1. A Statement Ring
Jewellery designer Erin Tracy won us over with her work that’s classic, sculptural and meant for a lifetime of loving. A perk of a being a jewelry designer? Creating her own heirloom designs including her stacked wedding and engagement bands that sparkle without getting caught on cashmere and rings she made in ode to her littles to celebrate their birthdays with their birthstones.
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2. A Luxe Loafer
An embellished slip-on makes as much impact with jeans as a high heel. We spotted these lovelies at creative director and fashion stylist Susie Sheffman‘s home. About them she says, “If you want to know what my style is all about, this is it. These Gucci loafers are only two weeks old. Clothes and shoes are my way of making a statement, and I’m not talking about fancy or dress-up clothes. I’ve always been boyish or causal. That’s how I’ve always been present in the world.”
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3. A Fragrance Wardrobe
Liv Judd Soye has an enviable obsession with perfume that makes any one-note habit lusting more to match whatever mood or outfit. A good start to a collection is one of the style guru’s favourites, Byredo Parfums La Tulipe. “I adore green florals and this is one is so fresh and delicate. It smells like I’m walking through a budding garden.”
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4. A Baker’s Tome
Tania Kwong is an editor-in-chief by day and to destress she rocks it out with sugar and spice. She started baking during her first maternity leave and the habit has since stuck. (She even whipped up a snacking cake the morning of our shoot). One of her go-to books: The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book.
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Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky: A Modern Baker’s Guide to Old-Fashioned Desserts, by Karlynn Johnston; The Baking Bible, by Rose Levy Beranbaum; Better Baking: Wholesome Ingredients, Delicious Desserts, by Genevieve Ko.
5. Posh Natural Skincare
Good-for-you products minus the ingredients that make us squirm are often more granola than lavish. However, art gallery owner Maude Arsenault has found her clean and chic beauty must-haves in the Dr. Hauschka brand. (FYI: We’ve got the hots for their Rose Day Cream Light. It smells gorgeous and feels gorgeous too).
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Peoni La Crème Moisturizer (FYI: This brand was just named one of Oprah’s Favourite Things for 2016, so get it while you can!). Anti-aging moisturizer with peony extract, green tea and organic plant extracts. Provence Apothecary Radiant Body Oil uses a variety of good-for-your-skin oils such as Argan kernal and rosehip. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream is the go-to choice by Beauty Editors for natural-looking coverage plus smooth-skin.
6. A Graphic Cashmere Scarf
We’re all addicted to wearing a trusty t-shirt and girlfriend jeans and this gift revs up a neutral uniform in seconds. The Cashmere Shop owner Alison Currie has a stacked personal collection at home from Yarnz, a brand she carries in-store. It’s an anything-but-boring investment piece that’s meant to wear over and over and over again.
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