Curated Gifts For Him & For Her
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Pocket Watch, At this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Vacheron Constantin presented the Patrimony Contemporaine Pocket Watch, an elegant Pink Gold Watch with a hand-wound caliber that bears the prestigious Poincon de Geneva (Hallmark of Geneva). The timepiece is housed inside a brown leather pouch sliding along a leather cord strap or fitted on an original chain with Pink Gold links. Heritage design meets elegance. As an homage to the artistry of watchmaking, every piece features a subtle variation on sound -a permanent aural fingerprint registered in the Vacheron Constantin archives. Timeless classic!
Ralph Lauren Home Gentleman’s Chair, Inspired by Edwardian designs, the Gentleman’s Chair is the result of a hand-tied construction that allows for extensive lumbar support. Incredibly comfortable and of luxurious materials like leather and walnut, the shapely chair features period-specific details like nailhead trim and trumpeted, turned legs that replicate 19th-century style. With a design philosophy that focuses on authenticity and quality, Ralph Lauren produces pieces that are as true to form as they are to function, reflecting a refined sense of luxury and character that only improves with time. Handsome!
Hasselblad Lunar Olive Wood Grip & Titanium Body Camera, Synonymous with quality, and famous for over half a century for its world-leading, technically advanced, medium format cameras for high-end professional and amateur photographers, Hasselblad recently introduced the Lunar Camera which pays tribute to the 500C of 1957, the first camera ever in space. The 24 megapixel CMOS sensor, lenses, and other mechanisms are all Swedish, while the exterior sports an Italian design with luxury materials. Comes standard with an 18-55mm focal-range lens (short & long-range lenses are also available). The Hasselblad Lunar Camera with an Olive Wood Grip and Titanium Bodby is a specimen unlike any other. The unique ergonomic comfort of the grip blends indulgently with the stylish details and lush materials to create a camera perfect for the discerning connoisseur of taste. Available in a variety of exclusive precious materials on special order.
Before They Pass Away By Photographer Jimmy Nelson, Hardcover, Publisher: teNeues, 408 pgs., Jimmy Nelson spent three-and-a-half years photographing indigenous tribes across the world and the result is a series entitled Before They Pass Away, which reveals the photographer’s privileged contact with the 35 tribes he spent time with. An ethnographic record of a fast disappearing world, that lifts the veil over communities where reality is at the opposite end of the spectrum -to our urbanized world. For his elegant and evocative portraits, Nelson used a 4×5 camera, a 50-year-old plate camera, hoping ”the detail that is attained by using such large negatives would provide an extraordinary view into the emotional and spiritual lives of the last indigenous peoples of the world.” Certainly makes for an extraordinary book!
Kiehl’s Original Musk, Kiehl’s Originial Musk -for both men and women, features a light, clean fragrance that became the brand’s signature scent when it was introduced around the 1920’s at the Kiehl’s Apothecary. Years later, Kiehl’s rediscovered the scent and the rest is history. Founded as an Old Word Apothecary on New York’s Lower East Side, Kiehl’s Since 1851 has always been known for its effective remedies. Today, the line is renowned worldwide , achieving dedicated cult-following status, popular for its highly acclaimed skin and hair care formulas, which are derived from natural ingredients.
Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Evergreen Essential Oil Air Nutrition, Fir Needle Oil elevates the mind and grounds the body. Its crisp, fresh balsamic aroma transports your senses to the center of an Evergreen forest helping to relieve stress and tension while providing restorative properties. Spray or diffuse to refresh, purify & sanctify the environment. Intelligent Nutrients, a certified organic health and beauty brand created by renowned environmentalist Horst Rechelbacher -amongst the first to seek fair-trade sourcing, non-toxic ingredients, organic certification, plant-based aromatherapy, and food-grade formulations in health and beauty products, offers multifunctional aromatics, skincare, nutraceutical supplements, and the latest in plant stem cell science. Made from nutritious, purely potent, and high performing plant and certified organic food ingredients. Pure food for your skin!
And For Her
Shamballa Jewels Diamond & Gold Flat Bead Bracelet, Tan cord bracelet with flat 18K Yellow Gold beads set with White Diamonds interwoven. Shamballa Jewels was founded in Copenhagen in 2004 by the brothers Mads and Mikkel Kornerup, providing an in-house designed collection of bracelets, rings and necklaces influenced by modern Scandinavian and ancient Nepalese designs. From the newest collection -this bespoke prayer-bead-style fine jewelry piece is inspired by the principles of Buddhism and meditation. The distinctive way of presenting holistic principles of yoga and meditation with pavé beads and macramé braiding, is now synonymous with Shamballa Jewels signature style. Beautiful!
Anna Sheffield Mabel Stacking Rings, There is a delicate ferocity in the balance of Pink & Yellow Gold in this set of four Mabel Stacking Rings. Included is Sheffield’s infamous Commitment Band inscribed ‘Not To Be F*cked With’ and essentials, the Rivet Eternity and Wheat Pave Bands, provide sparkle and a touch of grace. One softly hammerd Yellow Gold band adds an artisan feel to the set which can be worn in various arrangements as well as in your custom color way. Sheffield designs jewelry for three of her own lines: Anna Sheffield Fine Jewelry, Bing Bang and Bespoke.
Barneys New York Oversized Shawl in Camel, 100% Cashmere, Made in Italy. I adore the private label Barneys New York Collection -initiated in the late 80’s and still going strong today, superior quality merchandise milled in the same factories in Italy as the super luxe brands. The buyers keep up with all the latest brands; the merchandise is always ahead of the curve. Barneys NY is the bomb! There’s 9 floors of fabulous with everything you can imagine and ever dream of owning. Sartorial Heaven on Earth!
Old Gringo Sora Vamp Zipper Boots in Brass, Old Gringo dresses up distressed leather with bright forget-me-nots in their handmade short boots with side zipper. Available as part of the Old Gringo Collection from Sundance. Each is unique. Leather. Imported. Old Gringo is the last word in western wear and these boots definitely live up to the brand’s reputation –workmanship is incredible, as is the detail of the embroidery. Gorgeous dressed up or down!
Rodin Olio Lusso Oil, The name which translates as “luxury oil” that people can’t stop talking about. Made from 11 essential oils derived from flowers and botanicals, created by Linda Rodin -the easy-going Italian beauty, former model, fashion editor, stylist & beauty entrepreneur, to satisfy her own beauty needs. With a luxurious yet straight forward aesthetic, Rodin’s products are formulated with 100% natural essential oils, and the outcome is an elixir nothing short of wonderful! Perfect for anyone seeking a hydrated luminous complexion and beauty in simplicity. The tightly edited range of multi-tasking elixirs includes a divine Body Oil, a magical Hair Oil, and a lovely Perfume that captures the heart of Olio Russo’s Jasmine and Neroli scent. Exquisite. Necessary Indulgences!
Restoration Hardware Plush Bear in Light Honey, RL’s super soft signature Shaggy Plush Bear, in sumptuous fabric that replicates the embraceable softness of a real animal, destined to become her favorite friend! Available in four sizes, and various other animal species. Teddy Bear Love! Restoration Hardware is a luxury brand in the home furnishings marketplace offering furniture, lighting, textiles, bathware, décor, outdoor and garden, as well as baby & child products, that serves as curator of the finest historical design the world has to offer. Their collections are timeless, updated classics and authentic reproductions that combine inspired design, high quality and value.