You know the feeling. The almost awed satisfaction that comes with staying at a five-star hotel. It’s a blissful experience, enhanced by smooth sheets, fluffy towels and, of course, a plush robe.
Inspired by our stays at some of the most sought-after hotels and spas in the world, we designed the Resort Collection with one thing in mind. To recreate those incomparable experiences at home. Our lofty towels and sumptuous sheets do just that … rejuvenating your body and making everyday life luxurious. The only thing missing is the turndown service.
With bedding this comfortable, 8 hours of shut-eye transcends to 8 hours of luxury. Beautiful, breathable and amazingly soft, these 600 thread count luxury sheets are sateen woven of premium long-staple cotton using the proprietary MicroCotton process.
A fresh, fluffy towel is one of the perks of staying at a five-star hotel … but you can experience that same luxury at home with our Resort Towel. These generously sized, lavishly soft and exceptionally priced bath towels pamper your skin with 100% long-staple combed cotton and an ultraplush 700 gsm.
Deliciously plush underfoot, these luxurious Resort Bath Rugs feel as fluffy as a cloud as you step out of the shower. Plus they’re crafted of the same heavenly soft and substantial long-staple cotton as our Resort Towels.
Slip into our Resort Piped Spa Robe and you’ll understand how it’s possible to spend all day without getting dressed. Extraordinarily thick and plush (it’s a lofty 380 gsm), this cozy bathrobe is loomed of 100% long-staple Turkish cotton for the ideal everyday indulgence.
New Year’s Day is arguably the best day of the year for the Bloody Mary. Lauded as a restorative tonic, the beverage is the perfect antidote to a late night and a few too many cocktails. So if you’re planning a New Year’s Day brunch or open house, revive your guests with the Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar.
Make up several pitchers of tomato juice, varying the amount of spice to your taste. We like the way bartender Anne Vanderzee from the Spotted Pig in New York City dresses hers up … and makes it ahead of time. (See recipe below.)
Vodka is what makes this cocktail merry. Offer a selection of fine vodkas such as Tito’s, Effen, Ketel One, Stoli or Smirnoff No. 57.
As an option for non-vodka drinkers, a good-quality tequila or gin is just as tasty with the tomato juice.
Ice is a must. And the flavored ice cubes made by Food & Wine chef Craig Schoettler are sublime. As the colorful ice cubes melt in the cocktail, they slowly season the drink. See the recipes below. […]
This is a third in a series of guest posts from Marc Friedland, stationer to the stars.
In a day and age when your friends read about your every daily move on Facebook, the act of sending an annual holiday card may seem like a nostalgic ritual of a bygone era.
Paper lovers, don’t despair: we are seeing (in our Los Angeles atelier) that paper is BACK – not that we ever thought it went away! Now more than ever, especially after being digitally overloaded, people are seeking to reconnect in heartfelt ways – and holding a card in your hands, touched first by the sender and then by you, celebrates this human connection in a way that pixels simply cannot.
This year alone, some 1.6 billion holiday cards will be purchased. Surprisingly, it’s young adults – the millennial generation – who are embracing this annual tradition. With their family and friends dispersed far and wide, the holiday card seems like the most authentic way of connecting, often becoming part of the decor – earning a prized place on the mantel.
But after the holidays, what do you do with all the cards … the personal messages, the adorable pictures? After all, these represent the real fabric of our lives.
Our Treasures of the Season Keepsake Box is a simple, yet stunning solution to that dilemma. This beautifully crafted archival box is an elegant way to store all the cards you receive. Plus, it includes “The List,” a handy journal to help you keep track of names (kids’ names, too), addresses and personal details. The Keepsake Box makes a wonderful gift … for yourself or for those on your list who love paper and making memories as much as you do.
Enjoy the holidays!
Read more about how Marc works to “Usher in a New Era in Personal Communications.”
Imagine a gorgeous mansion, decked to the nines by the country’s leading interior designers … all for the benefit of a great cause.
That’s what interior designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner envisioned when she inaugurated the first Holiday House NYC in 2008. Seven years later, the glamorous designs continue to awe and inspire.
Selected to decorate the front entry, acclaimed interior designer Carleton Varney worked with Frontgate to transform the space in holiday style.
Even before visitors step inside, they’re welcomed with the holiday spirit. The door is flanked with Frontgate’s Park Avenue Spiral Topiary in a Tuscany Urn. Majestic 30″ Cordless Wreaths and LED Winter Bark Tree line the walk.
Inside, Varney chose a 7½ ft. Deluxe Fraser Fir Tree with an array of glittering ornaments and picks to fill the foyer with holiday cheer.
The Ainsworth Eglomise Bar Cabinet looks dynamite as a console table. It’s decorated with Antique Mercury Glass Candle Holders, Dream Candles, a Poseidon Beaded Placemat and Williamsburg Centerpiece.
Holiday House runs through Saturday, December 21 at The Academy Mansion, 2 East 63rd Street in New York City.