Catherine Deneuve with her son Christian
I feel like 2018 was the year of decluttering and thinking long and hard about what we really want in our homes. I'm still trying to part with things that don't spark joy and have to go back to my Marie Kondo book often for inspiration. I think now, more than ever, we want to give gifts that have meaning but that don't take up too much space. The other year I gave my mother a Netflix subscription which she otherwise would not have purchased for herself. Books that you will want to keep forever like a good coffee table book are also lovely because I feel that we can never have too many. This year's Mother's Day Gift Guide starts with a few of my favorites.
Audrey Style, by my friend Pamela Clarke Keogh, has made an appearance in one of my gift guides before however I highly recommend this book and it will likely appear again for that reason. Audrey's timeless and elegant style is captured in over 90 photographs and the book features interviews by legends including Hubert de Givenchy, Gregory Peck and Nancy Reagan.
Marella Agnelli: The Last Swan Eternal style, grace and exquisite taste- this book features the captivating homes and truly unrivaled personal style of Marella Agnelli. Perfect for the mother with excellent taste.
Farm From Home: A Year of Stories, Pictures and Recipes from a City Girl in the Country Another woman with incredible personal style, this book by Amanda Brooks is a lovely gift for the mother who lives in the country or just enjoys the lifestyle and a chic, country aesthetic.
Tonne Goodman: Point of View I'm always looking for inspiration images, either for my mood boards or Instagram and Pinterest. Often when I stumble on a particularly inspirational image it happens to be the work of Tonne Goodman. A friend purchased this for her mother in law and I think it is a very thoughtful gift for the woman who has classic and cool style.
Cabana Anthology is like a greatest hits of Cabana Magazine and focuses on interior design, lifestyle, architecture and related luxuries. I've been told that I overuse the word chic but there is no other word to describe it. This is a perfect gift for a stylish mother.
Back to Audrey again, the book What Would Audrey Do, also by my talented friend Pamela Keogh, is available at Locust Valley Book Store. She is such a throwback to another era and mothers of all ages should enjoy reading about this elegant humanitarian.
A nice pair of stylish readers is a gift that will be treasured for years to come. These classic Celine Frames are ready for the right prescription and are the perfect companion to a good coffee table book.
This Olivia Von Halle Coco silk satin pajama set is so luxurious and cozy.
I'm such a fan of Aesop products and love to give them as gifts. This Resurrection Duet, featuring a hand wash and balm, smells so fresh and clean and is sure to be appreciated.
Feu de Bois by Diptyque is one of my personal favorites. I especially love it during the fall because of its woodsy scent but find that it is also beautiful year round.
I might be biased however I think you can never go wrong if you give the gift of cashmere. Our Habitually Chic Bela Wrap is a nice neutral for the mother who is drawn to classic colors.
These brigadeiros from Carioca Bakery are so delicious that they will be enjoyed quickly upon arrival. There are various sizes to choose from including this Ipanema Box featuring 30 brigadeiros.