February 16, 2018 marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog on the lunar calendar, and the world’s luxury houses are responding with capsule collections of dog-themed gift items that might appeal to canine parents the world over, in addition to those actually celebrating Chinese New Year (CNY). Which raises an interesting question: who are these collections actually for, especially this year?
Is a marshmallow tsunami lethal? Is it actually possible to be surrounded by too much candy? Is there really such a thing as an ice cream museum? And where’s the best place to experience the new interactive candy galleries that are springing up all over the US like a Willy Wonka fever dream? Here at Dandelion Chandelier, we set out to answer these pressing questions after reading about and seeing thousands of pictures from the new wave of immersive sugar-driven installations – pop-ups that provide the opportunity for lots of cute photos, playing around with brightly-colored toys, and indulging in the luxury of all the sugar that anyone could ever want. In bitter times, sometimes even the toughest among us turn to sweets. Should you start feeling desperate for a mood-uplifting sugar high, here’s a run-down on the most popular ones, and a calendar of when and where you can visit one this year. Just be sure to brush your teeth afterward.
The SAG Awards on Sunday saw the return to color on the red carpet after the all-black attire at the Golden Globes. What style lessons can we learn from the evening’s standout looks? Our first observation is that #MeToo fashion can take many forms, in many colors. What seemed to unite the sartorial choices for the evening was a sense of ease and confidence, and a lack of coquettishness. Women of all ages, sizes, ethnicities and colors radiated a cool, assured and sometimes regal presence, and very few seemed to be concerned with pleasing the male eye. These women collectively looked elegant, interesting, graceful, fierce, smart, fresh and happy, and that said it all. Circa 2018, the way to own the red carpet is by owning your own space.
Dandelion Chandelier’s Luxury Dish is an occasional series featuring original recipes and their origin stories from our Luminaries, Fireflies, friends, families, and team of far-flung correspondents. They’re guaranteed to add sparkle to any menu.
You don’t love professional sports, but your livelihood and/or personal happiness depends upon your being able to converse intelligently about it. It’s a common dilemma with a simple solution: you need to learn a new language. You need to learn how to talk sports. And we’re here to help! The TWIST is our weekly Dandelion Chandelier guide to what’s happened on the field, on the court and on the ice. Every weekend you’ll find the three (and only three) things you need to know this coming week to speak cogently about professional sports with the boss, the gang at the office, your barber, your barista, your secret crush, or your in-laws. Do the TWIST every week and we promise you’ll know how to talk about sports like a champion.