Dec 13, 2009

Luxury Linens for the Modern Boudoir




My latest contribution to Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine...
http://www.bhlmag.com/winter10/

While the thought of turning down a bed piled high with quilts, shams, duvets, and pillows may seem daunting, I find the process quite therapeutic. Like a ceremony, each meticulously pressed layer unfolding to reveal another. A well appointed bed requires meticulous attention to detail and military precision. When done correctly, the result is nothing short of luxurious.

With Italian fabrication and a pedigree dating back to 1860, FRETTE is the crème de la crème of luxury bed linens. Five Star Hotels around the world rely on FRETTE to pamper their guests and ensure a good nights sleep. The world’s leading interior designers rely on FRETTE to bring a same five star experience to the homes of royalty, dignitaries, and their most discriminating clientele.

A recent visit to the South Coast Plaza Boutique culminated in a therapy worthy spree of all things FRETTE. In addition to their classic traditional bedding, FRETTE offers a chic line of contemporary printed bedding, bath linens, table linens, outerwear, and accessories. My own personal vision of a five star bedroom starts with the HOTEL Collection. Classic white with black piping and signature monogram speaks volumes in both traditional and contemporary sleeping quarters. Bath robe, towels, and slippers? Yes please. A leather embossed valet for keys and wallet, check. Is that a beach towel and matching canvas tote? Well, you don’t want to displace your monogrammed terries. Two beach towels please. While my associate shopped next door for her next trophy hand bag, I kept it all about me.
Consider such an indulgence an investment in yourself. Relish the sense of privilege when climbing into bed and enjoy the luxury that envelopes you. I guarantee you’ll find yourself turning in just a little earlier and sleeping in just a little later. And for the record, although stylish and incredibly comfortable, the sateen pajamas make a better fashion statement within the confines of home rather than the corner coffee stop. However, if you must I recommend completing the ensemble with their cotton robe and cashmere slippers.