8 Luxury Handbags in a Must Have Designer Bag Collection

I love hearing what people find essential in a luxury designer handbag collection. If you are going to have a large investment into this accessory arena, you want the most bang for your buck, and be able to wear your bags on key (and for multiple) occasions. After reading and hearing from lots of people, […]

How to Give New Life to an Old Louis Vuitton Bag

I recently purchased a Vintage Louis Vuitton Handbag called the Danube. It is a great crossbody bag to carry the essentials like keys, phone and a small wallet. Sometimes you just need a little bag on the weekends at the kids’ soccer practice or running to the grocery store. Yet, the price tag for a […]

The Hermes Debate: Pop of Color or Classic?

One of the big debates in the Hermes world among its loyalists is whether to carry a pop of color or classic color bag. The Hermes brand is known for its color in all shades. It does color like no other brand I have ever come across. Almost every color in the Hermes line has […]

Hermes Double Sens: Prices, Sizes & More

There are many benefits to the Double Sens. Why a Hermes Double Sens? Most people who have it, love the: Great Leather. Unstructured shape to give it a casual use. Two colors (and in some cases even more) for the price of one. No hardware so keeps bag simple and don’t have to match! Two […]

Hermes Double Sens vs. Garden Party

If you have landed on this post, needless to say you are considering buying or putting one of these a Double Sens or Garden Party bag on your ever growing (or never ending) bag wish list! I too had the same question once and now, as an owner of both bags, I can give you […]

Hermes Garden Party Sizes and Prices

There are many benefits to the Garden Party. Why a Hermes Garden Party? Most people who have it, love the: Entry price into a Hermes Bag. While not cheap, it is still less compared to many of the other Hermes handbags. Structured shape, but it is still a tote. Giving it a multi-functional use. Inside […]

Tips on Picking the Perfect Bag

According to the PurseBlog – a website devoted to all thing purse related, today is National Handbag Day. In honor of this occasion, I wanted to share some things to consider when you are getting ready to buy a handbag – designer or consignment, big or small, luxe or moderate. Use for it. Do you […]

How to Tell if a Hermes Birkin Bag is Fake

Despite the title, I cannot figure out how to tell a Hermes Birkin bag fake from a real one. However, what I can tell you are what pictures are essential to have before making a Hermes Birkin purchase. These photos are key for online authenticators. The right photos help determine the bags that are authentic […]

Designer Handbags: Online Authentication Services

When you need to authenticate a designer handbag, there are authenticators to help. You might want to know if you are bidding or buying the real thing before you do. Or you may wonder if you just received a fake or counterfeit handbag in lieu of the real deal. If this happens, there are sites […]

The Perfect Pouch For Your Purse

I am always looking for adorable little pouches and bags to stash my handbag must-haves and travel go-tos. While I adore Louis Vuitton cosmetic bags, and my Prada pouch, I found some trendy pouches that are perfect for adults, as they are for kids. Yes, technically they are for kids (and for kid snacks actually), […]

Trend Alert: Bag Nesting

I have to slightly scoff at my own headline about the “trend” of bag nesting, since I have been doing it for 20 years! However, it is a notable trend as many of the new ‘generation’ (I’m totally dating myself) have learned what us ‘older’ folks have already been doing for decades. So this post […]

Chatham Bars Inn Partners with Lexus

If you head to New England, and more specifically, Cape Cod in the upcoming holiday season and beyond, then you might want to take a look at the Chatham Bars Inn. Especially if a Lexus with a big red bow doesn’t appear in your driveway on Christmas morning. The iconic Chatham Bars Inn resort has […]

Bag Charm: HipFits

I love all of those adorable bag accessories in the market – the Fendi Monsters, the horse charms from Hermes, you name it. Adorbs! However, I’m not in love with the price tags of them. I’d rather put the money into the bag itself…until I see a cute charm hanging off someone else’s purse, then […]

Limited Edition Norell New York Perfume

Norell New York, a luxe fragrance company, has partnered with Baccarat to produce a limited edition Parfum/Perfume this holiday season. Baccarat only produced 500 handmade bottles for this perfume at their factory in France, and they are the most gorgeous things you have ever seen. Plus, among the craftsmen is Michel Barge, who is an […]

Top Mini Crossbody Handbags 2015-2016

Small is the new big. When I was planning a vacation recently, I knew I needed a mini handbag that I could wear crossbody. I know the freedom it would give me in the airport and would lighten my load when sightseeing. I searched and found the top mini handbags to consider for a vacation […]

How to Make Luxury Travel Family Friendly

Sometimes luxury travel is not considered family friendly, but with the right choices and considerations, it can be a great family trip. The luxury angle is not always the resort in which you stay, but also the travel destination – such as exotic locations like Bora Bora, Bali or Southeast Asia destinations. Regardless of which […]

A Van Cleef Piece for Every Anniversary

If you read this blog regularly, you know that I am a big Van Cleef and Arpels fan. I’m always dreaming about the next piece in my collection. Especially when it comes time for the anniversary hints! However, one day, I thought to myself, what would be a meaningful VCA anniversary gift? Then I had […]

Wallet for Small Purse

Like a Chanel Mini Flap! Recently I got a free wallet to review for my other blog, but I had to post it here too because it is perfect for a Chanel Mini Flap or any small purse or handbag! As a quick background, the product is called the Wonder Wallet. It’s one of those, […]

Apple Watch and Hermes

Once upon a time, Apple met Hermès at a Party…. Have you heard about the new Apple® Watch and its partnership with Hermès? I’m strangely excited about this ‘celebrity’ match and the creation of the Apple Watch Hermes! You probably know about the Apple Watch and you probably have heard of Hermès, but the partnership […]

Goyard Color Options: Help Me Decide!

It has been awhile since I posted! Been busy with a house hunt and planning a major event…and doing some window shopping! One item I want to add to my handbag collection is a Goyard St. Louis GM Tote. I need a bag that is lightweight, great throughout the entire year and perfect for rainy […]

InterContinental Insider Experiences

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ has added a lavish service for its guests in London, Paris and Tel Aviv. Called Secrets of the City, the service features a collection of “Insider Experiences,” for guests to indulge their cultural palettes with carefully-selected artisans and experts across food, culture, art and fashion. Known for its luxury hospitality, InterContinental […]

Posh City Club: Manhattan’s Latest Luxury

Later this year, in Manhattan, there will be a new way to see, shop and work in New York City with the first members only rest lounge, called the Posh City Club, that caters to the lifestyle of the New York City enthusiast. At the Posh City Club, there will be immaculate private restrooms, sitting […]

Modern Luxury Mansion from Playmobil

Being a lover of luxury, I had to share this adorable (and luxurious) new playhouse from Playmobil. Even if you don’t live in a mansion, who says you can’t pretend you do? Modern Luxury Mansion Playmobil With the Modern Luxury Mansion from Playmobil (available in August 2015), you can live a life of lavishness. The […]

VCA Vintage Alhambra Pendant

One of my favorite jewelry lines is Van Cleef & Arpels, and, of course the Vintage Alhambra within this jewelry house. Whether you are looking to start with your first VCA piece or wondering what to add next to your VCA collection, consider the VCA Vintage Alhambra Pendant. The pendant is simple yet elegant, posh […]

VCA Chalcedony Pendant

As I mentioned in this post, I love the single motif Vintage Alhambra pendant by Van Cleef & Arpels. Surprisingly, it wasn’t my first piece, or second or third, but the VCA Chalcedony Pendant happens to be the piece I wear the most. When I decided that I wanted a VCA pendant, I knew I […]