Color is thee thing for accessories this winter. Gigi python embossed totes by Graphic Image are fashioned in the latest bold tones and have the quality craftsmanship and function ladies on the go love. Graphic Image is the nation’s premier manufacturer of high-quality leather accessories and bound books. The Melville-based outlet is a savvy shopper’s delight, featuring the finest quality, style and selections at the best prices. Discerning clients can now shop direct at the outlet, located at 305 Spagnoli Road. Call (631) 249-9600 or log onto graphicimage.com for details. Pulse readers receive 20% of holiday shopping now through December 24.
Give the gift of confidence. Give the gift of radiance. Leading Dual Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. James Marotta has developed a luxurious line of skin care products that offer medical-grade results in the privacy of your home. Women and men can achieve a more youthful and healthy complexion with the MarottaMD Signature Skin Care Line available in three strengths and priced from $13—$116 ($170—$195 for the complete five-piece set). Gift certificates are also available for all services at Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery, including Injectable Treatments like Botox®, Restylane and Radiesse, Total FX CO2 Fractional Laser Treatments, Ultherapy, Photo Facials and Microdermabrasion, as well as all surgical procedures. Call (631) 982-2022 or visit MarottaMD.com.
When it comes to small packages, Ambalu Jewelers of East Hills has a long history of pleasing the hard to please clientele. The discerning buyers of this family operated business are focused on providing classic styles, exquisite craftsmanship and the absolute best possible quality stones and settings. Surprising additions to their base collection are pieces that hint at an exotic influence. Shown here are timeless pieces from their collection: drop earrings just over 3c, diamond ring with 2.42c center sapphire and bracelet featuring 3.75c in round diamonds and 2.6c in baguette. The classic 5×7 platinum frame exemplifies the exquisite home and tableware Ambalu is also coming to be known for. Tele: (516) 626-3595. Web: ambalujewelers.com.
Admit it, chocolate is not a last-resort gift. It is the incomparable way of saying, “Sweet, delicious…yes, you are, thank you.” What makes it special, is coupling unique arrangements that speak to the receiver’s personality and taste(s). Gourmet gift baskets featuring Godiva, Mrs. Fields cookies, old-fashioned fudge, hand-dipped pretzels (just look at the M&M beauties shown here), truffles and other gorgeous indulgences are just the beginning at Jackie’s Baskets. This formidable online resource is your go-to for intimate and corporate deliveries alike. Gifts can be themed for any occasion from “Tee Time” to tailgate, sporting events, movie parties or whatever your heart desires. Call (888) 458-6622 or go to jackiesbaskets.com for your custom creation.
The Girls Room is an eclectic fashion forward boutique filled with designer apparel, shoes, jewelry, accessories and customized gifts. After becoming one of the most sought out destination boutiques on Long Island, owners Debbie Farber and Bonnie Blueweiss extended their love and passion to the virtual world and proudly launched shopthegirlsroom.com. Featured here are a few of the many unique holiday gift ideas. Suede embellished clutch by Linea Pelle, shearling fingerless gloves by Renée, cuff and earrings by Alexis Bittar, monogram necklace by Jennifer Zeuner and Love necklace by Sydney Evan are the perfect accessories to the latest fashions (or a gift card). Visit them online or at their Woodbury location. Call (516) 364-7050.
Beauty, like art, should be curated to an individual’s taste, expression and inner feeling. R. J. West (Huntington) approaches the world of cosmetics, skin care and fragrances in this way, testing each item to ensure only the favorites of their highly educated staff make it to the boutique’s shelves. Forget in-store cosmetic counters, this is a beauty destination catering to clientele who are as sensitive to their inner beauty as they are the outer. Featured lines include ReVive, Trish McEvoy, Armani and Bond No. 9 in addition to those shown here (Laura Mercier and Molton Brown). Call (631) 271-2108 or visit rjwestny.com for gift sets (and cards) that are as stunning on the counter as they are on your special someone.
You love her smile…you love his laugh. What’s the one thing that makes a gift for you both? Zoom Teeth Whitening by the Jurim Dental Group! Forget what you think about dentists and dental procedures. Located in Woodbury, Jurim Dental Group is the brainchild of the family by the same name specializing in smile makeover success since 1996. The top-of-the-line dental office focuses on implants, restorative therapy and comprehensive cosmetic dentistry with unparalleled results. At-home kits, like the Zoom packages shown here, are a good start. Call (516) 677-9010 or visit jurimdentalgroup.com for more information.
Recently, some of Huntington’s finest in the beauty industry got together to do something special. They created Haven, a place to relax, recharge and recommit to beauty with hair and mini-skin treatments. Locals have already been pouring in, but the products are getting out, too. Hair treatments, like those shown here, will be a welcome addition to your lovely one’s vanity—as will a gift card for in-salon services. Call (631) 923-2211 or visit havenhairspa.com for details.
When it comes to swimwear and intimate apparel, Blum’s (Patchogue) is the end all be all. It’s the place to go when you need “just the right thing.” Whether you’re jetting off to warmer climes for the holidays, or planning a spring fling, or maybe just getting ready for the pool (or hot tub) at that winter resort, Blum’s has your number, literally. Shown here are separates by Trina Turk and Michael Kors, just two of the top brands at Blum’s—don’t worry, that gift card won’t go unused, either. Call (631) 475-0136 or visit shopblums.com.
Bocu has been setting standards in the beauty industry since 1987. The Commack-based salon is recognized as a leader in hair design, creating looks that are current, unique and flattering to each client’s needs—Bocu is all about you! The Jericho Tpke oasis draws its following from points north, south, east and west, who seek the personalized attention and expertise of the accomplished staff. A gift card for Bocu’s spa services is just the thing your special someone needs. And it’s made all the better by Bocu’s unique line of sodium chloride & sulfate free shampoos, conditioners and styling products. Tele: (631) 499-1300. Web: bocusalonandspa.com.
What your special sweetie really wants is a personal luxury consultant. Given the busy lives we Long Islanders lead, it’s not an absurd request. Toronto-based Feri has its roots as a custom jewelry designer dating back to the 1880s. Recently, they’ve been branching out with both their product line and their branding, keeping a keen eye on catering to red-carpet royalty, but within a modest budget. Just ask stylists (or Jennifer Lopez), Feri features quality designer handbags, like this Coral, and all the novel baubles to fill it. Shauna Murray, your Independent Luxury Consultant, can be reached at (650) 752-9498. Shop her exclusive collection at globalwealthtrade.com/skaymurray.
There are two things a girl loves: Spa and jewelry. Give the gift of both…
T.Carlton’s Spalon of Smithtown is an oasis of beauty. The spacious, design salon on the main floor offers top hair services from cut to color to treatments. Downstairs, a relaxing atmosphere awaits—as do skin and nail treatments, massages and even laser hair removal. Call (631) 584-9393 or visit tcarltons.com for details about custom packages, gift cards and specialty products, like Michael O’Rourke’s Rock Your Hair and LipToxyl, either of which go great in stockings.
Once a lady is feeling good, she wants to look good. Adami & Martucci is the next big thing to sweep the jewelry scene. Imagine a gauzy rope of silk…the lightness of it, the pliant threading…now imagine it in handcrafted sterling silver. Mysterious? Yes. Extraordinary? Definitely. The Window Shop, based in Northport, has recently added this sophisticated line to their chic collection of classic jewelry. Interchanging the Mesh necklace with Seta bracelet and Dune earrings and stackable rings is a way to experience all the lines at once (as shown here). Casual and chic, Adami & Martucci is sure to be the favorite new import from Italy. Visit The Window Shop on Main Street in Northport. Call (631) 239-5450. Oh, and they have Pandora, too.
Glenn Bradford is more than just a jeweler. He is an artist who happens to work in diamonds and precious gems and metals. His inspirations are earthy, spiritual and even metaphysical. Lines under the GB umbrella draw from the mystique of pixie dust, as in the diamond dust pendant shown here, zodiac signs as in his “What’s Your Sign?” charms, and Buddha, the symbol of harmony and Zen. Bangles, like these precious gemstone pieces, and simple earrings (though distinctive elaborate ones are available), complement any look. Visit the Glenn Bradford design boutique in Port Washington. Call (516) 767-1600 or visit glennbradford.com.