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3 Lust-Haves

The Modern Luxury staff | August 14, 2017 | Feature Features

Here, three haute picks to keep you looking, smelling and sipping in style.
Zoe sunglasses in black

Eye Do!
Keep your eye on the prize this summer in these new sunnies from Rebecca Taylor and Sunday Somewhere, available at Taylor’s Fashion Island outpost. Inspired by French “it” girl Françoise Hardy, the two-piece limited-edition capsule collection ($270 to $320) features styles named after Taylor’s daughters, Isabel and Zoe. The Zoe shades provide a feminine twist on the classic aviator with gold hardware accents and reflective lenses, while the round transparent frame of the Isabel option keeps things classic and cool. Pair with one of Taylor’s flirty floral frocks for a look that’s right on the money. A stylin’ summer, indeed.

Making Waves
Tory Burch Bel Azur (eau de parfum, $126) captures three of my greatest inspirations—travel, the sea and the color blue,” says Tory Burch of her latest fragrance, available at Sephora, South Coast Plaza. Refreshing top notes of bergamot, neroli and peony mix with sun-warmed hints of cedarwood and vetiver for a breezy blend that evokes the essence of a dreamy day spent on the French Riviera. “The Côte d’Azur is particularly beautiful,” Burch adds. “The golden sun shimmering on clear blue waters—it’s the perfect escape.”

Stylish Sips
In its sixth and latest in a series of collaborations with noted photographers (others have included Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino), The Macallan has released a limited-edition Scotch whisky set ($2,995, by request only, inspired by the visual craft of Steven Klein. Aligned with the mysterious extra element of “time,” so vital to the arts of both photography and distilling, this exclusive gift set puts a special blend by The Macallan’s master maker Bob Dalgarno center stage, featuring more heavily peated whiskies, as well as the distiller’s first use of whisky aged in Rioja wine barrels. A luxuriant smokiness, as well as a subtle sweetness and a red mahogany hue, highlight the pour, making it—like Klein’s photography—a multisensory treat. The set is presented in a sleek black case with one of 10 different signed prints, a bold horse-head stopper and a range of bar tools—with only 100 editions earmarked for the U.S.


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