Spring Finally Makes Its Way

Spring has finally arrived and here in New York we’re welcoming it with open arms! We’ve already packed away our parkas and our sweaters and we’re ready to break out our Springtime favorites. Pretty pastels and perennial florals are quickly filling up our tables again. Either way you go, you’ll get a classic Spring look, you simply can’t lose!

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Pretty Pastels

Anna Weatherley – Anna’s Palette Sky Blue & Anna Weatherley – Anna’s Palette Sunburst Yellow: The sun and sky are out to play in the Spring, so why not bring these fun colors to your table?

Gien Rocaille – Rose Poudre & Gien Rocaille – Vert Celadon: The most subtle of colors can make any table feel soft, feminine and welcoming.

Florals Galore

Vista Alegre – Butterfly Parade: Butterflies and flowers go hand in hand, why not mix a few pieces of Vista Alegre’s Butterfly Parade in with a classic floral collection for fun?

Juliska – Fields Of Flowers: Juliska took our idea and ran with it! Fields of Flowers mixes two springtime motifs and makes magic with it!

Medard De Noblat – Eden: Not one to be upstaged, Medard De Noblat shows a more subtle side of the butterfly and floral relationship, while working in a defining graphic element to keep things in line.

Royal Copenhagen – Flora Iris: It doesn’t get much more graceful than Royal Copenhagen’s Flora Iris. Earthy tones make the subtle purple flowers pop without overdoing it.

Michael C. Fina has all of these beautiful selections and more, and we can’t wait to help you outfit your home for spring. Visit us online to browse our selections or come see us at our Flagship store, located at 500 Park Avenue in NYC, where we have many styles to choose from.

The O List: 15th Anniversary Crystal Edition

Michael C. Fina is thrilled to be featured on The O List’s 15th Anniversary Crystal Edition! O, The Oprah Magazine has been a source of style, inspiration, and information for 15 years, and in celebration of a decade and a half of publication, the magazine is presenting The 15 Days of Sparkle Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes features Oprah’s favorite crystal-themed gifts to bring  a little sparkle into life. This selection of amazing gift ideas includes a set of 6 shot glasses from Moser’s Pebbles collection, available now at Michael C. Fina.

Set of 6 shot glasses - Moser Pebbles Collection - The O List
Set of 6 shot glasses – Moser Pebbles Collection

This colorful set of whimsical shot glasses from Moser is made from lead-free crystal and features delicately carved bases that mimic the look of small stones or chunks of ice. Modern style with fun pops of color, this collection is sure to please.

The 15 Days of Sparkle Sweepstakes begins on April 20th and ends May 4th. To enter, click here.
To see the entire collection of savvy, sparkly gifts on The O List, click here.
To shop this colorful collection, and the rest of Michael C. Fina’s glassware collection, click here.

 

Featured Fine Jewelry Designer: Tacori

Michael C. Fina is home to many fine jewelry designers, bridal and fashion alike. We carry the largest selection of Tacori jewels in NYC. Tacori creates both bridal and fashion jewelry, made up of a proud family tradition, passed on through multiple generations. Four decades of exquisite jewelry design, an important legacy with a distinct vision.

Haig Tacorian arrived in the United States in 1969 to start a new life and began creating extra ordinary pieces of jewelry with a unique and distinctive European flair. Haig and his wife Gilda, as well as his children Paul and Nadine, and several other Tacorian family members, continue to carry on the family tradition of passion, quality, attention to detail and personal customer care.

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Tacori Classic Crescent Platinum & Diamond Cushion Halo Setting

 

Classic Crescent Platinum & Diamond Cushion Halo Setting

The crescent silhouette is Tacori’s signature design component, interlocking half-moon arcs which provide windows of light to reflect the brilliance of the diamonds placed within. Every single Tacori piece is handcrafted with extraordinary care by their artisans in California. The stunning beauty and intricacy of each piece of Tacori jewelry is the result of an uncompromising passion for artisanship.

Tacori Crescent Silhouette Platinum Pave Diamond Eternity Band

 

Crescent Silhouette Platinum Pave Diamond Eternity Band

Spanning four decades, Tacori engagement rings fuse classic elegance with modern inspiration.  Unique to Tacori, you’ll notice the signature design element – the Crescent Silhouette – on virtually all Tacori engagement rings.  Tacori originated the crescent silhouette within jewelry design, and this luxurious motif is a hallmark of Tacori.

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Michael C. Fina’s All Tacori Weekend is taking place at our flagship store located at 500 Park Avenue on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th. The All Tacori Weekend will feature exclusive new Tacori pieces in addition to our already expansive collection. Find more information about this event and see our collection of Tacori fine jewelry at Michael C. Fina here.

Proposing? Location, Location, Location!

This month we sensed a theme in our search for our favorite proposal announcements on Instagram. Location, location, location. Proposing is like art to us, and these proposals take an already romantic moment and make it over-the-top with scenery meant to amaze!

Ixt_ shared her proposal at the top of the Hollywood Hills. An adorable moment with the whole family there to share it and a gorgeous view on the horizon!

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Galicianation shared this beautiful moment between her sister and (new!) brother-in-law at the foot of a mountain in Yosemite! What an incredible view for a momentous occasion.

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Bonus! Look at how cute the signs for this proposal were!

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Paris. Where else? You knew it was coming, Paris is a automatic go-to when you’re thinking romance! The Eiffel Tower sparkling in lights at night was the way to victoriapanferova‘s heart.

 

Aimbabe08 took to the skies and then got swept off her feet! High above the Hoover Dam during a flight lesson is quite a way to surprise a girl!

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A photo posted by @aimbabe08 on

 

We might be a little biased, but it doesn’t get any better than New York City, right? Taliagrace12‘s engagement at The Rink at Rockefeller Center was just magical!

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Manhattan is Still Cold – Soup’s On!

Soup is the perfect meal for harsh winter weather. We’re still facing some brutally cold weather in New York City this weekend, and we’re sure plenty of you want to warm up yourselves! That’s why when we found this fantastic soup recipe by our friends at MarthaStewart.com we knew we had to share it. This Manhattan Clam Chowder recipe is hearty and bold, perfect for waiting out the (hopefully!) end of this wintery weather. No need to bundle up the whole bunch of you to go to a restaurant when you’ve got this hot recipe up your sleeve.

Manhattan Clam Chowder
Manhattan Clam Chowder © MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA, INC.

Click on over to MarthaStewart.com for the full recipe, and let us know your favorite winter soups in the comments! Or let us know if you’ll give Martha’s recipe a chance, and how it turns out. And if you’re looking for the perfect vessel to show off your cooking prowess to the guests trying to warm up in your home, take a look at a few we picked out.

L'Objet Perlee Soup Plate
L’Objet Perlee Soup Plate
Hermes Bleus D'ailleurs Soup Plate
Hermes Bleus D’ailleurs Soup Plate
Furstenberg Rajasthan Soup Plate
Furstenberg Rajasthan Soup Plate

 

 

A Post-Valentine’s Tricky Cocktail

The weekend is time for most of us to kick back, relax, and maybe enjoy a cocktail or two. If you’ve still got some leftover Valentines to deliver or if you’ve managed to make your chocolates last a little big longer than usual this year, we figured a pretty in pink cocktail recipe is apropos for this weekend. But we warn you, this pink drink’s bite is definitely worse than it’s bark! Flirty in color and ferocious in flavor, hot pepper infused liquor really makes this recipe kick. Imbibe Magazine has the tips and tricks on how to spice things up with a La Moretta, originally whipped up by Fatima Wehidy of Pesce in San Francisco.

 

La Moretta
La Moretta

Try this cocktail for yourself this weekend and make sure it looks good, too! Check out some stylish options to impress your guests (or just to make yourself feel fancy, you’re worth it!)

Varga Highball

 

Varga Chelsea Highball

Baccarat Highball

Baccarat Diamant Highball 

 

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