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Kristy Emery is graduated with a degree in Marketing and Management from Penn State University, and has always had an appreciation for beautiful things. She became a licensed aesthetician to combine her passions for skincare and makeup with her love of business, and is now an account manager for a luxury cosmetic company. In her current position she motivates, inspires, and teaches women how to maximize their potential. In addition to skincare and makeup, Kristy has partnered with her sister to create Orgotton, a women's clothing and accessory line made from organic and sustainable materials.

Charitable And Stylish Holiday Gifts 2013: Philadelphia

The holidays are almost upon us and it’s time to start making your list and checking it twice. Here are Miss A’s Charitable and Stylish gift suggestions.

Photo Credit: www.adornbysarahlewis.com

(Photo Credit: AdornBySarahLewis.com)

Adorn by Sarah Lewis
The perfect gift for the boho girl on your list, Sarah Lewis’ new Love and Light Collection pieces are delicate, and easy to wear, which are perfect for the active lifestyle of the modern free spirit. Called “Philly’s best indie jewelry” by Daily Candy the styles can be dressed up, or down, mixed and matched, and layered.

WHERE:
Adorn by Sarah Lewis
1314 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Ph. 215-739-2120

PRICE: From $48 – $148

Charity
Adorn contributes to The North Kensington Community Development Corporation. NKCDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

(Photo Credit: www.hopechestphila.com)

(Photo Credit: HopeChestPhila.com)

Hope Chest Philadelphia
Ari Dein‘s art deco inspired chemise is a beautiful and comfortable gift to give. The Ari Dein brand pays homage to an Old New York forgotten era. The 100% silk range of intimates is hand-crafted in New York City’s garment district.

WHERE:
Hope Chest Philadelphia
1937 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ph. 215-665-9169

PRICE: $248

Charity
Hope Chest is a drop off location for Free the Girls, an organization that provides aid for women rescued from sex trafficking. Since it’s launch in August 2010, Free the Girls has collected over 200,000 gently used bras for women all over the world.

(Photo Credit: www.drhauschka.com)

(Photo Credit: DrHauschka.com)

Eviama Life Spa
Give the gift of relaxation with Dr.Hauschkas’ Bath Essences and Body Washes. Dr. Hauschka Bath & Shower products stimulate the senses with scents of essential oils that soothe, energize and inspire.Your mind is eased and skin is pleased as your body relaxes and releases its tension. Eviama Life Spa was recently named “Best All Natural Facial” by Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well magazine.

WHERE:
Eviama Life Spa
109 S 13th St
@ Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ph. 215-545-3344

PRICE: $22.95 – $29.95

Charity
Owner, Penny, is a frequent contributor to Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Yoga on the Steps

Fly School Circus Arts

(Photo Credit: FlySchoolCircusArts.com)

Fly School Circus Arts
This is the perfect gift for the thrill seeker in your life. Learn how to soar on the flying trapeze from teacher Mary Kelly Rayel, a Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus alum. Kelly says, “In our classes, we constantly strive to give our students the feeling that they are rising above their own perceived limitations and others expectations.”

WHERE:
Fly School Circus Arts
1620 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Ph. 215-262-7353

PRICE: $60 for a 2 hour class

Charity
Fly Circus participates in the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) yearly celebration. Proceeds from PIFA benefit the Kimmel Center.

(Photo Credit: www.chetnasingh.com)

(Photo Credit: www.chetnasingh.com)

Chetna Singh
Chetna Singh brings Indian influence to a classic western piece, the square scarf. “Art scarves” are for the confident, sophisticated and stylish woman of today who is willing to think outside the box.

WHERE: Online

PRICE: $95

Charity
Breakthrough scarf supports Breakthrough’s “Ring the Bell” campaign to take a stand against violence on women. Half of the proceeds go to this cause. 

(Photo Credit: www.maemovement.com)

(Photo Credit: MaeMovement.com)

Mae Movement
Each of these pretty bracelets are hand crocheted by women artisan in the Katmandu Valley of Nepal. The Bracelet’s take up to an hour to make and range in thousands of colors, finishes and pattern’s. 

WHERE: Online

PRICE: $36

Charity
All bracelets are fair trade providing a sustainable living to women artisans in Nepal with a portion proceeds going directly to Friends of Maiti Nepal

(Photo Credit: www.hlcollection.net)

(Photo Credit: HLCollection.net)

HL Collection
Haffoney Leathers, better known as HL Collection, specializes in creating unique, stylish and high quality outerwear for women. Designed by twin sisters Erin and Kendra Haffoney their styles range from classic double-breasted motorcycle jackets to chic and edgy hooded jackets with black velvet lining.

WHERE: Online

PRICE: $520

Charity
HL Collection believes in giving back to their community, and they are proud supporters of the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter.

(Photo Credit: www.nicolemiller.com)

(Photo Credit: NicoleMiller.com)

Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller is synonymous with style and unrefined glamour and Philadelphia is lucky enough to have not one but two of her boutiques in our area. The trendsetter on your list will love to carry the Nicole Miller Tartanian Plaid Clutch. The plaid pattern on this clutch is taken from their “Tartanian Plaid” print, straight off the runway.

WHERE:
Nicole Miller
200 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Ph. 215-546-5007

Nicole Miller
4249 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Ph. 215-930-0307

PRICE:
Small Tartanian Plaid – $255
Large Tartanian Plaid – $285

Charity
Nicole Miller is a frequent contributor to the Vetri Foundation. The Vetri Foundation for Children was established to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living. Through food, education and social interaction, the VFFC works to give children the nutritional foundation they need to grow and thrive.

(Photo Credit: www.mushmina.com)

(Photo Credit: Mushmina.com)

Mushmina
Mushmina was started by two sisters with a mission “to create beautiful inspired products that have cultural integrity and soul”. The socially conscious girl on your list will fall in love with Mushmina’s Zelij Orange/Fuchsia Mina bag that features an adjustable braided leather strap, cotton lining, inside pockets, and top zipper. 

WHERE:
Mushmina
1540 South Street Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Ph. 215-732-5500

PRICE: Mina Zelij Fuchsia Orange Handbag – $140

Charity
Through the sale of their fair-trade products, Mushmina creates employment opportunities for women and men in developing countries. In Morocco they work with over nine different artisan groups, employing over 75 artisans.

(Photo Credit: www.philly.racked.com)

(Photo Credit: Philly.racked.com)

Menagerie

Located in the Eagle Village Shops of Wayne, Menagerie is the brain child of jewelry designer, Kate Lawson. Carrying an exclusive array of designers hand-picked by Lawson, Menagerie is known as a boutique that will help customers take their outfit to a “whole new level of sophistication.” These On the Rocks necklaces are made of rock quarts hand-dipped in 24 karat gold, strung on gunmetal chain

WHERE:
Menagerie
503 W. Lancaster Ave
Wayne, PA 19087
Ph. 610-971-1769

PRICE: $128 – $148

Charity
Menagerie currently partners with JDRF to support local fundraisers throughout the year.

Happy Holidays! 

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