By Marcy Clark
This year the Women’s Mafia is keeping up with our proud tradition of supporting the best and the brightest independent designers and local businesses, so that you can gift with a great conscience and be sure that your friends, family and lover(s) will have the most unique and dazzling gifts in town!
New Lighting by Andarina Designs
Women’s Mafia member and incandescent design talent Stacy Harshman has several gorgeous just-released designs that are perfect for your holiday gifting. www.andarinadesigns.com
The Cascades of Color Table Lamps (left) feature over 200 hand flame-worked glass rods. They are available in 10″ square or round perforated metal shades and stand 16″ high, both with 11″ x 1 1/4″ wooden base. Bases are available in four finishes, dark walnut, natural mahogany, dark mahogany, high gloss white or custom colors. $850 for a limited time.
The Vintage Pendant Cubes (right) Feature the original vintage glass swizzle sticks that inspired Andarina Designs within a 4 1/2″ plexi cube. Suspended from hard-wire hanging kit in Polished Nickel, Copper or White. Contrasting glass rods are selected by inspiration. Your lamp will be one-of-a-kind. $150 for a limited time.
Snowflake Jewelry by Paula Jerome
Local jeweler Paula Jerome, a favorite of celebrities and stylists, recently released a new series called her “Snowflake Collection” which looks rather magical and is perfect for wintry days and nights. Prices start at $114 and go up to $699. Call 609.652.0843 to place an order and visit www.paulajerome.com to peruse the whole collection.
Styling Session or Personal Shopping Trip with Engie Hassan
Let this Vogue alum, couture designer and professional stylist guide you through the acquisition of key new wardrobe pieces and help you work what you already have. Whether you are prepping for a special event or looking to dominate in the boardroom, Women’s Mafia’s resident stylist Engie Hassan will have you feeling confident, stylish and beautiful.
Shopping and Styling sessions start at $175 for 2 hours (exclusive rate for the Women’s Mafia). Luxury Package includes a Brand Book, half-off wardrobe cleaning and over 4 hours of personal attention. Starting at $500. Email email@example.com to schedule an appointment with EngieStyle or email 973.722.2072.
Were you one of the lucky ones at our Fall 2010 “Are You Runway Ready?” Fashion Week event? If so, then you probably remember the beautiful, rich and delectable chocolates by Luxx Chocolat founder and Women’s Mafia member Lisa Mecray Rogers. For your holiday shopping convenience she has created a few specials that will make your family and friends extremely happy: $10 for a gift box of four, $29 for a box of 12 or 14, and 10% off ChocoVin Wine tastings for Women’s Mafia members. If you stock up with her for gifts and a personal stash you can even enjoy free shipping on orders over $60!
Our Picks: A box of 12 Sea Salt Caramels for $29 and Edible Couture, a special collection box of 4 Luxx Chocolates chosen for the ChocoVin chocolate and wine tasting featured at the Women’s Mafia 2010 Fashion Week event: Golden Sea Salt Caramel, Star Espresso, Berry Berry and Gotcha Matcha, only $10. www.luxxchocolat.com
Ski Trip to Mt. Snow
Our friends who run the Women’s Mafia Hamptons Summer house also have a BEAUTIFUL ski chalet in Vermont.
Prices start at only $250 for a three or four day weekend. (Price Exclusive to Women’s Mafia Members.)
Summer might be over but our ski house can make you forget that….How would you like to be in a house with an INDOOR swimming pool? That is just one of the many amenities of this house. Jacuzzi, Sauna, Pool table, Shuffle board, Ping pong and Air hockey are also part of the amenities. Most rooms have their own private bathroom. Breakfast inlcuded.
Dec. 16th, Jan. 20th or Feb. 24th. For more information or to book your weekend call Jay at 917-318-5659.
Lady Rhubarb Candle by DL & Company
I had the good fortune to sit next to the CEO of DL & Company at the Monique Lhuillier Spring ’11 RTW show in New York and within a few days I was introduced to the marvelous world of scents, packaging and impeccable presentation that DL & Company is known for. I currently own the Lady Rhubarb candle and it is simply too gorgeous to open and light.
About the Scent: A sharp look at the freshest scents of Summer. Lady Rhubarb evokes sunny afternoons with its balanced and exciting combination of Blood Orange, Red Mandarin, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, and Perilla – also known as the rare Japanese shiso, which boosts the immune system. This energizing and exquisite perfume is a DL & Company classic. 40+ hours of burn time. $35 for a 2 oz candle and $80 for a 10 oz candle, both with the DL & Company signature, collectable packaging.
Earrings by Patricia Tschetter
Either of these earrings by jeweler Patricia Tschetter, hand-forged and featuring high-carat gold, will have your mom, sister or friend cooing with delight.
SUSPENDING GREEN TURQUOISE EARRINGS
22K hand applied and fused granulated gold
8mm Green Turquoise
18K gold ear wire
Excellent Luxury Gifts, such as this Handmade Japanese paper with black & white pencils, $85; and this Black Cross Vase, $65. Visit in person at 306 East 61st Street, Fl. 2, or go to www.luccany.com.
Private showings by appointment only (call 917-226-2526 to schedule): Some evenings & weekend days through December 22.