Some Very Merry Last Minute Gifts!


BOOKS THAT ARE SURE TO DELIGHT:

John Gregory-Smith’s TURKISH DELIGHTS, Kyle Books, delicious, stunning and inspired regional recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea from the “Sultan of Chefs.”

TREASURED LANDS: A Photographic Odyssey through America’s National Parks. The most complete visual tour of all 59 US National Parks in a beautiful coffee-table book, with location notes for each dramatic photograph. Take in more than 500 images of nature and a few historical sites by the very talented QT Luong with a foreword by Dayton Duncan. Find more about the book at http://TreasuredLandsBook.com. This 456-page large format book is a celebration of discovery: discover the diversity of the national parks, visualize what each park has to offer, learn what makes each park unique, plan to visit the locations pictured, and find out how the photographs were made.

Lynn Doran, author/photographer has created a majestic book, OMO, $79. Lynn wanted to fully experience Africa’s last frontier, meet the intact indigenous tribes of the Omo Valley prior to the catastrophic changes expected due to construction of the Gibe III dam on the Omo River. Doing so gave her the opportunity to capture six of the tribes of the Omo Valley: Surma, Kara, Nyangatom, Dassanech, Abore, and Hamar. For all of us. Not necessarily the way it was, but the way the region will never be again. Learn more at http://www.lynndoran.com.

FOR BABY:

Babytime is unlike any other lotion. Not only is it safe and gentle enough to use on premature infants and a number one choice in hospitals for babies, it is powerful enough to treat skin that is over 100 years old. Avocado, flax seeds, blueberries and wild cherries sound like a topping for an epicurean salad. While you could eat these super foods and feed your skin from the inside out, what you actually need to be doing to achieve baby soft skin is rubbing this mix on your body. Snuggly Lotion by Babytime is a non-greasy formula that is allergy tested and designed to boost skin immunity while softening and conditioning. http://babytimeusa.com

FOR HER: A DOKKIM BAG

We first encounted Dokkim handbags more than 20 years ago while browsing in a small very chic shop on Manhattan’s West side. We have treasured our Dokkim bag ever since. They are works of art in the truest sense. We haven’t needed a new handbag for years and so we were happy to find Mr. Kim, now living in Palm Beach and Nantucket, and still producing his elegant hand crafted bags with the same passion for detail and quality. A Dokkim handbag is a must-have hand bag for Spring, Summer or Fall, day or evening wear. These bags are simply amazing. They’re made from the same materials and process as traditional tatami mats. Dok Kim has been the genius behind these hand bags from day one. He is originally from Korea, although he’s lived in the States a long time. It’s the combination of leather and rattan truly in a Dokkim bag that appeals to us. Mr. Kim makes several styles—large and small totes, large and small clutches, all with shoulder and cross body features and most are most are available in black white, bone, red, taupe or tan. The inside of the bags have all kinds of beautiful compartments. They sell for $700- $3500 which isn’t insane given their perfection of design and construction. We consider them classics that will only appreciate in value. Mr. Kim also makes beautiful woven leather styles, too. http://www.dokkimhandbag.com, (581) 833-3839.

GIVE THE GIFT OF TRAVEL WITH RED CARNATION GIFT VOUCHERS:

Red Carnation Hotels are a collection of family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition, with a peerless reputation for exquisite fine dining, leading spas and sumptuous surroundings.The company is proud to to deliver warm, thoughtful and highly personalized service.

Give the gift of elegant luxury, personalized service and only the very best of everything with Red Carnation’s Gift Experience Vouchers. Lucky recipients can celebrate and indulge themselves in luxurious surroundings, creating special and unique moments to last a lifetime at one of these five and four star family-run boutique hotels around the globe. Choose from a tempting selection of experiences such as food and wine discovery evenings in Dorset with one of the world’s finest Sommeliers, Traditional Afternoon Teas, relaxing and rejuvenating spa days in South Africa and romantic getaways for two in London. Ideal gifts for him, her, kids, couples, families, anniversaries and even weddings, gift vouchers can be purchased online and sent to yourself or the recipient by post in a beautifully presented wallet. You can even send your voucher via email if it’s a last minute purchase and vouchers are also available for purchase at the hotel’s front desk.

If you’re really stuck for what to get, Red Carnation’s monetary vouchers let your lucky recipients choose their own experience. Monetary vouchers are available in four currencies including US Dollars, British Pounds, Swiss Francs or South African Rand and can be redeemed at any hotel within the collection in that currency region. http://www.redcarnationhotels.com

Here is a list of the gems of Red Carnation where no request is too large, no detail is too small.!
★★★★★
The Milestone Hotel
★★★★★
Ashford Castle
★★★★★
Bushmans Kloof
★★★★★
Old Government House
★★★★★
41 Hotel
★★★★★
Hotel d’Angleterre
★★★★★
Summer Lodge
★★★★★
The Egerton House Hotel
★★★★★
The Oyster Box
★★★★
The Chesterfield Palm Beach
★★★★★
The Twelve Apostles
★★★★
The Chesterfield Mayfair
★★★★
The Duke of Richmond
★★★★
The Montague on the Gardens
★★★★
The Lodge at Ashford Castle
★★★★
The Rubens at the Palace
★★★★
The Acorn Inn

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