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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.



Elegant and fun artisan clocks

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Add style to your home with these timepieces

Isn’t it interesting that clocks are so fashionable as home decor these days? After all, we no longer need them to tell the time – all we have to do is glance at your phones, laptops, iPads – or almost any household appliance -and the accurate time is right there. Or maybe that’s the reason for this current trend.



Wooden easels for the artist

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Easels for the beginner or experienced painter

There’s something so very chic about using a real wooden easel when you’re painting. And the design of the traditional easel remains the best. Did you know that this traditional style has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians? Using one of these, you’ll be following in the footsteps of the great artists of times one by.



Organize your kitchen drawers

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Organization equals efficiency

Oh I know – I resisted it for years too. But it’s absolutely true whether we’re referring to our kitchens,offices or any room in which we work – if the room is disorganized, we will be too.  The reverse is fortunately true. And for me, nothing used to get in more of a muddle than my kitchen drawers.



What are soap nuts?

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The best planet-friendly people-friendly laundry Eco Nuts

You’ve probably heard that soap nut are causing a huge stir in environmental circles. It’s not often that a product so very good comes onto the market. We’ve looked into several types available and we (and other experts) agree – the soap nuts from Eco Nuts are hugely superior.



Books: Design & Disney

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Gorgeous books about Disney

Who doesn’t know the name of Walt Disney? His film company is one of the most famous in the world and since the early part of the last century, his name has been synonymous with laughter and fun. Millions visit his theme parks every year. Today, the existence of these, and the Disney characters,products and movies, are something we all take for granted.



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.



Fabulous fragrance gift sets

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Nothing makes you feel better than fabulous fragrances

Over the years there have been many researches, medical and otherwise, into the power of scents. We all know how a certain scent can evoke memories. But our sense of smell -interestingly – is also tied into our well-being. This makes sense – smelling a wonderful aroma can be incredibly uplifting.



Stylish kitchen accessories

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Style and design for the heart of the home

We’re all wanting to eat healthier these days and because of this, there is a huge revival in home cooking. Only be preparing meals at home can we ensure that the ingredients we use are the very best. And along with this revival has come a deeper interest in something I’ve always been passionate about – stylish kitchen products.



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.



Personalized holiday gifts

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Holiday gifts that last forever

I love to give personalized gifts.They show the recipient that you have really thought about their gifts and cared enough to be sure that the object was right for them. What’s more, when you buy personal holiday gifts, next year they’ll be used again, and again, and again…



A piece of history. Kennedy killed by sniper 1963

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November 22, 1963.  The assassination of President Kennedy

For once, I don’t have much to say. If you were born in the mid 1950s or before, then the chances are that you remember. I do. And so many thousands, millions of words have been written since and by much better writers who are more knowledgeable about the event than I will ever be. There’s no way that I can compete with them.



Framed print & coin collections – including President Kennedy

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Limited edition coin & framed print collections

These are a stunning gift for the lover of American history but make a splendid and thoughtful gift for anyone,especially the framed coins and commemorative prints of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Some of us remember only too well that fateful day in November, 1963.   But those who don’t are well aware that it was an event that changed the world.



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.



My Habit ~ A Shopping Experience

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While shopping My Habit you’ll be delightfully surprised at how wonderfully unique this site is, offering an incredibly large selection of products from home decor to apparel for everyone. When only the best will do, no matter what it is that you are looking for, you’re sure to find it here.



Fashion photography for wall art

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Stylish fashion photography as decor

Just imagine all the fashion shoots that have taken place over the last hundred years. They have created a beautiful record of days gone by and the styles that were worn by the fashionistas that our mothers and grandmothers admired. Luckily, these historical images have not all been lost and today we can have them on our walls as stylish wall art.



Where can I buy a Tardis?

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Or a  Dalek, a Doctor Who or Weeping Angel?

This is the sort of fun inquiry we get here at Taste Magazine! And we’re happy to help. Holding a Doctor Who themed party – for either children or adults – is incredibly popular today. That’s understandable due to the immense popularity of the television show. So – do we know where you can buy a Tardis for your party? Of course we do.



Health and Wellness Products and Gift Ideas

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We all know that taking care of ourselves and our loved ones is a priority.

At this outstanding website you’ll find a large selection of very unique items that will offer you a number of ways to maintain and offer great physical and mental health. Quite frankly, I haven’t seen a lot of these items and was pleasantly surprised by the selection of natural health, natural healing and wellness products.



Holiday Home Decor

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Looking for beautiful eye catching holiday decor for your home or office?

You’ll find stunning, classy and spectacular decor items from trees, ornaments and unique designer pieces to decorate any room for the holiday season. If you’re wondering where to find quality decor that will last for years to come, then you’ll be happy to have found this outstanding site for all of your holiday decorating ideas.



The stunning Altair luxury tent

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Altair – the fabulous outdoor luxury

I am in love. Everything I recommend on Tastes, I recommend from the heart. I will never put anything on this site that I don’t absolutely adore. But this is beyond even that. I need this. I never thought I’d need, or even want a tent. But this … this is a fantasy world in the making. Luxurious, beautiful and, amazingly, practical too.



Gorgeous olive wood for the kitchen and for dining

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Kitchen utensils and serving items in beautiful handcrafted olive wood

A huge part of dining pleasure is presentation and that’s why we’re delighted to show you these wonderful handcrafted serving pieces and cooking utensils made from sustainable olive wood. In addition to their practicality, they are extremely attractive and grace any table or kitchen with style.



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.



Beautiful Fountains for home and garden, office, beauty salons and spas

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Stunning water features

 The soft sounds of a water fountain is one of the most soothing sounds. Beautiful to look at, these add elegance to your home decor. These fountains come in various sizes, colors and styles and many can be used inside the home as well as outside.



Nautical and coastal decor items

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For your home by the ocean or for the sailing enthusiast

Or in fact, for the history buff or anyone who appreciates vintage nautical design. Do you know where to buy a replica polished brass diver’s helmet? Or brass ship’s lanterns? How about an anchor, or a polished wood ship’s wheel? Well, this site sells these and many other items too.



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.



The luxury of an electric fireplace

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Add warmth and luxury to your home decor with an electric fireplace

Now anyone can have a beautiful fireplace in their home. Even apartment dwellers can indulge in the warm and ambiance that an electric fireplace has to offer. From wall mounted fireplaces, to snug fitting corner fireplaces, you’ll find some of the most unique styles…from modern, contemporary and of course classic designs are all available to suit your style and home.



Lobby cards for the movie buff & film collectors

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What are collectible lobby cards?

I didn’t know this until recently – although I do recall seeing examples at antique and collectors’ fairs – that lobby cards were used in the early days of the movie industry to promote their films. As the same suggests, these were used in the foyers of theaters to showcase forthcoming films.



Bento boxes for kids and adults

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What is a bento box?

Bento boxes are the way to store and carry lunchbox meals. But they are so much more than that – they are a stylish traditional Japanese art that has been around for hundreds of years. Today, they are available in sophisticated and traditional designs for adults and modern, funky versions that are perfect for kids.



Fair trade decor items for home or office

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Beautiful and ethical decor for any room

I think that most of us prefer these days to buy fair trade products whenever we can. Although the fair trade movement began in the 1940s, it’s only in the last dozen or so years that most of us have become aware of it,largely thanks to two factors – the internet which gives us greater access to information and the fact that so many people in the public eye have backed and promoted moves to guarantee fair wages and encourage better lifestyles and sustainability.



Historic Ferrari photographs for the collector

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Ferrari photographs – heirlooms in the making

I find that there are three types of Ferrari fans. The first are those who spend weekends during the season watching Formula One practice, qualifying and the race, those who drive the road cars and those who just – like me – love the racing, the history, the tradition and the luxury Italian styling. For us, there is nothing quite like Ferrari.



Learn to Brew Craft Beer at Home

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Brewing Craft beer at home has never been easier!

Craft beer has never been more popular. Now you too can brew your own craft beer, in the comfort of your own home. Control every part of the process, ensuring the highest quality brew.



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.



Foodies: Grow your own organic vegetables & herbs

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Easily grow your own organic dinner!

You don’t need a farm or even a garden to grow your own organic herbs and selected vegetables. Many of the plants and seeds available from this lovely site will grown on your windowsill. What’s more, they are beautifully presented in an eco-friendly way and there’s a lovely variety to choose from. These are a lovely treat for yourself and make wonderful gifts for the planet-conscious food-lover.



September 11 tributes that donate to charity

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We can’t forget the events of 911

I think that many of us would like to think that fateful day never happened but we know it did. I think it’s true to that we’ll never forget. When you show your remembrance by purchasing one of these items, a proportion of the proceeds is donated to appropriate charities. This collection includes coins and stamps, plus a very special framed coins-and-print set showing the names of all the victims of that terrible day that has now passed into history.



Ceramic Knives: The next revolution in Kitchen Cutlery

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Victorinox Ceramic knives

The makers of the Swiss Army Knife have released these amazing ceramic knives. Ceramic knives have taken a small, but sure foothold, into the professional chef’s repertoire of knives. Now you can use these amazing blades at home.



Wake up to a gentle sunrise every morning

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A gentle and natural way to start the day

Until I discovered this wonderful ‘alarm clock’ it had never occurred to me that most of us start our day harshly and unnaturally thanks to the shrill sound of a raucous alarm going off. Even if we use a radio, the volume has to be loud enough to wake us up. I just accepted this until I came across this fantastic product. With it, you can wake up to a sunrise; as gently and naturally as we should. What a brilliant idea this is.



Parker 5th Technology Pens: A luxurious pen that feels like a fountain, without the drawbacks

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Parker 5th Technology Luxury Pens

Everyone loves a personal handwritten note. Fountain pens are the old standby, with flowing script and excellent feel. They do have drawbacks, such as leaking, difficulty to refill, and drying out. What if there were another option?



The perfect gift for the whiskey lover

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Great gift ideas for whiskey lovers

Every whiskey aficionado knows that whiskey should be enjoyed at 15 Centigrade to really open up the bouquet without sacrificing texture.  Ice will over-chill your drink, and leaves a relatively small window of opportunity to enjoy your spirit at just the right time and temperature without breaking up your whiskey.



Brookstone – gifts for all

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Brookstone has become well known for its unique and functional gifts for men and women.

From what started many years ago with a small black and white catalogue – Brookstone has expanded exponentially to bring you a wide range of fine products and smart solutions. Brookstone is a one stop shopping experience for shopping for your home, for gifts for yourself and for others.



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.



Sony Music for the home

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The best music collections

Classic music selections and collections – something for everyone’s ‘tastes’ in music. From collectors editions to beautifully boxed sets this collection of fine music makes for a great gift for yourself or a loved one…



John F. Kennedy books, DVDs and memoribilia

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A pivotal event in history – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Some of us are old enough to remember 22nd, November 1963 and can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard that the president had been shot in Dallas. There’s no doubt that this was an event that changed the world. Since that time countless books and films have been made and there are memorabilia items available that are a must for every household. I believe this.



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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