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Must Haves Holiday Shopping Guide

Luxury for Her

Brick-and-mortar or click-and-ship? For my holiday gift shopping I prefer to shop brick-and-mortar. There is something incomparably special about choosing a crisp sunny San Francisco day and taking a stroll through all of my favorite stores, and perhaps, checking out a couple of new ones along the way. I just go with the flow. I like to look through the goods, chat with my favorite salespeople and imagine what would make people on my list happy. But I am very selective as to where I shop. I choose the brands that have unparalleled commitments to exceptional craftsmanship and uncompromised quality, support and developed artisanal traditions, rise above trends and respect their resources and communities. So bundle up and let’s discover something stylish for everyone on your list, including you!

Statement earrings.

Shreve & Co. is San Francisco’s oldest jewelry store and one of the names that are synonymous with the city itself. The finely curated collections of jewelry and watches will light up anyone’s holiday spirit.
Penny Preville 18K Diamond Art Deco Earrings 1ct. $5,295. Shreve & Co., 150 Post Street, San Francisco, 415-421-2600

Illustrious newcomer.

Harry Winston is famous for its timeless, flawlessly crafted, one-of-a-kind jewels held to the highest and most exacting quality standards in the industry. The famed jewelry house’s long-anticipated San Francisco flagship store is a shining addition to the city’s luxury shopping landscape.
Incredibles by Harry Winston sapphire and diamond necklace set in platinum; Price upon request. Harry Winston San Francisco, 200 Post Street,

Covetable and collectible.

I have never met a woman who would not get excited about receiving a hypnotizing black and white camellia-adorned Chanel gift box. And for this reason I always visit the Chanel boutique. What’s inside the box? Does it really matter? Big or small—you know it will be “très chic”!
CHANEL Bracelet in metal/calfskin; $750, CHANEL
San Francisco, 156 Geary Street, 415-981-1550.

Cuteness overload.

Louis Vuitton animal-print accessories are ideal stocking stuffers, or as I call them “something extra.” The adorable giraffes romping with the brand’s iconic trunks and bags will certainly lift a mood and put a smile on anyone’s face!
Louis Vuitton Notebook Clemence Equipee Sauvage MM; $185. Louis Vuitton Illustré Girafe Bag Charm and Key Holder; $220, Louis Vuitton San Francisco, 233 Geary Street, 415-391-6200.

Sustainable Luxury.

Baby Cashmere is a result of Loro Piana’s creative drive and years of hard work with Mongolian and Chinese breeders. This extremely rare and precious fiber
exclusively obtained from the underfleece of Hircus goat kids by means of a delicate and completely harmless combing procedure that is only done once in a goat’s life.
Loro Piana “Rochester” Coat in Baby Cashmere®; $5,900, Loro Piana San Francisco, 233 Geary Street, 415-593-3303

New classic.

I am extremely picky when it comes to choosing a new bag and have a long check list (but that’s another story). The new Piazza bag by Bottega Veneta meets all expectations. This genius bag comes in 3 different sizes and an exquisite selection of colors — you will find the one that suits even the most discerning lifestyle.
Bottega Veneta Mist Nappa Medium Piazza Bag; $3,900,
Bottega Veneta San Francisco, 124 Geary Street, 415-981-1700.

For a well-heeled traveler.

These Hermès loafers come in just the right shade of blue and exude refinement in every time zone.
Hermès Women’s Loafer with H Detail in Ostrich in Bleu Jean; $4,100, Hermès San Francisco, 253 Post Street, 415-391-7200.

Wearable art.

Hermès silk scarves are always on my shopping list for a classy lady. I have enormous appreciation for the amount of craftsmanship, tradition and the meticulously complex process that goes into creation of each scarf; they really are in the realm of fine art and elevate any outfit.
Hermès Silk Scarf in “Jardin A Sintra”; $395, Hermès
San Francisco, 253 Post Street, 415-391-7200

A gift that keeps on giving.

Tom Ford Beauty products are carefully crafted using only the highest-quality ingredients and are a treat for any style maven. This 50-piece lipstick library is a gift with panache and an undeniable “wow” factor—just opening all 50 will create a long-lasting holiday experience.
Tom Ford Lips & Boys 50-piece set; $1,980, Saks Fifth Avenue
San Francisco, 384 Post Street, 415-986-4300.

The Haute Dog

Gather ye fur children ’round the tree! The holidays are not just for humans.

Travel companion.

Harry Barker’s Leopard Bark-N-Go Accessories Set is perfect for the stylish pooch on the go; $150,

Hoodie weather.

Keep em’ warm in these holiday sweatshirts; $36,

Bark-in bag.

The Katie Pet Tote looks just like your favorite high-end carryall; $519.95,

Dapper doggie.

Gwen Gear’s Formal Gear festive bow ties are handcrafted in SF; $10;

Nap of luxury.

The Metis dog blanket is a leather-trim, faux fur throw made with Jean-Paul Gaultier fabrics; $1,327,

The Nature Guy

These finds are tailor-made for that Silicon Valley-ite who hikes on his lunch break.

The battery.

Horween’s minimalist leather Charging Wallet is perfect for an emergency. (Got a charge?); $149.95,

Real chill.

Keep your noggin warm, but lookin’ good in Lost Coast Outfitters’ Wool Hat; $50,

At your fingertips.

For a modernized dress glove, look to Honns’ Wayne Noir touchscreen-conductive offerings in matte black python and sheepskin leather; $348,

Watch that!

Sync your smartphone with TAG Heuer’s Connected Modular 45; $2,200,

The Foodie

Looking for something to get your friend who aspires to be the next Ina Garten? Our favorite kitchen products may bring that dream closer to reality. Jeffrey not included.

Slice and dice.

The Shun Fuji 7 Piece knife set is the best on the block; $1,599.95,

But first, coffee.

Skip Starbucks runs with Clive Coffee’s Special Edition Classika PID espresso machine; $1,495,

Oil obsessed.

An olive tree in Puglia, Italy, comes with a yearly subscription of EVOO; $480,

Dedicated connoisseur.

Vine Box’s year-long subscription will have you taking a sip of this and a sip of that each month; $300,

The Collector

Brighten up the home with these objets d’art

Gold rush.

Add gilded flair to your home with Jay Jeffers’ brass origamo nesting bowls; $252,


Fornasetti L’Ape adorns its fragrance diffusing sphere with Italian painter Piero Fornasetti’s unexpected motif; $509,

Too pretty to sit on.

Gucci’s unique Chiavari chair with needlepoint embroidered tiger, and floral wreath makes a statement; $2,600,

Bold bohemian.

Missoni’s cashmere wool throw blanket in the iconic chevron print will keep you cozy through an SF winter; $787,

Intoxicating vice.

Pick your poison with Love & Victory’s Seven Deadly Sins Glasses; $128,

The Man of Style

For the discerning dude in your life (are you him?), these pieces boast a touch of flair, while still maintaining sophistication.

Strictly professional.

Will Leather’s The Counsel Bag won’t break any fashion laws; $1,295,

Perfectly polished.

For the guy who’s slick, suited up and always has his @#$% together, check out the chic shoe-shine kit by Turms; $460,

Hip to be square.

The reversible Ermenegildo Zegna print instantly snazzes up a pocket; $165,

Feelin’ festive.

Burberry’s cashmere Fair Isle bomber jacket has “Can I borrow this?” written all over it; $695,

Sign here.

Tattoo his initials on Tiffany & Co.’s Oval Signet Ring in 18-karat gold; price available upon request,

Wild thing.

Gianvito Rossi’s leopard-print calf hair loafers will bring whimsy to any office uniform—for those who dare to wear them during the day; $1,095,

The Gadget Freak

To keep your gadget geeks happy campers we suggest our tech-cool products that are at the top of the list in this golden age of technology.

Favorite assistant.

Move over Alexa— the Google Home Mini has arrived to play your favorite tunes and answer all those questions you are too lazy to look up; $49,

Pollution ninja.

Dyson’s Pure Hot + Cool air purifier neutralizes bad air before you breathe it; $619.99,

Super cool.

Keep the chill for days with Yeti’s 20-quart soft cooler; $299.95,

Drone on.

Set up Instagram shots, shoot videos or spy on your neighbors (KIDDING) with Spark’s sleek model; $499,



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