The Last Minute Panic
It’s that dreaded time of year when I start panicking over my hard-to-buy-for friends.
My go-to last minute gift is a handmade ornament attached to a bottle of wine or sparkling cider. It’s the perfect solution in a pinch, and adds a personal touch to a classic gift.
Recently I found a new place to buy unique ornaments and gifts for these tricky people on my gift list; PATCH NYC. Designers Don Carney and John Ross established this amazing company with a collection of hand-detailed hats in the fall of 1997. They have since moved into fabric scarves, occasion handbags, and have expanded into a full lifestyle design studio with original art and collections of home décor and fashion jewelry.
Their Holiday Shop has some of my favorite ornaments that I will be wrapping up under the tree this year.
Of course I still have friends that count on a Habitat top from me every year. I mean, when your good friend is a designer, it makes sense, and fortunately for me, I have friends who do love Habitat. In fact, they serve as great inspiration for me, letting me know items they like, styles, patterns and colors they would like to see too. So I like to return the love.
Since we are such good friends, I know exactly what they will like…
Lynn – The Workaholic
My friend Lynn is a workaholic who is always running from work to some dinner event. She needs clothes that transition from day to night with ease. This year, she’s getting the perfect white blouse… I know she’ll love it.
Judy – The Practical One
Then there’s Judy. She loves tunics. They’re easy to wear. You just throw it on and be done for the day! One thing about Judy, she is someone who has to have pockets. That’s why I know she will love the Opposites Attract Built In Pocket Cowl.
Lyssa – The Fashionista
Lyssa is always looking for something that is ‘in style.’ This year I am torn with whether to give her the Tie Sleeve Drop Tail Tee in chili or the Criss Cross Sleeve Sweater.
Don’t forget yourself
While getting ideas for others, there’s no better time to treat yourself too.
Purchase $100 or more and I will give you one of our hand dyed scarves, full of texture and tonal color. It’s my way of saying thank you for being a devoted Habitat customer.
I design my collection for real women leading real lives. We all want to look relevant and current, but in our own way, reflecting our own sense of self and style. While I’m guilty of pouring over the latest fashion magazines, I’m often thinking, “Who wears that?”. I aim to enhance your style, not dictate it.