Easy and Elegant Life Holiday Gift Guide 09: The Errant Aesthete

Today’s Easy and Elegant Life gift guide comes from The Errant Aesthete whose very elegant blog never fails to inspire and provoke thought (and an internet search or two.) A nicely curated collection. Enjoy. (I’m torn between the Bialetti Tuttocrema and the Bloomsbury recordings….)

Classic Hotel Napkins $24 for six (monogramming is $6.50 extra for the set) at Pottery Barn, (888) 779-5176, potterybarn.com.
[ed: Mrs. E. gave me a set last year, in Mediterranean blue linen, and they are wonderful.]

For the literary set, BBC recordings (Bloomsbury Group)

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For the thriftier souls, including myself, I just bought the Bialetti Tuttocrema, recommended by a Parisian friend, that I’m crazy about: (they may be out of stock – might want to check first) (approximately $40)


And this one at $49.50 sells the set (frother and cappuccino maker), which might be the better choice for your readers.


A final thought, again from the BBC, David Attenborough’s Planet Earth series (Approximately $30). (I tend to favor the well dressed and well spoken).

Dear readers, please feel free to send me your choices for little luxuries of USD$100, $50, 425 or less; I’ll be publishing them sporadically until the 23rd or so. Happy Holidays and a Very Merry Christmas!

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