Is there a better place to kick start your holiday shopping than Community Shop featuring “American Products Made By Real People”? I think not. After sampling the L’Oeil de Vert perfume, flipping through vintage copies of The House Book (1974), opening and closing Alma Allen canisters, adorning myself with rings by Kathryn Bentley and digging through a basket of hand knitted slippers made by “a knitting collective in the valley,” my creative juices were really flowing.

And sure to be one of the hottest gifts of the holiday season, my dear friend Clare Vivier debuted her laptop clutches in the most buttery leather I have ever touched! I think I’ll have to pick one up for myself before I head out to Art Basel Miami Beach in a week.