HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2013
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS, LADIES It’s that time of year again — can you believe it? We are so excited to launch our second annual Holiday Guide and share it with all of you. You’ll find fun, unique gifts for everyone on your list, while supporting PVD Lady Project members and their companies. This year’s guide features 100+ gifts from local, female-owned businesses, articles from our members, interviews with local shop owners and much more. We are thrilled to introduce more editorial this year - giving our members an opportunity to truly be involved in this guide and showcase their many talents. There are many things we love about Lady Project, but our favorite remains how we continue to find new ways to connect, work together and inspire each other. The fashion spread in this 2013 guide is a perfect example- check it out, the shoot was 100% member-made – the hair and makeup, photography, styling and art direction. Our awesome members worked together to create this gorgeous feature, which is a stellar new addition to the 2013 guide. 2013 was a big year for Lady Project. We kicked the year off with our first birthday bash followed by our inaugural Lady Project Summit. We even launched the next Lady Project chapter in October in New Haven (HVN Lady Project) and we’re launching BOS Lady Project this January. By expanding to new communities, our networks will grow and members will be able to connect with other like-minded ladies all over the country. In 2014, we’re officially launching Lady Project 501c3, with an amazing board that will help us think strategically and continue to grow across our communities. In the coming year we’ll be launching our new website, blog, enhanced member benefits and even more Lady Project chapters. We can’t wait for the Summit on April 12 at the Southside Cultural Center, it’s going to be even bigger and better than last year, so mark your calendars! We are making big waves, lady, and we couldn’t do it without you. Here’s to an AMAZING 2014. Cheers, Sierra, Julie + the Lady Project team
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A Clever Girl’s Guide to Wrapping Handpicked Gifts For: Leading Ladies
What’s in Stock for the holidays? 14
Sierra & Julie — Our Holiday Picks Member Spotlight: Joanna Read Cotter 26
Lady Project Wishlist
Staying Organized (AND SANE!) for the holidays! 30
Holiday Gift Guide
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(written and photographed by Kate Huot of Featherweight Printing)
When the holidays roll around, many of us make lists and set our holiday spending budgets. One category that often goes overlooked is gift wrap. We budget for the gifts we need to buy, but forget about the wrapping paper, tissue paper, bags, bows, and gift tags that accompany our gift. We end up running out to CVS at 7pm on Christmas Eve for one last roll of tape. But not this year. This year we will be prepared, we will spend as little as possible, and we will even get ahead for next year’s wrap-a-palooza. Places to buy things: Although the registers at your favorite department stores are stocked with the most elegant and trendy wrapping papers you have ever seen, these are usually not your most cost effective option. Discounted tubes of paper at your local Bennys, Job Lot, etc. cover your packages just as well as the embossed and glittery papers of department stores. Try to find plain color papers that you can dress up with bows and use for occa-
sions other than Christmas. Not thrilled with what the discount stores have to offer? Grab a roll of craft paper from your local craft or art supply store. These rolls typically come with many more yards and give you endless wrapping possibilities for years to come. Frugal tips and tricks: You will inevitably need to put some of your gifts into gift boxes. When buying your gifts, ask if the store has gift boxes. In fact, even if you are buying something for yourself, ask if you can have a gift box. The more free boxes, the better. Each year I save every box and bag and most tissue paper that I receive gifts in. (It’s not considered hoarding if it’s neatly tucked away in a corner of your craft room.) If you have yet to start your own gift supply hoarding collection and you absolutely must buy plain gift boxes or bags, places like Job Lot are great for the basics. It is also good to stock up on white tissue paper, and then buy smaller packages of accent color tissue paper. As for tape, it’s worth getting the good stuff, and probably worth it in the long run to get the multi-pack. Keep your eye out for sales and coupons.
Get crafty: One way to keep all your wrapping supply costs at a minimum is to keep them within a similar color scheme. This way you can buy ribbon in bulk and donâ€™t have to worry about it not matching half of your presents. Another thing to keep in mind is avoiding patterns or colors that might be a short-lived trend. When buying (or accumulating) wrapping supplies, use materials that are plain enough to be dressed up from year to year. Some great ways to dress up a plain craft paper package are stamps, stencils, and sharpies. In keeping with a gold and craft color scheme, I can stamp or stencil a pattern to create my own wrapping paper, or draw a design with metallic gold Sharpies. I can dress up the boxes with an elegant gold bow made of wire ribbon, or a pouf made of tulle. I can keep it simple with a knot tied with jute string, and tuck in a few elements from nature like twigs, dried leaves, or a pinecone. If you are giving a bottle of wine as a gift, you can use the brown bag from the liquor store, dress it up with the same stamps, ribbons, and natural elements to make an elegant and relatively inexpensive presentation. Once your holiday shopping is complete, light a gingerbread scented candle, put on The Nutcracker soundtrack, get crafty, and Happy Wrapping!
HANDPICKED GIFTS FOR :
Between all the amazing women in our lives the holidays become a time for panic when shopping for the ladies we love. Fear no more! We have great gift suggestions handpicked for every lady in your life.
Noon Designs Hand fabricated, 14k gold fill classic champagne Swarovski earrings $44
Love At First Night Hottie Cover, designer flannel cover wraps around a European Fashy thermoplastic hot water bottle $35
Featherweight Printing Enjoy Print, 8x10 letterpress print printed on 100% cotten paper $10
Alayne White Spa Online Instant Certificates, give the gift of beauty by email or print at home options $100
Fraggles & Friggles Cuddling Cuttlefish Onesie, not only cute but also adorably nerdy! $15
Stella & Dot Love Charm Necklace, Sterling Silver, 16” + 2” extender, lead & nickel safe $69
Joy in My Studio “Budded Frost” Silk Scarf, freehand painted $55
for the holidays? The PVD Lady Project caught up with Jan Faust Dane, owner of Stock Culinary Goods on Hope Street in Providence to ask her about her store, her holiday plans, and what itâ€™s like to be a female entrepreneur in (photos courtesy of Stock and Featherweight Printing) the Creative Capital. When did you know you wanted to own your own business? I think the entrepreneurial fire has flickered in me for some time, but as my children got older I realized I wanted to spend more time with them, not less. Funny then, that I would start a business, because at least in the first year, I've seen them less than ever. But I look at the long game and as Stock gets more cemented in the community, I appreciate that I am someplace where they know where to find me, they know my hours, which are predictable, and they get to see the dividends of working hard at something you love. Now when I come home, I'm really home and with them, and I don't find myself worrying about things outside of my control. How did you come up with the idea for Stock? Stock is really the culmination of many jobs and hobbies. For starters, we haven't had a party or vacation in the last twenty years that didn't start and end with everybody in the kitchen, cooking, eating, laughing, drinking. The kitchen is the happiest room in our home and I view Stock as an extension of that. I felt I wanted to put that community aspect back into
the kitchen store business. It seems like it has been relegated to the malls and online, but I really wanted to create a welcoming space where people could gather around the preparation and presentation of meals. My last few jobs prepared me as well. Prior to this I was the Director of Culinary Education and Food Forager at the Ocean House, a Relais & Chateau resort in Watch Hill. And before that, I spent years writing guidebooks to the best independent retail stores and restaurants in North America. So Stock is really the dovetailing of caring about food, caring about local business, caring about independent approaches to something so primal. What's the best part about being a female entrepreneur? Just recently I was at a Merchants' Association meeting and I realized that our street is dominated by women entrepreneurs. I think we get into it in the beginning because we feel it will bring some control back into our lives. But that takes time. The immediate benefit is that we get to watch something grow and flourish, which I think is just hardwired into our systems.
What's your favorite part of your job? I adore the flow of people in and out of the store and how I am constantly making introductions between people I think should know each other. Sometimes, we've all just met, but it's a very extroverted environment and if you come in, there's a good chance we'll loop you into some conversation about food, cooking, restaurants, dining experiences, pop culture. It's very chatty around here. We do stay out of politics though. :) What's on your Christmas list this year? Well, from my store anyway, it is a copper pot from DH & M. We just bought a home where the previous owners had a whole rack of French copper pots. They were gorgeous and they set the bar high. But they didn't have any of these: Each one is handmade by Jim Hamann, a true artisan right here in Rhode Island. They are the absolute manifestation of form and function. And oh how they gleam. Outside of my store, I always want USA made clothes. They are hard to find, but worth the effort.
What are some of your favorite products at Stock? My favorite products in the store are big wooden salad bowls; I can't get enough. Mine are made in RI and Vermont. On the other end of the spectrum, I love teeny bowls made by a ceramicist in Barrington. And the holiday season means the return of the gilded oyster shell garlands from WeeHeavy in Cranston. I can't think of a better holiday item. What's your favorite Holiday tradition? I'm a real holiday fanatic. Although our family is a mostly unobservant band of semi-Christians, we celebrate Seder every Spring as a nod to my husband's Jewish grandfather. So what unifies that with Christmas is the ritual of bringing people together at a beautifully set table for a big meal. I like the table loaded, the conversation loud, the lights dim and the candles bright. And I think that is what unites us all, regardless of our religion or creed.
Jan Faust Dane, owner of Stock Culinary Goods, pictured above
Anything else you'd like to add? I just can't imagine being in a better place in a better time than Providence, RI right now. I'm from Portland, Oregon originally and came here most directly from Brooklyn. Both of these communities have been bursting at the seams with creativity and city pride and it's something I've thought kept just eluding us in this gorgeous capital city. But in the last few years, I think there's been a major shift and people are proud again to be from Providence. I can feel the whole city quickening with original thoughts, industry and events. I feel very fortunate to be here now.
756 Hope Street Providence, RI 02906
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Holiday SoirĂŠe This super glam spread is truly a member affair â€” from hair and make up by Luniac Glamour to styling by the combined efforts from Shoppe Pioneer and SUEDE and all member models. Our amazing members take their talents to the next level and look fabulous while doing so. Photographs by Cat Laine Art Direction by Mihaela Hinayon
LEFT TO RIGHT- On Devinat: dress, thrifted, $34 at SUEDE; necklace, stylistâ€™s own. On Davani: Dress, Nicole Miller, $68; Necklace, J Crew, $150; All at SUEDE. On Read Cotter: dress, Greylin, $142; necklace, $54; bracelet, $28; all at Shoppe Pioneer. On Thomas: dress, thrifted, $33 at SUEDE; necklace, $18 at Shoppe Pioneer.
On Devinat: fisherman sweater, D. Ra, $78 at Shoppe Pioneer; wide leg pants, Susan Troy, $260 at Shoppe Pioneer; assorted bracelets, vintage, $23 at SUEDE; assorted vintage necklaces, $18-24 at the Vault; claw necklace, stylistâ€™s own.
On Read Cotter: dress, $38 at the Vault; necklace, Shoshanna, $55 at SUEDE; shoes, BCBGMAXAZRIA, $36 at SUEDE.
On DeMello: dress, Darling, $82; earrings, $16; all at Shoppe Pioneer.
On Davani: handmade vintage sequined dress, $175; vintage purse, $13; all at SUEDE.
On Thomas: silk blouse, Vintage Claude Bennett, $89 at SUEDE; leggings, $11 at Forever 21; shoes and suede purse, personal.
Sierra &Julie our holiday picks
This dynamite duo gives us their favorite gifts to give & receive!
Paperchat Shoppe MADEWELL Happy socks x Madewell trouser socks $12
Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope Typography Quote, 8x10 print $26
J. Crew Chevron Infinity Scarf, other colors available $68
RISD WORKS STORE Recycled cotton canvas, snap closure and interior pocket, 16” high / 10” wide / 5.5” deep with 40” adjustable shoulder strap $24
Amazon Owl cookie jar $20
Kiel james patrick Baileyâ€™s Cottage Scallop Oxford $98
goldie blox Goldie Blox and the Spinning Machine, a book series and building games for girls to inspire future engineers $29.99
RI Library Association Tattooed Librarians of the Ocean State 2014 Wall Calendar $15
M E M B E R
S P O T L IG H T
JOANNA READ COTTER Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PVD LADY PROJECT MEMBER?
Q: WHAT MAKES YOUR SCARVES EXCELLENT GIFTS TO GIVE?
A: Over two years!
A: Giving someone one of my scarves is like giving someone a piece of wearable art. Each piece is unique. Some people even use them as table runners, handbag accessories, etc. Plus, one can NEVER have too many scarves, don’t you agree?
Q: IN A FEW SENTENCES TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS: A: I create freehand painted, one of a kind silk scarves made with nontoxic materials, inspired by nature and imagination. The creative process brings me tremendous joy, hence the name of my business. Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE HOLIDAYS? A: Spending time with loved ones and soaking in gratitude!
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BEING A MEMBER OF THE PVD LADY PROJECT? A: PVD Lady Project has connected me with so many talented and interesting women in the state and I’m so grateful to be a part of such an inspiring network. Also, I’m really digging the monthly active nights, where we try all sorts of fun fitness-related activities together!
Q: BEST GIFT IDEA THIS YEAR? A: Anything local, and handmade is a bonus! You don’t need to go very far to find something for everyone on your list — Little Rhody has it all! 24
CONNECT WITH JOY IN MY STUDIO
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THE SYRUP SHOP
100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup
Maple Syrup! It’s basically like giving the gifts of waffles, and if waffles are good enough for Leslie Knope, they’re good enough for anybody in the world. ”
$60 Bronze Sunset Rock Earrings
“ Worn dressy or casual, these are perfect! Made in the USA ” Heirloom Sweater Boots
Sweater boots, the gift that keeps on giving... and keeps on keeping your feet warm :) ” ZIFT IT
T S I L H S I W T C E L A DY PROJ Some of our favorite Lady Project team members share some of their favorite gifts for the holidays!
Illamasqua Nail Varnish Duo
Tis the season for sparkly nails!
$34 Fiona Apron How festive is this apron? Iâ€™d love to be wearing this while entertaining this winter! 27
STAYING ORGANIZED (AND SANE!) FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
MAKE A LIST AND CHECK IT TWICE!
Utilizing whichever system works best for you, whether it be the old fashioned pen and paper or using your smart phone, create a task list for everything that you would like to accomplish this holiday season. I recommend having a calendar handy to map out a timeline for your tasks and create categories for each. Be realistic in your approach, being a busy time of year it is important to remember you may run into unexpected scheduling conflicts, impromptu invites and the unavoidable need for rest. The most common categories to focus on for a perfectly organized holiday season include gift giving, menu planning, holiday card lists, decorations/gift wrap and the most important- time for you. Read on for tips on tackling each category that will leave you wondering why you were stressing in the first place!
MANAGING YOUR HOLIDAY TASKS
Now that you have created your to-do list for the holidays and are ready to run with it, managing it is important.
Listing everyone on your gift giving list and jotting down what you would like to get them is a surefire way to effectively tackle your shopping. Understanding and sticking to your budget is also a must. Indicate a dollar amount next to the name of each person on your list. If questions come up such as “is this gift too expensive?” Or “maybe not enough?” Remember it is not the price tag, it’s the thought that counts. Decide where and when to shop as well. Planning out your shopping route is a huge time saver. A little tip to beat the holiday masses, hit the stores during odd hours such as midweek during the day. Mall shopping not your thing? If you decide to shop online be sure to include a reasonable window time for delivery.
Large family gatherings during the holidays, including holiday parties, call for lots of food! If you are the host, the key ingredient is preparing in advance which will decrease your stress level. When putting your menu together don’t be shy, ask for help! Communicate with family and friends on who can bring what dish. If you are a guest, finding out in advance what to bring is important. Keep your menu and recipes together in one file on your computer, or in a folder. Having a menu to reference each year will help in planning ahead.
DECORATIONS & GIFT WRAP
Decorating and gift wrap are an essential part of the holidays. Whether you keep it simple with a few decorations and uniform gift wrap, or attempt to replicate Macy’s in Herald Square these tips have got you covered.
LAUREN SILVERIA FROM
ORGANIZED FOR LIFE
HOLIDAY CARD LIST
You may have all of the addresses needed for your holiday card list, but they may be scattered throughout your phone, address book and randomly written on post its. Gather up your address list and consolidate them onto one easy to reference template. Missing anyone? Send them an email and ask them to provide their address for you. Keep this template handy and you will be set for years to come. Keep a budget in mind for your holiday cards as well and don’t forget the postage! Set aside some time, turn on some holiday tunes and even recruit some help. Before you know it your holiday card mission will be completed.
When it comes to wrapping gifts always take inventory on what you may have left over from last year. Once you know what you need, purchase your gift wrap in advance and store everything in one spot. I suggest using a bin dedicated to your holiday gift wrapping supplies and label it. Store pens, scissors, tape, gift tags, tissue, ribbon and bows, etc. Create a gift wrapping station and wrap gifts as you purchase them. Wrapping gifts a few at a time will help to avoid being up at 1:00 a.m. Christmas morning trying to pull it all together. Decorating for the holidays should be fun and is the perfect excuse to get creative, never stress about the details! Scheduling time is key so you aren’t decorating in a frenzy. Prep before you commit to a decorating date by going through your lights, ornaments, wreaths and other décor. Check for any broken pieces or things that may need replacement.
TIME FOR YOU
Lastly, but certainly not least, is making time for yourself. While the holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate our families and friends, you can’t forget to make time for you! Throwing the holidays in the mix amongst our already hectic lives we may forget to take a time out. Do some shopping alone, take a yoga class or just take an afternoon doing what makes you happy. You will feel refreshed, recharged and ready to take on the rest of your holiday tasks! 29
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The holidays are upon us, and our amazing gift guide helps you take the guesswork out of gift-giving.
Gingerbread House SIN Celebrate the holidays with a gingerbread house. Get a kit for $24, assembled for $48, with cake for $80 Please Contact Sin: firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 369-8427
Pink Agate Cell Phone Case D. S. Brennan Photography Slim, impact-resistant phone case featuring my mineral photograph of beautiful pink agate.
Wendyâ€™s Wonders Knit Bow Headband luniac glamour Handmade wool knit bow headband. Comes in a variety of colors, perfect for any girl, any age!
OMI Clip-On Hair Extensions omi hair extensions With OMI Hair Extensions you can wash, style, and dye the hair as you would your natural hair. Our clip ons also vary in hair thickness ranging from 120 to 200 grams of hair.
Colorful Scarves shoppe pioneer We have a plethora of vibrant color scarves for the upcoming weather. They make a great gift for you or someone else.
Vigo Protective Wine Carrier vigo The technology behind VIGO has protected wine bottles from drops of up to 50 feet. Not that it takes nearly that kind of drop to break your favorite bottle. And guess what our boating friends, it floats too!
Quilted Color Wheel Clock Ewe Have Me In Stitches 12-fabric color wheel clock in dresden pattern. Colored fabrics are pieced together and appliqued on black (or white) background. Black background is free-motion quilted in a loopy pattern in dark gray thread.
Handmade Travel Journal Kristin Crane Handbound book made using maps of Rhode Island. Providence is featured on the front, and Newport on the back. Book is handsewn using a coptic binding, and opens flat for easy writing or sketching.
Pocket Angel Charm - Love Ahlers Designs Our Pocket Angel tokens have an angel on one side and words on the other. Constructed of hand cast pewter, they feel great in the hand and comfort the heart. Hand cast reclaimed pewter. Made in the USA. Includes Serenity Prayer Card
Upcycled Button Down Shirt Apron Connect the Dots Crafts This apron is created from an upcycled button down shirt. I try to pick fun and funky colors (plus whatever my dad and brother clean out of their closets!) to create full aprons that are great for the kitchen. Keep clean with style!
PATH Fitness Ladies’ Holiday Survival Package PATH FITNESS A variety pack including 2 personal training sessions and 3 group exercise classes (excludes yoga).
Custom My Méz Tray MY MÉZ Picture perfect furniture that is made to order in the USA. My Mez combines functionality and art by creating unique home accessories. Handcrafted with eco-friendly birch, the tray is topped with a photo and treated with our water and alcohol-proof gloss.
The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide MsMindbody Giving a copy of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide is like giving a packet of seeds; many wonderful things can grow from one simple gift. For an extra touch, Kate also signs every copy that goes out.
Thank You Cards sojourner house These thank you cards were printed with images made by Sojourner House clients. 100% of all donations for these thank you cards go directly to support individuals and families impacted by domestic violence.
Artisan Foods & Culinary Accessories Oil & Vinegar Make Oil & Vinegar Greenville your online destination for â€œ tastefulâ€? gifts. Lady Project members, through Dec. 31, 2013, enter promo code PLP10 and get an extra 10% off your purchase. All orders over $100 receive free shipping.
The Gift of Organization organized for life In todayâ€™s busy world there are many factors that can contribute to lack of organization. Incorporate function, simplicity and the opportunity to have more time and energy for what matters most. All gift certificates include a free consultation.
Handcrafted Solid Bronze Antique Stamp on Brass Chain
WOLF AND PEAR Vintage Warrior Woman stamp from Germany is used on bronze to create this powerful piece. Hung on 16 or 18 inch brass chain.
Photo Session Gift Certificate Jaime Marland Photography Wedding and lifestyle photography. Gift certificates perfect for family portraits, head shots, engagements, newborns and more!
I Knead You, A Shirt for Cat Lovers
Fraggles & Friggles This shirt is screenprinted by hand onto a super soft shirt made from a blend of cotton and jersey polyester using water based, non-toxic ink. The design showcases how ‘kneading’ as well as ‘needing’ can be one in the same in that they are both a sign of love.
$20 Are You Pregnant With a Dream?: A Guidebook for Bringing Any Dream to Life
Create Your Life! Are You Pregnant With a Dream? is a whimsical, detailed guide that offers numerous tools, breakthrough exercises, inspiration, and personal narratives to support every phase of bringing your dreams to life.
Aroma Spa Collection Forever Living Products Indulge your senses with this 3-piece collection of our new aromatherapy spa products: Relaxation Bath Salts, Relaxation Shower Gel, and Relaxation Massage Lotion.
Beauty Spa Gift Certificates FACING THAYER Give the gift of beauty and relaxation! Facing Thayer Beauty Spa & Boutique Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for everyone on your Holiday list!
Gift Membership Urban Greens Food Co-op Urban Greens Food Co-op is a consumer owned cooperative working to open a fullscale retail grocery store in Providence, RI. The store will provide and promote healthy, affordable, sustainably-sourced, and local food options.
Gift Certificates Vintage Girl Studios $100 off Rhinestone, Pearl, or Diamond Sessions & Gift Certificates thru 2/14/14 Sessions $295-450. Must mention “PVD Lady Project Holiday Guide” when booking your session.
Sailor’s True Lover Bracelet Ravel Studio Inspired by traditional knot work, this bracelet is a unique, bold, feminine item, perfect with any outfit! The clasp is Ravel’s signature design and entirely unique to our products. All materials and manufacturing is done locally in Rhode Island.
“I Am” Butterfly Necklace believe i am This butterfly necklace is composed of the words “I AM” and serves as a visual cue or reminder of the characteristics you want to bring out in yourself. There are three hearts featured in our butterfly pendant, each one symbolizes a different meaning of “heart”, fitness/health, courage, and love.
365 Food Calendar 2014 Rhode Island Community Food Bank Created by 16-year-old chef and food blogger Catherine Amoriggi of Warwick, this 2014 wall calendar features professional photos of Catherine’s dishes along with her original recipes. She’s seasoned the calendar with facts about hunger and the Food Bank.
Rediscovering Your Inner & Outer Beauty Women’s Retreat (Spring) half full, llc Rediscover what makes you unique, beautiful and confident. Attend personal development workshops designed to work on your inner beauty, then accentuate your outer beauty as you experience your favorite historical era at your vintage-style photo shoot. Walk away from your all-inclusive weekend with a plan for moving forward, an amazing photo montage and a renewed outlook for life.
City Dining Cards: Providence Rhode Island Community Food Bank Contains a deck of fifty $10 discount cards for excellent locally owned restaurants. Trust me -- you know the names of these places! They are some of Providence’s finest. Each card is worth $10 off a food bill of $30 or more (tax, tip, and alcohol not included). $11 of the purchase price is donated to the Food Bank.
Custom Made Bracelets a different kind of fine One-of-a Kind, custom made bracelets made of beautiful vintage findings (glass stone, shells, beads, metal, and bone) and bright industrial cord. Made to order. For everyday. Casual, Funky, and Bright! Brighten someone’s day!
Interior Design Consultation Fresh Nest Color & Design The interior design consultation gift includes a 1 hour on-site consultation. We will begin with what’s working in the space and what’s not. We’ll discuss logistical problems, such as furniture placement and functionality challenges like storage. And much more!
“I Am Strong” Running Bikini Set Dear Kate & Believe I Am Can the right underwear help you achieve your dreams? Set of two.
Rhode Island Constellation Print craftland Original Design featuring a Rhode Island Constellation created from the true sky map of the summer night sky. This is a high-quality digital print which has been printed on bright white, uncoated cover stock. This print measures 8.5”x11”
Engagement/Couple Photography Session
two moon photography Engagement/couples photo sessions usually run at $250 but because you heard about it through the spectacular Lady Project Gift Guide receive $50 off your gift price!
25% ( $30) off a 4 week Session of Sewing Instruction west side sewing studio 25% ( $30./one free class) off the purchase of a 4 week session of sewing classes, regularly priced at $120.00, discounted to $90.00.
HD Bling Ring harliquinn designs Hand mixed clay and handset Swarovski Crystals give these rings their BLING! Ring base is Silver or Gold plated and adjustable.
Earrings by Studio Devinat Studio Devinat Inspired by natural elements, our jewelry is a twist on feminine details with a modern cool edge. All our jewelry is handmade from sterling silver & laser cut lightweight Ultrasuede fabric in our Providence studio. There are 12 beautiful colors to choose from and fabric is hand washable! All earrings are 20% off exclusively for the gift guide! Please use â€˜GIFTGUIDE2013â€™ at checkout!
$32 - $118
Holiday Cheer Letterpress Card foxtrot press Celebrate the holidays with this modern typographic letterpress card!
Give the Gift of Education! College Bound Fund Use our online gifting tool, which makes it easy for friends and family to make any dollar amount contribution to a CollegeBoundfund account.
Cape Cod Beach Tote Cabo Cado NEW artwork includes even MORE Cape Cod! Graphic ink colors match fabric colors 100% Made in America 20” W x 16” H x 4” G with 25” Cotton Web Handles. 4” x 6” Interior Pocket. 10 oz Environmentally friendly natural cotton. Re-useable Tote Bag. Machine wash cold, line dry
Chug-a-Lug Leather Mason Jar Cozy
stock culinary goods The Chug-A-Lug is a leather cozy that slides snuggly onto a mason jar, offering an alternative vessel to disposable paper and plastic cups. Made in Warren, RI, it is equal parts practical and stylish.
Spiegalau IPA Glasses Stock culinary goods Jointly designed by Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head breweries to maximize the IPA drinking experience. With high-quality German glass (the same used by sister company, Riedel) and designed with a unique ringed base, the glass funnels aroma and flavor up for the ultimate hop experience.
Lavender Pintuck Duvet (Queen) Binka Designs Binka Designs specializes in custom and designer bedding on a budget. This duvet is hand-sewn, made from 100% cotton broadcloth. Request a color, or design your own!
Angel Wing Birthstone Necklace Luna & Stella Each necklace begins with a single sterling silver or gold vermeil angel wing pendant, to which you can add your own unique combination of birthstone charms. Necklaces start at $70, depending on selected charms
Greeting Cards (Pack of 10) kate salvi photography Photo greeting cards made with a glossy 4x6 original photo and recycled card stock. Photo is easily removable for framing. Photo subjects range from city scenes to floral images to animals etc.
Special thanks CREATIVE DIRECTOR Sarah Dillonaire CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kate Huot, Featherweight Printing Lauren Silveria, Organized for Life SHOOT CREDITS ART DIRECTON Mihaela Hinayon PHOTOGRAPHY by Cat Laine, Painted Foot WARDROBE STYLING Jay Davani for SUEDE Natalie Morello for Shoppe Pioneer HAIR + MAKEUP Kristen Marrah + Kayla Resendes for Luniac Glamour MODELS Jay Davani, SUEDE Meghan Cowan Devinat, Studio Devinat Amy DeMello Joanna Reed Cotter, Joy In My Studio Shenaye Thomas, ChareeAmor SPECIAL THANKS TO Piya Sarawgi Ian Travis Barnard Photography Ashley Gingerella-Oâ€™Shea
ON COVER: On Read Cotter (left): dress, Greylin, $142; necklace, $54; all at Shoppe Pioneer. On Davani (right): dress, Nicole Miller, $68; necklace, J Crew, $150; all at SUEDE.
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