This holiday, shop local for life's little luxuries. Bay-based beauty brands continue to do their part creating both effective and innovative skincare products. And, most of these products are organic and use natural ingredients wherever possible. Here are four luxurious gift ideas from some of the Bay's best beauty brands.
“America deserves an alternative to dinner at the strip mall. No one should have to book a special trip to experience world-class dining,” explains David Hauslaib, co-founder of Pop-Up Pantry. With upscale subscription services on the rise, one born out of LA is determined to bring gourmet meals to American doorsteps.
Believe it or not, it does get chilly in the winter in LA–at least at night. And LA makes a respectable winter wonderland effort with holiday themed events and decorated neighborhoods. If you haven't reached holiday bliss yet, a visit to one of the local pop up ice rinks will make you feel like a kid at Christmas again.
The holidays and sparkle go hand in hand. One of the city's inspiration destinations is Gump's, with its glittering windows and luxurious gifts. This season, a new collaboration brings even more shine to Gump's: An exclusive Ashley Morgan jewelry collection, replete with intricate pavé detailing and rare gemstones.
It's been a while since Jeffrey Campbell debuted his exclusive vegan shoe collection for Berkeley's Convert boutique. The collaboration continues, and expands, with a fifth season and 14 individualistic styles made from biodegradable fibers, synthetic leathers and dead-stock fabrics, only available at Convert.
As much as we all utilize Evite or Paperless Post, there is still nothing as charming as an old-fashioned paper invite. With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to get your festive cards ordered and organized. Local stationery company Paper Culture has every occasion covered, and they're as green as stationery gets.
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