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Gift GuidesShare the Love on Valentine’s Day

Looking for Valentine’s Day ideas this year? We have a few suggestions for gifts to show your loved ones – from your sister to your mom – that you care.

KiraKira exudes femininity from their elaborate luxe jewelry to their timeless, wearable pieces. We love rose gold and what better way to say I love you (even if it is to yourself!) than with this Rose Vintage Key Pendant ($89).

Preppy Plates is a perfect place to find classic home accents with a twist. We were wowed by their custom plates, platters, trays and coasters available in both primary and bright colors as well as traditional and whimsical fonts. Our heart skips a beat for their Summer Picnic with interlocking monogram set of 50 pressed paper coasters at $74 (add $10 for the additional acrylic holder).

CHANEL’S GARDÉNIA scent is irresistible, especially for lovers of flowers who may not have a green thumb. Sweet and romantic, this intense fragrance of vanilla base, gardenia petals accented with coconut. Available in a collectible 2.5 oz. flacon ($110), perfect for travel or 6.8 oz. ($210).

Post-it personalizes their classic notepads in two different sizes starting at $6.95. We had fun choosing from their over 3,000 different styles that can be customized for any occasion so give it a try for yourself or your sweetie-pie.

Rosena Sammi Jewelry shows their love with their pink Sitara wrap bracelet in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Feel good this Valentine’s Day by spoiling your val-pals with adorable wrist-wear and a 30% donation to the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research campaign for $49.99

Gift Guides, Lust ListHoliday Gift Guide ’11: Lust-Worthy

ONE. Madame Mathilde Black Enamel Earrings — We immediately gravitated to these Black Enamel Earrings  – envisioning them perfectly paired with our favorite LBD.  These simply stunning, ornate vintage deco earrings cleverly make old new again. Splurge worthy, unique and available for $285 at www.madamemathilde.com (similar styles also available). READ MORE

Gift GuidesHoliday Gift Guide ’11: Gifts for Guys

ONE. Tevris Tumblers — Not only do these tumblers come available with almost every pro sports team logo under the sun but no coasters are required! Tervis tumblers have long been known for their condensation-free, break-free features but are also a tasteful way to show off your team spirit. Personalization and add-ons such as handles and travel tops are available with a variety of glass sizes starting at $16 each. And make sure to pick up this American Bar book by Graphic Image to spark his imagination for drinks to enjoy! READ MORE

Gift Guides, ObsessionsHoliday Gift Guide ’11: Editors’ Obsessions

ONE. ghd Scarlet Collection –TDO Editor Stacey is totally obsessed with her new ghd Scarlet Collection styler, and it would make the perfect gift for any of friends or relatives that love playing around with different hair styles. It’s the easiest styler she’s ever used. It lets her straighten her “weirdly half-wavy, half-straight hair” in no time at all without drying it out, and leaves it shiny and healthy looking. You can also use it to create loose curls, so it’s really fun to experiment with. Plus, it comes in a fun Art-Deco-inspired bag for traveling. Finally – an easy way to make your hair look like a pro did it!  READ MORE

Gift Guides, Mom & KidsHoliday Gift Guide ’11: Chic Mama & Baby

ONE. Tiffany & Co. Piggy Bank — Any expectant mother would love a thoughtful gift wrapped in a signature blue box- baby’s first Tiffany. Tiffany’s baby piggy bank comes in pink for girls and blue for boys and serves as the child’s first savings account (hey it’s never too early to start saving up for a Birkin).  The ceramic bank with hand painted polka dots also adds warmth and character to any nursery.  READ MORE

Gift Guides, HomeHoliday Gift Guide ’11: Decorista

ONE. Jonathan Adler Smartphone Dock — With all the different technology we carry around with us every day, we’re constantly charging all their gadgets. This Jonathan Adler Smartphone Dock is an adorable gift for anyone with a smartphone (which is pretty much everyone we know!). The old time phone design would look so much better sitting on a desk or dresser than just another plain old cord and it’s a fun conversation piece. So cute! READ MORE

Fashion, Gift GuidesHoliday Gift Guide ’11: Fashionista

ONE. Raffine Jewelry Issabella Necklace — What girl doesn’t love a sparkly statement necklace? Every fashionista should have one in her jewelry box, and add to her collection with this one made with crystal and chain. Plus, you’ll be supporting an up-and-coming jewelry designer – and your fashionista friend will adore being in-the-know first. READ MORE

Cheap & Chic, Gift GuidesHoliday Gift Guide ’11: Cheap & Chic

We’re kicking off our gift guide this year with one of our signature categories…Cheap & Chic! We hope that you’ll find delightful finds for your friends and family through our guides in the upcoming month. From all of us at TDO, we wish you a very happy holiday season! READ MORE

Bath & Body, Eco & Organic, Fashion, Gift Guides, Hair, Intimates, Los Angeles, Shoes, Shopping, Skincare, Spas & SalonsValentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

Another holiday, another panic attack: What on earth is there left to get for the man in your life? Well, a good home-cooked meal should work, but if that’s not your idea of a special gift, I suggest you say “I love you” with:

… a Hot Shave
I recently got the chance to check out Alexander’s for Hair, a mid-range, family-owned, all-in-one spa and salon in west L.A., and I thought, “What a great place to take my [insert any family member here]!” Formerly the male-targeted Reeder’s Barber Shop, complete with beers and flatscreen TVs, Alexander’s for Hair has undergone a recent makeover to suit its growing clientele base, offering more services for both men and women as well as eco-friendly hair products by Eufora and high-quality GRAM skincare by Dr. Bernard Gramlich (you should see his skin!). Helmed by new owner Krissy Smith and her mom Jeanne Phares, the salon has both a small-town feel and a cosmopolitan flair — perfect for those who want luxurious treatment but find super-high-end salons and spas either intimidating or just not worth the extra dough. Best of all, while you’re loved one is getting his Signature MVP Hot Shave, you can indulge in a Eufora Deep Conditioning and Scalp Treatment (free this month with any color service), a fantastic facial, a mani-pedi or a delightful (and affordable) deep-tissue massage (ask for Barbara!). Ah, the perks of co-ed bliss.

Alexander’s for Hair is located at 11515 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. Call (310) 473-0462 to make an appointment. Readers, mention the code AFHGO through February and you’ll get 30 percent off your service!

… Custom Kicks
If the love (or like) of your life is a label-savvy jet setter who frequently blends street style and upscale threads (or just likes any of the aforementioned), he’ll appreciate the new G3 collection by Ryz, the brainchild of former president of Adidas America and Adidas Japan Rob Langstaff. READ MORE

Accessories, Beauty, Food, Gift Guides, Jewelry, Makeup, Paper Goods, ShoesA Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Need a little help for Valentine’s Day? Here are our suggestions for this year!

Annie Band — We fell in love with Annie Band’s Vintage Coral Glass Cabochon Ring at first sight. What makes it even more desirable? This made to order ring has “live” inscribed inside the band, custom inscriptions also available to ensure a personal touch. This comfortable fit ring gives off subtle glamour with its intricate vintage details and femininity. Available online at www.annieband.com for $368.

Olia Everyone should have a personal mantra close to their heart! Olia’s Make Love Necklace, is an affordable and adorable keepsake. Simple yet statement making, this necklace is perfect for your former flower child mother whose heart will melt when she unwraps and discovers this special token on Valentine’s Day.  Have a new mother to shop for or a friend expecting? The Make Babies Necklace will make them smile. Each hand stamped charm necklace is $47, available in gold and sterling silver.

Knock Knock — Knock Knock has plenty of playful and witty giftables under $5 this Valentine’s Day that are guaranteed to please. Already committed? Spice things up with their Sweet Nothing notepad ($3.75) and let your loved one know exactly what you’re thinking in one concise sticky note! Looking for love? The Paper Pick Up pad ($4.50) keeps things simple – the paper version of speed dating that allows you to show interest while saving face.   READ MORE

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