Archives for November 2013

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Since my difficult yet exciting decision to close my Los Angeles flagship store and move my store front exclusively online, I have worked hard to keep the same aesthetic that The Sage Lifestyle store offered – the best in customer care and offering beautiful hand made, one-of-a-kind jewelry and fragrances that influence your life. My e-Commerce store and social media outlets have given me the ability to share with you, my friends and fans, my inspirations, new products, weekly blog posts and  is a channel for you to directly stay connected!

Today’s blog post is an invitation to join The Sage Lifestyle family by following, liking and joining our online community:

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Enjoy and be well!

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“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

 

Behind Closed Doors with designer Sage Machado: Holiday Edition

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To get my creative mind flowing, I always start with a day trip to a local fav spot, Huntington Gardens! It is one of my most treasured spots!!! Inspiration is everywhere and I’m ready to begin my creative process! Let the fun begin!”
Today, I, designer Sage Machado will take you behind closed doors as I start preparing my home and studio for the holidays! As we tis’ the season and get our holiday lists together, it can be an overwhelming task to get the right gift, for the ones you love. When creating both my fragrances and jewelry, I think about this challenge that many have. That is why I focus on the presentation, as well as the fragrance or one of-a-kind jewelry I create. Each product I create has alot of thought and care that goes into it. This means when you give a gift from Sage, you are giving a meaningful and unique gift. Need help with picking the perfect gift? Visit our fragrance gift guide and find the perfect fragrance for the special person in your life!
In today’s post, I take you behind the scenes of my studio, home and bespoke projects, are you ready?
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“Flowers for this week! How can I not be beaming with ideas with these stunning colors!!!
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“My favorite French vintage art poster! It resides in my living room and brightens the room with all its glorious colors! LOVE it!”
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“The Prada bag is one of my bespoke design services. It was a commissioned art piece which captures the clients inner goddess and creates a timeless masterpiece!”
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“In my entry, I keep some of my most coveted items. The vintage Tibetan and Turquoise urns are very rare and are true works of art! The vintage gilt Italian candle stick glows and the vintage African head dress is a masterpiece! It’s a artful welcome that makes me smile every time I come home!”
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“From the bespoke projects, which are always an adventure and truly one-of-a-kind, I have a commissioned Tiger art collaboration with Lotus in the third eye, applied to leather jacket, custom studded! The Tigress is here!”
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“On the design table: hard at work, my new design assistant, Rosie Blue, keeping a close eye on all that leaves the studio!”
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“Artist most inspired by this month – Peter Beard, truly a life’s work and stunning! Obsessed!”
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“For holiday, I am working on major statement pieces.  No layering needed here, bold, bright and fabulous, these one-of-a-kind necklaces make great conversation starters and are sure to dazzle all! Today’s theme: feathers and more feathers…”
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“For all the little fashionistas in your life, here is a peek into all of the new children’s Jewls I have been working on… delicate, unique, and charming, just like all the little girls and their wonderful spirits!!!”

Enjoy and be well!

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“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

Sage is Giving Thanks this Season!

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With Thanksgiving a mere week away, I started thinking about all that I am thankful for in my life. My list is long and wouldn’t be able to fit in this post due to the amount of friends, family and fans that have supported and loved The Sage Lifestyle brand from day one. As I celebrate 20 years in business, I want to shout from the roof tops THANK YOU to all of my amazing customers and fans of the brand. You have made my dream of having a business I adore and am so utterly passionate about a reality! THANK YOU!

In today’s post, I am highlighting not only my favorite scents for the season but also including direct fan testimonials on what my customers are loving too!

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1.Topaz: In Sanskrit, the word topaz means “fire”. Inspired by those vibrant, sunset-hued jewels that were a favorite of Russia’s Czarinas, this deeply warm and spicy fragrance begins with an incendiary, inviting top note accord of mango, papaya and rosewood.

Why I love this fragrance: “The Topaz Roll-On-Oil is the perfect scent to take with you as it goes effortlessly from day to night. It will keep you smelling irresistible all day!”

What everyone is talking about…

“Very warm and comforting scent. cute little packaging…a little goes a long way! I’m getting the hang of perfume oils now, I like the Sage line a whole lot!”

“This is not your ordinary, boring vanilla! two parts vanilla, one part fruit and one part sandalwood and you have a here a vanilla scent you crave for. topaz puts other vanilla scents to shame.”

“My most loved are Onyx, Garnet, Jade, Pearl and Turquoise. Beautiful, just beautiful! Honorable mentions would be Amber, Sage and Topaz. Oooh, but I also like Citrine & Carnelian!”

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This deliciously warm and earthy scent has just a dash of glorious musk to make it even more heavenly. It’s the perfect scent for winter. – Get the Gloss

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2. Amber: A fragrance of singular power and depth. Amber is inspired by those golden, light-filled stones formed from the resin of ancient trees.

Why I love this fragrance: My Amber fragrance is one of my favorite in my entire line. I wear it at least 3 days a week. It is part of the original 5 fragrances upon the first launch of my collection, 15 years ago. It has maintained its status for over a decade as being one the top sellers within the (current)collection of 19 scents. It is an incredibly sexy scent that is unisex and attracts men and women alike. Personally I love a unisex scent, I think to find a scent that appeals to both women and men  is quite rare and makes for a must have for any perfumista! “

What everyone saying…

“This is very soft & sensual; a hint of orange in the opening, then a musky amber which warms & settles close to the skin. There’s nothing complex about it, just silky smooth, comforting loveliness.”

“Sage Amber roll-on is divine. One of the best ambers my nose has had the pleasure to encounter. The blood orange makes it exotic-delicious. Quite fine!”

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Legend says sorcerers used amber to promote strength, healing, and protection. Works for me! Dab a little of this amber-scented oil on your pulse points to ward off the grumpy demon. – Refinery29

Let your stresses go up in smoke. The Sage Lifestyle‘s candles can bring a soothing aspect to even the most difficult day. Something about watching a flame dance, coupled with a lovely scent that perfumes the air makes our heart rates slow. The Amber scent especially is both bold and calming. Plus, each one is packaged beautifully, so they make a great gift for a stressed-out friend (and no need to wrap). – Sweet Relish

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3. ONYX: A fragrance that is as darkly opulent as the stone for which it was named, onyx begins with a bewitching top note accord of black coconut, tobacco and oakmoss!

Why I love this fragrance: “Onyx is my absolute favorite scent for Fall because it is unexpectedly dark, intense and sexy!”

What everyone saying…

“Woody tobacco with coconut. The vanilla is tastefully in the background with my chemistry. Onyx is a warm, creamy, delectable base-note blend. I’d like to layer it, too bad I didn’t order a sample of Peridot to test the dual-roll-on suggestion! Simple and yummy.”

“Onyx is my all time favorite scent. There is nothing else like it out there. People are always asking what I’m wearing….Onyx! It’s intoxicating.”

“I’m in love with this fragrance. There is nothing out there like it. The combination of dark coconut and oakmoss is very bewitching. Another winner.”

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{mood: enigmatic, ladylike, stylish} SAGE Onyx ($45/1/8th oz roll-on @ thesagelifestyle.com) – this one seems to have the staying power of an ox! And it should with so many base notes in it like vanilla, amber, and musk. The oakmoss, tobacco and black coconut give this one an air of mystery and I like that the scent doesn’t seem to change much throughout the course of the day. This is probably because this one only contains pure essential oils and no alcohol, water or other chemicals. – cybelesays.com

To continue giving thanks this season, I want to share a 15% off coupon: GivingThanks15 to my new and old fans to try one of my scents! What are you waiting for? Take the plunge and try something new.

Enjoy and be well!

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“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

The Sage Lifestyle 2013 Gift Guide

With December a mere month away, we’ve already begun brainstorming great gift guides for everyone on your list. With Holiday shopping on the mind, we thought, how can we make your Christmas more about celebrating with your friends and family and less about fussing over the perfect gift? Curated guides from Sage was our solution! If she is the Bohemian Gypsy, Earthy Gal, Hamptons Maven or Victorian Gal, we have the fragrance to fit even the fussiest of fashionistas.


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For the Bohemian Gypsy Gal, I have chosen the most bewitching, opulent and sexy fragrances that are sure to unleash her inner goddess – Onyx, Garnet, Amber, Jade, Garnet and Amethyst blend.

Products in Bohemian Gypsy creative above:

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Onyx Roll-On Oil 4 oz. Topaz FAINT Candle 3 oz. Amber Travel Candle
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4 oz. Garnet FAINT Candle 8 oz. Candle Jade Garnet and Amethyst blend

 

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For the Victorian Gal, I have chosen subtle and sophisticated fragrances as gentle as victorian lace and is as subtle and timeless as a strand of pearls. Classic and beautiful fragrances.

Products in Victorian Gal creative above:

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3 oz. Topaz Travel Candle Eau de Toilette Pearl 3 oz. Turquoise Travel Candle
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Amethyst Roll-On Oil Moonstone Roll-On Oil


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For the Earthy Gal, I have chosen crisp, green and evervescant fragrances that remind us of the beautiful aromas that surround us just after the rain has kissed the earth.

Products in Earthy Gal creative above:

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FAINT Sage Roll-On Oil 8 oz. Candle Carnelian Onyx and Peridot Blend
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FAINT Garnet Roll-on Oil 3 oz. Sage Travel Candle


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For the Hamptons Maven, I have chosen scents that are playful yet ultra feminine with a timeless essence.

Products in Hamptons Maven creative above:

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 3 oz. Moonstone Travel Candle  3 oz. Coral Travel Candle  Sage and Citrine Blend
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 Citrine Roll-On Oil Eau de Toilette Turquoise

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Even more, gift wrapping is free and comes in beautiful enveloped silk ribbons with handmade butterflies sure to inspire all whom receive. And just because we adore you… ALL domestic shipping is free!!! Happy holidays and we hope that The Sage Lifestyle has made your holidays just a little less stressful indeed.

Enjoy and be well!

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“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”