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august sparklers: those who choose to shine
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights people, groups and institutions who have recently spread light in the world. Everyday, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re sharing some of their stories. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all.
What You Need to Know about NFL Football 2018-19
So here's a fall dilemma that many of us face. No, it's not which chunky sweater to wear, or which pair of cute boots to buy. Or where to hike or cycle this weekend, or whether we should try the Kiki Challenge. The dilemma is how to talk about NFL football with all the people in our lives who live for the start of the NFL season and who become utterly unintelligible when they start chattering about it. And some of them chatter about it a lot. Which can lead to side-eye, eye rolls, loud sighing, and all kinds of relationship problems at work and at home. Ugh. This is supposed to be the best time of the year! Why do they have to ruin it with sports?
the best of the fall 2018 luxury fashion looks for work
It's that time of year: back to school, back from the beach, back to work. There's no better time to do an edit of your professional attire and add a few pieces to update and refresh your go-to looks as we head into fall. We've previously shared our ideas about how to dress like a boss for the office. Here are some of the pieces from the fall-winter 2018 designer collections that would be great additions to a chic work wardrobe.
the best fall 2018 luxury fashion for chic weekends
It's finally almost fall! Time for sweaters, and boots, and crisp weekend afternoons with friends and family. If your aim is to hit that perfect balance of relaxed, effortless, easy elegance, you're in luck. There are some gorgeous new offerings out there right now. Here are some of the best pieces from the fall winter 2018-19 designer collections to take you apple picking, antiquing, hiking and beyond in nonchalant luxurious style.
A Glorious Summer Day in the Life of London
A summer day in London can be a glorious experience. We've been fortunate enough to be in London a few times this summer, and people-watching is one of the sweet luxuries of a visit. Here's a round-up of some of the chic, interesting, elegant, and eye-catching people and OOTDs that we saw by day. And some of the quiet moments that touched us as dusk set in.
The Best In Back To School Fashion For Kids This Year
It's almost time to put away the beach bags and take out the lunch boxes, because the new school year is just around the corner.  By now you’ve likely received your back to school shopping lists for supplies - the long list filled with pencils, notebooks and calculators galore.  However, we’re not here to talk about that boring albeit necessary shopping list.  We’re here to talk with you about something a little more fun - the cutest back to school fashions for your little ones.
How to get a glimpse of the grandeur of Buckingham Palace
How many times have you walked past the magnificent Buckingham Palace in central London and wondered what it looks like inside? The grand iron gates, the imposing white marble facade, the uniformed Beefeaters in the forecourt. What marvels lie just behind those formidable gates? For a narrow window of time in late summer, you dear reader, can see for yourself.
How to see the secret treasures of Westminster Abbey
Whether you're a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, the newly-opened Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey are a must-see. Literally. There is no photography allowed in this newly-opened space high above the Abbey (although the press was allowed to take some pics, so you can get a peek at the new space online). If you want to see it in full, you have to go in person. Which you should definitely do. It’s a magical space, and a transforming experience.
The September Issues This Year Are The Best Ever
Beyonce. Rihanna. Letitia Wright. Yara Shahidi. Tiffany Haddish. Tracee Ellis Ross. Lupita Nyong’o. Zendaya. Slick Woods. Issa Rae. Aja Naomi King. Laverne Cox. Naomi Campbell. The September issues are here! And their covers are the best ones we've ever seen. Why? Because for the first time, as black women we can see ourselves, our family members, and black women we admire and respect in the faces of so many of the women featured on their covers. And more importantly, we can see issues of importance to us in the editorial features inside. History is being made this month. And its a magical experience.
Luxury Insider Tips on the Best First Trip to Oslo
Insider Itinerary is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier that shines a light on the best places to see, stay, and dine in some of the hottest luxury travel destinations worldwide. Our far-flung correspondents are sharing their inside tips on how to best experience their chosen cities, including the best restaurants, especially if you’re visiting for the first time. Consider it your local luxury GPS. You’re welcome!
Luxury Insider Tips on the Best First Trip to East Hampton
Our Insider Itinerary series shines a light on the best places to see, stay, and dine in some of the hottest travel destinations worldwide. Our far-flung correspondents are sharing their inside tips on how to best experience their chosen locations, especially if you’re visiting for the first time. Consider it your local luxury GPS. You’re welcome! In this edition, we head to East Hampton, New York. We've got insider tips on the best places to see, stay, and eat during a first (or hundredth) visit to East Hampton, including favorite restaurants, activities to do and top inns to book.
The Color of New York In the Garden of the Cooper Hewitt
One of the many hidden gems of New York is the charming and whimsical Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden at the Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design on Manhattan's Upper East Side. This summer, it’s especially vibrant, with a display of colors that dive deep into the beating heart of the city. Like so many of life's true luxuries, this one is free: the garden is open to the public at no charge. Don't you love this city?
The Sweet Smell Of France At The New L’Occitane Flagship
There’s a fresh new retail store on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan that will temporarily transport you from the frenzy of the city to the countryside of Provence. The French beauty brand L’Occitane has opened a new flagship location with a new concept format, and it’s a happy refreshing experience of sunshine, lemons, and lavender.

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