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Gift Guide: Jewelry from Anthracite

December 21, 2010

By Melissa Stephans One of my favorite gift ideas comes from the Italian jewelry line, Anthracite. To create their pieces, Anthracite soaks silver in precious metals, then engraves them with quotes from various writers and luminaries. If Mother Theresa’s words are not yours to live by, then you can create your own inscription. Your personalization […]

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Gift Guide: Corso Como and BCBG Generation Boots

December 19, 2010

By Melissa Stephans One of the reasons why wintertime is so special is because of, well, boots. I. Love. Boots. High heel boots and riding boots tend to work best for most situations in life. Flat boots are very friendlier on the feet, but as with any accessory, good design is imperative. As always, comfort […]

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Gift Guide: The Tell Tale Preserve Society

December 17, 2010

By Melissa Stephans What do you get your favorite foodie who already owns most of Barnes & Noble’s cookbook section? Here’s an idea: a subscription to a San Francisco patisserie and delicatessen, like The Tell Tale Society! Every month, they’ll send out a bag of mouthwatering surprises to subscribers. Cakes, cookies, and preserves in savory […]

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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 […]