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Adelina Wong Ettelson

DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCES /
Marketing at Mandarin Oriental Group

She puts her own spin on classic chic—and polished, it goes without saying—holding true to her old-school values with a modern sensibility. Think Lanvin and not a twin set and pearls. And while this by-the-book perfectionist loves getting all dolled up for events and charity galas, she most likely had a hand in organizing them. She's mad for art and home décor and, despite her packed schedule, always make time for a game of tennis. And to cap it off?  Strolls with her children in Central Park.

Adelina Wong Ettelson supports: Save Venice, which protects the cultural patrimony of the city by raising funds to restore its monuments and works of art—while educating on the importance of preservation.

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    Fred Leighton—Diamond Earrings

    $155,000

    Fred Leighton is renowned for his extraordinary collection of vintage and estate…

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    Anya Hindmarch—Bespoke Dunstone

    $649

    London-based Anya Hindmarch is a girl's girl and women love her designs, like th…

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    Quintessentially—Lifetime Dedicated Membership

    $5,000

    The world's leading members-only concierge club, Quintessentially offers many se…

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    Mandarin Oriental Hotel—Paris, France

    $875

    What better place to reconnect than the City of Love? Situated at the top of the…

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    Will Cotton—Portraits of My Kids and I

    Inquire for price

     New York—based artist Will Cotton is known for his landscapes composed of…

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    iPod Touch 5—Loaded with Songs

    Price starts at $199

    Upload all of her favorite songs as well as a playlist of up-and-coming artists…

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    Chanel—Boyswatch

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    Sidney Garber—Drop Diamond Earrings

    $11, 800

    Sidney Garber—a go-to-jeweler for the Chicago elite—has been recently revived by…

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    Chaumet—Diamond Headband

    $36,447

    With Chaumet—a place Vendôme jeweler renowned for its tiaras—diamonds are a girl…

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    Dior—Mini D Watch

    $4,850

    This new version of the Mini D is effortlessly chic and playfull. She will wear…

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    Marc Deloche—Tie and Die Earrings

    $750

    Being first an architect, Marc Deloche is a relatively new comer on the jewelry…

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    Qumi Projector

    $485

    Small and lightweight, this projector is high-tech chic and will impress childre…

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    Illesteva—Handmade Umbrella

    $250

    Brooklyn-based Illesteva has a discreet cult following. No one will have a refin…

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    Hermès—"Verrou" Clutch

    $10,350

    Hermès never disappoints and this rare clutch—and its simple yet sophisticated c…

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    Montblanc—White Meisterstück

    $1,150

    This limited edition of the classic Meisterstück in white is striking. In an era…

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    Maison Takuya—Python iPad Mini Case

    $221

    High tech meets centuries old handstitched craftsmanship. And she will be impres…

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    La Colombe d'Or—Saint Paul de Vence

    Price starts at $328

    From Picasso to the Burton-Taylors, everyone has stayed in what can be called th…

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    Villa Dubrovnik—Dubrovnik,Crotia

    Price starts at $625


    This hotel, perfectly positioned on a Croatian cliff, boasts views of the…

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    Casa San Agustin—Carthagena

    Price starts at $350

    The exquisite Casa San Agustín echoes Cartagena’s fresh contemporary style and c…

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    Novel Quest—Ciclotte

    $9,650

    An object of design, a home accessory and, most importantly, a stationary b…

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    Farrow & Ball—At Home Consultancy Service

    $200

    Book a trained color consultant who will visit her to discuss her favorite color…

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    Reed Krakoff—Women in Art

    $95

    Photographed by Reed Krakoff—an avid art collector, Women in Art: Figures of Inf…

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    Valextra—Madison Bag

    $3,400

    Valextra is the ultimate chic—pure lines, sophistication and discretion. She wil…

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    Bottega Veneta—Intrecciato Trolley and Bag

    Price starts at $4,900

    A perfect example of great craftmanship, the Intrecciato collection is upda…

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    Monique Péan—Grey Jade Earrings

    $22,510

    There are two reasons to buy Monique Péan jewelry beside her obvious talent: eac…

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    Dhara Dhevi Hotel—Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Price starts at $684

    This hotel looks like it has been there forever—every piece of furniture is muse…

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    Taffin—Pearl & Lacquer Ring

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    Taffin’s designer James de Givenchy offers a unique combination of elegance and…

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    Singita Sabora—Serengeti, Tanzania

    Price starts at $995

    Enjoy all the usual thrills of a safari within an intimate camp of nine tents, a…

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ALL-AMERICAN Beauty

Amanda Hearst

SPECIAL PROJECTS / Town & Country

She has the Old Guard pedigree, the passion for philanthropy and is no stranger to extensive world travel (and foreign languages to boot). Yet she's a fresh-faced, down-to-earth and laid-back gal who's somewhat of a homebody—and loves her yoga. Her fashion sense matches her discreet personality—read: understated chic—with a focus on eco-friendly and sustainable labels.

Amanda Hearst supports: Friends of Finn, a committee she founded—made up of the next generation leaders dedicated to working with The Humane Society of the United States to stop the inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills.

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    Ileana Makri—Snake Ring

    $1,784

    Ileana Makri's "Snake" collection has become her signature, and this 18kt rose g…

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    John Hardy—Bamboo Hoops

    $1,500

    John Hardy is renowned for its handmade jewelry and commitment to Sustainable Lu…

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    Monique Péan—Opal Marquis & Diamond Bracelet

    $2,230

    There are at least two reasons to buy Monique Péan jewelry: each stone is one-of…

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    Freedom of Animals—Bucket Bag

    $180

    Faux meets fabulous with this classic vegan leather bucket bag , perfect for the…

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    Grey Area—@earlboykins Yoga Mat

    $90

    For its new collection, Grey Area commissioned seven artists to produce a unique…

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    Suno—Pajamas

    $175

    Suno, produced predominantly in Kenya, features bold, eye catching prints with A…

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    Maiyet—Henley Clutch

    $1,150

    Maiyet has made a remarkable entrance in the luxury world—using old techniques a…

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    Melissa Joy Manning—Studs

    $275

    Melissa Joy Manning creates a collection of unusual, modern designs that transce…

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    Stella McCartney—iPhone 5 Sleeve

    $325

    Both the fashion set and animal lovers are in awe of Stella McCartney for her de…

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    Villa La Massa—Florence, Tuscany

    Price starts at $792

    Villa La Massa is the lesser-known sister hotel of the famed Villa d' Este. With…

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    Kurà Hotel—Uvita, Costa Rica

    Price starts at $520

    Kurà hotel in Uvita has the perfect hotel pedigree: a husband-and-wife architect…

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    Greyfield Inn—Cumber Island, Georgia

    Price starts at $525

    Built in 1900 and still run by the descendants of the Carnegie family , the Inn…

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    Robynne Raye—1000 Dogs Portraits

    $19

    Artist and designer Robynne Raye curates this collection that is a study guide o…

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    DoDo—Starfish Charm

    $205

    With over 80 styles to choose from—each comes with a different romantic and witt…

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    Vans X ASPCA—Cats Print Sneakers

    $54.95

    Support a great cause: Exclusive Vans and American Society for the Prevention of…

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    Jack Russell Malletier—Customized Pet Bag

    $773

    In leather and available in more than forty different colors, this bag is THE ba…

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    Precious Tales—Custom Dog Medal

    Inquire for price

    Give a picture of her favorite pet and Precious Tales will translate it in a bla…

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    Electric Smart Car

    $13,270

    A combined range of 107 MPGe, all via the juice from your household electrical s…

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    Singita Sasakwa Lodge—Tanzania

    Price starts at $1,300

    Singita Sasakwa Lodge is located in the Grumeti Reserves in northern Tanzania an…

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    Green Tracks—A Cruise on the Amazon River

    $2,500

    A cruise aboard a comfortable riverboat may be the most enjoyable way to explore…

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    Tivoli Eco Resort—Bahia, Brazil

    Price starts at $353

    This 5 star hotel—and its great Thalasso spa—is located in the heart of an ecolo…

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the
 ENVIRONMENT

Angela Lindvall

SUPERMODEL / Environmental Activist

Within moments you're drawn to her extrovert, free-spirited personality—this girl knows how to command a room with a laugh and a smile. She is an avid supporter of environmental causes and spreads the message through her activism and lifestyle choices. But no line probably defines this bohemian-chic daredevil better than this one: you're more likely to find this All-American girl on a surfboard than lounging on a beach.

Angela Lindvall supports: Natural Resources Defense Council's Clean by Design, an innovative program that uses the buying power of multinational corporations as a lever to reduce the environmental impacts of their suppliers abroad.

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    Ana de Costa—Paisley Pendant

    $13,280

    Ana de Costa—called a "Bright Young Gem by British Vogue" infuses a bohemian vib…

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    Monique Péan—Striped Horn Ring

    $740

    Modern, striking and using the naturally shed horn from a buffalo as i…

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    Maiyet—Diamond Bangle

    $8,500

    Maiyet has made a remarkable entrance in the luxury world—using old techniques a…

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    Organic Avenue—Daily Delivery

    Price starts at $195

    Help her maintain a healthy and clean diet with Organic Avenue's organic cold-pr…

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    Heather Heron x Edible Gardens—Overnight Bag

    $295

    California-based designer, Heather Heron, creates each unique, handmade piece fr…

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    Melissa Joy Manning—Moonstone & Quartz Earrings

    $275

    Melissa Joy Manning creates a collection of unusual, modern designs that transce…

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    John Hardy—Palu Silver Cuff

    $1,350

    John Hardy is renowned for its handmade jewelry making and commitment to sustain…

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    The Bouqs—Bouquet Set

    Price starts at $40

    Flowers are even more when they come from farms that use sustainable, eco-friend…

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    Firewire—Dominator Surfboard

    Price starts at $665

    Firewire knows how to make a sleek sophisticated surfboard. Each is eco-friendly…

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    The Inn of Five Graces—New Mexico

    $650

    This Inn is all about rejuvenating the mind and the body. Luxurious and somewhat…

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    ABC Kitchen—New York

    Price starts at $50

    "Haute organic" is the theme of this airy, open and relaxed restaurant, whi…

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    L'Heure Bleue Palais—Essaouira, Morocco

    Price starts at $387

    A two hours drive from Marrakech, Essaouira has long attracted surfers and bohem…

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    Toms—Daisy Sunglasses

    $179

    The philanthropist in her will approve of your gift: for each purchase, Toms pro…

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    Kalon Surf School—Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    $2,190

    This all-inclusive, one-week surf school in the southern coast of Costa Rica pro…

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    Franscesc  Zamora—150 Best Sustainable House Ideas

    $23,16

    An essential resource for designers, interior decorators, and architects, 150 Be…

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    Bolland & Branch—Organic Bed Set

    $240

    This fresh, new eco start-up not only produces sustainable, certified fair trade…

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    Stella McCartney—Falabella Bag

    $1,265

    The fashion set-and animal lovers are in awe of Stella Mc Cartney ,her designs a…

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    Tesla—Model S

    Price starts at $63,570

    Third car to be sold in California, after BMW and Mercedes, this electric car —s…

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    Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa—Trancoso, Brazil

    $600

    Conde Nast Traveler calls it the Saint Tropez of the 1950s. Restored fisherman h…

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    Ananda Spa—The Himalayas

    Price starts at $790

    Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of…

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    Sustainable Surfing—Thanburudoo, Maldives

    Price starts at $250

    At Thanburudhoo, less is more. They offer a sustainable surfing to preserve the…

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of ARISTO and BOHO

Ashley Wick

FOUNDER / Wick & Co PR

You can not not notice her. Her naturally chic, effortless beauty is only matched by her adventurous, open heart. An accomplished sportive, she exudes an active, competitive spirit throughout her life. Her fresh-faced, tomboyish magnetism conveys an aristocratic, bohemian chic. She's equally comfortable trekking or at an afternoon tea. She's a travel buff with a quick, inquisitive mind, traditional values and a philanthropic spirit.

Ashley Wick supports: 100 CAMERAS, an organization that empowers marginalized children to document their lives through photography and to create positive change in their own communities.

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    Irene Neuwirth—Earrings

    $1,870

    Irene's fascination with intense colors and raw, un-manufactured gem cuts,…

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    The Highline—Membership

    $40

    Helping opening the third and final section of the highline and let her enjoy th…

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    Ancient Greek Sandal—Icaria

    $204

    Crafted in Greece by skilled artisans using century-old techniques as in the myt…

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    Wendy Nichol—Chevron Bullet Bag 

    $1,195

    Studded by hand at their atelier in Soho, New York City, this bag’s versatile an…

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    Monc13—Backgammon Set

    $4,600

    A timeless and classic game for the chic backgammon enthusiast. This set is hand…

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    Anya Hindmarch—Bespoke Weekender Latimer 

    $1,337

    From renowned London-based Anya Hinmarch, the Latimer silhouette is a classic tr…

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    Hermès—Cape Cod Watch

    $2,850

    A great classic, this watch retains its cool appeal. In its bigger size, it is a…

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    Marfurt—Rose Gold Bracelet

    $3,746.79

    Made of elephant hair, the original was a staple of the chic traveller-set in th…

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    Marie-Hélène de Taillac x Tasaki—My First Lady Earrings
     

    $4,022

    This collaboration brings together timeless and modern in a unique way featuring…

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    L'Artisan Parfumeur—Boule d'Ambre

    $140

    This terracotta treasure contains perfumed amber crystals (composed of vegetable…

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    Aurélie Bidermann—Caftan Moon Necklace

    $1,268

    Inspired by her travels throughout the world, fashion darling Aurélie Bidermann'…

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    Saint Laurent—Emmanuelle Bag

    $1,990

    Heidi Slimane designs for Saint Laurent are already iconic. While this bag conju…

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    Maiyet—Signature Sculpt Ring

    $595

    Maiyet made a splash with its classic designs while using old techniques and sup…

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    Kendall Conrad—No 3 Evening Bag

    $1,200

    California-based Kendall Conrad is known for her use of the finest sustainable m…

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    Hermès—Brazil Bandhini

    $2,100

    Hermès is giving four of its iconic scarf motifs a new treatment—literally. For…

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    PlayaVick—Ignacio, Uruguay

    Price starts at $700

    Just far enough down the road from Punta del Este, you’ll find Uruguay’s best ke…

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    Piora—Manhattan, New York

    Price starts at $45

    A beautiful neighborhood haunt, Piora is a quiet oasis in the busy West Village.…

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    Soho House—Berlin

    Price starts at $370

    Whether you are a member or not, spend a weekend in this bauhaus building—former…

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    Nike—Fuel SE bracelet

    $169

    According to the WSJ, this is not just for the tech-savvy set, but for style mav…

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    Kate Hume–Pebble vase

    $640

    Internationally recognized, Katie Hume is synonymous with her one of a kind vase…

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    Westward Leaning—Sunglasses

    $180

    Their concept: unique materials celebrating human achievement in universally fal…

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    Shinola—Bixby Bike

    $1,950

    Dubbed "the latest luxury vehicule from Detroit", this commuter bike looks the p…

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    Raphaella Riboud—Plumetis Pajamas

    $550

    These understated, elegant pajamas in couture-fabric, plumetis, take loungewear…

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    Globe-Trotter—The Centenary Suitcase

    $2,596

    A favorite of the well heeled travelers, theses suitcases are still handcrafted…

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    Yoga and Ayurvedic Retreat—Ulopotha, Sri Lanka

    Price starts at $2,300

    According to the New observer ,it is the best Yoga retreat in the world and the…

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    Summer Diving Fjord Sermilick—Greenland

    $6,665

    This is truly a unique experience not for the faint of heart. Diving under fjord…

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    Niyama Hotel—Malé, Maldives

    Price starts at $700

    40 minutes by seaplane from Malé, discover Niyama with overwater pavilions and s…

from WALKING the RUNWAY
to BUILDING it

Brenda Schad

CONTRACTOR AND OWNER / JetSetBuild

Don't judge this book by its cover. True, this All-American girl is reserved, super-spiritual, shy, laid-back and understated, which might suggest a delicate wallflower of sorts. But she's plenty tough, too. A home contractor, this crafty and practical beauty is as comfortable with power tools as she is talking antiques, yoga and home décor.

Brenda Schad supports: NY Sun Works, a non-profit organization that builds innovative science labs in urban schools. It envisions a generation of environmental innovators, empowered to create solutions to global resource challenges.

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    Harry Winston—Central Park Ring

    $77,300

    This eye-catching emerald ring has all of the elements she will love.

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    Sony—Bloggie Live HD Camera

    $199

    This fully equipped camera and camcorder has built in WIFI that allows her to sh…

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    Frédéric Malle —Une Rose Perfume

    $220

    A master's rose: Edouard Fléchier marries the voluptuousness of the flower…

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    Michael George—A Photography Session With My Children

    Inquire for price

    Michael loves photographing people and often uses his camera as a vehicle for te…

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    Fall Truffle Fair—Alba, Italy

    Price starts at $125

    The Fall Truffle Fair runs from the first weekend in October through the third w…

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    Petal Studio—Succulent Bouquet

    Price starts at $45

    Succulent flower aren't the typical bouquet, but that's the point! Sure to make…

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    Arthus-Bertrand—Onde Necklace

    $1,216

    Arthus Bertrand is an iconic jeweler in France. You will be ahead of the game by…

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    Cartier—Love Bracelet

    $6,350

    A child of 1970s New York, the LOVE collection remains today an iconic symbol of…

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    Maiyet—Signature Ring

    $550

    Maiyet made a splash with its classic designs while using old techniques and sup…

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    Aesther—Cone 

    $399

    The Aester cone will change the way you listen to music. It’s totally in tune wi…

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    Sophie Hulme—Mini Envelope Bag

    $435

    Sophie Hulme's bags are a hit with the fashion set for their "clean and unfussy"…

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    Lip—Panoramic Watch

    $206

    Designed at the very beginning of the Fifties, this watch is deeply rooted in po…

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    Maison Francis Kurkdjian—Scented Bracelet

    $244

    Known for his delicate fragrances, Francis Kurkdjian designed this understated a…

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    Nicolas Theil—Soft Skin Bag

    $1,988

    Showcased on L’Exception, a website featuring independent avant-garde fashion. N…

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    J.Crew x Ray Ban—Wayfarer Sunglasses

    $144

    When an iconic style is revamped by J.Crew, it gives a feminine cat-eye shape-su…

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    W Retreat & Spa—Vieques, Puerto Rico

    $276

    After a 20 mn plane ride from Puerto Rico, you will be in Vieques. Settle in you…

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    Mandarin Oriental Spa—Massage

    $450

    Nothing will help her forgive and forget faster than a 2 hours, whole body pampe…

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    Handsupholidays—Antigua, Guatemala

    $3,950

    Spend your days just outside of the village building homes for those in need whi…

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    B&O—BeoPlay A8

    $1,149

    Outstanding sound and a stylish design, these speakers are referenced in every s…

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    Judy Kameon—Gardens are for Living

    $34,12

    Judy Kameon is known for her signature style of creating rooms outside. In her b…

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    ICP—Photography Classes

    $640

    Pick from a number of different classes from theory to practice for portraiture…

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    BMW—All-Electric 3i

    Price starts at $42,000

    "Reinventing urban mobility," as BMW puts it, "means thinking beyond the realm o…

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    D.Porthault—Hand-Embroidered Linen Set

    $1,100

    D.Porthault is the French linen company revered by the true luxury connoisseurs.…

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    Isaac Reina—Weekend Bag

    $1,593

    Paris-based Isaac Reina is slowly building a following amongst the minimalist cr…

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    Mombo Camps—Botswana

    Price starts at $1,916

     Mombo Camp is located in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta . Wid…

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    A spiritual marathon—Jerusalem

    Price starts at $528

    Run the Jerusalem marathon taking place in March 2015: experience its 3000 year…

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    Azienda Agricola Mandranova—Sicily

    $196

    Hugging Sicily’s stunning southern coast, Azienda Agricola Mandranova is more th…

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