12 Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love


Catherine Lane © Catherine Lane 2016

 

Father’s Day is fast-approaching. But what do you get the dad who has everything? Celebrate the special men in your life with these dad-approved gifts.

 

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Miyabi Kaizen II 10 Piece Set | $999.95

Upgrade dad’s culinary game with these hand-sharpened works of art.

 

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Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler | $349.99

Help him keep his favorite drinks cool in style.

 

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Revolver Bronze Age Watch | $140

Give the gift of time with a good-looking wristwatch.

 

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Weber iGrill3 Thermometer | $109.99

Boost dad’s grill skills with this Bluetooth game-changer.

 

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S’well Teakwood Cocktail Set | $95

He’ll enjoy delightful beverages anytime, anywhere with this sleek five-piece set.

 

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ENEBY Bluetooth speaker | $89

Gift dad a clear, powerful sound experience with seamless connection.

 

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Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag | $85

This modern travel bag is perfect for weekend getaways or a trip to the gym.

 

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Drop Wireless Charger | $60

All dads need a convenient way to charge their devices, and the minimalist design doesn’t hurt either.

 

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Bombas Tie-Dye Calf Socks | $48

Fun socks are always a hit with the bold, stylish dads.

 

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Carnivore Club Classic Box Subscription | $44.99

Tasty monthly treats for the meat-lovers and adventurous eaters alike.

 

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Sugarfina Bourbon Collection Gift Set | $42

A decadent duo paired with copper flask sure to delight any bourbon enthusiast.

 

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Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook | $35.99

For the chef looking to expand his veggie expertise.

Spread Joy This Holiday Season


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Holiday Hostess Gifts

Party invitations are filling calendars with the winter holidays in full swing, and gifts are in order for that hostess (or host) with the most. Draw inspiration from this smart selection of thoughtful gifts to express gratitude and cheer.

 

White Marble Monogram Boards

Whether prepping food or presenting it, this Marble Monogram Board is both versatile and stylish. The monogram adds a sweet personal touch, making it a charming and distinctive gift. Talk about serving up style.

 

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Help your favorite host take coffee service to the next level with this stunning 18-karat Rose Gold Espresso Set. The sophisticated six-piece set stores in a contemporary egg-shaped case that looks lovely adorning any tabletop or coffee cart. Scooping and stirring never looked so good!

 

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Sweeten any gathering with this Signature Candle in Champagne. A fragrant, soy-based candle is the perfect gift for any hostess ready to transform a space for guests or unwind after the party in a warm bath. Cheers either way!

 

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Speaking of sweet, who wouldn’t love an assortment of gourmet treats? Sure to delight any hostess, this Rosé All Day Candy Bento Box is the best way to sample three of Sugarfina’s most popular candies with plenty to share — or just enough to enjoy alone.

 

See more gift ideas and browse luxury listings in the fall/winter 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine.

Luxurious Gifts They’ll Remember


The holiday season is upon us and the hunt for that perfect gift has begun. Fortunately for us, and you, our friends at Luxury Portfolio International have put together the perfect holiday gift guide with some of the best luxury gifts this season has to offer.

 

Luxury Gifts for Your Loved Ones

Rio 2016 Watch

In preparation for the Rio Olympic Games held in August 2016, Omega has designed the “Rio 2016” Watch Collection. The “Memorable Year” watches are inspired by the glory and triumph of this unforgettable global event.

 

 

Luxury Gifts for Your Loved Ones

Piaget Cuff Bracelet

An eye-catching 18K white gold cuff bracelet complete with emeralds, blue sapphires, diamonds and feathers will have your friends clamoring to see the exquisite artistry you’re sporting. The Piaget Cuff Bracelet, designed by award-winning Master Craftswoman Nelly Saunier, offers a contemporary creation with a focus on the dazzling materials for those nights out on the town when you want to shine.

 

 

Luxury Gifts for Your Loved Ones

Princess Playhouse

Every little girl’s dream is a Victorian playhouse to decorate, to host tea parties and to be creative. Make her dreams come true with this Princess Children’s Cottage Playhouse by Lilliput Play. This is the ideal gift for the little princess in your life.

 

 

Luxury Gifts for Your Loved Ones

Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe

For that someone really special this holiday season, the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is a wonderful alternative to a full-sized SUV. With abundant interior space and sporty appearance yet safe track record, this new coupe is ideal for small families as it seats up to five passengers plus luggage. Perfect for a weekend getaway.

 

 

Luxury Gifts for Your Loved Ones

Snow Polo World Cup

This January, make an experience your best gift and catch a flight to St. Moritz, Switzerland, to take in the Snow Polo World Cup in person. The chance to cheer on the world’s elite players in this prestigious polo tournament includes gourmet food, social events and first-class hotels. Cheer the players on as they compete for the highly coveted Cartier Trophy and experience the wonderland that is St. Moritz.

 

The holidays are for spending time with friends and family, so now that you’ve found the perfect gift, you can ensure the rest of your time is spent with the people who matter most. Happy holidays from your friends at Ebby Halliday Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International!

Fabulous Find: Bookends


Whether you’re stuck in a design rut or just searching for some extra flair, bookends can serve as that tiny creative touch that makes all the difference, regardless of the style of home you have. Following are a few stylish bookends that can help you “get it together.”

 

Fabulous Find: Bookends L’Objet Snake Bookend Set

Designed by former interior designer Elad Yifrach, this L’Objet Snake Boookend Set blends ancient techniques with a modern sensibility.

Fabulous Find: BookendCeramic Dachshund Bookend Set

Jonathan Adler caters to the dog lovers with his Dachshund Bookend Set. Part of his Menagerie Collection, this ceramic piece features a simple silhouette with a matte glaze.

Fabulous Find: Bookend

 

Miranda Shoe Bookend Set

One look at this pair of bookends and you know exactly who it’s for. The Miranda Shoe Bookend Set  offers a playful message to its recipient.

 

Fabulous Find: Bookend

 

Tory Burch Lucite Letters

Personalize your space with these Lucite Letters by Tory Burch. Purchase multiple letters to spell out a single word or just your initials. Regardless, a great accessory to any room.

 

Fabulous Find: Bookend

Joseph Deer Bookends

For the avid outdoorsman (or woman), this Joseph Deer Bookend Set brings a touch of the woodlands life to any home.

Fabulous Find: BookendLoki Bookends

Sculpted from dark iron, these Loki Bookends feature geometric shapes that add a sophisticated, transitional touch.

 

Fabulous Find: Bookend

 

 

Big Top Bookend Set

Lovers of color rejoice. Based on the classic art of balloon making, this Big Top Bookend Set is shaped like a top dog and adds playful vibrancy to any room.

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet


Whether furry, feathered or scaly, our pets are a part of the family. Always appreciative, they’re like the children we don’t mind spoiling, so why not give them a little luxury treatment? Following are a few favorite products our friends at Luxury Portfolio International have put together to pamper your pets to no end.

 

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Bark & Miao Padpod

It’s no secret that the feline is a discerning animal, and if your furry friend is one of sophisticated taste, the Bark & Miao Padpod is sure to please. Designed to harmonize with contemporary living, this nest-like pad is upholstered with plush, yet durable, Lavene wool that can standup to the rigors of everyday pawing.

 

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Leaving a pet behind when going on vacation is never easy, but Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico has solved the problem by providing a veritable pet-heaven. From a pet cabana by the beach to the “Canine Delights” menu with made-to-order dishes, the resort provides endless accommodations for the pet that lives in the lap of luxury. (They can even get a massage!)

 

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Okeanos Aquascaping

Now, if your animal companions are of the aquatic persuasion, the experts at Okeanos Aquascaping will design them a luxurious home that rivals your own. Fusing nature with modern design, they’ll create a marine environment for your fishy friends with exquisite underwater vistas, live coral reefs and all sorts of aquatic flora.

 

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Archibird Cage

It’s a work of art that you can use as a table, but most importantly, the Archibird Cage is also a home for your winged pets. Created by French designer Gregoire de Lafforrest, the dwelling consists of three glass consoles on top to keep the vibrant colors of your prized parrot on full display and an ample-sized cage below.

 

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier

The Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier is a timeless and stylish solution to the owner who suffers from separation anxiety. Crafted from monogram canvas that’s particularly resistant to water and scratches and a breathable mesh window, your little ball of fur can stay at your side no matter where you go.

 

Of course, all you really have to do is give them a good belly rub or a new toy and they’ll love you forever, but introduce your pet to a little luxury and they’ll be head over heels!

Perfect Presents for the Ones You Love


The holiday season is upon us once again, conjuring up that annual gift-giving anxiety in a quest to find the perfect present. It can be a bit time consuming, to say the least, so our good friends at Luxury Portfolio International have put together a list of this year’s hottest gifts that are sure to land you in everyone’s good graces.

 

Perfect Presents for the Ones You Love

Barney’s Python iPhone 6 Case

If you know someone special who just got the new iPhone 6, or will be getting one this holiday season, this Python iPhone 6 Case from Barneys will ensure they keep it safe and sound while looking great too. It doesn’t take much for these super-sleek phones to slip out of your grasp, but with a chic snake skin case you won’t need to worry. Styled with a durable silver-toned frame, it’s the perfect addition to any iPhone.

 

 

Perfect Presents for the Ones You Love

Dammann Frères Bayadère Set

Nothing beats curling up with a warm cup of tea this time of year, and the Dammann Frères Bayadère Set is a must-have for the tea-drinker in your life. Packaged in an exquisite lacquered wooden box, the set comes with an assortment of 21 original teas from the distinguished French master blenders. Unwind with a host of complex flavors and a variety to suit any occasion, from an Earl Grey Yin Zhen to a Jasmin Chung Hao.

 

 

 

Perfect Presents for the Ones You Love

Loubi Under Red

The iconic red soles of French designer Christian Louboutin’s shoes have long been a resounding fashion statement, and now it’s one that your nails can make, as well, with the Loubi Under Red. Inspired by calligraphy, the custom-designed triangular brush provides a subtle yet sophisticated accent to any manicure. If there’s a woman in your life with a passion for Louboutins, there’s a good chance she’ll go crazy for this one.

 

 

 

Perfect Presents for the Ones You Love

Michael Aram Ornament

Combining holiday tradition and iconic elegance, the Butterfly Gingko Ornament from Michael Aram will add a touch of glamor to any tree and is the perfect special something for a fabulous holiday gift exchange. Hand-sculpted using natural bronze and stainless steel, the special piece evokes a sense of charm and fantasy with Michael’s signature style.

 

 

 

Perfect Presents for the Ones You Love

zai for Bentley Skis

When Bentley Motors teamed up with renowned Swiss ski maker zai, we knew we were in for a treat. Designed for all abilities, these handcrafted skis deliver the utmost speed, smoothness and stability, just like a Bentley, not to mention unmatched style with the famed wings logo. If you enjoy feeling good while looking good (and let’s be honest – who doesn’t?), the zai for Bentley skis are the obvious choice for the skier on your list.

 

 

 

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Tropical Surf Shack Bunk Beds

When you’re a kid, it doesn’t get much cooler than bunk beds, yet Posh Tots has managed to raise the bar with the Tropical Surf Shack Bunk Beds. Your little ones won’t believe their eyes when you surprise them with the ultimate island experience. The only downside is sending them to their room won’t be much of a punishment anymore.

 

The holidays are for spending time with friends and family, so now that you’ve found the perfect gift, you can ensure the rest of your time is spent with the people who matter most. Happy holidays from your friends at Ebby Halliday Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International!

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction, and knowing how to pamper one’s self have long been major elements in defining the luxury lifestyle. Our fall/winter 2014 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine includes an innovative collection of trends to add luxury to your life.

 

MEKONG CRUISING

Luxury river cruise specialists Aqua Expeditions will introduce an exciting new itinerary this year, ferrying guests along the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. Traveling through an area rich in culture and history, you’ll experience the exotic appeal of Southeast Asia with such destinations as the ancient Khmer temples of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the restful beaches of Sihanoukville, the equally languid hills around Dalat in the Vietnamese highlands and the fast-paced city streets of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon.  AquaExpeditions.com

 

 

 

LEATHER BATHTUB

It’s indulgent, decadent and the ultimate in personal well-being. The Dionisio bathtub from Visionnaire delivers a tranquil escape from everyday stress with an ideal shape that cradles the body and polyurethane padding upholstered in water-repellent leather for a most luxurious experience. Slip into the Dionisio and you’ll immediately feel a sense of self-rejuvenation wash over you in this superior bathtub.  IPE.it

 

 

 

SKIN RECHARGER

Designed to optimize the skin’s electrical potential while gently massaging facial muscles and stimulating the deep layers of the skin, the Lancer Microcurrent Power Boost is the most advanced mechanism in skincare today. By activating the skin and underlying muscles with an electrical charge, the wand improves circulation and produces oxygen and nutrients to rejuvenate while removing toxins. Emblazoned with pure gold plating, the Microcurrent Power Boost is as lavish as it is effective.  LancerSkincare.com

 

 

 

ELEVATED LIVING

The champions of first-class air, Etihad Airways (voted “Best First Class Airline” by the World Travel Awards six years in a row) takes luxury travel to new heights with on-board Residences. Designed for up to two guests travelling together, the Residences feature a living room, en suite bathroom with a shower and a bedroom for the most refined flying experience available. The VIP Travel Concierge will take care of all your pre-flight arrangements and once onboard the Etihad Butler handles all in-flight and après-flight needs. The in-flight chef is a nice touch, as well! Etihad.com

 

Grand Vie is the exclusive luxury property magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies. The summer 2014 issue was recently direct-mailed to almost 30,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

 

Visit grandviemagazine.com to learn more about the latest trends in luxury and to discover many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

 

 

Innovations to Improve Your Life


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms can be a very time-consuming task. Lucky for you – and us – Luxury Portfolio International has just released the newest edition of its magazine, making it easy to catch up on trend-setting innovations while also gazing at some of the world’s most-spectacular homes currently for sale. Below are a few of our favorites. 

 

ELECTRIC BEAMER

 

BMW continues to demonstrate its commitment to quality and sustainability with the new C Evolution electric scooter. Conceived as a modern solution to the next generation of urban mobility, the battery can be completely charged, either at a regular household socket or a charging station in less than three hours. If you like struggling to find a parking spot, pouring money down your gas tank or sitting in traffic, this is not the vehicle for you.  BMW-Motorrad.de

 

 

SUN TIME

 

While sunbathing can be quite pleasurable and give you a healthy glow, too much of it is detrimental to the skin. With the JUNE bracelet from Netatmo, you can be sure to always get just the right amount of vitamin D without overexposing yourself to harmful UV rays. This fashionable bracelet measures your sun exposure throughout the day and communicates with your smartphone, letting you know when it’s time to get in the shade.  Netatmo.com  

 

PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

 

For the many smartphone photographers out there who have felt limited by their handheld device, the Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera is the answer. The world’s first pro-grade lens and sensor combo easily attaches to you iOS or Android smartphone to capture DSLR-quality pics and HD video with the utmost convenience.  Sony.com

 

To see more innovative products highlighted in the newest edition of Luxury Portfolio Magazine, click here.

 

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