Dating back to the 1600s, cufflinks have long been the choice of nattily-attired men for securing the French cuffs on their dress shirts. These small ornamental clasps, once called "sleeve buttons," were made of silver and gold that was often encrusted with precious gems.
Today, one needn't be a true gentleman with an estate and butler to wear cufflinks to a special event. In fact, for a wedding we'd expect no less: After all, cufflinks are a must-wear, especially if yours is a black tie wedding. Plus, they're a great way to add a commemorative piece of jewelry to the occasion. They can announce his style, celebrate your bond or underscore his passion for a movie, book or vehicle.
The tea kettle, that humble household necessity, has historically conveyed the notion of comfort. Steeping tea to be served with cookies (or "biscuits", per the English) is a time-honored symbol of hospitality. Then in 1980s America, tea kettles became status objects: Italian architect Aldo Rossi designed a sleek number for Alessi and architect Michael Graves designed his famous kettle topped by a red, chirping bird. It was the whistle heard around the world.
Today, tea kettles are must-haves on any wedding registry. Coveted styles include the retro SMEG design and the super cute kettles from Kate Spade. Even if you don't drink tea, a kettle is a must-have for boiling the water used in a French press for coffee or for hot chocolate. No hostess is prepared without one, particularly while hosting a brunch, a book club or holiday parties. We've rounded up the best tea kettles for your wedding registry from Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma and more. (And don't forget the Fortnum & Mason Wedding Bouquet Blend, a tea developed to commemorate the marriage of Prince Henry ("Harry") of Wales and Meghan Markle!)
Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!
Every love story is unique: For the bride, an alternative engagement ring becomes her outward symbol of a one-of-a-kind love. Unusual rings are embraced by the bride who requires statement-making jewelry, and her choice of style runs the gamut from quietly minimalistic to exuberantly ornate.
Sure, the white round diamond has long been the classic engagement ring, but many gorgeous options exist beyond that typical style. Some are rendered unique due their setting design, be it modern or vintage-inspired. Others stand out due to their metal, ranging from rose gold to a highly-polished platinum band. A constellation of gemstones is there for one's choosing, including deeply red rubies, ink-toned sapphires, blushing morganites and opalescent pearls. Here, we've selected the most stunning alternative engagement rings from Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and more.
Amid the tumult of wedding preparations, there is someone who always keeps a cool head: Mom. Whether she's your mom or your future mother-in-law, she's been there since the beginning for you guys, offering her love and support. So, now's the time to gift her with a treasure she'll always cherish. Traditionally given at the rehearsal dinner or the morning of the wedding, gifts for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom should be substantial, but they don't have to be exorbitant. We've rounded up a list of gifts that cost $50 or less that are unique and memorable: Some are sentimental, others are practical and a couple are glamorous; choose which one best reflects your special lady's personality. We shopped at Uncommon Goods, Williams-Sonoma, Nordstrom and more for these thoughtful keepsakes. No doubt, you'll find something she'll love from this creative assortment!
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Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Cape Cod Clear (1602 + 160) Salad Bowl - Clear, Stem 1602 + 160
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Cape Cod Clear (1602 + 160) Large Fruit/Punch Bowl - Clear, Stem 1602 + 160
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Ralph Lauren Crystal - Ralph Lauren Crystal Lumiere Water Goblet - Panels,Multisided Bowl,Stem&Foot
Galway - Galway Longford Iced Tea - Cut Bowl & Foot, Multisided, Knob Stem
American Cut - American Cut Juliette Iced Tea - Cut Bowl & Foot, Multisided Stem
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Clarendon Iced Tea - Clear, Cut Bowl, Multisided Stem
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Lismore Stemmed Iced Tea - Vertical Cut On Bowl,Multisided Stem
Ralph Lauren Crystal - Ralph Lauren Crystal Celeste Ice Bucket - Clear,Panel Bowl,Octagonal Foot
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Lismore Engravable Stemmed Iced Tea - Vertical Cut On Bowl,Multisided Stem
Josair - Josair Electra Linda Iced Tea - Clear,Multisided Stem & Foot
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Lismore Iced Tea - Vertical Cut On Bowl,Multisided Stem
Gorham Crystal - Gorham Crystal Hearthglow (Cut) Iced Tea - Vertical Cuts On Bowl,Multisided Stem
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Castlemaine (Cut) Iced Tea - Clear, Cut, Multisided Stem, Cut Foot
Gorham Crystal - Gorham Crystal Grand Tapestry Iced Tea - Clear, Cut, Panels, Multisided Stem
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Lismore Tall Iced Tea - Vertical Cut On Bowl,Multisided Stem
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Blackrock Stemmed Iced Tea - Vertical Cuts, Multisided Stem
Noritake - Noritake Stenmark Iced Tea - Clear, Cut Bowl, Multisided Stem
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus 984 Iced Tea - Stem#984,Plain Bowl,Multisided Stem
Bryce - Bryce Puritan Iced Tea - Stem 894, Panel Cut, Multisided Stem
Ralph Lauren Crystal - Ralph Lauren Crystal Bedford Iced Tea - Clear, 2 Balls In Stem
Gorham Crystal - Gorham Crystal Heather Iced Tea - Clear,Multisided Stem,Optic
Noritake - Noritake Kincaid Iced Tea - Clear, Panels, Multisided Stem
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Glenmore (Cut) Footed Dessert - Cut Bowl/Foot, Multisided Stem
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Lismore Footed Bowl - Vertical Cut On Bowl,Multisided Stem