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A 9-Carat Diamond Called 'The Pink' Just Sold for $18 Million at Christie's

A pear-shaped pink diamond sold for 18.127 million Swiss francs ($18.11 million) on Tuesday to an Asian collector bidding by telephone at an auction …

Fine Art

10 Luxury Homes for Sale That Come With Incredible Perks

From a sleek city apartment with a private restaurant to a Floridian mansion with an aquarium, these places for sale will inspire you to buy a lottery ticket – stat.<p>Have we reached peak real estate madness? It seems like it's getting a <i>lot</i> harder to sell luxury listings, as real estate brokers have …

A $300,000 three-continent luxury trip explores the world and French crystal brand Baccarat

A $300,000 trip will let you explore the world – and the heritage of a 250-year-old French crystal maker – with private planes, exclusive tours and a lot of luxury.<p>The Baccarat “Heritage Experience” is a tour package that will bring travellers to three continents, showing off locations that have …

Hospitality

The Most Extravagant Hotel Experiences in the World

These hotels are giving luxury a while new meaning.<p>In the ever-competitive world of five-star hotels, top stays are continually upping the ante for luxury-loving guests. It's no longer enough to provide artisan chocolates on the pillow or Frette robes in the marble-lined bathroom—now, the norm is …

25 Stunning Floral Arrangements From the Annual Orchid Dinner

Top designers put their own spin on the chic bloom for the annual Orchid Dinner.<p>Think of it as the Oscars for flowers — the New York Botanical Garden hosted its annual Orchid Dinner this week, and, of course, the over-the-top centerpieces were absolutely breath-taking.

Botanical Gardens

6 Mistakes You're Making When Hanging Curtains

Here's what you need to know before you hang your window treatments.<p>Whether it's elegant draperies or a simple swath of fabric, every window needs the perfect complement.<p>1. Not Measuring Correctly<p>The first thing you should do is measure your windows and make adjustments depending on how you want to …

Small Spaces

These Rosé Gummy Bears Have a 12,000-Person Waitlist—Here’s How to Make Them at Home

Remember the great Hamptons rosé shortage of 2014? Luckily, that’s passed and there might even be an excess of rosé flowing around these days, but now everyone’s clamoring to get their hands on Sugarfina’s new Whispering Angel Rosé–infused gummy bears.<p>The luxury candy company put the latest batch …

This Summer, Visit a Floatel: The World’s Most Exquisite Floating Hotels

Drifting through the Mediterranean on a mega yacht is a luxury experience that nearly all travel-hungry wanderers wish for but don’t often get to experience—unless, of course, they happen to be friends with yachters like Roman Abramovich or Beyoncé and Jay Z. But there is a next best thing: a hotel …

Twins Born Holding Hands Are Now 2 Years Old and Closer Than Ever

After 57 days on bed rest for a high-risk pregnancy, Sarah Thistlethwaite was thrilled to give birth to healthy twin girls a few days before Mother’s …

Gwyneth Paltrow Epitomizes Femininity in Summer-Perfect Pink

Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t step in front of the cameras too often, but when she does, it’s always worth discussing.<p>On Thursday, the 43-year-old …

Michael Kors

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CNN

What It's Like to Fly the Best Airlines in the World

When it comes to over-the-top first-class experiences, three carriers stand out from the crowd: Etihad, Qatar, and the recently named Best Airline in …

London's best new street art: Jana JS

Touring the streets of east London earlier this week with a heavy portfolio of stencils, and their little daughter in tow, were artist duo Jana & JS. …

World of Diamonds Unveils “The Jane Seymour” Blue Diamond Ring

Home » Fashion » World of Diamonds Unveils “The Jane Seymour” Blue Diamond Ring<p>If this is the first time you’ve heard of the World of Diamonds Group, …

The 7 All-Time Best Beaches in the World

By Nicolle Monico Mar. 4th, 2016<p>Photo Credit: Dino Geromella/Shutterstock.com<p>Every year, travel sites all over release a list of the world’s best …

These Gold Flake + Floral Lipsticks Are Blowing People’s Minds

Beauty junkies, we have something that’s about to change your life. Okay, fine. Maybe not your LIFE but your makeup collection for sure. If you’ve been feeling like your lipstick stash could use a gold flaked + floral addition, you’re in luck. That happens to exists and it’s just as magical as …

Lips

A 100-year-old Japanese stationery store lets customers design the perfect, custom notebook

Attention paper sophisticates: Ito-Ya, the legendary 111-year old Japanese stationery mecca will make your dreams come true.<p>On the fourth level of its renovated 12-story emporium in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district, a counter called “Note Couture” is dedicated to creating the perfect writing pad, on …

Japan

22 Quotes From Salvador Dali That Creatively Inspire Success

For success today, you have to be creative or get passed by. Dali was an expert in thinking differently and teaches you his approach.<p>If you are simply doing business the same as everyone else you are destined for mediocrity. Whether you are a CEO building a company or trying to achieve top …

Creativity

15 Boys Bedroom Ideas Packed With Playfulness And Personality

These rooms are so stylish, they may just inspire your own decor.<p>Boys' rooms don't have to be cluttered with action figures and posters to showcase your little guy's interests.

Interior Design

CFDA Awards 2016: The Best Beauty Looks on the Red Carpet

The CFDA Fashion Awards may be a night to celebrate seminal fashion, but it should come as no surprise that this year’s red carpet displayed equally fresh takes on traditional beauty looks, each more primed for recreation than the last. Joan Smalls started off the evening’s events on a high note, …

This Touching Video Will Teach You the 12 Secrets to a Long Lasting Marriage (VIDEO)

Wondering how to make your relationship last 25 years (and beyond)? Wellness guru, David Wolfe, just shared a tip-filled video on Facebook that’s pretty much the cutest thing we’ve seen all day. From open communication, to spending quality time together, to good old R-E-S-P-E-C-T, we’re loving this …

Goodbye Jello Shots, This Summer Belongs to Boozy Gummy Bears

Fact: We all love a good Jello shot (or two) every once in a while, but what if I told you there was a much simpler way to make this novelty goodness without a stove?! Enter gummy bear shots and cocktails! We experimented with a handful of different alcohols, cocktails and shots to give you a run …

Alcohol

Karl Lagerfeld Is Now Designing Engagement Rings

Home » Fashion » Karl Lagerfeld Is Now Designing Engagement Rings<p><b>Karl Lagerfeld</b> has recently joined forces with jewelers Frederick Goldman for a new …

Karl Lagerfeld

The Best Alternative Bridal Shops in NYC For Your Wedding Dress

When it comes to saying "Yes to the Dress," there is no limit to the creative options found within these alternative NYC bridal shops. Vintage boutiques and upscale thrift shops satisfy this list of NYC's most exclusive bridal shops to find your wedding dress.<p>Luxury is no stranger to this dazzling …

Weddings

Hot Looks: Summer Nails for Summer-Lovers

This summer calls for exciting new launches from some of our favorite brands. See below for our picks of what you should be dressing up your nails with this season.<p><b>Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish</b>: This new line from Essie not only comes with a new formula but a new chic look as well. The Gel Couture …

Summer Fashion

This Is What Spending One Hour in the Garden Does to Your Body

There are big benefits to digging around in the dirt (really).<p>With the sunshine becoming a more regular feature in our lives, what better way to feel inspired than to engage in some active garden pursuits?<p>We are already aware of the mental health benefits we can enjoy from gardening, and we even …

6 Healthy Date Ideas for Your Body and Mind

Are you spending more time planning the wedding than enjoying your engagement? Rather than having another Friday night eating takeout and updating the seating chart, try one of these six healthy date ideas that will bring you even closer together as a couple.<p><b>1. Pack a picnic.</b> Eating outside is not …

Diets

A Purple Drink (Not That Kind), in Case You’re Already Sick of Pink

Pre-empting rosé fatigue with a fresh take on a modern classic.<p>Summer unofficially begins this weekend, and with it comes the advent of white pants, questionable office hours (hello, summer Fridays), and pink drinks.<p>While rosé has reigned supreme as the warm-weather beverage of choice, we think …

Lemon Juice

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The 12 Best Places for a Destination Wedding in Hawaii

What could be more romantic than exchanging vows in the land of aloha?<p>When it comes to planning a destination wedding, few places are more perfectly …