Orrefors By Karl Lagerfeld Glass Collection

Orrefors By Karl Lagerfeld Glass Collection

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has joined forces with luxury Swedish glassmakers Orrefors to create a graphic new collection of crystal glassware.

Ideal for those happy to let the vintage trend pass them by in favour of something more contemporary, the Orrefors By Karl Lagerfeld collection features a clean-lined and functional selection of crystal champagne flutes, and coupe, wine, water and liqueur glasses - in transparent glass, and black or white hues - plus monogrammed coasters, and a variety of unique crystal bowls and vases.

Orrefors glassworks have been a Swedish institution for over 100 years, carrying on the tradition of hand-blown (rather than machine-made) glass shaped by master artisans, and the brand's glassware appears on the finest tables in the country including the Swedish Royal Palace.

Pieces from the Karl Lagerfeld collection can be bought individually, and also in gift boxes containing a pair of monogrammed champagne flutes alongside a set of engraved coasters - ideal wedding gift list fodder. The collection will be available from September 1 at Harrods. Visit http://www.orrefors.com/karllagerfeld to see Karl Lagerfeld talk through the range.

The Linen Works - New Gift List Service

The Linen Works - New Gift List Service

The new gift list service at The Linen Works makes registering for beautiful linen and homeware blissfully simple.

They offer a free consultation service (highly recommended so you can see additional products that aren't featured on the website) and you can create, update and add gifts to your list online, any time.

Alert your guests to the list with traditional cards slipped into your invitations or simply post a link to the list on your Facebook page for your friends and family to see.

After your big event, you will receive 10 per cent on all unfulfilled items on your list and delivery is free of charge once your list is closed. Guests will also love the fact that they receive 10 per cent off anything they buy from your list too. The only tricky part of the process is choosing which of the gorgeous gifts to plump for. Visit www.thelinenworks.co.uk or telephone 020 7819 7620 for more details.

Paradise For Peanuts

Paradise For Peanuts

So, Kate and Wills escaped to North Island in the Seychelles to top off their lavish nuptials. Lucky them! It's the Christian Louboutin of honeymoon destinations. But if you don't have a royal budget for your dream trip, don't go booking a week in Bognor just yet. It's all about being savvy with your destination and your timing...

1. Fallen in love with the idea of a romantic retreat in Venice? Forget June, when prices are sky high; instead wait till July when you can expect to pay a couple of hundred pounds less for your holiday.

2. If you're heading for Cyprus or Croatia, June is your best bet (when flights and accommodation start at around £900), with prices whizzing up in August (think £2,300).

3. Budapest is bang on the money for honeymooners on a budget - expect to pay £500 for flights, while dinner à deux will set you back around £50.

4. If you favour a mid-haul escape, consider Mexico, where a meal is a wallet-friendly £5-£9. If the Caribbean floats your boat, bear in mind that in Barbados, dinner can hit £62-£93 per person.

5. Want barefoot luxury on an island paradise? Choose your dates wisely if you're drawn to the Maldives, as four-star accommodation and flights can rise thousands in peak time. Dining out can be costly too, with the average meal in Male between £77 and £280. If you can't stretch to this, Mauritius might be a better option, where the Mauritian Rupee (currently) offers better value for your pounds, and a meal rings in at around £30.

Facts and figures provided by travel money expert ICE (International Currency Exchange; www.iceplc.com).

Love Through A Lens

Love Through A Lens

Want to add a touch of Hollywood glamour to your big-day look? Then don't miss Weddings and Movie Stars (£49.95, Reel Art Press). The glossy new book features the weddings of iconic film stars, both on and off screen: think Elizabeth Taylor and Nicky Hilton who tied the knot in front of 700 guests, Shirley Temple who said 'I do' at 17, and Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn's nuptials in The Philadelphia Story. Expect glamorous gowns galore, from designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Balmain and Dior. Check out this exclusive selection of images, which is sure to get you inspired. Enjoy!

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