The best of Luxpresso : dessert recipes, table decorations, perfume bottles, jewellery, art exhibition, make up and more


From Nutella desserts to table decorations to fancy perfume bottles to jewellery to art exhibitions by Hermes to make up we bring you the week that was at Luxpresso

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Delicious Nutella infused desserts for the party season
Whether you’re hosting a casual dinner, a formal brunch or simply need to carry a dessert for your friend’s party, Nutella will not let you down. Its creamy, hazelnut versatility makes just the perfect ingredient for most desserts.
For a lip-smacking festive season, we list the finest Nutella-infused sweet treats.
Nutella pots, Baked Nutella Ravioli, Caramel Popcorn Ice cream with Nutella and Greek Yogurt Waffle Cone, Nutella baklava, Spicy Nutella Truffles and Nutella Meringues.

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Exquisite table spread ideas for Christmas from Pinterest
Tis’ the season to be jolly and host house parties! To help you with the preps, we’ve picked dinner spreads from Pinterest to inspire you. From an all-white Christmas theme to the classic plaid one, here are a few spreads that will gear you up for the ideal soirée.

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8 Perfume bottles worth collecting
Treat your senses with our selection of fragrant elixirs that not only seduce with their scent, but also charm with their creative bottle designs that are perfect for those with an eye for detail.
For Her by Carolina Herrera, Bulgari’s Le Gemma Imperiali Splendia, To Be Rose Blossom by Police, Pour Elle by Azzaro, Galop d’Hermes by Hermes, La Panthere by Cartier, For Him by Montblanc and Paco Rabanne’s Invictus.

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Merging Aesthetics- Swarovski’s confluence of crystals
From regal designs that speak of ancient India’s penchant for fine jewellery to contemporary pieces that reflect the personality of the modern Indian woman, the latest collection from the house of Swarovski has something for everyone. Poetically christened as the Confluence of Crystals, this collection is much more than what Swarovski has come to define. Weaving trends, traditions and stories through these impeccable crystals are some of India’s best and beloved fashion and jewellery designers, including Amrapali, Eina Ahluwalia, Shivan & Narresh, Suneet Varma, Rohit Bal, Outhouse, Pernia Qureshi, Manish Arora, JJ Valaya, Isharya and Gaurav Gupta.
Whether you like to proudly wear your heritage in the form of ornately designed chokers and maang tikaas by Suneet Verma or mix and match Indo-Western ensembles with statement pieces such as earrings and kadas by Amrapali or even the artistic pendant by JJ Valaya, this collection proves to be a confluence of quality and creativity. Every fashionista dreams of owning a collection of crystals for their sheer colour, beauty and vibrancy. Combined with the pure design aesthetic of these Indian maestros, the Confluence of Crystals becomes a real asset for every woman who likes her jewellery to make a personal style statement.

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Hermes goes wild
Parisian luxury house Hermès and Panthera, a global wild cat conservation organisation, pay homage to artist and naturalist Robert Dallet with an art exhibition titled Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet at the brand’s flagship store in Fort, Mumbai, from 10th December 2016 to 12th January 2017.
Robert Dallet (1923-2006) was a French painter, illustrator, and naturalist who was passionate about nature. He devoted his life to representing the beauty of wildlife, especially cats. French publisher Lito has published several of Dallet’s illustrative works, including Faune d’Afrique, Faune du Nouveau Monde, Faune d’Europe, Faune d’Asie, and Faune d’Australie. In 1988 he collaborated with Hermès to design a scarf inspired by Kenya. This association did not end there; it lasted for two decades and gave the world some popular designs like Équateur, Jungle Love, La trêve de l’eau, Sichuan, Guépards, and Tendresse Féline.

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The colourist of Jaipur
Over her 25 years in the jewellery industry, Jaipur-based Sunita Shekhawat has become known for reviving the traditional art of enameling in unusual colour combinations. She strives to make pieces that would become part of legacies one day. Fifteen years after the opening of her Jaipur flagship in 1999, she opened her second store in Delhi’s upmarket Defence Colony last month.
What sets Sunita apart from her contemporaries is her offbeat use of the traditional meenakari (enameling) technique. She stays away from the classic reds and greens used ubiquitously, and opts for colours like pastel pink, navy, white, and even black in her designs. Sunita grew up in a Rajput family that traces its origins to Jodhpur, and says that the “polychromatic culture of Rajasthan lends colour to my jewellery”. She recalls colourful memories of the fabric dyers of Jodhpur, with their eclectic saris and turbans, and the monthly ritual of buying vibrant glass bangles from a vendor who would come home. She has converted these impressions into jewellery, and enamel (meenakari) and believes them to be the best medium as it lasts generations.

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Dazzle like a Diva
Wearing the right outfit and accessories for the party season is fine, but makeup is one thing that sums up the overall look. The right makeup products add the additional charm and glamour to your face. With the party season coming up, we list some of the best products to help you achieve the show-stopping look.
Diva by day, Lancome Blush, Bobby Brown lip colour, M.A.C Dazzleshadow, Nymph by Night, Sisley Ombre éclat sky blue, Chambor lip colour and Deborah Milano’s Mascara.