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French Country Holiday Gifts From Pierre Deux

Looking for unique gift ideas? Here are some beautiful French country ideas from Pierre Deux.

Pierre Deux Boutis Red Stocking
Boutis Red Stocking – $39
Pierre Deux is known for their luxurious Provencal textiles. This quilted stocking will look great hanging from your mantle and is sturdy enough to hold lots of trinkets.

Pierre Deux Boutis Red Tree Skirt
Get the matching tree skirt for $189

Le Cordon Bleu Wine And Food Menu
Le Cordon Bleu Wine And Food Menu – $48
What a great gift for your favorite wine lover. Dial up what you want to eat and this handy pewter menu will suggest appropriate wines.

Pierre Deux Le Cordon Bleu Wine And Food Menu
French Country Diary 2008 – At $17.95 it’s a steal.
This is a great idea for a writer or someone who works in an office. A weekly diary for 2008 with lovely photographs of Provence.

Pierre Deux Paris Bag Yanoan Red
Paris Bag Yanoan Red – $89
Sturdy Parisian bags are great for shopping, travel, or to use as an every day purse. More patterns are available.

Pierre Deux The Anniversary Tote
The Anniversary Tote, Delices des Quatre Saisons Blue – $40
This beautiful toile tote bag celebrates the 40th Annivesary of Pierre Deux. Proceeds go to Save the Children.

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Buying and Making Future Christmas Heirlooms

Holly and Ivy

As soon as Thanksgiving came to a close I started putting up Christmas decorations.

I decided to make a few crafty things but I also bought some interesting Christmas characters.

The glittery ladies you see above are from The Penny McAllister Collection 2005. I just love their faces. Here they are in detail.

Ivy closeup

Holly closeup

I’ve dubbed them Holly and Ivy.

I also picked up this little drummer boy. He’s signed Lori C. Mitchell. I’ve named him Chuck. Isn’t he darling?

Chuck the Drummer Boy

I love little birds, so I bought this candle holder with three little birdies. It’s not signed. All of these items were purchased at The Corner Cottage in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Birds candle holder

For the crafty part of my decor, I bought this wreath at Michael’s craft store for $2.99 and decorated it with balls and packages designed for a mini tree. Most of them had wires attached so I didn’t need to use a glue gun. I put this whole thing together in about 10 minutes.

Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath detail

Are you making any decorations for the holidays?

Holly and Ivy

Agatha Holiday Jewelry Collection 2007

Agatha 2007 Holiday Collection

On vacation in Paris years ago, I discovered Agatha jewelry while waiting in line at the Louvre. There is a mall underneath all of that art. The inexpensive glamorous jewelry caught my eye. I brought gifts back for everybody.

At the time, I was living in New York and was very excited when an Agatha boutique opened in Rockefeller Plaza.

After moving to Los Angeles, I found an Agatha shop in Beverly Hills that has since closed its doors. But we can still get Agatha goodies online.

Agatha 2007 Holiday Collection

Here is the Agatha holiday collection for 2007.

Whether you are shopping for holiday gifts or looking to adorn yourself for holiday parties, Agatha may be your one-stop shop.

Agatha 2007 Holiday Collection

Chanel Holiday Beauty for 2007

Chanel Holiday Beauty for 2007

If you’re wondering what to get me for Christmas, here’s Chanel’s makeup collection for the 2007 holiday season.

The hallmarks of CHANEL holiday beauty: quietly shimmering silvers, warm bronzes and delicate twinkling pinks to create a refined richness, a subtle polished glow.

Chanel 4 Camelias De Chanel Levre-Lips
4 Camelias De Chanel Levre-Lips
A limited-edition lip pallette with four tres French shades: rose, sheer rose, white and plum.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour
Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour
Beautiful satin lip color in 7 new shades: Dazzling (true red), Flash Quartz (beige rose), Pink Saphir (tender rose), Violent Diamond (amethyst pink), Rubis Siam (ruby red), Absolu Topaze (sheer peach), and Garnet Fire (red brown).

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer
Levres Scintillantes Glossimer
Two shimmering shades of gloss: Iris (peachy pink) and Hibiscus (shimmering plum)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour
Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour
Shiny, intense color in two pretty hues: Violet Sapphire (soft plum) and Amber (warm nude)

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow
Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow
Two limited-edition eye pallettes in Radiant Gems (cool tones) and Winter Nights (warm tones)

Chanel Irreelle Blush Silky Cheek Colour
Irreelle Blush Silky Cheek Colour
Chanel cheeks are always youthful and pretty. Try Neroli Rose, a silky light pink.

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Loose Powder
Poudre Universelle Libre Loose Powder
Dust away flaws with this fine translucent loose face powder in Merveille, a light gold.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour
Le Vernis Nail Colour
Two long-wearing nail colors in Dazzling (true red that matches the lip color) and Delice (soft sparkling pink)

Here’s hoping you find something lovely under your tree.

Beauty Stocking Stuffers


Here are some tiny-sized luxury treats to give as sets or divide into individual stocking stuffers.

Bourjois Kisses From Paris Set

Bourjois Kisses From Paris Set – $18

A set of 4 mini lip glosses and a keychain so you can clip them to your cell phone or house keys.

Set comes with 4 colors: Beige Elastic 1 (nude beige), Brun Galactic 2 (beige shimmer), Rose Idyllic 3 (frosty pink), and Rose Symphonic 20 (pink pearl with glitter).

Prada Coffret

Prada Coffret – $50

A set of four mini Prada fragrances. Set includes three scents for women and one for men.

Women: Intense Eau de Parfume, Prada Eau de Parfum, and Tendre Eau de Parfum

Men: Prada Pour Homme Eau de Toilette

Little Luxuries Coffret Set

Little Luxuries Coffret Set – $45

There is also a mini Dior fragrance set, which includes 4 feminine scents:
Miss Dior Cherie, J’adore, Pure Poison, and Dior Addict.

Sephora Nail Polish

Sephora Nail Polish – $4 each

Sixty (yes, 60!) glossy shades in a range of classic to funky colors.

Grace Magazine favorites include 07 (red with gold shimmer), 10 (iridescent deep red), 12 (black), 18 (iridescent pink-gold), 37 (rose with silver shimmer), and 58 (clear fuchsia).

My advice is buy yourself everything. Tee hee.

All products available at Sephora.com

Floris Fragrances – Fit for a Princess

Floris Fragrances

Since 1730 Floris Fragrances have been creating elegant and luxurious scented products for fashionable London society.

Over the years, Floris have held royal warrants starting with England’s King George IV to today’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

You can buy Floris products online.

Here are some lovely holiday gift ideas:

Night Scented Jasmine Fragrance Collection

Floris Night Scented Jasmine Fragrance Collection

Our latest fragrance is showcased in this enticing collection. Cleanse, moisturise and subtly layer yourself in this radiant floral bouquet warmed by soft musks and sandalwood.

White Rose Bath and Body Collection

Floris White Rose Bath and Body Collection

A contemporary soft floral rose fragrance, Floris White Rose is blended with white flower notes to create a clean, truly beautiful, sparkling classic.

Cefiro Weekend Collection

Floris Cefiro Weekend Collection

Cefiro is a sophisticated yet subtle blend and sits at ease whether you are at work or at play. A contemporary light, green and gentle fragrance which lifts your spirits. Suitable for both men and women, the sparkly fresh top note is created with a blend of lime, grapefruit, mandarin and lemon.

Elite Luxury Grooming Collection

Floris Elite Luxury Grooming Collection

A mellow, sophisticated fragrance with a beautiful woody base note. Elite has a strong character: deliberate, thoughtful and provoking. the fragrance suits the mature, confident individual.

Shop the World on the Internet

Shopping on the Internet

One of the best things about internet shopping is that you are shopping the World Wide Web, not just your local stores — the key word being WORLD. Products can be shipped almost anywhere and currencies converted by your credit card.

Over the next few weeks, Grace Magazine will be bringing you holiday gift ideas from around the globe, so you can find unique presents for your friends and family.

Just be sure you know your true total cost in U.S. dollars. You don’t want to be shocked by the actual sum on your credit card statement.

Use an online currency converter so you have an approximate total.

For example: as of this writing if you purchased something from the U.K. and it costs 29 pounds, in U.S. dollars that would be over 60 bucks. If something were 29 Euros, that would be about $42.

Currency exchange figures change daily so you have to check at the time of purchase.