashions, London, United Kingdom, Wales | Comments Off



Argos Travel Insurance 100x50: The Lyttelton at The Stafford London has announced the launch of a Chef’s Spices Afternoon Tea with a rare exhibit of HRH Diana, Princess of Wales dresses which will be presented by world famous Julien’s Auctions. The new Chef’s Spices Afternoon Tea will be served daily from 3pm-6pm. Guests may book online at www.thestaffordlondon.com

Coinciding with the launch of the Chef’s Spices Afternoon Tea, The Stafford London will be exhibiting a rare collection of dresses belonging to the late HRH Diana, Princess of Wales presented by Julien’s Auctions. From the 17th – 23rd November two iconic dresses worn by Princess Diana, including a dress designed by Zandra Rhodes and another dress designed by Catherine Walker, will be displayed prominently in the lobby before departing for Los Angeles to be auctioned by Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills on the 5th and 6th of December.

The elegance of HRH Diana and the fine scents of the festive flavours of the tea will provide guests an extraordinary experience at one of London’s finest hotel establishments. The menu of the afternoon tea includes treats such as star anis dark chocolate and orange roulade, cardamom-mango eclairs and ginger panna cotta with a berries compote. The teas are provided by Canton Tea Co., an award winning tea company and home to the finest blends of Chinese tea in the UK. The Canton Tea Co. has created blends especially for The Stafford London.

Petal pink Catherine Walker gown frontAbout the Stafford London

Located in the heart of central London in historic St James’s, this iconic London hotel combines contemporary elegance and 5* luxury with classic English heritage stretching back to the 18th century.

The Stafford London is independently owned and managed, and offers three contrasting styles of rooms and suites. The Main House, a former private residence, comprises 67 rooms and suites which combine Victorian grandeur with modern comfort. In contrast the 26 Mews Suites and Penthouse offer contemporary interiors within the tranquil courtyard of the Main House, while the adjacent Carriage House contains 12 traditional rooms and suites in the former 18th-century royal stables.

The Lyttelton Restaurant and private dining rooms provide elegant cuisine and fine wines, and menus from recently-appointed executive chef Carlos Martinez are classic and modern with a Mediterranean flavour. The renowned American Bar with its legendary cocktails and unique outdoor courtyard, Blue Ball Yard, is one of London’s most notable cocktail establishments. Underneath the courtyard, the 380-year-old vaulted wine cellar is an ideal central London location for events and celebrations.

For more information and reservations, please visit: www.thestaffordlondon.com

About Julien’s Auctions

With expertise specializing in entertainment and sports memorabilia, Julien’s Auctions has quickly established itself as the premier auction house in high profile celebrity and entertainment auctions. Julien’s Auctions presents exciting, professionally managed and extremely successful auctions with full-color high quality auction catalogues unlike any other auction company. Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, U2, Barbara Streisand, Bette Midler, Larry Hagman, Slash, numerous musical artists and Hollywood legends, the estate of Marilyn Monroe, the estate of Les Paul and many more. Official website is www.juliensauctions.com

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Viennese designer fashion now available to hire direct from hotels

November 7, 2014 on 10:44 am | In Austria, Fashions, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowEver dreamed of wearing the latest fashion labels without having to commit to a purchase? This luxury is now available to visitors to the Austrian capital thanks to a new hire service. Moiree offers fashion-conscious guests staying in the city’s top hotels an innovative fashion rental scheme. The Park Hyatt Vienna, The Guesthouse Vienna, and DO & CO Hotel Vienna in the historic city centre, as well as the Hotel Altstadt Vienna in the seventh district have all signed up to the scheme, with other partners set to follow suit in the coming weeks and months. Guests staying in these hotels can order outfits and accessories from internationally-acclaimed Viennese designers when making their reservation, to wear as their own for the duration of their stay.

The range offers items by various local labels including Femme Maison, Bradaric Ohmae, GON, FLorian Jewelry, Klaus Mühlbauer and Ajla Ayidan. If ordered in advance, the beautifully packed items will be waiting for the guests in their room complete with a personal message. Visitors can also order additional pieces during their stay for priority delivery to their room using the Moiree website. In the event of sizing discrepancies, a replacement garments will be sent at no extra charge. The service is currently restricted to ladies’ fashion. The rental fee amounts to around 15 percent of the purchase price per day. And if an outfit or accessory really strikes the right note, items can be purchased at any time.

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Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weekend

October 24, 2014 on 2:14 pm | In Beachbooker, Fashions, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Dame Zandra Rhodes Joins Forces With Malaysian Brand Karyaneka To Launch Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weekend

Tourism Malaysia is pleased to announce this year’s second Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weekend, taking place from the 12–17 November 2014. The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weekend (KLFW), which will take place at the National Visual Art Gallery, has been organised in conjunction with the 1Malaysia Year-End Sale 2014 and will feature a cross-label collaboration between renowned British designer, Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE and Malaysia brand, Karyaneka.

Dame Zandra Rhodes has teamed up with Karyaneka, a Malaysian government agency promoting the use of local handicraft produced by Malaysian craftsmen, to create a capsule collection using Malaysian ethnic fabrics, which will then be transformed into the designer’s distinctive daywear and evening wear. Other labels showing at Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weekend include leading department stores, online shopping channels, children’s premium labels, accessories labels and leading local brand Lord’s Tailor.

Kuala Lumpur has previously been ranked as the world’s fourth best shopping city (after New York, Tokyo and London) by global news network CNN. Following Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weekend, the 1Malaysia Year End Sale will be ending 2014 with a bang. Shoppers attending the sale can expect an exciting line-up of fashion-related events, entertainment and nationwide shopping promotions, taking place at shopping malls across the city.

Guests looking to visit Kuala Lumpur during this period can stay for seven nights at the JW Marriott from £1,175 per person including return economy class direct flights, return private airport transfers and seven nights’ accommodation in a deluxe room. To book this package, please contact Cleveland Collection on 020 7843 3531 or visit www.clevelandcollection.co.uk. For more information on Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weekend please visit: http://www.klfashionweekend.com/

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New Grecotel Model Academy Introducing Younger Guests To The World Of Beauty And Fashion

June 9, 2014 on 9:03 am | In Fashions | Comments Off



What child hasn’t entered the land of make-believe through fancy-dress parties and Halloween costumes? Wearing mum’s high heels, using the bath towel as Batman’s cape or having tea parties with imaginary friends has been part of kid’s play for generations. Grecotel, the leading Greek luxury hotel chain has taken dressing up to a whole new level with its new “Be a model for a Day” programme. The unique holiday experience gives 10-16 year olds the chance to learn the latest tips about fashion, make-up, hair styling and at the end of the week-long course, take part in the catwalk show. Even the ancient Greeks believed that beauty was more than skin deep, so aspiring junior models are also immersed in a wellness regime to learn about the healthy Cretan diet, muscle tone, dance and relaxation.

The Grecotel Model Academy is run by a team of professionals (including photographer, fitness, make-up, spa therapists) at selected Grecotel hotels in Crete and the Peloponnese during July and August. Due to its personalized approach, the maximum participation each week is just 12-14 junior models.

Highlights include:

• Each participant takes home: Personal photographs (digital & printed in model book), dietary tips, make-up & modelling advice and Grecotel Model Academy certificate

• Master classes: Skin care and make-up; photo modelling; fashion advice according to body type; healthy hair and styling; nutrition for teens; posture & catwalk practice

• Fitness activities include: Aqua gym, climbing wall, personal training, dance classes.

• Spa day including facial, manicure, foot scrub & pedicure using natural spirulina & algae products.

• Dietary classes and suggested dishes in hotel restaurant are marked with Grecotel Model Academy logo.

Grecotel has been known for over 30 years as the hotels which let parents relax whilst their children are entertained. In addition to the new Model Academy, the 21 Grecotel Hotels & Resorts in Greece offer daily activities in the Grecoland clubs, Discovery Adventures where young explorers learn about the fragile planet through play and even GrecoBaby equipment for babies and tots.

The Model Academy programme is available at Grecotel Creta Palace in Rethymno, Crete and the Grecotel Olympia Riviera Resort in Kyllini, West Peloponnese, free of charge during selected weeks in July & August 2014.

Over thirty years since its formation, the N. Daskalantonakis Group is Greece’s largest hotel company featuring 29 hotels and resorts in Greece’s most sought-after destinations. Its three distinctive collections of properties – Grecotel Exclusive Hotels and Resorts, Grecotel Luxury Hotels and Resorts and Grecotel Premium Hotels and Resorts – redefine the very concept of Mediterranean hospitality. Recognised as the market leader (ICAP) and most significant employer in the Greek hospitality sector, Grecotel has been awarded over 1500 international awards for the quality of its hotels, upgrading of the Greek tourism product and for initiatives in the environmental and cultural field.

The Group’s overriding maxim is to communicate the ‘Real Greece’, by ensuring that each property is located in a prime tourist destination and gives each visitor an authentic experience of Greece’s ancient

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heritage, mythology, local culture, hospitality and cuisine.


Afternoon Tea – Delivered To Your Door ‘Cotswolds Style’ –

May 25, 2014 on 10:26 am | In Beachbooker, Dine Drink, Fashions, London, United Kingdom, Wales | Comments Off



Cotswold cottage experts www.manorcottages.co.uk have recently teamed up with ‘The Chipping Norton Tea Set.’ www.chippingnortonteaset.co.uk to offer Manor Cottages guests the opportunity to enjoy a unique ‘Cotswold Afternoon Tea’ experience in their very own cottage.

Managing director of Manor Cottages Chris Grimes comments “Just because our guests choose the freedom of staying self-catering, it shouldn’t mean they can’t indulge in a few little luxuries. Taking Afternoon tea is the norm in hotels, restaurants and tea rooms across the UK so why should our cottages be any different? The team at ‘Chipping Norton Tea Set’ are true tea enthusiasts and certainly deliver afternoon tea in style. One of my personal favourites is the Luxury Cotswold tea but there is plenty to choose from or you can opt for a bespoke tea.”

Based in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Chipping Norton Tea Set offers bespoke vintage tea parties for all occasions. Prices start from £13.50 per person for the ‘English Afternoon Tea.’ The team can accommodate a range of dietary requirements. There may be a small charge for travel depending on the location of your cottage.

For parties of 15 and under the tea is delivered to the door, set up with beautiful vintage china and linen and the menu of choice. After a few hours the ‘tea set’ return to clear the table and pack everything away, no washing up required.

Victoria Wills, creator of ‘The Chipping Norton Tea Set comments “Chris and his team are great supporters of local businesses in the Cotswolds area. A partnership with Manor Cottages was a very natural progression for us and the perfect way to grow the business. Not to mention great fun. Afternoon tea is a real event for all involved. Manor Cottages guests are always pleased to see us when we arrive. They enjoy the theatre of watching us lay out the tea out, seem delighted as the cakes appear and certainly appreciate being let off the washing up, for the afternoon. It’s the perfect holiday treat.” For more details or to book, see www.chippingnortonteaset.co.uk.

Stay in Manor Cottages Tithe Barn in Lyneham from £924 for a three night weekend break in June. That’s just £30 per person per night based on ten sharing. The barn sleeps up to ten people in four bedrooms. A spacious barn conversion great for a family or group of friends, the dining area or garden is ideal for serving afternoon tea. Not to mention access to brilliant walks in every direction. To book a cottage see www.manorcottages.co.uk or call 01993 824 252.

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For media information or images call Rachele Snowden on 0208 9815466 or 07793 844274 alternatively email rachele@crocodilepr.co.uk

Editors Notes:

Manor Cottages www.manorcottages.co.uk is the leading Cotswolds self-catering cottage agency.

Founded in 2007 by Chris Grimes, the company has just under 300 properties and provides a fine collection of holiday cottages and houses across the Cotswolds. The company has recently expanded this portfolio to include the stunning cities of Bath, Oxford and nearby villages. Arguably three of the most stunning locations in the UK, every featured property is carefully selected to ensure the perfect mix of, luxury, style and charm, satisfying a range of holiday needs and budgets.

All properties in the Manor Cottages portfolio are furnished to a high standard and well equipped to suit the modern traveller. Properties sleep from two to twenty people and many are pet friendly. Whether guests are exploring picturesque villages and countryside or relaxing in a home from home, they can be assured all the properties offer an enjoyable stay at the right price.

The website is flexible and user friendly with easy access to special offers. Guests have a wide choice of locations across the region. Cottages can be selected based on the nearest town, number of rooms, bathrooms, or by more specific personal requirements such as near a pub, wi-fi or disabled access. Length of stay is highly flexible with long stays available too.

Choosing the perfect property couldn’t be easier as Manor Cottages have highlighted some groups of cottages at a range of price levels based on region, size or geography so guests can find a perfect match. Last but not least the news pages and blog provide great ideas and inspiration to enhance any stay.

From an owners perspective Manor Cottages provides a ‘careful pair of hands.’ Based in Burford at the heart of the Cotswolds the Manor Cottages team has a great knowledge of the area and understands that holidaymakers and owners alike need personal attention and consideration.

Chipping Norton Tea Set Editors Notes:

The Chipping Norton Tea Set was setup just over two years ago, after the owner ‘Victoria Wills’ had a request from her daughter for a Vintage afternoon tea party for her 18th birthday. The party was extremely well received, so fuelled by her love of baking, Victoria ventured to turn the concept into a business in its own right. Victoria waved goodbye to her long term career in bookkeeping for one of cakes and tea.

Weeks of acquiring vintage china, cutlery and linen ensued and they can now cater for many events from weddings, christenings and, most popular of all, holiday cottage events and gatherings. The team have sufficient crockery to cater for up to 150 guests and rising. The business really is going from strength to strength. In the first year they hosted just 15 events, so far this year they have hosted another 30 with more to come. For more details on the menu or to book a tea even see www.chippingnortonteaset.co.uk  or call 07967 833 979


Paris in Spring: The Perfect Place For Retail Therapy

April 7, 2014 on 10:15 am | In Europe, Fashions, France, Paris, Shopping | Comments Off



Shoppers, especially visiting shoppers, take to the boulevards of Paris with devotion and a ritual flair that almost elevates the great department stores into cathedrals. You only have to watch the crowds as they walk the aisles of Printemps, Le Bon Marche and the Galleries Lafayette to appreciate the city’s status as the pre-eminent capital of shopping.

Paris is also a city of art and a singular boutique hotel, located just off the Champs Elysées, the Pavillon des Lettres is celebrating the confluence of art and shopping by launching a new series of photo exhibitions in its lobby, and of course, the photos are for sale. It begins with an exhibit by Marie Gruel, which pays homage to the Historic La Samaritaine Department Store. Gruel’s “Ma Samaritaine” exhibit will be up at Le Pavillon des Lettres through June 25.

The literary-themed Pavillon des Lettres will rotate exhibits of original artwork that complement the hotel’s permanent art and sculpture collection. Gruel’s “Ma Samaritaine” show consists of 15 photographs of La Samaritaine, the department store overlooking the Seine that is famous for its Art Deco interiors and is currently on the verge of transformation by LVMH into a grand commercial space. Gruel, along with 11 other photographers, was given carte blanche to shoot the historic space, which she used as a backdrop for artistic displays of clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. The Gruel exhibit will be followed by a show of nudes from Paris-based photographer Michael Dak (June 15 to Oct. 15.

Each of the hotel’s 26 rooms celebrates an international writer from Charles Baudelaire to Victor Hugo. Each room features an excerpt from one of the author’s books, poems or plays, which is painted above the bed, and a hard copy of the work is on the nightstand. The penthouse suites on the top two floors offer sweeping views of the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais. Rates at the hotel begin at €230.

Over at the Mandarin Oriental, Paris, a new luxury shopping experience comes in the form of a package that allows guests VIP access to the city’s famous department store, Printemps Haussman. Printemps has been a leading department store since 1865. With its remodeled façade, classified as a historic monument, the Printemps has 45,000 square meters dedicated to the rites of shopping as well as seven restaurants.

The J’aime la MOde package combines a stay in the hotel with an exclusive private shopping experience at the department store. Printemps offers premium services including a VIP welcome, bespoke in-store personal service, store VIP Card, ‘hands-free’ shopping, local delivery, and shipping.

Guests will be helped by a personal shopper, fashion advisor, and luxury and beauty treatments (on appointment).

The package includes one night at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, breakfast for two in-room or at Camélia, a daily spa credit of €150, premium services at Printemps Haussmann, VIP welcome, Printemps VIP Card with a special offer, multilingual personal shopper, hands-free shopping, priority tax refund, local delivery and international shipping, and a Printemps candle gift. The ‘J’aime la MOde’ package is available year-round with a starting rate of €995.


First-Ever Festival of Beauty at The Forum Shops at Caesars

March 13, 2014 on 9:50 am | In Fashions, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Shopping | Comments Off



Features Live Beauty Presentations, Make-Up Demonstrations, Mini Makeovers, Giveaways, Music and More

Two-day make-up and skincare event celebrates beauty March 21-22

LAS VEGAS (Feb 24, 2014) – Wondering how to get the freshest looks in beauty and skincare for spring? Wonder no more with the first-ever Festival of Beauty at The Forum Shops at Caesars. Mark your calendars for March 21 – 22 between 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. to celebrate the first-ever Festival of Beauty at The Forum Shops. A free, two-day extravaganza, visit Dior Beauty, Fresh, Inglot, Kiehl’s Since 1851, MAC Cosmetics and Sephora at The Forum Shops to enjoy live beauty presentations, make-up touch ups, music, beauty bars, product demonstrations and more. Plus, be sure to register at any participating store to win one of many exciting gifts including shopping sprees and beauty products. There is no purchase necessary to take part in the Festival of Beauty.

To add to the celebratory atmosphere during The Festival of Beauty, visit the VEGAS/RATED RECHARGE ZONE – relax, tweet, and post your favorite beauty finds in the VEGAS/RATED recharge zone near the Fountain of the Gods. While there, enjoy Real Water, relax with some music and delight in the custom, floral decor by Flora Pop.

Festival of Beauty Happenings:

Dior Beauty – Dior Beauty make-up artist will demonstrate looks for spring. A DJ and make-up touch up station will be available.

Fresh – Enjoy mini skin rituals, hand and arm massages and lip treatment rituals

Inglot – Take part in makeover applications for spring/summer colors and trends. Learn the tricks for easy false lash application, as well as complexion and couture demonstrations.

Kiehl’s Since 1851 – Visit Kiehl’s Since 1851 for skincare demos, 20-minute mini facials, demos, hand massages, and hand product demos from the Kiehl’s product line. Enjoy DJ and refreshments as well.

MAC Cosmetics – Pick your Demo at MAC Cosmetics. Whether it’s the eye, lip, or skin, customers can choose the demo they would like.

Sephora – Inspire your beauty with Radiant Orchid, Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year. Experience its deeply flattering flush and ravishing glow with: custom mini-makeover for eyes, lips, and cheeks, personalized tricks and techniques, a complimentary look book featuring professional steps to master exhilarating new looks at home. BONUS: take home an official Sephora + Pantone Universe Pouch—free with your personalized Color of the Year consultation and any $25 purchase.* *While supplies last.

Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops is proud to host a one-of-a-kind event in celebration of beauty. Don’t miss the Festival of Beauty at The Forum Shops!

For additional information and updates about the first annual Festival of Beauty at The Forum Shops visit us at www.FSFest.com


Istanbul Designers debut in Los Angeles Fashion Week 2014

March 12, 2014 on 9:46 am | In California, Fashions, Los Angeles, Turkey | Comments Off



On the 15th of March 2014, Istanbul Designers will be presented under Concept Shows for the 2014-15 Fall/Winter Collections by the most sought after Turkish designer Özgür Masur, showcasing Turkey’s vision and strengths in the fashion and textile industries.

Fufther Informaiton: http://www.redcase.org/


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