The Blog of Opulence
June 30, 2016
You can find candles just about anywhere, from dollar stores to department stores to posh little boutiques. But what’s the difference between the candle that costs ninety-nine cents and $40 boutique, luxury candles? You might be surprised to know there are quite a lot of differences!
Like most things, you really do get what you pay for with candles. Pricey candles, like the well-loved brand LAFCO, 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. LAFCO fragrances combine concentrated fragrance oils with exclusive vegan hard waxes that create slow, even burns that enhance the environment. Not to mention their chic appearance! Each candle’s container is a hand-blown glass vessel that is sure to modernize any space. LAFCO candles combine color, texture, and fragrance to enhance your everyday living and entertaining experience!
June 09, 2016
Creating the Perfect Dinner Party with Luxury Tableware
In addition to the ideal menu and a carefully thought out guest list, hosting the perfect dinner party begins with beautiful tableware. Choosing the right linens, china, glassware and special touches can add the extra touches to make your event memorable.
- China – A china pattern is the perfect way to show your personality and set the mood for your table. Select a style that reflects your personal style. If you have several options from which to choose, consider the menu you are serving before making a final selection. For example, a more formal menu may work best with an ornate traditional pattern, while a country design might lend itself to a more casual meal. If you are purchasing china, consider a pattern that could easily be paired with other options for flexibility
May 13, 2016
Whether you have been shaving for a couple of years or a couple of decades, getting the perfect shave may seem impossible. A great shave will leave you feeling confident, clean, and ready to take on the day while a bad shave will leave you with nicks, stubble and razor bumps. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your 5 o’clock shadow, follow our guide for achieving the perfect shave.
The best shave possible is a result of quality grooming products and superior shaving techniques. Take a look at our breakdown of what you need for the perfect shave:
April 20, 2016
Sleep plays an important role in both physical and mental health. When we suffer from a bad night of sleep, it effects our functionality, mood, appetite and immune system. A bedroom should be the most luxurious and personal space in any home. Creating an appropriate bedroom environment will help you fall asleep and stay asleep! To ensure a great night’s sleep every night, follow these tips for creating the perfect atmosphere in your bedroom.
Darkness – A dark environment helps set the right atmosphere to sleep. Invest in dark colored shutters, shades or blinds that will effectively keep out morning light.
Temperature – Not too hot, not too cold.
March 30, 2016
Just like that…our Cameron Village location is three!
As we approach the three-year anniversary of our grand opening in Cameron Village, we find ourselves reminiscing about the great clients, unbelievable products, and dear friends that have enriched us so in the past few years. A lot can change in three years, but our gratitude to our exceptional clients and our absolutely amazing team has only grown. Thank you for your friendship and for sharing our love of all things exquisite. It’s a good life and we love sharing it with you!
Growing a business, like anything important in life, is a labor of love. We’ve so enjoyed getting to know our Cameron Village clients and have been thrilled and humbled by those of you who have visited our location from near and far. Traditionally, a three year anniversary is celebrated with leather or glass. We have plenty of stunning leather items in-store (a Dovo
March 30, 2016
Your Bathroom Doesn’t Have to Be “Blah”
Is your bath a sea of beige and white? While we love the crispness of luxurious neutrals, Spring is the time for color and fun! Make your bathroom feel like a spa oasis and show your personality! We are loving these bright, fun Abyss & Habidecor towels right now. They are a gift from the towel gods! These beauties are crafted with exceptional quality in Portugal and get softer and more luxurious as you wash them. Do they sound like a dream come true? It’s because they are. Whether you love the crisp, traditional nature of a neutral palette or if you’re ready to stock up on a punchy palette for spring, we have the best of the best online and in-store.
March 30, 2016
Where would you be without your mom? What about those that have been like a mother to you? Or the mother and grandmother of your own children? How do you ever repay these incredible forces doing the most important work in the world?
Mother’s Day is on May 8th, and it’s the perfect day to let that special lady know just how much you love her! Provide her with an opportunity to relax, and make her feel special with one a unique and utterly opulent gift. Mom always wanted us to plan ahead, so be sure that your Mother’s Day gift is chosen and ready to present sooner rather than later. Remember when Mom told you that the early bird gets the worm? She was right…and the early bird also gets the best pick of our amazing gifts for Mom. And let’s be honest…she deserves the very, very best. Some of our best picks include:
March 30, 2016
Did you know, on average, that people spend 1/3 of their lives sleeping? Some certainly have the luxury of more sleep time than others and we all miss our rest when we’re not sleeping well. Work, life, and responsibility can all take a toll on our best sleep. We have some suggestions for how to get better sleep. At Opulence, we believe that sleep time should be spent in luxury, which is why we carry the finest luxury linens, sleepwear, and bedding accessories. Additionally, the foundation of a good night’s sleep is a great mattress. Do you think that all mattresses are created equal? We beg to differ and challenge you to explore the DUXIANA lifestyle. Learn a little bit more about why we love it and sleep luxuriously:
Sleep is essential to repair and renew your being, and having a restful night sleep is extremely dependent on your mattress. The continuous coil spring technology keeps your spine in line throughout the night, keeping you in ultimate comfort. An independent sleep
March 26, 2016
Luxury Brands for the Home
Everyone Deserves a Bit of Opulence in Their Life.
We now have our own Blog for Opulence of Southern Pines & DUXIANA of Southern Pines. Stay tuned each month for interesting posts on how to experience luxury living. We will discuss everything from restorative sleep and all the luxuries needed for the bed.
We will have topic discussions on how to choose the best luxury bath linens and table linens for your personal and family needs. We will explain the benefits and differences between Egyptian Long Staple Cotton versus traditional cottons.