While the tradition of giving embraces the adage, “It’s the thought that counts.”, gift givers hope to impress their loved ones with meaningful gifts. With the holiday season well underway, complete your gift shopping for everyone on your list with these luxury brands, inspirational reads and gourmet goodies. Family, friends and significant others can revel in the finer pleasures that bring joy, happiness and personal growth this holiday season and beyond.
For a gift that truly amazes, these exclusive finds are everything your loved ones will adore.
The World Traveler
T. Anthony Luggage Sets
Setting the standard for luxury travel, T. Anthony, a high-end American heritage brand, offers the finest in leather goods and travel accessories. For the globetrotter in your life, T. Anthony has the perfect carry-on, garment bag, rolling case or duffle to fit their necessities and distant finds. Durability makes T. Anthony the perfect getaway luggage, crafted with hardwood frames, soft-shelled canvas and more leather options.
While T. Anthony is in a class of its own, customize your loved one’s bag with a unique engraved monogram or stamp of their name or initials. Every traveler needs a bag easily identified at baggage claim. For the one-way traveler or for weekend exploits, no trip is too big or small for the stylish travel companion, T. Anthony.
T. Anthony New York, 445 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
For more information about T. Anthony, please visit: www.tanthony.com.
Facebook & Instagram: @TAnthonyLTD
CD Charms Jewelry Collection
Gift your travel buddy an original piece inspired by their favorite destination getaway. After escaping the Winter weather, CD Charms will forever ingrain in your memory the warmth of your favorite locales. Catherine Demarchelier designs one-of-a-kind geographically inspired charms melded into .925 silver and 18K gold pieces, worn as a bracelet or a necklace and now available exclusively online. Memorializing the warmth and familiarity of your favorite destinations, CD Charms are an excellent conversation starter at holiday parties, ideal gift souvenirs, or simply for personal expression.
CD Charms are handmade and manufactured in New York. Destinations from the growing charm collection include: St. Barths in the French West Indies, Corsica in France, Shelter Island on the East End of Long Island, the state of Florida and city of Miami, Manhattan, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Rhode Island, Texas and soon to include Nantucket and California.
For more information about Catherine Demarchelier Charms, please visit www.cdcharms.com.
The Chocolate Lover
Like a miracle from your favorite holiday movie, founder and CEO Maribel Lieberman has brought her sophisticated chocolate expressions around the globe with locations throughout New York, Japan and Dubai. Express your sweet love for your loved ones with MarieBelle Chocolate’s artisanal ganache, lavish truffles and bars, or the incomparable Aztec Hot Chocolate. The world-renowned luxurious bean-to-bar chocolate company is wrapping its most decadent gourmet chocolates for the holidays.
The magic of the holidays can be found gift shopping at MarieBelle’s flagship store in New York’s Soho district, the new Midtown Manhattan retail shoppe located in the Kitano Hotel or in trendy Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the rustic-style Cacao Market. MarieBelle New York is artfully customizing luxury candy confections for the holidays. Relish in the sweetest gift for any occasion, available in-store or delivered same day anywhere in the Manhattan area. The artisan chocolates are offered in a variety of styles, but the popular holiday collection tops MarieBelle’s loyal clientele’s gift wish list this time of year.
MarieBelle New York (Soho), 484 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013
MarieBelle at the Kitano Hotel (Midtown), 66 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Cacao Market by MarieBelle, 67 Guernsey Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
For more information about MarieBelle Chocolates, visit www.mariebelle.com.
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The Wine & Cocktail Connoisseur
With a season of cocktail parties and holiday gatherings ahead of us, the ultra-premium, naturally distilled pisco, Macchu Pisco, is the perfect addition to craft specialty beverages. Transform any gathering into a true holiday celebration when you add the distinguished spirit of Peru to the cocktail menu.
Macchu Pisco, founded by Lizzie Asher and her sister Melanie, is creating an entirely new experience for discerning drinkers sipping the sublime spirit, now available in the United States, Europe and online. Macchu Pisco is a premium line made 100% from the quebranta grape. It is produced all naturally so, innately, it’s “all the highs without the lows.” Characterized by herbal, grassy and earthy notes, it rests for one year before being bottled. Macchu Pisco is singular in its modern purity and complexity and has been regarded as nothing less than revelatory by mixologists.
For more information about Macchu Pisco, please visit: www.macchupisco.com
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Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
Hailing from the magnificent 15th century estate in the heart of Tuscany, which was originally built for Niccolò Machiavelli, Villa Mangiacane’s wine collection never ceases to impress. Blended from an exceptional selection of hand-picked Sangiovese grapes and aged for 18 months in French oak barriques, the estate’s Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 recently scored 91 points with the British magazine Decanter, in its panel tasting of 159 Chianti Classico wines from the 2013 and 2014 vintages. “A light dusting of lavender-covered cherry fruit pairs with a creamy spice note on the nose. Underneath there’s a dark chocolate character that’s vivid and deep. A showy, entertaining style with length and complexity.”
By popular demand, the 2013 vintage has been re-released for the festive season. Best enjoyed in good company, a taste of Italy awaits with every sip of this exceptional wine.
For more information, visit www.mangiacane.com
Those interested in purchasing the wines can email email@example.com
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Chateau de Chausse’s Côtes de Provence AOC, 2016
Château de Chausse’s highly acclaimed French organic wines are the Provencal jewels keeping guests and gatherers in high spirits this holiday season. Château de Chausse is a valuable addition to dinner tables and cocktail parties this season for the variety it offers the avid wine consumer. At a time when vintners are competing to be your holiday wine of choice, knowing how and where to procure that ideal French import can sometimes be difficult.
The selection of wines from the fully organic 135-acre estate include: an elegantly crisp and aromatic “Rosé”, a light white “Blanc” with a hint of vine peach, a perfectly aged heartier white “Diamant” with notes of sweet vanilla & pale golden brioche, and an award winning red “Rubis” which boasts a rich, fruity taste with hints of leather, liquorice, violet & black cherry. Available from select retailers in the United States and online, this will be especially welcome news for international wine connoisseurs.
For more information Château de Chausse Wines, please visit: www.chateaudechausse.com.
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Harrys of London
Contemporary Men’s Footwear
For the holiday host who has been on-the-go all season, Harrys of London revolutionary men’s shoe is engineered for comfort with patented technology, Technogel, designed by a podiatrist (foot doctor) exclusively for luxury brand. With the recent arrival of the New York City flagship store to the historic midtown location at 436 Park Avenue, Harrys of London is the perfect shopping destination for that special man in your life. Attracting the attention of, both, the men’s fashion community and commuters in the local neighborhood, the functional and comfortable shoe is the perfect fit for all walks of life.
Synonymous with innovative design, high quality manufacturing and modern style, Harrys of London is a quintessentially British contemporary brand. Complete any holiday look with the shoe that feels like a sneaker and designed for day-to-night wear.
Harrys of London, 463 Park Avenue, New York City, New York 10022
For more information about Harrys of London, please visit www.harrysoflondon.com.
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The Beauty Enthusiast
The Flex Brush™
The Most Forgiving Hair Brush
The ideal gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list is The Flex Brush™—the newest and most forgiving hair brush on the market that’s designed for wet or dry hair, aging hair, sensitive scalps, children’s hair, men’s hair and hair extensions. The brush’s unique flex technology allows it to glide through hair gently, avoiding the stretching that can break wet hair and the tangling that damages dry hair. As it separates strands, it bends to follow the contours of the head and stimulates natural-oil production and blood flow to the scalp.
The Flex Brush™ was created by celebrity hair stylist Angelo David, owner of Angelo David Salon in New York City. Use it in combination with the Flex Spray for maximum hair protection. Hair requires gentle handling during dry winter weather because tugging and excess tension can further damage already-dry hair. The Flex Spray, a revolutionary leave-in conditioner, increases the hair’s flexibility to minimize damage during styling and detangling. It creates shine without weight and strengthens strands while it smoothes them. Together, The Flex BrushTM and Flex Spray help promote hair health and inhibit hair breakage and loss.
Angelo David Salon, 420 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017
For more information about The Flex Brush, please visit: www.theflexbrush.com
Facebook & Instagram: @TheFlexBrush
The Holiday Host
Professional Stain Remover
When something spills, drips and stains Madame Paulette’s Professional Stain Removal Kit is the perfect gift for the upscale hostess with upscale taste. The couture Upper East Side dry cleaner, Madame Paulette, has released their patented process and proprietary formula used to remove stains. The Stain Removal Kit is a perfectly sized stocking stuffer, or the must-have amenity at any holiday gathering when purchased in bulk. The holiday office party, family gatherings, or the children’s table are no match for the expertise of Madame Paulette.
For companies and offices looking to boost brand recognition, the Professional Stain Removal Kit is a unique branding tool when emblazoned with company logos. Stains are unforeseeable and, when that moment comes, your company’s custom designed Professional Stain Remover will rescue cherished items.
Madame Paulette, 1255 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10065
For more information about the Stain Removal Kit, please visit www. www.stainkit.com
Facebook & Instagram: @MadamePaulette
The Statues of Central Park
Photography by Catarina Astrom, Written by June Eding
with a Special Foreword by Mitchell J. Silver, NYC Parks Commissioner
Don’t let colder temperatures keep you from visiting Central Park this Winter. The iconic park nestled in the heart of New York City is even more beautiful under a blanket of snow, showcasing the pristine and peaceful beauty of the art installations, sculptures and monuments. The Statues of Central Park published by Hatherleigh Press captures each of these sculptures and monuments, presenting them in a spectacular photography collection, complete with full descriptions of each piece’s unique and interesting histories. Writer June Eding, with the help of professional photographer Catarina Astrom, hopes to inspire visitors to experience the beautiful landscape and the world’s largest outdoor art museum. The photography book also features a special foreword by NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.
The Statues of Central Park is available at bookstores and from Amazon.com.
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Manners That Matter Most
By June Eding
Etiquette is one of the most valuable assets a person can have and adopting proper skills will be to your benefit this holiday season. Knowing how best to present yourself, and how to deal with others in a direct, effective manner, is paramount in all personal, professional, and social relationships. In Manners That Matter Most – the Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home and in the World – published by Hatherleigh Press, researched and written by June Eding, with a special foreword by Norah Lawlor – covers topics from introductions, greetings and thank-you’s, to the etiquette of modern technology. This book is a valuable resource and much-needed guide for the fast-paced digital world.
Manners That Matter Most, in its second printing, is available from Amazon.com & Barnes & Noble Bookstores.
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How to Make A Life by What You Give
By Jean Shafiroff
Author Jean Shafiroff, who is widely recognized for her philanthropic impact, can be found hosting, chairing and receiving high honors at exclusive galas and events for numerous charitable causes this holiday season. Drawing from her experiences in philanthropy, the volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson authored the practical guide to modern giving, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life by What You Give to empower all individuals to get involved in the act of charitable giving. The inspirational read encourages aspiring philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.
This holiday season, learn to identify your passions and interests and discover how they can guide your philanthropic work. Find the best ways to choose a charity that will offer personal fulfillment while also making the best use of your contribution to the cause of your choice. Successful Philanthropy features a special introduction by Georgina Bloomberg, in addition to a foreword by Scott Elkins, US Campaign Director of the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust at Oxford University and CEO of SE Advisors. Elkins salutes author Jean Shafiroff for encouraging others to “help bring about change,” through the text and her philanthropic initiatives.
For more information about Successful Philanthropy, please visit www.jeanshafiroff.com/author/
978-1-57826-617-3, $15.00 hardcover
Available in selected bookstores
Barnes & Noble