Archive for ‘December, 2012’

We’re All ‘Leathered Up’ Over These iPhone Cases!


The Restoration Hardware leather iPhone case… Because even smartphones want to look sexy.

After years of faithful service, last weekend my old reliable iPhone 3G finally met its tragic demise landing face first on a hard tile floor, (the floor won.) Taking its place is a shiny new iPhone 4S and as much as I love this new pocket rocket, I just might love my new leather iPhone case from Restoration Hardware even more!


These beautiful leather cases come in a wide variety of colors and the stitching detail is excellent. While heavy ‘texters’ may find the slight overlapping edges annoying, (I just slip it out of the case while sending long notes), for me the added protection and great look outweighs any minor inconvenience.

While I may not be able to pony up for one of the exquisite leather chairs or couches available at Restoration Hardware, now at least I can walk away with a touch of the RH swagger!

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Clancy’s—Santa’s Little Helper


This delicious 2009 Peter Lehmann Shiraz – Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot blend is guaranteed to sooth your jangled holiday nerves.

Last-minute holiday shopping got you frazzled?… Never fear! The friendly shopping assistants here at A Life Designed have just the tip you need to put the “Ho Ho Ho” back in your holiday season.

Do yourself a favor, park your reindeer and open a bottle of 2009 Clancy’s Shiraz – Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot from Barossa, Australia. This incredibly smooth blend from ‘down under’ will fill your mouth and delight your senses with a burst of berries, plums and spices and it finishes strong with a hint of pepper. Blend: 39% Shiraz, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot.

After a glass or two of this holiday cheer, you’ll be all set to brave the last-minute shopping frenzy once again!

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Porsche Sport Driving School


Have you been very VERY good? Then perhaps you’ll find this under your tree this year!

Have a guy or gal on your gift-giving list this holiday season who has just about everything and is hard to impress? Well then, how about a one or two-day gift pass to the Porsche Sport Driving School? This intense crash course, (certainly no pun intended), is designed to give the thrill-seeking speed demon in your life a gift they won’t soon forget.

With curriculums designed for those wondering what a Porsche feels like at the limits and for people who desire to learn from top professional driving instructors at one of the world’s best racing circuits, the Porsche Sport Driving School has got you covered. Merry Christmas indeed!

Porsche Sport Driving School
6075-B Barber Motorsports Parkway
Leeds, AL 35094
Phone: 888-204-7474

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The ‘Daniela’ Vespa—Knock On Wood!


Through planning, passion and the pursuit of perfection, a master craftsman creates a wooden, fully functional Vespa!

Carlos Alberto, a gifted Portuguese craftsman, clearly loves his classic Vespas. He loves them so much in fact that he’s created a stunning replica made almost entirely from wood. Lovingly named the Daniela, this is no mere showroom conversation piece… You can hop on this bad motor scooter and ride!

Click here to view pictures of the build out… Simply amazing!

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Bungalow Furniture & Accessories


A diamond in the desert, Scottsdale’s Bungalow AZ is a one-stop-shop for the bespoke home.

Should you ever find yourself wandering aimlessly in the hot, well-heeled desert that is ScottsdaleArizona, be sure to do yourself a favor and seek shade at Bungalow Furniture & Accessories… Your home will thank you!


Bungalow AZ is a design-lovers paradise, chock-full of stylish furniturelightingartlinensbooksaccessories and must-have treasures for the home and best of all, everything shown on the showroom floor is available for immediate delivery.


Upon entering the beautifully laid-out store, you will be greeted by a friendly smile and hello, (unfortunately, somewhat of a rarity in many Scottsdale retail establishments.) It’s immediately evident that the ownership and staff at Bungalow AZ are passionate about interior design and love what they do. Speaking of interior design, should you need help in that department, Bungalow offers a free design service and consultation.


Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to browse and explore because at 12,000 sq ftBungalow AZ has plenty to entice and offer the style-savvy shopper looking to turn their house into a ‘home.’

Bungalow Furniture & Accessories

15330 N. Hayden Rd., Suite 120

Scottsdale, AZ 85260


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‘ALD’ Look Of The Week


Stay warm and classy this winter with these 3 key pieces chosen by the editors at A Life Designed!

Looking to stay warm this winter without the fuss and bulk of layering and puffy down jackets? Try this versatile and sleek wool pea coat from JoS. A. Banks. Whether paired with jeans and a sweater or slacks and a dress shirt, you are sure to stay warm while maintaining an air of class and sophistication.

Nothing says comfort and warmth like Cashmere! For those extra chilly days, add warmth and color with this stylish cashmere scarf also from JoS. A. Banks.

Finish off your winter ensemble with this cozy pair of JoS. A. Banks‘ Thinsulate-lined Lamb Dress Gloves in your choice of black or brown.

The versatility and warmth alone will quickly make these three items ‘must-haves’ for your winter wardrobe. The best part? – with the classic styling and neutral colors, you will be sure to enjoy these items for years to come.

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‘The Harbinger’ from Refined Hardware Watch Makers


For the true watch lover in your life, give ’em a little Refined Hardware this holiday season.

Based out of Los Angeles, the watchmakers at Refined Hardware take the art of timekeeping very seriously. Their obsession with craftsmanship and attention to detail is clearly demonstrated in the release of the new, limited edition ‘Harbinger’ model.


The Harbinger is made of raw, unpolished American steel and held together by 26 aerospace titanium fasteners and a handmade black alligator strap. Each piece is built to order by one craftsman per piece and personally addressed to the commissioning buyer. Available in numbered editions, the watch comes in a hand laid carbon fiber and Italian leather box. We love the industrial look and feel of this piece… Bravo!

Randy – A Life Designed

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