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Luxetips Style! Fun, Fresh Prints: 2015 Resort Collection by Barbara Gerwitt

Luxetips Style! Fun, Fresh Prints: 2015 Resort Collection by Barbara Gerwitt

Hello Divas!

You only have one life to live, live the life you want!

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Barbara Gerwit is a staple in Resort wear and her new 2014 Resort Collection is simply gorgeous.  

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The collection includes embroider tunics, tops and accessories. 

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Each piece is made with a light and airy fabric made with brightly colored cotton lawn, Silky Cotton, crush cotton, Cotton Lycra knit, and laundered linen – making it a wearable, trendy and comfortable.  Simply perfect for the beach!   

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I adore Resort wear.  It is the perfect clothing to transition from beach to the nightclub or lounge while on vacay.

Founder, Barbara Gerwit, founded the brand in 1976 with her husband, Ken, and went on to being one of America’s top brands in the resort industry.

The pieces range from $62-$180.

For additional information on Barbara Gerwit, please visit www.barbaragerwit.com.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/barbaragerwit

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Luxetips Automobiles! New Jaguar XE: Technology and Luxury

Luxetips Automobiles! New Jaguar XE: Technology and Luxury

 

Hello Divas!

God makes everything beautiful in its time.

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Jaguar recently revealed the Jaguar XE, its new luxury sports sedan.  It is gorgeous, has superb performance, and of course the technology package is insane! 

The rear-drive Jaguar XE redefines the concept of the sports sedan thanks to its advanced lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior, and outstanding ride and handling. The XE goes on sale in 2015, with the high-performance S model at the top of the range.

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The XE S is supercharged 3.0-litre V6. Generating 340PS and 450Nm of torque, this high-revving engine is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift controls, giving the driver immediate access to the vehicle’s incredible reserves of power. Accelerating to 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds, the XE S has an electronically-limited maximum speed of 155mph.

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Here are more stats! 

  • High-efficiency 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel: 75mpg, 99g/km CO2
     
  • Aluminium-intensive monocoque  – the first in the mid-size segment
     
  • Exhilarating performance, precise handling, supple ride
     
  • Dynamic design, classic rear-drive stance

The new Jaguar XE starting retail price is $34, 500.00 and will be available for sale in early 2015.

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Luxetips Travel! Saint Lucia’s Cap Maison Best Hotels in the World in the Travel + Leisure 2014

Luxetips Travel! Saint Lucia’s Cap Maison Best Hotels in the World in the Travel + Leisure 2014

Hello Divas!

Success is failure turned inside out! Words to live by.

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I have never been to Saint Lucia, but it is on my list as a “must see” destination.  Saint Lucia has gorgeous mountains, gorgeous crystal blue waters, and pristine secluded beaches.

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If you are planning a trip to Saint Lucia soon, then The Cap Maison is the luxury resort to consider.  Cap Maison debuted on Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards with an impressive ranking of #2 in the Caribbean. A member of Virtuoso and Preferred Boutique Hotels, and a Fodor’s 100 World’s Best Hotels 2014, Cap Maison is set on a dramatic four-acre cliff just north of popular Rodney Bay and features 49 artfully appointed suites and guest rooms. Cliff at Cap, the resort’s signature restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views of the Caribbean, holds the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.

 

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 And right now Cap Maison’s has a new all-inclusive option, Club Maison .  Club Maison is designed to ensure that a stay at Cap Maison is a true vacation, with everything included in a single rate that covers meals and beverages. Any room category can be upgraded to Club Maison for $515 per day based on two guests, and includes

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch at either Cliff at Cap Restaurant or The Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill
  • Dinner from the Simply Maison menu at the Cliff at Cap Restaurant (certain fine dining items may incur a small supplement) 
  • Unlimited house wines and spirits by the glass, beers, local rums, soft drinks

I so need to get here!  And $515 per day for two people is a steal! Especially for all that you are getting with the package.

The resort features a serene 2,000 square foot spa and a private 46-foot luxury yacht, Cap Maison 1.For bookings and more information, guests may call Reservations toll free at 1-888-765-4985 or send an email to reservations@capmaison.com, or visit the website at www.capmaison.com.

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Luxetips Automobiles! Lincoln MKC Boutique Tour Comes to Atlanta

Luxetips Automobiles! Lincoln MKC Boutique Tour Comes to Atlanta

Hello Divas!

Dream the biggest dream you can think of and then go for it!

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The new Lincoln MKC has finally hit the market and The Lincoln Motor Company introduced the MKC, Lincoln’s first small luxury utility vehicle, in a big way.

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The Lincoln Motor Company engaged media and influencers for a day of fashion and luxury on the Lincoln MKC Boutique Tour.  This tour featured driving in the luxury MKC around Atlanta, amazing fashion, and wonderful eats.  More importantly, we learned how fashion influenced the interior design of the Lincoln MKC.  Fab!

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Our day started with lunch at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Atlanta.  Delish. 

Our first stop was Emly Benham boutique in Vinings, a ritzy suburb of Atlanta. This boutique is small, quaint and luxurious.  The store’s origins are in Jacksonville, Fl, but now they have a location in Atlanta.  This store is so fab.  I snagged a pair of lovely earrings courtesy of Emily Benham and Lincoln. Swoon! 

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We then ventured to one of my favorite boutiques, Bill Hallman, located in Virginia Highlands. 

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Bill Hallman doing a hat fitting.

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All fashionistas know that Bill Hallman is an Atlanta staple.  Love!  Bill Hallman creates his own designs and also buys some fashions out of L.A.  His designs are unique made of great material and are of good quality. We learned that Bill Hallman is a family business and everyone is involved. Nice.

 

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Lincoln color and material designer for the Lincoln MKC, Jenny Kubinec, discussing how she found inspiration in the design and craftsmanship of luxury handbags when designing the interior of the Lincoln MKC.

This connection can be seen with the vehicle’s available Bridge of Weir® Deepsoft leather and the tailored stitching that gives fit and comfort to the inner door panels and seat coverings. 

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We ended our night at the famous Kevin Rathbun restaurant in Inman Park.  Kevin Rathbun has been on Iron Chef, but more importantly, he has one of the absolute restaurants in Atlanta. Orgasmic!1K9B8136-S

Lorraine Alston, Lincoln Operations Manager, discussing the Lincoln MKC. She is a fellow FAMU grad from the School of Business and Industry. I love my FAMU folks! #FAMUAllstars

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Priced from just $33,995 – the lowest entry price in the segment – the Lincoln MKC offers customers the ultimate no-compromise small premium utility vehicle. With  a powerful, fuel-efficient all-EcoBoost® engine lineup, complemented by an array of premium amenities and technologies that prioritize comfort and convenience, MKC targets a growing audience of luxury consumers who want a vehicle that meets their unique needs. 

I drove the Lincoln MKC on the boutique crawl and the engine definitely has some pick up and go.  The ride was smooth but powerful.  Also the ride was super quiet.  I barely heard any outside noise.  That is priceless in Atlanta.  Lincoln’s The SYNC® with MyLincoln Touch™ driver connectivity system, which includes navigation, allowed me to seamlessly get to one destination to the next with no issues.  This system also enables control of phone, entertainment, and climate by means of voice-activated commands or simple touch controls on an 8-inch screen. 

Of course the vehicle is luxurious.  The exclusive Bridge of Weir® Deepsoft leather-trimmed seats were like “butta.”  Deepsoft leather is a non-embossed, chromium-free leather that undergoes a 16-hour softening process to give it a supple, natural feel. 

Check out more pictures! 

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Jenny Kubinec, Lincoln MKC color and interior material designer with the Lincoln MKC.  Her outfit was to die for. That jacket. *Faints*

 

 

 

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Good times!

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Luxetips Beauty! Smashbox Cosmetics Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Luxetips Beauty! Smashbox Cosmetics Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hello Divas!

For the happy heart, life is a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15.

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It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and brands have created special beauty products and initiatives to raise money for this worthy cause.  Remember early detection is key.  Breast self-exams and yearly mammograms (if you are over 40) are vital in the fight against breast cancer.

Smashbox Cosmetics, one of my favorite beauty brands, has a special limited-edition shade of its Be Legendary Lip Gloss inspired by the iconic pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon created to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The name of the shade is Promise and it is gorgeous!

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Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lip Gloss is never sticky, has amazing shine, and vibrant color. 

More importantly, Smasbox Cosmetics will donate $5 from the purchase of every Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime through funding research worldwide.

The Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise retails for $20 and you can purchase it online here or at any Sephora.

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Luxetips Style! Fedora Obsession

Luxetips Style! Fedora Obsession

Hello Divas!

Choose to be happy.

I love hats, but if I am being honest, I have a big head. LOL!  It is always hard for me to find the right hat to fit my head.  But it finally dawned on me that maybe I should try the men’s section to find hats that will fit….it was a light bulb moment.  Now I have access to tons of hats!

One style of hat I adore but can never seem to find the right fit is the fedora.  I saw the cutest fedora this weekend and I think I need one to add to my fall wardrobe.  

Fedora are classic, timeless, and chic.  My style.  I need one in my life.

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Luxetips Events! Diner En Blanc Comes to Atlanta!

Luxetips Events! Diner En Blanc Comes to Atlanta!

Hello Divas!

The world famous Diner En Blanc is coming to Atlanta.  Whoohoo!

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If you don’t know Diner en Blanc is the world’s largest dinner party.  It is a storied Paris tradition, which attracts more than 15,000 people every year, Diner en Blanc is the world’s first viral event and the must-attend epicurean phenomenon for food lovers around the world. 

Diner en Blanc, is taking place for the first time in Atlanta Thursday, October 16th coinciding with the introduction of the event’s official champagne, Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial, to the Atlanta market. 

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 Part pop-up feast, part mystery tour, this très chic picnic dinner will take over a landmark Atlanta space, only revealing the location at the last minute, for a night of gastronomic delights, live music, dancing, and a ceremonial waving of the napkins by more than a thousand guests. 
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Moet & Chandon is excited to take part in this legendary culinary event to celebrate the first time Diner en Blanc comes to Atlanta as well as the arrival of its Ice Imperial Champagne in the Atlanta market. Dressed for the occasion in striking white bottles to complement the evening’s mandatory all-white dress code, Moët Ice Impérial is the world’s first-ever champagne created specifically to be enjoyed over ice and will be the official champagne of Dîner en Blanc in Atlanta.
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Registration to the general public opens Friday, October 3rd and those interested in joining Dîner en Blanc’s guests in Atlanta are encouraged to sign up quickly to the waiting-list by accessing the website atlanta.dinerenblanc.info/ register as space is limited.  Tickets are $50.
 
These tickets will go fast, so grab them now! 
Luxetips Events! The Global Party at STK Atlanta Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Luxetips Events! The Global Party at STK Atlanta Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hello Divas!

Do not be paralyzed by fear.  

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STK has partnered with The Global Party, a worldwide organization that raises funds to subsidize millions of charities to kick of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In honor of this partnership, STK hosted a one-night-only affair in each of its locations across the globe to raise funds that will benefit breast cancer research organizations.

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Guests of STK Atlanta were treated to a night of donating, dining and drinking from the “drink pink” bar featuring the signature Strawberry Cobbler composed of premium vodka, freshly muddled strawberries and finished with a graham cracker crust. Executive chef Mark Alba served up a sampling of STK signature favorites like the lil BRGRs and tuna tartare along with new seasonal menu items and specialty bites of crisp fried chicken topped with hot sauce, pickled celery and bleu cheese espuma. The evening also kicked off a monthlong initiative where 100% of proceeds from Strawberry Cobbler cocktail sales at all STK locations across the globe throughout the month of October will be donated to breast cancer research. Fabulous!

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The party was so much fun!  I loved the pink drinks and the food was amazing!  Plus I am always a down for a party for a cause. LOL! Check out the pics!

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STK is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets. Complimentary valet parking is available on 12th Street. Visit www.stkhouse.com for more information and stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/STKATL, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/STKAtlanta and via Instagram at @eatstk.  

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Luxetips Automobiles! New Ford Fiesta 1.0 Liter EcoBoost: Small But Mighty!

Luxetips Automobiles! New Ford Fiesta 1.0 Liter EcoBoost: Small But Mighty!

Hello Divas!

When negative thoughts or things occur always find the bright side.  There is always a silver lining to every situation.

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The Ford Fiesta is one of Ford’s best selling small compact vehicles and for good reason.  The award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, is the most fuel-efficient, non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car on the market.  It has an EPA-estimated rating of a whopping 45 mpg on the highway. Wowza!

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Recently, I had an opportunity to drive this vehicle and pre-view it up close and personal.  Ford gave a select group of Atlanta media a ride and drive experience that was memorable.  We were able to drive the vehicles on the highway to the Atlanta Zoo.  There we had a presentation about the Ford sponsored Gorilla African Forest exhibit.  This exhibits houses the world-renowed African Gorillas and is one of the leading African Gorilla exhibits in the world. Nice!

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We were able to watch a feeding by Atlanta Zoo gorilla experts.  We also met the newest additions to the gorilla exhibit, the cute little babies.  So much fun!

Check out the pictures!

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We checked out the Lions too! A whole family!

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The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine Ford Fiesta starts at $13,865.00 and comes in a range of colors. 

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Luxetips Beauty! New Kérastase Discipline Giveaway

Luxetips Beauty! New Kérastase Discipline Giveaway

Hello Divas!

Love is stronger than pride. 

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I love Kérastase Paris and they have introduced a new product line called Discipline
 
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Discipline is a new secret weapon to tame frizzy hair for 72 hours and make blow drying 33% faster and easier. With 8 years of research to perfect the formula, Discipline is the ideal regimen for women that want anti-frizz protection and more manageable hair. The at-home collection includes Bain Fluidealiste (for normal hair), Bain Fluidealiste Sulfate-Free (for chemically-treated hair), Fondant Fluidealiste, Maskeratine and Discipline’s star product Spray Fluidissime, a lightweight serum that instantly eases blow-drying.
 
And good new Divas, Kérastase Paris is offering 3 lucky Luxetips readers, an entire set of their new Discipline line.   The set is valued $185.00.
 
To enter simply leave a comment on this post! A winner will be announced this Friday, October 3.  
 
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