Exclusive Parisian Personal Shopping Now At Galeries Lafayette

France’s leading department store, Galeries Lafayette, has now made the whole process of shopping for that perfect dress or Christmas gift so much easier. Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, the flagship store, home to the most desirable fashion brands in the world, has now made their personal shoppers available for access, by appointment, on live video assisting shoppers like us with putting together a wardrobe that reflects the desired style with personalised advice. Achieving the famous, effortless Parisian style is now at your fingertips. This new online shopping concept “Remote Personal Shopping” by Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann is exclusive, personalised, luxurious and realistic at the same time, an experience that you can indulge in all from the comfort of your home.

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Exclusive Parisian Personal Shopping Now At Galeries Lafayette

France’s leading department store, Galeries Lafayette, has now made the whole process of shopping for that perfect dress or Christmas gift so much easier. Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, the flagship store, home to the most desirable fashion brands in the world, has now made their personal shoppers available for access, by appointment, on live video assisting shoppers like us with putting together a wardrobe that reflects the desired style with personalised advice. Achieving the famous, effortless Parisian style is now at your fingertips. This new online shopping concept “Remote Personal Shopping” by Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann is exclusive, personalised, luxurious and realistic at the same time, an experience that you can indulge in all from the comfort of your home.

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Behind the Stunning Duffy London Civilization Collection

Duffy London, an acclaimed design studio, is known for the whimsical (the ‘Up Balloon Coffee Table’ is a glass table that appears to be held up by gold and silver balloons), the fascinating (the ‘Abyss’ table, perhaps the most famous piece, depicts the layers of the seabed in absorbing detail) and the downright mind-bending (the ‘Shadow’ chair appears to stand on only two legs). Founder Christopher Duffy has a spectacular way of taking inspiration from nature and architecture, redefining and presenting them in a piece that is more than simply a coffee table; a conversation starter for sure, but one that has the ability to both blend in and stand out. “Inspiration is not just one thing — we work

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The Best Books for Travel Lovers

Stumped about what to get that travel lover this Christmas or holiday season? The best gifts of travel are the memories and life-changing experiences that come with visiting a new corner of the world or small town in your own backyard. Armchair Travel Books But if you can’t travel or give the gift of travel, the next best thing is experiencing travel through the eyes of others. Armchair travel to unexpected destinations, world-class cities or the far corners of the globe, viewing them through the eyes of others with the same drive of wanderlust and adventure. Cross the travel lover off your holiday gift list with this list of the best travel books for those whose bucket list seems to grow. This anticipated

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12 Unique Advent Calendars From Around the World

Advent Calendars from around the world During the holiday season, Advent calendars of every design have become a popular staple in homes and businesses worldwide. Traditionally, Advent calendars begin on Dec. 1 and continue until Dec. 24 as a symbolic period of waiting and preparing for the Nativity of Jesus. Now, the calendar is also considered part of the countdown until Christmas celebrations and presents. Holiday decorations. Many believe the first Advent calendar was created in 1851, born from a holiday tradition of marking off days with chalk. Eventually in the 1900s, the seasonal calendars became a widespread phenomenon after Gerard Lang started mass-printing them. Lang was inspired by his mother to include the addition of small cardboard windows, which

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Behind The Scenes of Égérie, Vacheron Constantin’s New Collection

To true watch connoisseurs, Vacheron Constantin — the world’s longest continuously operating Swiss watch brand founded 265 years ago — is a ‘Holy Grail’ brand. Known for exceptional watchmaking prowess, and for building some of the world’s most complicated watches, Vacheron Constantin spreads its wings to reveal a new women’s watch collection, Égérie, that is a study in craftsmanship and horology. The first step is always finding the idea: Since it is a women’s line, Vacheron Constantin put a female-led design team on the journey. For inspiration, the brand’s designers dug deep into the world of haute couture, finally focusing on the alluring, beautifully symmetrical pleats of women’s dresses and gowns to bring their dials to life. Every Égérie dial

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Taking on Tokyo Like a Local

Midnight trains packed with spent salarymen. Tangled streets snaking through canyons of neon light. Alleys wall-to-wall with shops hawking bowls of ramen and electronic parts. And of course, the world’s busiest crossing, where pedestrians glued to their cell-phone screens fire like pinballs every time the walk signal turns green. Images like these have branded Tokyo as a concrete jungle that never sleeps. But if you get to know the city’s vast constellation of neighborhoods, a more nuanced picture comes into view. From trendy Tomigaya to local-favorite Kichijoji, many areas prove that even Tokyo has a quiet side. Here are some of the best spots to experience Tokyo like a local. A great place to start is Tomigaya. Strolling the back

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