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| December 3, 2012 | Lifestyle
A chic, sparkling table mixes exquisite silver and crystal in modern and classic New England designs.
From left: Holiday bowl in sterling silver with hand-formed and chased bow, Tiffany & Co. ($53,400). Copley Place, 617-353-0222. Solid pewter Brenna napkin ring with Southwestern motifs ($40) and Jordana linen 20-inch square dinner napkin ($25), Ralph Lauren Home. Boston Design Center, Ste. 144, 617-737-3765. Excellence Champagne flute, Saint-Louis ($810). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660. Intangible three-cube crystal candle holder by Arik Levy, Baccarat ($335). Saks Fifth Avenue, 877-551-7257. Corelli transparent crystal decanter with sanded Giorgio Armani logo, Armani/Casa ($230). 212-334-1271. Dome Tip Top bottle stopper in crystal, Baccarat ($100). Saks Fifth Avenue, 877-551-7257. Luminance charger in silver, handmade in Turkey from glass with a metallic finish, Diane von Furstenberg ($50). Bloomingdale’s, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-630-6000. Jewelry box in stamped calf leather, Fendi Casa (price on request). 800-634-4043. Sterling silver Elsa Peretti Thumbprint salt and pepper shakers, Tiffany & Co. ($475). see above. Glass and pewter Brenna double oldfashioned glass, Ralph Lauren Home ($75). see above. Belgian linen-filled candle with custom aromatics, available in various sizes, Restoration Hardware ($39–$59). Northshore Mall, Peabody, 978-532- 1714. Louxor Tip Top bottle stopper in crystal, Baccarat ($100). Saks Fifth Avenue. Victorian glass-bead snowflake ornament, available in various sizes, Restoration Hardware ($12–$29). see above
As winter snow blankets New England, adorn your beloved with glittering ice that’s a pleasure to slip on.
Clockwise from left: Sapphire and diamond cluster necklace, 25.57 carats, Shreve, Crump & Low ($75,000). 39 Newbury St., 617-267-9100. 18k white gold and diamond Ruban bracelet, Chanel Fine Jewelry ($70,000). 5 Newbury St., 617-859-0055. White gold, diamond, and blue corundum earrings, Judith Ripka ($5,100). Arlene & Roberta, 233 Needham St., Newton, 617-527-3344. 18k white gold polar bear ring with diamonds and black and blue sapphires, Roberto Coin ($20,400). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500. Twin ring with 78 diamonds set in 18k white gold, Maud ($8,000). Louis, 60 Northern Ave., 617-262-6100. Fil de l’eau earrings with pear-shape sapphires set in 18k white gold, Van Cleef & Arpels ($14,600). Dorfman, 24 Newbury St., 617-536-2022. Diamond pavé pinky ring in 18k white gold, David Yurman (price upon request). Copley Place, 617-236-8777. Sapphire and diamond ring in 18k white gold, H.Stern ($58,100). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500. Cape Cod watch with steel case, diamonds, and mother-of-pearl dial on an electric-blue leather strap, Hermès ($10,950). The Heritage on the Garden, 320 Boylston St., 617-482-8707. Oyster perpetual lady-date 29mm white gold and diamond watch, Rolex ($49,850). Lux Bond & Green, 416 Boylston St., 617-266-4747. Durban square tray in silver-plated brass, Ralph Lauren ($225). 93-95 Newbury St., 617-424-1124.
Leader of the Packed
From Boston to Bali and beyond, luscious luggage and accessories put an artful spin on any travel itinerary.
From left: Large suede duffel bag with top handles, zip closure, and removable shoulder strap, Ralph Lauren ($1,450). 93-95 Newbury St., 617-424-1124. Men’s deerskin gloves in fawn with custom rivet hardware, Coach ($148). Copley Place, 617-262-0419. Cashmere and silk camails shawl ($1,125) and Calècheexpress small hand luggage, made of water-resistant canvas and trimmed in leather ($7,150), Hermès. The Heritage on the Garden, 320 Boylston St., 617-482-8707. Eco Leaves hard-side suitcase, made of 100 percent recycled plastics with a diamond finish, shown in orange, Heys ($450 for three-piece set). 877-276-4397. Leather Epi Alzer 70 suitcase trunk with embossed and rivet-reinforced leather trim and corner pieces, rolled-leather top handle, signature brass S-lock, and two trunk latches, Louis Vuitton (price on request). Copley Place, 617-437-6519. Alligator iPad case in tangerine, available in seven rich colors, Burberry ($4,995). 2 Newbury St., 617-236-1000. Capra travel wallet with zip-around closure, ID window, 10 card slots, and zip pocket, Tumi ($295). Copley Place, 617-385-3002. Classic gray milky leather oversize tote bag, Tod’s ($1,845). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500. Brown mid-length leather gloves, Salvatore Ferragamo ($620). Copley Place, 617-859-4924. Helmut crocodile duffel bag in brown with two leather straps, double zip-top closure, and combination lock, Gucci ($28,000). The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-247-3000.
Hue and Sigh
With brilliant tones and luxurious textures, the hottest shoes and bags add a dramatic touch to the holiday season.
From left: Claire metal clutch in multicolored crystals, Jimmy Choo ($7,000). Copley Place, 617-927-9570. Blue plastic acetate oval modified sunglasses, available in three colors, Alexander McQueen ($345). Solstice, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-487-4010. Patchwork tweed Lady Dior bag with fringe and python handle, Dior ($5,700). Copley Place, 617-927-7577. Blue Decorapump with geometric Swarovski crystals, Christian Louboutin ($3,895). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500. Wave cutout bootie in purple suede with double platform and six-inch heel, Giuseppe Zanotti Design ($1,150). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660. Yellow suede signature collection bag with chain handle and a turn-lock clasp, Tod’s ($1,665). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. Mini Miss Sicily black satchel, with gold-tone hardware, single handle, and chain shoulder strap, Dolce & Gabbana ($5,775). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. Glossy crocodile top-handle frame shoulder bag, Nancy Gonzalez ($3,450). Similar styles available at Neiman Marcus, see above. Embossed python clutch with clear crystal stones, Michael Kors ($1,395). Copley Place, 617-236-5700. Semi-oval sunglasses with a saddle bridge in dark transitioning burgundy, available in three colors, Guess by Marciano ($99). Similar styles available at Guess, 80 Newbury St., 617-236-4147. Iridescent calfskin purple ballet flats with embossed Chanel logo and bow detail, Chanel ($625). Neiman Marcus, see above.
Distinctive accessories add an elegant touch to the fashionable man’s wardrobe.
Clockwise from top left: Premiere sunglasses, Cartier ($600). 40 Newbury St., 617-262-3300. Black silk print scarf, Brioni ($100). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500. CEO Tonneau timepiece with a titanium-plated case and colored dial, TW Steel ($1,250). E.B. Horn, 429 Washington St., 617-542-3902. UF6 chronograph grand-date watch with 45mm case, TechnoMarine ($1,600). Royal Jewelers, 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330. 18k yellow gold and sterling silver black cable bracelet, Charriol USA ($295). Royal Jewelers, 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330. Exotic stone cuff links in black onyx, David Yurman ($575). Copley Place, 617-236-8777. Tambour spin time watch in white gold paired with a leather strap and driven by a self-winding mechanical calibre, Louis Vuitton ($43,500). Copley Place, 617-437-6519. Sterling silver and black alligator key ring, Montblanc ($535). Copley Place, 617-267-8700. Sterling silver and black stingray caviar cuffwear, Scott Kay ($495). Ross-Simons, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-0935. Tire tread ring in silver, black, and sapphire pavé under rhodium plating, Stephen Webster ($525). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500. Two-tone Saffiano leather document holder, Prada ($510). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above.
Holiday offerings from elite fashion houses and Italian design icons bring understated shimmer to the home.
From left: From the Alpine Lodge collection, the Harper burned silver 7-by-9-inch frame, Ralph Lauren Home ($1,295). Boston Design Center, Ste. 144, 617-737-3765. Handcrafted 24k gold-plated Rabat Lantern in brass, L’Objet pour Fortuny ($950). L.C.R, 981B Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT, 860-231-7742. Large ivory pillar candle (inside lantern), Restoration Hardware ($49–$199). Northshore Mall, Peabody, 978-532-1714. Stacked books: Tom Wesselmann, Prestel ($65). Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300; Christian Louboutin monograph, Rizzoli ($150). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500. White ceramic vase with lid, designed by Marc Newson, Cappellini ($204). Montage, 75 Arlington St., 617-451-9400. Corollaire Rose vase in amber, Saint-Louis ($3,150). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660. Cream cashmere throw, Restoration Hardware ($299). see above. Target black swirl-print pillow, Poltrona Frau ($280). Montage, see above. Limoges porcelain key tray with FF logo in gold, Fendi Casa (price upon request). 800-634-4043. Missoni pillow with the designer’s iconic chevron pattern in metallic gold, MissoniHome ($420). The Morson Collection, 76 Lincoln St., 617-482-2335. Eveline 2 Table Lamp with black maple frame with parchment inserts and modified pyramid shade in beige or white fabric, Armani/Casa ($4,860). 212-334-1271. Classic calendar set with hand-engraved die in metallic gold ink set atop a brass table easel, Mrs. John L. Strong Fine Stationery ($125). Saks Fifth Avenue, 877-551-7257. Glittering gold and red holiday ornaments, sold in sets, Restoration Hardware ($12–$24). see above.
Whet the appetite of any gourmand with these locally sourced epicurean treats, utensils, and spirits.
From left: Grand Champagne truffles and pink Champagne truffles, made with Champagne, cream, and strawberries, 7 oz., Hotel Chocolat ($22). 141A Newbury St., 617-391-0513. Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, the brand’s flagship cuvée, features a distinctive gold bottle and pewter Ace of Spades label, Armand de Brignac ($1,600). Emerald Lounge, Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St., 800-395-7046. Gold Standard Vodka, premium vodka made from an 1894 recipe of winter wheat grains, Russian Standard Vodka ($40). Gary’s Liquors, 655 VFW Parkway, Chestnut Hill, 617-323-1122. Ipswich-made True American Amber Rum, Privateer ($34). Bauer Wine & Spirits, 330 Newbury St., 617-262-0363. Oversize red, green, and white gum balls, Sugar Heaven ($14 per pound). 669 Boylston St., 617-266-6464. Dover footed vase, handmade by a Vermont glassblower, Simon Pearce ($195). 103 Newbury St., 617-450-8388. Christofle XXI Champagne Saber, handcrafted in sterling silver, Christofle (price on request). The Heritage on the Garden, 300 Boylston St., 617-542-2080. Rhum St. Barth Blanc, distilled in the Caribbean, shipped to St. Barth’s, then handfinished, boxed, and shipped to the rest of the world, Rhum. St. Barth ($53). Cooking in Everyday English, the latest cookbook from chef Todd English, Oxmoor House ($30). Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-566-6660. The original cocktail cherry from Luxardo, Italy, South End Formaggio ($24). 268 Shawmut Ave., 617-350- 6996. Sustainable, handmade Mango-wood cheese board, Lekker ($88). 1317 Washington St., 617-542-6464. Holiday gift set including steak knives, signature steak sauce, and cloth napkins, Smith & Wollensky ($53). 294 Congress St., 617-778-2200; 101 Arlington St., 617-423-1112. Pasta can stuff a whole stocking, Poschiavo ($9). South End Formaggio, see above. Glass 10.25- inch Ascutney cocktail pitcher, Simon Pearce ($125). see above. The exclusive Château d’Esclans 2010 Garrus rosé from Provence, France, Château d’Esclans ($90). Urban Grape, 303 Columbus Ave., 857-250-2509.
The Groomed and the Gorgeous
Lush scents, sharp shaving sets, and the most coveted compacts are guaranteed to top holiday wish lists.
Clockwise from bottom left: Florabotanica eau de parfum spray in 100ml bottle, with blends of Turkish rose, hemp, and vetiver root, Balenciaga ($125). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500. Curved vanity box inlaid with 22k gold, Waylande Gregory Studios ($240). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660. Coco Noir, blending top notes of grapefruit and bergamot with sweet rose, jasmine, sandalwood, and patchouli, Chanel ($130). Deluxe candle in Roasted Chestnut, Jo Malone ($130). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. Palette Grand Bal Carnet de Maquillage, featuring gold and platinum shadows, two glosses, and black eyeliner, Dior ($85). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. Fine badger hair brush, The Art of Shaving ($110). The Art of Shaving, Copley Place, 617-236-0332. Floral undertones and cashmere wood dry notes define the new Alien Essence Absolue Eau de Parfum Intense, Thierry Mugler ($128). Macy’s, 450 Washington St., 617-357-3000. “How To Look the Best at Everything” complexion kit of pore-minimizing balm, concealer, foundations, and application tips, Benefit ($30). Sephora, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-4200. Louvre glass-footed bowl with 24k gold-painted designs, Home Treasures ($205). Neiman Marcus, see above. Eau de parfum with tiger orchid, fruity chypre, caramel, and patchouli, Jimmy Choo ($75). Macy’s, see above. Body spray in rose-gold case, Burberry ($68). Macy’s, see above. Kiss Mini Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Coffret, packaged in Warhol’s legendary soup can, Nars ($55). Sephora, see above. Delmere ivory shagreen jewelry box with 24k gold accents, Ralph Lauren Home ($2,995). Ralph Lauren Home, Boston Design Center, 617-737-3765. Scented candle in Oliban Frankincense, Diptyque ($68). Bloomingdale’s, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-630-6000. Private Blend Café Rose eau de parfum with Rose de Mai, Turkish rose, and Bulgarian rose blended with saffron, black pepper, coffee, and amber, Tom Ford ($205). Neiman Marcus, see above. Caviar Cristal skin cream encased in a bejeweled jar, La Prairie ($1,100). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. Seductive Homme Blue eau de toilette with citrus, black pepper, musk, and geranium, Guess by Marciano ($49). Macy’s, see above
Photography by Brian Klutch; Styling by Mariana Vera for Halley Resources