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Join us on a dreamy tour of splendid, summer splurges we admire: luxurious finds with an emphasis on local!


Leontine Linens

If your kids (and your husband) are grown, New Orleans-based Leontine Linens are the most luxurious linens around! Dress your bed in custom style with help from the staff at Driscoll Design & Décor, or order a keepsake gift for someone special.

Photo credit Leontine Linens

Prices vary depending on custom fabric and style selections. Photo credit: Leontine Linens.

Coffee Table Couture

While the jewels pictured inside might be out of reach, this beautiful book is available at the Garden District.

While the jewels inside might be out of reach, this beautiful book is available at Garden District for $95.

Book available at Garden District for $95.

Dreamy Drawer Liners 

For the girl who has everything, scented drawer liners are a decadent treat. Find some for the whole family at Lisa Mallory’s Linen Shop!

For bebe $23

For bebe, these make a great luxe gift at $23! Available at Lisa Mallory’s Linen Shop.

drawer liners

Scented drawer liners $20 to $30, available at Lisa Mallory’s Linen Shop.


Rodin Olio Lusso

Our pretty FACE this week, Carmen Bond, turned us on to this luxurious little love. If her skin is any indication, it works! Indulge morning and night with Rodin Olio Lusso ($150). A blend of 11 essential oils derived from flowers and botanicals creates this decadent concoction to soothe, heal and nourish the skin leaving it hydrated and luminous.

Decadent Rodin Olio Lusso face oil, $150 at Woo.

Decadent Rodin Olio Lusso face oil, $150.

Chanel Sunglasses

Protect your peepers with polarized sunnies by Chanel from Eclectic Eye.

All the glam of Chanel now with polarized lenses.

All the glam of Chanel, now with polarized lenses, $460 at Eclectic Eye.


Mad for M Missoni

While this M Missoni gown is oh-so-luxe, don’t let it hang in your closet for only the most formal occasions. Make it a maxi and dress it down for more versatility in your summer rotation! This M Missoni dress is available in coral or royal blue. Let the experts at Kittie Kyle outfit you from head to toe with their stunning in-store handbag and jewelry collection.

Nothing says luxe like Missoni.

Nothing says luxe like M Missoni. Dress, $695, and beaded handbag by Santi, $220, all available at Kittie Kyle.

Earrings from Social 

Priced at $1450, these go-with-everything earrings are a glam addition to your jewelry box from our friends at Social. These one-of-a-kind, free-formed, three-drop earrings made of 14 kt gold, pink gold and sterling metals and fresh water pearl, Australian opal and willow creek jasper are a pair of to-die-for dangles by Melissa Joy Manning. You’ll be turning heads and stealing the show this summer!

Melissa Joy Manning makes a statement with these earrings.

Melissa Joy Manning makes a statement with these earrings. $1450 at Social.

Calypso St. Barth Caftan

Are you heading to St. Barth or just want to look the part? Donning this beautiful hand-embroidered silk calftan from Calypso St. Barth, featuring intricate metallic accents, sequins and beads will  lend a luxurious look to any pool party, near or far.

Calypso St. Barth Tierz Silk Hand-Embroidered Caftan, $650.

Calypso St. Barth Tierz Silk Hand-Embroidered Caftan, $650.

Arm Candy

Beautiful bracelets at Peter Poole. One would be lovely, or you can combine several for a sparkling statement! Prices range from $220 to $3420.

Arm candy from Peter Poole.

Arm candy from Peter Poole.

Glam meets Comfort Sandals

Isabel Marant’s Holden sandal had better be comfortable with its $510 price tag. With knock-offs galore, this could be the shoe of summer 2014. This lambskin leather, open-toe, slip-on sandal is detailed with cushioned, rib-stitched criss-cross straps and a contoured leather footbed. Finished with a suede-covered midsole.

Isabel Marant

Step out in luxury this summer with these sandals by Isabel Marant.


Jonathan Adler Collection for Tumi

In a sea of black roller bags, stand out with these vibrant Jonathan Adler prints from the always-trusted Tumi luggage collection. Pick your pattern and perk up your travel with several fun styles and size options available online at

Jonathan Adler's line for Tumi features bright patterns and quirkily slogans to ease travel stress. (Suitcases $495 to $725; expandable tote, $95)

Jonathan Adler’s line for Tumi features bright patterns and quirky slogans to ease travel stress. (Suitcases $495 to $725; expandable tote, $95)

That’s a Wrap

We love the look of this ombre linen throw for the home, but can’t you just imagine cozying up with this on a flight, or on cool, crisp early-summer mornings at the beach with espresso in hand? Available at Spruce, $296.

Available at Spruce.

Available at Spruce, $296.

We hope you enjoyed our summer samplings from the luxe life. Hey, a girl can dream!


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