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21 Songs That Make the Best Playlist for February 2022
What's the best playlist for the month of February 2022? With the year we've had since last February, we say it's time for some music with attitude. So our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has created the perfect music playlist - filled with badass confidence and determination - for the month of February 2022. Forget about nostalgia for the Before Times, circa February 2020. This is the moment we've got - so let's go get it. Press play hereAnd get in a February groove.
What’s the Best Playlist for the Month of January This Year?
What’s the best playlist for the month of January this year? We took a vote, and we think the aim should be to own the month by staying light on our feet and keeping things moving. Our correspondent and resident DJ Julie Chang Murphy has created the perfect playlist of music for the month of January 2022. Find it on Spotify here. Press play. And let's go get it.
Best luxury designer brands in the world right now for a faux fur, fur-free or shearling long or short coat, jacket, vest or gilet for women.
10 Best Luxury Brands in the World Right Now for Faux Fur Coats
More and more global luxury brands have announced their decisions to go fur-free. As fall arrives and temperatures drop, we've already assessed the new options in faux leather jackets. Now we're turning our attention to faux fur and faux shearling. What are the best luxury faux fur brands in the world right now? Our correspondent has…
Where is the Best Luxury Shopping Right Now in SoHo NYC?
Whether for Fashion Week, the winter holidays, Christmas or a summer vacation, you may be heading to Manhattan soon. And you may, at some point, be in the mood to shop. We've shared an overview of our tips on the best luxury shopping New York, and now we turn our attention to one of our favorite neighborhoods in the city. Where is the best luxury shopping in SoHo (New York, not London)? Our ace correspondent and former fashion executive Julie Chang Murphy is sharing her insider tips in this guide to the top luxury shopping destinations in SoHo.
The Inside Guide to the Best Vintage Shopping in America
Supporting sustainable luxury can be done in many ways: buying from designers committed to eco-friendly fashion - even "trashion." You can shop designer resale sites like the RealReal. And you can also shop vintage. Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated an inside guide to the best vintage shopping in America right now, both online and retail, including fashion, home décor and more.
The Luxury Gift Shop: The Best in Fragrance and Beauty
Looking for the perfect luxury holiday gift? Why not gift something from the beauty aisle? Something to soothe and pamper your loved one. After the year we've had, surely they deserve it! And happily, with beauty and fragrance gifts, you don't have to worry about getting the right size. Which is already going to reduce your stress level. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated our ultimate luxury holiday gift shop with the best in fragrance and beauty right now, including products we love for the face, bath and body and hair care.
What You Need to Know Now About Giving Gifts at Work
Whether it's a luxury holiday gift, a birthday present, an anniversary or wedding gift, or even a "just because" everyday present, the etiquette rules of gift giving are difficult to master. But no worries. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy, trained anthropologist and savvy gift-giver, breaks it all down for us in our ongoing series, luxury lessons: the gift giving etiquette we all need to know. Wondering about the etiquette of gift giving in a business setting? Here's how to give the best holiday business gift at work to clients, employees and even the boss.
Luxury Lessons: The Surprising Truth about Gift Giving
Whether it's a holiday gift, a birthday present, an anniversary or wedding gift, or even a "just because" everyday present, learning how to give the perfect gift is hard. Why? Because many of the myths about gift giving turn out to be false - and the truths are somewhat elusive. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy, trained anthropologist and savvy gift-giver, breaks it all down for us in our series of luxury lessons: the surprising truth about gift giving. Here's what you need to know about the psychology of luxury gift giving this holiday.
Luxury Lessons: Gift Giving Etiquette You Need to Know
Whether it's a luxury holiday gift, a birthday present, an anniversary or wedding gift, or even a "just because" everyday present, the etiquette rules of gift giving are difficult to master. But no worries. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy, trained anthropologist and savvy gift-giver, breaks it all down for us in our ongoing series, luxury lessons: the gift giving etiquette you need to know. Here are some of the tough questions about giving gifts, asked and answered - and do's and don'ts to keep in mind, especially this year.
Adopt 9 Pandemic Gift-Giving Rules for 2020 Holiday Joy
It's holiday gift-giving season, and this year is going to be unlike any other in modern memory. As challenging as 2020 has been so far, with coronavirus lockdowns, job losses, personal losses and protests against racial violence, really, seriously, who's in the mood for holiday shopping? We feel you, dear reader. But do not despair. Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has done some research and she's sharing 9 gift-giving rules (guidelines, really) about how to think about holiday 2020 shopping - and holiday joy - in the midst of a global pandemic. Adopt some or all of these pandemic gift-giving rules, and you may actually have a shot at generating some 2020 holiday joy.
The Luxury Gift Guide: the best Bespoke this year
Looking for a knockout gift? Why not bestow a luxury customized one-of-a-kind gift precisely tailored to the personality, experiences and aesthetic of your recipient? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has developed a luxury gift guide of unique, bespoke, custom tailor-made presents. You’ll have the fun of knowing that no one else in the world has exactly the same item as your gift recipient. And they'll know it, too. And that’s some serious luxury, dear reader. 
The Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide: Best for Pro Sports Fans
Here’s a common holiday gifting dilemma: someone in your life loves pro sports, and they're passionate about a particular team. They also have a good eye and refined taste. Or a wicked sense of humor. So the usual T-shirt, hat or team sweatshirt is just not going to get the job done. Fear not! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated our ultimate luxury gift guide on what to give for holiday or Christmas gifts this year to pro sports fans who love the NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL. Game on! 
The Chic Luxury Gift Guide: The Best in the Color Black
Looking for a stand-out luxury gift? Have a gift recipient (or two) whose go-to color all day every day is black? Don't despair - you can find perfect luxury gifts in the color black that are still festive and celebratory, not funereal. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated our ultimate luxury gift guide on what to give as holiday gifts this year in the color black, including fashion, tech, home décor and beauty.
The Chic Luxury Gift Guide: The Best in the Color Gray
Sometimes in the midst of a riot of color and sparkle, the best luxury gifts come in shades of gray. You know, one of the many delicious neutral colors that run the gamut from . If you have a gift recipient with a taste for understated luxury, then this gift guide is for you. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a chic luxury gift guide of the best presents for every occasion, for everyone on your list, in the color gray.
How to Make your Next Outdoor Event Mosquito-Free
A glamorous summer evening party under the stars. It sounds like a dream, right? Unfortunately, a swarm of pesky uninvited guests that can turn the whole thing into a nightmare. What's the secret to making your outdoor living space bug-free? Our intrepid correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has done the research, and she's sharing some environmentally-friendly ideas on how to get rid of mosquitoes. Here's how to make your next outdoor event mosquito-free. 
Smart Chic Tees Right Now to Support Black Lives Matter
Radical chic was once A Thing, and say what you will - when cultural change takes off in America, it's often fueled in part by art, music and fashion. And so it is in our current moment - the protest marches for racial and social justice in every state in the nation have given birth to artistry of all kinds. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has a curated list of the smart, chic and soon-to-be iconic graphic tees available right now to support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Buying one of these BLM tees not only signals your commitment - it also helps provide vital financial resources to charity and organizations on the front line of the fight for racial justice.
The Best Luxury Outdoor Furniture Brands and Retailers
Luxury outdoor living. Three little words that evoke a paradise of family and friends, a pool party, ice cold drinks and something delicious to eat fresh off the grill. If this is your idea of nirvana, we're here to help. What are the best places to find luxury outdoor furniture? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has rounded up the best brands and online retailers for luxury patio outdoor furniture, just in time for summer entertaining.
Celebrating Black Fashion Designers You Need to Know Now
Who are the leading Black fashion designers and black-owned luxury fashion brands you need to know now? We deliberately waited until Black History Month ended because we want to celebrate talented members of the African Diaspora all year, all the time! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy profiles 9 top Black fashion designers you need to know now. Happy shopping! 
How to Take a Luxury Vacation to the Top National Parks
Here at Dandelion Chandelier, we've been thinking - and dreaming - quite a lot about road trips lately. The summer season is here, but international travel restrictions are still in place. And crowded urban areas don't sound like a great idea at the moment. What are the top luxury summer vacation destinations in 2020, given COVID-19? Two words: National Park. Our intrepid correspondent Julie Chang Murphy explains how to take a luxury vacation this summer to some of the best national parks in the U.S. 

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