The tastemakers behind our pages share their picks for holiday gifting in areas including fashion, technology, art and design, travel, and entertaining.
Fashion, curated by Fashion Editor Katherine Lande
“These stylish picks for men and women are of the moment and full of personality.“
Hear Me Roar: Gucci’s woven silk tie with tiger applique ($200) is the ideal accessory for the man who wants to add a dash of style to an office or evening ensemble.
Slide In: These limited edition Dapper slippers ($495) in Russell plaid by Stubbs & Wootton make a statement day or night—and they’re crazy comfy, too. (Palm Beach)
Take Flight: Aviators are timeless, and these bold Louis Vuitton Evidence sunglasses ($760) in red and metal are the perfect updated option.
Fuzzy Feeling: Embellished flats were all over the Spring 2017 runways at New York Fashion Week. Get ahead of the trend now with Miu Miu’s pearly faux-shearling slides ($950). (Saks Fifth Avenue locations)
Island Pride: For a covetable clutch, opt for a bespoke beauty from Edie Parker. Personalize the brand’s new gold glitter trunk clutch ($2,195) with a shout-out to Palm Beach.
Lip Service: A bold red lip is a great last-minute addition to any beauty look. Altressa, So Tango, and Miss Loubi—three new shades of Christian Louboutin’s Lip Colour in Velvet Matte ($90 each)—instantly take any outfit from day to night. (Neiman Marcus locations)
For tech gadgets and some art and design picks, continue to page 2.
Technology, curated by Online Editor Anna Bjorlin
“Tune in and tech up with electronics that make life easier and more shareable.“
Diamond Dazzle: Audio goes couture with the Stellé Mini-Clutch Speaker ($149-$199). In addition to Bluetooth capabilities, this smart accessory has a speakerphone and can charge USB-enabled items. It comes in four styles to match any holiday outfit. (Neiman Marcus locations)
Instagram Cam: Michael Kors has teamed up with Fujifilm to offer a limited edition camera with a design evocative of the famous Instagram logo. Like the app, the new Instax Mini 70 ($149) is perfectly suited for taking photos meant for social sharing, from quick snaps to shiny selfies. This fashion-forward camera is available in metallic gold with an optional gold chain shoulder strap ($28).
Mood Melody: Give the gift of smell with Cyrano ($100), an app-controlled device that emits relaxing scents. Cyrano allows users to create a smell playlist from three libraries, such as Cancun Stroll, with notes of citrus, guava, and peppermint, or Central Park, a mix of night air, grass, and magnolia.
Art & Design, curated by Managing Editor Mary Murray
“If art is anything you can get away with, then contemporary design is its practical counterpart.“
Beach Bum: Gray Malin shares his globe-trotting lifestyle in his fine art photography and enviable Instagram feed. Now, he’s turning his images into haute home items, like the Lisbon Umbrella acrylic tray ($295-$350). (Neiman Marcus, Boca Raton)
Light Reading: What looks like a book but is actually a lamp? If you guessed the Lumio lamp ($190), then you Googled it. A source of illumination for on-the-go bookworms, Lumio begins as a closed book and folds open—accordion style—to reveal a 360-degree lamp. (Neiman Marcus locations)
Water Works: Fans of artist Katsushika Hokusai and his wave woodblock print will cherish the Évocateur Nami cuff ($348). Available as part of Hamilton Jewelers’ Artisan Collection, this bracelet features an enamel design over 22-karat gold leaf. (Special order, Hamilton Jewelers locations)
For travel and entertaining picks, continue to page 3.
Travel, curated by Editor-in-Chief Daphne Nikolopolous
“See the world, open your mind, learn something new, free your spirit. Adventure is the cure for everything.“
Carry-on Care: On a long haul, bags are inevitable—and we don’t mean the overhead-bin variety. For under-eye circles and puffiness brought on by jet lag, the perfect antidote is Talika Eye Therapy ($59 for six). These reusable patches temper inflammation and refresh the eye contour area in 30 minutes. A must for every carry-on.
Hello, Hydration: Air travel depletes the skin of moisture and elasticity. Both can be restored with Cellular Cream Platinum Rare ($1,140), La Prairie’s ultimate rejuvenator with climate-activated ingredients to adjust to environmental humidity and dryness. (Neiman Marcus locations)
Sipping Pretty: A new collaboration between Emilio Pucci and Illy makes it possible for coffee lovers to be reminded of beautiful travel memories every time they sip their morning espresso. Pucci’s Cities of the World scarf collection inspires these Illy Art Collection coffee cups (espresso: $150 for six; cappuccino: $175 for six), which depict scenes from Florence, Rome, Milan, New York, London, and Paris. (Emilio Pucci, Palm Beach)
Entertaining, curated by Associate Editor Kerry Shorr
“Entertaining enables us to act selflessly, inspire others, and showcase the best parts of ourselves.”
Pillow Talk: Jonathan Adler’s luxurious lifestyle wares have a knack for getting the cocktail party chatter started, especially his needlepoint toss pillows, which come in a range of whimsical designs and cheeky expressions ($165 each). (Miami)
Table It: The host with the most knows a well-dressed table begins with an elegant cover. Beauville’s tablecloths are made in France and come in many varieties, such as the Corail ($244-$329). (Blue Provence, Palm Beach)
Well Handled: Stainless steel may be functional, but it can be chic, too. This hammered stainless steel tray ($375) with shagreen handles will have everyone vying for a cocktail. (Hive Home, Gift & Garden, West Palm Beach)