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Gorgeous jewelry from Paula Mendoza

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Fine jewelry using gold and emeralds from Colombia

Are you looking for a very special gift for a special lady? Then take a look at the exclusive range from Paula Mendoza. Paula’s studios are in Colombia, giving her access to the finest materials. Trained as a sculptor, she now creates wearable art.



Eco cola bags

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Stylish bags from an unusual source

When I first saw these bags, I simply thought how cool and stylish they looked.Scroll down to see a larger image. Then I realized what they are made from and I had to share it with you. They are made from waste material that would normally be thrown out and end up clogging landfills.



Designer gloves & hats

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Stay warm in style

I don’t know about you but I’ve always found that cold weather clothes are often far more stylish than warm weather outfits. I love the richer fabrics and somehow designers seem to make the most of winter clothing in the most stylish ways. The winter months are a great excuse to show your fashion style.



Stylish gifts that give back

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Style and saving

Many years ago, there were very few goods available that were suitable as gifts and at the same time, donated to charity. In those days giving-and-buying was restricted to charity holiday cards. Today, we are all more socially aware – although we still maintain our standards of good quality and great style.



Fun and fabulous jewelry

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Stunning jewelry for style and fun

We were delighted to find this website that features a huge variety of excellent jewelry designs. Some are incredibly sophisticated and unique – others, like the one featured in the large image at the bottom of the page, are just sheer fun. When you are buying a gift for a female friend or loved one, you can’t go wrong when you choose jewelry – we all love it!



The best leather bags in the world

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Italian leather bags for travel or business

That’s a rather bold statement, isn’t it? ‘The best in the world’? Well, let’s see, but I have just found these wonderful products and want to share them with you. I always believed, correctly, that Italian leather products are vastly superior to those from other countries. And as you know, experts agree.



Fun Snow White gift ideas

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For your own Grumpy

Or for your own little princess. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was made over seventy five years go and yet the cartoon movie – and its products – are as popular as ever. They make fun gifts and I particularly like their ‘dwarf-themed’ t-shirts. But there are plenty of other goodies too.



Jackie Kennedy jewelry

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Beautiful jewelry – Kennedy style

There’s no doubt that Jacqueline Kennedy was very much a style icon. And it wasn’t just American women who followed her lead – women all over the world were captivated by her clothes and her accessories. Many of these were truly timeless pieces that have become classics and that can certainly be said for her jewelry. There are some rather frightening statistics about how much her jewelry was worth.  But today, we can all enjoy her style.



Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s 24835 Chrono Pro Silver Dial Watch

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This is a fabulous quality man’s watch with quartz movement. The case is stainless-steel, and its diameter is 40 mm. It is water resistant to 330 feet, making it suitable for snorkeling. It is lightweight and very comfortable to wear.



Converse sneakers: Custom design

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Here at Tastes Magazine, we’ve always loved products that can be customised. A gift in particular is so much more special when it has been custom-designed for the recipient.  One of the latest companies to offer this is Converse and their fabulous sneakers.



Jewelry to show support for the military

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Show your support for American servicemen and women

We were very pleased to find this site to show you. If you have an American serviceman or woman on your gift list, then you’ll find some excellent ideas on this thorough website. Or show your own support. You’ll also be pleased to know that this company ships worldwide; important to note if your recipient is serving overseas. These also make a lovely gift for the families of those serving, too.



Red, white and blue scarves for her

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Inexpensive and fun

I seem to be writing a lot about scarves these days, probably because my own collection continues to grow. That’s because I find them to be so versatile and such a wonderful way to add pizzazz to the most somber outfits.The selection shown here includes scarves that are specifically American and are a perfect way for citizens and supporters of the USA to show their allegiance.



American patriotic jewelry

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For the America patriot

So you want show your patriotism towards your country? Or maybe you’re not American but you want to show your solidarity with the United States? Then this collection of charms, pendants and watches is just what you’re looking for. These are well-made products that reflect your feeling towards the States and what’s great to know is that they all come with a no-hassle guarantee.



Pop top bags, belts jewelry and more

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Whether you call them pop tops or ring pulls, these discarded items certainly can be transformed into the most wonderful products. These are produced by hand by women in Brazil and the ring pulls are crocheted together to create these stylish accessories. What a smart idea.



Where to buy genuine African jewelry online

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Today we’ve found a wonderful site for you that you’ll love. On this page you’ll find some beautiful African jewelry that is made by artisans – often from recycled materials – and sold online via this fabulous USA website.



Creative crochet kits

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When was the last time you received a handmade gift? The fact is that handmade items are so much more thoughtful, therefore so delightful to give or receive.  Now, we can make it easy and stylish.



Cool cufflinks

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Here at Tastes, we’re so pleased that men are wearing cufflinks – that is, the stylish man. They went out of favour for a few years – thank goodness that the man with taste is now reviving this wonderful jewellery product.



Earrings for people with sensitive skin

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Earrings that are hypoallergenic and nickel-free

There are many people who find that regular earrings irritate the skin. It seems to come and go with me – sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t – so my solution is to always buy the hypoallergenic versions. That’s why I was delighted to find this website where I can buy then online. And because these are made in Hungary, I’ve never come across anyone wearing the same earrings I wear. They are very reasonably priced too, and shipping is worldwide for a small flat fee.



Beautiful items made from … fire hoses

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You know that we love to search the internet for usual gift ideas and we’ve found a wonderful one here. I know that you’ll agree that these are wonderfully stylish items but they have an incredible history.



Trinity rings, perfect diamond & gold gift idea

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Trinity rings with valued UK hallmarks

What is a trinity ring? Quite simply, the three diamonds represent the past, the present and the future. This means that they are the perfect gift for a loved one – you are telling them of your devotion to them throughout the years. This makes for a wonderful gift idea for anniversaries, engagements or as an anytime ‘I am yours’ occasion.  They are made of the finest gold and genuine earth-mined diamonds which are conflict-free. Why is the UK hallmark important?



Dog costumes and more for Halloween

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Buy and help prevent breast cancer

If you like to have your dog join in the Halloween fun, you’ll love this website. It has some very cool costumes for dogs, in addition to other Halloween items. But the excellent thing about this particular site is that with every purchase, a donation is made to help Breast Cancer Awareness.



Halloween with style. What to wear

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Can Halloween be stylish?

We’ve pondered this question. I have to say that as far as style is concerned, this is my least favorite event. I love Halloween colors – the black and orange – but so many of the decor items and clothing are, well, tacky to say the least. If you’re like me, you’ll want to get into the spirit of things (mild pun there) but you don’t want to dress up as a silly skeleton or a buxom serving wench. (Or do you? If so, scroll down!) So, what can we wear that’s sinisterly spooky and stylish too? Here are a few ideas.



Halloween and spooky ties

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Style and spookiness for him

For every man who is happy to dress up as a banana on Halloween, there is another who has absolutely no desire to dress as a fruit, vegetable, superhero, pirate or knight in shining armor. There are also those who love to dress up – in the evening at a costume party – but has to remain sober-suited during the business day but would still like to make some concession to the occasion.



Silver and gold skull bracelets

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Skull bangles from Alexander McQueen

I recently featured McQueen’s stunning skull scarves and really wanted to include these pieces but I think that they deserve their own page. Aren’t they simply gorgeous? Prices start at under $200 and these are jewelry items that are classics of the future. See how beautifully they are engrave on the inside of every bracelet – there’s no doubt that these are the real thing.



Where to buy the best bow ties

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We are delighted to have discovered the place to buy bow ties online. Don’t you agree that a man wearing a stylish bow tie just has that certain something?

The site offers those which are already tied so are simplicity themselves to wear but for the connoisseur who prides himself on his sartorial skills, self-tie versions are available too.  I love the polka dots and the stripes (see below) but they are also available in a wide variety of fabrics – including novelty designs.

Many are absolutely perfect for weddings – there’s something for every taste and every occasion.

Whilst you’re at the site, take a look too at the regular ties, the cufflinks and all the wonderful accessories they have available.

Oh, and despite that fact that I referred to these as men’s items, they look great on girls too.

See the full range



Skull leather wrap bracelets – by Alexander McQueen

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Selected McQueen accessories

When Alexander McQueen first introduced his signature skull products, they immediately became ‘must-have’ items for celebrities everywhere. The primitive skulls, combined with today’s luxury materials, seemed to strike a chord with the most stylish people in the fashion world. The McQueen company still produce these and they have become true classics.



Alexander McQueen accessories

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Here at Tastes Magazine, there are some designers who we feel are essential. Everyone, for example, should have a Marimekko items in their home. No decor is quite complete without at least one classic Mid Century Modern iconic piece.

And it’s the same with our wardrobe – we believe that everyone should have one item by Alexander McQueen at the very least.

The lucky thing is that there is a full range of goods that come from this design house and a McQueen accessory will always add that certain something to an outfit or ensemble.

We love the iconic scarves  and the skull jewelry but there’s so much more to choose from – from bags to sunglasses, from umbrellas to belts. Use the link below or click an image to see the full collection.

See the full range of Alexander McQueen accessories here

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Stylish orange scarves

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Scarf bargains – stylish and adaptable

Actually, there are scarves of all colors on this lovely website I’ve just found and there are some real bargains too.I selected the orange option (it’s one of my favorite colors) and was delighted to find a lovely selection. Orange is such a hot color at the moment – and always the perfect color for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I would never be disappointed to receive a scarf as a gift – they are so useful.



Designer skull jewelry from Italy

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Silver & gold skull jewelry

Aren’t these amazing? The majority of the pieces you’ll see on this webpage are created in Italy and feature designs from the pinnacle of Italian designers. Some use precious gemstones; others are fun and funky. All are stylish. Most of these products can also benefit from the most fabulous selection of sophisticated gift wraps I have ever seen.



Skull scarves by Alexander McQueen

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A fashion classic – the Alexander McQueen skull scarf

There are some items that I believe every woman should have in her wardrobe and a genuine McQueen skull scarf is one of them. Over the last few years, these useful, adaptable and stylish items have entered the world of fashion must-have classics. They instantly add a certain flair to any outfit,casual or formal.



Create your own vintage style engagement ring

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Design your own

Your engagement ring is probably the most important piece of jewelry you’ll ever own and for this reason alone,it should be made to your specifications. At one time, this luxury was affordable only to the super-rich – now it’s online and available to us all. Many engagement rings are passed down through the generations so it’s an excellent idea to choose a vintage style that will never date.



Designer cufflinks – stylish and fun

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Designer cufflinks – the best selection

For several years now, the stylish man won’t be seen without wearing cufflinks, especially for business meetings or formal occasions. I don’t know about you but in the past I’ve found it hard to find stylish, designer versions and that’s why I was delighted to find this website. You’ll find cufflinks from top designers in sophisticated settings.



Stylish eyewear for men and women

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Sunglasses and prescription spectacles

Do you call them ‘glasses’ or ‘spectacles’? Whichever you prefer, you’ll find a fabulous selection that are quick and easy to buy online. This is a truly fantastic company and as well as the superb design of their products, there are two factors that really make them stand out from the crowd. Are you unsure about buying glasses online because you’d prefer to try them on before purchase? No problem.



Bracelets to show your style and what matters to you

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Pura Vida bracelets – special in so many ways

Why simply wear jewelry when you can wear a story and at the same time show who you are and what you care about? You’ll also be helping charity, supporting talented artisans and wearing something unique. Yes, I did say ‘unique’ which isn’t a word I often use. The story began when two post-graduate students vacationed in Costa Rica.



Black and white designer jewelry without breaking the bank

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Designer jewelry bargains

Delicious style and glamour isn’t always expensive. We’ve chosen these beautiful pieces in black and white, many of which are under $50. Black and white, especially when combined with golden and silver tones, is always stylish and sophisticated and we love this selection of both classically styled and ultra-modern jewelry.



Buy a watch – feed a hundred needy children

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Fashion, style and taste – feeding the hungry

This is a wonderful initiative by Michael Kors. Every time someone buys a watch from this exclusive range, $25 is donated to the United Nations World Food Program to alleviate world hunger. You receive a wonderful, top-quality timepiece and the donation creates a hundred meals for needy children. At time of writing, over 600,000 meals have been donated.



Blue or black diamonds – which are best?

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Can you decide?

To be honest, we can’t.That’s why we were delighted to find this web page which is dedicated to black and blue diamond rings. We love the stylish look of the rich black diamonds, especially when set against white gold.But look at the blue – aren’t they gorgeous?



Artisan handcrafted jewelry from Evocateur

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Incredible handmade jewelry

Made in America, these exclusive hand made pieces are truly stunning. I promise you that when I first saw these I literally gasped with delight. Using gold leaf, silver and incredible skill and artistry these pieces are truly art and design items to be treasured and admired for many, many years.



Inexpensive costume jewelry for fashion & fun

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Fun & fashionable jewelry

Although everyone should have a good collection of fine jewelry (to leave to our children, if nothing else!) it’s also wonderful to buy inexpensive pieces from time to time that can perk up our outfits and add an extra sparkle to our clothes. When accessories are as inexpensive as these, it’s easy to bring your style up to date quickly, easily and without making a hole in the credit card.



Design your own exquisite gemstone jewelry

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Start with designer jewelry and personalize it

Yes,on this fantastic website, you can select from a beautiful range of designer jewelry and then personalize it to suit your own tastes exactly. Have you ever seen a piece of wonderful jewelry and thought that you’d love it – except that it’s only available in silver and you prefer gold? Or maybe you’d like to select your own gemstones and mix and match? Now you can.



High fashion and fun for your dog

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Only the best for your precious pup

You demand the best and your four-legged friend deserves the very best too. Your dog is a member of your family and you can show your love for him or her by making sure that they too have the opportunity to experience the finest available products and designs. Like me, you probably have a policy that everything that comes into your home must be the best – and that certainly includes pet products too.



Classic leather goods from Moore and Giles

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Gorgeous leather bags and more

Leather is simply one of those materials  that quietly and subtly say ‘quality’. Moore and Giles – a company with a long and established history – were involved for many years in making and styling luxury leather goods for interiors But not just any interiors – their furniture and products graced luxury liners, gentleman’s clubs and private airplanes during the Golden Age.



Gifts for the Ferrari driver – or fan

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For lovers of all  things Ferrari

And that includes me. This website features official Ferrari merchandise and includes clothing, bags, sunglasses, toys and home decor / desk items. There are also sets of historic photographs, limited edition items and special products that have been personally signed by Alonso and Massa – the current Ferrari Formula One drivers.



Customized stylish diamond jewelry for men

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Gorgeous diamond jewelry for him

What we really love about this range of fabulous designer jewelry is that the majority of the pieces can be customized; mostly at no extra cost. For example, when you select a ring as a gift for your guy, it can have the inside engraved with the message of your choice absolutely free; making your gift truly unique.



Vintage designer jewelry and watches – online

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Vintage finds – a well-kept secret

Do you know where the cognocenti find their vintage designer jewelry? There’s no need to visit specialist stores and pay retail prices – you’ll find a beautiful range of watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more on this fabulous website. From Chanel to Tiffany, from Bvlgari to Givency, all the top couture houses are represented here.



Bags, totes, clutches & wallets from Forever 21

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Forever 21 – current bag collection

Did you know that this company is currently the most searched-for online store on the internet? That’s because of their fabulous ranges of fashions and accessories. Don’t be fooled by the name – this isn’t a company that caters simply for the very young. On the contrary, it caters for twenty one year olds of all ages.



Beautiful ruby earrings to buy online

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Of all the precious stones, rubies must be one of the most coveted.

When you think of precious gemstones, rubies must be high on the list. For so long they have been used to symbolize wealth. In several cultures, various precious stones are specified to be lucky for certain months – or for people born during that month – and rubies are the gemstone for the month of July.



Titanium wedding bands for the stylish man

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Luxurious wedding rings

The word from the style gurus in the world of weddings is that titanium is increasing immensely in popularity today, especially for men. This metal looks great; it’s incredibly durable and is also particularly affordable. In addition, these rings are easy to order online.



Stunning designer jewelry from Kenzo

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Fabulous and striking designer jewelry from Kenzo

Kenzo has been a favorite of so many people for quite some time now but personally I think that the current jewelry designs beat everything we’ve seen in the past. This is a simply gorgeous range of earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and watches.



Diamond and precious gemstone jewelry – design your own

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Create a personalized diamond gift

If you don’t know about this website – and we agree that it’s a well-kept secret – then you’ll love browsing through the gorgeous range of custom jewelry. Yes, you can choose the shape of the earrings (there are also pendants, rings and other items) then select whether you’d prefer diamonds or other gemstones, and even choose the metal of your choice.



August gemstone jewelry, customized

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A truly personalized gift

Imagine – the gift of beautiful jewelry that’s not only featuring  his or her birthstone, but incorporating yours too as a symbol of your relationship. This website had a stunning array of fine jewelry for both men and women and you can select the precious metal of your choice, plus the gemstone combinations.



Beautiful and stylish jewelry from Bebe – our favorites

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Beautiful jewelry bargains from Bebe

There isn’t a single piece of jewelry featured on the Bebe website that we wouldn’t love to own! What’s more, they come at a great price that’s affordable to all. Designs are stunning and striking, or understated and subtle, which ever look suits you.



Beautiful custom jewelry

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For truly exclusive jewelry, especially those pieces that are bought to commemorate special occasions, don’t settle for second best. Engagement rings, pendants, earrings you’ll find them all at this site and best of all, you can customise every piece.



Beautiful hand fans to buy online

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Keep cool stylishly or use these beautiful hand fans as delightful home decor. Hand fans do tend to be rather … well, kitsch is probably the best word. Those Asian ones always make me think of cheap Chinese restaurants. The ones you see in the slideshow below though, are truly stylish.



Elegant shoes in black and white

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You’ll find a great selection below. Black and white is always stylish, always elegant, always smart. If you have a slow connection,please allow a few moments for loading.



Stackable rings – and more from Gorjana Griffin

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Stylish and flexible designer rings

What could be more adaptable than these lovely rings? These skinny pieces can be layered and stacked to give you a new look every day, creating your own personal and unique style. Presented by Gorjana Griffin, these rings make a perfect gifts – or a lovely treat for yourself.



Italian designer jewelry by Daco Milano

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Designer jewelry from Daco Milano

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who was delighted to see that these beautiful Italian designs are now available online for those of us in America. The House of Daco Milano has been a well-kept secret in Italy and now these fabulous pieces are available to us all. Shipping is available to most countries.



Vintage style fashion brooches

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The experts were right – vintage brooches

Yes, when fashion editors and gurus told us that vintage and retro brooches would be back in style they got it right – these looks are so hot right now. The selection we have chosen as fun items – what we used to call ‘costume jewelry’. These look absolutely delicious when worn on a dress, sweater or lapel.



Stylish and stunning jewelry – the perfect gift for women

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Black diamond rings for her

A cliché but true – they are a girl’s best friend. Diamonds will always be the most popular gifts for women especially if you choose from this stunning range. Today’s designers are favoring stunning black diamonds set against white gold and silver. You can see on this page just how fabulous they are.



Fragrances for women from the house of Dior

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Amazing Dior perfumes for women

The name of Dior is timeless. When I think of this long-established fashion house I think of Paris, tradition, style and that certain caché that most fashionable French women seem to achieve effortlessly. Style is composed of many different components. Some are visible, others are far more subtle.



Stylish and stunning jewelry – the perfect gift for women

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Hand-picked designer jewelry for her

They say that jewelry is the most popular gift for women and it’s easy to see why. I have never known a girl who hasn’t been delighted to receive stylish pieces to add to her collection. The company that sells these wonderful examples online, have a carefully curated selection from top designers.



Fun watches by Modify – an adaptable accessory

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Create a collection of stylish and fun watches

These watches are great gifts for him, for her or for kids. They are great value for money and the wonderful thing about them is that, on the website, you can design your own. Choose the watch faces you like, and a suitable strap and make it uniquely yours. The company also has a collection of ready-assembled versions too.



Top designer bracelets for men

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Men’s bracelets from top designers

There is something undeniably stylish about a bracelet on a strong male wrist! Increasingly men are showing their flair and their own personal style by choosing the best from well-known design houses such as Gucci, Miansai and Fendi. These sturdy and fashionable pieces of jewelry use silver, leather, beads and even rubber to create these fabulous pieces.



The Ferrari Collection – fashion, style and gifts

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Ferrari = style

Ferrari is more than an automobile marque – it’s the definition of style, speed and passion. Whether it’s a racing car at Spa, or a road car pulling up outside the Monte Carlo Casino, Ferrari has an unmistakable panache.  In Italy, it’s a way of life for the tifosi. We can’t all own the car but we can buy luxury branded goods as gifts or for a touch of luxury for ourselves.



Watches for men – from Armani

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Favorite watches for men

Armani has set the standard in fine Italian design for almost forty years. Known worldwide, the brand has grown and flourished thanks to its high standards and impeccable design work.  Georgio Armani founded his empire with its beginnings in menswear featuring sophisticated and sleek lines – very typical of Italian quality and style.



Designer bracelets, bangles and beads from Arhaus

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Stylish designer bracelets – a great gift

I’ve been in love with this company and their jewelry for quite some time. The items are all hand-crafted and are made from natural materials.  But those benefits would mean little if the design wasn’t right – and it certainly is.   These bracelets are fun and also fashionable and fresh – they are wonderful pieces of jewelry using a variety of traditional ans non-traditional materials.



Inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge – Bebe clutches

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Clutches & small bags – Kate style

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is singled-handedly responsible for the latest handbag and purse style. She favors small, clutch type bags and retailers, designers and fashion editors everywhere are paying attention. Ever since Kate married Prince William, she has inspired fashion looks with her own sense of style.



Gorgeous rings from top designers – slideshow

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Just wait until you see this wonderful selection of designer rings. Even more amazing is the fact that prices start at under $50. Mind you, if you’re looking for something really special, the slideshows has those too.



Today’s shoe selection

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Even though our goal today was to gather a selection of summery sandals, we were overwhelmed by the wonderful stilettoes that you see below. So we were sidetracked but for the best of reasons.



Coolest stacking rings

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Stacked rings – still hot

Not only are they still an incredibly modern look, designers are still going the extra mile to create even more incredibly beautiful examples.



Fabulous art deco jewelry

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Art deco – so stylish

Here, we’ve selected our favourite art deco pieces and created a slideshow for your enjoyment.  Hover your mouse over each image to get pricing details and simply click for further info.



Saturday’s shoes slideshow

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This week’s selection of truly wonderful shoes



Our favourite stilettos

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We call these ‘twenty minute shoes’. That’s because I doubt that I could walk in them for more than that time but they are SO beautiful!



Scarves, shawls and wraps from select fashion houses

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Scarves, wraps, shawls … call them what you will but they are one of the most adaptable items in a woman’s wardrobe. They can elevate a plain outfit into something truly special. Really wonderful scarves and shawls are a terrific investment and will add style to your wardrobe for years to come.



Jewellery from the British Museum

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Yes, the British Museum has a wonderful collection of fabulous jewellery and they also offer worldwide shipping – what a wonderful idea for unusual gift ideas.



Fabulous jewellery from 80s Purple

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I’m totally in love with just about every item on this website but especially the jewellery. What’s even better is that prices start at under $50. That doesn’t mean that quality is compromised though.



A million dollar look for less

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I firmly believe that every woman should have real jewelry – stylish pieces that are an investment in themselves. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a place for fun too.



British bags by Mulberry: Shipped worldwide

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Offered by the top store Selfridges, these Mulberry handbags are the height of British fashion and style. Choose from the tiny clutches so beloved of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge to the most elegant of weekenders; this collection has something for everyone.



Bags from Harrods of London: Ships worldwide

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Shop in style – anywhere in the world

When I was at college and we used to go to London, there was nothing I could afford in Harrods. However, in those days, it was possible to buy an apple in the food hall and, for an extra couple of pence, get a distinctive paper carrier bag in dark green with the familiar Harrods logo in gold.



Stylish earrings

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Earrings are an inexpensive but luxurious way to add interest to any outfit. Arhaus is one of our favorite online jewelry retailers. (Although you’ll also find lots of other accessories and fashions at the site.)



Luxurious designer leather tote bags from Prada

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Made in Italy – Prada totes

If you’re looking for an inexpensive gift or treat for yourself, then Prada might not be for you. However, if you are looking for superb design, Italian manufacture, top quality leather and an item that is an absolute classic then Prada is the choice for you.



Versace Accessories – the best online selection

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The name of Versace has been synonymous with quality design for many years. There was a time when these products were only available at specialist outlets but today, thanks to the internet, a selection of wonderful items can be purchased online.



Shaving kits for men

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Stylish grooming products for men

Do you remember when shaving and grooming gifts for men were seen as being rather boring? That’s before the days of the introduction of stylish and carefully created male products such as those by the Art of Shaving – before sophisticated male grooming was born.



The finest fragrances for men

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The best colognes & aftershaves for him

There’s no doubt about it – there’s nothing quite like a man who knows quality when he sees it.Or smells it in this case. And we women all want our men to smell delicious. Fortunately the days when men would wear any fragrance they happened to be given are gone.



Stunning designer earrings

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Designer style – bargain prices

Every woman should own several pieces of truly luxurious jewelry. But that’s no reason to ignore a bargain when it comes along – especially when they are as gorgeous as the examples you see here on this page. Some of these are simply stunning for evening occasions whilst others are perfect for wearing every day.



Designer cosmetic cases

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Cosmetic bags from the top designers

I remember many years ago being impressed by stylish women who used designer goods that weren’t on public display. What I mean is that anyone can have a designer handbag or scarf but the truly stylish and elegant woman uses designer goods that aren’t just there for ‘show’; they use them because they are the best.



Personalized gifts for men

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Lovely monogrammed gifts for him

I’ve always liked to give personalized gifts – they show much more thought and consideration than other gifts and demonstrate that you have gone to a certain amount of trouble; even though they are easy to order and arrange online these days.



Chic pins and brooches

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Stylish pins and brooches that stand out from the crowd

Brooches and pins have been worn since the earliest civilizations. As you know, archaeologists have found these items dating back thousands of years. And although their popularity has never waned amongst those in the know in the fashion world, it seems that they are once again huge news in mainstream fashion.



Looking for quirky, geeky, retro cute or kitchy items?

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You’ll want to check out the fabulous items here; whether it’s apparel, home decor, or star wars collectibles and other wonderfully unique gifts for yourself, friends and loved ones.



Italian gold & diamond designer jewelry

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Luxurious jewelry for him and her

There comes a time when only Italian design and craftsmanship will do – maybe when you’re looking for that extra special gift for a loved one. On this website,you’ll find gifts that the man in your life will love.We particularly like the stunning cuff links – items that are a hallmark of the stylish Italian man. But there’s plenty for  the girls too.



Top books for fashion lovers

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The best books for the fashionista

So many of us are interested in this wonderful subject. There are books in this carefully curated collection which are perfect for the budding fashion designer, for those with an interest in the history of couture, people who want insight into the world of the top designers or those who are simply interested in all matters fashionable.



Customized November birthstone jewelry

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Citrine and smoky quartz jewelry

Yes, citrine and smoky quartz are the gemstones for those with November birthdays and this fabulous website lets you design your gems, your way. Featuring rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and charms, the selection is wonderful but this site offers you more than just off-the-peg jewelry gifts.



Ties for the musician and music lover

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Fun ties with a musical theme

Many men are obliged to wear a suit during their work days. Some guys are less than comfortable with the ‘jeans and t-shirt’ casual look and prefer to dress with a little formality. However, the one opportunity they have to show their personality and interests is by the creative use of neck wear. What I love about this range is that some designs are subtle and stylish and others are suitable for, well, sillier days.



Looking for the perfect black bag?

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If you’re looking for the perfect bag, you’ll find it here

How can I be so sure? Because on this website  you’ll find over three hundred beautiful black handbags, purses, totes and clutches – the majority of which come from top designers. And with each example shown, you’ll see views from various angles, including a shot of the interiors so you can be sure that the bag you choose will be one hundred percent perfect for your needs.



Armani fragrance gifts sets for men

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Armani fragrances for the man in your life

There was a time when gifts sets were almost a default choice for people who weren’t being terribly imaginative when looking at their gifts lists. Although always welcome, these items were never really seen as being particularly appealing. Today though, now that the absolute best designers are selling these super sets, the situation is very different.



Stylish designer bags by Orla Kiely

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Classics of the future – bags by Orla Kiely

It’s no secret that Ilove  handbags, clutches and totes because of the way they can transform and outfit and add instant pizzazz and style every day of the week.  And I think that one of my very favorite designers is Orla Kiely. Since she shot to fame in the late 1990s, she has produced classic designs with a twist that have quickly become iconic – from her seemingly Marimekko-inspired leaf prints to her stunning leatherwork.



October birthstone jewelry tourmaline

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Beautiful tourmaline jewelry for those born in October

The wonderful thing about being born in October is that our birthstone – the tourmaline – is available in several different colors; the most usual being pink, green and yellow. Many of the jewelry pieces on this website feature combinations of two or more colors – others features just a single shade.



Jewelry is always a welcome gift

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At Blue Nile you’ll find the most exquisite selection of fine jewellery
With a page dedicated to the top gifts in jewels, this site makes it exceptionally easy to find that special gift for any occasion. Whether it’s that stunning eternity ring that says ‘love forever and an eternity’ to elegant earrings and necklaces, your sure to find that special little something that says ‘love’



Boston Proper

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Fashion and accessories

If you haven’t heard about ‘Boston Proper’ and it’s wonderful selection of women’s apparel, accessories and classy footwear, it’s time you were introduced to this magnificent website boutique…



Jewelry from 80s Purple – stylish and fun

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The 80s Purple online store is an automatic go-to site when I’m looking for gifts, stylish clothing for men and women, wonderful vintage-style eyewear or beautiful affordable jewelry. Check out their swimwear range too for modern styles and retro looks.






Top Luxury Tastes Recommendations

These are our favorite luxury, stylish finds and gifts that we've discovered on the internet. All can be purchased online from the best retailers. We search the web for the best so you don't have to!

We are a small but dedicated team who delight in searching the internet for the best possible items from la creme of online stores so that you can treat yourself or buy deliciously tasteful and stylish gifts for your family and friends.

We hope you enjoy our carefully-curated selections!

Gourmet grilling

Grilling gets more and more sophisticated all the time and now, even the top manufacturers of kitchen and cuisine products are delighting us with...

Classic perfume bottles

Vintage style cut glass decorative bottles

We love these traditionally-styled perfume bottles. They are hand blown and then hand cut to create the designs and...

Ready for a new hobby?

Knitting: Your new pastime?

Fifty years ago every woman – and many men too – could knit.  And before that, women has spent their spare...

Ancient Greek sculptures

Ancient Greek sculpture replicas from the British Museum

Every room, no matter how it’s furnished and decorated, needs a solid, impressive something. What sort of...

Audrey Hepburn prints & posters

Audrey Hepburn – always a star

If you ask a number of people to name the most enduringly stylish film star many, if not most,...

Michael Schumacher artwork

One of the Formula One greats of all time – Michael Schumacher

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Formula One and...

Best quote wall decals

Instant motivational and fun decor for your home

Wall decals are incredibly popular these days and it’s easy to see why. There are decals available...

Gorgeous jewelry from Paula Mendoza

Fine jewelry using gold and emeralds from Colombia

Are you looking for a very special gift for a special lady? Then take a look at...

Angela Brazil books – vintage schoolgirl fiction

Art objects indeed – but a great read too

These volumes are now extremely collectible. If you didn’t read Angela Brazil books when you were...

Make sparkling water and energy drinks at home

A green and healthy option

I have always loved sparkling water. Somehow that fizz makes it more refreshing, especially when  a slice of lemon or...

Top movie posters

 

Everyone has a favorite movie

And they are an inexpensive and delightful way to decorate a room. They have the advantage of showing your personality...

Adventure Holidays to India
Adventure Holidays to India

Holidays to India have the potential to live with you for the rest of your life. There is absolutely no doubt...

Add style to your home with Marimekko

No stylish home is complete without Marimekko

I believe this. This company has long been admired by design aficionados and I always smile when I...

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