Growing up, it was interesting being incredibly introverted, except for when it came to my tastes in “stuff” which were quite unusual and exotic for a child! It was never ordinary and when I asked for toys my childhood friends wouldn’t even dream of. Loving it, being the exception, and the more unique the better. When the Sears and JC Penny Christmas catalogs came out, I meticulously looked through them wanting to be sure I left an outstanding list for Santa on Christmas Eve. As an adult, the Christmas list experience is still a pleasurable process, combing the high end websites, such as Robb Report or Nieman Marcus just as meticulously for that one of a kind gift that can be place under the Christmas Tree. A girl can dream…
Asprey Lambskin Scrabble Board
The British Luxury Brand specializes in jewelry and luxury goods and has created the iconic gift for the consummate Scrabble player to have at the ready for guests on the yacht or private jet. The board is made out of Grey, Red, Green and Black Lambskin; Red English Saddle leather presentation case; Black lambskin letters housed in a purple velvet Asprey pouch and 4 black lambskin racks to hold the playing letters. Describing this as a luxurious game board is an understatement.
Qlocktwo Table Clock
If you want a conversation piece for your home office, don’t look any further. Manufactured by Biegert & Funk, this is a standout of timepieces. Unlike a traditional clock, it has no hands nor digits. The time is displayed by written word through a pattern of letters spelling out the time in words. The screen is illuminated by brilliant LED technology. The company also designs this technology for a wall display or for your wrist.
-Sold at Neimen Marcus for $3,790
Williamson Custom Built Bicycle
Williamson, a luxury sporting goods company that manufactures a ultimate custom built bicycle. Hand brazed in Detroit using highest quality chromoly tubing and components of the bike are infused with copper details, subtle logos brazed in place and wrapped and hand-sewn with python or crocodile. Made to the purchasers exact specifications, the company will only manufacture 10 of each color. I applaud with deep admiration for my fellow Detroit manufacturers on producing such an amazing work of art.
Slot Mods Model Race Track
Growing up on the iconic Hot Wheels, I must say this takes model toy cars to a whole other level. Slot Mods custom builds model race track inspired from the hill-climbs of the 1960-70s that include signature scenery, handcrafted period correct structures, signage, bridges and grandstands. It comes with six slot cars and two controllers, and a race management system and PC tablet. It is made to order and takes 3-4 months for delivery.
Chateaux de la Pooch
Being a lover of dogs, there was no way I was going to forget about Fido’s Christmas gift. Want to truly spoil your beloved canine child, this is truly the ooh la la of doghouses. In a nutshell, Chateaux de la Pooch designs refined furnishings for dogs. The craftsmanship and the detail that goes into these works of dog art is absolutely jaw dropping.
-Starting at $1200.00
Beau Satchelle’s “The Michelle” Bespoke Handbag
Of course, I had to add to the list a piece from our collection. The Michelle Bag is my absolute favorite creations. A simple, yet timeless design with T. Michael’s use of color and chevre leather and matching or contrasting waxed thread and finished with a halfmoon turnclasp hardware. The few purchasers of this handbag will own a one of a kind because the colors will not be duplicated. Made to order with a 2 week production time. Can be expedited for a fee to ensure a delivery before Christmas.
-Starting at $1,200
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