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No Small Affair

jay b millinery!

Good things come in small packages (when it comes to gifts, if nothing else). Though scaled down in size, these fancies will receive big ups.

Statement Pieces
An exquisitely crafted cocktail fascinator, like the Elena, from local salon Jay B Millinery, draws more attention than a whole hat. Not-so-classic skull cuff links can jazz up a slow workday, while tiny bud earrings add punch to any ensemble.

charmed honey!Bold Flavors
A touch of Dori Midnight’s locally crafted Charmed Honey can be dropped into tea to heal what ails (available at Gravel & Gold). A dash’ll do when it comes to the winter sweet spice blend from Boulettes Larder, which can be used in everything from apple pie to lamb roasts.

aphrochic pillow!Room Service
The Haze Mimosa silk charmeuse throw pillow from SF design company AphroChic is just the pop of color any room needs. Let a garden grow in a cramped city space with a bubble terrarium and planting kit from Flora Grubb Gardens’s just-launched online shop.

Stealing Beauty
Give the gift of gorgeous skin with a petite bottle of Nocturne Night Oil from Berkeley’s Marie Veronique Organics. Essential oils from red and black raspberries, lavender, and neroli penetrate deeply to seal moisture into skin.

tipping point holiday card!Five Dollar Words
Tiny print can take on a lot of meaning with a handwritten note in an adorable O-Check Message Bottle. And the luxury of spreading holiday cheer is tops on our list with Tipping Point Community holiday cards, which benefit local poverty-fighting organizations.


Luxury means having lots of options. Check out today’s ShopTalk gallery for patent leather slippers, a chandelier umbrella, and scrumptious stone crabs (delivered right to your door).

Photos: Nicole Best / Courtesy of Jay B Millinery; Courtesy of Gravel & Gold; Courtesy of AphroChic; Courtesy of Tipping Point Community