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Favorite Things for Summer

Our Favorite Things is bigger and better than ever! Checkout these chic luxuries and remember to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet. Since this is our most popular feature, we'll be adding something extra special to the closet when it's time to draw the winner.

Beatriz Ball's OCEAN Crab Oval Tray is one of the most stunning trays ever created. Gracing coastal homes and summer cocktail parties, it features a crab, shells, and the edge gives the illusion of waves. Magnificent design and superior craftsmanship. The tray can go from oven to table and requires no polishing. $153

Justin Boots Women's Cracked Rail Boots

You'll be ready for summer concerts and weddings in the country in the oh-so-chic Justin Boots® Women's Cracked Dark Brown Rail® Boots. Every girl needs a pair of cowboy boots, no matter their age, and thanks to the J-Flex Flexible Comfort® insoles, these are as comfortable as they are beautiful. Handcrafted in the USA, the 12" boots feature a wide-square toe, 2-1/4" fashion heel, and a beautiful weathered look. $199.95

Show off your summer tan with Mari Tome's bangles. Of all the beautiful Mari Tome's designs we've featured, these are our absolute favorite. The set of 3 bangles includes two sterling silver rippled hammered bangles and one 14KT yellow gold straight bangle featuring a 2.5mm bezel set white sapphire. {Two sets of bangles are pictured above}. Light, airy, easy-to wear, and simply stunning. Handcrafted in her studio located at the HJW Vineyard in Finger Lakes, NY. $175

Miraclesuit Shine and Shimmer Muse is a stunning one-piece bandeau swimsuit in a gorgeous fabric. The distinct draping is designed to slenderize and create an hourglass shape. The shimmering top with underwire bra asymetrically meets a black bottom for a striking color combination. Made of LYCRA® XTRA-LIFE™ spandex for a long-lasting fit. Detachable straps included. Available in sizes 8-16 for $174 with free shipping and returns at

Say bye-bye to bad hair days with the ghd Limited Edition Rose Gold Styler. Straightens and smooths hair and leaves it silky, shiny and frizz-free. The 1" professional styler has smoother plates with a high-gloss finish to glide through hair. A limited edition rose gold roll bag, 2 sectioning clips, and a plate guard also included. Universal voltage and auto shut-off. $225 at

Look at these stunners! Costa's Mag Bay Sunglasses with unique Matte Sunset Fade Frames and Gray Lenses. The comfortable, lightweight, extra large frames are perfect for summer. Costa's 580 Lens Technology produces better contrast, definition, visual clarity and sharpness. 100% UV protection and polarization protects eyes and reduces glare and eye fatigue. Frames and lenses are available in a range of color choices and are prescription ready. Includes a hard case and Costa's lifetime warranty. $169

The stunning Patricia Nash Marciana Flap handcrafted bag features a tooled leather floral pattern. An adjustable strap allows the bag to be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody and is roomy enough to hold keys, sunnies, smartphone, wallet, brush and cosmetics. Featuring a burned edge finish, magnetic flap closure, 2 slip pockets and 1 interior zippered pocket. Several beautiful color options from which to choose. $129 at

Let's get this party started! How fun is Altec Lansing's LifeJacket wireless bluetooth speaker that can even float in the pool! The LifeJacket has it all ~ clear, crisp sound, 16 hours of battery life, caller ID, voice confirmation, built-in microphone, and power bank to charge your smartphone. It's also dustproof, waterproof, and shockproof. $149.99

For those that love surprises and delicious pasta that tastes homemade Amazing Clubs Dinner of the Month Club is a must-try. Each month you'll receive gourmet-quality pasta, sauce and one other surprise for a delicious dinner. Makes a delightful gift that will delight the recipient each month. Don't forget to get one for yourself too! Several subscription options available starting at $20.95 per month.

Gary Farrell 2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay makes any dinner a special occasion. Creamy and smooth with aromas of juicy apple and summer florals and tasting notes of honey, almond and nutmeg. The silky and flavorful medium-bodied wine has a juicy acidity and pairs well with every course from appetizers to dessert. $35 

Carolee's Perennial Beauty Openwork Cuff Bracelet gives new meaning to the phrase "arm candy". This season's must-have accessory, it features a stunning floral design crafted in an openwork dimensional casting. Breathtakingly dramatic! Includes Carolee's Worldwide Lifetime Guarantee. $85

Create a lasting memory on canvas of your fave vacation photo or choose one of Picture it on CANVAS' stock photos. We love this Beach Chairs Gallery Wrapped Print which brings the relaxing serenity of the beach indoors. The striking combination of color and B&W works well with almost any decor. Prices starting at $72, the 18x12" is $105

Thomas Lee Ltd. was one of the first brands we ever featured and their luxurious sheets are even softer today than the day we first opened the package. Made of 100% Pima Cotton, the PerfectCale® 500 thread count sheets with ultra-fine-ring-spun yarn are the finest we've found. And since we spend one-third of our lives in bed, shouldn't we all treat ourselves to the softest sheets available? The sheets have a generous fit {no tugging to get the fitted sheet over the mattress required} and do not shrink. Available in White or Ivory in Full, Queen, King or California King. Prices start $215 per set. Save 15% with coupon code TL15 at checkout.

We all love our Bobby Flay Stripe Kitchen Coordinates. Brighten your kitchen with plush dish towels, matching dish cloths, thick and protective oven mitt, and absorbent bar cloths all in an attractive rust color with a bright and cheery striped trim. Ranging in price from $8.99 - $15.99 at

Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet and we'll be adding something extra special to the prize selections. 

To Enter: email and include the following:
  • "Favorite Things" in the subject line
  • your first and last name
  • complete mailing address
  • twitter id 
  • facebook name 
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#Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries gift closet in their #FavoriteThings #giveaway Details:
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    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET August 31, 2015.  Limit one entry per household. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We received no compensation from any brand featured in this post, nor were affiliate links used. 

    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this feature. 


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