Holiday Hits We asked eight great Baltimore tastemakers to share their favorite gift picks for friends and family this season.

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Annapolis

attachmentbwMary Ann Treger: A regular contributor to STYLE, Mary Ann’s main passion is travel. Her favorite holiday gift ever? A two-week Crystal Holiday Cruise to the Caribbean in winter, which she and her husband gave each other.

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Great Whale Woodboard, $200 “This fun and functional—not to mention, 4-foot-long— kitchen staple is perfect for my enterrtaining sister Theresa.” Historic Annapolis Museum Store.
Great Whale Woodboard, $200 “This fun and functional—not to mention, 4-foot-long— kitchen staple is perfect for my entertaining sister Theresa.” Historic Annapolis Museum Store.

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zulu wire basket, $198 “These colorful handmade pieces are for my artistic friend Amy, who will appreciate their expert craftsmanship.” The Green Phoenix.
Zulu Wire Basket, $198 “This colorful handmade piece is for my artistic friend Amy, who will appreciate its expert craftsmanship.” The Green Phoenix.

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Long Belfast Winter Jacket, $185 “My pal Adrian will look chic and stay toasty in this bright red jacket from Meltdown Rainwear.” Helly Hansen.
Long Belfast Winter Jacket, $185 “My pal Adrian will look chic and stay toasty in this bright red jacket from Meltdown Rainwear.” Helly Hansen.

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rainbow snakeskin bag, $168 “My fashion-forward friend Paula is not afraid of bright colors, and I know she’ll adore this clutch.” Way Off the Beaten Path.
Rainbow Snakeskin Bag, $168 “My fashion-forward friend Paula is not afraid of bright colors, and I know she’ll adore this clutch.” Way Off the Beaten Path.

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beaded clutch, $75 “A sparkly bag for my sparkling sister Judy. She can take it out on the town or into the elegant cockail party.” Ekaa.
Beaded Clutch, $75. “A sparkly bag for my sparkling sister Judy. She can take it out on the town or into the elegant cockail party.” Ekaa.

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Marc jacobs Sunglasses, $300 “My chic friend Day spends a lot of time outside and never leaves the house without sunglasses.” Shades of the Bay.
Marc Jacobs Sunglasses, $300 “My chic friend Day spends a lot of time outside and never leaves the house without sunglasses.” Shades of the Bay.

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infuser mug, $25 “My soulful friend Penny loves tea and meditative time alone.” Capital Teas.
Infuser Mug, $25 “My soulful friend Penny loves tea and meditative time alone.” Capital Teas.

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Nautical flags tray, $55 “My friends Ruth and Bill throw a lot of parties and always set a special table. They’ll appreciate this decorative tray.” Peake House.
Nautical Flags Tray, $55 “My friends Ruth and Bill throw a lot of parties and always set a special table. They’ll appreciate this decorative tray.” Peake House.

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vase, $175 bamboo pedestal, $65 “My neighbor Karen is a great decorator, and I can see this special pairing of objects fitting well in her lovely home.” Peake House.
Vase, $175. Bamboo Pedestal, $65. “My neighbor Karen is a great decorator, and I can see this special pairing of objects fitting well in her lovely home.” Peake House.

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ZOUBABY Monogrammed rain boots, $98 “These cute all-weather boots will look even more precious on my sweet niece Bailey Rose.” Lil’ Lamb Boutique.
ZOUBABY Monogrammed Rain Boots, $98. “These cute all-weather boots will look even more precious on my sweet niece Bailey Rose.” Lil’ Lamb Boutique.

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Fells Point

julia-outsidebwJulia Marciari-Alexander: The Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director of the Walters Art Museum, Julia is the first woman to lead the institution. She loves her job because it brings art and people together. Her fave gift to date? The Barbie airplane she received in 1975.

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nixon watch, $100 “This watch is for my hubby! It’s made in Encinitas, Calif. —great for bringing a little bit of SoCal to our Baltimore life.” Fells Point Surf Co.
Nixon Watch, $100 “This watch is for my hubby! It’s made in Encinitas, Calif. —great for bringing a little bit of SoCal to our Baltimore life.” Fells Point Surf Co.

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Mug, $14 “This is perfect for my daughter, who is not at all a morning person. She loves people, but she loves nothing in the morning.” Brightside Boutique.
Mug, $14 “This is perfect for my daughter, who is not at all a morning person. She loves people, but she loves nothing in the morning.” Brightside Boutique.

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used vinyl, $4-$8 “This ‘70s funk is for my best friend. We’ve known each other since 1975!” The Sound Garden.
Used Vinyl, $4-$8 “This ‘70s funk is for my best friend. We’ve known each other since 1975!” The Sound Garden.

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Drusy Bracelet, $300 “This pretty cuff is for my sister, who makes jewelry and looks great in gold.” Emporium Collagia.
Drusy Bracelet, $300 “This pretty cuff is for my sister, who makes jewelry and looks great in gold.” Emporium Collagia.

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chandelier earrings, $90 “Love these for my Baltimore BFF, who goes to lots of galas—she can dress them up or down.” Emporium Collagia.
Chandelier Earrings, $90 “Love these for my Baltimore BFF, who goes to lots of galas—she can dress them up or down.” Emporium Collagia.

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tokyomilk rollerballs, $22 each “These cool perfume sticks are awesome inexpensive gifts for my daughter’s best friends.” Brightside Boutique.
Tokyomilk Rollerballs, $22 each “These cool perfume sticks are awesome inexpensive gifts for my daughter’s best friends.” Brightside Boutique.

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Cross Keys

img_5370bwRay Mitchener: The owner of Ruth Shaw Inc., Ray has been in the fashion industry more than 40 years. Fave gift: “I produced a show for the Baltimore School for the Arts and Kennedy Krieger at Renaissance Fine Arts. My husband surprised me with the painting I loved.”

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Farmhouse Fresh Body Milk, $14 “This ginger sorbet travel lotion is for my mom-in-law—she needs extra pampering, especially around the holidays!” The Red Door.
Farmhouse Fresh Body Milk, $14 “This ginger sorbet travel lotion is for my mom-in-law—she needs extra pampering, especially around the holidays!” The Red Door.

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Beaded Sheep Sculpture, $350 “This unique piece is wonderful for my friend who collects fabulous objets d’art. It was handcrafted by Zimbabwean refugees living on the streets of South Africa. Proceeds benefit the She Wins program.” The Store LTD.
Beaded Sheep Sculpture, $350 “This unique piece is wonderful for my friend who collects fabulous objets d’art. It was handcrafted by Zimbabwean refugees living on the streets of South Africa. Proceeds benefit the She Wins program.” The Store LTD.

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boy’s bow tie, $22 “Style starts young, which is why I had to pick this little bow tie for my friend’s grandson.” The Pied Piper.
Boy’s Bow Tie, $22 “Style starts young, which is why I had to pick this little bow tie for my friend’s grandson.” The Pied Piper.

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Cashmere hat, $50 and Gloves, $65 “My dear friend loves hearts. She definitely wears hers on her sleeve … and now, her hat and gloves!” Ruth Shaw.
Cashmere hat, $50 and Gloves, $65 “My dear friend loves hearts. She definitely wears hers on her sleeve … and now, her hat and gloves!” Ruth Shaw.

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Marilyn Monroe Print, $4,200 “A friend of mine saw this a while back and loved it. I’m picking it up for her this year as a housewarming/ Christmas combo.” Renaissance Fine Arts.
Marilyn Monroe Print, $4,200 “A friend of mine saw this a while back and loved it. I’m picking it up for her this year as a housewarming/ Christmas combo.” Renaissance Fine Arts.

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Mywalit, $114 “This durable, colorful wallet is for a friend that’s starting a new job. It’s the perfect place to keep all her newfound wealth!” The Store LTD.
Mywalit, $114 “This durable, colorful wallet is for a friend that’s starting a new job. It’s the perfect place to keep all her newfound wealth!” The Store LTD.

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Hampden

brave-bwBrave Williams: A quadruple-threat entertainer, Brave is a singer-songwriter, actress and painter. She appeared on the first season of the show “R&B Divas” on TV One. Her new EP “Fearless” is out now.

 

 

 

 

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clutch, $55 “I’m a fanatic for vintage and vintage-inspired looks, and so is my best friend Ky. This clutch is the ideal size for holding her lipstick, cell phone and ID— all we need for a girls’ night out.” Cloud 9.
Clutch, $55 “I’m a fanatic for vintage and vintage-inspired looks, and so is my best friend Ky. This clutch is the ideal size for holding her lipstick, cell phone and ID— all we need for a girls’ night out.” Cloud 9.

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YumiPprint Dress, $97 “This tree-print dress will look amazing on my talented friend Tytewriter. It’s fun and flirty, but still conservative in its design.” doubledutch.
Yumi Print Dress, $97 “This tree-print dress will look amazing on my talented friend Tytewriter. It’s fun and flirty, but still conservative in its design.” doubledutch.

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Book, $25 “My nephew Sean is finally getting into the kitchen, and he’s captivated by different fruits and vegetables and learning their origins. This book will indulge his quest.” Trohv.
Book, $25 “My nephew Sean is finally getting into the kitchen, and he’s captivated by different fruits and vegetables and learning their origins. This book will indulge his quest.” Trohv.

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Cast Iron Bee Trivet, $12 “This pretty, practical trivet is perfect for my Aunt Anna, who loves green tea. She’s always boiling hot water in her kettle—this will protect her countertop.” Trohv.
Cast Iron Bee Trivet, $12 “This pretty, practical trivet is perfect for my Aunt Anna, who loves green tea. She’s always boiling hot water in her kettle—this will protect her countertop.” Trohv.

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Peppa Loves Bag, $35 “This is perfect for my grandmother—she never has a shortage of change, and this will definitely keep her organized.” doubledutch.
Peppa Loves Bag, $35 “This is perfect for my grandmother—she never has a shortage of change, and this will definitely keep her organized.” doubledutch.

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Stow Away Travel Kit, $34 “My hardworking manager, Bishop, is Mr. Jet Set. He's always on the road—this travel kit would be perfect for his lifestyle.” Trohv.
Stow Away Travel Kit, $34 “My hardworking manager, Bishop, is Mr. Jet Set. He’s always on the road—this travel kit would be perfect for his lifestyle.” Trohv.

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Towson Town Center & Kenilworth

sokalLisa Sokol: Lisa is co-founder, with Sarah Griswold Johnson, of Johnson Sokol Interior Design in Lutherville. She lives in Baltimore County with her husband and two daughters.

 

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Sam Edelman Pumps, $120 “While I wouldn’t buy fuchsia shoes for myself, I know that STYLE Editor Betsy Boyd will love these.” South Moon Under.
Sam Edelman Pumps, $120 “While I wouldn’t buy fuchsia shoes for myself, I know that STYLE Editor Betsy Boyd will love these.” South Moon Under.

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Merino Wool Peacoat in Camel, $259 “I think this classic coat would suit my mom wonderfully and keep her warm throughout the winter.” Pendleton.
Merino Wool Peacoat in Camel, $259 “I think this classic coat would suit my mom wonderfully and keep her warm throughout the winter.” Pendleton.

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Book, $25 “I would buy When Breath Becomes Air for just about anyone—it’s a beautiful book about a young, brilliant surgeon facing his own mortality, published posthumously.” The Ivy Bookshop.

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Rena Hat in Navy, $119 “This fun floppy hat will look lovely on my oldest daughter— and it goes with everything.” Pendleton.
Rena Hat in Navy, $119 “This fun floppy hat will look lovely on my oldest daughter— and it goes with everything.” Pendleton.

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chip clips, $7 each “These funny little chip clips are a must-buy for my husband—he hates stale chips.” Su Casa.
chip clips, $7 each “These funny little chip clips are a must-buy for my husband—he hates stale chips.” Su Casa.

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vintage birkin bag, $12,900 “Radcliffe’s collection of estate bags is incredibly indulgent, but I’d love to buy it for myself— I deserve it!” Radcliffe Jewelers.
Vintage Birkin Bag, $12,900 “Radcliffe’s collection of estate bags is incredibly indulgent, but I’d love to own it in my wildest dreams!” Radcliffe Jewelers.

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Green Spring Station & Savage, MD

pw2bwPaige Whipple:  A former STYLE intern, Paige serves as an entertainment media coordinator with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

 

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Sunglasses, $14 “My future sister-in-law will love these ‘70s-esque aviators.” Francesca’s.
Sunglasses, $14 “My future sister-in-law will love these ‘70s-esque aviators.” Francesca’s.

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orioles hat in “troppin hot,” $32 “My boyfriend is a huge O’s fan. This hat is a fun, unique way to show his support.”Lids.
Orioles Hat in “Troppin Hot,” $32 “My boyfriend is a huge O’s fan. This hat is a fun, unique way to show his support.” Lids.

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cat purse, $6 “My co-worker would love this funny little purse. It’s inexpensive, too— great for Secret Santa.” Francesca’s.
Cat Purse, $6 “My co-worker would love this funny little purse. It’s inexpensive, too— great for Secret Santa.” Francesca’s.

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Lazy Susan, $435 “My aunt has such unique taste—finding something that fits her is so hard. This lazy Susan is practical and eclectic. I think she’ll love it.” ART CRAFT
Lazy Susan, $435 “My aunt has such unique taste—finding something that fits her is so hard. This lazy Susan is practical and eclectic. I think she’ll love it.” ART CRAFT

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Peter Kaiser Pumps, $295 “These nice navy suede pumps would look fabulous on my mom. They’re a bit of a splurge, but she deserves it.” Matava Shoes.
Peter Kaiser Pumps, $295 “These nice navy suede pumps would look fabulous on my mom. They’re a bit of a splurge, but she deserves it.” Matava Shoes.

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candle holder, $128 “This brass elephant is unique and totally adorable. I’m buying it for myself!” Beckett Hitch.
Candle Holder, $128 “This brass elephant is unique and totally adorable. I’m buying it for myself!” Beckett Hitch.

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Onesie, $26 “If I could wear this myself, I would. Since it’s a bit too small, it’s perfect for my nieces and nephews—so cute and comfy.” Wee Chic.
Onesie, $26 “If I could wear this myself, I would. Since it’s a bit too small, it’s perfect for my nieces and nephews—so cute and comfy.” Wee Chic.

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 doggie jacket, $40 “My parents’ dog is so teeny—she’s just 8 pounds! She’ll be freezing in the snow. Hopefully this will help.” Clipper’s Canine Café.

Doggie Jacket, $40 “My parents’ dog is so teeny—she’s just 8 pounds! She’ll be freezing in the snow. Hopefully this will help.” Clipper’s Canine Café.

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East Coasters, $36 “I love these clever coasters. They’re great for anyone who’d appreciate a stylish, subtle way to show off Maryland pride.” Beckett Hitch.
East Coasters, $36 “I love these clever coasters. They’re great for anyone who’d appreciate a stylish, subtle way to show off Maryland pride.” Beckett Hitch.

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sperry boots, $160 “These stylish, utilitarian Sperry boots are a great gift for my dad to wear in any weather.” Jack’s Threads.
Sperry Boots, $160 “These stylish, utilitarian Sperry boots are a great gift for my dad to wear in any weather.” Jack’s Threads.

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Dog Collar, $29 “My parents’ dog is too small for a doggie jersey, so this collar is the perfect way for her to cheer on the O’s.” Clipper’s Canine Café.
Dog Collar, $29 “My parents’ dog is too small for a doggie jersey, so this collar is the perfect way for her to cheer on the O’s.” Clipper’s Canine Café.

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bamboo dinnerware, $35 “How cute is this organic table set? My nieces and nephews will adore it. They love dinosaurs.” Wee Chic.
Bamboo Dinnerware, $35 “How cute is this organic table set? My nieces and nephews will adore it. They love dinosaurs.” Wee Chic.

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Harbor East and Canton

img_3194Owen O’Donnell: A professional makeup artist/esthetician for more than 16 years, Owen loves helping Baltimoreans realize their beauty potential. The book, Bobbi Brown Beauty, a Christmas gift in the late ’90s, changed his life.

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about faces gift card, any amount “An About Faces gift card is perfect for out-of-town guests. They offer great services to pamper the tired traveler and can be used for last-minute purchases. Oh, and they never expire” About Faces.
About Faces Gift Card, any amount “An About Faces gift card is perfect for out-of-town guests. They offer great services to pamper the tired traveler and can be used for last-minute purchases. Oh, and they never expire” About Faces.

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S’Well water bottle, $35 “My mom is always running from water aerobics to Zumba. A S’Well is a bright, stylish addition to her workout gear.” South Moon Under.
S’Well Water Bottle, $35 “My mom is always running from water aerobics to Zumba. A S’Well is a bright, stylish addition to her workout gear.” South Moon Under.

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Journal, $17 “A Very Nice Glass of Wine is great for my cousins, who always host our holiday brunches and are avid wine connoisseurs.” Curiosity.
Journal, $17 “A Very Nice Glass of Wine is great for my cousins, who always host our holiday brunches and are avid wine connoisseurs.” Curiosity.

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pocket squares, $50 each “These fancy squares are for my classical musician roommate. He fancies himself a bit of a dandy.” Christopher Schafer.
Pocket Wquares, $50 each “These fancy squares are for my classical musician roommate. He fancies himself a bit of a dandy.” Christopher Schafer.

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hammitt bag, $250 “I love this bag for any woman who needs something glam on the go. Its neutral color works with all outfits, and is great for everything from cocktails to hiking.” Sassanova.
Hammitt Bag, $250 “I love this bag for any woman who needs something glam on the go. Its neutral color works with all outfits, and is great for everything from cocktails to hiking.” Sassanova.

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 bellocq tea, $38 “I’m giving this tea to my fellow teachers at cosmetology school. We could all use a soothing, healthy treat in the break room—especially if it helps us avoid losing our voices during holiday crunch time.” Curiosity.

Bellocq Tea, $38 “I’m giving this tea to my fellow teachers at cosmetology school. We could all use a soothing, healthy treat in the break room—especially if it helps us avoid losing our voices during holiday crunch time.” Curiosity.

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Shops on Falls Road & The Quarry

kathleen-selfie-bwKathleen Hamill: An art consultant specializing in contemporary and emerging art, Kathleen says her best holiday gift was the birth of her son, Mac, who arrived early, and just before Christmas. He even wore a Santa hat in the hospital.

 

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bamboo bluetooth speaker, $155 “We’re moving into a new house, and my son, Mac, is getting the basement as a bedroom/man cave. He needs music!” Bambeco.
Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker, $155 “We’re moving into a new house, and my son, Mac, is getting the basement as a bedroom/man cave. He needs music!” Bambeco.

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sari bari bag, $48 “This recycled sari bag is for my daughter, who’s away at Vanderbilt University studying child development. She’ll find it handy and love that proceeds are giving back” (to support victims of sex trafficking). Urban Threads.
Sari Bari Bag, $48 “This recycled sari bag is for my daughter, who’s away at Vanderbilt University studying child development. She’ll find it handy and love that proceeds are giving back” (to support victims of sex trafficking). Urban Threads.

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Beaded Bracelets, $150-$400 “These bracelets go to my dear friend Antonella, who has amazing taste in jewelry and is never found without a pile of bracelets.” Alice Jane.
Beaded Bracelets, $150-$400 “These bracelets go to my dear friend Antonella, who has amazing taste in jewelry and is never found without a pile of bracelets.” Alice Jane.

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Book, $17 “Eat Pretty is for my friend Melissa, who just started a holistic blog. She is a fantastic cook and whips up these amazing concoctions for the skin that I'm obsessed with.” South Moon Under.
Book, $17 “Eat Pretty is for my friend Melissa, who just started a holistic blog. She is a fantastic cook and whips up these amazing concoctions for the skin that I’m obsessed with.” South Moon Under.

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Perfume, $50 “French fragrances just because—here’s a favorite quote, don’t know who said it: ‘You don’t have to have a reason to bring more beauty into your life, other than that it brings you joy.” Simply Beautiful Flowers
Perfume, $50 “French fragrances just because—here’s a favorite quote, don’t know who said it: ‘You don’t have to have a reason to bring more beauty into your life, other than that it brings you joy.” Simply Beautiful Flowers

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Laura Zindel Cruet, $40 “This deer cruet is for my friend Eduardo, who is a gallerist and loves all things kitschy and cool. He also loves to cook!” E.N. Olivier.
Laura Zindel Cruet, $40 “This deer cruet is for my friend Eduardo, who is a gallerist and loves all things kitschy and cool. He also loves to cook!” E.N. Olivier.

 

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