Suite Jewels

Now isn’t this a genius idea?  Guests staying at the Berkeley Hotel in London can borrow from the hotel’s “fashion trunk“, filled with chic vintage jewelry and accessories from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s while in town.  {Think navy Chanel clutch from the 70’s or a mod 60’s Courreges bracelet!} Extra bonus: if you can’t bear to take off the ring, keep it…after paying for it, of course!

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I Dream of Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld, my dear man, you are quite simply amazing. The debut of Chanel’s Spring 2012 collection in Paris simply took my breath away (the thought of actually attending the show makes me literally weak in the knees). Scrolling through the images of Karl Lagerfeld’s ethereal creations feels as though you’re falling deep into a dream world; an underwater magical oasis where Florence Welch’s voice serves as the soundtrack. It’s the sort of dream you never want to wake up from.

{photos from here and here}

Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk

We held a press night at San Francisco’s Simply Chic {pure heaven for bag-a-holics!} this week and what fun was it to see our media friends and meet some new bloggers too!  For those of you not familiar yet, this jewel-box of a shop sells the most exquisite designer accessories {think bags, jewelry, watches and shoes} on consignment.  She has such amazing inventory, you’d be downright foolish to buy a designer handbag at full price ever again.

Over champagne and caviar, charming owner May Warren showed  guests her newest acquisitions, including two Louis Vuitton trunks- one wardrobe trunk complete with drawers and hangers and the other more of a classic trunk from the 20’s with vintage stickers and a patina that made my heart skip a beat.  {Seriously, that quilted interior??}

P.S. By the way, if you see something you like on their site, they’ll ship to you too.  You don’t have to be here in San Francisco to have a chance to scoop up that Chanel or Gucci bag you’re eyeing.


Just added to our Events page…

is our most recent event, the Ruby Press Bridal Soiree!  You can click to see photos from the event, or any of our other selected events, like the Chanel-sponsored afterparty for the Los Angeles premiere of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, the private dinner celebrating  Cole Haan’s 80th anniversary, or the opening of San Francisco’s Crown & Crumpet.


{photo from Joel Flory Photography}