Brand Focus: Versace

Guest blogger, Charlie van Leuken, offers some insight on the Versace brand and some of the highlights from the Spring 2015 collection… History The first Versace boutique was opened in Milan's Via Della Spiga in 1978. In 1994, the brand gained international popularity because of the "Black Versace dress of … Continue reading

International Christmas Ornaments

For the global avid traveler and international expat, Christmas can be a time for remembering a highly enjoyable vacation spot or a city abroad where one might have lived for a time. How so? With one of the many novelty Christmas tree ornaments which focus on the theme of travel. … Continue reading

Oscar de la Renta: Fashion Icon Remembered

Oscar de la Renta passed away on Sunday, October 22nd at the age of 82 after a decade-long battle with cancer. The fashion designer, whose name has become one of the most recognizable in the entire industry, was still active designing up until his death, although head design duties had … Continue reading

John Lewis Turns 150 Years Old

John Lewis is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. The venerable British department store chain, founded in 1864 as a drapery store on London's Oxford Street, has now sold to roughly 6 generations of shoppers. To put it in perspective, when John Lewis opened his Oxford Street store, London's population was … Continue reading

Poolside or Surfside, A Key Accessory

Whether you are heading to a trendy hotel pool deck, the local beach hot spot or having guests over to sunbathe at your own pool, maintaining your personal fashion style goes beyond the swimsuit you will be donning. One needs to consider the sunglasses, beach bag, sandals and…the beach towel. H2H … Continue reading

Novelty Christmas Ornaments: Dogs

The great thing about novelty Christmas ornaments and decorations is that they represent something specific to the owner. Within the overall festive dressing of a tree, such an ornament is a reminder of something very special. A perfect example of this is an ornament which represents man's best friend, your family … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Trends in Home Furnishings

It isn’t just your wardrobe that may be able to stand some freshening up this Fall. Home furnishings can get a revamp as the weather starts to chill and you are more apt to spend time curled up at home. Some of the dramatic new trends in designer home furnishings … Continue reading