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Brandy-Sebastian Voirin serves as The Global Fashion Editor for Miss A. She's a modern day fashionista who exercises her multitasking muscle on a daily basis. Brandy's a community volunteer extraordinaire” helping in the state of Texas, Boston, New Jersey, & New York. She's an avid traveler, mom, and can be spotted at runway shows, & charity events in Dallas & New York. She hosted Fashion's Night Out for Southlake Town Square which was picked by Vogue magazine as one of the 8 top places for FNO in Texas. Having sampled fashion and beauty delights from all over the world; this savvy traveler documents her adventurous life through her inspirational blog Bites of Style, where she informs readers on shopping and food tips; along with blogging about her life in fashion.

Charitable And Stylish Holiday Design Gifts 2012

Looking for a chic design gift for your love ones this holiday seasons? Here are some of our top picks that are sure to impress everyone of your design inspired list.

Design Divas 

100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life (Sterling Signature) by Jonathan Adler encourages readers to simply live happily. The book is a vibrant, hilarious mash-up of a style bible, decorating tome, and self-help guide. In gorgeous, full-color spreads, 100 bold ideas for Happy Chic dwelling, decorating, and entertaining are revealed. As a bonus, five project gatefolds invite readers to create their own Happy Chic handicrafts, including a macramé owl and custom LOVE note cards.

PRICE: $13.99 at Barnes & Nobles

100 Wayt to Happy Chic Up Your Life ( Photo Credit: Sterling Signature)

Cohler on Design (The Monacelli Press) by Eric Cohler shows 160 illustrations of the designer’s own work alongside images of seminal historic interiors, artwork, style icons, and architectural masterpieces that have influenced Cohler’s designs and encouraged him to look at a space in a new way.

PRICE: $31.50 WHERE: Amazon

Cohler on Design ( Photo Credit: The Monacelli Press)

Design Inspired Treats 
Decorate Your Own Tree  From Lucas Candies - Be the Van Gogh of chocolate as you decorate your own chocolate Christmas tree!  We give you everything you need to add your own personal flourishes for seasonal fun:  Chocolate christmas tree, tube of decorating chocolate, icing decorations, bag and bow. Once you are finished you can wrap and give the tree to a friend or keep it for yourself.

Lucas Candies Decorate Your Own Tree Gift Set ( Photo Credit: Lucas Candies)

Lucas Candies Christmas Tree ( Photo Credit: Lucas Candies)

PRICE: $15
WHERE: Lucas Candies

Cottage Christmas Compartment Treat Boxes  You put so much goodness into your holiday cookies, why settle for boring packaging? Ditch those old beat-up tins! Decorative treat bags, boxes and wrappers from Martha Stewart Crafts add the finishing festive touch to your homemade gifts – so they’ll look as good as they taste! The “Cottage Christmas Compartment Treat Boxes” from Martha Stewart Crafts have four sections, all in one gorgeous box adorned with Christmas greetings and timeless red ribbon.

Price: $16.49 for 6 boxes

Cottage Christmas Compartment Treat Box ( Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Crafts)

 

Environmentally Friendly & Super Stylish

Sugar Pine Wreaths from  The Magnolia Company 

These beautiful pinecone wreaths are handmande on our farm and built to last many seasons. Each cone is hand applied, secured to a solid frame and then finished with an enduring holiday color. These wreaths will be enjoyed for many seasons to come.
Price: $98 to $398

Sugar Pine Wreaths ( Photo Credit: The Magnolia Company)

Holiday Japanese Black Pine Tree From Seeds of Life 

(Available in Green or Red) 

As a branch of The Magnolia Company, Seeds of Life™ was established to serve unique gift trees as a simple yet meaningful gift for our clients. Our farm specializes in growing trees that can be given as a gift and planted to honor that special friend or family member. These Japanese Black Pines have been manicured to perfection. These trees can be manicured into Bonsai forms or trimmed to accent any garden. Each tree comes covered in a decorative box with its own set of care instructions, small watering tool, envelope & gift card as shown below. A pine suited for the recipient’s zip code will be selected
PRICE: $31- to $45

Holiday Pines ( Photo Credit: Seeds of Life Company)

Keep the holidays tidy and fresh with a Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Orange Clove Kitchen Basics Set. Warm and spicy citrus embellished with cloves will brighten your holiday season. Nice, bright, clean and festive! *No substitutions. Does not come gift wrapped. Each Holiday Set Includes: Countertop Spray, 16oz Liquid Dish Soap, 16oz Liquid Hand Soap, 12.5oz

 PRICE: $11.99
WHERE: Meyers Clean Day  or  Target Stores

Mrs. Meyer Orange and Clove Holiday Kitchen Set ( Photo Credit: Mrs. Meyers)

Caldrea was founded on a simple and powerful idea-that caring for the home should be a beautiful experience. In our world, beauty is so much more than skin deep. The quality ingredients, safe formulations and beautiful fragrance have been the cornerstones of Caldrea from its inception. Each day, we look for ways to inspire everyone on the planet to breathe in, smile, and live beautifully.
Making A Big Impact:  The principles of sharing, working, caring and creating come perfectly together in our partnership with Kiva.org. Each purchase of a Caldrea product supports women entrepreneurs who are making a better way to care for themselves and their families. Caldrea is committed to giving 1% of net sales to empower women entrepreneurs across the globe.
Our favorites include:

Caldrea Palmarosa Wild Mint Hand Soap in an elegant refillable glass bottle,, hands are soft, clean and fragrant as the bottle brightens kitchen or bath. Aloe Vera Gel, Olive Oil and essential oils cleanse and condition.
PRICE: $18
WHERE: Caldrea  or Target stores

Caldera Aromatherapeutic Homekeeping Products ( Photo Credit: Caldera)

This soy-based candle exclusive includes luxurious ingredients including coconut oil, olive oil and rice proteins.  Bring the Holiday season anywhere with this Ski House scented candle. The candle burns for 25 hours and is housed in a beautiful hand blown beautiful art glass vessel. Bluemercury also offers free samples with every order and free shipping on orders of $25 or more.
PRICE: $47
WHERE: Bluemercury online   or one of their stateside locations

Feu- de Bois Box Set From LAFCO Bluemercury Exclusive

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