July 31, 2014

Luxury File

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Stylish Stowaway It’s not necessary to travel by Bugatti Veyron if you wish to carry Hermès’ Hector suitcase, but it might be deliciously appropriate. Named in honor of the legendary Italian automobile manufacturer and designer Ettore Bugatti, the Hector is available in a single or twins version. Constructed of Officier canvas with Evercalf calfskin, this spacious men’s suitcase is available in six colors as part of the new autumn/winter ’09 collection. $27,100, Hermès,
(239) 592-9227.

 

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What a Gem The creations of 37-year-old New York-based jewelry designer Nicholas Varney are elegant and unmistakable, combining rare gemstones and eclectic designs to craft unique, museum-quality pieces. As the private jeweler for Naples’ Marissa Collections, Varney and his international team may also be commissioned for custom work, perfect for jetsetters who have collected the occasional loose gem on their journeys. Baroque pearl cicada brooch, $58,000, Marissa Collections, (239) 263-4333.

 

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The Color Purple For fall, every closet needs a peppering of purple. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of the season’s must-have hue on Dolce & Gabbana’s Miss Charleston Flap. This fabric fascination dazzles with colors that range from vibrant fuchsia to deep plum, while the silver and gold tone jewelry-inspired chain and bead accents give the Miss Charleston an irresistibly modern-vintage sensibility. $2,595, Nordstrom,
(239) 325-6100.

 

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Burst of Light Bring Southwest Florida’s endless sunshine indoors with the Sole, a shimmering chandelier created by Giovanni Cenedese. The Murano glass artist established his own glassblowing furnace in the 1970s and has since exhibited his works across the globe, including the entry of the Venice Marco Polo Airport. The Sole’s radiant rays are available in three sizes and an array of colors, each commissioned upon request. $17,903, Murano Glass Creations, (239) 495-0045.

 

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Hit the Road If it’s time to make an addition to your automotive entourage, the 2010 Range Rover Sport is worth a look. Subtly redesigned to retain all the classic Range Rover appeal, it also offers a new supercharged 5.0-liter LR-V8 engine that produces 25 percent more power and 19 percent more torque, but without increasing fuel consumption. The interior features have undergone a stylish upgrade, too. Starting at $60,495 and premiering in October, Jaguar-Land Rover Naples, (239) 280-5101.

 

LIMITED EDITION There are more than 80 vineyard owners in Burgundy’s Clos Vougeot, but few as celebrated as Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur. A brother-and-sister team who are known as conscientious and skilled winemakers, their 2005 Clos Vougeot Musigni is a pinot noir that is earthy, intense—and from a very limited production. $225, Austin’s Wine Cellar, (239) 275-7200.

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