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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.



Sightseeing in style

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Vacation style – top pick

Some vacations are for spending on the beach but I think that most of us have got over the soak-up-the-rays thing. Some beach time is excellent but I find that these days, people like to travel to unusual places for experiences.



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!



For a casual weekend

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No matter who you are, or what age you are, I think there’s something a little special about Fridays, don’t you? The weekend is almost here.



Fashion: The latest news & bargains

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The very latest in fashion and accessories – updated all the time.We love to search the internet on your behalf to find those special items that you might not be able to find yourself. But if you’re in  hurry to see what the latest trends and deals are, this page is for you.



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.



Bargains for men

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Are you looking for stylish gifts for men that are great value for money? Or maybe you’re a guy who is always on the lookout for the best. Whichever way, this is the page for you.



Peter Blake limited editions

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Peter Blake produced one of the most famous artworks of the twentieth century. Do you know what it is? Since that time, his work has become even more collectible and these gorgeous strictly limited editions are currently available.



Traditional Irish & Aran knitwear

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There is something terribly soothing about owning a traditional piece of clothing when its history goes back hundreds of years. Not only are we wearing a piece of history, we also have items that are timeless and will never date.



Period & antique chandeliers to buy online

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If you live in a period home, it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for when it comes to those small but important touches. Or, if your home is rather cookie-cutter, period details can make all the difference.



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.



Gorgeous gifts for the cocktail lover

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Barware, glassware, gadgets – everything the stylish cocktail lover could wish can be found on this site. And these gifts aren’t items that you’ll find anywhere else – many are exclusive to this online retailer.



Finishing touches for your table

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Having a wonderful dinner party means setting a fabulous table. And have you ever noticed that it’s the small details that make special table? The excellent hostess always shows such taste when it comes to accessories.



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.)



Stylish and sexy swimwear for women with a retro look

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The fashion experts agree – retro swimwear isn’t only the perfect way to be up-to-date, it’s also feminine, flattering to the figure and … fun. What I love about this range from 80s Purple is that each garment features tiny touches that make them really special.



Jacquard sweaters & jackets from IVKO

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Beautiful, practical & stylish

These are simply stunning. These sweaters (or are they jackets?) are one of the most adaptable pieces you can have in your wardrobe. They instantly brighten up a plain outfit and come in so many wonderful colors and designs. What I love about this range is that every one features a variety of colors that can be used when you’re selecting your accessories.



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.



Unusual home accessories

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Designer home decor items

This online store has a selection of unusual items that are perfect for your home or office. They make great gifts and are certainly conversation pieces. Like me, you probably find that it’s the little details in your home that make all the difference. Why buy a commonplace fruit bowl, for example, when you can have a fun designer piece?



Designer kitchen accessories

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Stylish goods for the cook

There is such a huge revival in home cooking these days. I suspect that it’s because we are all aiming to be healthier and only by preparing our own meals can we be absolutely sure that we are consuming the best. This is why designers today turn their attention to fabulous goods for the kitchen.



Stunning vases for your home

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Beautiful for the office or workplace too

It’s the little details that make a room special and we’re delighted to show you this collection of vases (there are lots of other goods too) make by American artisans, craftspeople and artists. There’s another lovely twist too – if you don’t see exactly what you want, you can commission your own unique pieces.



Fabulous & stylish goods for your home

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European styling – worldwide delivery

I’m completely in love with the range of goods available on this website – I think I want to own everything that’s shown there.That’s hardly surprising when you consider that every item for sale in this online store has been hand-selected by a pir of super-stylish French sisters. They have an eye for design, that’s for sure.



Create your own knitwear

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Make your own handmade fashions using these kits

For many years, we have all appreciated goods that are handmade. This site features many items that are created by artisans or craftspeople and which are available to buy online. But even they can’t compare with goods that you’ve made yourself.



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.



Designer toss pillows

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Brighten your space with designer pillows

In the home, just as is the case with fashion, it is often accessories that make the magnificent stand out from the mundane. Vases, wall art, clocks … it’s the little details that make a home stand out from the crowd. It’s an old interior designer’s trick to make the most of home accessories and decor.



Stylish evening wraps and jackets

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Designer gifts for the stylish woman

I remember reading many years ago (and I believe it might have been a quote from Coco Chanel) that a great outfits makes you notice the wearer not the clothes. The most stylish and sophisticated women still follow that timeless advice. Fashions come and go but the clever woman knows how to assemble stylish and simple clothes that form the basis of a sophisticated and flexible wardrobe.



Fabulous art and lifestyle books

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Art, travel & lifestyle books for the collector

For some people, books are more than just something to pass the time on a lengthy flight or on the beach. And for those people there are no better gifts than books especially those we have featured here. This is the  famed collection of Assouline.



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.



The Distinguished Home

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As the holidays approach and a new year is soon to be underway, now is the time for some added luxury furniture pieces. Beautiful side chairs, ottomans, even beds, you can create a new look for your home, or any room that needs a little facelift.



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.



Burberry for babies from Harrods of London

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For baby girls and boys – with the royal seal of approval

The British Royal Family make no secret of their fondness for Burberry clothing and fabrics. The Duchess of Cambridge – now acknowledged as a style icon in her own right – is following the traditional and is often to be seen dressed by this prestigious fashion house. Therefore it makes the best of sense that Prince George will be seen in the clothes seen above.



Stylish designer pens by Visconti

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Sophisticated Italian-designer writing instruments

One of the indisputable elements of style is attention to detail. And Italian design house Visconti present the most fabulous range of writing instruments for the truly sophisticated connoisseur of the finer things in life. Email, blogging, social media … do people still write by hand? The cognoscenti know –  nothing is more stylish, or more sophisticated than a hand-written note or letter.



Designer chairs and stools from Europe

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A beautiful furniture collection

Designers seem to be at their best when creating chairs. I’m not sure why this is but so many designer chairs are sculptural works of art in their own right. I’ve discovered this European-based site which has wonderful products in every section but I must admit being drawn to the selection of chairs and stools. Shipping, by the way, is worldwide.



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.



Top candle holders & lanterns – with style

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Romantic, stylish and ….sexy

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t appreciate candle light.  The soft glow of flickering flames instantly adds atmosphere, mystery and romance to any room or outdoor space. And to be sensible and not fanciful for a moment, it stops us using the planet’s resources too.  But enough of practicalities … candle light adds a magic touch, whether it’s for entertaining, a dinner a deux or as an everyday relaxing treat to the senses.



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.



Reproduction Mid Century Modern wall clocks

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Including George Nelson and a great multi shipping facility

Mid Century Modern design, furniture, home decor and architecture are definitely my ‘thing.’ My home is from that era and I have a few select, genuine pieces of furniture but my, they are expensive. I feel that the cost is worth it because they are definitely the antiques of the future. However, there’s a place for repro too.



Chic Wish

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Shop ChicWish

Shopping Chic Wish for women’s apparel, accessories, and high fashion footwear couldn’t be made easier; with live help to answer any of your questions will make shopping in this online boutique a pleasurable experience. With the latest in fashion and style ‘chic wish’ could easily become your one stop shop when looking to update and add to your wardrobe.

 



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.



SHOPBOP Best Sellers in Fashion

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SHOPBOP Best Sellers in Fashion

You’ll love this best sellers list from SHOPBOP ~ from watches, accessories, leggings, and jeans to that very special occasion outfit…from casual to dressy, and some top name designer – exclusive merchandise, you’ll find shopping here a pleasurable experience.



Unusual & stunning eco-friendly jewelry

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Amazing planet-friendly jewelry with an historic twist

Laura Bergman is a jewelry artist with a conscience. In the area in which she lives, there are bottle dumps with discarded bottles dating back to the 18th century. Collectors are free to take these. But broken glassware and china fragments are left behind, causing a hazard to local wildlife. Laura recycles these into her fantastic designs. You can see on this page just how stylish they are.



September birthstone jewelry – to design yourself

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Create your own personalized September jewelry

Actually, you can design your own fine jewelry here for any month, using a variety of beautiful birthstones. Sapphire of course, is September’s gemstone and this website features them in the standard blue, in white, pink and yellow. You can easily design your own using their instant design software on the website.



SHOPBOP ~ For Total Look Fashion

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SHOPBOP ~ For Total Look Fashion

This new shop is filled with fabulous fashion … from bags, accessories, footwear and so much more. This is one of those memorable shops that you’ll be returning to often … with a wedding boutique, complete with hair accessories, to gowns and shoes including a lovely home décor gift section.



Design your own Italian handmade shoes

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Italian handmade shoes for men and women.

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury – without breaking the bank – then imagine how it feels to have a pair of handmade leathers shoes, created just for you, by European craftsmen and specialists with a long tradition of creating luxury footwear for the most stylish of clients. Select one of their standard designs and your shoes or boots will be created just for you. But there’s more.



Top designer tech cases

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Designer cases for your tablet, phone and laptop

Our favorite designers have turned their attention towards creating truly delightful and practical cases for our iPhones, iPads and other tech. This fabulous selection features  examples from the top designers in the couture world today.



iSkins –for all of your technology devices

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For all of your tech devices

Protecting your precious tablets, phones and devises just got easier. With a selection of unique carrying cases, and state of the art covers for iPad, iPhone and so much more – you’ll be confident that iSkins has got you covered!



The best in fashion and fine jewelry by Max and Chloe

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For the best in fashion and fine jewelry by Max and Chloe

Over 350 jewelry fashion designers and one of the most remarkable selections of fine jewels. From bridal and special occasion jewelry, beautiful current fashion trend jewelry, including stunning unexpected design creations – you’re find something extraordinary…whether it’s a gift for yourself or surprise gift for a loved one, you’ll surely find it here.



Home Décor Stunning Jewellery Boxes

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An exquisite selection of fine jewelry boxes for all of your favorite jewellery, and treasures

Your jewelry and trinkets are special to you, why not keep them neatly stored and organized in these luxury boxes – while adding a home décor accent piece that makes a statement. Perfect in any room in your home.



Waterford Crystal – Crystal Illuminology

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Stylish and beautiful Waterford for your home

There is nothing like the shimmer, shine and exquisite glamour than what beautifully cut crystal can add to a room. From stunning candle holders, to many other unique home décor accents and pieces – you’ll find some of the most ‘brilliant cut crystal’ to add to your home.



Shop Giorgio Armani for men

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Armani Collezioni Collection

You’ll recognize the name…it’s one that is synonymous with high fashion, quality in design and haute-couture. A prestigious name and reputation in the fashion industry. It was a pleasure browsing this online shopping boutique.



Stylish knitwear for men from Ted Baker of London

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Ted Baker knitwear for men direct from the House of Fraser

The House of Fraser has been dressing stylish men and women since the middle of the nineteenth century and this fashionable London store has always stood for quality and attention to detail. There’s no need to travel to England though because today, the store offers fast and inexpensive shipping all over the world.



Saks Fifth Avenue for Men

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Saks Fifth Avenue – for men

Shopping the outstanding collection of apparel for men at Saks Fifth Avenue is simply another pleasurable experience. Every piece – every item available makes a statement. Saks Fifth for men promises quality in design, and construction – from casual to dressy clothing, accessories, outerwear and wonderful gift ideas.



Saks Fifth Avenue – always in style

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Shopping Saks Fifth Avenue for apparel, accessories and more – couldn’t be easier

Browsing through their online shopping site features best sellers, new arrivals and sneak peeks at all of the new upcoming seasons. Always ahead with an outstanding fall and winter collection; and they’ll be right there when spring and summer rolls around again.



DKNY designer bags, clutches and totes

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A beautiful selection from DKNY

Donna Karan went on a mission to find a perfect pair of jeans – this quest led her to launch her own brand’s sister line DKNY. The DKNY label was originally found on denim – soon Donna’s visionary style led her to create beautiful lingerie, stunning accessories and also included a unique children’s collection.



Fendi Women’s Designer Signature Handbags

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Designer bags from Italy

Here at Fendi you’ll find a selection of very sleek handbags of all shapes and sizes. From easy to carry roomy leather tote bags and gorgeous leather bags shoulder bags with features like suede-linings, magnetic close flaps – enamel Zucca detail including the sturdy, gold-tone signature stamped hardware throughout completes the luxe styles…



Yves St Laurent – award winning beauty and skin care products

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Innovative in design and innovation in ingredients

You’ll find these beauty products featured in high end fashion magazines like Allure, Elle, Harper’s Bazarr, and InStyle to name just a few…and why wouldn’t they be? A remarkable line that offers results deserves to be in the spotlight – as do you.



Top designer fragrances for men

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Designer fragrances for the man in your life

When I buy fragrances for my man, I have to admit that I have an ulterior motive – because I want him to smell terrific for me!  Every stylish man wants to smell good and there are thousands of fragrances on the market – the problem is, where to start when you want to buy him that perfect gift?



Decor and home

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It probably won’t surprise you to know that some of our most regular visitors to  this site are interior designers. It saves them hours of their precious time when they come here.






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!

Eco cola bags

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...

Vintage style motivational posters

 

These quotes are a great gift idea

Even if they are a gift for yourself. We all need a little help at times to reach...

Designer gloves & hats

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...

Gifts for Travelers: Carry on Bags

Did you know that it’s perfectly possible to pack everything you need for your holiday into a carry on bag? It’s true, I’ve done...

Vintage style weather instruments

Lovely accent pieces in vintage style

Whilst I love modern styling, I have to admit that some designs are simply timeless.  Timeless items are perfect...

Stained glass accents & decor

Stunning stained glass for your home or office

These lovely stained glass items look perfectly lovely in the home. Stained glass has been used in...

Vintage fashion artwork

Stylish artwork for the home or office

Whatever period of fashion history interests you, there’s something on this site for you. These beautiful reproductions of...

Animal statues are a perfect gift

Unusual statues offer something for everyone

You’ll be delighted with this range of unusual statuary because not only are they delightful, the will also solve...

Ornament stands for your treasures

Display your ornaments in style

Don’t we all have ornaments that are beautiful and bring back memories? Why should they be lost amongst the other...

BBC complete collection DVDs

Hours of quality viewing from BBC America

The British Broadcasting Company is known throughout the world for producing high-quality dramas, documentaries, comedies and much more....

Jazz wall art

Art for the jazz lover or musician

Jazz has its own visual style in addition to being a music genre. The art of jazz can...

Holiday tours along the Rhine and Danube

There’s no doubt at all that Germans are experts at baking and especially cakes. They are regional, and there’s nothing more delightful than traveling...

Stylish gifts that give back

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....

Antarctic adventures and more

I cannot believe that it’s already a year since Prince Henry made it to the Antarctic, because I promised myself that I would do...

Ultimate backgammon boards

Backgammon sets that become family heirlooms

For the person who has everything – these exclusive, Egyptian-inspired backgammon sets make the ultimate luxury gift. No expense...

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