Gateway Antiques and Auctions
by Ida Hsiang
Imagine your breakfast with a perfectly toasted bagel, a little strawberry cream cheese and a cold glass of orange juice. Nothing toasts like a Magimix by Robot-Coupe Vision Toaster. Made from durable stainless steel, this toaster is unlike any other. It features glass viewing windows that allow you to watch the toasting process and achieve toasting perfection. Four quartz heating elements, four preprogrammed heat settings and extra wide slots make toasting all different types of bread effortless. The bagel setting toasts just one side, as a bagel should be toasted. Other settings include toast, reheat and defrost. Choose a setting or simply push the stop button when your toast is browned just the way you like it. Built to last for 30,000 uses, you'll never have to purchase another toaster again. The Magimix by Robot-Coupe Vision Toaster is available at Williams-Sonoma and retails for around $250.
by Ida Hsiang
Trends come, trends go. And as fun as trends can be to follow, there's something to be said for a classic style that is timeless and always chic. There are a few style icons out there that year after year, generation after generation, we find ourselves still emulating their style with little or no change. One of our favorite such icons? The elegant and beautiful Audrey Hepburn. With her lady-like ensembles and demurely stylish charms, hers is a look that transcends time. From her stove-pipe pants, cashmere turtlenecks, flared dresses and ballet flats, every aspect of Audrey Hepburn's style is one that we'd like to adopt. And you don't have to spend the big bucks to dress like a big star, either! Click on the slideshow to see some of our favorite inspired-by-Audrey pieces for $50 or less!