The final Christmas shopping weekend is upon us, and for those of you in pursuit of a seriously fabulous, ultra-special gift, you're in luck! To help make it as easy as possible, we asked a group of highly-trained, stealth, exceptionally adept shopping professionals--our staff--what they would love to find under their own tree on Christmas morning.
Trish, Melinda, Kathi: Evelyne Prelonge faux fur throw, $1025. All Evelyne Prelonge creations are made in France with the greatest care and highest quality materials, bringing to interiors a touch of softness and elegance.
Maggie: Arte Italica Giovanna Pewter and Crystal Vase, $725. Rippled, mouth-blown glass and a scalloped pewter rim make this vase a true heirloom to be cherished for generations. Italian pewter and glass, hand made in Italy.
Norma: Kevin O'Brien Scarf, $208-$370. Designer Kevin O'Brien got his start in the luxury fashion world selling hand-painted scarves 22 years ago. And to our delight, velvet scarves are so very, very back! Kevin's rich, bold and sumptuous scarves are the epitome of effortless style.
Susan: Pouf Coverlet and Pillow Covers by SDH, $1418 (queen coverlet). "Pouf" is a dream combo of texture and softness: two layers of luxurious silk woven together to enclose finely woven wool.
Marilynn: Corinne Coupes by William Yeoward, $55. These oh-so-lovely coupes are the quintessence of glamour, perfect for champagne or cocktails at any get-together from New Year's Eve to your next Mad Men party. (Marilynn will take a set of six, thankyouverymuch!)
Luz: Jaunt Petit Handbag by Graf Lantz, $240. Nothing whispers chic like this smart, stylish bag. The color-blocked paneling is simplicity at its best. Featuring German merino wool felt and natural vegetable tanned leather handles and base.
Vicki: "Anything from the Giorgio Collection by Arte Italica. it's perfect for the younger generation that's not into crystal." The barware collection includes carafes, glasses, coasters and decanters; pewter and a rich brown leather strap lend to a sophisticated, contemporary vibe. ($113-$281).
Junee: "A luxurious set of cobalt blue Legna sheets, a Fabulous Furs faux fur throw in blue mink ($358), and Kevin O'Brien decorative pillows ($180-$436) to top it off! Oh...and the fancy black faux fur gloves from Evelyne Prolonge.($128)." (Go Junee!)
Lise and Sandy: Barre Slate Pottery Collection by Simon Pearce, $30-$125. Simon Pearce knocks it out of the mill with his modern and sleek pottery collection. Clean, simple lines blend with limitless functionality.
Yini: Orla Throw Blanket by Matouk, $248. Warm, snuggly and cozy, this is the ultimate chunky knit blanket! Orla is woven from a fine yarn plied together many times for a large-scale effect, and captures that homespun look yet luxurious appeal. 85% cotton, 15% wool.
Claudia: Jan Barboglio Primitive One Bird Bowl, $650. Exquisitely hand-carved wood bowl with forged iron bird. Inspired by the romance of historic Mexico, every piece by Jan Barboglio is cut, fashioned, forged, and finished by hand, and each is accompanied by a meaningful sentiment, proverb, or poem. (Shown nesting inside Primitive Two-Bird Bowl).
Rebecca: Legna Quilt by SDH, ("Hands down!" she adds.) Queen: $887. SDH's silken Legna fiber has been taken to new heights in this opulent quilt, created with a 100% Lyocell Italian wood fiber cover and filled with 85% Lyocell Italian wood fiber and 15% corn fiber fill. Woven in Italy. Swooooonnnn...
Judy: Vintage Scalloped Bowl by Arte Italica, $375. What a looker! The perfect marriage of centuries-old form and modern convenience. Italian pewter, hand made in Italy. Stunning in every possible way.
Lisa: "A mani basse!" (Hands down!)...a set of handpainted Italian dinnerware from Ubaldo Grazia, in Foglie Frutta or Arabesco Luigi pattern...either will suffice nicely. :-)
We hope to see you in our stores this weekend, so that we may help you find YOUR dream gift!
With love and holiday cheer,
The Misto Lino Team