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A Few of Her Favorite Things: Lauren Sherman

Posted in Shop/Book Reviews on November 8 2010, by Plant Talk

Lauren ShermanMuch as you would expect from the editor of a website called Fashionista, Lauren Sherman is a stylish young woman. But, unlike some of her fashion news peers, Lauren steers clear of dressing in all black (most days) and gratuitous trends, opting instead for an eclectic, self-confident mix of girly and masculine that comes off as classically feminine.

It’s a sensibility–inspired by much-loved trips to Europe with her technology-blogger fiancé and time spent living in London–that carries through to her “Favorite Things,” a list of gracious, classic gift picks from the Shop in the Garden.

Enamelware Luncheon Plate SetFor the Host or Hostess
I love the the vintage-inspired look of this dinnerware. Plus, the red and white landscape isn’t as cloying as red and green.

Beatrix Potter: The Complete TalesFor Kids
I love buying books as presents, and Beatrix Potter was so important to me as a little girl. I would love to pass these stories on.

Celia Birtwell Gardening ToolsFor the Gardener
Anything with a Celia Birtwell print gets my vote.

Baby's Breath NecklaceFor Her
I love how delicate this necklace is–I’d give it to my mom or a friend. It’s ageless.

Landscape for LivingFor Him
For the gentleman who is obsessed with mid-century design, this landscaping book, published in 1950, is sure to fascinate.

Cali Tarocco CandleFor Me
I’m obsessed with candles–this orange and olive oil scented one is just delicious.

NYBG Orchids Note CardsFor the Artist
Artists are sentimental, which means quality stationery won’t be wasted. I’d give these to someone who will appreciate John Nugent Fitch’s illustrations as much as I do.

Want more gift suggestions from your favorite bloggers? Then watch this space! We’ll be featuring many more in the upcoming weeks.