By The Sunday Nation
The festive season is now upon us and for those of you who haven’t finished your shopping or given your home a festive touch, here are some suggestions to make the holidays both colourful and special.
Luxury Spanish brand Loewe evokes a sense of the holiday season by playing with colourful stripes to create a graphic punch for bags, purses, wallets, silk scarves and irresistible bag charms.
The primary visual theme underscores Loewe’s newest technique of marquetry, in which the three-dimensional bags are hand-assembled from laser-cut leather fragments in different shades in a perfect combination of craftsmanship and modern innovation.
A new and small iteration of the ladylike Barcelona bag is available in plain colours and in stripe-printed calf and nappa. For a more humorous touch, check out the green-forest Frog purse made from calf as well as instantly desirable panda and elephant charms.
Other must-buys include the smaller size Meccano pins and the coveted calf knot key rings in new palettes.
Find out more at www.Loewe.com.
Multicolour Puzzle Bag, Bt87,800
Electric blue Hammock bag, Bt86,300
Multi-brand lifestyle concept store Another Story at EmQuartier welcomes Christmas and the New Year with a series of innovative gifts under the theme “Polar Express”.
Inspired by Santa Claus, North Pole and winter, the decorative goodies include Broste candle houses and aromatic painted candles from Denmark, log-inspired pillows and baskets, Antic Line wooden skiing shoes, Pega Design changeable colour lighting, Hoashi wall clocks and Hoff decorative dolls in polar bear and reindeer designs.
Gift ideas include Omy colouring books from France, D&M candle holders from Denmark, red suitcases for children, an Ecua Andio panama hat made from natural fibre, Sleeveless Garden money clip, Anni Jergenson feather ear cuffs, Emin & Paul off-shoulder smock tops and pink Greek-style sandals made with PVC.
Another Story is on the fourth floor of Helix Quartier building of EmQuartier.
Broste candle house, Bt500
Anni Jergenson feather ear cuffs, Bt2,500
Danish brand Pandora brings colour to your life with a new range of hand-finished jewellery in four themes. The Cosmic Beauty features a burst of faceted midnight blue stones and trails of shimmering cubic zirconia on sterling silver. The Patterns of Frost draws its inspiration from a frost-covered landscape with luminous tonal crystals in artistic patterns decorating rings, earrings and charms.
The Celestial Tales is a stellar series of galaxy-inspired designs with bright bursts of shining silver. Dazzling star trails are reimagined on the undulating forms of a stone-set bracelet and matching earrings.
The Magic of Christmas borrows the unique design of the decorative ornaments first used in the 1700’s to adorn Christmas trees. The series features faceted stones baubles with sweeping lines of shimmering stones, sterling silver festive icons and glittering charms in seasonal motifs.
Find out more at www.Pandora.net.
A snowflake-inspired bracelet with the message “unique as you are”, Bt3,550
Santa Claus on a sleigh, Bt2,250
Leading American skincare brand Burt’s Bees offers a choice of attractive gift sets made from natural ingredients and in packaging fashioned from sustainable and earth-friendly materials. For those with dry skin, a perfect gift is the Hydration Plus set containing an Intense Hydration Treatment Mask, Milk and Honey Body Lotion and Intense Hydration Nourishing Water Mini made from Clary Sage.
There’s also the Ultimate Body Care box with Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream, Ultimate Care Body Lotion, Beewax Lip Balm and Res-Q Ointment to relieve inflammation, insect bites and bruises.
The Body Essential set protects with Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm and Almond Milk Mini Hand Cream.
To nourish your lips, Burt’s Bees also has a special collection of Lip Balm in seven flavours – mango butter, acai berry, pink grapefruit, pomegranate, honey, ultra conditioning and beeswax.
Find out more at www.Burtsbees.co.th.
Acai Berry Moisturising lip balm, Bt280
Pamper Your Body, Bt1,950