Friday, December 18, 2015

THE GUIDE: HOLIDAY GIFTS




T H E   G U I D E   |  H E A L I N G  H O L I D A Y   G I F T S  

Gift selections to welcome in the New Year blanketed in graceful luxury, buttered in soft shea, + notes of the desert airs of Marfa—give a gift, touch and be touched . . .





1 CASHMERE WRAP | This wrap by Equipment blankets in graceful luxury. 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. Plus, it's now on major sale . . .
2 SHEA BUTTER | I have baby-bottom-soft-skin thanks to dipping myself whole into a jar of this unrefined, wildcrafted shea butter—it melts on après-shower, wet skin and locks in moisture to protect against billowing Northeastern winds . . . 
3 PYJAMAS |Pyjamas in elegant silhouettes + candy colours are a necessity for 3 a.m. style. We can all dream of these by Yolke, but these from J.Crew + this silk sleepwear set from Everlane equally induce daydreams. If you click through here for Everlane, you can enjoy your gift with free shipping . . . 
LAND BY LAND INCENSE | This Japanese incense is hauntingly intoxicating + made with natural ingredients rather than the toxins that most incenses contain. It burns clean + clears the mind. Here are some of my other scentual staples . . .
5 STACKING RINGS | I love having a boxful of stacking rings to spruce up any simple outfit. They make great little stocking-stuffers! Catbird + passed-down pieces are my staples, but I also adore Spark + Pepper's handcrafted rings such as this + thisAnother Feather's dainty selections, + the über chic BRVTVS line . . . 
6 LACEY PROVISIONS | The beauty, elegance, + comfort that dainty lingerie imbues is indescribable when we let it. A relationship with another is not necessary to do so—we can cultivate one with our own selves. These bralets would invoke a sensual ease in any woman, the delicacy of these are a fairy's dream. They are perfect worn underneath light tissue tees for a subtle yet sexy look . . .
7 CRYSTALS | I collect crystals + have them peppered around the house + hidden in my bag pockets to elevate my vibrations, calm my nerves, + attract abundance. Stop by your local crystal shop to pick up one or three to stock your stockings . . .
8 HARIO COPPER KETTLE | I have always been obsessed with copper kitchen utensils, predominantly because of their Ayurvedic healing energetic properties. For anyone who is constantly sipping on herbal teas + tonics as I am, this is the perfect eye candy + gift. Tom Dixon also has exquisite serving ware pieces, such as this copper French Press. These milk + sugar servers will begin the day golden, this pitcher will pour the day out flowingly, and these Spanish wine glasses are the last piece to set the table for a date night in . . .
9 STRANGE INVISIBLE | 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. I have been coveting the Strange Invisible line thanks to House of Citrine + William Charleton. I love musky scents that often are attributed to colognes as well + am dazed by El Cosmico's notes that pull the desert airs of Marfa, cosmic axis of West Texas. Swimming in 11-year-aged Sri Lankan organic nutmeg, oak-aged French cognac, Peruvian Palo Santo, + the first distillation of gentle rose . . . 
10 HANDMADE HORN COMB | An utter, utter, utter beauty that is handmade in Germany by a fourth generation family of comb makers. Combing the hair moves around the body's energy + stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. This comb is a perfect stocking-stuffer for curly and wavy haired people on your gift list . . .
11 TOTE WELL| I am a self-professed bag lady—rugged + rough with all that I tote around and that with which I carry my provisions. Elegant bags of mine are now in softly clothed, set aside for special occasions. This tote is a go-to for those on a similar run as well as these handsome handmade ones from Agnes Baddoo in California that are more of a worthwhile investment.
12 CASHMERE, WOOL, + 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. So, this year I'm prepped with a pair + a thousand and one from Madewell, such as this trio. Socks are items most people forget to buy over the years. A tear may be shed in recognition of drawerful of pair-less socks in finding them gifted in a stocking.
13 GET DUSTED |Welcoming in the New Year with rushes of blood to the right places + brain buzzes with dreamy Moon Juice dusts . . . 

STOCKING THE STOCKINGS | other last-minute provisions . . .
sakara life snacks // four sigma foods reishi for tranquilising tonics // poppy & someday lip stain // addictive wellness chocolate // omica organics stevia drops // zenbunni chocolate // benshen rosewater toner // grapefruit by yoko ono // rms coconut cream // moon phase domino set // wild-harvested tea // la tierra sagrada salt spray // binchotan body scrub towel // na nin studio perfume oil