MOTHER’S DAY is SUNDAY MAY 10

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My Mother and Grandmother, 1945

TEN GREAT IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY:

3 BOOKS

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1) THE BIG BOOK of CHIC, from Miles Redd
Spirited eclectic design, Available at amazon.com – $47.73

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2) VALENTINO at the EMPEROR’S TABLE
This book showcases the collection of table settings and objets d’art in the residences of Valentino Garavani: Gstaad, London, Rome, New York and Paris, Available at amazon.com – $94.38

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3) THE FRENCH RIBBON, by Suzanne Slesin, 2014
A unique sourcebook celebrating France’s deep-rooted tradition of ribbon-making. Available at amazon.com – $43.87.  I guess you could say I have a fetish about ribbons.  I wrote a post about ribbons last year.

4 ITEMS AT NEIMAN MARCUS THAT ARE FUN AND UNIQUE

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1) MacKenzie Childs “Nesting” Cookbook Stand – $190.00
This unusual stand keeps either a traditional cookbook or an electronic one at a good angle to view the recipes. I like this very attractive and functional stand.

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2) TEA FORTE, Tea Chest Sampler – $45.00
I got this box of tea last year from Yelena, someone very dear to me, and I love this tea and the packaging, there are 20 assorted teas from Chamomile Citron to White Ginger Pear, the open lid has a detailed tea menu and the box is reusable. A wonderful gift!

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3) Michael Kors Golden Stainless Steel Runway Glitz Twist Watch – $295.00
A gift for a trendy Mom, blingy and fun.

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4) CHRISTIAN LACROIX, 3-piece Wild Nature Notebook Set – $46.00
For a Mom who is into nature, beautiful notebooks for birding, nature walks and lovely for a desk. Wild Nature, 128 ruled pages, with Christian Lacroix logo, the Scarlet notebook has 152 ruled pages, chevron elastic closure. Silver notebook has 152 ruled pages. Something different for a cool Mom.

3  BEAUTIFUL GIFTS FROM BERGDORF GOODMAN 

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1) TIMOTHY DUNN, SCENTED CHEVRON-DESIGN CANDLE, GOLD – $195.00
Hand-blown glass in 18kt gold, elegant design, beautiful candle gift for Moms who love candles, made in the UK.

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2) ALEXIS BITTAR, Golden Crystal Teardrop Earrings – $175.00
polished gold plate,  pave Swarovski crystals, French wire backs, a play on hoops, I like these, they are chic, can go from day to night easily.

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3) BACCARAT, “Lucky Butterfly, Blue Iridescent – $160.00
I own one of these and it looks great on my dresser or dressing table. The color makes the butterfly shimmer.  Full lead crystal, Made in France.  Yes, any woman would love to have a piece of Baccarat, a name synonymous with timeless beauty and excellence in crystal work.

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