2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Luxury for all

Luxury can be a state of mind or it might be at your finger tips.  Here are a few true luxury gift suggestions that will make someone’s holiday brighter.

If leaving on a jet plane is an option, then the travel site Indagare is for you. Combining a blend of the best of a destination with behind-the scenes touring offering the most relevant travel advice for your dream trip. Destinations include Mexico, Morocco, Turkey, China, India, Jordan and more. Prices for membership varies but they offer three different memberships so there is something for every budget.

With all the beautiful jewelry I’m sure you’re anticipating this holiday, you need somewhere to put it.  The jewelry storage from Rowallan of Scotland is a must.  With over 12 drawers there is enough room for your rings, watches and anything else you hold dear.

YOUR NAME HERE dot dot dash dash by Coatton Line can create a modern and feminine Morse coded necklace in your name or the name of your darling or even your proposal.

This holiday season, St-Germain is debuting a must-have. Reminiscent of the French country bikes of the 50’s and 60’s, the modern-vintage two wheelers are custom-designed in the brand’s signature navy color and feature BROOKS genuine-leather saddles, handlebars and saddle bags as well as quality Michelin tires. The focal point is an orange-leather bottle holder strapped to the cycle’s frame –that ensures there is never a shortage of St-Germain cocktails as you picnic or bar hop on the weekends.

Known as The Cashmere House, Christopher Fischer is a leading knitwear designer, and retailer of cashmere collections for men, women, baby and home décor.  Using only cashmere, silk, cotton, linen, and the finest wools, his luxurious pieces are some of the most desired “must-have” or “must-give” gifts of the Holiday season. The Christopher Fischer Imani Long Texting Gloves, Fox Intarsia Sweater, Isabel Foil Printed Cable and Adele Ruffle Ballet Slipper are the perfect holiday gifts!

An innovative escape, in the heart of Greenwich, Connecticut, The JHouse Greenwich hotel is a dream destination for holiday travelers looking to indulge in the highest level of luxury. Offering guests a home away from home, featuring world-class amenities, fine dining, and modern, plush comforts. The JHouse Greenwich’s impeccable attention to detail is clear not only in the luxury and comfort given to guests, but also in its green initiatives, as well.

The tri-level, contemporary hotel features technologically advanced bedrooms, a personal Apple iPad, complimentary WiFi and Internet access. Added amenities include mirrored 55 inch television in the bedrooms, television imbedded in bathroom mirrors, heated toilet seats, l’Occitane en Provence bathroom amenities, and Frette towels and robes to make sure a luxurious guest experience.

Happy Holidays one and all!

Dontions are the gifts that keep on giving

With the holidays just days away, sometimes it’s better to give in honor of, than make yourself crazy with trying to find the perfect gift.  With so many organizations around, which one might fit you or the giftee?  Here’s where I can help.

Send books to a classroom in Africa where children need them – www.booksforafrica.org

Kids hitting on the drums in low-income schools can use your help to make beautiful music. www.littlekidsrock.org

Art appreciation can open the creative minds of high-risk children, but your donation can fund a trip to a museum or theatre. www.createnow.org

Even though a lot of our Military personal are coming home for Christmas, many are still stationed around the world.  How about paying for their phone call to their loved ones? www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com

Meals on wheels will deliver hot meals to those homebound senior citizens.  Remember, you may be young now, but one day you too will be ‘older’. www.mowaa.org

A friend works for this organization so this is near and dear to my heart.  Doctors without Borders does amazing work, especially for children both here in the US and worldwide. www.doctorswithourborderg.org

Operation Smile has helps so many children who might otherwise be outcasts in their villages because they ‘look different’. You can help them not only smile again, but lead a healthy life with your donation. www.operationsmile.com

Having personal knowledge about Cancer treatment and watching children deal with it, if you have a child in your life, or plan to, just think “There but for the Grace of God…” and donate to St. Jude. www.stjude.org

If however you have that person who simply “must have something tangable”, then consider Toms shoes or eyewear.  For every pair of shoes you buy, Toms will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need.  For every pair of glasses, Toms will give medical treatment (either eyeglasses or even sight-saving surgery) to someone in need.  So your giftee will either get a pair of cool shoes or shades and someone you may never know will be sending you thanks. You win twice. www.toms.com

Just a few ways you can share holiday joy in the name of your friends or family.  Truly a gift that will keep on giving.  These are also great alternatives and great to show your guests that yes, you are building your life, but also helping to better the life of some other people.

Happy Holidays!!


FEED Projects 12 Days, 12 Ways to Feed”

FEED Projects “12 Days, 12 Ways to FEED” holiday campaign, reminding everyone to give back this holiday season with a FEED purchase, giving food/nutrients/health supplements to those in need.  While I’m sorry I missed a few days, there is still plenty of time to help

“I think the best gifts to give are the things that are good for the world, the 12 Days, 12 Ways to FEED campaign gives people who want to help a way to give something great while doing good at the same time – so everyone can help the hungry and feed this holiday season.”-  Lauren Bush, FEED Projects Co-founder.

Lauren Bush Lauren, (niece of George W. Bush, and recently married to David Lauren—Ralph Lauren’s son) founder of FEED Projects, started the initiative to give consumers unique gift suggestions every day for 12 days, each purchase gives back in a meaningful way.

From a Judith Leiber clutch that provide 1000 school meals, to teddy bears that provide invaluable nutrients to toddlers in need, to bags that feed the NYC homeless, each FEED gift goes beyond the wrapping paper and truly opens the box of opportunity by closing the door on world hunger. 

Each day offering a new FEED Projects product suggestion, see below for a rundown of this seasons product offerings!