Last Sunday night I called my dad in a panic because I thought I had missed Father’s Day. While I had planned almost weeks ahead of time for mother’s day (ordered the gift basket, sent the card and gave face time via skype), I had completely spaced Father’s Day. Oops. My dear sweet dad emailed in reply to the “I’m such a bad daughter, I forgot Father’s Day” voice mail I left, reminding me that contrary to my absentmindedness that I am in deed a stellar daughter( awwh) and that I was not late, but a week early. Whew! … read more
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Because we love Moms we would like to celebrate the Mother’s Day for the entire month of May by offering 30% discount on all full price merchandise throughout www.joannamaxham.com !
Mention 4MOM at checkout before May 31st! … read more
In the fashion world, Valentine’s Day is ranked so low along with other cheesy phenomenons like Disney World and Hello Kitty that editors cringe at the thought of writing about mush and gush, pinks and violets. Like it or not, despite a whole industry’s pooh-poohing, VDay has permeated our sense of glamour, romance, luxury and fashion and not for the best. As in nature, VDay is about duality, partnership, Mars and Venus, give and take so instead of just one VDay post, we present two.
One of the laws of feng shui, the Chinese art of placement reminds us that our experiences are often influenced by what surrounds us. Literally and symbolically. These ancient interior decor masters suggest adopting a more intuitive eye about what we place before us. Looking to pad your Marc Jacobs wallet, place bowls of lemons and oranges on your kitchen counter (they are symbolic of tree energy and fruits of labor).Or place a flash mirror behind your stove top to double your burners and your money luck.
The masters also knew that art (paintings, sculpture, photos) can play a key role in energizing your space and inviting abundance, love, success and even glamour into your life. It’s no wonder that traditional Chinese art is rich with auspicious colors and magical animals - but art is subjective and not everyone has a fondness for opulent golds, reds, bold tigers and dragons. … read more
With only 12 hours left until Christmas (according to my time zone at least), it’s not too late to turn the tomorrow’s holiday from merely fun to fabulous, decent to decadent, traditional to trendy. Here are 12 fashionable and time-sensitive twists to make this Christmas a lot less ordinary.
- Toss out the predictable Poinsettia and holly branches and bring winter white indoors with plump bouquets of white camellias or sweetpeas. … read more
With most of us jetting off to department stores for last minute shopping, weekends away, holiday work functions and celebratory meet-ups, our bags have been heavy and full; mostly with stuff we wouldn’t normally be carting around. While this extra arm effort could score us points with body sculptress Tracy Anderson, it could land us on the cover of “Bag Lady Unfashionable” (if there were such a periodical).
With Chanukah right around the corner, Kwanza and Christmas just a few weeks away, tis the season for giving presents. Most savvy luxury consumers have an inbox packed with Google alerts on privileged shopper holiday discounts. And while most editors are offering their readers economy-sensitive trendy gift ideas, their suggestions still leave one trying to calculate whose present warrants a sizable credit card balance in January. We’d like to propose a slightly radical, but pleasantly necessary shift in gift consciousness. … read more