Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GIFT GUIDE: A COSY CHRISTMAS



Anyone who knows me well knows that I love + live in anything cosy. My best friend even once remarked that if she were to describe me in one word, cosy would be it. Some friends have a running joke about me + those Bigelow Cosy Chamomile tea bags . . .

So, it's no surprise that the holiday gift guide that I have curated is all that I consider warm + cosy. Everything is soothing to the touch—cashmere wraps + silk pyjamas—calming to the senses—crystals + incense—and elegantly minimalistic—lulu frost rings + Eberjey intimates. Here are some gifts that will get anyone cosied up with a smile this Holiday season . . .

1 CASHMERE WRAP | This wrap by Equipment is an ultimate luxury item—a girl can dream! It's crafted from 100% cashmere + comes in beautiful, simple colours. The perfect travel companion, it can be used as a wrap or even as a blanket.
 ARIZONA BIRKENSTOCKS | I have had my eyes on these for over a year, but haven't made the plunge predominantly because my family thinks they are so horrendous—my sister firmly believes that a twenty-something woman should not be wearing such man-repelling shoes. I beg to differ and so do Daria Werbowy + Alexa Chung . . .
3 CASHMERE + SILK SOCKS | Another luxury item but one that I feel can be considered a necessity after four years of enduring MA winters. These would have been perfect when I had snow inside my Bean Boots + almost froze my little toes off last year . . .
4 TINK + TIGER SILK PYJAMA SHIRT |I am absolutely over the moon with Tink + Tiger's collection. They're beautifully crafted with 100% silk in the United States. Elegant silhouettes + candy colours for 3 a.m. style
5 HARIO COPPER KETTLE | I have always been obsessed with copper kitchen utensils, predominantly because of their healing energetic properties. For anyone who is constantly sipping on herbal teas + tonics as I am, this is the perfect eye candy + gift . . .
6 EBERJEY LACE BRALET | I could go on for days about the beauty, elegance, + comfort that these bralets would invoke in any woman. I can't live without them + ones by Honeydew. They are perfect worn underneath light tissue tees for a subtle yet sexy look . . .
7 MANGANO CRYSTAL | I collect crystals + have so many lying around the house + in my bags to elevate my vibrations, calm my nerves, + attract abundance. This crystal would be a dream to own, but there are many others that don't come with such a hefty price-tag . . . 
8 HANDMADE HORN COMB | Utter, utter, utter beauty that is handmade in Germany by a fourth generation family of comb makers. This comb is a perfect stocking-stuffer for curly and wavy haired people on your gift list . . .
9 LAND BY LAND INCENSE | This Japanese incense is a dream, made with natural ingredients rather than the toxins that most incenses contain. It burns clean + clears the mind
10 ARQUISTE FOR J.CREW | Fragrances are my only vice + have been so since I was a little girl. I have a boxful of perfumes that I have used + collected over the years since the age of seven. I can even recall my first perfume: L'eau de Sonia by Sonia Rykiel [if we don't count my Mustela]. Although my current staples are Calypso St. Barth, Jo Malone, + Elizabeth & James, this one definitely is on my wish list + would be coveted by any other perfume or  art aficionado—it was inspired by Exhibition 31 by 31 women, which was the first all-female women art show exhibited in the United States + curated by Peggy Guggenheim in 1943 . . . 
11 STACKING RINGS | I love having a boxful of these stacking rings to spruce up any simple outfit. They make great little stocking-stuffers!
12 LULU FROST CODE RING | These code rings make my heart go pitter patter! Most definitely another luxury item, these rings would be perfect for that family member or friend who is so effortlessly chic, like former J.Crew designer Marissa Webb, on whom I first saw these gems . . .

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