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I am sitting at my long marble dining table listening to Michael Bubble’s, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas , and although I do feel jolly , it does not feel like Christmas and my appetite for shopping is rather suppressed this year – (that is a first) BUT I have picked some gifts that will definitely cheer your loved ones up !
Hand-Picked just for you, Posh & IT items of the season,

They are all premium, design-forward and picked with love.

So if you ask me, this year, invest in something that is not fast-fashion when it comes to clothes or fashion accessories and as far as it concerns homeware buy the piece that make you feel good when you are chilling at home.

The past year we have spent so much time at home so it is vital to create a homey and at the same time design-forward atmosphere

My picks for Christmas 2020 are:
DSIGNEDBY Meet the Little Black Dress: The black Kitchen.

As the world spends more and more time home, the kitchen is the heartbeat of daily Life.
From banana bread to cocktail hour, the dsignedby. black kitchen offers an effortlessly chic backdrop adding sophistication and elegance to any design scheme, the black kitchen brings the classic towards the sleek contemporary.
Outfitted with Miele Kitchen appliances, the island features a Corian Night Sky as well as a built in cabinet and sink in the same dark hue.
Providing a sharp and stylish contrast to an otherwise light and luminous setting, the black kitchen adds a dashing touch of luxury.

Vista Alegre and Bordallo Pinheiro

The centenary Portuguese brands. launch new pieces designed by Claudia Schiffer. 
Claudia Schiffer, who in addition to fashion is also passionate about design, established last year a partnership with Vista Alegre and Bordallo Pinheiro that led to the creation of her own pieces, which launched first at Maison & Objet in Paris, one of the world’s leading trade fairs in the interiors and lifestyle sector.

Cloudy Butterflies is the collection name for both of the collaborations designed by Claudia Schiffer,
composed of three pieces in art glass, with the brand Vista Alegre – one centre table vase, one high vase and one low vase – and eleven Bordallo Pinheiro pieces – one giant wall piece, two further wall piecesin smaller dimensions, a vide-poche, one cake plate, two vases, one box, one fruit bowl and two salad bowls, decorated with butterflies in several colours.

 

Bespoke Tailoring: Get him or her the bespoke shirt or jacket they deserve


Find Bespoke’s staple pieces on The Rake soon or visit the beautiful atelier in Anagnostopoulou Street in the heart of Athens, Kolonaki to see upclose the fine materials and designs now also not just tailoring for men but for women too – a new womenswear capsule collection has just launched.

www.bespoke.gr

MANOS GERAKINIS LUXURY SCENTED CANDLES

 

The White Blossom, the Oriental Wood and the Athenian Essence are the 3 brand new candles launched by parfumier Manos Gerakinis.

Sleek and chic in design all candles are handmade, vegan and environmental friendly.
A visit on the website will travel you all around the world via Manos’ very distinct perfumes – Immortele & Rose poetique
my personal favorite perfumes act as the perfect accessory on your boudoir as the packaging and bottle are sublime.
Now, the candles come as a new addition to Manos Gerakinis collection, a very value for money luxury candle at your coffee table!

KUBORAUM sunglasses VIA Johnie Rousso or www.kuboraum.com


KUBORAUM, the Berlin based sunglasses brand has taken the world of trendsetters by storm and its designs are definitely sleek, design-forward and rather futuristic at times.

MARINA ANGELAKI Jewelry Via ZERTEO

If you are to buy a lucky charm, it would better be an iconic one!

Marina Angelaki is a well-known Greek jewelry designer known for her impeccable taste and creativity.
The Capsule is a piece of jewelry resembling to the Bullet a previous design by Marina which I among many others, wore for years and now comes the Capsule to “encapsulate” all the things we wish for a brand new, more optimistic. start in 2021.

Visit the brand’s Instagram and order your lucky charm or the ZERTEO stores in Athens.

REFUGE de la Traye in Meribel:


Buy yourself a ticket to the Alps and visit Refuge de la Traye an eco-luxury alpine home, with six elegant bedrooms boasting gorgeous mountain views; a dedicated wellness area; an intimate dining room with terrace; a cozy lounge with open fireplace; a children’s playroom stocked with an assortment of age appropriate toys and activities; a cinema room; a bijou chapel and fully serviced ski room.

Chalet Hotel Alpen Valley:


In the Village of Combloux, find the cutest 4 star boutique hotel facing Mont Blanc – a quintessential, cozy, winter getaway in the Alps opening the 19th of December, a real balcony to the Alps!

Combining a travel & leisure experience, a long weekend there could be the perfect Christmas gift!
The hotel is home to the restaurant and bar “Le Cellier”, open to all for a local gastronomic experience.
Combining timeless elegance with a friendly spirit, Chalet Alpen Valley Mont-Blanc**** ensures a
welcoming and memorable stay.