Celebrate Life's Luxuries With Precious Pieces To Treasure Forever

Life’s true luxuries lie in precious experiences, and dearly held pieces become even more special with every memory they conjure


Donning the perfect dress can instill a sense of confidence and power. A dress is more than a piece of clothing when it has the ability to make you feel good.

Gucci dress $5570 and shoes $1140.

Gifts to last a lifetime are worn with love and sentimentality. A hand-crafted chain bracelet, jewels as blue as a Mediterranean ocean and a delicate necklace imbue the wearer with memories as precious as gold.

Marco Bicego necklace, $4860, diamond ring, $2280, and topaz ring, $2040, and Pomellato bracelet $19,075, all from Orsini Fine Jewellery. Tiffany necklace $4100. Louis Vuitton scarf $865.

Side-stepping the utilitarian for the frivolous, special occasion shoes like these pale pink pumps are begging for a night of dancing.

Valentino shoes, $1530, from David Jones Wellington. Father Rabbit mirror $189.

Self-care can be a simple ritual or a decadent luxury. Ensure it's never a chore with a pared-back arsenal of beautifully crafted tools.

Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Rouge eau de parfum fragrance spray, $230, from Smith & Caughey’s. The Olfactory essential oil fragrance, $339, from World. Iris Hantverk face brush, $49,pumice stone, $16, and Acca Kappa comb, $30 from Everyday Needs. AAA select tray, $125, from The Shelter. Curio Noir candle $105.

A handwritten letter can be as special to write as it is to receive. Taking time to put heartfelt words on a page is a luxury to treasure.

Kate Sylvester glasses $349. Pepin letter writing set, $60, Hugo Boss fountain pen $199 and Rosenthal Versace cup and saucer, $839, from Smith & Caughey's.

A morning (or day) spent in bed is a scarce luxury in a fast-paced life. A crisp pair of cotton pyjamas and a gilded tea-set adds to the feeling of decadent relaxation.

Laing Home pyjamas $235. Tom Dixon teapot from $370, milk jug from $120 and tray from $308, from Simon James Concept Store. Citta velvet quilted throw $179. Babelogue miniature ceramic vase $25.

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