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Gift Guide: SchoolHouse Kitchen spreads

December 16, 2010

By Melissa Stephans When I first learned of SchoolHouse Kitchen’s gourmet condiments, I knew that this was a gift for the adventurous palate. Their spreadable fruit combinations, like the Cherry Blackberry Sage & Clove, are surprisingly delicious. The Festive Foursome set ($25) also includes SHK’s SweetSmoothHot Mustard, Bardshar Chutney, Peach Rosemary Anytime Spreadable Fruit. It […]

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Gift Guide: Makeup from Ellie Faas

December 11, 2010

By Melissa Stephans I’m really in love with Ellis Faas makeup, so I’m posting this as a hint to anyone who knows me. Expect another story from me on this line, because I’m in love. The textures and colors are the most wearable I’ve experienced in a long time. If you want to get someone […]

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Gift Guide: Brown Butter Cookie Company

December 10, 2010

By Melissa Stephans BEST. COOKIES. EVER. Whether you include treats from Brown Butter Cookie Company in a basket with tea or give them on their own, you will be making someone very happy. My only suggestion is that you buy a box for yourself in addition to the one you purchase as a gift. The […]

FOOD - "The Delicious" - Gift Guide - Tea/Drinks


December 9, 2010

By Melissa Stephans What better way to keep warm on the holidays than with a warm cup of tea? My favorite teas are from L’Age de The’.  In my opinion, it is the Bentley of the tea world because their products don’t taste too earthy (some other teas kind of taste like dirt to me).  […]

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Koi Holiday Gift Drive

December 8, 2010

By Melissa Stephans Koi New York, the Japanese restaurant known for signature dishes like Crispy Rice Topped with Spicy Tuna, is in the giving spirit this season.  Starting this Friday, December 10th, the Bryant Park Hotel’s popular dining spot is giving customers a complimentary sake, champagne, or cocktail of choice for every unwrapped children’s book […]

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Jenkins Jellies by Hillary Danner

November 7, 2010

By Melissa Stephans Since its inception, I’ve grown to love Gwyneth Paltrow‘s lifestyle site GOOP. The Oscar winner’s celebrity gives her access to the best and most unique food, beauty, and fashion from across the globe; so when she introduces products of any sort, I take note. Recently, in a newsletter about artisanal products, the Oscar-winning actress […]