Spotlight on Luxury: Miami Jewelry Designers Daniella Kronfle & Daniela Swaebe

With the holiday shopping season about to commence, our lifestyle clients have been asking us for recommendations on the best in holiday gifts for this year. As we started collecting this season’s hottest treasures for our annual Life:Styled Holiday shopping guide (check back November 30th for the blog version), we couldn’t wait to share two of our favorite discoveries: two Miami-based jewelry designers that we know you’ll love! Introducing Daniella Kronfle Jewelry and Daniela Swaebe.

{from left to right}: Daniella Kronfle and Daniela Swaebe


Daniella Kronfle

Celebrated designer and gemologist Daniella Kronfle joined the ranks of the most elite jewelry brands as she made her debut on the pages of industry staple, “Jewelry International III.” Gaining recognition as a featured designer alongside the world’s most prestigious, such as Cartier and Bulgari, the industry refers to Kronfle as the rising star and only Latin American designer ever to be invited into the book.

Already a favorite among fashion icons, including Thalia, Ana de la Reguera and notable socialites, Kronfle’s creations have graced the red carpets of The Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards and more. Introducing her crown and tiara designs at Miss Ecuador’s beauty pageant, Kronfle’s handcrafted pieces have also been featured at renowned national and international pageantry events.

Her finely designed, innovative creations with elegant gems, including Turquoise, Onix, Tigers Eye, Mynt Quartz in combination with Black Diamonds, and color Sapphires and Rubies, lend a glamorous sophistication, while preserving classic favorites. Her signature pieces include cocktail rings, jeweled necklaces, earrings, crowns and tiaras.

Highlights included Gaia cuff bracelet, Athenea chandelier earrings, worn by Thalia and Dentelle chandelier earrings and Deco ring worn by Ana de la Reguera and pieces from the new collection. For more of Daniella’s jewelry, be sure to visit her website…and, go behind-the-scenes of Daniella’s world with her blog Dani K Style.
Daniela Swaebe

Jewelry designer Daniela Swaebe debuted her highly anticipated GALA collection as the next generation of style at accessible prices.

Inspired by original creations from her fine jewelry collection, GALA is today’s expression of bold, beautiful and gold for modern tastes and incomes. Combining classic simplicity with edgy glamour, the collection includes earrings from $75, necklaces from $125, bracelets from $100 and rings from $85.

Somewhere between Swaebe’s couture creations and private collections, GALA naturally redefines her classic Croc, Gypsy, Lotus, Pila and Heart collections into luxe gold-plated designs and textures.

Meticulously crafted for day-to-night fashions, Swaebe’s designs have styled stars from Jennifer Lopez to Demi Lovato at the ALMA Awards. Swaebe sweetened the collection with her “Candy Scarf,” also debuted as part of GALA. Visit Daniela’s website to view more pieces from her GALA collection, or to find out how you can buy jewels from her collections this holiday season.

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Destination Spotlight: The Omni Mount Washington Resort

Have you been yearning to take a ski trip to Europe this holiday season? We’ve got the next best thing! It may not be Europe, but it definitely has that classic old-world feel – The Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

This resort broke ground in 1900 and opened its doors to the world in 1902. Set between the largest ski resort in the state, Bretton Woods, and the largest Mountain on the East Coast, Mount Washington, this resort has something to offer every guest.

Don’t like to ski? Go for a sleigh ride through the snowy fields, and ice skate on a frozen pond. Better yet…jump in the car and take a 30-minute scenic drive through the Great North Woods, also known as the White Mountains, Appalachian Mountains and the Presidential Range, and head to North Conway for the day.

This picturesque little town has everything from factory outlet stores (Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Coach, etc.), a classic train station with scenic rides to take you throughout the mountains, and a ton of local restaurants and coffee shops.

If you prefer to stay at the resort for dining, check out the AAA four-diamond restaurant, The Dining Room. Serving classic New England fare, this is one place you will not see the casual New Englander. Here you will find men dressed in suits, and women and children dressed for an elegant dining experience.

Then, retreat to your New England-style luxury suite, take a late night swim in the resort’s indoor pool, enjoy a cocktail in the resort Great Hall or…continue your festivities in The Cave, the resort’s modern and cozy bar.

This destination won’t replace your desire to head to Europe, but it will definitely satisfy your craving for a classic, quaint mountain getaway (and bonus…all within a 2-hour drive from Boston’s Logan Airport!). For more information on the Omni Mount Washington Resort, or more idea for holiday/winter travel destinations in the New England area, contact us at Life:Styled today!

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 resources via omni mount washington resort /  brettonwoods.com /  thecog.com /  bethlehemnhmaplewoodvictorian.com  /  imf.org  /  focus.ashedmonds.com  /  newenglandmagazine  /  lh6.ggpht.com.

 

A Life:Styled Date Night in Los Angeles

Let Life:Styled Travel Services send you and your loved one on the perfect date night in Los Angeles!

Stay: Mr. C Hotel, Beverly Hills

Mr C Beverly Hills is the genius’ west coast debut for Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani’s new signature hotel brand. Luxury to it’s core, you’ll experience nothing but the best in accommodations and service.

 

Eat: Porta Via

A contemporary California bistro, Porta Via is the quintessential date night spot serving the best in seasonal and organic ingredients within a cozy and romantic dining room. Bonus: Grab a table on the outside patio and enjoy your night out in California’s warm and sunny climate!

 

See: IRIS by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil’s newest incarnation takes viewers on a hypnotizing journey through the cinematic arts…Cirque-du-soleil-style! Dancing and aerobatics compliment music and film to deconstruct the movie art form beyond reality and into entertainment, all within the historic Kodak Theatre.

 

Get packing and let Life:Styled plan and organize YOUR perfect date night, today. Contact us for more details!

Cocktail Spotlight: Cherry Gin and Tonic

 It’s Cocktail Time…Happy Friday! ~Cheers, Life:Styled

Cocktail Ingredients (Serves 4 to 5)

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sweet cherry juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups gin
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 cups tonic water
  • fresh lime wedges

Directions

1. Place the cherry juice, lime juice and sugar into a small sauce pan and simmer until the sugar dissolves.
2. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
3. In a pitcher stir together the cherry-lime syrup, gin, and lime juice.
4. When ready to serve fill glasses with ice and pour ¼ cup of the gin mixture into each glass.
5. Fill the glasses with tonic water, stir and serve with lime wedges.

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Shopping Guide: Fluorescent Wear For Your Holiday Travels

As we’re working with many of our Life:Styled clients to prepare for winter and holiday travel & events, designers and fashion houses are already preparing for Spring 2012. The biggest trend we see emerging? Bold Fluorescents (case in point, JCrew‘s spring 2012 inspiration board above)! But we say…why wait until spring?

To get you started on incorporating Fluorescent items into your holiday and winter travel wardrobes, we’ve put together two different fluorescent/holiday-inspired looks in our Life:Styled shopping guide below. Enjoy!

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Look 1. The Quintessential Brights for A Winter Holiday:

1. versace wool coat; 2. michael van der ham silk dress; 3. tillie bag; 4. jcrew tights; 5. kara ross necklace; 6. madison harding boot.

 

Look 2. Perfect Fluorescents For a Season in the Tropics:

1. polo ralph lauren chino short; 2. sperry topsiders; 3. polo ralph lauren shirt; 4. marc jacobs mens messenger bag; 5. ray ban aviators.

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Travel Spotlight: One Client’s Luxury Getaway to the Viceroy Anguilla

Luxury + Private Getaway Perfection = Viceroy Anguilla
When one of our Life:Styled client’s told us she was looking for a sexy destination where she wouldn’t have to leave the property, we knew we had the perfect place in mind: Viceroy Anguilla!

After flying into St. Maarten, she boarded a private boat that took her and her travel companion on the 5-mile journey to Anguilla’s west-end luxury enclave. Greeted by staff (and cocktails), she was taken directly to her island chic residence for the week – a luxury ocean view villa with a private plunge pool.

Each day was a simple, yet perfectly sequenced adventure: Breakfast either overlooking the sunrise pool at Aleta, or from a sampling of items on the spa menu via her gorgeous 2-story luxury villa overlooking the Caribbean.

Aleta Restaurant Dining Room

Lunch: Nibbles from Bamboo Bar & Grill; Afternoon: pool, beach, cocktail!

Late Afternoon: Sunset Lounge, where they watched the sun set in an adults-only infinity pool, all while listening to a great DJ spinning European and reggae tunes.

Dinner: Once the sun went down, it was off to Viceroy Anguilla’s signature restaurant, Cobà, for a candlelit Italian feast overlooking Barnes Bay and Meads Bay

Night: A simple nightcap back at Sunset Lounge preparing for another day in paradise!

Since this particular client travels the world about 50% of the time, we were pleasantly surprised when she told us this was one of the absolute best resorts she had ever been to. Needless to say, she already planned to return again next year for some relaxation, cocktails…and of course…lots of sand and sun. For your own luxury Life:Styled getaway experience to the Viceroy Anguilla, be sure to contact us, today!

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Travel Spotlight: One Client’s Birthday Celebration in Napa

A Very Fine Wine Birthday Celebration, Napa Valley Style!

It is a milestone birthday, and you want to do something memorable. What do you do? Our client, Amy, instantly consulted Life:Styled to see what she and her friends could experience. Something tropical? No. Ski trip? No. Wine and food…YES!

Amy’s birthday celebration brought her 12 closest friends to Napa Valley from all parts of the country. Upon landing, they immediately ate lunch at Napa staple, Mustards Grill. After several courses (and bottles of Napa’s finest), the group checked into the Carneros Inn.

The client's cottage at Carneros Inn

Voted as one of the 25 most romantic getaways in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine, this unique property was the perfect setting for an over-the-top birthday celebration. Each guest had their own luxury cottage, which included an outdoor shower and toasty-warm heated floors, access to a private driver in an Audi A8 to take you around the property, and an award-winning spa to relax after a day of wine tasting.

Each day started off with breakfast at the resort’s private restaurant, The Boon Fly Café, where guests savored traditional breakfasts, as well as mini homemade donuts that captured the tastebuds of even the healthiest in the group.

After a hearty breakfast, the group went from winery to winery, attending private tastings set up by Life:Styled at Cade Winery, Domaine Chandon, Beringer Vinyards, Cakebread Cellars, just to name a few.

Cade Winery Tasting Room

Each evening ended at the FARM, Carneros Inn’s elegant, yet still country restaurant. Set with an intimate interior, as well as a country-chic alfresco lounge, which includes a long communal fire pit, this was the perfect place for Amy and her friends to end the evening with tapas, cocktails and some of the best wine’s Napa could produce.

Every guest on the trip left feeling they had learned something. They learned about wine, good food, and of course, the importance of celebrating friendship and birthday milestones. To create a similar unforgettable experience for you and your friends, contact us at Life:Styled, today!

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