Best of 2020: Top Lh Reads of 2020

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At Love Happens, we strive to curate informative and inspiring content for our readers. So, as 2020 comes to a close (wow what a year!) we wanted to reshare the best of 2020, our top reads of the year! Enjoy!


Best of 2020: Architecture & Design


INTERIOR DESIGN TIPS & INSPIRATION

Luxury Living Room Ideas to Love From Some of Our Favorite Features

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Design by SAOTA

When it comes to creating a luxury living room there are some key ingredients! Stunning upholstery, lush textiles, exquisitely crafted tables, and show-stopping lighting to name a few. At Love Happens we have had the honor of featuring top interior designers from around the world, true masters of creating the perfect luxury living room. Read the article to see some of our favorites!

The Best Work from Home Setup According to Top Interior Designers

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Bayswater Mansion Apartment designed by Elicyon (Photo by Nick Rochowski)

Working from home has become the new norm for many. And as I am sure everyone new to the game quickly learned, it is not always the easiest to stay focused with the distractions of home surrounding you. A well-designed, mindful space that you can feel comfortable, calm, and focused in is key. Read the full article for tips from top interior designers on how to create the best work from home setup! 

How to Create Beautiful & Functional Dream Kitchens

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Kitchen design at 180 E 88th Street designed by BCT Design Group (Photo by Robert Granoff)

Who better to show us how to create the most impactful and useful dream kitchens than designers such as AD100 duo Marmol Radziner, star Parisian architect, and interior designer Sebastien Segers (Marc Newson’s right-hand man), and Studio DB. Read the full article for steps you can take to build out your dream kitchen!

Wellness Living & Wellness Design at Home, Now Forever Trends

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Design by Paul Raff (Photo by Steve Tsai)

Find out what top designers in the wellness design space have to say about living in a home that supports the physical, mental, and emotional health of its inhabitants. And explore some stunning private residences and planned residential communities dedicated to wellness. From home gyms, saunas, and yoga studios, to air filtration systems and sustainable, healthy building materials, wellness design has some key components and may just help you live a fuller life. Read the full article.

INTERIOR DECOR

Top Interior Design Resources: Furniture Marketplaces & Other Trade Tools

Looking for the best online interior design resources and tools? Look no further! These furniture marketplaces and online trade-only services are sure to offer all you have been looking for and more. Read on to explore top interior design resources!

All the Unique Luxury Lighting Brands You Need to Know

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Sigma L2 Chandelier designed by Simone Granchi

If you are looking for the most beautiful luxury lighting brands and lighting works of art created by exquisitely talented lighting designers, this list is all you need! A best of 2020 must!

Luxury Designer Sofas & Chairs for the Perfect Living Room

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Interior decor by KOKET

At the heart of the home is the living room. A warm haven for relaxing or entertaining, a magical refuge from the world that is all your own. Central to your living room is seating. That lush sofa, inviting sectional or those perfectly proportioned chairs. Read on to discover some of our favorite luxury designer sofas and chairs for the perfect living room retreat!

Often Imitated, Never Duplicated: The Value of Original Design

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Original KOKET Nymph Chandelier design (L) with a copy (center) and an inspired design by Julie Neill for Visual Comfort (R)

Consumers buy knockoffs and counterfeit culture in manufacturing booms. But while design can often be imitated, and in reality always will be, true innovation and quality craftsmanship can never be duplicated. And most importantly YOU, as a consumer and/or a producer, have a choice to care and see the value of original design. Read on!

TOP DESIGNERS

Meet 85 of the Most Fashionable Women in Interior Design

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At Love Happens we are passionate about celebrating the power of women, and beauty in all forms. Read on to meet some of the most fashionable women in interior design! A best of 2020 favorite!!

Meet 25 of the Most Charming Male Interior Designers & Architects

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While we love women at Love Happens, we also love men! And regardless of gender, we love innovative, inspiring designs! So, in celebration of male design talent around the world, we have curated this list of 25 of the most charming male interior designers and architects. Not only are their designs beautiful, so are they :)!

25 Design Partnerships to Double Your Design Pleasure

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One of the most wonderful things about design is that each individual person has their own outlook. Their own style. Each person sees beauty, form, and function through their own lens. Now add years of experience and a partner to bounce ideas off of and co-create with and design becomes a whole new paradigm! Read on to meet 25 design partnerships creating stunning interiors and architectural spaces around the world!

ENVIABLE INTERIORS

Inside The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York, A New Level of Luxury Living

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Model unit living room at The Towers designed by Jean-Louis Deniot, featuring the Naomi chair by Love Happens’ publisher KOKET!

An iconic symbol of luxury, Waldorf Astoria New York is one of the most coveted landmarks in the world. And now for the first time in the hotel’s storied history, you can call it home. Read on and discover The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria.

Grand Meets Green in a Stunning Residence by NA Architects

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Design by NA Architects (Photo by PHX India)

Set in the affluent neighborhood of Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad, India, is the stunning NR House designed by NA Architects. A beautiful and sustainable masterpiece with a Platinum IGBC Green home rating and grand meets modern rustic decor. Read on!


Fashion & Beauty


FASHION

20 Iconic Fashion Pieces We Love

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Audrey Hepburn (1961), as Holly Golightly in a still from the film, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.(Photo by Paramount Pictures/Getty Images)

We love iconic design so in best of 2020 style we celebrate iconic fashion! From accessories to clothing, fashion lovers around the globe adore these 20 iconic fashion pieces. Each piece is timeless in its design, recognizable in its style, and a fabulous wardrobe investment! Read on!

6 Timeless Prints That Every Woman Should Have in Her Wardrobe

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Don’t let common misconceptions steer you away from prints. They aren’t too loud or too hard to match with other pieces. You just need to have the right prints and know how to style them. Read on!

What Your Favorite Shoes Say About Your Personality

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Do you have a pair of shoes that are your automatic go-to? The ones you don’t think twice about slipping on if you really, really need to feel good that day? Well, if you’ve ever wondered what your favorite shoes say about your personality, read on

12 Stunning High Jewelry Collections to Know

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Ganse de Diamant by Chanel

While the definition of high jewelry is not completely solid. Essentially it stands above fine jewelry due to its use of the finest quality of rare gems, diamonds, and precious metals, brilliantly distinctive designs, and exquisite craftsmanship from famous designers and jewelry houses. Read on to discover top high jewelry names to know!

SHOPPING

8 of the Best Designer Bags to Invest In

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New York Fashion Week 2019. (Photo by Donell Woodson/Getty Images)

Investing in timeless pieces that will be part of your wardrobe throughout your lifetime is a wonderful way to live sustainably fashionable. Designer bags are an accessory that can last, literally, forever. If you’re thinking of purchasing a new bag, read on for some of the best designer bags you should invest in!

Top Places to Shop for Authentic Pre-Loved & Vintage Fashion Online

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Combatting fast fashion and living sustainably are just a few reasons why shopping vintage fashion online is a must! Celebrate craftsmanship, preserve the beauty, and honor the tradition of heritage with these trusted sources. Read on for Lh’s top picks for shopping pre-owned.


Lifestyle


TRAVEL

25 Top Private Jet Companies for Flying in Style

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The travel world is changing and with it comes a new wave of private flying options to suit all your needs! From private charters for business or pleasure and jet cards to shared ownership, leasing, and other unique membership and private flying options, read on to discover top private jet companies!

Top 10 Most Luxurious Cities in the World

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Eiffel Suite Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris

Finding the perfect destination spot for your next vacation can be more difficult than expected. With so many hot-spots in the world and so little time, it can be a daunting task picking out your dream travel location! If you’ve been saving up and are looking for a city that says luxury, read on for the top ten most luxurious cities in the world to check out! Hello best of 2020!

FOOD & DRINK

Champagne Holidays: A Guide to Everything There Is to Know

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There is one beverage that has won the right to represent peace in a torn and troubled world. It prevails as a universal symbol of unity, promise, and anticipation. It is Champagne. Read on to discover everything you need to know when it comes to bubbly!

Alfresco Dining at Home: Your Ultimate Style Guide

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Christian Lacroix Arts de la table – Caribe collection by Neil Bicknell

Staying home is now more the norm than the exception, so why not create your very own alfresco dining zone at home?! Read on for everything you need to know to create an enchanting and functional space for endless alfresco dining from home.

MIND & BODY

10 Ideas to Spice Up the Bedroom During Your Quarantine

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A best of 2020 must! Banish bad sex from your bedroom during quarantine (and any time!) and start exploring new kinks and desires with your partner. Read on for 10 ideas to spice up the bedroom that’ll have you excited to get naked.

6 Ways to Empower Yourself to Create Change in the World

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In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, in order to create change, you must “be the change that you wish to see in the world”. While this is easier said than done, read on for ways to empower yourself and change the world for the better.

30 Motivational Life Quotes to Guide You

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In life, we have some awesome days and other ones that are not so great. Some days, we wish to have a manual to follow, to guide us. If today is one of those days, and if you need some inspiration and motivation, this article is for you. Read on for motivational life quotes you need to hear.

How to Curate the Perfect Skincare Regime

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Discover how to create and implement the perfect skincare regime, all while #stayingathome!

ON OUR SHELF, IN OUR EARS & ON OUR TV

Lh Design Lovers Guide to Movies with the Best Interior Design

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Christian Grey’s Apartment featuring Vivre Sconces by KOKET

If you have a passion for art and design you will love the movies on this list as much as we do! Selected for their fabulous art direction and set design each of these movies features fabulous interior design and decoration. So read on and let the inspiration begin!

On Our Shelf | Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

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Rose Cordero, photographed by John-Paul Pietrus, Arise, Spring 2011 © John-Paul Pietrus

Discover Supreme Models, the first published book to embrace iconic black women in the fashion industry. Highlighting inspiring models of the past such as Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell, as well as influential models from current times, Supreme Models author Marcellas Reynolds emphasizes the importance of the obstacles these extraordinary women have faced to get where they are now. Read on for this best of 2020 must-read!

The Best Podcasts to Listen to While Staying Home

Just like radio shows, podcasts consist of a host (or hosts) discussing a topic, conducting interviews, telling stories, or some combination of all the above. They can be short (like 10-15 minutes), or long, lasting several hours. Podcasts are an excellent way to get inspired, pass time, learn, and even laugh. Read on to discover some of our favorite podcasts!


Women


BE EMPOWERED

Empowering Feminist Quotes from Inspiring Women

Michelle Obama

Each day women fight for gender equality (power dynamics of race, class, sexuality and more). Fortunately, we have powerful women who represent us, who fight for us, who remind us how special we are. These women are truly an inspiration and we can’t miss this opportunity to say thank you to all the women out there who support and defend women. Read on for some of our favorite empowering feminist quotes by amazing women.

Meet the New Portuguese American Women’s Empowerment Alliance

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The Portuguese American Leadership Council of the US (PALCUS) launched a new women’s empowerment initiative! And it is all about women empowering women. Coming together to share experiences, promote and inspire towards achievement and development! Read on to find out how to register and learn more about why you should join PAWEA!

EMPOWERING WOMEN

Kamala Harris: The Power of Women Empowering Women

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Chase Center November 07, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

What a day for women! And definitely a best of 2020 highlight! Read the transcript of the speech Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered to the nation on November 7th, 2020. Feel her power, and be inspired. Cheers to all gender and racial equality!

Exclusive Interview with KOKET & Lh Founder Janet Morais

Janet Morais, Founder & CEO of KOKET, Love Happens Mag, DeMorais International & My Object of Desire
Janet Morais, Founder & CEO of KOKET, Love Happens Mag, DeMorais International & My Object of Desire

A design and fashion connoisseur with an unparalleled sense of style and charisma, over her 20+ year career to date, Janet Morais has gracefully put her stamp on the worlds of interior design, women empowerment, and luxury living. Read on for the full interview!

Empowered Women Empower Women: Eduarda Abbondanza, ModaLisboa

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Eduarda Abbondanza, (Photo by Rita Carmo)

In this edition of Love Happens’ Empowered Women Empower Women series, Janet Morais, founder and CEO of KOKET and Lh, poses a series of inspiration inducing questions to Eduarda Abbondanza, President of the ModaLisboa Association, professor, and consultant. Be empowered!

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