Best of 2019: Lh’s Top 25 Articles of 2019

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Feature Image: HH Prince Khalid Al Saud’s Villa designed by Robyn Jensen Interior Design

At Love Happens, we strive to curate informative and inspiring content for our readers. So, as 2019 comes to an end we wanted to reflect on the best of 2019, our most popular articles of the year, chosen and read by our loving community! Enjoy!


Best of 2019: Fashion


35 LOOKS WE LOVE FROM PARIS HAUTE COUTURE WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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Schiaparelli Couture Spring/Summer 2019
Photo by Pascal Le Segretain via Getty Images

When it comes to Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week less is not more for the runways and couture of top designers. Haute couture is an interesting concept – it is at odds with present times yet one of the few places in the modern luxury industry where fashion can be progressive, innovative, and wearable fantasies. Thus, Haute Couture Fashion Week is where fashion meets art to showcase some of the most beautiful wearable artwork in the world.

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A TRIBUTE TO KARL LAGERFELD: ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC DESIGNERS OF THE 20TH & 21ST CENTURIES

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Karl Lagerfeld walks the runway during the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show
Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Even if you are far from a fashion connoisseur, there is a good chance you have heard the name Karl Lagerfeld before, and if you haven’t – you need to! One of the most influential and recognizable fashion designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Exquisitely unique, outspoken, witty and often outrageous, Karl Lagerfeld is an icon whose career defined the modern luxury fashion industry.

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FASHION TRENDS THAT NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE

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With the fashion industry always evolving, the overwhelming and expensive task of staying on trend grows daunting with each coming season. That’s why we’ve put together some fashion trends that never go out of style. So if you’re looking for a new wardrobe without the hassle read below as we recap the fashion trends, the industry can’t seem to shake.

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THE MOST EXPENSIVE WOMEN’S DESIGNER SHOES IN THE WORLD

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Aside from clothes, the shoes you wear can say a lot about you. For example, wearing high-heeled boots can imply that you’re someone who likes to take control while wearing running shoes will make you look like someone who’s goal-oriented and organized. Hence, you should pay attention to the kind of shoes you wear. You don’t want your shoes to become the reason why you make a bad impression, right?

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Best of 2019: Architecture & Design


TOP 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL LIBRARIES IN THE WORLD

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Photo by Arcomonte26 / Wikimedia

At Love Happens, we love appreciating the history of design. History and preservation are key aspects of library design. These 20 beautiful libraries are architectural masterpieces that house many of history’s most important texts.

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THE PARIS FLEA MARKET: THE ULTIMATE WAY TO VISIT MARCHÉ AUX PUCES

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Chale Tables (Brass with Agate Stones) in Marché Serpette

The Paris Flea Market, formally known as Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, but also often referred to as Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt, or simply Les Puces (The Fleas), is the largest antiques and second-hand market in the world and receives more visitors each year than the Eiffel Tower, welcoming some 100,000 – 200,000 people each weekend!

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BIOPHILIC DESIGN: THE (NEW) HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON

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Il Meisters Hotel Irma di Merano

Explore biophilic design, a concept rooted in the biophilia hypothesis which suggests humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature.

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GLAMOUR MEETS EARTHY ELEGANCE AT HH PRINCE KHALID AL SAUD’S VILLA

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Family Living Area
Photo by Mark Luscombe-Whyte

When it comes to nature-inspired interiors HH Prince Khalid Al Saud’s Riyadh villa designed by Robyn Jensen is an ultimate expression of indoors meets outdoors, glamour meets sophisticated earthy elegance and designer-client synergy.

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DREAM KITCHEN: TEMPTED BY DESIGN IN THE KITCHEN

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Rendering featuring KOKET Nahema barstools by Balcon Studio

It wasn’t so long ago that the kitchen huddled at the side of the main floor restricting cooking to a closed-off space—an afterthought in the grand scheme of a home. Fast forward 100 years, the kitchen is now the heart and soul of most homes. A place where friends and family gather daily, the idea of the kitchen has transformed to reflect the changing lifestyles of people today. It is in the kitchen that a house becomes a home. Even in the most luxurious settings, the perfect dream kitchen brings people together to fuel the mind, body, and soul.

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Best of 2019: Interior Design Tips & Trends


THE 5 ELEMENTS OF TIMELESS INTERIORS FROM DESIGNER LAURA UMANSKY

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Photo by Julie Soefer / Courtesy of Laura U

When it comes to creating a Classically Current style, residential interior designer Laura Umansky is the master. Her signature client-centric style takes inspiration from the iconic designs of the past, updates them with a modern edge while ensuring that personal collections and passions are discoverable throughout. “I like to say that I respect the unspoken design rules, but I know when to break them. And I have a few rules of my own when it comes to creating timeless interiors,” says Lisa.

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7 DÉCOR TIPS TO CREATE A HIGH FASHION HOME

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Chairs by KOKET

You can think of decorative pieces of home decor as clothing items that will dress up a room. If you think about it like this, home decoration is nothing else but an extended branch of fashion. There are many similar trends in both the interior decor and the fashion industry. Read on for 7 rules you may follow when choosing your clothes, which are also very suitable for decorating for a high fashion home.

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MAKING A STATEMENT WITH DRAMATIC FURNITURE PIECES

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Ribbon Dining Table by KOKET

More designers are falling in love with statement furniture pieces — furniture that can say something all on its own. It can have a dramatic impact on a room, drawing in the eyes of each person who enters. Look for dramatic furniture that says the right thing, whether it be sleek, elegant, minimal or luxurious. The eight trendy examples in this article can turn any room into a masterpiece.

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LUXURY LIVING ROOM FURNITURE: 16 OF THE BEST HIGH-END UPHOLSTERY BRANDS

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Kelly Sofa by KOKET

If you are a luxury living room furniture lover like us, then we know you are constantly looking for the best. Love Happens compiled a list of 16 brands that are known for their high-end upholstery. From brands using horn material as their signature to brands inspired by luxurious car interiors, these picks are guaranteed to exceed your expectations, plus more.

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CAMP AND KITSCH AT HOME: THE MET GALA 2019 THEME IN FURNITURE

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Mattia Bonetti Table

According to Wikipedia “Camp is an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value. … Camp art is related to—and often confused with—kitsch, and things with camp appeal may also be described as ‘cheesy’.” We saw the fashion industry’s take on camp at the Met Gala 2019, which led us to think about what camp looks like at home. This article showcases some of the home decor products (or art as furniture!) and designers which came to mind when we mulled over camp and kitsch furniture!

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Best of 2019: Women!


CELEBRATING 26 TOP FEMALE INTERIOR DESIGNERS & ARCHITECTS

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NY Penthouse designed by Gulla Jonsdottir

March is Women’s History Month, so in celebration, Love Happens mag honored top female interior designers and architects. These 26 amazingly talented women make the world a more beautiful, inspiring and functional place!

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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT QUOTES TO INSPIRE LADIES AROUND THE WORLD

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When someone says something so perfectly is resonates inside of you the feeling is so inspirational and powerful! So, in celebration of women around the world for this year’s Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day here are some of Love Happens’ favorite women empowerment quotes! Cheers to girl power, gender equality, and living life to its fullest!

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10 BEST PODCASTS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN YOU NEED IN YOUR EARS

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Photo by Aiony Haust on Unsplash

More and more women have started creating, hosting, and producing podcasts so we made a list of the ten best podcasts for women created by women so that you can find what you’re looking for.

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WHY WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IS A “THING”

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Celebrating women empowerment is so much of a “thing”, that we wanted to break down how it all began, where it is today, and what’s the future. So have a seat, similar to that of the rockin’ representing women currently doing their “thing” holding seats in the House of Representatives, 102 to be exact. Take note, gender imbalance is a thing but women empowerment taking over male power disproportion is a bigger thing.

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EMPOWERING WOMEN TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR FINANCES AND TO OWN THEIR WORTH: MEET ALLI MCCARTNEY & UBS ALIGNMENT PARTNERS

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The divorce rate in the US is falling. That’s the “good” news, due in large part to millennials’ evolved views of marriage, as well as their “realistic” expectations. This also means that the majority of divorces look different than our mothers’ and aunts’ and grandmothers’ did.  It looks and feels so different, that it is changing the gender of this country’s collective balance sheet. And spurring off new terminology like “silver-haired divorce” and “grey divorce”. The average divorcee today is older. She has been married for years, likely decades. She may have grown children, she may have grandchildren. In many cases, as a result, she and her partner have accumulated wealth and retirement savings; both require careful attention to ensure longevity. That’s where Alli McCartney and her team come in…

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OUR LATEST OBSESSION: QUINTESSENTIALLY AND GLOBAL CEO ANNASTASIA SEEBOHM

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Annastasia Seebohm, Quintessentially Global CEO

If you are looking for meaningful experiences and unparalleled access to the world of luxury then look no further. Elite concierge and lifestyle management service Quintessentially is at your service. And if you want to be inspired to reach for your dreams, meet Quintessentially’s Global CEO Annastasia Seebohm. Read on and you will quickly discover why Quintessentially and Annastasia are our latest obsession!

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Best of 2019: Lifestyle


CREATE YOUR PERSONAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

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Photo by Josh Johnson / Unsplash

The Declaration of Independence was drafted with the hopes of giving Americans a life of freedom and the ability to pursue individualism. The colonists finally said enough is enough and put their thoughts to paper in a well-constructed document outlining their wants, hopes, and dreams for the country. Take a note from the country founders, say enough is enough in your own life and create your own Personal Declaration of Independence.

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6 WAYS TO DEVELOP A WINNING MINDSET

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Photo by William Canady

Have you ever wondered if there is only one thing that separates winners from the rest of the world? A lot of people believe it is just mere luck or a talent one was born with. Does that simply make the other people unlucky and untalented? Be careful not to fall into this trap of the common misconception that all successful people have had a lot of luck in their lives. On the contrary, it is all about hard work and focus. Read on to see some of the things that could help you create a winning mindset.

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35 OF THE BEST ROOFTOP BARS IN NYC

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The Roof

When Spring is in the air in NYC one of the city’s rooftop bars makes the perfect place to relax. So, here’s a list of 35 of the best rooftop bars NYC has to offer. All sure to deliver an unforgettable experience!

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BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE WORLD: TOP 10 OF 2019

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Each year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants reveals a list of the Best Restaurants in the World. Honoring the stars of culinary, the list ranks are based on votes of 1000 international industry experts. The 2019 winners were recently announced at a glamorous ceremony at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. And for the first time, a French restaurant has ascended to the top of the rankings. Let’s take a look and discover the top 10 restaurants in 2019.

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DESIGN LOVER’S GUIDE TO EXPERIENTIAL LUXURY

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Red carpet at the screening of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival (2018) at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France (Photo by Tristan Fewings / Getty Images)

There’s no time like the present to live your best life in the lap of experiential luxury to lovers of beautiful things. The sparkle and splendor of adventure await for the balanced consumer who lives and loves life beautifully. Wallet size need not apply.

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