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


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.

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.

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