Villa La Banane, St. Barts ~ Inspiration For Your Own Home’s Decor!

la banane

In the heart of a coconut grove in St. Barts, La Banane is a chic and nostalgic haven set amid tropical surroundings…bright shades of yellow and red greet guests in the open-air lobby, which overlooks an iconic pool scene sprinkled with couples and celebs. Inside, pale blue and stark white walls are shaded behind Parisian blinds for ultimate privacy.  All the cottages are steps away from the vibrant indoor/outdoor bar, where fresh fruit or mojitos are served on one of the plush bar stools or funky wire-mesh chairs around the pool!  Think head-to-toe pampering in your bungalow. www.labanane.com

Notice the relaxed look of wicker chairs, light and bright color choices and shells-a-plenty!  Inspiration is abundant and everywhere you look…

Our stylist was inspired by the exotic feel and relaxed look of the Carribean and beyond when our Zanzabar Collection was conceived!  Take a look…http://www.tresorsdeluxe.com/apps/webstore/products/category/765993?page=1

Have a luxurious and treasure filled day ~ Trèsors De Luxe

leisure at it’s best…

their friendly parrot!

poolside…

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We’re O.I.L. ( officially in love ) with Fashionable CAKE!

We believe cake should be a food group.  There are so many luxurious elements to it…dense vs. sponge, rich vs. light, chocolate vs. fruit topped, glaze vs. frosting…we could go on and on, but we think you get the point!  We’ve blogged about cake before, but decided this time to kick it up a notch, and give you’re eyes a treat!  Why not combine two of our favorite things…cake & fashion!  And yes, the bag is edible!

Enjoy…

XO ~ Trèsors De Luxe!

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quilted bag cake!

fashion forward cakes!

pretty pink and black detailing!

elegant black and white!

henna-style cakes

cupcakes to die for!

Countdown To Summer by Tresors De Luxe!

Countdown To Summer by Tresors De Luxe!

Before Night Falls…

Before Night Falls...
(click on image to purchase)

Our “Echo” Gunetal with Rhinestone cuff $24

Our “Gypsy” Gunmetal and rhinestone ring $24!

Elie Saab long gown
$6,300 - boutique1.com

Giuseppe Zanotti leather high heels
£179 - net-a-porter.com

Trend ~ Just a Sprinkling of What’s To Come…

As the weather warms up, and we edge closer to the perks of summer, we are often conflicted with what to have on hand for a quick weekend trip, or even an impromptu day of leisure shopping!

Our stylist thinks these might just do the trick…

Old Navy ~ Metalic Beaded Wide Brim Hat $15

…don’t forget your sunscreen!

Splendid ~ Striped Jersey Top $88

J Crew ~ Gondola Striped Silk T-shirt $98

Trésors De Luxe ~ “Joie” Clover Wire Bangle $30

J. Crew ~ Scalloped Cotton & Silk Blend Shorts $120

Topshop ~ Cut Out Sun Dress (Yellow) $92

Juicy $42 Striped Jersey Tank

Tracie Louise Photography!

We’ve selected Tracie Louise as our very first honoree on “Featured Blogger of the Month!”   We’re sure you’ll see why we think she’s remarkable, just like we do…

Clevland

I think I was born with creativity running through my veins…  but for over 3 decades, I was an artist without a medium.  I tried many things over the years, from art and craft, to drawing and painting, and even writing.  But nothing seemed to gel.  I always loved photography, from the very first instamatic I took away on 4th grade camp, to the High Schools 35mm SLR, I borrowed and played official school reporter, recording all the most important scholastic events.  At one point in my early 20′s, I even imaged that I might be able to be a photographer.  I went to the Photography Institute to inquire about enrolment, but backed out at the last minute, for fear of not being able to make the grade.

Dicky

In the years to come I still loved to snap things on holidays.  I never really understood the point of going somewhere different and exciting unless you were going to photograph it.  I thought I was just recording the events of my life… I still didn’t see that this is what I was born to do.  Any time I saw a person without a camera, I just didn’t get it.  I still don’t.

Finally at age 45.  My youngest son bought himself a digital SLR.  I was excited for him, and secretly envious of his new purchase. I borrowed it every chance I could, just to experiment and take pictures in my garden.  Finally my son decided that he was never going to get the same enjoyment out of the camera that I was, and he allowed me to have it.  I was so excited.

A few months later my husband and I went on a trip to the USA.  I was snapping everything in sight, naturally.  We stopped at several of those Tourist Information Centres and took brochures away with us.  Whilst riffling through the pages of the glossy tourist magazines,  a thought occurred to me…. someone is taking those pictures!  Why couldn’t that someone be me?

I came back home to Australia and started Tracie Louise Photography.  That was 15 months ago.  In that time, I have eaten, slept, breathed, and absorbed all things photographic.  My style has developed into something hopefully a little unique and definitely much more artistic than it once was.  It’s still early days for me yet.  But to say that I have found my passion would be an understatement of epic proportions.  I spent literally decades trying to figure out what I was “meant” to be doing with my life, when it was under my nose the entire time.  Finally a clarity that only comes with hindsight.

Ready to Launch

And this experience of not discovering my passion until relatively later in life, pushes me to inspire others to find theirs, much sooner.  I have never had a dream before, a goal, a mission.  And so I am driven by the idea of influencing others to reach for their own stars, whatever they may be.  Whether you are a teenager or you are in your 80′s, it is never to late to peruse a dream, to be all that you were meant to be.  My hope is that my images inspire others to seek beauty where they might not otherwise see it.  And to share a little of myself and the way that I look at things along the way.”

Sunrise 2

For more information : http://www.tracielouisephotography.com/

XX ~ TDL!

Have a luxurious, treasure filled day @ www.tresorsdeluxe.com!

Dale Chihuly ~ Glass Blowing Extrordinaire!

Over the course of his career, Dale Chihuly has absolutely revolutionized the art of glass blowing, moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture, and establishing the use of glass, which is so fragile, as a vehicle for installations and environmental art.  As most of us know, one of his most recognizable pieces is his installation along the ceiling of the lobby at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, if you haven’t seen it yet, click here:

http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/fiori-di-como.aspx

These following sculptures are not as well-known, however they are unique and spectacular in their own right…

For more information: http://www.chihuly.com/

Have a luxurious, treasure filled day!!!

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Chihuly

Chihuly ~ Ikebana Boat

Chihuly

From house to HOME!

If you haven’t seen any of Nancy Meyers films, you’re going to be in for a real treat when you do!  The Holiday, It’s Complicated &  Something’s Gotta Give are just a few of her writer, producer and director credits, and they happen to some of the most functional, comfortably designed sets we’ve seen!  She has a distinct asthetic that is reflective of a relaxed, effortlessly chic lifestyle, and then can turn a little English cottage into a dreamy retreat most would swoon over.

Her films are full of warm, inviting spaces in a laid~back Californian charm. These enviable spaces were graced by Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, just to name a few. 

Here are a few examples of why Hollywood keeps calling her back! 

Enjoy…

La Pâtisserie

La Pâtisserie

Lola ~ Turquoise Beads with Crystal accents $24

Celine ~ Irridescent Mossy Green Crystal Bracelet $20

D G long dress
£1,760 - net-a-porter.com

Lilly Pulitzer flat sandals
$268 - simplysoles.com

Rebecca Minkoff summer handbag
$495 - rebeccaminkoff.com

Elizabeth Showers turquoise earrings
$3,335 - astleyclarke.com

Alexander McQueen beaded bangle
£269 - harrods.com