Fine Spirits: Nothing says the holidays are here like booze. In keeping with the season's greetings, Remy Martin VSOP has introduced a holiday bottle, as good for getting as it for giving.
In keeping with the traditional hue of the holidays Fine Champagne Cognac and the best-selling VSOP Cognac in the United States has been celebrating in style since being introduced to the red hot Paris cabaret scene in 1927. A spirit that old has definitely seen some parties in its time and this year's red hot bottle celebrates the tradition of the season.
Inside the bottle, the amber-colored liquor is filled with notes of vanilla, violet, apricot, peach and licorice, creating a smooth taste and long finish, perfect for celebrating late nights and good times to come.
Bon Annee with the VSOP Hot Holiday bottle.
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- JustLuxe | Shine Food – Wed, Nov 24, 2010 9:53 PM EST
Fine Spirits: Nothing says the holidays are here like booze. In keeping with the season's greetings, Remy Martin VSOP has introduced a holiday bottle, as good for getting as it for giving.Read More »from Remy Martin VSOP Introduces Red Hot Holiday Bottle
Food & Spirits: The invitations are sent and the decorations are up, now all that's left is planning the perfect menu for your holiday party. This season, why not step it up a notch and impress your guests by throwing an Italian-inspired soirée, complete with homemade dishes, seasonal drinks, and delectable desserts. Whether you're hosting an intimate dinner or a full-scale production, De'Longhi promises to make this holiday season truly unforgettable by offering a wide range of luxury kitchen appliances.
For more than a century, De'Longhi has been leading the way in both design and innovation, proving to be the number one choice for today's discerning party planner. With its exceptional line-up of kitchen appliances, cooking a gourmet meal has never been easier. Here are some of our favorite recipes that are sure to leave your guests wanting more.
Appetizer - Holiday Artichoke DipThis year, impress your guests by serving a delicious homemade dip. De'Longhi's innovative 3-in-1 Read More »from The Perfect Italian Holiday Menu
- JustLuxe | Shine Food – Wed, Nov 24, 2010 9:46 PM EST
Food & Dining: As we approach the holidays, food plays a critical role in the overall excitement of the season. The Holidays are a time to eat , indulge, and visit with friends and family. A few of our acclaimed chefs from restaurants ranging from San Francisco to Napa, have shared with us a few of their favorite comfort food recipes. Perfect for this fall and winter. The first Recipe is from the Boon Fly Restaurant at The Carneros Inn in Napa.
Chicken & Waffles
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- 1- 3 Pound All Natural Chicken Cut into 10 pcs
- 2 Cups Franks Hot Sauce
- 1 Cup Buttermilk
- 1 TBL Onion Powder
- 1 TBL Garlic Powder
- 2 Cups AP Flour
- Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
Place chicken in a large bowl with hot sauce, buttermilk, onion and garlic powder and mix well to evenly coat chicken pieces. Place in a container and refrigerate for 24 hours to marinate.
Fashion & Style: Whether you're going home for the holidays or to a warm island, the new Juliette bag will help get you where you're going in style.Read More »from Dooney and Burke: Perfect Bag for Holiday Travel
Dooney & Bourke is debuting a new travel bag in their 1975 Signature Collection, perfect for brief holiday getaways. A stylish alternative to boring black, the Travel Juliette has all the great style that Dooney & Burke fans love and even has 30 matching accessory pieces including bags and wallets.
Perfect for overnight getaways, the classically styled bag is tailored to match any wardrobe, from beach maxi to winter coat. The Travel Juliette comes in a range of classic hues, helping it to fit in with existing wardrobe pieces.
The bag is $345, is available in 8 different colors, black, Bordeaux, brown, cobalt, plum, red and taupe and is available at www.dooney.com
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Food & Spirits: Gail Dosik was in the fashion industry for 20 years before she decided what she really wanted to do was bake. Luckily she did, because One Tough Cookie has become a favorite treat.
One Tough Cookie's are artistic custom-designed cookies that taste as good as they look. Gail ships her cookies all over the country from her New York base. If you're in the NYC area, Gail will even come to your home to teach you how to bake her cookies with a special three-hour class.
In addition to cookies, Gail also bakes cakes and cupcakes that are then decorated with cookies for a stunning (and tasty) display.
The cookies have become popular with everyone from families to food bloggers, and even celebrity Eddie Izzard is a fan.
Cookie creations have taken the form of everything from hair dryers for salon celebrations to diamond rings for engagement parties.
Check out Gail's creations at onetoughcookienyc.com and you can even order your own batch of beautiful cookies.
Fine Dining: These French cakes may be the tastiest gift idea for this of this holiday season. The Donsuemor line of premium-baked goods is putting smiles on faces nationwide. People are raving about the flavorful gourmet mini-desserts nationwide. This is a company that began in a residential kitchen in Berkeley, Cal., that has grown to an operation that today produces 15,000 madeleines per hour from its bakery in Alameda, Cal. While the organization has grown substantially from its humble beginnings, its recipe for success has remained intact from day one.Read More »from Donsuemor Madeleines: Gourmet Desserts on the Go
Granted there are similar tiny cakes aplenty on the market, these are special. Donesuemor's madeleines are free of preservatives and additives, contain no trans fats, and are certified kosher as well. These soft and moist little shell-shaped cakes, which are baked fresh and wrapped individually, are available in five variants: traditional, dipped traditional, lemon zest, chocolate and dipped chocolate.
While there are avowals of
- JustLuxe | Shine Food – Mon, Nov 8, 2010 11:26 PM EST
Food & Spirits: Greg La Follette, formerly the winemaker at such wineries as Flowers and BV, has launched his own label, cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.Read More »from Winemaker Greg La Follette Launches New Eponymous Wine Label
With an artistic temperament and a background in science, La Follette has moved on from creating some of the best small Pinot Noir labels at Flowers to launching his own label, La Follette, which showcases Greg's Pinot Noir passion and skills.
Best known for his special understanding of mouth feels and yeasts, La Follette has become known for exceptionally well-balanced Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Sonoma County.
La Follette's 2008 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a nod to white Burgundy, made with great care and intention. The result is a slightly green hue with delicate floral aromas that deepen into stronger, slightly fruity flavors when let to linger in the glass. The smooth, textured mouthfeel is a hallmark of La Follette.
While not everyone enjoys a Chardonnay, La Follette's 2008 Mendocino Ridge (an extremely limited
- JustLuxe | Shine Food – Mon, Nov 8, 2010 11:06 PM EST
Sparkling wine: Biltmore Estate Sparkling Collection: Perfect Mixer for Elegant Holiday Parties Bubbles make the holidays go down just a little smoother. The Biltmore Estate Sparkling Collection is the perfect way to way jazz up the holidays and put everybody in a festive mood.
The slightly floral and mild citrus flavors of the Blanc de Blancs Sparkling wine makes it an excellent base for festive sparkling cocktails and classic favorites like the Mimosa. Or enjoy the mild flavor and tiny bubbles as an accompaniment to soft cheese like brie.
For the holidays, try this recipe for Sparkling Punch, an elegant way to add some sparkle to a holiday party:
Sparkling Punch Ingredients:
- 1 Bottle of Biltmore sparkling Blanc de Blancs
- 2 Cups of Biltmore Pinot Grigio or your favorite Biltmore white wine
- 4 Cups of Lemon Lime Soda
- 1 Package of Sherbet
Read More »from ECC Life & Style: Bespoke Luxury Menswear
Fashion & Style: A well dressed man is hard to resist, especially when he is discerning enough to put the best threads on his chiseled physique. The Renaissance man is on the rise and making statements for all to hear (and see for that matter)!
Choosing from fashion's best clothing fleets require impeccable tastes and a keen eye for decadent trends. The bespoke mens' line of ECC Style provides just that. With each piece tailored to fit as couture architecture, materials such as resin and other eco-luxury fabrics are the order of the day! With comfort and exuberance as the top priority, these fabrics are sure to feel like silk to the skin.
Inspired by London's Savile Row, the designers offer custom hand stitched shirts and 7-fold Neckwear. The more formal suits and tuxedos showcase the Italian style MISURA fit, which includes the French Tipping touch.
Photofinishing, a feature unique to ECC like none other....will take your favorite pictures or images and place them inside blazers
- JustLuxe | Fashion – Wed, Aug 11, 2010 8:01 PM EDT
News & Trends: On September 28th Christie's in London will offer an incredible collection of vintage Louis Vuitton luggage during its Interiors: Style & Spirit sale. Over 20 original pieces from the famed French luxury goods house dating from the late 19th century to the 1940s will go on the block, including perfectly patinated suitcases, cabin trunks, small trunks, hat boxes and vanity cases. Each timelessly luxurious item tells a different story, with many still sporting vintage travel labels from trips with their original owners on steamships and to exotic locales, while others feature hand-painted monograms and colorful custom stripes.Read More »from Incredible Vintage Vuitton Collection at Christieâ€™s London
The latter are the original inspiration for the Mon Monogram personalization program recently re-introduced by Vuitton, harking back to the golden age of travel when aristocrats, sporting gentlemen and military officers would have their custom-made luggage emblazoned with their monogram, emblem, racing or regimental colors. With an inviting estimate