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At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 – The Luxe List

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At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 - The Luxe List

01 – Journelle Hepburn PJ Set 02  – Belgrave Crescent Tuscany Tote 03 – Lace Up Pointed High Heels 04 – French Gardenia Fragranced Candle 05 – Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection 101 Triangle Foundation Makeup Brush (Yellow) /  06 – Aerin hairbrush /  07 – Karen Walker Starburst Sunglasses /  08 – Eberjey Bonnie Ruffle Teddy /  09 – Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection 100 Arched Powder Makeup Brush /  10 – Aerin Large Gold-Tond Comb  11 – Miss Dior Eau de Parfum  13 – Show Beauty Decadence Hair Fragrance /  14 – Globe-Trotter Safari 21″ leather-trimmed fiberboard travel trolley 15 –Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil /  16 – Show Beauty Pure Treatment Oil, 60ml /  17 – Hand Painted White Leopard Lamp

At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 - The Luxe List
At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 - The Luxe List
At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 - The Luxe List
At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 - The Luxe List
At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 - The Luxe List
At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 - The Luxe List
At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 - The Luxe List

IT IS NEARLY THAT TIME AGAIN, and as with every year, here is the first of many beautiful gift guides to come — soft cashmere sweaters in shades of grey, sexy heels and perfect totes, gilded combs & hairbrushes and French Gardenia for cold winter nights, and soon there will be glitter and candlelight and holiday soirées . . .


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At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 – The Luxe List
At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 - The Luxe List
At the Shops: Holiday Gift Guide No. 01 – The Luxe List

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