Tips for Putting Together a Luxury Care Package for Men

Men may not often be the center of attention when it comes to enjoying luxuries like manicures, pedicures, and massages. That doesn’t mean they won’t love being pampered every bit as much as women do. In fact, when you are creating a care package or gift basket for the man you love, amp up the luxury factor and consider these tips for maximizing his enjoyment of your present.

Tip #1: Start with the Biggest Gifts

It’s best to start your luxury care package by first selecting the biggest gifts. These will be the luxurious presents that lay the foundation for the rest of the package. Consider how the man you love prefers to indulge himself. Read More

Treat Guests to the Lap of Luxury With These Tips for Creating the Ultimate Guest Bedroom

Now that you have set up your beautiful home, you cannot wait to begin hosting houseguests. Whether you are looking forward to inviting your mom to visit or just know that your old college roommate will be traveling to your city for work soon, setting up the ultimate guest room is next on your to-do list.

The best thing about setting up a guest room is that you get to splurge on items that you know will stand the test of time. Plus, pampering your loved ones is one of your specialties. Since every guest should be treated like a VIP, make sure to include these items for creating a room where your guests can lounge in the lap of luxury. Read More

What’s the Deal with Throw Pillows?

What’s the Deal with Throw Pillows?

DUXIANA 818 Bed with Sferra Throw Pillows

Decorative throw pillows can add a touch of comfort, style, and whimsy to your home. However, you might look at all the options and wonder why there are so many choices. This helpful guide will breakdown what you need to know to make the right selection.

Size

The size of throw pillows you choose should be determined by the size of your furniture. The average size, which is between 16”-24″x 16”-24,” will work for a larger sofa. Oversized pillows create a comfy, lounge feel, but should be reserved for really large furniture with ample seating room. If your sofa is modern and compact, or you need a pillow for a delicate side chair, go for a smaller one, otherwise you will have to remove them to sit comfortably.

Filling

The typical fillings for pillows are feather, foam, or a synthetic mix. Synthetics maintain the shape of the pillow quite well and are cheaper than goose down, which is much softer and better quality. When selecting a filing, consider how you will use the pillows. Are they going to be leaned on or are you using them as decoration only? Cheap fillers stuffed with loose foam will break down from frequent use.

Quantity

While a good rule of thumb is to go for an odd number of pillows, there’s nothing wrong with a symmetrical look. A more important consideration is how many will be suitable for the size of your furniture. There is such a thing as too many throw pillows. On a very large sofa, five decorative pillows will work, but most couches look best with just three. For a small chair, choose one pillow. For loveseats, go with two.

Shape

There are four basic pillow shapes – bolsters, squares, rectangles and rounds. Square pillows will provide the best full-back comfort if you need it to support your body while lounging. Also, consider the aesthetics of your furniture. Sofas with sharp lines can be softened up with round pillow, while round, large squares will give a balanced look to a rounded couch. If you can’t decide what size to choose, go for a mixture of two or three shapes.

At Opulence of Southern Pines, we have a wide variety of decorative pillows for your bed, couch and other areas of your home. Visit our online store to see our full selection.

Iosis Throw Pillows, French Decorative Tapestry Pillows

Iosis Throw Pillows, French Decorative Tapestry Pillows

Wrap Your Little One in Luxury

We all  want to provide the very best for our children and grandchildren. This means making sure they are well cared for and have everything they need, including: a quality education, healthy food and comfort items. Purchasing luxury items for children means that you are buying quality that will withstand extra wear. This is especially important  if those well-loved items come out of the dresser drawer to be worn or cuddled more frequently.  At Opulence of Southern Pines, we offer a full line of items just for the little ones on your list.

Apparel

Kids love to look just like mom and dad. Our Barefoot Dreams Bamboo Chic Lite Calypso Wrap for girls Girl with beach buddyis a scaled down version of this popular adult apparel. The soft and comfy wrap is the perfect layering piece for cool spring evenings.  

Don’t forget about baby! We offer a great selection of layette items including the soft and cuddly Bamboo Chic Infant Cardigan or CozyChic Infant Pants, both with extra give right where it is needed to move with an active little one.

Bedding

Are you looking for a combination of comfort, good design, ease of maintenance and really good quality? Brahms Mount heirloom blankets embodies all of this and has been a staple for growing families since its beginning in 1983. The large crib size, hardy weaves and classic colors will outlast the nursery and give your child years of textural security and comfort.

 

Wrap your little one in cozy luxury with an Olgalla Hypodown Crib Duvet. This patented hypoallergenic covering is machine washable and dryable and made in the USA.  

The CozyChic Dream Buddies is two gifts in one. Little ones will adore the sweet little friend who comes attached to the blanket, and parents will love the soft comfort to wrap their little one in a warm hug.

Plush Toys

barefoot_dreams_cozychic_whale_buddie_grpThe plush toys from Opulence of Southern Pines are as comforting as they are cozy. The CozyChic Octopus Buddy is available in a wide variety of soft heathered hues and the Barefoot Dreams Cuddle Buddies comes in four whimsical characters (puppy, bunny, lamb and bear).  

At Opulence of Southern Pines, we provide luxury items for discerning customers. Visit our website to view our entire line of Designer Baby items and find the perfect item for that upcoming birthday or baby shower.  

Travel in Style in 2017

There are a lot of unique travel trends this year, and destinations that might never have crossed your mind in the past that are now skyrocketing in popularity. Not only will you have the fun of mapping out your travel plans, but you may also find yourself in need of a new luggage item to carry those vacation clothes or hold your cosmetics. Wherever your travels may take you, the luxury bags at Opulence are designed to make getting there a little easier, a little brighter, and a lot more fun! Here are a few of those travel destinations from Travel + Leisure along with some of our available Cinda b bags that make a perfect fit for your traveling needs.
Angra dos Reis, Brazil
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This Brazilian vacation locale makes the list this year, thanks in part to the country’s visa waiver for hosting the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. While Rio has always been a popular travel destination, the waiver encouraged travel outside of the big cities. Angra dos Reis is one location that has seen a substantial tourist boom, although it’s no secret to the country’s wealthy elite. Imagine crystal-clear blue ocean waters and pristine sand beaches rimmed by lush jungle. Angra dos Reis is located between popular city destinations Rio and Sao Paulo, so with proper planning you can visit all three and have an unforgettable vacation in the beautiful country of Brazil.
Whether your itinerary is packed with activities or you’re just a hopeless over-packer (can you ever have too much room?), this super-sized duffel is your new best friend. Generous enough to hold everything you’ll need for a week away, it’s big and sturdy but amazingly lightweight. Includes a drop strap.

Cambodia

cambodia

Cambodia has often been overlooked by travelers for its more popular neighbor, Thailand. And while Thailand remains a can’t-miss destination, Cambodia is well worth a visit, too. Cambodia boasts some of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful islands and coastline, but in the past getting to them was not easy. Today, there are direct flights to Cambodia’s coastal Sihanoukville airport from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam – meaning easier, more affordable access to the Cambodian vacation of your dreams.
Carry on RollyLike all of our travel duffles, the Carry-On Rolly unsnaps at the ends to reveal our Big-Mouth™ opening for easy packing. Three large interior slip pockets make it easy to pack and find smaller items. Once packed, you’ll love how the extra long, telescoping handle pulls out and the entire bag glides effortlessly thanks to the inline skate wheels. Pair with our Super Tote II for an amazing travel suite that is checkpoint friendly and lightweight!

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Hawaii’s capital is blooming into a cultural powerhouse, and will be hosting its first Biennial this year. This event will celebrate Hawaii’s underrepresented artists, as well as attract artists from all over the Pacific Rim. Murals can be found around the city, and even a new art-centric hotel popped up in touristy Waikiki, solidifying Honolulu’s burgeoning identity as an arts hub.
Large cosmetic bag
Super-sized to be super handy, this addition to our cosmetic bag family holds full-sized bottles of products, hair styling tools – even craft and hobby materials. Hook the ends of the bag to each other to create a clever carrying handle.

Whichever travel destination has you making plans this year, you’ll want to have high-quality travel gear. At Opulence of Southern Pines, we carry Cinda b’s luxury travel bags and accessories, which are made from durable poly/nylon fabrics and fashion-forward colors and prints. Cinda b travel bags are practical and versatile while remaining classy and chic. Did we mention they’re also washable? Check out the full collection of beautiful bags at Opulence of Southern Pines, and travel in style in 2017!

Valentine’s Day Gifts at Opulence

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s never too early to start thinking about gifts for your special someone. At Opulence of Southern Pines, we offer exquisite, high-end products designed to pamper! Our most popular gift options are fragrances, candles, and luxury sleepwear.
Fragrance
We offer an extensive collection of fragrances for both men & women. We carry exquisite colognes, like Acca Kappa White Moss eau de cologne. This cologne is created with essential oils of lavender and juniper for a sweet, warm, and sensual scent. The spicy and invigorating Irisch Moos aftershave is another popular gift item that has been around for decades. If you’re shopping for a woman, Opulence of Southern Pines features many designer perfumes for the lucky lady in your life. Really want to spoil her? Rance Eugenie Eau de Parfum was created in 1859 for Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of France. This absolutely exquisite fragrance pays tribute to the grace and charm of refined women – unostentatious, delicate and penetrating beauty that conquers the senses. For the more modern woman, try Lady Primrose Royal Extract eau de parfum mist, which features a blend of creamy milk, sweet golden honey, and apple blossoms resting on a bed of precious woods.
Fragrance
Candles
For anyone who has experienced the superior scent and performance of a luxury designer candle, it’s hard to go back to the big box and dollar store cheapies. High-end candles, like the well-loved brand NEST Fragrances of New York, are made from quality-scented, hand-poured wax. A high quality candle will burn down evenly, while releasing exquisite fragrance the whole way through long burn times. Not to mention, they look absolutely chic and will add to all types of home decor.
 Moss & Mint Candle
Sleepwear
Opulence of Southern Pines carries luxury sleepwear for both men and women. Treat the man of your dreams to sumptuous lounge pants or a luxurious designer bathrobe. For women, treat her to a French designer pajama set, or a silk nightgown or robe. We bet she’ll feel like a million bucks!
Jersey Bathrobe
If you can’t decide on what to gift your special someone or are unable to visit us, Opulence of Southern Pines does offer gift certificates. Our gift certificates are the best way to ensure your sweetheart receives the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. You can order them online here, or give us a call at 910-692-2744 if you have any questions. Happy shopping!

The Duxiana Difference

The DUX Bed- Duxiana’s DUX bed is touted as a “vehicle for wellbeing.” Designed with a unique continuous coil system, the DUX bed adjusts to both the shape of your body as well as your movement during sleep.

Duxiana Bed

While most people are aware that a lack of quality sleep can cause mood swings, grogginess, and irritability, according to WebMD, it can also lead to serious health issues including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. This is why it is so important to carefully select your bed.

  • Body contouring – The DUX bed conforms to your hips and shoulders while adequately supporting your lower back, allowing your spine to sit in its natural position. This takes any undue strain off muscles so you can enjoy a Duxbedrestful and restorative night’s sleep.
  • Lumbar support – The DUX bed includes an adjustable lumbar system to provide extra support and comfort right where you need it most.
  • Continuous coil – This high performance system is designed with over 4,000 interconnected springs that provide support to the entire body and distribute pressure evenly.
  • Deep sleep – The DUX bed sleep technology allows you to enjoy deep and restful sleep the entire night.
  • Customizable support – Because everyone is different, the DUX Pascal system allows you to create the support combination you require for optimal sleep. Customize your bed using our interchangeable cassettes with a variety of sleep tensions.
  • Eco-friendly – The DUX interchangeable design not only allows customization, but it also enables you to change only the parts of your mattress that need updating. No need to throw out the entire unit, simply remove the worn section and replace.
  • 90 years in the making – the DUX sleep system is backed by 90 years of research and development.

At Opulence of Southern Pines, we are proud to offer our customer the technologically advanced DUX bed from Duxiana. And, for a limited time, we are offering 20% off all down products and fine European linens. Visit our website to learn more or shop online. Coupon code: DUXLINENSALE. The sale ends January 31, 2017- shop today!

Opulence of Southern Pines = One Stop Shopping!

 It’s that time of year– Thanksgiving has passed, the weather outside is frightful, and the sparkling decor and Christmas tunes are in abundance. It’s the holiday season and like it or not, there’s plenty of shopping to be done!

While shopping for gifts for the people you love can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays, it can also be one of the most stressful. No matter who on your list you are shopping for, feel confident knowing that all of your holiday presents can be found at Opulence of Southern Pines!

Abyss & Habidecor Amigo Robe

Abyss & Habidecor Amigo Robe

Adri Throw modeled by owner Tanda Jarest. Made with baby alpaca wool and racoon loops.

Adri Throw modeled by owner Tanda. Made with baby alpaca wool and raccoon loops. Makes a gorgeous gift!

Would your spouse like to indulge in a warm bath after a long day at work? Be sure to wrap them in the highest quality luxury bath linens from around the world to meet their every need. The Abyss & Habidecor Amigo Robe is also a must.

Has your mother been hinting about giving her home décor a fresh look? We have the answer!
We are also proud to offer the best in sleepwear and fragrances!
With us, you’ll be so good at buying holiday presents, even Santa himself will be jealous! And don’t forget, a gift certificate is the best way to ensure someone receives just what they want for any occasion. For more information, browse our website or call 910-692-2744 to speak with a professional.

No Shave November: Facial Hair Care

We’ve all seen the difference between finely-coiffed facial hair and an untamed mane.  While the grizzly lumberjack look may be hip, it might not be the best fit for the office.  Don’t let “No Shave November” turn you into a caveman!

Step 1: Determine Your Beard Type & Trim Accordingly

Growing a beard doesn’t mean letting facial hair grow wherever it will. Determine how you’d like the beard to look.  Birchbox offers tips on the best beard type for your face shape.  Utilize a pair of scissors or straight razor to fine-tune the lines.

Dreadnought Spartan Double Edge Razor

Dreadnought Spartan Double Edge Razor

•       Razors: Antiga Barbearia de Bairro Single-Blade ,Dreadnought Double-Blade , Edwin JaggerGOLDDACHS Dovo , Il CeppoMerkur 

•       Scissors: included in Dovo’s beard kit 

Step 2: Keep Your Face Fresh

Remember – the best beards don’t take over your face.  Abide by the spirit of “No Shave November” without strict adherence to the letter of the law.  Be sure to maintain the appropriate facial hair length for your beard type, shave the rest.

•       Shaving Brush: DreadnoughtEdwin JaggerGOLDDACHSKent ProrasoIl Ceppo Merkur RooneyVie Long 

•       Shaving Soap: Antiga Barbearia de BairroD.R. Harris ArlingtonTabula Rasa

•       Shaving Cream: Castle ForbesDreadnoughtD.R. Harris Arlington, Edwin JaggerProaso (also available in foam variety), Simpsons

•       After Shave Balm: Castle ForbesDreadnoughtD.R. Harris Arlington, Proraso

Step 3: Wash Your Beard

Cleaning your beard combats itchiness throughout the day.  Scrub your beard and pat it dry.

•       Beard Wash: Bluebeards 

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Bluebeard’s Beard Wash

Step 4: Further Beard Maintenance

Beard oils, creams, or waxes should be applied to tame your beard and reduce itchiness.  Don’t resign your beard to a thicket of tangled knots! Comb or brush your beard every day to keep it growing in the direction you want.

•       Combs: Chicago Comb CoGOLDDACHS Mustache CombKent,Bluebeards 

•       Wax: GOLLDACHS Beard Wax  Captain Fawcett’s Moustache Wax

•       Beard Cream: Bluebeards 

Opulence of the Southern Pines offers the finest in luxury men’s grooming items.  Shop online or in store!

The Season of Gift Giving Starts Now

We are in the midst of gift-giving season! From now until January, you can expect friends and family to spoil loved ones with seasonal presents and thoughtful gifts. Whether you are thanking a party hostess for their soiree or attending a bridal shower, everyone deserves a bit of opulence in their life. Here are some ideas that are sure to impress!


Bridal Shower: Heading to a bridal shower? Show the happy couple how special they are with one of these essential gifts!

CozyChic Bathrobe

The Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Bath Robe

Lady Primrose Bath Salts – Wedding planning is stressful. Provide the bride-to-be with detoxifying and conditioning bath salts that will leave her glowing!

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe – There’s no better feeling than wrapping up in a comfy cozy robe! Get the happy couple matching robes that they will enjoy day in and day out.

Sferra Celine Fringed Throw – There’s nothing like a good blanket! This cotton fringed throw from Sferra Celine is a great choice for the couple and their home.

Baby Shower: If you are looking for the perfect baby shower gift, then look no further. Opulence of Southern Pines has a selection of baby products for welcoming a little one to the world.

The Wild Buddy –Elephant – This super soft and cuddle elephant is perfect company for newborns as they grow up.

Airplane pajamas

Sweet Dreams Airplane PJs

Sweet Dreams Pajamas– New parents often register for newborn sizes, but it helps to accumulate a small stockpile of clothes for their little one to grow into. Sweet Dreams has adorable and lightweight jammies for boys and girls in toddler sizes.

Barefoot Dreams Receiving Blanket – These adorable, multi-striped receiving blankets are a cloud of softness to wrap a newborn in. With pink and blue available, it’s a great pick for any gender baby shower.

Hostess Gifts: Don’t go to a party empty handed! Ditch the bottle of wine and show your gratitude to the hostess with a gift from Opulence of Southern Pines.

Nest Fragrances New Hearth Candle

The Hearth fragrance is available in a candle, as well as a diffuser.

The Hearth fragrance is available in a candle, as well as a diffuser.

This premium candle mixes an aroma of wintertime fire and wood with hints of frankincense.

If you aren’t sure what to get for a baby shower, bridal shower or party, pick up an Opulence of Southern Pines gift certificate! A gift certificate is the best way to ensure someone receives just what they want for any occasion. For more information, browse our website or call 910-692-2744 to speak with a professional.