There's nothing like picking up the latest and greatest toy for your tot and watching as he explores and enjoys playing with it for the first time. But what about a toy that costs hundreds or even thousands of dollars? Sometimes lil ones are just as happy banging on pots and pans as they are attempting to climb one of the most expensive stuffed animals. You'll never believe this collection of luxury items made just for toddlers that we've rounded up. Are they worth it? Leave a comment and share if you'd toss down the cash for one of these expensive toddler toys!
While we've explored the Caribbean in some detail this Summer, until now we've left out the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, may only be 100 miles long, but it's rich in tropical beauty and charming vacation spots. Today, we're taking a look at three luxurious spots we'd love to travel to. Keep reading to find a favorite!
Summer may be winding down for most of us, but hip-hop power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé are just getting started with a new, high profile vacation rental in the Hamptons, according to Zillow. Nicknamed the Sandcastle, the 31,000 square foot stunner includes fun-filled amenities like a two-lane bowling alley, virtual golf course, and a full bar and disco – just to name a few. Imagined by developer Joe Farrell, the fantastical estate was built in 2005 and placed on the market for a jaw-dropping $59.5 million. While the estate hasn't sold, it's housed a number of deep-pocketed renters since, with the last tenant paying a reported $500,000 for just two weeks. At a bargain price of $400,000 for the month of August, it looks like Jay-Z and Beyoncé snagged the ultimate playground for baby daughter Blue Ivy. Keep reading to tour this ultimate vacation rental and see how we think these over-the-top rooms will serve this musical family the best.
Source: Corcoran Realty
While most people probably aren't picking up Fifty Shades of Grey for the decorating tips, there are a lot of decor details to be found in the trilogy. So, for the decorating benefit of CasaSugar readers, we took copious notes on all of the rooms mentioned in Christian Grey's Escala penthouse in Seattle. Keep clicking for 50 ways to get the look of Christian Grey's Fifty Shades of Grey apartment in your house!
With the first day of Summer quickly approaching, the number of dads, grads, and groomsmen deserving a little luxury is increasing by the minute. Luckily, there's no shortage of high-end essentials on the market that men of every stripe will cherish for the rest of the season — and beyond. Herein, 20 great pieces that are sure to make an impression when it's time to give the perfect gift.
Don't sacrifice luxury for eco features when you're visiting Vienna — just book a stay at the newly opened Hotel Topazz. Located in the historic first district, Hotel Topazz features a unique facade and chic decor while also keeping its resource and energy use to a minimum through tactics including energy-efficient systems and appliances and green building materials.
The hotel's facade is reminiscent of one of the sculptural creations of Vienna Workshops founder and influential artist Koloman Moser, specifically a silver vase, studded with amber gems. The hotel's interiors are equally inspired, with each room's oval window fitted with a divan bed, the perfect window seat for peeking out at the historic district. The Viennese Modern Age is celebrated and revived throughout the hotel, with the salon in particular featuring this aesthetic. Keep reading to take a look at a few of the 31 rooms at the Hotel Topazz!
Rachel Zoe has outdone herself again. This time, the stylist is paying homage to five glorious decades of Hollywood glamour with her new window displays for the Tiffany & Co. flagship stores in NYC, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, and London. If you don't reside in one of these cities, have no fear! Click through to check out the five window displays that have us ooh-ing and aah-ing with nostalgia for old Hollywood.
Why on earth should you save for retirement? Read what OnSugar blog Beauty and the Budget has to say about saving for your golden years.
For a young woman in her mid twenties, saving for retirement can seem like a distant, abstract concept. Personally, I tend to save for short term rewards, like a summer vacation. But for those things that are far off — even further away than marriage and children — I avoid the subject and neglect the planning. When I look at other financial websites, my eyes usually fall upon some topic on retirement savings, but I never really look into it.
Somehow, the other day at work, I got to thinking about my retirement. I love working in fashion, but let's face it, this isn't the greatest industry if you want a high paying salary or benefits. Only those on the top of the fashion pyramid make lots of money. As for the rest of us, we just really have to love what we do. I used to think that every job came with some sort of retirement plan, and that you'd just automatically be taken care of by the last company you work for when you decide to retire. Unfortunately, that's not the way it works.
Read on for reasons to save for retirement.
High lipstick sales are associated with a bad economy, but apparently high luxury skin care sales may indicate financial recovery. Even though the US fiscal situation is far from sunny, CNN is calling 2010's eight percent increase in luxury skin care receipts "a clear sign of a recovery," and suggesting that recent runs on $320 and $500 face creams point to a larger economic trend.
I'll be a lot more heartened when there's a big jump in mid-range skin care purchases, since that would indicate to me that middle class women are comfortable with spending again. Until that happens, though, do you think your beauty spending is a good indicator of your economic stability?
The Piece: Charlotte Olympia Miranda Wedges
The Investment: $902
Why We Covet: You know that if you wear these, at least ten women, and probably a few men, are going to stop you on the street and ask you where you got these fabulous shoes. They're meant to be checked out. They're meant to get attention. They're meant to make you six feet tall because they have whopping 6-inch wedge heels, but you won't die of discomfort because of the 2.5-inch platform. Beyond that, we love that the leopard is trimmed in bright, sunny yellow and the little knot across the toes.
Check out other items from our Covet List!