A new column of finds in New York from the eyes of someone who is a “discoverer”...Rhonda Erb

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

It is about time:



The sleek G-Ms by Baby G combines elegance, fun, and durability. $160.00, MSG300-7B1
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Baby G’s water resistant Slim Marine keeps you on time in 30 cities with its world time feature.
$79.00, BG3000-8




The Limited Edition Spike Lee signature G-Shock, designed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the G-Shock watch.
$130.00, DW5000-SL1





For the sports enthusiast, the G-Lide by G-Shock. Limited edition, green with a resin band.
$110.00, GLX5600X-3




For the busy executive, the solar powered Waveceptor watch features atomic timekeeping for accuracy.
$140.00 Q400J-1A


All watches by Casio
www.mycasio.com
Select Macy’s stores


Handbags for Day and Evening:



The elegant Amore clutch, by Clara Kasavina, is hand crafted with silk ribbon on French velvet. The heart shaped frame is plated in gold and accented with jet Swarovski crystals.
$685.00, www.clarakasavina.com
Henri Bendels, New York City





From Gretchen accessories, the Daria baguette bag may be worn as a clutch or a shoulder bag. It is a combination of Italian calf and exotic perch leathers.
$475.00, www.mygretchen.com.

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Elaine Turner’s classic minaudiere, in quilted patent leather, comes in a bright red shade that is perfect for the holidays.
$195.00, www.elaineturner.com


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The Chantal bag from Braccialini is smart and stylish and surprisingly roomy, thanks to its unique shape.
$1189.00, Braccialini, 438 West Broadway, New York, NY 212-334-2441.

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PFYH’s hand crafted Manhattan Tote is made of fine Italian leather and 100% Peruvian baby alpaca fleece. Winner of the 2008 Independent Handbag Designer Award for Most Socially Responsible handbag.
$695.00, www.pfyhalpaca.com



Health, Beauty, and Fitness:



From Three Custom Color’s Watercolours for Cheeks collection. The universally flattering Wallflower shade looks great on lips, too.
$20.50, www.threecustom.com





Linea-Pro has revolutionized the flat iron with pure Titanium plates that heat up in seconds and hug the hair for even heat distribution.
$199.00, www.henribendel.com






Janna Sheehan, perfumer/designer for Trance Essence, has included each of their six scents in the Exquisite Nectar Collection. Pair it with one of their signature candles for a perfect gift.
Collection $35.00
Candle $48.00
www.tranceessence.com







Working out at home doesn’t have to be boring. Michael Olajide Jr. and Leila Fazel, owners of the Aerospace Gym in New York City, bring their innovative boxing workouts to DVD with C.T.B.S. Aero Jump/Sculpt.
$24.99, www.aerospacenyc.com





A serious toning and slimming workout is like child’s play with the Hoopdance Workout DVD from the hoopgirl herself, Christabel Zamor.
$24.99, www.hoopgirl.com


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