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Must Haves: Luxe Ambition

by David Nash

Awaken your spring style with these wardrobe and room accoutrements that are sure to dazzle and delight.

Rattle them bones. Spend a quiet night at home revisiting your love of dominoes — not the pizza, but the centuries-old table game. And consider playing with this black crystal version from Baccarat ($8,300). Designed by Marcel Wanders Studio, the 28 gilded pieces are housed in a sleek — albeit hefty — box of inlaid marble. Play to score or block; either way, you’ll be winning with this high-class deck. |

Room service. New from internationally acclaimed artist Sophie Calle and Siglio Press is a book 40 years in the making. What previously existed as part of her out-of-print 1999 tome, Double Game, The Hotel ($39.95), surfaces — for the first time in English — as a record of her stint as a chambermaid in a Venice, Italy, hotel in 1981. Hiding cameras and recorders in her mop bucket, she quietly observed the private lives of guests while documenting the “evidence” for this most conceptual and provocative work. It’s a voyeuristic pageturner everyone will enjoy. |

Under wraps. Spring has sprung, and you’ll be in full bloom with this Mixed Floral Landscape Silk Scarf ($490) from Oscar de la Renta. Since creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim began tending the brand’s garden, its fashion harvest has become rather bountiful. Accessorize your head, neck or bag with the ivory-and-melon-colored silk-twill scarf, knowing you’ll always be in season. |

Neat as a pin. Brooches are in, and everyone from Porter and Timothée Chalamet to Denise Hale Kate Middleton somehow seem even more dazzling wearing them. Add a bit of sophistication to your with David Webb’s carved coral Sea Lion Brooch ($62,000), set gold and platinum, with pear-shaped cabochon and brilliant-cut diamonds. A well-placed bauble, after all, can it to your style competition. |

About face. Originally designed in 1931, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s iconic Reverso timepiece remains one of the most coveted among collectors and aficionados alike. An homage to the Art Deco period of its birth, the pink gold Reverso Tribute Nonantième ($40,500) “takes pleasure in reversing trends,” according to the brand. The front silver dial showcases the date at 12 o’clock and a moon-phase aperture at 6 o’clock, while the reverse is an artistic masterpiece — a digital hour and minute display set within a gold and lacquered night-and-day indicator. Limited to an edition of 190, this watch will definitely have you reaching for the stars. |

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