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Luxetips Travel! New Enchante Luxury Boutique Hotel: Silicon Valley,CA

Luxetips Travel! New Enchante Luxury Boutique Hotel: Silicon Valley,CA

Hello Divas!

Sometimes doors are slammed to make way for bigger and better opportunities. Always have faith!

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Silicon Valley, CA has a new ultra luxury hotel and it is simply fabulous!

The new Enchante Boutique Hotel is a French inspired, locally-owned boutique hotel featuring the elegance and charm of an European Inn.

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Featuring 19 rooms, each with unique interior designs expressive of French culture, highlighting French artwork and antiques, Enchanté offers a cozy retreat and an alternative to chain hotels for the growing number of travelers coming to the Silicon Valley region.

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Take a look:

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This hotel is French and fabulous.  For reservations, click this link.  Rates start at $250 per night, which is AMAZING considering how luxurious the accommodations are.

Toodles!

 

Luxetips Beauty! Henri Bendel Suite 712 Eau De Parfum

Luxetips Beauty! Henri Bendel Suite 712 Eau De Parfum

Hello Divas!

I am back from a short hiatus.  Me and the luxe kiddies have been on Spring Break and we had a ball.

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One of my favorite New York department stores is Henri Bendel.  When I lived in New York, a good friend’s sister worked with Henri Bendel’s corporate office and she introduced me to the store.  It is truly a unique department store.  You will find items at Henri Bendel that you will not find anywhere else.  Plus the New York store is so luxe!

Henri Bendel just launched Suite 712 Eau de Parfum.  This is the second scent launched by Henri Bendel since the launch of their first signature scent, Un Peu d’Elle, in 1905.  Henri Bendel’s has the distinction of being one of the first American luxury designers to launch a signature scent. 

Via Henri Benel,

Suite 712 embodies New York’s sophisticated influence and understated extravagance.  

What a perfect description of New York!  The notes of the scent are as follows:

Top notes: Italian Bergamot, Sparking Mandarin Blossom, Quince

Mid:  Blue Freesia, Iris, Hedione

Dry:  Suede, White Sandalwood, Cashmere Musk.

Suite 712 eau de parfum retails for $98 for a 3.4 fl oz bottle and it will be available in-store and online at www.henribendel.com on May 1, 2015.

I love parfum and can’t wait to try this one!

Toodles!

Luxetips Travel! Starwood Preferred Guests Launches 2015 Music Program

Luxetips Travel! Starwood Preferred Guests Launches 2015 Music Program

Hello Divas!

Today and I am thankful for God’s Grace.

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This week Starwood Hotels announced their Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG) 2015 Music Program in partnership with AEG and Trevanna Entertainment.

This program gives SPG members access to once-in-a-lifetime music events.  

Starting June 26th at the Aloft/Element in Miami, Starwood Preferred Guests can redeem their SPG points at spg.com/moments and enjoy intimate in-hotel performances from Nate Ruess, John Legend, Bastille, Jamie Cullum and more.  

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Starwood is also offering SPG members a chance to win music prizes through a one-of-kind sweepstakes including all-expense paid trip for two to one of the five in-hotel Hear the Music, See the World performances around the world, a SPG Luxury Suite takeover or 50,000 Starpoints towards their next unforgettable SPG Moments experience. Beginning today through May 22, 2015, any SPG member who registers for the sweepstakes and books a two-night stay at any Starwood property through the SPG app will be entered to win.

Members can earn additional entries by sharing a photo on Twitter or Instagram from their favorite SPG Moments experience or hotel stay and tagging #spglife in their post.  Members can register for the sweepstakes at spg.com/hearthemusic.

The SPG 2015 Music Program also offers more incredible opportunities for SPG members to enjoy the hottest music events in the world.

Via Starwood, 

SPG members can enjoy access to the world’s most exciting and sold out music festivals such as Coachella and British Summertime. Additionally, members will now have the chance to view some of their favorite concerts in SPG’s Luxury Suites at some of the best venues in the world, including STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena and London’s The O2.

Wowza!  What a way to reward customer loyalty!  Love it!

Be sure to visit, www.spgmoments.com, to for a listing of performances and events near you.

Toodles!

 

Luxetips Automobiles! Honda Odyssey Touring Elite: Not Your Mom’s MiniVan

Luxetips Automobiles! Honda Odyssey Touring Elite: Not Your Mom’s MiniVan

Hello Divas!

Today I am thankful for love.  Because without love, how would we ever tolerate the disappoints and lows of life.    

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Recently the luxe kiddies and I had the opportunity to test the new 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite minivan.  

The Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is the perfect vehicle to test with luxe kids, because it is a kid’s dream vehicle.  After having the vehicle for a week, the luxe kids have been begging me to buy one.  This has been their favorite vehicle thus far.  

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The Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is the perfect vehicle for a large family.  It easily seats seats 8 people and everyone will have ample room and space.  I particularly loved the leg room in the 2nd and 3rd rows.  Most large capacity vehicles will only have enough leg room for a small child in the 3rd row.  The Honday Odyssey Touring Elite has enough leg room for teenagers and adults in all rows.  

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And even after all of the passenger room, there is still enough cargo room to store luggage and other large items. As an added bonus, the new 2015 Honday Odyssey Touring Elite minivan comes with its very own HondaVAC®  Score! So when the luxe kids are spilling food and snacks, you can simply whip out your vacuum for a quick clean-up. Love it!

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Premium leather seats come standard and while driving the vehicle I very comfortable in those lush leather seats. 

Entertainment and technical features

The entertainment and tech features of the Odyssey Elite Touring minivan are insane! 

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My kids loved the Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with HDMI® Technology and High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Screen.  The entertainment system also comes with headphones.  As soon as my kids got in the car, they would put their seats back, put on the headphones and watch a movie.  When they had their headphones on, I could still listen to my iTunes catalog or the radio with no interruptions.  We were all happy!  The Honda Entertainment system is also compatible with most electronic devices so movies and games downloaded on tablets and gaming systems can be enjoyed by the entire family. 

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The vehicle also comes with a host of other technical features that makes the drive easy and worry-free for drivers:

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  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and FM Traffic 
  • i-MID with 8-Inch High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Screen, Customizable Feature Settings and Interface Dial
  • Blind Spot Information System (BSI) 
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®  
  • SMS Text Message Function  

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The Honda Odyssey Touring Elite minivan is a bit more fancier and sleek than most minivans.  It has an aerodynamic design, double moon roof, power sliding doors, power tailgate, rear roofline spoiler with integrated brake light and taillights with Integrated LED Light Bars.

Safety

Safety is always important when carrying precious cargo.  The Honda Odyssey Touring Elite comes fully-equipped with the best safety features.  I particularly loved the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines.  This feature allowed me to see any moving objects or people behind the vehicle from many angles.  I could see approaching objects form the left and right.  The vehicle also has Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning.  These features are superb in Atlanta traffic.  When a vehicle was making a sudden stop in front of me, the car would warm me immediately with a light and a beep. Priceless. 

Other safety features include:

  • Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) 
  • SmartVent® Front Side Airbags 
  • Three-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Active Head Restraints
  • 3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions 
  • Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System

The 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is the perfect vehicle for large families and road trips.  All passengers will be fully relaxed (not cramped) and entertained for hundreds of miles.  I would love to take this vehicle on my next family road trip.  

The 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite starts at $44,000.

Toodles!

 

Luxetips Style! Always For Me Plus-Size Swimsuits! Sexy and Fun

Luxetips Style! Always For Me Plus-Size Swimsuits! Sexy and Fun

Hello Divas!

Today and I am thankful for beautiful weather.  Beautiful weather lifts my spirits and just makes me happy! 

As we all know, women come in all shapes and sizes and most of us are not a size 4.  

The fashion industry is slowing recognizing this fact and are offering more flattering and stylish fashion options for plus-size women.  One area the fashion world has stepped up to the plate is with swimwear.

Enter Always For Me plus-sized swimwear.  Always For Me specializes in fashionable and flattering plus size swimwear and cover-ups to help women feel confident in their own skin.

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These swimsuits are simply adorable.  I have many plus-sized women in my family and I know they would simply looove these swimsuits!

The swimsuits and cover-ups range in price from $39-$89. Very affordable.

Toodles!

Luxetips Travel! The Parker Hotel Palm Springs x Hawaiian Tropic x Coachella

Luxetips Travel! The Parker Hotel Palm Springs x Hawaiian Tropic x Coachella

Hello Divas!

Today I am thankful for rest.  Next week I finally get a chance to rest and I am thankful.  My life has been hectic and I need this break.

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First I want to say if you are going to Coachella, I am so jelly.   😎

I have been trying to go to Coachella for the past three years with my bestie, but I am not giving up.  I will attend Coachella one day.  I am determined and it will happen. LOL!

But if you are going to Coachella, stop by the Parker Hotel Palm Springs for some fashion fun! 

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Join Hawaiian Tropic at the first ever Coachella Fashion Experience where Nanette Lepore, Plenty by Tracy Reese, WHiT and Siwy Denim will showcase their Spring and Summer 2015 collections at The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs.  

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Hawaiian Tropic sun care will be keeping attendees protected and pampered throughout the three-day event, with the new, high-performance Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport sunscreen as well as massages and yoga classes courtesy of exhale.  

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WHERE: The Parker Palm Springs

WHEN: April 10th– 11th, 12pm – 6pm

April 12th, 12pm – 3pm 

Yoga Classes available April 10th/11th at 12:30, 2pm and 4pm; April 12th at 1pm.  Massages by appointment. 

All of you Coachella Divas enjoy!  Next year, I will be there. Bet!

Toodles!

Luxetips Automobiles! Lexus Reveals 2016 Lexus RX At NYIAS

Luxetips Automobiles! Lexus Reveals 2016 Lexus RX At NYIAS

Hello Divas!

Today I am thankful for my Faith.  When I walk in Faith, amazing things happen!

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Yesterday, Lexus revealed the new 2016 Lexus RX luxury SUV at the New York International Auto Show.

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The new RX has some pretty cool improved features.  They include:

  • Bolder Design Language for Best-Selling Luxury SUV
  • F SPORT Available for AWD Models
  • Lexus Safety System+ Integrates Active Safety Technology Into One High-Value Package
  • Available Adaptive Variable Suspension For Optimal Handling and Ride

Check it out!

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Lexus boasts the the RX is the best-selling model in the brand’s 26-year history—with global sales of more than 2.1 million units—the RX represents three out of ten vehicles ever sold by Lexus.   

Okay, I am going gaga over the plush red interior and it clearly has more space than previous models.  Love it!

Availability and pricing of the new 2016 Lexus RX will come soon, so stay tuned.

Toodles!

Luxetips Beauty! Exclusive Nordstrom X MAC Palette

Luxetips Beauty! Exclusive Nordstrom X MAC Palette

Hello Divas!

Today I am thankful for my beautiful children.  They keep me motivated, determined, fun and full of unconditional love.

Nordstrom Beauty just introduced the exclusive MAC Nordstrom Naturals Palette.  This palette contains a collection of Nordstrom’s 15 best-selling MAC shades – a variety of matte and shimmer long-wearing and highly-pigmented eye shadows. 

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The MAC ‘Nordstrom Naturals Palette retails for $85 ($160 value) and is available for purchase at Nordstrom locations and at www.Nordstrom.com.
 
This palette is a must Divas!  You will be Summer ready.

Toodles!

Luxetips Travel! SENZA Hotel Napa Valley “Relax & We’ll Pay Your Tax” Package

Luxetips Travel! SENZA Hotel Napa Valley “Relax & We’ll Pay Your Tax” Package

Hello Divas!

Today I am thankful for good parents.   They were not perfect.  But because of my parents, I have standards and that is a good thing.

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Tax season is here and to make your “tax burden” a little easier, SENZA hotel, a luxury property in the heart of Napa Valley, is offering a FANTASTIC “Relax & We’ll Pay Your Tax” package.  Love it!

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With this package, SENZA will pay your room tax, a 14% discount! Wowza!  The package also includes a complimentary bottle of Napa Valley wine upon arrival in the guests room, daily breakfast catered by Yountville hot-spot Bouchon and evening wine hour. SENZA also offers free wifi and free parking. 

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Ummmm I so want to go there.  This package is beyond insane and a great value.  Divas it is a must book!

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About SENZA, 

SENZA caters the sophisticated traveler offering luxury in a relaxed atmosphere enabling a one of a kind wine country experience. With 41-modern guest rooms and suites, an outdoor pool with cabanas paired with spectacular vineyard views, guests are offered a variety of amenities including luxurious spa services such as massages, and facials.

Napa couple Craig and Kathryn Hall purchased this property in 2006, formerly known as La Residence, which rebranded as SENZA this past fall. Kathryn has had a prominent career as a vintner and businesswoman over the past 3 decades but is most known as a public figure as our former United States Ambassador to Austria during the Clinton Administration. The Hall’s aim to share the essence of the Napa Valley, bringing together food, wine, and art together, in a beautiful country setting through SENZA.

When booking be sure to mention the “Relax & We’ll Pay Your Tax” package.

Toodles!

Luxetips Events! 12TH Annual Oyster Crawfish Festival

Luxetips Events! 12TH Annual Oyster Crawfish Festival

Hello Divas!

Today I am thankful for a sound mind.  A sound mind is so precious.  The human psyche can be so delicate and fragile.  It is a blessing to be mentally healthy.

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Spring is here and the festival season has begun!  It is time for Park Tavern’s Annual Oyster Crawfish Festival.  This festival is an Atlanta staple and draws thousands of guests to Park Tavern’s Piedmont Park location.  Guests will enjoy live music, cocktails, cold brews and all the fresh crawfish, oysters and shrimp you can eat! Whoohoo!

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This is a super fabulous event and you can take the entire family.  The festival begins at 2 p.m. Ages 21 and under are allowed to attend the event when accompanied by a parent. Children 12 and under will not be charged admission. General admission and VIP tickets are available starting at $15 at www.parktavern.com and www.parktavern.xorbia.com/OCfest VIP admission grants guests access to an exclusive entrance, a private bar with complimentary drink service, special seating with leather pub tables and couches behind the stage, private restrooms, and a meet-and-greet with Cowboy Mouth.

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The address for Park Tavern is below:

 Park Tavern
 500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Toodles!