For Everyone: Last Minute Holiday Shipping Saves the Day!

Thank goodness for last minute shipping! I scored some thoughtful additions to round out gifts for the Mr. this morning thanks to Williams-Sonoma with code FREESHIP. Completely free shipping. No minimum order. Delivered by December 24. Check! 

Who else is playing the role of Santa? Neiman Marcus, just use code QUICKSHIP. Nordstrom offers shopping online & store pickup (and option I have long been a fan of!). You can even search to see which of the nearby locations has the items you want. Always awesome. J. Crew will overnight anything your pretty heart desires for just $10. Not a bad idea considering thew 30% off savings on all full prince and an extra 40% off sale. Helloooo, sweet deals!  

For a small fee, Trina Turk can save the gold medallion day. She's loaded the site up with smart gift guides & oodles of glam options for everyone on your list. 

Don't overlook the joys of Sur la Table. They have plenty of amazing ideas for everyone on your list - chefs and kids alike - and still offer pre-Christmas delivery.

And of course... Amazon. They are killing it on deliveries on everything under the sun. And today is THE LAST DAY to order to receive by Christmas. This is when the Prime membership really shows its value! 

Happy (last minute) shopping! 

Gift Guide: Put a Little Tory Under the Tree (+ Free Shipping)...

Somehow Tory Burch is offering free shipping (on time if you order by 3pm ET today) for a few more cool hours. Here are a few great selections from her marvelous sale. I'm also linking that new fab fragrance I happened upon a few weeks ago. If you're shopping for you or someone else. get going, the free shipping deals are closing in. Happy hunting!


Gift Guide: Five Last Minute Favorites for Kids...

Time isn't quite out for getting the kids great gifts. Neiman Marcus has a great list of goodies they can ship to you on time (for free). I'm sharing my five favorites here. Shop quickly! Free shipping won't last forever. Uee code NMQUICK to make that free rush shipping a reality.

  1.  Juratoys Safari Express Train Set $65
    Boy or girl, everyone loves a train set. This lotus wood version comes complete with safari animals, safari guides, train, tracks, suspension bridge and palm trees. Arrives in a cool suitcase. Let the adventure begin.
  2. Jellycat Huge Brown Teddy Bear $95
    We LOVE the Jellycat animals for their extremely soft fur and squishy goodness. This oversized teddy bear is just what Santa would bring them if he had room on the sleigh.
  3. Reed & Barton Animal Parade Water Globe $55
    This clever little gift turns the classic snow globe on it's head with colorful animals and glittery water instead of classic snowy scenes. I love how this lends an all-year quality to this pretty keepsake.
  4. Reed & Barton Ballerina Jewelry Box $68
    The sweetness! This pretty little ivory box comes with dancing ballerina inside, a variety of compartments for her treasured items and (dare I say it?) a tassel on the outside. This is a thoughtful gift I guarantee she will remember forever.
  5. Melissa & Doug Plush Giraffe $100
    Four feet of fun is what I say. I've wanted this for myself, oops! I mean for my girls since they were babies. Instant fun for any bedroom or playroom. And... there's a lion too so he doesn't get lonely.

Gift Guide: Luxe Last Minute Presents Under $70...

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The race is on for those last minute ideas that still allow you and the recipient to feel awesome when they open it. For moments like these I've rounded up six no-fail items that are so good you may actually be tempted to snap up one for yourself as well. But, order QUICKLY, friends. Time is definitely marching foward!

  1. SKEYE THROW-TO-FLY NANO DRONE $49
    This pint-sized drone features 6 gyro capabilities, 360 degree rotation and LED lights. Ideal for novice or advanced users thanks to its ease of use.
  2. TORY BURCH "IN COLOR" BOOK $34
    As gorgeous as it is colorful, Tory Burch's book will have even the most discriminating of recipients smiling from ear to ear. 240 glossy pages of beautiful images, idyllic scenes and inspiring words. This is definitely a one for you, one for me situation.
  3. SLIP SILK EYE MASK $45
    I've been drooling over these for months. Now it comes in GOLD. Consider me sold (rhyme not intentional, but totally welcomed). For a blissful night of sleep grab one of these and the hair-sparing, wrinkle-proof pillow case in the same glorious shade of silk.
  4. WOLFRUM DOMINO SET $68
    Upgrade the classic domino game with this chic wooden case and oversized domino set. Ideal for those cold days stuck inside when Monopoly seems too tedious.
  5. HERMES GARDEN SOAP TRIO $66
    Let's take a moment to realize this is an Hermes gift for $66. The iconic orange box. Three individually packaged soaps within. This is a no-fail idea for anyone and everyone on your list - including you!

Glamorous Gifts: The Perfect Presents for Everyone On Your List...

GLAMOROUS GIFT IDEAS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

There's always reason to celebrate, and one would never want to arrive empty handed to a fabulous fête. Find the perfect present for every occasion using the ultimate gift guides below.


TEN GLAMOROUS GIFTS FOR HER

This recipient might not own everything she adores, but she does possess superior taste. Honor that by selecting carefully chosen gifts that appeal to her glamorous feminine preferences. Pro tip: stick to tried and true colors for this this discriminating girl. Black and white are her go-to colors but you can never go wrong with a bit of gold and a bit of blush pink.


1.  Bagatelle de Gabrielle Parfume via Omorovicza to ensure she smells dreamy // 2.  Jimmy Choo Shoes for her dancing feet // 3.  Dyson's impossibly sleek hair dryer (also here in fuchsia) // 4.  Saint Laurent's timeless matelasse monogram shoulder bag takes her from desk to dinner (also here & here & here)  // 5. Saint Laurent Croc Embossed Wallet serves double duty as chic clutch// 6. Dyptique's Baies candle is positively intoxicating & essential// 7.  Burberry's rose-hued lace trench because beige is boring // 8. Diamond stud earrings are timeless (also here & here) // 9. Slip's silk pillowcase in pink to keep her skin & hair fabulous forever (also here & here) // 10. AERIN x The Super Elixir double-up on glam & powdered greens in this limited edition caddy


TEN PERFECT GIFTS FOR HIM (ALL $150 OR LESS)

Like all men, he's a bit difficult to shop for due to his mysterious qualities. Strive for quality over quantity and select thoughtful items that will prove just as useful as they are attractive.


1. Cire Trudon Josephine Scented Candle to make the mood magical // 2. Dents Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves to protect strong hands // 3. Jasper Brass Cufflinks for more festive affairs // 4. Tom Ford Portofino Shower Gel because... Tom Ford // 5. Engraveable London Brick wooden catchall for watches, keys & what-nots // 6. Cut-Crystal Cocktail Shaker for getting the party started in style // 7. Brass Rollerball Pen for all things business // 8. Tortoiseshell Rake Comb for seriously polished grooming // 9. Tom Dixon Cube Brushed Desk Caddy for keeping it neat // 10. Tom Ford Noir Extreme Eau de Parfum is not to be missed


DREAM GIFTS FOR THE BOOK LOVER

Forget the New York Times Best Seller list, these are the hardbacks that are truly in demand. From out of print iconic works to much anticipated new releases, these beautiful coffee table books are what the fashion & design lover in your life truly covets.

1. Christian Dior's retrospective book features over 150 of their stunning haute couture gowns // 2. Swans is another out of print book I dream of owning. A decadent look into the belles of the ball of high-society // 3. Manolo Blahnik's Fleeting Gestures & Obsessions book is a fashion girl's dream & an illustration lover's delight (also here & here) // 4. Major dream book here: Valentino: Mirabilia Romae celebrates their feminine designs with a look at Rome's influence on the house's style (also here & here & here) // 5. A rare copy of John Saladino's Villa pretty much tops my list of must-have book cravings (also here & here)


TEN MIRACULOUS GIFTS FOR MIND & BODY

The wellness-minded person on your list is striving for excellence and balance in all areas of life. Glowing skin, a healthy body, restful sleep and radiant energy are just a few of the hallmarks of harmony between the physical and the spiritual. These unique finds for mind & body will delight the senses & awaken your recipient to the boundless possibilities the present moment has to offer.


1. A scoop a day for glowing skin, sustained natural energy, mental fitness and overall wellness. Super Elixir powdered green superfood supplement makes living the alkaline life a breeze. // 2. Create a relaxing daily ritual with the gentle flavors of Teavana's Serenity Tea featuring calming chamomile, rose hips and orange blossom petals. // 3. This cult classic is legendary for good reason. Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish transforms your dull, dry body revealing glowing, silky skin (also here) // 4. REN Moroccan Rose Oil makes relieves stress & deeply hydrates skin // 5. Byredo Flowerbomb Rollerball: Revive energy anytime, anywhere with scent is inspired by the fragrant flower crowns adorned by the bride and groom at traditional Indian weddings // 6. Did someone say Gold Bodyism Yoga Mat? Yes they did. // 7. Enjoy that post-yoga glow without risking a breakout. CLEANSE wipes by Lauren Napier are infused with aloe & chamomile to hydrate & energize the skin effortlessly // 8. Like pilates for the face, NuSkin's microcurrent device is FDA-approved to tone & tighten facial muscles at home in just 5-minutes // 9. This $20 body brush is so good I've gifted it to friends time & time again. The Mio Skincare body brush is by far the best dry brush I've used // 10. Enhanced cognitive activity and reduced mental stress? Thank you, Moon Dust. I'll have some of that.


BRILLIANT GIFTS FOR THE BEAUTY OBSESSED

Let's face it, we are living in a world obsessed with lip kits, flawless skin and enviably sleek locks. For that person on your list (which may very well be you!) always on the hunt for the dream cream and perfecting her no-makeup makeup look, I've found a few treasures sure to give her that lit-from-within glow.


1. Moon Juice Beauty Dust stimulates collagen production from within to create plump, bouncy effortlessly (also here & here) // 2. Oribe Gold Envy Luminous Face Mask boasts peptides, flower extracts & real gold for a radiant complexion // 3. Givenchy Le Prisme Suerstellar eyeshadow palette is as instagram-worthy as it gets and offers three classic shimmery shades // 4.  Lumee Illuminated Smartphone Case is the not-so-secret secret to perfect selfies & snapchats // 5. Wander Beauty's On-the-Go Lip & Cheek Color + Illuminator is the ideal toss & go beauty companion // 6. Slip Silk Eye Mask gives beauty sleep a whole new meaning. I suggest one for travel & one for home. (black is also a smart option) // 7. Christian Louboutin Satin Lip Color in Delicanodo is kissable pink at its best and the ultra-luxe gold packaging is squeal inducing (also here & here) // 8. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Feminin Pluriel Parfum is a heady mix of iris, rose, violet & Egyptian jasmine guaranteed to make any woman stand out & feel gorgeous (also here) // 9. Cire Trudon Giambattista Valli Positano candle is an aromatic escape to the Amalfi coast & can eventually be a chic way to store makeup brushes // 10. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Treat & Transform Cream is available in a limited edition gold 5 ounce pot of the genius cream (also here & here)


CHIC HOSTESS GIFTS THAT WOW

Useful. Beautiful. Tasteful. And sometimes tasty! These are the hallmarks of truly successful hostess gifts. Demonstrate your great style and recognize theirs as well with any of these ten tantalizing options. Never show up to a fête empty-handed again.


1. If your host is not yet amused by the lavish life of Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette, she will be once you gift her this book celebrating this high-flying pampered pet  2. Waterford is always welcome. This classic "Lismore" dish will be appreciated forever // 3. Normally a fragrance-filled gift is too specific to be appreciated, but Nest's Grapefruit Candle is universally adored and marvelously packaged. (also here & here) // 4. This trio of luxurious pineapple guest soaps arrive in their own tidy gift box. Simply adorn with a bow and you're all set to dazzle. // 5. It's hard to resist the allure of this gold-plated corkscrew. Up the ante by pairing i with a choice bottle of their favorite holiday beverage. // 6. This classic glass art orb is strikingly simple. Your host will know just the spot for it as soon as you present this ever-chic gift.// 7. Two dozen Parisian Macarons showcase your savoir faire and are sure to please the hostess with the mostess (also here) // 8. This elegantly wrapped Tocca handsoap arrives in an equally fabulous gold-rimmed fluted shell dish. A small gift that easily finds a home on their vanity immediately. (that is, if you find it in your heart to hand it over to them at all.) // 9. Appeal to their sweet tooth with a box of Gourmet Toffee. Just don't be surprised if they keep this one to themselves. (also see these here & here) // 10. A brass croc-embossed frame is a stunning gift, especially if you can plan ahead and place a meaningful photograph inside ahead of time.

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Gift Guide: My Personal Holiday Wish List...

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My husband finds the practice appalling, but for as long as I can remember I've given myself dreamy Christmas gifts. It's so practical and self-explanatory in my opinion. Why place the pressure on others to give you exactly what you want when... well, when you yourself know exactly what you want! When you play the role of gift-giver to yourself, you eliminate the typical hiccups of the tradition. There's no need to exchange for a different size, no undue stress about color choice, no unsure purchases. Thus, I feel no shame in sharing this annual ritual with you and perhaps encouraging you to begin (or continue) your own similar custom.

If you've seen my gift guides you will have seen many items I adore. Below I'm sharing my top five "wants" which perhaps will become your coveted acquisitions as well. Happy wish list making, everyone!

 

 

 

 

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                                    Also available here & here

 

The best part? Four out of five of the items (that would be everything except the Lumee) are via Net-a-Porter which ships for free via UPS and (and here's the lovely part) each item arrives wrapped in a elegant black box with black and white grosgrain ribbon and a gift card. Free of charge. If you're going to treat yourself, really treat yourself, right?

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Gift Guide: Ten Perfect Gifts for Him...

TEN PERFECT GIFTS FOR HIM (ALL $150 OR LESS)

Like all men, he's a bit difficult to shop for due to his mysterious qualities. Strive for quality over quantity and select thoughtful items that will prove just as useful as they are attractive.

1. Cire Trudon Josephine Scented Candle to make the mood magical // 2. Dents Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves to protect strong hands // 3. Jasper Brass Cufflinks for more festive affairs // 4. Tom Ford Portofino Shower Gel because... Tom Ford // 5. Engraveable London Brick wooden catchall for watches, keys & what-nots // 6. Cut-Crystal Cocktail Shaker for getting the party started in style // 7. Brass Rollerball Pen for all things business // 8. Tortoiseshell Rake Comb for seriously polished grooming // 9. Tom Dixon Cube Brushed Desk Caddy for keeping it neat // 10. Tom Ford Noir Extreme Eau de Parfum is not to be missed


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Gift Guide: Ten Miraculous Gifts for Mind & Body...

The wellness-minded person on your list is striving for excellence and balance in all areas of life. Glowing skin, a healthy body, restful sleep and radiant energy are just a few of the hallmarks of harmony between the physical and the spiritual. These unique finds for mind & body will delight the senses & awaken your recipient to the boundless possibilities the present moment has to offer.

1. A scoop a day for glowing skin, sustained natural energy, mental fitness and overall wellness. Super Elixir powdered green superfood supplement makes living the alkaline life a breeze. // 2. Create a relaxing daily ritual with the gentle flavors of Teavana's Serenity Tea featuring calming chamomile, rose hips and orange blossom petals. // 3. This cult classic is legendary for good reason. Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish transforms your dull, dry body revealing glowing, silky skin (also here) // 4. REN Moroccan Rose Oil makes relieves stress & deeply hydrates skin // 5. Byredo Flowerbomb Rollerball: Revive energy anytime, anywhere with scent is inspired by the fragrant flower crowns adorned by the bride and groom at traditional Indian weddings // 6. Did someone say Gold Bodyism Yoga Mat? Yes they did. // 7. Enjoy that post-yoga glow without risking a breakout. CLEANSE wipes by Lauren Napier are infused with aloe & chamomile to hydrate & energize the skin effortlessly // 8. Like pilates for the face, NuSkin's microcurrent device is FDA-approved to tone & tighten facial muscles at home in just 5-minutes // 9. This $20 body brush is so good I've gifted it to friends time & time again. The Mio Skincare body brush is by far the best dry brush I've used // 10. Enhanced cognitive activity and reduced mental stress? Thank you, Moon Dust. I'll have some of that.


Gift Guide: Ten Chic Hostess Gifts That Wow...

Useful. Beautiful. Tasteful. And sometimes tasty! These are the hallmarks of truly successful hostess gifts. Demonstrate your great style and recognize theirs as well with any of these ten tantalizing options. Never show up to a fête empty-handed again.

1. If your host is not yet amused by the lavish life of Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette, she will be once you gift her this book celebrating this high-flying pampered pet  2. Waterford is always welcome. This classic "Lismore" dish will be appreciated forever // 3. Normally a fragrance-filled gift is too specific to be appreciated, but Nest's Grapefruit Candle is universally adored and marvelously packaged. (also here & here) // 4. This trio of luxurious pineapple guest soaps arrive in their own tidy gift box. Simply adorn with a bow and you're all set to dazzle. // 5. It's hard to resist the allure of this gold-plated corkscrew. Up the ante by pairing i with a choice bottle of their favorite holiday beverage. // 6. This classic glass art orb is strikingly simple. Your host will know just the spot for it as soon as you present this ever-chic gift.// 7. Two dozen Parisian Macarons showcase your savoir faire and are sure to please the hostess with the mostess (also here) // 8. This elegantly wrapped Tocca handsoap arrives in an equally fabulous gold-rimmed fluted shell dish. A small gift that easily finds a home on their vanity immediately. (that is, if you find it in your heart to hand it over to them at all.) // 9. Appeal to their sweet tooth with a box of Gourmet Toffee. Just don't be surprised if they keep this one to themselves. (also see these here & here) // 10. A brass croc-embossed frame is a stunning gift, especially if you can plan ahead and place a meaningful photograph inside ahead of time.


Gift Guide: Dream Gifts for the Book Lover...

Forget the New York Times Best Seller list, these are the hardbacks that are truly in demand. From out of print iconic works to much anticipated new releases, these beautiful coffee table books are what the fashion & design lover in your life truly covets.

1. Christian Dior's retrospective book features over 150 of their stunning haute couture gowns and is a beautifully presented display of the house's unmatched style (also here) // 2. Swans is another out of print book I dream of owning. A decadent look into the belles of the ball of high-society. (also here & here) // 3. Manolo Blahnik's Fleeting Gestures & Obsessions book is a fashion girl's dream & an illustration lover's delight (also here & here) // 4. Major dream book here: Valentino: Mirabilia Romae celebrates their feminine designs with a look at Rome's influence on the house's style (also here & here & here & here) // 5. A rare copy of John Saladino's Villa pretty much tops my list of must-have book cravings (also here & here)

Gift Guide: Ten Glamorous Gifts For Her...

This recipient might not own everything she adores, but she does possess superior taste. Honor that by selecting carefully chosen gifts that appeal to her glamorous feminine preferences. Pro tip: stick to tried and true colors for this this discriminating girl. Black and white are her go-to colors but you can never go wrong with a bit of gold and a bit of blush pink.

1.  Bagatelle de Gabrielle Parfume via Omorovicza to ensure she smells dreamy // 2.  Jimmy Choo Shoes for her dancing feet // 3.  Dyson's impossibly sleek hair dryer (also here in fuchsia) // 4.  Saint Laurent's timeless matelasse monogram shoulder bag takes her from desk to dinner (also here & here & here)  // 5. Saint Laurent Croc Embossed Wallet serves double duty as chic clutch// 6. Dyptique's Baies candle is positively intoxicating & essential// 7.  Burberry's rose-hued lace trench because beige is boring // 8. Diamond stud earrings are timeless (also here & here) // 9. Slip's silk pillowcase in pink to keep her skin & hair fabulous forever (also here & here) // 10. AERIN x The Super Elixir double-up on glam & powdered greens in this limited edition caddy


For You: A Golden Collaboration Rises to the Top of the Wish List

It's no secret I live for my daily dose of the Super Elixir powder. I LOVE it and its alkalizing effects upon my body. Did you know that Elle MacPherson's brand has now teamed up with none other than Aerin Lauder to produce a double-dose of the much celebrated Super Elixir in a GOLD caddy? It's true. Which means I've gone to gift recipient heaven. Move this to the very top of my list, please. Quick note: it's limited edition, so don't wait to grab your gleaming gold caddy of nutritional wellness.

GET YOUR ALKALIZING GOODNESS HERE

Feeling Bookish: Two Extremely Stylish Must-Reads for Fashion Lovers...

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This week has brought with it many gifts. Not the least of which are the two very exciting book purchases. Aimee Song's much anticipated "Capture Your Style" and the Coveteur's very intimate look into the closets (and by extension lives) of the famous & fabulous.

One book will school you in the ways of making your Instagram presentation stellar, the other will inspire you to up your fashion game at home and to feel free to expand your views on fashion as decor. Trust me, you will truly enjoy both of these new releases. Fair warning: you'll also be genuinely inspired to live life more stylishly and see the artistry in the possessions of your closet. Love these two new FABULOUS additions to the nightstand!

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Feeling Bookish: Oui, Oui! Paris by Ladurée, the City Guide...

If you've ever wanted to escape from it all and do Paris the right way (hello... all of us!), this lovely little guide book is precisely what you've been craving. Packaged in pretty pink letters, a hint of gold and containing sweet Parisian goodness inside, the Paris by Laduree City Guide is a veritable readable macaron. From where to shop to how to find that authentic French antique Empire chandelier you know is out there somewhere, this paperback is filled with delicious goodness. Pick it up as soon as you can, and book that ticket shortly after. Paris is calling and sweet experiences such as this should never be delayed.

Glued to your desk? Not to worry, I have your virtual Parisian cafe moment below. Pretty macarons, decadent coffee in a gorgeous cup and classic French style. So very soigné.

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Feeling Bookish: Fashionable Books For The Stylish Crowd...

You may have surmised I'm a bit of a book lover, with tomes of travel and chic interiors leading the pack on categories I adore. As Instagram followers might know, I've snapped up a few lovely titles over the past few months and haven't stopped to share them on the blog. Here are a few great books you may want to explore if you're on the quest for something dreamy to pair with your coffee.

You may notice a Parisian theme here. This was not intentional. But it goes without saying that any book by Celebrity model Inès de la Fressange is worth exploring. Hence the quick acquisition of the Parisian Chic City Guide to accompany my dog-eared copy of the now classic Parisian Chic. Craving more I snapped up Bright Lights Paris which dives deeper into an American's interpretation of the various modes of Parisian dress. If skinny black jeans and ballet flats don't float your boat, the Paris abodes featured in A Home in Paris will drive home the idea that our French-speaking counterparts have the upper hand on style in every aspect of their lives.

Moving a bit further south, we delve into Italian Glamour which serves up big names like Pucci and lesser famous (but not less talented) designers from the boot-shaped country. This beautiful book is for the true fashion lover looking to explore archival fashion moments in Italian history.

Speaking of fashion (and we were), imagine if you could travel back in time and listen in on bits of cocktail party conversations with Chanel, Dior, McQueen and others. What would they say? What insights and observations on life, travel, style and living would they offer? Couture Confessions gives you the opportunity to be a fly on the proverbial wall as iconic couturiers are captured in their own words offering up juicy bits of though provoking conversations.

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Feeling Bookish: Susanna Salk Celebrates the Little Things...

Many of my favorite books bear the name Susanna Salk on their spine. C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon, Room for Children, A Privileged Life, Be Your Own Decorator are but a few of the best sellers she can claim as her own. It's the Little Things arrives on the heels of her successful 2014 release Decorate Fearlessly: Using Whimsy, Confidence, and a Dash of Surprise to Create Deeply Personal Spaces - and I see no signs of her string of hits coming to an end. With Little Things she takes us on a whirlwind tour of favorite nooks and special spaces by some of our favorite designers. Timothy Corrigan, Denise McGaha and Howard Slatkin are but a few of the many familiar names in this gorgeous hardcover.

For me this is the best kind of design book. You can open it to any page and enjoy sumptuous imagery alongside personal considerations from the designer responsible. A lazy afternoon could be spent indulging in page after page of these vastly different spaces. Only have two minutes? Delight in flipping through just a few pages and savoring the thoughtful tips from experts and style aficionados.

That said, this visually rich book is broken into defined sections allowing emphasis on various aspects of design: walls, surfaces, big moments, mantels and others. I love the subtle sense of order - giving one the ability to draw quick inspiration for how to make the space above the fireplace more dazzling or how to make a grand entrance in your client's foyer.

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Feeling Bookish: Luxuriate in Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Latest Design Book...

Oh, Martyn. A designer who doesn't so anything - anything - halfway. His bold decorating style, his dapper mode of dress, his larger than life personality - these almost pale in comparison to how much he commits to his books.

My collection of the million dollar designer books is steadily growing, and with Martyn Lawrence Bullard: Design and Decoration I can truly appreciate how willing he is to open the cabinet of curiosities containing his many well-earned professional secrets to those of us willing to study them. Much of this confidence stems from the obvious fact that his signature style is inimitable. Given the same clients, budget, time and space we would simply not produce that eye-popping Bullard look. Thus in this volume he freely shares details on his conceptual process and insights that take his spaces beyond the invisible boundaries that most of us dance within.

I loved this book. I hope you'll add a copy of it to your library and consider giving it to a few design-loving friends. It's thoughtfully written with heartfelt passages and personal stories. The imagery is rich and genuinely inspiring - much like the designer himself. Martyn never disappoints!

Feeling Bookish: A Fresh Look at The Iconic Cindy Crawford...

I consider myself well-versed on supermodels. From today's Gigi Hadid to the memorable Evangelista, Iman, Christy era, I'm a fashionista to the core and adore the evolution of the modeling world.

Knowing this I expected Becoming by Cindy Crawford to feel more like a step back in time to celebrate the divine Ms. Crawford's more memorable photo shoots. What I received instead was a serious education on the Cindy I never knew.

The photos - AMAZING. Really amazing. Many shoots were so radical I could hardly believe it was Cindy's eyes looking back at me. Bold, brazen poses as only a supermodel could serve up. And her confidence - sizzling.  The backstory on how she "became" the model of the moment (and has maintained her space in the spotlight in creative new ways) was even more amazing. I loved this so much I sent a copy to my mom for Mother's Day so we could both think back to those pre-Kaia days.

The Kendalls and Haileys of today are almost overexposed thanks to their high flying social media profiles. Yet Cindy's behind-the-scenes story is largely her own to tell. In Becoming she does tell it beautifully and invites us backstage to sand-covered photo shoots and high-fashion scenes.

Curious to know Kaia's thoughts on being the child of one of the world's most beautiful women? It can't be easy, right? Fortunately, WhoWhatWear sat down with the up-and-coming model - a near twin to her mom - to reveal her thoughts.

If you're a fan of Cindy's, this beautiful book is gift-worthy and makes a spectacular present for anyone. Including yourself. Find yours at Net-a-Porter.

For Everyone: Just-in-Time Glamorous Gifts (+ Free Overnight Shipping!)...

If you're not savoring the sweet satisfaction of being DONE shopping, worry ye not. Sit back, submit your order and relax in the knowledge that these great gifts will arrive tomorrow via free overnight shipping. High five, sisters & brothers. The last few items on your list are about to get checked off. Boom. Boom. Done. (Tip: use code NMQUICK for the rush delivery upgrade!)

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1. Thick Enamel Bracelet // 2.  Sophia Cashmere & Fox Fur Tech Gloves // 3. David Yurman Pearl & Diamond Earrings // 4. Jo Malone Luxury Candle // 5. Stelle Audio Portable Speaker // 6. Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Trio // 7. Jonathan Adler Lacquered Box Game Sets // 8. Maison Francis Aqua Vitae Parfum //  9. Kendra Scott Agate Earrings // 10. NEST Diffuser // 11. Lambskin Leather Fringe Gloves // 12. Michael Kors Cheetah Print Slip-Ons // 13. Smythson Fairy Tales Notebook

For Tots: Gifts for the Mini Princess In Your Life...

She's imaginative. She's a dreamer. And she's the joy of your life. Indulge her this holiday season in gifts that inspire her, delight her and encourage her to dream bigger, go further and dare to be more fabulous. (Looking for more great gift ideas? Don't miss our ongoing Glamorous Gifts series for unexpected ideas for everyone in your life.)