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December 2014 - Houston

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DECEMBER | PAGE 44 | 2014 KENNON EVETT For both boho chic and prepsters on your list, gray-hued baroque pearls threaded on strands of leather work beautifully in both worlds. $400, at Indulge. WE TURNED TO SOME OF THE MOST STYLISH PEOPLE WE KNOW — OUR PAPERCITY CONTRIBUTING EDITORS — TO PULL TOGETHER WHAT THEY MOST WANT TO GIVE … AND RECEIVE … FROM LIFE-CHANGING TRIPS AND A ROLEX WATCH DESIGNED FOR SCIENTISTS TO A DESKTOP BAR WILLIAM POWELL WOULD LOVE. GREATGIFTING DIANE DORRANS SAEKS CONTRIBUTING EDITOR — DESIGN H idden in remote regions of Rajasthan in northwest India, The Serai Jaisalmer and Jawai camps surround guests in low-key luxury and privacy. These two Suján-owned tented properties, with Raj-style interiors and handsome red-turbaned male staff, don't exactly qualify for roughing it. Hip young owners Anjali and Jaisal Singh offer safaris for leopard and bird sighting. To discover: the profound silence of the desert and Rajasthan's majestic beauty. Information, F or celebration: My new go-to wine comes from El Molino Winery from California. They produce a Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay — that's it. Both are very full bodied and well-rounded, but not heavy at all. It's my house wine now, and everyone loves it. You can order online, which is what I do. Chardonnay $60, Pinot Noir $65, through For my chums who love to spend time behind the range, I'm pulling together unique cookery accouter- ments and serving pieces foraged by Anita Jaisinghani during her frequent pilgrim- ages back home to India. Prices vary, at Pondi Bake Lab in West Ave. Jawai Camp Serai Jaisalmer camp in India C ecil Beaton's brilliant wit and spirit crackle in this highly opinionated history of 50 years of changing taste. Included in this re-edition of the 1954 classic are Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior and Beaton's 150 line drawings. Dashing! The Glass of Fashion (Rizzoli), $29.95. D elRae Roth's newest perfume, Wit, is her frisky and vibrant homage to Daphne flowers. In counterpoint to seductive floral notes is a hint of fresh Meyer lemon and rose leaf. Wit can make spring seem so much closer. $150, through Barneys New York, With the recent reopening of the Musée Picasso in Paris, this lavish slipcased collection is vividly celebratory. All the Picasso favorites are here, including photography, sculpture and works on paper. Inspiring. Picasso's Masterpieces: The Musée Picasso Paris Collection (Flammarion), $200. LAURANN CLARIDGE CONTRIBUTING EDITOR AT LARGE GREG FOURTICQ JR. CONTRIBUTING EDITOR — DESIGN F or her: a classic piece of Verdura jewelry, such as this signed and numbered 18K yellow-gold Theodora cuff with 9-carat sapphire, 5-carat emerald, 5-carat amethyst and 31 other gemstones. These are truly investment pieces. Celebrating their 75th anniversary with a retrospective in NYC, Verdura jewels have been worn by a who's who throughout history — from the Duchess of Windsor to Greta Garbo. These are heirlooms waiting to happen. $97,500, at Neiman Marcus, For him, my latest watch obsession: the Rolex Milgauss. Like so many Rolex watches, this one was designed in 1956 with a purpose: It was designed for scientists and can withstand magnetic fields up to 1,000 gauss. Today's version has the same simple look as the one worn by nuclear researchers in Geneva, but with added enhancements. Love the version with a blue dial and green crystal. $7,650 at Tenenbaum & Co. Studio Paravicini is one of the last ateliers to produce unique, truly freehand- painted dinnerware that's glazed for everyday use. There's a vast array of choices, and each can be customized. My favorites are the celadon plates depicting bees, dragonflies or fish and your initial (mine with red Fs arrive next summer). Prices vary, through My hubby has been eying this Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable at Sid Mashburn for months and has moved it to the top of his Christmas list. Bonus: Our sons, who are always at a loss about what to get the guy who has nearly everything, can repurchase the albums he regrets throwing away years ago. $400, at Sid Mashburn. Love me, love me a knot! Santa, I need this stunning gold-plated brass cuff by Jennifer Fisher. In yellow or rose gold. $435, at Studio Paravicini hand-painted plates

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