Top Champagne gift sets for Valentine’s Day

What is it that makes champagne be considered as the most erotic of all drinks? Is it the rumour that the champagne coupe was modelled on Marie Antoinette’s perfectly rounded breasts or the legendary bath of Marilyn Monroe in 350 bottles of champagne? Or maybe the fact that champagne is featured in the best known classic love films? Champagne is present in…

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Discovering Missoni Accessories

We all know Missoni for the trademark wavy stripes and the silky knits. What I discovered today through the special Yoox weekend shopping event is the Italian brand’s accessories range that look as fantastic as any Missoni garment. I loved the pastel colors mixed with gold -they feel like capturing the colors of a sunset at a sandy beach in Sardenia- and the subtle geometrical cuts. What do…

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Mosaic lives on

Some of you may be familiar with the art of mosaic through visiting archaeological sites around the Mediterranean. What you might not know about it, is that this art of 4000 years still lives on in its modern forms and approaches, providing exquisite pieces of art you can actually take home with you. Ioulia Athanasaki is one of the few artists…

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Alps alternative? Ski your way to Greece

No, I don’t mean water-ski. Didn’t you know that Greece is not in fact all about the sun and sea? It’s also about snowy mountains, forestlands, ski resorts and cosy chalets. So you don’t believe me? I know that the image of “the land of the white houses and the blue sea” cannot easily be beat by its hinvernal alternative, but…

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Mismatch the right way (a style case-study)

Helena Bonham-Carter recently showed the world how to mismatch fashion items the WRONG way. A coin always has two sides though, so let’s find out how we can actually look GREAT in mismatched shoes and other fashion items. It all started at the Golden Globes Award Ceremony when the Harry Potter “witch” stepped on the red carpet wearing one red…

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