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The 7 Transporting New Luxury Fragrances We Love
The luxury fragrance world is always a lovely place in which to spend some time, especially on a gray day. The bottles look like jewels, and when they’re arranged with an expert eye, they’re absolutely magical (we’re looking at you, Roja and House of Silage). Recently, our Dandelion Chandelier Style Council sniffed around a bit in Manhattan to see what’s new in ultra-luxury fragrance. What we saw was transporting, and made us feel that spring cannot possibly be far away. There are fresh bouquets of new floral fragrances, plus new collections based on personal characteristics to which we all aspire – and also a wildly sexy new offering from a historically staid British perfume house. And a fowl way to freshen your home with a chic floral fragrance. Perhaps our reward for sticking to our new year’s resolutions should be a bottle of one of these.
What Are the Best Luxury Items to Shop For in January?
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Shopping List is our monthly overview of the essential items to have on your acquisition radar right now – what they are, and where to get them. We’ve done the scouting so you don’t have to.   The key word in luxury shopping in January for many people is SALE (or soldes). In New York and London, the luxury department stores and powerhouse luxury brands have already put everything from fall-winter on deep discount (think 75% off). January 10 is the start of the sale season in Paris (it's always the second Wednesday in January). If you’ve been stalking anything all season that's totally fabulous but was priced well out of reach, this is your last chance to swoop in and grab it. We just got a note from one of our favorite sales associates that a dress we longed for that was originally priced at $19,000 is now down to $6,000; another has dropped from $11,000 to $3,300. Not cheap, but a whole lot more affordable – and they’re available in our size! It’s also last call on winter hats, scarves, gloves and ski wear.
What’s the modern way to welcome the new year?
How has social media changed the way we celebrate New Year's Eve? Rather profoundly, it seems. Old acquaintance may actually be forgot and never brought to mind; old-school auld lang syne may be left in the dust – ignominiously swept up with the other detritus of the New Year’s Eve bash, and tossed away like used confetti. There's a whole new way to ring in the new year, enabled by youthful energy and social media. Forget about a boring analog list of hand-written or spoken New Year's resolutions, counting backwards from 10 and singing that song that no one knows the lyrics to anyway. At Dandelion Chandelier, our Head of Research investigated how our far-flung correspondents and their friends closed out 2017 and welcomed the New Year (thanks, girl!) Turns out there are at least 10 modern ways to clear the air before the start of a new year, honor the highlights of the passing year, and give a shout-out to the people who made a difference in our lives in the past 12 months.
luxury calendar: the new and not-to-be-missed in January
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar is a curated list of important events in the luxury world around the globe each month. Whether your passion is Travel; Food and Drink; Planes, Yachts and Autos; Fitness and Sports; Fashion & Design; Entertainment; or The Arts, we’ve got everything you need to know, all in one place. For previous installments of the Luxury Calendar, click here. Have a brilliant month.
what’s new and not-to-be-missed in luxury travel this january?
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Travel Calendar highlights cool local festivals and select luxury hotel and resort openings around the world in January 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Travel coverage, click here. Where will January take you? There are so many magical options this month. The weather is perfect in the tropics and the southern hemisphere. North America and Europe sport iconic winter landscapes perfect for snow sports of all kinds. This year, the upcoming Winter Olympics will pull a great deal of the world’s focus toward South Korea, so expect to see lots of commentary about travel and entertainment options in or around Pyeongchang. We’re totally in the mood for a destination spa, given the consequences of our holiday fun last month. And there’s a chic new hotel in our hometown, Detroit -- hello, MLK Jr weekend. Plus plenty of other stylish new hotels and resorts to visit (or at least dream about). Here's a list of some of the ones we're keen to visit, and some of the special seasonal festivals underway around the world. And don't forget to check out our list of 5 of the best luxury travel destinations in the month of January. Adventure awaits!
what are the best food and drink events this January?
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Food and Drink Calendar highlights the food festivals, wine festivals, craft beer celebrations and restaurant-related events around the world that we’re looking forward to in January 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Food and Drink events, click here. Culinary explorers of the world, what are you hungry for this month? Sure, the holiday feasting is over. But that doesn’t mean that there are no events for foodies, oenophiles and craft beer connoisseurs in the month of January. Au contraire, the party just moves to warmer climes. The New Year brings new restaurants and bars to explore. And for those who embrace the cold, there’s something magical for you, too. Oh, and there's an orange-throwing carnival in Italy that you might want to check out.
what are the best january events in planes, yachts & autos?
The Dandelion Chandelier Planes, Yachts and Autos Luxury Calendar is all about speed machines: yacht, classic car, air and boat shows; regattas; Formula 1 races; and luxury automotive events around the world in January 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Planes, Yachts and Autos events, click here. In the world of speed machines, January is the start of the "big" auto show season, with Detroit the focus for introductions of new luxury models. It's also the start of the classic car collectors' auction season. There are boat shows in Phuket, London, Düsseldorf, Vancouver, Toronto and New York. And yacht races in New Zealand, Barbados and Antigua. It's time to rev up for a thrill ride of a month.
what are the best events in fitness & sports this january?
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar for Fitness and Sports highlights the most notable marathons, cycling races, professional tennis matches, Thoroughbred horse races, and professional sports championships around the world in January 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Fitness and Sports events, click here. And for weekly updates on what you need to know to learn how to talk sports, read TWIST: This Week in Sports Talk In the wide world of sports this month, the college football season concludes with a championship game in Atlanta, the NFL postseason begins, the Australian Open kicks off the new season in tennis, and there are extreme snow sports competitions and marathons in locations both Arctic and tropical. Oh, and there's a $16 million horse race in Florida. Plenty of ways to burn off those holiday pounds -- but sadly, just watching from the couch doesn't count. Game on.
what are the best events in fashion & design this january?
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar for Fashion and Design highlights the most important events in the world of auctions, antiques, art fairs, gallery shows, design shows, fashion and beauty around the globe in January 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Fashion and Design events, click here. And don't forget to check out our list of the best luxury items to shop for in the month of January. Art and design start the new year with a wave of shows and auctions on the West Coast, and in Florida, New York, Singapore, London and Munich. The most significant one of them all is, not surprisingly, in Paris. As are the haute couture fashion shows. Men's Fashion Weeks are on in four different cities, and there are women's Fashion Weeks in Spain, Copenhagen and Hong Kong. Plus a spectacular watch show in Geneva. It's high style at the height of winter. Dress accordingly.
what are the best events in entertainment this january?
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Entertainment Calendar highlights notable new events in theater, film, popular music and television in January 2018. It's a quick read, after which you'll be pop-culturally literate all month. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click hereFor a list of new books being published this month, click here. January means awards season in Hollywood and in the music business, and its also Sundance Film Festival month. There are some cool plays opening, and several music luminaries are on tour this month, including Khalid, Katy Perry, The Killers and Shakira. Portlandia returns to television. And there's a new Liam Neeson movie. But we're most excited to see Taraji P. Henson in her new star turn as Proud Mary. Whatever January brings, we feel sure it'll be entertaining.
what are the best events in the arts this january?
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar for The Arts highlights noteworthy events around the world in January 2018  in ballet, modern dance, performance art, classical music, opera and jazz – as well as new art museum exhibits and installations. There are magical and provocative happenings this month that you won't want to miss. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Arts events, click here. In the arts, a new year can mean taking a hard look back: at Carnegie Hall, there will be a 1960's retrospective in music; Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates Benny Goodman; and the Morgan Library will focus on photographs that document momento mori from the late 1980's. But fear not - in art there's always inevitably an embrace of the new - this month will see premieres of orchestral works and modern dance pieces. And the debut of an LA art museum exhibit devoted to misinformation (or is it lying?) Consider it a sign of the times.

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