The Perfect Cut
Diamonds are divine any time of year but with the holiday season upon us, Bella Cosa Jewelers in Willowbrook literally has the perfect gift—a new line from Hearts On Fire® diamond jewelry, featuring “The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond® .” From diamond engagement rings and bridal fashions to trendsetting pieces and couture designs, Hearts On Fire has set a new standard for diamond cutting around the world. These exceptionally rare diamonds are known globally for a consistently perfect cut that gives off a brilliant sparkle unseen in other diamonds. Hearts On Fire has dressed celebrities at the Oscars, Emmys, Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Golden Globes. Bella Cosa is already known in the area for its status as a world-class jeweler. Owner Joseph Molfese is a board member of Jewelers of America. Joseph and his wife Amy live in Hinsdale with their four children. You will probably see them around town from sports games to school functions as the Molfese family is very involved in the Hinsdale community. As a Hinsdale family-owned and operated business, Bella Cosa Jewelers is proud to support many charities and local organizations. Visit the Bella Cosa showroom at 7163 South Kingery Highway at the Willowbrook Town Center in Willowbrook or visit mybella.com.
Made In Barcelona
Still looking for the ultimate holiday hostess gift (or stocking stuffer)? Customers at Bouq Box Flowers in Burr Ridge have been buzzing about a new line of candles that are bringing the allure of Barcelona to the shop. “Cerabella Candles have been made in Barcelona, Spain for over 150 years,” explains Peter Sadler, a London native who opened Bouq Box in Burr Ridge with business partner Lizzie Zimmer in 2017. “Francesca Abella started a tiny candle workshop in the Plaça del Pedró in a Barcelona popular neighborhood known as el Raval. Between the workshop and today’s factory, they have invested 150 years of research to make unique craftsmanship and design survive.” These handmade products have designs that range from stunning table top candles to suit any mood and decor to larger outdoor designs ideal for a patio, deck, or poolside setting. “Bouq Box is one of their few outlets in the U.S. and remains a firm supporter of their design approach,” says Sadler proudly. And we can’t blame him. Bouq Box Flowers is open seven days a week at 440 Village Center Drive in Burr Ridge, 630-560-0955, bouqboxflowers.com.
Five friendly basketball rivals, including Michael Jordan, discovered their shared love for tequila over a dinner one night and decided to start a company inspired by their passion to create the finest tasting tequila. After several years of research, blending, tasting, and development, with a singular goal to create the new gold standard in tequila, Cincoro Tequila was released—rich and delicious with a smooth and luxurious finish. The signature Cincoro taste profile is derived from a unique process created to highlight the highest quality 100 percent Blue Weber agave. The agave is hand-selected, slow-cooked, and distilled in small batches, creating two distinct distillates, which are then mixed together to create an innovative new blend. The result is a one-of-a-kind tequila experience akin to a cognac or fine wine, making for the perfect holiday gift for any wine or spirits lover. Available at Binny’s Beverage Depot, 6920 S. Route 83, in Willowbrook; or to have it delivered to your door, visit cincoro.com.
Home For The Holidays
It may be the happiest time of the year but let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful—especially for those of us who love to entertain and deck our halls to the max. Lucky for us then that the talented interior designer Leslie Bowman added a signature service to her Burr Ridge showroom that helps clients transform interiors from fine to fabulous. “We feel that we have filled a void in the retail design industry in that customers can come and complete their home effortlessly with us. A lot of our customers have basic furniture pieces in their home but find they need help with finishing touches, therefore we offer a service that will allow you to complete rooms in your home with our designer touches that can for the most part be done in one day,” says Bowman, owner of The Design Bar. “In addition, this year we are offering again our holiday decorating services which include purchasing items from the store.” What’s trending this season? Look for “neutral Christmas, but with a twist.” Muted jewel tones are dressing trees that shimmer with not only gold and silver but muted teal, burgundy, and even pastels. Ornaments this year have a more matte finish that adds texture and she’s seeing more beaded garland mixed with natural florals. “Of course that can just be because our signature design style is Transitional Glam with a twist of organic but I still love how these natural elements serve to quiet down the glam factor,” Bowman adds. “I also love that this year we have a tree in the store that is kind of an old-fashioned spruce where some of the branches stick out a bit further than the rest of the tree—creating the perfect opportunity to dangle a show stopping ornament. Decorating the trees has become my favorite part of the season.”
The Design Bar is located at the Burr Ridge Village Center at 800 Village Center Drive in Burr Ridge. For more information, call 630-734-0000 or visit thedesignbars.com.