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Watson Kennedy + Trophy Cupcakes

Find fixing for a stylish holiday at Watson Kennedy

Two local lifestyle artistes, Watson Kennedy’s Ted Kennedy Watson and Trophy Cupcake and Party’s Jennifer Shea, are teaming up on Tuesday, December 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at WK Fine Home (downtown on First Ave.) for a holiday shopping event. Read more »


Glasswing’s Wander & Wonder Holiday Marketplace

Gradient-dyed coaster set, $28, from Teranishi

Melrose Market’s newest inhabitant, Glasswing, is hosting a pop up shop filled with the hottest, freshest and most exciting local designers on the scene at the moment: Ampersand as Apostrophe, Baleen, De Rien Vintage (from London), Faris Jewelry, Read more »


Gift Guide: Candles

Naught and Nice candles, $22, by Illume, available at Fleurt. Which one are you?

Personally, I love candles as gifts. I think they're special treats—and often something people won't buy for themselves. Picking a scent can be tricky, but chances are if it's a high quality candle, especially one made with pure essential oils (rather than overpowering synthetic fragrances), you're more likely to delight than disappoint. Here are a few of my personal faves:

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Filson + Shinola: American Made Goodness

Two iconic companies making made in America good again

Local outdoor outfitter brand Filson has collaborated with the newly spiffed-up Shinola (once a shoe polish company, now a watch and bike maker out of Detroit), on a limited-edition Bixby bicycle, $2,300, complete with American-made frame, bamboo fenders and custom-designed Filson panniers, $320. Perfect for the cyclist who thought they had everything. Read more »



Fatto a Mano Gift Boutique

An exquisite, one of a kind, 7.5 carat micro-faceted Rutile Topaz set in white gold with diamonds by Shamila.

Fatto a Mano (Italian for “made by hand”) is a stellar holiday gift show marking its 10th year in 2013 and features a gorgeous cadre of work by some of the city’s most talented jewelers and artists. Read more »