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History and Luxury at Tiffany’s

Last week I had the pleasure of spending an evening at Tiffany & Co. in Boston to preview their new watch collection, CT60, before it was unveiled to the public.  The collection was named for Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany’s and the man who coined the phrase “in a New York minute”.

The collection is stunning (as expected!) with a cohesiveness steeped in rich history. The inspiration for the collection was the gold watch that Tiffany’s gifted to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. Upgraded with a new modern design and the finest Swiss craftsmanship, the CT60 collection is a perfect balance of past and present.

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I viewed the collection with two of my favorite ladies; Noelle of Rue Le Chat and Shauna of Like So Pretty.  We sipped champagne in the private showing room while learning all about Charles Lewis Tiffany, the watch that inspired the collection, and of course, trying on all of the different watches!

The collection features watches in three different sizes 34mm, 40mm, and 42mm and ranges in price from $4,250 to $15,500.  The limited edition 18 karat rose gold calendar watch (only 60 were made worldwide) retails for $19,000, however I am sure they have already sold out!

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Each watch subtly pays homage to the famous phrase “In a New York Minute — 60 seconds of pure possibility,” which I was surprised to learn was coined by Tiffany himself. In 1853 Tiffany’s  installed the first public clock, a 9-foot Atlas clock, which sat on the top of his storefront. Many New Yorkers counted on this clock to help keep them on schedule! Today that same clock is displayed at the Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue Flagship store in New York City.

In addition to the CT60 collection, Tiffany’s also released a smaller 3-piece East West collection that “turns the rules of watchmaking on its side” with its sideways rectangular dial. This unique style (starting at $3,500) is perfect for men and women who are looking for a classic, yet unique style!

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After viewing the entire collection, Noelle and I tested out our favorite watches while we finished our champagne. Thank you to Tiffany’s for a lovey evening of luxury, glamour, and history!

 

Sparkles & fur

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I had an “epiphany” of sorts last week.  I was thinking about my childhood and how my days were filled with lots of make believe, and most importantly… dress up!  I had all these great play dresses that my grandmother had tailored for me out of my mom’s old party and bridesmaid dresses.  Some of the highlights included a poofy green dress, a chiffon ivory dress, and a purple wrap dress.  I don’t want to brag, but my dress up bin was the envy of all my friends!   Back to my epiphany– I started to think about how I very rarely see people dressing up!  What happened to our Sunday Best?  So, when my husband and I went out to dinner for Valentine’s Day, I decided to pull out all the stops.  Sequins, fur and red lips!  I did get a few looks as I teetered on the North End cobblestones on the way to dinner, but I didn’t care!

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Coat: Banana Republic (similar) / Skirt: Asos (similar) / Turtleneck: J.Crew
Earrings: Tiffany’s  / Clutch: Vintage (similar) / Gloves: Brian Atwood for Target (similar)
Lips: Nars Lip Pencil in Damned

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Have you met my family?

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Every year for Christmas my husband buys me a Russian doll. It was probably a whim purchase at first, but since then it has become a tradition.  I always look forward to opening each one to see what he has picked out and in the November and early December time frame I drop some less-than-subtle hints that I would be super sad to not receive one of these gorgeous dolls!  This year’s doll is the largest I have; she’s the one with daisies the 2nd to the left.  The first doll he bought me is in the middle.  She is the only one I have who is not painted with a shiny gloss coat.  She also was the only one who had a pretty Tiffany’s ring hiding inside of her.

My Russian doll family sits (rather regally I must say) on the bookshelf in our living room. Sometimes I wonder what my collection will look like in 20, 30, 40 years. Will Doug continue to buy them for me? If so, will we have to dedicate an entire room to our Russian doll family?  I suppose time will only tell!

Do you have any traditions in your family?