October 31, 2014

Luxury File

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Aquatic designs Does your home décor need Southwest Florida inspiration? From a crab-inspired box to a golden sea grass-themed caviar server, Jay Strongwater’s Grotto collection celebrates all things aquatic. The piece that is bound to attract attention, though, is a large scallop shell that glistens with tones of gold, coral and green. $5,300, Gattle’s Naples. (239) 262-4791 or (800) 344-4552.





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Mom on the goWho says a mom can’t be stylish, even when she’s toting diapers and milk bottles? This roomy Audrey Glow model of the Mia Bossi diaper bag is replete with all the features fashionable moms crave: supple leather, gold chrome hardware, a washable faux fur changing pad, snap straps and zip-in/zip-out lining. (An insert for a computer or brief case can be ordered.) The outer pockets are even lined with animal print on pony hair. $1,210, special order at Gigi’s Children’s Boutique at Mercato, Naples. (239) 254-0800.


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Red-y or notThis Gaudi-inspired sofa is meant for a design diva who loves to repose in bold color—hello, red—and curvy lines. (Yes, those are Swarovski crystals sparkling along the arm and curved foot.) The 24-carat, gold-plated paw brings the final touch of glitter. This sofa is most definitely not for the faint of heart. $18,935, Art Glass International at Miromar Design Center, Estero. (239) 682-3383.  


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All in the wrist Accessorize your work or play outfits with Hermès’ Collier de Chien and Mini Clous bracelets in rose, white and yellow gold. Wear one with jeans and a crisp white blouse or T-shirt for classic, understated elegance. Or cluster several on your wrist to add some shimmer to that little black cocktail dress. From $2,650 (Mini Clous in rose gold) to $6,050 (Collier de Chien PM in white gold), Hermès at Waterside Shops, Naples. (239) 592-9227.



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Of another ageGilded Age Greetings is reviving the art of illumination. Its opulent, hand-crafted cards echo an age when stationery was as refined and regal as those who commissioned the fine artwork. The cards come in vibrant shades of teal, wine and azure, among other hues. The Couture line is crafted on calf vellum with gilded 23-carat gold and stones. The Signature line is printed on archival paper embellished with gilded gold. Some are also studded with Swarovski crystal. $300 to $5,000, Gilded Age Greetings. (877) 950-9990 or www.gildedagegreetings.com.