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The Perfect Gifts for this 2019 Holiday Season

With the holiday season well underway, complete your gift shopping for everyone on your list with these fashion brands, inspirational reads and gourmet goodies. Family, friends and significant others can revel in the finer pleasures that bring joy, happiness and personal growth this holiday season and beyond.

For a gift that truly amazes, these exclusive finds are everything your loved ones will adore.


T. Anthony Luggage Sets

For the frequent traveler, T. Anthony’s unique and elegant luggage is a must-have. Launched in 1946, Theodore Anthony’s stylish and durable luxury luggage quickly became the travel companion of choice for British and Hollywood royalty, not to mention American Presidents. The luggage of choice for elite globetrotters today, T. Anthony continues to craft its suitcases with hardwood frames and solid brass hardware, as well as soft-shelled canvas and leather options.

T. Anthony continues to remain true to the standards that have carried them into the 21st Century. As an American luxury goods house, their use of the finest leather and materials creates a unique and elegant product offering; one that is accompanied by innovative designs made by highly skilled craftsmen. The end result is a product with the look and feel of pure luxury. The high end luggage line includes a wide range of classic duffle bags, totes, suitcases, garment bags and accessories.

T. Anthony New York, 445 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

For more information about T. Anthony, please visit:

Facebook & Instagram: @TAnthonyLTD



MarieBelle Chocolates

In New York’s famous Soho District is the world-renowned, luxurious bean-to-bar chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates. This holiday season, the flagship retail location at 484 Broome Street offers patrons a sumptuous shopping experience for the eyes and appetite with lavish window displays which aim to warm the heart. The perfect gift, MarieBelle Chocolates are artfully wrapped in luxury boxes with colorful ribbons. Relish in the sweetest gift for any occasion, available in-store or delivered same day anywhere in the Manhattan area.

Crafted with the finest single-origin chocolate and eclectic ingredients, using artisanal techniques are MarieBelle’s signature Ganache. The Holiday Ganache Collection this year is MarieBelle’s Once Upon A Time Collection. The charming boxes are available in 4, 6, 9, 16, 25, 36 and an astonishing 100-piece boxes The signature ganache collections also include the New York set, River of Diamonds set, and other special totes, party favors and a limited-edition Ganache Cake using 65% dark chocolate.

Returning this holiday season is The Nutcracker Box. Showcasing the theme of the one of the most iconic tales, the holiday gift set is elegantly designed to include delicious sweets including: 16-piece MarieBelle Signature Ganache, six-ounce tin of Aztec Hot Chocolate, 125 grams of Pistachio Toffee, 180-gram Dark Chocolate Bar and a cylinder of Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds. More book gift sets offer candy confections in the Luxury, Elegant and Classic styles.

MarieBelle New York (Soho), 484 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

MarieBelle at the Kitano Hotel (Midtown), 66 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

For more information about MarieBelle Chocolates, visit

Facebook: MarieBelleNewYork | Twitter: @MarieBelleNY | Instagram: MarieBelleNY



Macchu Pisco

Surprise your loved ones with a bottle of the finest Peruvian Pisco. Macchu Pisco was founded by philanthropist Lizzie Asher and her sister Melanie. Together the two have crafted an entirely new experience for discerning drinkers when they introduced the sublime spirit of Peru to the United States, Europe and beyond. While the sisters certainly cast a reverent eye toward tradition, Macchu Pisco is singular in its modern purity and complexity, and has been regarded as nothing less than revelatory by craft mixologists searching to concoct utterly novel drinking experiences. Macchu Pisco is currently available online and can be found at the finest restaurants and retailers around the world.

Macchu Pisco is a premium line made 100% from the quebranta grape. It is produced all naturally so, innately, it’s “all the highs without the lows.” Characterized by herbal, grassy and earthy notes, it rests for 1 year before being bottled at the estate.

For more information about Macchu Pisco, please visit:

Facebook: MacchuPiscoDrinks | Twitter: @MacchuPisco | Instagram: @Macchu_Pisco


Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

Hailing from the magnificent 15th century estate in the heart of Tuscany, which was originally built for Niccolò Machiavelli, Villa Mangiacane’s wine collection never ceases to impress. Blended from an exceptional selection of hand-picked Sangiovese grapes and aged for 18 months in French oak barriques, the estate’s Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 recently scored 91 points with the British magazine Decanter, in its panel tasting of 159 Chianti Classico wines from the 2013 and 2014 vintages. “A light dusting of lavender-covered cherry fruit pairs with a creamy spice note on the nose. Underneath there’s a dark chocolate character that’s vivid and deep. A showy, entertaining style with length and complexity.”

By popular demand, the 2013 vintage has been re-released for the festive season.  Best enjoyed in good company, a taste of Italy awaits with every sip of this exceptional wine.

For more information about Chianti Classico Riserva 2013, visit

Those interested in purchasing the wines can email

F: Mangiacane | I : @mangiacane | T: @VillaMangiacane



Harrys of London Contemporary Footwear

Give the ultimate style gift this season – a gift voucher for Harrys of London. Synonymous with innovative design, high quality manufacturing and modern style, Harrys of London is a quintessentially British contemporary brand. When the iconic brand was conceived in London in 2001 by Matthew Mellon, the purpose was to create ‘shoes that feel like sneakers’, and the business defined a new category.

The Harrys of London concept started with the elegant, sporty lines and unique sole of the popular DOWNING loafer, followed by the soft, unstructured Basel moccasin. These styles which we now refer to as ‘the iconics’ were instantly popular and became the benchmark for everything that followed. Today the brand continues to deliver the ultimate wearing experience for men who do not wish to sacrifice style for comfort and vice versa.


New this season, Harrys of London is introducing Harrys For Her, the new women’s shoe line. Just like the men’s shoes, Harrys For Her are made with Harrys of London signature Technogel innersole, which is covered in gel-filled capsules that mold to the shape of your foot, reliving pressure and providing a one-of-a-kind fit.

Harrys of London, 463 Park Avenue, New York City, New York 10022

For more information about Harrys of London, please visit

Facebook: HarrysofLondonOfficial | Instagram & Twitter: @HarrysofLondon


Richard James Bespoke Menswear

Richard James Savile Row opened its American flagship store in New York, located in a landmark building at the corner of Park Avenue and 57th street. The 2,260 sq. ft. interior has been designed by Andy Martin Architecture, which also designed the house’s original flagship London store on famed Savile Row.

Established in 1992 by Richard James and Sean Dixon, Richard James quickly established a reputation for itself as a leading luxury brand that has set the standard for contemporary tailoring and menswear.  In the last 25 years, the label has achieved international commercial and editorial success, whist retaining its cult status among the fashion, pop and film cognoscenti. Vibrant color, clever cut and offbeat combinations set the Richard James collections apart from other menswear designers. The collection is carried by leading retailers around the world, including Barneys New York, Harrods, and Mr. Porter, among other leading retailers globally.

Richard James, 461 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

For more information about Richard James, please visit:

F: Richard.James.Savile.Row | I: @richardjamesofficial | T: @richardjamesrow



The Flex Brush and Spray

The Ultimate Detangling Duo for Wet & Dry Hair

The ideal gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list is The Flex Brush™, the ultimate detangling brush. With an incredibly versatile design, The Flex Brush™ is great for aging hair, thin or fine hair, sensitive scalps, children’s hair, thick or coarse hair, men’s hair and hair extensions. The Flex Brush™ acts as a detangler that can be used to blow dry and style hair, and keeps hair healthy by decreasing damage with its gentle bristles and flexible spine.

To avoid damaging hair during daily brushing and styling, celebrity hair stylist Angelo David, owner Angelo David Salon in New York City, partnered with hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair tools, to create The Flex Brush™. Unlike most conventional hair brushes, the spine of The Flex Brush™ moves forward and back, and side to side. As you brush your hair, it will move with the curvature of your scalp. This helps it naturally detangle the hair and work with it, rather than against it.  To compliment The Flex Brush™, they also developed Flex Spray–a revolutionary leave-in conditioner that increases the hair’s flexibility in order to decrease damage while styling and detangling.

The “Flex” duo detangles safely, massages the scalp and promotes healthy hair and hair growth. The brush’s versatility combined with its flex technology make it the most versatile brush on the market.

To order yours or to purchase it as a gift, visit

Angelo David Salon is located at 420 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017

For more information about The Flex BrushTM, please visit:

Facebook & Instagram: @TheFlexBrush



Manners That Matter Most

By June Eding

Etiquette is one of the most valuable assets a person can have and adopting proper skills will be to your benefit this holiday season. Now in its third printing, Manners That Matter Most is finally available in a convenient paperback format so you can bring this valuable guide with you wherever you go.

Knowing how best to present yourself, and how to deal with others in a direct, effective manner, is paramount in all personal, professional, and social relationships. In Manners That Matter Most – the Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home and in the World – published by Hatherleigh Press, researched and written by June Eding, with a special foreword by Norah Lawlor – covers topics from introductions, greetings and thank-you’s, to the etiquette of modern technology.

Manners That Matter Most, in its third printing, is available from & Barnes & Noble Bookstores in hardcover and paperback.

Facebook: HatherleighPress | Twitter: @HatherleighPr | Instagram: @HatherleighPr


Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life by What You Give

By Jean Shafiroff

This inspirational read by author Jean Shafiroff—which is now available in paperback—encourages aspiring philanthropists to build the fulfillment of giving into their lives. Drawing from her experiences in philanthropy, the volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson authored the practical guide to modern giving, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life by What You Give to empower all individuals to get involved in the act of charitable giving.

This holiday season, learn to identify your passions and interests and discover how they can guide your philanthropic work. Find the best ways to choose a charity that will offer personal fulfillment while also making the best use of your contribution to the cause of your choice. Successful Philanthropy features a special introduction by Georgina Bloomberg, in addition to a foreword by Scott Elkins, US Campaign Director of the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust at Oxford University and CEO of SE Advisors. Elkins salutes author Jean Shafiroff for encouraging others to “help bring about change,” through the text and her philanthropic initiatives.

Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life by What You Give, in its second printing, is available in select bookstores and from Barnes & Noble & Amazon in hardcover and paperback.

For more information about Jean Shafiroff, please visit



NeXa Pilates & Fitness

Give the fitness enthusiast in your life the gift of a complete, whole body workout with NeXa Pilates & Fitness. Located on the Upper West Side, the unique fitness studio brings together top trainers in the fitness industry led by Master Trainer Anna Clark.

Pilates is a fast-paced, perpetually changing chain of movements that are used to get an extensive, full body workout. The Pilates Method applies the 4 S’s of strength, stretch, stamina and stability to challenge the body in a multi-faceted way to create a lasting change.

The fitness studio offers a wide range of fitness classes and equipment alongside a spa with state-of-the-art showers, an infrared sauna and local cryotherapy. Instructors provide their clients with the tools and motivation they need to make their workouts effective for their individual goals. Through a well-rounded, whole body approach, an instructor’s guidance, and your commitment, NeXa Pilates & Fitness is the perfect gift for anyone to achieve the physique they have always wanted.

For more information, please visit:

Facebook: @nexapilatesandfitness | Instagram: @nexapilatesandfitness



Etiquette Guide with

Manor of Manners Founder Maryanne Parker

International business and social etiquette expert Maryanne Parker has been teaching the timeless practice of etiquette in the boardroom, ballroom and classroom for nearly a decade. She is the founder of Manor of Manners, an etiquette consulting business which provides its clients with the confidence, skills, self-awareness, and knowledge that will help equip them to reach their professional and personal goals, using proven methods for easy learning. Manor of Manners specializes in engaging public speaking arrangements, elite coaching and certification programs tailored to the client’s needs. In addition, Maryanne is the author of two number one international bestselling books The Sharpest Soft Skill (about business etiquette) and Posh Overnight (about social etiquette). Both books are available on in paperback and Kindle editions.

This holiday season, Maryanne Parker is sharing her etiquette and manners expertise with: Luxury and International business etiquette Certification program – 3 days – Holiday special $5,500;  Books – bundle – The Sharpest Soft Skill and Posh Overnight – $30.00, FREE shipping; Afternoon Tea – $125.00, including FREE copies The Sharpest Soft Skill and Posh Overnight.

For more information, please visit: Facebook: ManorofManners | Twitter: @ManorofManners