When I first moved out on my own, one thing I always wanted to have in my lifetime was a set of high quality, Egyptian Cotton sheets. (That and dishes that all matched!) I was tired of the standard, scratchy 180-thread count cotton sheets I was used to. They weren't very comfortable, and seemed awfully flimsy. With lower quality sheets, you have to replace them far more often, as they're just not very well made. I had always longed for luxurious, soft sheets like those found in 5 Star hotels and at resorts.
Well, a few years ago, I finally got my wish. Or so I thought....I bought a set of 350-thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets, and I immediately noticed a huge difference not only in quality, but in the feel of the sheets as well. Sure, this was a major step up for us in the world of bedding. But then I heard about much higher thread counts, and I started longing for something more. Hey, if my 350-tc sheets were comfy, what would 1000-thread count sheets feel like? Or 1200? Or 1500? Yeah. The sheet envy had set in all over again.
That's why I was thrilled when I discovered Luxor Linens. Luxor Linens a leading provider of luxury linens to the finest hotels and homes worldwide. This specialty boutique exhibits an exclusive collection of world-class luxury linens such as Egyptian cotton sheets, Egyptian cotton towels, custom linens as well as home accessories for the bed, bath, and table. Richness you can see and feel. Exquisite detailing and expert finishing. Quality is always in the details, and every Luxor Linens product sets the standard for quality in materials and craftsmanship. They even have bamboo bedding for those eco-friendly folks out there!
So you can imagine how excited I was to get the opportunity to review one of their Valentino 1200-thread count Egyptian Cotton Sheet Sets for myself! I think I actually let out a big "Woo-Whoo!" and did a little happy dance. These were the kind of sheets I had been dreaming about for years. Instead of counting sheep to fall asleep, I was counting threads, trying to get to that coveted, 1200 mark. Now, thanks to the nice folks over at Luxor Linens, this dream was becoming a reality.
When my sheets arrived, the first thing I noticed was the packaging. Luxor Linens really pays attention to detail, and their sheet sets come very well packaged and beautifully presented. The next thing I noticed, before I even opened my sheet set, was the weight. I know that's an odd thing to make note of, but I have never felt a sheet set so heavy before! This assured me that these were no ordinary, flimsy sheets, and would definitely last for many years to come. When I finally got over my initial excitement, I opened the sheets. We'll just say I experienced "Love at first touch". These sheets were incredibly soft, expertly woven, and very heavy duty. I had never felt anything quite like them where bedding is concerned. I couldn't wait to get them on my bed, but I took some photos first:
**NOTE: I know my photos make the sheets appear grayish, almost pewter in color. They are NOT gray. They are a deep, rich black. I opted to use the flash on my camera in order to better capture the detail and texture of the sheets. Just please be aware, if you order black sheets from Luxor Linens as I did, black sheets are exactly what you will be receiving.**
The Valentino 1200-thread count Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set is one of Luxor Linens signature sets, and is also one of their most requested items. This sheet set is so amazing, it was even featured on HGTV's "Home Rules"! This Italian import is pure elegance plain and simple. The Valentino collection is made from the finest 100% ELS (Extra Long Staple) Mercerized Egyptian cotton. Woven to a luxurious 1200 Thread Count the result is a feel that's cool, crisp, and heavenly soft. These sheets are also designed to fit even a 19" mattress easily, making them wonderful for those with plush, pillowtop mattresses! The set includes a fitted sheet with heavy duty, durable elastic all around the band to ensure proper fit, a flat sheet, and 2 pillowcases. (I got a Queen set.The Twin set inlcudes 1 pillowcase.)
Another great feature of the Valentino Collection? These elegant, sumptuous fabrics are totally machine washable! In a home with a baby and a toddler, this is an absolute must. Who knows when sticky little fingers will come into contact with my sheets?!
The quality of these sheets is absolutely unsurpassed. The stitching is expertly done and very elegant in appearance. And the comfort level? Oh. My. Goodness. I have never slept on sheets so soft and luxurious feeling. The Egyptian Cotton is heavenly against the skin, and it gets softer with each wash. I also noticed that they retain their color very well, even after multiple washes. There is no piling or fraying, and none of the threads have come loose since we began using these sheets. There is no better feeling than climbing into bed after a long day and sliding into absolute luxury. These sheets are just that. They're even more comfortable than my satin sheet sets, and I didn't think that would be possible! These sheets are also very breathable, durable, and don't get overheated easily. My husband tends to sweat a lot at night, and since we began using these sheets, that has decreased. These sheets stay rather cool to the touch, even on our memory foam mattress!
Overall, I am beyond delighted with our Valentino 1200-thread count Egyptian Cotton Sheets from Luxor Linens. These are by far the nicest sheets I have ever had the pleasure of laying on. As a matter of fact, if I close my eyes, turn on some nature sounds, like waves crashing on the beach, and leave the babies with Daddy, I feel like I am on a mini vacation at some exotic 5-Star Hotel! Hey, a gal can dream, right? Sure, I may not get to go on posh vacations. Duty calls, and being a Mommy is my calling. But with my sheets from Luxor Linens, I can definitely pretend! Yep. They're really that darn good!
You can check out these and other luxury bedding items on the Luxor Linens website.
You can also follow Luxor Linens on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
I am thrilled to announce that one of you will be receiving a set of Valentino 1200-thread count Egyptian Cotton Sheets of your own during my Holiday Gift Guide event, hosted by myself and A Time Out For Mommy! How cool is that?!
Please use this handy Rafflecopter form to enter!
This giveaway will be open to US residents 18+ until 11:59 PM on November 28,2011. Winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified via e-mail as well as posted here, on twitter, and on Facebook. The winner will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize before I am forced to draw another winner.
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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