No Time to Get Away? 7 Tips for a Five-Star Staycation

Want to wash away the worry and headaches of a rough week? Treat yourself to a staycation to relax and recharge your battery. Take a couple days off, a weekend, or even an overnight, and relax with some recuperative tactics that will make you feel like you are thousands of miles away from the stress. Use these tips and feel like you are spending your staycation at a five-star resort!

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Housewarming Gift Baskets

If you want to congratulate a friend or loved one on the purchase of a new home, treat them to a gift basket filled with luxurious items. If you know their personal decor style, then you can choose items that coordinate with it, or you can purchase neutral pieces that will work with any type of interior design elements.

Even if you’re on a tight gift-giving budget, you can still find items that offer a touch of luxury that will make the homeowner feel pampered as they settle into their new residence. When designing the basket, choose just one or two higher-end products, and fill it in with more basic items

Start with a decorative basket that the gift recipient can reuse around the home for storing towels, bath products or even holiday items. As another idea, use a picnic basket to hold the gifts as a creative touch. Here are some luxurious housewarming gift ideas to get you started.
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Make a Statement with Your Baby Shower Gift

Your BFF, sister or family friend is having a baby. Congrats to her! With her due date quickly approaching, a baby shower is on the horizon. That means you need to get her a stand-out gift. Sure, you could go with the same old package of onesies or the little hat and bootie combo that everyone else is getting her. Or, you could go with something that makes a statement. That is, a statement saying, “I only want you and your baby to have the best.”

How can you stand out from the rest of the gift-giving back and celebrate the new mama-to-be? Take a look at these way beyond basic baby shower gift picks.

Designer Duds

Those teeny tiny little outfits are awesomely adorable. The soon-to-be mommy will totally appreciate a stylish set of baby clothes. Chances are that she’s already bought the basics. Onesies, leggings and socks are probably filling her over-stuffed baby drawers. But she may not have picked out anything that goes beyond sleepers and stretchy pants.
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8 Luxurious Gifts for the Holiday Season

8 Luxurious Gifts for the Holiday Season

Give personal, high-end gifts this holiday season, and all year-long, with some luxurious products that anyone will appreciate. Encourage friends, family, and loved ones to pamper themselves with tasteful items chosen specifically for them.

Look for these eight high-end gifts and luxurious personal products this holiday season.

1. Egyptian Cotton Linens

Give a gift of Egyptian cotton linens this season — the recipient of your gift will love the comfort this high-quality material gives.
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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

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.  

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!

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.

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.