Posted on December 10, 2013
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The new 2013 Rolls Royce Wraith. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Have you ever dreamed of driving a Rolls Royce? Or hanging out in the back seat with a Deborah Main luxury pillow? Well how about the new Rolls Royce Wraith -
“Wraith is a car for the curious, the confident and the bold….a car that pushes the boundaries of design and engineering. With the power, style and drama to make the world stand still.” Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, 2013.
Now THAT’S a car for me!! But even if you haven’t dreamed of it yet, now’s your chance to sit back and enjoy the ride. Read all about how the new Rolls Royce Wraith met up with two original Deborah Main Luxury Pillows and cruised along Route 66….just for kicks! A modern-day love story, a dramatic romance of “Boy meets Girl” in the desert - in luxury of course - but with a classic touch of elegance from the Hollywood Golden Age of the1940′s with Route 66 in her heyday.
The Rolls Royce Wraith along Route 66 in Amboy, California at Roys Cafe. Photography by DCoopMedia, 2013.
Luxury and Route 66 are two things that we at Deborah Main Designs know all about! Because not only do we specialize in meticulously handcrafting one-of-a-kind luxury pillows, but we also have been collecting the “original” vintage souvenir scarves of that era for years. We absolutely love taking authentic, nostalgic mementos and handcrafting collectible luxury pillows into treasured pieces of the past for you to cherish for years to come. See for yourself on our sparkling new website!
Deborah Main luxury Las Vegas Vintage Souvenir Scarf Pillow.
This love story all started when I learned that Brandon Smith, genius behind DCoop Media, was writing a feature story about the the new Rolls Royce Wraith for the January 2014 debut of his new online magazine, D’ Lux Quarterly. (Read the full feature about Brandon’s road trip in January 2104 when the mag D’ Lux Quarterly comes out).
All I heard was Route 66 and I was smitten!
And then when I saw a photo of the spectacular new Rolls Wraith that he was going to actually drive along the historic Route 66…WOW!! I died and went straight to luxury heaven!
Automobile and luxury enthusiast, Brandon Smith, in a Rolls Royce Wraith. Photography by DCoopMedia, 2013.
So when I asked Brandon, “Hey, what’s all this talk about Route 66? Can my pillows go along for the ride?” It was love at first sight…well, sort of. I actually think Brandon had a small heart attack when my package arrived and he messaged me: “Those pillows are Ginormous! “ Well, they ARE rather large, but they turned out to be a perfect fit for the size of this this new Rolls Royce Wraith…and how fabulous they look in the back seat with all this luxurious leather!
Deborah Main luxury Las Vegas Vintage Souvenir Scarf Pillow in the back seat of the Rolls Royce Wraith. Photography by DCoopMedia, 2013.
Route 66, as many of you know, is a historical stretch of highway of a bygone era that was as hot as the engines that roared through it in the 1940′s and ’50′s. But even I was surprised to find out it stretched all the way up to Chicago!
“Glorified as the “Mother Road” by John Steinbeck in his classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” Route 66 served as the main migration route westward for poor Midwest farming families seeking jobs and a better life in California. After the war, Route 66 continued to be the main travel route connecting small town America to the major metropolis of Chicago and Los Angeles.” (from Historic66.com)
The route is a 2400-mile stretch that presented great opportunity during that time. Diners, newsstands, souvenir shops and motels were opened to serve the many tourists who ventured out west to explore the country. There are many types of souvenirs that are collectible from Route 66, from shot glasses to post cards. But one that is highly collectible today, and a favorite of Deborah Main Designs, are the vintage souvenir state scarves and handkerchiefs that tourists bought as keepsake memorabilia to bring back home to treasure their trip. Route 66 was also alluring because of the rise of the automobile at that time, when families would pack up all the kids into one car with NO air conditioning and explore the country along Route 66. (Ah, we’re so spoiled now!) Even songs have been written about it, like “Get your Kicks along Route 66” by Bobby Troup, remember that one?
Deborah Main Vintage California Souvenir Scarf Pillow.
As the interstate highways developed, Route 66 soon became a stretch of ghost towns. But today people can still travel Route 66, and Brandon, of D’Coop Media, demonstrated that rather clearly in luxury! I think it would be so cool to reinvent it, and make it a major U.S. destination vacation spot (like our national parks) and reopen shops and restaurants that would appeal to all ages so that it could be a draw to tourists once again. Like “Hey, let’s see the Grand Canyon, but let’s do Route 66 while we’re at it.” But I digress…
The Rolls Royce Wraith in Jerome, Arizona. Photography by DCoopMedia, 2013.
Back to our “Luxury car meets luxury pillow” love story. With the wheels of the new Rolls Royce Wraith and Deborah Main luxury pillows to lay your head on each night….well, now really, what more can a man ask for?
On November 8th, the starting point of Brandon’s adventure, touted as “The journey of a lifetime D’Lux Road Trip”, was Jerome, Arizona, which isn’t too far north of Phoenix. From there he connected with the original Route 66 and followed it all the way back to the Pier in Santa Monica. As a luxury car fanatic, Brandon states:
“Never before has there been a Rolls Royce that has truly been designed with the enthusiastic driver in mind. Or at least not since Rolls Royce’s racing days in the 1920′s and 30′s. The Wraith quite simply is a fastback that redefines what it means to be a Rolls. Its raked rear screen, athletic stance, and bold lines, paired with a twin-turbocharged V12 engine and satellite guided 8 speed transmission, is THE most powerful Rolls Royce in production. “ Brandon Smith, DCoop Media, 2013
Personally, I haven’t come anywhere close to driving a Rolls. Well, that’s not entirely true, because I DID sit in a Lamborghini one time, but they wouldn’t let me take it out of the parking lot for a test drive. That’s still not close….cause The Rolls….well, the Rolls Royce Wraith is all about LUXURY! Remember, it’s all in the details. Just like we care about the quality of the craftsmanship of our luxury pillows, Rolls Royce automobiles have been regarded as the creme de la creme of cars for decades.
Deborah Main luxury Vintage California Souvenir Scarf Pillow in Rolls Royce Wraith. Photography by DCoopMedia, 2013.
As Brandon Smith stated after his D’LuxRoadTrip:
“All said and done, let’s just say that Route 66 met it’s automotive (and luxury pillow) match during our D’LuxRoadTrip from Scottsdale to Los Angeles. A menacing showstopper all the way!” Brandon Smith, DCoop Media, 2013
We know you probably don’t have the Wraith parked in your drive way, but why not get in the car this holiday season, explore the west, and “get your kicks on Route 66″? It’s never too late to put a Rolls Royce Wraith, or even a Deborah Main luxury pillow, on Santa’s list. (You also might want to check out this video of the Wraith...very James Bond I’d say). Give Deborah Main Designs studio a call 512.447.9807 and we’ll ship you one of our collectible vintage souvenir scarf pillows.