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Not-So-Secret Santa

Makeup artist Bobbi Brown divulges where she uncovers her favorite holiday finds.

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Beauty Inc issue 12/07/2007

Query makeup artist Bobbi Brown about her inspiration for a particular color collection and chances are she’ll cite the colors of the flowers in a favorite market stall in Provence or the beads found in a small boutique in Colorado. It’s clear: When it comes to shopping, this is a woman who knows how to mix business and pleasure. So with the holidays upon us, we asked Brown to divulge where she uncovers her favorite finds.

 

Loro Piana
821 Madison Avenue, New York
212.980.7960
loropiana.com
There is no more luxurious gift then a Loro Piana blanket. They’re so soft and warm and it’s something that lasts forever.

Mario Diab Salon
62 Crosby Street, New York
212.226.6595
mariodiab.com
Giving gift certificates to my favorite salon is always a great way to pamper a deserving someone around the holidays. The salon is beautiful and be prepared to get the most natural hair coloring and cut of all time!

O Soleil
7 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, N.J.
973.783.4444
Every time I need a color fix I come here. I get a ton of jewelry from O Soleil. They also have a lot of soaps and room sprays from Provence.

Picaya
101 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride, Colo.
970.728.0954
They have the most inspirational beads there (I’ve started many collections from them!), but they also have great boxes, furniture and clothes from Bali.

Prada
575 Broadway, New York
212.334.8888
prada.com
All of my A+ gifts come from Prada. I particularly love the handbags; they’re cute, simple, efficient and, above all, cool. They can dress up any outfit.

Tory Burch
257 Elizabeth Street, New York
212.334.3000
toryburch.com
Anytime I wear her clothes I feel put together and dressed up. She has great party dresses for the holidays.

Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
8 Quarry Road, Little Falls, N.J.
973.655.6888, 
yoigberramuseum.org
If you have boys like I do, this is a great place to get baseball memorabilia from one of the greatest players who ever played the game. I love getting some baseballs personalized and giving them out as gifts; it means so much to people.
 

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