Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: The Perfect Present for the Sassy Housewife

This is not the equivalent of gifting a vacuum cleaner. This locally designed happy hostess accessory is sizzling. Everything from the sultry red lace, silky lining, and satin ribbon is luxurious. (Including the price tag–$200.) Elizabeth Scokin of Haute Hostess Aprons makes several styles for all occasions, so don’t see what you like? Prefer Saint […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gift for Your Frazzled Friend

A free ticket aboard the pampering train is a sweet deal for any lady friend. I recommend a gift card to La Bichette. Not only will she walk away with a pretty new ‘do, she’ll spend the time in a Parisian-themed salon complete with crystal-encrusted mirrors, buckets of frilly, polka dot umbrellas, and complimentary champagne […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Intimate Gift for Your Besties

If you think it’s odd to gift lingerie to your pals, check yourself. This is no creepy babydoll. This, my friends, is one of my favorite wardrobe staples. The Coobie is, as advertised, the most comfortable bra ever. It’s also flattering, one-size-fits-all, and cheap (under $24). Styles come in scoop neck, v-neck with lace trim, […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: A Good Gift for Scattered Moms and Sloppy Teenagers

I think these massive key chains, dubbed The Big O by local creators Janie Cooke, Caroline Nix, and Jennifer Neuhoff, have life-saving potential. Like, for busy moms who don’t have spare time to spend digging in diaper bags for missing house keys or for Dallas ladies so on-the-go, they could put three personal assistants to […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: A Present for Your Pet-Obsessed Best Friend

Answer these questions about your potential gift recipients and their pets: Is his/her Instagram full of furry things wearing clothes? Does he/she own a car seat for Fluffy? Does he/she show strangers iPhone photos of his/her pet at parties? Does Fluffy have his/her own closet and/or drawer for belongings? Does Fluffy have his/her own Facebook […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: For the Always-Busy, On-the-Go Gal

We all know those types. Likely, we are those types. I don’t know how I was living before I was given a pair of these Yosi Samara fold-up ballet flats by Merge boutique. Countless numbers of celebs sport these year round, but until you own a pair, you can’t know the true bliss they provide. […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: A Gift for the Fashion Forward Geek

Leave it to Nest to discover a purveyor of wicked cool audio gadgets that are both high performance and sexy. ShopTalk intern Margaux Anbouba found these Molami nappa leather knot earbuds on a recent trip to our beloved McKinney Avenue gift shop. Swedish Molami combines function and fashion in these Bight Knotted Earbuds that come with […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Gift: The Best Gift for Your High-Tech Grandma

ShopTalk intern Margaux Anbouba landed a fun find at The Gypsy Wagon, which is no surprise. It’s one of my all-time favorite gift shops. Everything is whimsical and “aw”-inducing. Enter: these Consuela Slip-In Covers for iPads, Nooks, Kindles, Tablets, and probably even the new Microsoft Surface with those creepy dancing schoolgirls. They’re easy to use […]

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