Mangelson’s Images of Nature – Fine Photography for Your Home and Office

Posted in: Art, Photography- Aug 20, 2010 No Comments
Images of Nature - Thomas Mangelson Gallery in Omaha, NEMangelson – Images of Nature Gallery in Omaha, NE

Acclaimed nature photographer, Thomas D. Mangelson has truly captured nature’s beauty on film.  Mangelson began selling limited edition prints of birds in flight in the early 70s, and opened his first gallery in 1978, in Jackson, Wyoming.  Since then, he has broadened his photograph subjects and opened up nearly a dozen more Images of Nature galleries across the US.  If you’ve seen his work first hand, then I needn’t describe how breathtaking his prints are.  Apart from the beauty of what’s in the photograph, the print quality is spectacular – it’s similar to HD television.  What’s more is that many of the prints can be made large enough to fill the blank space of a large wall.  Mangelson’s extensive photo library includes Alaskan wildernesses, African animals, fields of flowers, forests, waterfalls, birds, mountain landscapes, and more.  With the right lighting, these pictures truly standout and will surely become the focal point of any room.  Continue reading to learn where you can purchase Mangelson’s Images of Nature photographic art. Read more »

2010 Limited Edition Gucci Sukey Tote Bag

Posted in: Bags and Purses, Fashion- Aug 20, 2010 No Comments

2010 Limited Edition Gucci BagI don’t know any girl who wouldn’t want a limited edition Gucci bag. Now through February 28, 2011, Gucci will donate 25% of the 2010 Limited Edition Sukey bag’s retail price to UNICEF’s “Schools for Africa” program.  With a retail price of $1,320.00, Gucci’s 25% donation amounts to an impressive $330 per Limited Edition Gucci Sukey bag sold.

  • Taupe Guccissima leather with pleated detail
  • Taupe leather trim
  • Light gold hardware with detachable Gucci signature interlock G charm
  • Double handles with 6.3″ drop
  • Inside zip pocket

You can purchase your 2010 limited edition Gucci bag online at Gucci.

Gieves & Hawkes Bespoke Tailors at No. 1 Savile Row

Posted in: Clothing for Men- Aug 20, 2010 No Comments

Gives and Hawkes Made to Order and Ready to Wear ClothingBespoke suit maker Gieves & Hawkes has the most famous address in the custom suit world: No. 1 Savile Row, which was originally constructed in 1732 as the townhouse of the Fairfax family.  The company has been located in the 6,500+ square foot shop for more than a century, although its roots go back much further as both of the two predecessor firms, Gieves & Company and Hawkes Ltd., date back to late 18th century.

Gieves & Hawkes originally rose to prominence as a result of the custom bespoke military uniforms it provided to leading military men at a time when Great Britain was the mightiest military force on Earth.  The quality and attention to detail caught the attention of King George III, who promptly ordered thousands of tailored uniforms for his soldiers.  Through the military division, the tailors still provide uniforms and clothing for the nation’s armed forces and members of the royal family.

Gieves & Hawkes Bespoke Suits

Two and three piece bespoke suits range from £2,500 to £3,500 on average, which is $3,900 to $5,400 in the United States at current exchange rates.  These magnificent creations are literally designed from patterns made specifically for your body.  Every stitch, every detail is created and made to your exact preferences, making them a fantastic long-term investment in luxury, comfort and style. Read more »

Capstan Table by DB Fletcher Designs

Posted in: Furniture and Millwork- Aug 20, 2010 No Comments
Captstan Table by DB Fletcher Designs

An exquisite handcrafted Capstan table by DB Fletcher.

DB Fletcher Designs, located in the United Kingdom, is a bespoke furniture maker known for their high quality craftsmanship.  Perhaps their most famous product, the Capstan Table has been featured in numerous design and boating publications.  Don’t be fooled by the ordinary looks of the table pictured at the right.  With either the push of a button or a simple manual spinning motion (your choice), the custom made, handcrafted Capstan Table by DB Fletcher magically, and quite beautifully, doubles its seating capacity in a matter of seconds.

DB Fletcher makes only a handful of Capstan Tables every year, and each one is made exclusively to fit the buyers design specifications.  So don’t be surprised to see the table’s price tag (which I’ll present later).  DB Fletcher can make their Capstan Tables with marble, granite, glass, exotic wood, metal, or a combination thereof.  Lighting systems can also be installed.  As I mentioned above, DB Fletcher can make the Capstan Table operable electronically by infrared remote or manually.  Continue reading to see the DB Fletcher Capstan Table in action. Read more »

Turnbull & Asser Dress Shirts Are the Stuff of Legends

Posted in: Clothing for Men- Aug 20, 2010 No Comments

Turnbull and Asser Tie with Dress Shirt and OvercoatTurnbull & Asser is literally known throughout the globe as one of the highest quality and most respected bespoke shirt makers in history.  In fact, if excellence is known by the company one keeps, it is informative to realize that a Turnbull & Asser shirt is often compared to the King of all bespoke shirts, those made by Charvet in Paris.

Although a Turnbull & Asser shirt isn’t cheap, countless satisfied clients have been willing to support the company for more than a century, including members of the Royal Family, Presidents and Prime Ministers.  Every passing year, they continue to vote with their pocketbook that the satisfaction offered by the storied shirt maker is worth every penny.  Here is some information to help you determine if you want to take the plunge and become a bespoke client yourself. Read more »

Creme de la Mer

Posted in: Well Being- Aug 19, 2010 No Comments

Creme de la Mer was formulated by aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber in an effort to improve the appearance of his scars. After 12 years and 6,000 experiments, Dr. Huber perfected the art of bio-fermentation. Something extraordinary was discover- Creme de la Mer and its nutrient rich Miracle Broth. When used Creme de la Mer makes skin appear dramatically smoother and miraculously improved. Creme de la Mer has created quite a cult following today. The Miracle Broth is a seaborne elixir known for its healing process. To create Creme de la Mer, sea kelp, vitamins, minerals, essential oils, and other natural ingredients are fermented for three to four months- following a blueprint created by Dr. Huber.

Sea Kelp plays an important part in Creme de la Mer. It covers more than seventy percent of the world’s surface and is rich in calcium, potassium, and magnesium. The power in these plants is why Dr. Huber made this one of the main ingredients. Dr. Max Huber also used the practice of Sonochemistry to create the miracle broth. It studies the effect of sound  on a cellular level. Dr. Huber knew how important nature was, he also uses the peel of a lime as an ingredient in this coveted creme.

Creme de la Mer is known for its results. It makes even the driest of complexions look renewed. It is very pricey but worth every penny. A 16.5oz bottle runs about $1390. If you would like to just try the creme you can buy a 1oz bottle for $130.

Anderson & Sheppard Savile Row Tailors

Posted in: Clothing for Men- Aug 18, 2010 1 Comment

Anderson and Sheppard Bespoke SuitsFrom its founding in 1906, Savile Row tailor Anderson & Sheppard has risen to rank among the top bespoke tailoring firms in the world, with the 100+ year client list reading like a Who’s Who of international society.  Despite its high profile, the firm takes on new clients with or without appointment between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from its Savile Row shop.

The process of creating bespoke suits and a custom wardrobe from Anderson & Sheppard begins with a discussion of your clothing needs; e.g., do you wish for a range of business suits, casual sports jackets and trousers, hunting apparel, sports clothes or formal occasions.  You will then go to a dressing room with your cutter, who will take a variety of measurements and offer you recommendations on the cut that would be most flattering to your body type.  Then, within three to four weeks, you will have your first fitting.  A second fitting follows an additional three weeks thereafter.

Once your master pattern is on file, as long as you retain the same body shape, you can simply call the shop and order new suits, sports coats, overcoats and other garments.  You tell them the fabric you would like in the construction and, like clockwork, your finished clothing will be ready in a matter of weeks.

How Much Does an Anderson & Sheppard Bespoke Suit Cost?

How Much Does an Anderson and Sheppard Bespoke Suit Cost?When you place your order with Anderson & Sheppard, a 50% deposit is required at the time of order.

An average price for a handmade bespoke two-piece suit is roughly £2,000 including the value added tax.  A three-piece bespoke suit is roughly £2,300 including value added tax.  (In United States dollars, this translates to $3,100 to $3,600, respectively, at current exchange rates, which fluctuate daily.) Read more »

Quintessentially One – The World’s Finest Floating Private Club

Posted in: Luxury Real Estate, Travel, Yachts and Ships- Aug 18, 2010 No Comments

Quintessentially One Yacht & Private Club

The super yachts of all super yachts, the Quintessentially One is the worlds preeminent luxury yacht with twelve three-level residential apartments and a boutique hotel set to sail the world’s seven seas in 2013.   Located on the top decks of the ship, each apartment has been decked out to the nines.  Buyers of these properties can choose from a distinguished list of designers when it comes time to styling the interior of their triplex.  Though the list is growing, designers like Ralph Lauren, Fox Linton, David Collins, and BE Collective have already signed on in support of the project.  The boutique hotel offers one and two bedroom luxury suites.  Continue reading to learn more about what makes Quintessentially One so unique. Read more »