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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.



Limited edition prints – by Hugh McLeod

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Looking for fun and quirky art?

If so then here’s a great selection for you. Hugh McLeod has hundreds of these artworks for sale online and all are available as limited edition prints. They are giclées which are printed on the highest quality paper with top-drawer inks and add a touch of color and whimsy to any home or office.



Gap for babies – from newborns up

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Baby and toddler clothing from Gap

Babies and toddlers have never been so stylish. Gone are the ‘blue for a boy and pink for a girl’ days – today’s parents see no reason why their children can’t be dressed in the best from day one. Gap has probably the finest selection of baby clothes on the internet today. Not only are they stylish, they are well-made from the best materials.



Kitchen islands with panache

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If you’ve been looking unsuccessfully for the perfect kitchen island or serving cart, then I have found the website for you. These items don’t just add flair and panache to your kitchen – they are also remarkably practical.



The most stylish outdoor heating

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Outdoor heating can extend the life of your patio, yard or balcony beyond the summer season. But it can be so difficult to find stylish examples. That’s why we’re delighted to find this small but gorgeous selection.



Culinary classes – fabulous locations

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There’s more to culinary classes and tours than simply ‘learning to cook’. These are social occasions plus, if you check these out, a wonderful way to travel and discover new cuisines.



Teapots with style – for the collector or tea lover

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Teapots & sets – ceramic style

Are you a tea drinkers? Or maybe a collector of ceramics? These lovely items satisfy both interests. Available to buy online, these beauties feature a variety of styles to suit and home, or grace any collection. Many have glazes which are completely unique.



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.



Luxurious scented candles from Voluspa

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Beautiful scented candles for your home

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love to have scented candles in the home. These are so popular today that even supermarkets and local grocery stores carry a variety – albeit of a very inferior type. But for those of us who appreciate the best in quality and want the most delicious of aromas in our homes, these are the perfect choice.



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.



Gourmet gift baskets direct from Fifth Avenue

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Gift baskets that are truly gourmet

The word is so often misused, don’t you agree? But when you buy online from the collection carefully curated by Saks of Fifth Avenue, you can be sure of sending a gift that will be truly appreciated by those who love the finer things in life.



Highest quality traditional chess sets & games

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Wonderful antique style games

These fabulous items are reproductions of games that people used to exercise their minds in the days when ‘we maqde our own amusement’. Long before the advent of television, or even the movies, people for centuries had kept their brains agile and their wits keen by playing a variety of games such as chess, backgammon and other tests of skill.



Beautiful Burberry for babies and children

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Burberry – for the most stylish kids on the block

Burberry has stood for British style and elegance since the middle of the ninteenth century. This long-established company is still at the forefront of fashion and design and its famous and iconic tartan patterns are available on clothes for young babies and for toddlers.



Beautiful jackets to spice up your wardrobe

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Casual or smart – jackets add life and color

I love stripes, polka dots and some types of print but it’s a good investment to have clothes in your wardrobe that are solid colors. They give you so much more scope when it comes to accessorizing and creating stylish yet stunning outfits. Jackets are one way to do this, especially the ones from this beautiful range.



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.



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.



Delightful and delicious gourmet desserts and treats

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Who doesn’t love desserts? We have chosen the most delightful range of gourmet cakes, desserts, cupcakes, chocolates and other delectable treats and all are available online from Saks Fifth Avenue. Get gourmet delights delivered right to your door.



Baby shower gifts with style

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Harrods style for teddy bears and toys

For the kids? Well yes, babies and children love these toys but don’t you think that they are a lovely gift for anyone? In addition to their regular range of cuddly toys, every year Harrods produce ‘annual bears’ with the year embroidered onto the plush underside of the foot.



Instill style at an early age with ride-on toys

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Style and good taste are both taught at an early age. There are some truly dreadfully tacky toys on the market and I am constantly hunting down well-designed toys and games for my own family. I love these ride-on cars and bikes, especially those made of wood. When you buy one of these for a child, you are creating a family heirloom that can be used for future generations.



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.



Eight fabulous black & white dresses

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If there’s one colour combination that can be relied upon to be stylish – no matter what the fashion gurus dictate – that combination is black and white.



Antique & vintage table ware

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Are you looking for something truly different? Something that is unique in the correct sense of the word? If so then we have discovered the website for you if you’re looking for table wear.



Bond, James Bond

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He really was one of the most stylish fictional characters, don’t you think? I admit that a huge attraction for me was the Aston Martin. But there’s that laconic attitude too.



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.



Wonderful selection of garden decor

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When the weather gets warmer – or for those of us who live all year round in warmer climates – having a wonderful and stylish outdoor area is of great importance.



Saturday’s shoes slideshow

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This week’s selection of truly wonderful shoes



Monaco Grand Prix Formula One: Vintage posters

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Classic and beautiful posters for the Monte Carlo Grand Prix

These evocative and delightful posters are a must for the motorsport fan but even if you’re not a follower of auto sports, these posters, which are available framed or unframed, make a lovely display in your home or office, particularly when a few are grouped together. They transport us to times gone by and to one of the most romantic, glittering places in Europe.



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!



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.



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.



Wooden pens from historical salvage

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What a wonderful and unusual gift idea this is. If you have ‘the man (or woman) who has everything’ on your gift list then I’d be very surprised indeed if they have one of these conversation pieces.



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.



Cheesecake Factory – delivered to your door

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There’s not much doubt about it. I can’t think of anyone I know who would love one of these delicious cheesecakes as gift.  Yes, we all say that we’re trying to eat healthily but what can you do when you receive a gift like this? I know that I can’t resist.



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.



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.



Stylish gifts from Bentley

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Luxury goods fromBentley

Do you remember the first time you rode in (or even drove) a Bentley? It was a long time ago for me but I still remember how incredibly luxurious it was – so unlike any car I’d ever traveled in. Today, Bentley make an exclusive collection of gifts items, all showing the famous and prestigious B logo.



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.



Are you using face oil?

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If you’re not using face oil, read on

It’s been a well-kept secret but no longer – for the best in skin care, be sure to use a great quality face oil. For quite some time, celebrities, beauticians and some of the most beautiful people in the world have been improving and refining their skin using pure, simple oils.



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.



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 Harrods 2014 bear

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Now the 2014 Harrods of London teddy bear is available

We loved last year’s bear and like many people, wondered what this prestigious London store would create for 2014. Now all can be revealed. The 2013 annual bear was very gentlemanly (see him here) with his smart city pinstriped waistcoat and sharp red accessories.



Personalized quinceanera gifts

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Special gifts for fifteen year old girls

What is quinceanera? I admit that I didn’t know until I came to live in Florida. It was something that I had never come across in England but thanks to the large number of people from Latin America who live here, I became familiar with the special event that celebrates a girl’s fifteenth birthday.



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.



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.



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.



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…



Gourmet appetizers for entertaining

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The easy way to please your guests

Entertaining can be tricky enough without having to produce every scrap of delicious food yourself. This is particularly true during holidays and special celebrations; there are so many other factors to get right. Several years ago I discovered just how easy entertaining can be when you use ready-to-serve or ready-to-rehear foods for your guests and family.



The most amazing tents in the world

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The modern tent

Is it a bit excessive to say that these are the best tents in the world? Well, read on and let’s see. I have been on many camping vacations and a few interesting expeditions and the worst thing about these – without a doubt – is pitching the damned tent.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Vintage replicas for unique decor

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An eclectic selection of vintage replicas for home decor

I wonder if you realize just how much fun I have searching out unusual gift ideas for Tastes? This site is a great find. It features a very eclectic selection of replica goods which are perfect for the home or office. They are inexpensive too and many are suitable for children’s rooms.



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.



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.



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.



The purest organic skincare

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Beautiful organic skincare products

You can see straight away how gorgeous the packaging is for this wonderful range and it well expresses the purity of this fabulous skincare range. All these lovely lotions are USDA certified but that’s not all. They are suitable for vegans and those who are concerned about animal welfare as no testing on animals takes place.



Online Italian deli plus gourmet pasta club

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Genuine Italian food and treats available online

I’m lucky because there are some lovely specialist food shops in our local area. But nevertheless, there are many foods that I remember from vacations in Italy, or dining at lovely restaurants, that I just can’t find. So you can imagine how delighted I was to find this wonderful website.



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.



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.



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.



NHL Hockey Fan Shopping

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For the hockey fan

With over hundreds of pages of your favorite NHL hockey team you’ll find everything from home decor, apparel for all ages, unique gift ideas, including festive holiday decor and party supplies. You’ll find every hockey team featured here. If you’re looking for NHL collectables, memorabilia, souvenirs, or simply your favorite team jersey, you’ll find all of it and more.



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.



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.



Join the chocolate-dipped strawberries club

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A year-round gift

This is a superb gift for a loved one – although equally, you might want to treat yourself to this strawberry club membership. Here’s how it works. Join the club online and you or your recipient will receive a different pack of delightful chocolate-dipped strawberries four times in the next year. What’s great about this is that you pay as you go.



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.



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.



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.



Vintage children’s books for the collector

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Rare, signed and collectible books

I can’t tell you how delighted I was to discover this fabulous site. It has books on just about every subject imaginable. It has rare first editions, many signed by the author and whereas some books sell for tens of thousands of dollar, others are available for just a couple of bucks. And although I’m talking in USA currency, books shipped from, and to, everywhere.



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.



Specialty hot chocolate and cocoa for the gourmet

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Super Italian & French chocolate treats

We can all buy various brands of hot chocolate in our local grocery stores and supermarkets but unless you have an extremely good deli nearby, it’s unlikely that you can buy these delights locally. However, they are freely available online to be delivered to your door.  And once you try them, the supermarket variety will pale in comparison. But that’s just one reason why these are a wonderful gift idea.



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.



Kumsi specialist teas from Russia to buy online

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Romance, history and intrigue in a cup of tea…

Does that seem a little fanciful? Maybe but that’s the way I see these delicious teas. The company that produces these teas started their business in 1867 – exactly fifty years before the Russian Revolution – in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a designer,I have to admit that I have bought these teas simply because of the gorgeous packaging only to discover on delivery just how special they are as a beverage. And then there’s this history and romance…



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.



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.



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.

 



Gift baskets always are a delight to receive and to give

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For all occasions
This site has a remarkable selection of beautiful gift baskets for any and all occasions.
You’ll find gift baskets for the baby, lovely fruit baskets, gourmet food baskets, and wine picnic baskets just to name a few…



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’



The best organic throws & blankets

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Organic wool and cotton throws – the ultimate luxury

Style and fashion experts have known for years that this online store is the place for wonderful organic throws, blankets and bedding. Our homes, after all, are our own personal places of refuge and as such, our home is the place that we relax, rewind and recharge. There’s nothing finer that these pure organic throws and bedding items to make you feel truly pampered. At the same time,you’ll be supporting an industry that sells only goods that are ethically made to the highest standards.



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.



Do you know someone who loves beer?

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Craft beer club, for someone who has sampled all the local beers, and wants more

Craft beer is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? A good craft beer really shines like nothing else. If you have already sampled everything local, expanding your palate to new, varied beers becomes a chore, driving long distances to sample a new set of brews can take hours. 






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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.

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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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