SANTA CUTIE, THERES ONE THING I REALLY DO NEED…: LUXE LOCAL GIFTS

Santa baby, forget sable (it’s gross), slip one of these luxe local gifts under the tree for me…and hurry down the chimney tonight…

THE THREE WISE MEN REALLY WANTED TO BRING THE GIFT OF GOSSIP:  NEW “YOU SAY WHO

Stunning “Make Me Blush” necklace [photo left] featuring hand cut stones tied around the neck with luscious silk charmeuse designed by beyond talented and fancy-pants jewelry designer – part-time Ocean Grove resident – Gerard Yosca.  He is so modest about his talent his response when I asked to write about him, “Why would you want to write about me?”  Yosca’s jewelry is sold in Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman in NYC and exclusively at Bodega Shoppe, locally.  $200.

Heaven’s 33-inch Cameo Glass Lamp features layer upon layer of colored glass carved so the various greens, blues and oranges of the mountainscape glow like nothing I have ever seen before when lit.  Heaven on Cookman Avenue, $600.

At 22 pounds, the Strida 5.0 Folding Bike [photo right] weighs less than many women’s handbags and has no bike-chain (it has a belt made of Kevlar) so there is no mess no grease when your favorite commuter packs it up to jump on the train.  Shelter Home, $800.

Cookman Avenue is home to one of the most dramatic, environmentally smart chandeliers around.  The Michael McHale-designed 13-bulb square chandelier blends the discarded with the divine, featuring distressed brass pipes and fittings with the splendor of the finest Swarovski crystals.  “Michael is known for using materials you never thought could be the cornerstone of such high end gorgeousness,” said Scott Hamm of Shelter Home.  $6500. 

Handmade “eclectic romantic” “Gretta” fantasy 21-inch tall clock and barometer made by Luna Bella.  “All the clocks from this company are as if Tim Burton did furniture,” said Robert Legere, laughing.  “And the ‘Gretta’ clock is on the tame side.”  Robert Legere Home, $525. 

Stunning English sterling silver sugar caster, circa 1899, by Thomas Bradbury of Sheffield England is nine inches in height and fully hallmarked.  Shore Antiques Center, Allenhurst, $595.

Solid Bronze Recumbent Tiger [photo left], 19 inches in height, 49 inches toe to tail, circa 1960, finely detailed casting, features appealing patina.  Shore Antiques Center, $2800. 

Twelve months of unlimited yoga classes for your favorite Yogini.  Multiple classes daily at Yoga Bliss.  Yoga Bliss in Wanamassa, $1500. 

The wine lover on your fantasy gift list will loose their grapes over a limited edition reserve of Abacus Cabernet Sauvignon [photo right] by ZD Wines.  A carefully blended mix of 10 vintages, this wine is said to have “the vitality of youth, carefully blended with the complexity of age.”  Who wouldn’t want that in a beverage…or a man?  Spirits Unlimited in Wanamassa, $344.

Richard@TheBPlot.com

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