These small, round cakes, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, are made every morning in Ladurée’s "laboratory". With each new season, Ladurée pays tribute to this its most famous creation by creating a new flavor.
The new flavour for autumn:
Macaron “Ruby Kiss” aroma of chocolate, berries and spices.
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Barnaby Barford's pieces have a playful charm born from his low-tech, very human approach. They cannot fail to achieve a reaction or make people talk.
Here he combines with the illustrious German porcelain house Nymphenburg to create the Global Service, a set of 14 individual plates making up a world map. Viewed individually, the shapes of the continents and political borders compose a beautiful abstract pattern.
This special pink edition of this highly collectible set has been created by Barnaby exclusively for 20ltd.com and is available in only 20 editions.
Combining style & efficiency, the DIVA espresso maker includes a powerful 15-bar pump complete with milk frother for cappuccinos or lattes, the BDS (Bugatti Drop System) that stops any coffee escaping, an iconical shape ensuring heat spreads only on the top part of the machine to keep your coffee cups dry & at the right temperature.
The water in the filter is completely extracted & discharged into the recovery tank so each coffee that you taste is made with new water coming directly from the heater that operates at just the right pressure and temperature. Another clever feature is that you can use both coffee pods and ground coffee!
Bobbi Brown's Luxe Brush Collection is available exclusively at NeimanMarcus.
This brush collection features 10 luxurious brushes hand-crafted with 24-karat gold accents and ebony handles.
The set comes in a collector's edition box crafted in genuine leather. Also includes a portable leather case for travel.
Brushes in set: Eye Shade, Eye Shadow, Ultra Fine Eye Liner, Eye Brow, Face Blender, Bronzer, Blush, Powder, Foundation, and Concealer.
Macallan, is selling a 55-year-old single malt in a Lalique crystal container in a limited edition for C$12,000 ($11,840).
Only 420 will be sold worldwide.
"You very seldom encounter 55-year-old whiskies because the chances for the whiskey to continue to age beautifully, to continue to interact with the wood in such a way that it remains nice and positive and harmonious are rare as the whisky grows older," said Marc Laverdiere of Macallan.
JK Rowling's hand-written, illustrated book of wizardry fetched a record 1.95 million pounds ($3.98 million) at auction in London reports Reuters
"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" had been expected to go for up to 50,000 pounds at the Sotheby's sale.
The buyer was from London dealer Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox, the auctioneer said.
"There was applause when it reached one million and more when it finished," a Sotheby's spokesman said. "Bidding lasted about 10 minutes with four or five bidders in the room and the same number on the phones."
Developed by perfumer Ilias Ermenidis, Gucci by Gucci features guava, raspberry, pear, chamomile, Tahitian Tiare flower, orange blossom, spider lily, patchouli, honey and musk notes. The patchouli and fruit, are strong in the opening reports nowsmellthis.
Gucci by Gucci is available in 50 ($80) and 75 ml ($100) Eau de Parfum and in matching Shower Gel & Body Lotion. It is currently exclusive to Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Gucci boutiques.
U'Luvka vodka is inspired by a 16th century royal Polish vodka enjoyed by monarchs. The vodka is Imported from Poland and made with rye, barley and wheat. It is distilled three times.
The vodka comes with legless glasses and companion ice bucket - designed to cradle the glasses. The signature bottle of U'luvka retails for approximately $59.95 and the Friendship, Love and Pleasure presentation with two glasses is priced at $84.95.
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This book explains why experts around the world seek out Jaquet Droz's rare and unique objects.
It all started with one of the greatest watchmakers of the eighteenth century. Pierre Jacquet Droz, who opened his studio in 1738 at La Chaux-de-Fonds and made history with his richly enameled musical watches and his android automata, which were popular in all the European courts. Today, with more than a dozen different models issued in limited editions, Jaquet Droz mostly captivates collectors in search of unique timepieces. Remaining loyal to a mechanical tradition and to the spirit of invention that filled its predecessors, the brand has carried on its reputation, attracting more and more recognition from the watch world.