Raindrops on Roses

Julie Andrews may have dreamed of mitts and a kettle but my wish list is a tad better.

If there’s one thing that comes to mind at this time of year, aside from the crowded malls, posters suggesting lipgloss makes a good stocking stuffer and my mom’s plum pudding, it’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Not sure how that film became synonymous with Christmas but it’s always on a laptop or television around our house on Christmas Day. I’m no Julie Andrews but, like the song says, I do have some favourite things to give and receive. (Really hope my hubby is reading this HINT HINT).

DOLCE & GABBANA DISCO BALL EVENING BAG

Oh what fun. From the backseat of an Uber to the mandatory office Christmas snooze-fest – insta dance party wherever you land with this. www.modaoperandi.com

ORIBE CÔTE D’AZUR SCENTED CANDLE

Oribe is and always has been a hair genius. If you haven’t sampled his shampoos, conditioners and styling products, you must.  He chose to use a universal gender neutral scent for the entire line and carried it over to this hand poured candle. They say it burns for 40 hours but I say it smells creamy and decadent, like lunchtime at the Monte Carlo Beach Club. www.oribe.com

BEAM SHOES

You cannot NOT dance in these babies. They come in black, silver, gold or white and need to be charged before use. A small button near the tongue selects the color of light for you and the charge lasts for about five hours. Time enough to light up your Instagram and SnapChat alike. www.beamshoes.com

RIXO PENELOPE MAXI DRESS

 

Boho chic at its best from this underground label by two hip chicks from the UK. The mix of floral and animal prints is so on point. Pair with ankle socks and velvet sandals or layer over tights for chillier nights. www.rixo.co.uk

 

PIP HOUSE COAT

No need to keep stealing those heavy blah terry hotel robes any longer. Make an honest girl of yourself and wish for one of these.  The whimsical vintage prints from this label, made in Amsterdam, are happy enough to reform any Christmas Scrooge. Deliberately different and so charming. The fabrication is substantial enough to keep you warm but light enough not to weigh you down. www.pipstudio.com

NURSE JAMIE FACE STAMP

If you’re not micro needling what are you doing with your time before bed? This beauty tool takes your face serum from meh to mach 10. By creating microscopic pinpricks on your face, collagen production is boosted and product is able to penetrate deeper than ever before. A must-have of the celebrity A-Listers LA-based Nurse Jamie counts as clients. www.nursejamie.com

VETEMENTS ANKLE BOOTS

Because, like the turkey wishbone, anything from the Gvasalia brothers and Lotta Volkova is to be coveted. Last season their heel was a cigarette lighter but this season, the heel is a reflector. Genius. www.net-a-porter.com

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