I don’t love the holidays but I do love giving gifts. Like, LOVE. I tend to go on the extravagant side and have been known to fly people around the world to surprise other people for the holidays. So when our favorite boutique, Forty Five Ten, asked me what I would want to get two of my girlfriends for the holidays, I quickly responded, « ALL OF IT! »
The narcissistic side of me loves giving gifts because you get to show off how well you know the other person. And sure enough when I showed Madeline and Julie my dream holiday gifts and looks for them — they both gave me a stamp of approval.
While of course you can shop online 24/7 at FortyFiveTen.Com, we urge you to check out their brick and mortar stores in New York, Dallas, Miami, Aspen or Napa if you are within a stone’s throw of any of those cities. Visiting their stores is a feast for the eyes that is not to be missed.
What is on your wish list this holiday season?
Additional bag pictured, Cult Gaia Acrylic Nude.
Additional earrings pictured, Begum Khan Jaguar Earrings.
Julie Houts is a writer and illustrator living and working in Brooklyn.