The holiday season is upon us. Although there will be less entertaining this season, there are sure to still be plenty of presents!
Looking to send something sweet this holiday season? Nothing delights like chocolate and Hilliards Chocolates have plenty to choose from. Expertly presented, each item is a taste sensation. Wanting something refined? How about Almond Toffee Crunch? What about refreshing? You can’t go wrong with the creamy textured flavor of peppermint bark. They even have craft beer chocolates, including caramels and brittle, as well as seasonal specialties, fudge, truffles, mints and more. Whether you want some beautifully boxed items or a whole gift basket, they have plenty from which to choose. The family business originally began in 1924 in Massachusetts and continues their tradition all these years later. For more information, visit http://www.hilliardscandy.com.
Give the gift of inspiration to someone who appreciates style this season. The irreplaceable Iris Apfel has a book that would be a great addition to the bookshelf or coffee table of anyone who appreciates fashion and design. Apfel, now age 99, a style icon and interior decorator, is known for her one-of-a-kind fashions, eclectic flair and infectious energy. She has been featured at the Met, created her own makeup and jewelry line, styled a Barbie, was in an Emmy-nominated documentary made about her life, had her own coloring book, as well as this 2018 book titled “Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon”, which includes 180 full-color and black and white photos and illustrations, along with her witty and candid anecdotes about her life, musings and more. Published by Harper Collins, the book is available at www.Amazon.com and a bookseller near you.
Bring a little beauty into someone’s life by getting them a SHASHIBO art cube. In the comfort of their own home, they can create their own artistic vision by manipulating the psychedelic imagery of none other than legendary artist Laurence Gartel. The artist who taught Andy Warhol how to make digital art has also been the official artist for the 57th Grammy Awards, Newport Jazz Festival, Monaco International Film Festival and more. His new art cube has been nominated as “Toy of the Year” by the Toy Association. He has already sold over 80,000 cubes and they are available in 500 Barnes & Noble locations and specialty toy stores around the country. He just announced a limited edition collector box set too. For all the details, visit www.gartelshashibo.com.
Smooth and refined, Highclere Castle Gin is a great gift for those seeking a higher standard when it comes to their spirit selection. From its sophisticated bottle to its lush citrus-forward flavor, it is steeped in history. This gin, crafted from a blend of botanicals grown on the ancient estate is the winner of 15 international platinum, double and triple gold awards. The brand was developed out of a partnership between the 8th Earl & Countess of Carnarvon, who live at the estate, and American spirits entrepreneur Adam von Gootkin. It was produced in England’s oldest gin distillery, dating back to the 1800s. Ask for it at a restaurant or liquor store near you, or purchase it online at www.HighclereCastleGin.com.
Five years ago, Sharon Tatem started her company, Sharon Tatem, LLC, with a collection of silk scarves using prints from the fine art collection she has created over the last 35 years. Since then, she has brought her designs into other fashions, utilizing silky lycra material, including tops, leggings, capris, tank tops, crop tops, swimwear, hoodies, handbags, kimonos and more. Her fashions have graced the runway at the Palm Beach Swim Fashion Show, Fusion Fashion Show, Dada and Palm Beach resort fashion Show. Using Art Deco sensibility and pastel colors in most of her pieces, her collections make a unique gift for the fashionista who has everything. She also has her artwork, pillows, hats and other pieces available as well. See the Sharon Tatem fashions and more at http://www.lalalace.com.
–By Rachel Galvin