HOLIDAY STYLE & GIFT GUIDE
This year our Holiday Style and Gift Guide includes old favorites as well as a few chic new ideas. We especially love giving a gift that is classic and will be enjoyed for years to come.
Holiday Style: Aera Made in Italy Vegan Leather Python Gisele Boots (bonus- they are so comfortable!), Heidi Wynne Cherry Red Isabelle Cashmere Wrap, Max Mara Ruched Stretch Jersey Midi Dress, Nan Fusco Large Marquis Hoops, Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Richness, Tom Ford Limited Edition Gold Lip Color in Scarlet Rouge
To give: I pick up my Cabana Magazine at Shreeji News in London and it is one of my favorites. Give the design enthusiast in your life Cabana Anthology which is a greatest hits of features from the magazine. So chic and inspirational!
I love my navy blue cotton pajamas from J Crew and they make an excellent gift. So soft, comfortable and classic!
This Leopard Needlepoint Pillow by Hunt & Hope, available on Gray Antiques, is a timeless piece that will will look beautiful on a velvet chair during the holiday season.
A gift I will be giving myself this year is Shanon Ables' Living the Simply Luxurious Life. Shannon has created such a beautiful, inspirational lifestyle for herself and I look forward to picking up her tips. She's been supportive of my small business this year and it was an honor to be featured on her site.
The perfect gift for the traveller in your life: Aesop's Departure Travel Kit includes their classics. I meant to pick this up before my last trip to London however my hotel, The Orange Public House, carried Aesop products which made the stay even more enjoyable.
I love giving a gift that can be enjoyed year round. My mother receives a gift certificate for Netflix so she can binge watch The Crown and then enjoy other series and films for the rest of the year. It's such a nice gift because it doesn't take up space and brings so many hours of joy.
Another one of my favorite gifts to give is our Made in Ireland, Fisherman Knit Wool Turtleneck for dogs. My mother's Scottish Terrier and my friend Alexandra's Pit Bull each have this sweater and it keeps them warm all winter long.
Give yourself the gift of sustainable style for your holiday escape. While on holiday I live in my Danielle Fichera Aida Dress. Not only is it modern and chic, it is Made in New York with the finest materials and attention to detail. Nothing is chicer than caring for our planet and also having items in your wardrobe that will never go out of style like this Aida Dress.
Another favorite sustainable style brand is AERA New York. The perfect holiday shoe is the Sally Fuchsia Patent Effect Sandals. I own them in python and they are comfortable and classic. The guilt free vegan leather looks and feels like the real thing and the Italian craftsmanship ensures that they will last.
Finding the perfect bikini for a holiday vacation isn't easy so I was delighted to find that Elizabeth Hurley Beach offers worldwide shipping. Elizabeth has been so supportive of the Heidi Wynne brand however even if that weren't the case I would still be in love with her collection of flattering swim and resortwear. The Victoire Bikini in the Cheetah print is my personal favorite however the solid one pieces like the Piper in black are all so chic and classic.
A gift that is always appreciated is a certificate to Starr Restaurants, including the ultra chic Le Coucou which is even lovelier during the holidays. Philadelphians can enjoy The Dandelion or Parc and in addition to Le Coucou, New Yorkers can enjoy Upland or Pastis, among others. There are so many unique options, from casual dining to more formal, that anyone will be able to appreciate this thoughtful gift. The Dandelion is one of my personal favorites and you can never go wrong with Le Coucou. The staff is so warm and friendly and it is such a beautiful experience every time.
Finally, I hope that print never dies and sadly my magazines are getting thinner by the month. One of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch by the fire with a cashmere wrap and slippers and read a magazine. From British Vogue to Town & Country, reading a magazine after a long day is the perfect escape. A thoughtful gift is to give a subscription to a friend or family member.
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