Happy Chinese New Year! This week marks the Year of the Dragon. The fire breathing dragon is a symbol of wealth and power, and as the fifth sign in the Chinese Horoscope, it signifies luck! Starting on Jan. 23, the Lunar New Year promises to be an auspicious one filled with success and happiness. Here are some fun ways to ring in the Year of the Dragon!
Inspired by legendary figures of history, fine jewelry designer Wendy Brandes pays tribute to the infamous ‘Dragon Lady’ of China with the Empress Wu collection, which includes a dragon ring with a lapis lazuli globe that spins, fierce dragon earrings and dragon cufflinks in white gold.
Beauty buff? To celebrate the Chinese New Year, LUSH created a limited-edition Red Dragon Soap for sale in their stores and online. The soap blends myth and legend with the company’s famed Good Karma scent; swirling with notes of patchouli, lavender and pine. It’s an intense fragrance that captures the creative spark and free spirit of the dragon.
Whether you celebrate the Chinese New Year or not, you are probably aware that any holiday is worth a celebratory toast. Gump’s Dragon Etched Barware ($75-80) is perfect for the Year of the Dragon. Behold the highball glasses, old-fashioned glasses and decanter — the antique-feeling set is so cool that you may even want it to stick around next year, when the Year of the Snake starts.
For this holiday, and all future ones, I want my own Steampunk Dragon Ring — how cool would it be to own my very own baby dragon?! The Steampunk Dragon Ring ($59) is made from brass stampings and finished in an antique gold tone. He’s adjustable, too!
For brunch the day after your initial festivities — and every day thereafter — we present the Dragon Tea Pot by Richard Flores ($600) — because it’s that adorable.