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)
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!