Oprah’s Pick

“We get so worried about being pretty. Let’s be pretty kind. Pretty funny. Pretty smart. Pretty strong.”
—Britt Nicoleproject_image_icon_lemystere2

When you hear that it’s an inside job, it is. Regardless of whether we are speaking of how we see life and think, but also how we look to the outside world. We spend more time and money on our outside appearance that we neglect our lingerie. Besides being ‘lovely’ on the inside, changing how we think about our lingerie will make us look and feel better.

The year was 2003, and I had just begun working for Nordstrom in the Lingerie department. Regardless of having had my lingerie store, nothing prepared me for the nuance of fitting every shape and size of bra for women. Starting at AAA to GGG, Nordstrom gave me my first initial ‘correct’ way to fit.

It was during this time that Le Mystere 9955 Dream Tisha T-shirt Bra received rave reviews on the Oprah show as one of her “Favorite Things.” Suddenly the store could not keep up with the demands for this bra and the onslaught began. We took lists of names so that we could call clients as soon as their size arrived. The power of Oprah reached far and wide! The revolution had to do with a fit for most that they had never experienced before. Not only did their clothes fit better and more flattering, but they were much more comfortable. Suddenly life was transformed, and in the meantime, Le Mystere changed the way we thought about bras. Dream Tisha Bra #9955

These bras come in the widest range of sizes and designs allowing those that had in the past settled for nondescript/ boring lingerie, to stepping out into the prettiest of laces and fabrics. Regardless of size, they had a product that Oprah-approved. #Le Mystere

Today, Le Mystere goes beyond support with beautiful styles and fabrics. You will feel special just wearing this brand. You will feel pretty from the inside out.

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B & W’s Luxurious Zeppelin

For many, the word Zeppelin either recalls the unfortunate airship from 1937 or the epic band from the 1970s. Change that word in your dictionary- the Zeppelin from British speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins is nothing but a fun machine. Now in its third generation, this wireless wonder brings you the best in Wi-Fi speakers with a touch of class in design.

For those of you not familiar with the brand, B&W has spent decades developing speakers for your living room that are crystal clear and well defined. Their top of the line speakers is used in England’s legendary Abbey Road studios to produce many of the albums you know and love. Thanks to WiFi, Ethernet and Bluetooth access, streaming music from Spotify or Tidal, your Bluetooth and AirPlay just got easier.

What impressed me the most when I visited the B&W factory in England this year was the care and commitment given to each their products. From the manufacturing floor to the design room, each employee is proud of the end creation. I saw the first Zeppelin as well as the current version side by side. I fell in love with the elegance of the white version (also available in black) you see here. I knew that it would be a perfect addition to our home; sleek and smart. The decorative mesh speaker grille blends with the smooth rear surface and looks at home with any décor, perhaps even beside a bathtub.

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Counterintuitive electronic devices have no place in my world. The rear of the Zeppelin has a big button with the universal on/off symbol, and once you plug it in and power up, pairing with your smartphone takes a total of about 30 seconds. When you have it right, the small, LED embedded in the Bowers & Wilkins logo glows a soft blue. Once finished music selections and volume is all controlled by your smart device.

I resisted the urge to play “Stairway to Heaven,” for obvious reasons, yet Paul McCartney’s “1985” always makes me smile and shows off the prodigious performance the Zeppelin provides. Of course, I’m purchasing the review sample, and that white beauty now sits desk side to accompany me while working every day. No matter where you decide to place yours, you’ll be proud to show it off. Kudos to Bowers & Wilkins for combining music and technology in such an artistic way.