Although it dangles and dazzles like that iconic mirrored ball from the ’70s, the Ulysses pendant is anything but passé. The drum-style three-light fixture features overlapping layers of brushed gold disks and a double diffuser perforated with small apertures to create subtle lighting effects. Dwell Studio, dwellstudio.com.
In With the Old (Potter Style, $34.95)
The 1930s to the 1960s were a grand time for decorating: They saw Chippendale chairs and grotto furniture, house stationery, monograms, tented rooms and vanities – much of which has since been forgotten or taken for granted. In In with the Old, acclaimed “Peak of Chic” blogger Jennifer Boles presents 100 of her favorite decorating essentials of the past, organized from A to Z. Each entry explores facts and offers timeless advice plucked from the legacies of Billy Baldwin, Dorothy Draper, Sister Parish, the Duchess of Windsor and other influential tastemakers.
Scent of the Season
Recalling notes of myrrh and benzoin, the Melchior candle is scented like the holidays. The new release from Cire Trudon, the luxe French fragrance company with roots in the 17th century, is made of certified vegetal wax and beeswax and poured into a hand-crafted glass vessel made by artisans in Vici, Italy.
Cire Trudon, ciretrudon.com.
Round She Goes
Local designer Kathy Slater has added a new round side table to her eponymous collection. The Esplanade table’s geometric feel exudes a contemporary vibe while its hand-painted gold finish and travertine top keep it classic.
Kathy Slater Interiors, 3954 Magazine St., 400-9032, kathyslater.com.
Local artist Amanda Talley is taking art off the walls and into the wardrobe. Featuring patterns manipulated from her original works, Talley’s new collection of scarves lend a fashion-forward sensibility to an everyday outfit. Scarves are available in varying lengths, colors and styles and a choice of silk or jersey.
Studio Amanda Talley, 1382 Magazine St., 595-3136, amandatalley.com.
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Inspired by the city’s centuries-old cobblestone streets, Adler’s newest bespoke jewelry line captures the pattern, size, dimension and texture of these salvaged stones. Each piece is designed with authenticity for an aesthetic that is wearable and beautiful, as well as sentimental. The collection is available in sterling silver, 18-karat gold or a combination of both; some pieces are enhanced with precious or semi-precious stones including amethyst, blue topaz and pearls.
Adler’s, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie; and 722 Canal St., 523-5292, adlersjewelry.com.
Krewe du Optic is shedding light on local fashion. Recently launched by artist Stirling Barrett, the New Orleans-based sunglass company honors local hotspots with each frame name. Ten colorways are currently available with new offerings debuting this season.
The Villa, 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-9797, kreweduoptic.com.
Just in time for the holidays, the limited edition Vespa 946 is making its way from Italy to New Orleans. The 946 recalls the flair and inventiveness that generated the original idea for the Vespa, and behind the stunning lines of the first scooter with a monocoque frame is a high-tech, haute style machine that is both user- and eco-friendly.
Vespa European Motorbikes, 901 Julia St., 595-6776, vespa.com.