Holiday Gift Guide 2016

I am taking a hiatus from consumption as of January 2017, but will shop til I drop until then, especially for friends and family for the holidays. First on our list is a subscription to the New York Times and Washington Post, and small (or large!) contributions to all of the groups we love and support who will need us even more the next four years. After that, the fun stuff below is high on my list of what to buy and enjoy as this insane year comes to an end. For the beauty junkie in your life, see above: Clarins introduced these effective booster serums a few months ago, which can be added to any of your regular face creams morning and night, for an extra skin pick me up. More gift ideas below.

Yann Tiersen‘s new album will soothe anyone with its incredible piano melodies, and is one of my favorite releases this year. Moby’s new album with the Void Pacific Choir, is another one; the tracks have an electro punk energy which summarized this year perfectly.

Couture Confessions: Fashion Legends in Their Own Words, Written by Pamela Golbin, Illustrated by Yann Legendre, from Rizzoli, Valentino leather ankle boots

Chloe suede bag, Cathy’s Concepts personalized rustic wall wine rack and glass holder

Byredo Fleur Fantome scented candle, Bad Girls Throughout History book by Ann Shen (I just bought this for the little women in my life)

Any one of these, or all of the above, whiskeys and bourbons from Tuthilltown in upstate New York, where you can also do a tour of the distillery, which is a fun day trip

This Rose scent from Maison Francis Kurkdjian is everything. I almost fainted from joy when I first experienced it. For the traveller in your life, a passport holder from Levi’s.

A gorgeous book on Wong Kar Wai and his films, Wolf & Badger La Rose watch

No gift list or party is complete without the doll face girls from Erin Fetherston, the girls come in brown, blue and green eyes, and are the ideal plus one. Happy Holidays everyone! Here is to 2017! BYE 2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

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