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Gift Curation: Day 11 – House of Harlow

December 8, 2010

House of Harlow Jewelry

The Perfect Gift For Those Who:

  • Are a fan of Nicole Richie
  • Need a trendy present for a girfriend
  • Want to surprise their teenage daughter with a cool, unexpected gift
  • Like costume jewelry

Tribal Circle Pendant


Cabochon Bangle


Large Horseshoe Necklace


Stargazer Crystal Earrings


Red Gold and Black Resin Earrings


Rose Gold Plated Hoop Earrings



Gift Curation – Day 10: Sperry Topsiders

December 7, 2010

Sperry Topsiders for the Family!

The Perfect Gift for Those Who:

  • Love Sperry
  • Want cool, comfortable shoes for all seasons
  • Dress like they live on the east coast
  • Already own at least one pair of Sperry Topsiders and want a cool special edition
  • Need fashionable, affordable shoes for kids
  • Love metallics


Women’s Authentic Original Metallic Boat Shoe

$85, also comes in Plum Metallic and Brown Metallic

Hingham Boot

$98, also comes in Black and Brown

Authentic Original 7 Eye Boot

$140, also comes in Black


Chukka by Band of Outsiders

$200, also comes in 7 other color combos

Authentic Original Workboot Chukka

$95, also comes in Dark Brown and Brick

Bahama Chukka Boot

$80, also comes in 9 other colors


Suede Largo 3-Eye



Leopard Bahama


Gift Curation: Day 9- Broadway

December 5, 2010

Creative Goods Broadway Merchandise

The Perfect Gift for those who:

  • Love Broadway plays and musicals
  • Recently saw a Broadway show
  • Has a favorite show that is or was on Broadway
  • Has recently seen a show in one of the touring cities
  • Like the movie version of particular show

Here are some of my favorite items for sale.

HAIR: Headband Hairstyle Tee, 100% organic cotton

'Hippie Happiness', $30

Flower Hairstyle Tee, 100% organic cotton

Love Not War, $30


Souvenir Book with dust cover poster featuring the visual design history of the production with original costume sketches.

West Side Story Souvenir Book, $20

Reversible Dust Cover Poster

1957 Original Broadway Cast CD



Set of 5 representing the whole family, $30





GREASE: Summer Lovin’ Beach Towel


Gift Curation: Day 8 – Notebooks

December 3, 2010

Smythson of Bond Street Notebooks

The Perfect Gift for those who:

  • Love nice notebooks
  • Have short-term memory and need to write everything down
  • Use a notebook at the office and want something better than what Staples can offer
  • Keep a personal journal

‘Genius’ Pocket Notebook

This mini notebook with the fun title can be gold stamped on the cover with a name or initials. The pocket notebooks come in other fun titles that you can select to match the specific receiver; i.e. ‘Bright Ideas’, ‘I’ve Got Nothing To Wear’, ‘Make It Happen’ and ‘Scribbles and Sketches’.

'Genius' Notebook, From $52

Premier ‘Notes’ Notebook

Featuring Smythson watermarked pale blue Featherweight paper. The notebook contains 192 leaves of feint ruled lines. Apparently this Featherweight paper is half the thickness and weight of normal paper so you can hold a lot in a slim book. Smythson says that Featherweight paper is tested to ensure that it is strong and opaque enough to be used with fountain pens without bleed.

Premier 'Notes' Notebook, From $128

Premier ‘Places To Remember’ Notebook

This journal is complete with sections for ‘bars and restaurants’, ‘hotels’, ‘entertainment’, ‘museums and art’, ‘architecture’, ‘gardens’, ‘shopping’ and ‘other’ for those who want to make note of every interesting place they go and see in order to remember for next time and recommend to friends.  The front cover can be personalized with gold-blocked names or initials.

Premier 'Places To Remember' Notebook, From $140

Gift Curation: Day 7 – Happy Chanukkah

December 2, 2010

Happy Chanukkah!

8 gifts: some unique Judaica items to celebrate the spirit of the holiday!

David Yurman Mini Star of David Necklace in sterling silver and 14K yellow gold.

Available at and David Yurman, $250

The Museum of Arts and Design

Small Glass Menorah

by Diane Ferland, $215

Tree Menorah

Kendall LeCompte, $150

The Jewish Museum

Lights of Hanukkah Set of 8 Dessert Plates







The Jewish Museum, $64


Alex and Ani Tree of Life Expandable Wire Bangle Set






Russian Silver, $108

Russian Gold, $108


Children’s Books Poster Prints and Books by Jewish Artists

Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are Poster



Reading is Fun! Framed poster, $48


Margaret and H.A. Rey, Curious George

The True Wartime Escape



The Journey That Saved Curious George, $17, The Jewish Museum


Gift Curation: Day 6: SPA!

December 1, 2010

Spa Finder Gift Certificates

The Perfect Gift for those who:

  • Are stressed and need a massage
  • Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a spa
  • Are new moms and need some “me” time
  • Get regular manicures, pedicures or facials
  • Are embarking on a trip soon and want to take advantage of the hotel spa
  • Have never treated themselves to a spa experience

Spa Finder Gift Certificate: “Accepted at over 5,000 spas around the globe, they can be used for ANY spa treatment of the recipient’s choice such as relaxing massages, luxurious facials, fine beauty products, and more.” Gift Certificates (print or mail) and E-Certificates are both available.

Some of the top spa partners in the USA include Bliss, Canyon Ranch, Mohonk and The Ritz Carlton. Bonus Offer! For any gift certificate purchase of $50 or more, get a free 1-year subscription to Conde Nast Traveler magazine (a $12 value)!

If you live in Ca, FL, GA, IL, MA, NY or TX or you/someone you know is travelling to Turks & Caicos, then you can also consider a gift card to Exhale Mind Body Spa. Exhale combines spa tratements with body wellbeing with yoga and core fusion classes. Right now Exhale promoting their Gift Well Get Well offer for the holidays. Gift an Exhale holiday package and Get a $25 credit to Rue La La.

Exhale Miami at EPIC Residences + Hotel


Exhale Dallas at Hotel Palomar


Exhale NYC at Hotel Gansevoort, Meatpacking District


Gift Curation: Day 5 – Rugged Tote

November 30, 2010

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Gloucestershire Cotton Tote Bag in Moss or Burnt Umber

The Perfect Gift for those who:

  • Like Ralph Lauren
  • Have a rugged, chic style
  • Need a lightweight carry-all for everyday
  • Loves safari-like gear
  • need a cool diaper bag or travel tote

Burnt Umber available at, $298 - on sale now for $223.50

Moss available at, $298