Holiday gifts

Haven't started holiday shopping yet? Scared to face the crowds? How about shopping ONLINE! Do it soon so you can get it shipped in time, however, as a reminder, no last minute shopping should be done online! I've come up with a few suggestions ranging from a little to a lot ($).

Scented candles are always a terrific gift. I recommend 'Cleopatra' by Tocca or Pied a terre by Ralph Lauren. Both are in such pretty boxes you don't even need to wrap them!
As a splurge -who wouldn't love this Italian giltwood Chinese Chippendale Mirror from Coleen and company? It's a steal at only $1800
For the would be decorator, Mlinaric on Decorating is a really fabulous book for the beautiful photography alone!
Or for the girl who loves pink, how about this antique English clock with this beautiful pink and yellow painted pattern also from Coleen & co? Also a splurge though at $2400! I love that black and gilt face!
A bit more affordable but just as glamorous is this fornasetti tray, perfect for the hostess who enjoys a game of cards - found on EBAY.For the foreign film buff, I would recommend Not on the Lipswith Audrey Tautou - a super fun musical comedy.This malachite box from Coleen & Co. is really fabulous -anything malachite is just a perfect gift this season. At $475 this is a luxury item, but you can find less expensive versions. This would be great on a coffee table or nightstand to hold little odds & ends.
This fornasetti lamp would make anyone smile! Still a steal on EBAY!
For your wanna-be-socialite friends I would recommend the book 'High Society' by Nick Foulkes. Love this cover too!
For the modernist, how about a vintage set of Rosenthal Pottery that is signed BJORN WIINBLAD, the famous designer!
This antique wedgewood jasperware vase in my favorite cobalt color would make my heart flutter, also from ebay.
The new Comme Si de Rien N'Etait' album by French first lady Carla Bruni would be great for any music lover!
For your wild 'arty' friends, this photography book 'NYC go-go' is really fun and a little naughty!
This version of Mozart's Don Giovanni is the best opera on DVD I have ever seen. Perfect for the movie lover, music lover, opera lover or lover of classical architecture as it is filmed on location in a number of Palladian Villas, including the Villa Rotunda. It stars my favorite singer, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

For the record, I would be thrilled with any of the above gifts and imagine your loved ones would be as well! Now get shopping!

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