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Monday, December 29, 2014

Did '#Luxe - E - Claus" miss you this year? Check out #photo highlights from the @TheLuxuryReview & form your 2015 wishlist!

Was your holiday a little less than shiny? A little 'luxe-luster'? Maybe Santa just plain missed the mark completely?

Then let the products and brands presented at The Luxury Review give you a little inspiration (or ahem, 'aspiration') to make your wishlist for 2015!

Here are some photo highlights of all the "Luxe-tastic' things I got to experience at the New York City 'The Luxury Review': (I am going for something resembling alphabetical order, but my post holiday brain may not quite get there)

Baron Tequila at The Luxury Review in New York City 2014
Baron Tequila at The Luxury Review in New York City 2014
Mexico is one of my favorite places to visit, and visiting there helped me to develop a love of all things Tequila, I got to try out Tequila Baron for the first time at The Luxury Review event in NYC and I greatly enjoyed it! Will have to add this one to my bar!

Artist Cecile Brunswick in front of her own work at The Luxury Review in New York City
Abstract Artist Cecile Brunswick


Cirrus Aircraft VISION SF50 at The Luxury Review New York City, Airplane
Cirrus Aircraft VISION SF50 at The Luxury Review New York City







































Cirrus Aircraft VISION SF50 at The Luxury Review New York City, Airplane, Planes
Cirrus Aircraft VISION SF50 at The Luxury Review New York City
I travel by plane often and I can't say I ever thought of flying a plane myself, at least until NOW that is! Do you think fly lessons and THIS would fit under my tree for next year?

Cohiba Cigars at The Luxury Review
Cohiba Cigars at The Luxury Review

Cigar Afficionados certainly know the name Cohiba well, and The Luxury Review never fails to disappoint, they always seem to offer the finest spirits and the finest Cigars too!

Cohiba Cigars at The Luxury Review
The team at Cohiba sent us home with one of their Cigars! SCORE!

Double Cross Vodka at The Luxury Review in New York City 2014, spirits, Vodka
Double Cross Vodka at The Luxury Review in New York City 2014
I have to admit that the bottle drew me in. Much like Tory Burch's logo, the 'double cross' looks much like two 'T's' to  me, and since my name is Tracy I like to think they created this just for ME! I wonder if they need a blogger brand ambassador?

Energica Superbike at The Luxury Review in New York City 2014, motorcycle
Energica Superbike at The Luxury Review in New York City 2014
I have to confess I have never been on a motorcycle before (perhaps 2015 will bring a 'bad boy' into my life, LOL), this bike definitely makes me want to hit the road!

Giovanni Rana RANA Pastificio & Cucina at The Luxury Review in New York City
Giovanni Rana RANA Pastificio & Cucina at The Luxury Review in New York City

Needless to say Media are always hungry in New York City as there are always stories to cover and events to hit, RANA is a restaurant located in Chelsea Market in New York City, they tempted us with delicious pasta dishes and gave us a lovely gift bag to take home that included their Tortelloni, Ravioli, Basil Pesto and Alfredo Sauces and they were all absolutely delicious! I truly hope they will be back for the 2015 Luxury Review!

Chef Antonella Rana of Giovanni Rana RANA Pastificio & Cucina at The Luxury Review in New York City 2014
Chef Antonella Rana of Giovanni Rana RANA Pastificio & Cucina at The Luxury Review in New York City 2014
This Foodie loves her Pasta, and Chef Antonella served it up with love!

Goshwara Jewelry The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Goshwara Jewelry The Luxury Review Fall 2014

I don't know about you, but I certainly wouldn't mind having some of these shiny baubles under my tree!

Goshwara Jewelry The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Goshwara Jewelry The Luxury Review Fall 2014


Goshwara Jewelry The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Goshwara Jewelry The Luxury Review Fall 2014

Julia Poteat Handbags The Luxury Review Fall New York City 2014
Julia Poteat Handbags The Luxury Review Fall New York City 2014

I am absolutely handbag obsessed. (No surprise to loyal readers.) We have hosted a monthly Featured Handbag in the Spotlight since 2009 so meeting Julia Poteat was a pleasure and we actually spoke for a bit about our mutual passion for quality Handbags! She has an open invitation to work with us anytime! 

I just had to get a closeup on this beautiful Pony Hair Satchel:



If that handbag isn't 'ladies who lunch' I don't know what is! Tres Trendy! And with the Pony Hair I would totally go winter white with this, hashtag #seasonless for real!

Libratone Wireless Speakers The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Libratone Wireless Speakers The Luxury Review Fall 2014

Me being #TheOfficialTwitterPartyDJ, my life definitely has a soundtrack, and I am always interested in Audio Products, these wireless speakers offer scandinavian design and may just make your music 'cooler'.

Luxtural Skincare The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Luxtural Skincare The Luxury Review Fall 2014

With a name like 'Luxtural' it's easy to see how they made the cut at The Luxury Review, their products are where skincare and hydration meet with advanced anti-aging benefits!

Maserati The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Maserati, The Luxury Review Fall 2014 






































Who wouldn't want this muscle car under their tree?

Maserati The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Maserati The Luxury Review Fall 2014 


McPherson Guitars Custom Shop The Luxury Review Fall 2014
McPherson Guitars Custom Shop The Luxury Review Fall 2014 






































I have always wanted to learn to play the guitar, and these guitars from McPherson definitely provided extra inspiration!

Author Steve Light for Montegrappa Pens The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Author Steve Light for Montegrappa Pens The Luxury Review Fall 2014

It was fun watching Author Steve Light use Montegrappa Pens, the pens are absolutely beautiful, and a must for that Exec on your holiday shopping list! (They are also a very thoughtful gift for a recent College Grad!)

Have You Seen My Dragon a book by Author Steve Light Montegrappa The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Have You Seen My Dragon a book by Author Steve Light


I love the cover!

Orange County Choppers The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Orange County Choppers The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Orange County Choppers was at The Luxury Review and here are some examples of their work:

Orange County Choppers The Luxury Review Fall 2014


Statement Bike Perhaps?

Orange County Choppers The Luxury Review Fall 2014


Blue is one of my favorite colors!

Orange County Choppers The Luxury Review Fall 2014


I was born to be wild I tell you!

Orrefors Kosta Boda The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Orrefors Kosta Boda The Luxury Review Fall 2014

Orrefors Kossta Boda displayed their handblown glass products which are produced in Sweden, this bowl and ornaments caught my eye! (Super artsy photo right?)

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon






































Stag's Leap Wine Cellars offered both a Cabernet Sauvignon, pictured above, and a Chardonnay, pictured below:

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay Napa Valley The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 






































There was definitely a long line to get at these, but well worth the wait!

The John Allen Company The Luxury Review Fall 2014, John Allan's Premiere Men's Grooming Club
The John Allen Company The Luxury Review Fall 2014

John Allan's Premiere Men's Grooming Club offered their services and also displayed their grooming products, perfect gift idea for the 'well groomed' man in your life, or the one you wish was groomed a little bit better!

Ultra 5 Beverage The Luxury Review Fall 2014, Energy Drink
Ultra 5 Beverage The Luxury Review Fall 2014 






































Ultra 5 Energy Drink helped us all to keep up our energy, there was a lot to see and do! Focused Energy and No crash, makes this energy drink perfect for the active lifestyle!

Velvet Eyewear Sunglasses The Luxury Review Fall 2014
Velvet Eyewear Sunglasses


Aren't these sunglasses by Velvet Eyewear just making you yearn for a tropical getaway? I would love these under my tree with plane tickets in my stocking of course!

Wusthof Knives The Luxury Review Fall 2014, Cutlery
Wusthof Knives The Luxury Review Fall 2014






































I know my fellow foodies already know the name Wusthof, their knives are definitely the 'cadillac' of kitchen cutlery! (Is it OK to slip a knife into someone's stocking?)

Here is a really cool video of the event:



My Take:

Here is my coverage of last year's Luxury Review in case you missed it!

The Luxury Review is definitely one of my favorite NYC events to attend, they showcase such a wide variety of products that are part of a luxe lifestyle, I could definitely imagine quite a few of these under my tree next year!

Which product featured above would YOU most like to find under your tree next year butterfly?


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Did you miss the @TheLuxuryReview event in New York City? Check out my Photo Highlights!

2014 McLaren


I could have easily titled this post My 2013 Christmas Wish List, as this exclusive press showcase and ultimate shopping event of well curated brands and items for those of discerning taste who really appreciate the finer things in life was certainly a luxury lovers dream.

Industries on hand included automotive, aviation, fashion, jewelry & timepieces, luggage, wine & spirits, electronics and more! There were some major debuts including the 2014 McLaren 12C Spider courtesy of McLaren Long Island and LG Electronics USA also showcased the debut of it's razor thin 55 inch CURVED OLED TV. They also featured the LG G2 Smartphone (which if you remember I attended the Global Launch for this phone in New York City, you can see that coverage HERE). They also displayed their newly expanded line of Ultra Hi-Def TV's led by the 84-inch UHD model with four times the resolution of today's HDTV's in their ultra high-tech lounge.

Check out my Photo Highlights:

Tache Artisan Chocolate
Tache Artisan Chocolate treated attendees to chocolates using the finest ingredients, with no artificial colorings, flavorings or additives!

ClearJet
ClearJet the first flat fee direct access marketplace for Jet Charters!


Elite Mobile Cigars
Elite Mobile Cigars - They designed a very special cigar called 'The Stanyon Cigar' whose proceeds benefit Heart to Heart Foundation - www.heart-heart.net - Created for the parents of two sisters, each one killed in a car accident exactly 19 months apart, those tragedies resulted in organ donations and the parents are now passionate advocates of organ donation. You know just how much Ascending Butterfly loves featuring Brands that GIVE Back, and their passion for their products and for their amazing cause made this particular brand a stand out for me!

Chivas Regal
Oddly enough I met with Chivas Regal, twice in that same night, first during The Luxury Review and then again later that night at the Hispanicize NYC Meetup at the CopaCabana Night Club! Apparently much like me, they are very social butterflies!

DRESSAGE Collection
DRESSAGE Collection showcased a stunning collection of luxury handbags!

DRESSAGE Collection, handbags, leather
Santa Baby, put some DRESSAGE under the tree, for me......

DRESSAGE Collection on display, handbags, leather
Yes, Ascending Butterfly is Handbag obsessed!

Wusthof knives on display at The Luxury Review exclusive Press Event in New York City
Cooks, Chefs and serious foodies already know the Wusthof Brand and their quality knives!

Wusthof knives



Louis IX
Louis IX uses the finest textiles and fabrics and also offer an exclusive concierge service!

Anatomie from Europe
Anatomie from Europe offer modern, feminine and sophisticated styles for women!

Armand Diradourian Cashmere
Armand Diradourian Cashmere showcased a mix of home, clothing and travel goodies! I only wish there was 'touch-o-vision' so you could feel how soft and cozy their cashmere is!

Armand Diradourian Cashmere
I would also love Santa to slip something Cashmere and Fab under my tree!

House of Horology
House of Horology presented their timepieces in a most unique way! Those fish are styling in that tank!

Eleven James
Eleven James offers an annual membership program that is helping to redefine how luxury watches are being discovered, this takes 'of the month' club's to a whole new level that's for sure!

Hartmann
Hartmann presented their luggage, business cases, and totes! You know just how much I love Travel, and they are making me think it's time for a new suitcase in my life!

Hartmann

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars presented a selection of their finest wines! I enjoyed the Chardonay as well as the Cabernet!

Technogel Sleeping
Technogel Sleeping presented their pillows and mattresses, I definitely want Santa to slip both of them under my tree!

Technogel Sleeping

Iride Italian Bicycles
Iride Italian Bicycles presented their hand crafted bicycles (since 1919) that are now available in North America!

Trunfio Jewels
Stunning Jewelry on display by Trunfio Jewels

LG Electronics John Taylor shows off the 55-inch 55EA9800 ($9,999) curved-screen Full HD 1080p OLED TV at the Rand Luxury Review in New York
LG Electronics John Taylor shows off the 55-inch 55EA9800 ($9,999) curved-screen Full HD 1080p OLED TV at the Rand Luxury Review in New York

LG 65" CLASS ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION 4K TV WITH SMART TV (64.5" DIAGONALLY)

LG 65" CLASS ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION 4K TV WITH SMART TV (64.5" DIAGONALLY)


84" CLASS ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION 3D TV WITH SMART TV (83.9" DIAGONALLY)

84" CLASS ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION 3D TV WITH SMART TV (83.9" DIAGONALLY)


I think I need to pimp my Family Room's TV, looks like LG has something for everyone!

Disaronno
Disaronno created a signature punch for the occasion!

Mina D Jewelry
Mina D Jewelry presented their jewelry - and because you know I love brands that give back, I have to point out their Jeni Bracelet a jade and agate bracelet with a sterling silver ribbon charm 15% of the proceeds from this bracelet will be donated to the American Diabetes Association! (A very thoughtful holiday gift for someone you love who has Diabetes)

The Puku Charger
The Puku Charger is a powerful, portable and rechargeable battery for smart phones, tables mobile or hand-held devices with USB Chargers! Perfect for us busy blogger on the go that's for sure. I'm thinking perfect stocking stuffer!

Akribos
Akribos which means exact and precise in Greece offer watches with a bold and industrial look that has received rave reviews - Ladies stuff this in his stocking this year, and you will score MAJOR brownie points!

Signature Car Collection
Signature Car Collection offer an un-paralleled car rental experience!

Signature Car Collection, Ascending Butterfly wearing IGIGI Margherita Wrap Dress, Earthies The Veria Too Shoes, Jade and Jasper Bracelet
You know how much I love red, wouldn't I look fab behind the wheel of this car? BTW, I'm totally rocking my new Margherita Wrap Dress in Turquoise from IGIGI! My shoes are Earthies (The Veria Too Style) and my bracelet is Jade & Jasper!

Here are some Video Highlights I found on YouTube:






My Take:

I loved that such a wide variety of brands were brought together to create such a fun and exciting event! There were a few more brands in attendance than shown above, I really need to remember that the hi-res setting uses so much memory!

Which Brand Featured Above is YOUR Favorite? Which of these would you want to see under the tree this year?

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FTC Disclosure: LG Electronics provided Ascending Butterfly with Press Access to The Luxury Review for editorial consideration, all opinions are 100% my own. I have NOT been compensated to share my event recap coverage, nor were there gift bags just so you know! I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may visit our full giveaway and disclosure page for complete policy information.