After a hectic couple of weeks, I spent most of Sunday watching back-to-back episodes of Gossip Girl, only to break for a quick trip to the Echo Park Craft Fair (more on that soon) and a few hours spent putting together the LA in Bloom Gift Guide, 2012-style. There’s so much great stuff out there, it was hard to choose. These are things I would love to give or would love to get or both. Enjoy and happy holidays, my sweet friends.
Gossip Girl HBT
The much anticipated memoir by Vogue’s Creative Director, Grace Coddington. Grace: A Memoir
A subscription to the gorgeous and informative quarterly publication, Wilder. Perfect for your green-thumbed pals.
A subscription to Paris Vogue is the gift du jour among my girlfriends. Christmas comes once a month, direct to your mailbox!
The most luxurious lip balm: Rodin Olio Lusso Tinted Lip Balm. Clare Vivier (323-655-2476)
The secret to glowing skin: Egyptian Magic
A covetable statement necklace made in Mexico City, via Kneeland Mercado.
Perfect for stacking – the Two-Tail Ring by Grace Lee. So pretty in rose gold!
I discovered this Orange Blossom Room Scent at Coqui Coqui, a boutique hotel in Tulum, and have been rationing it ever since. Thankfully, it’s now available at Kathryn Bentley’s shop Dream Collective.
A perfect stocking stuffer for those who love hanging out in the kitchen: a festive spool of red and white Baker’s Twine.
Cracking open a brewski has never been this glamourous: Kelly Wearstler’s Bejewled Bottle Opener.
The perfect mini-wallet: I picked up a Clare Vivier Card Case for my main squeeze and had it monogrammed with his initials.
Cozy socks from J.Crew (perfect for stealing).
‘Cause Boyscouts was a long time ago….Qwicklite from Kiosk (one of the BEST places for gifts).
DID SOMEBODY SAY COZY?
For chilly mornings – the Tartan Flannel Lined Robe from LL Bean.
I can’t think of one friend who wouldn’t love a Diptyque Candle in Oriental Spruce.
Ever since spotting Isabel Marant rocking the classic two-strap style Birkenstocks at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, I can’t seem to get enough. This baby blue pair takes it to the next level.