The Perfect Host or Hostess Gift

As we enter the season of holiday parties, dinners, cocktail hours, family get-togethers, events, and gatherings - we’ve curated a few of our favorite host or hostess gift ideas to mark the occasion.  Spice up your go-to candle or bottle of wine this year with some of these picks to make a lasting guest impression.


1. Illustrated Desktop Calendar: We fell in love with these beautifully illustrated Inslee desktop calendars at Ellis Hill. Whether you choose the 2016 botanical calendar or the classic calendar, this thoughtful gift will also be a useful one in the coming year.


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2. Decorative Piece: The soothing effects of crystal will add a calming effect well beyond the holiday season. Perfect for a floral arrangement, desk, or even an entryway table - the beautiful assortment of decorative rocks and crystals at St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange will be the perfect statement-making surprise.



3. Cocktail Party Essentials: It’s tough to beat the appeal of these chic cocktail party essentials from Anthropologie. Fall in love with the beautiful decorative accents on the coasters, spice up an evening with a stylish jar of party fortunes, or give the gift of glamour with their gorgeous cocktail glasses.



4. After-Party Brunch: Kick start their time cleaning up the kitchen the morning after a night of hosting with a package of Stumptown Coffee from Royal Blue Grocers and a monogrammed coffee mug from Anthropologie. This thoughtful touch is sure to ease any after-party blues.

What would you add to this list?

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Céline at Highland Park Village


We are pleased to announce the arrival and opening of Céline at Highland Park Village.  Since the arrival of Phoebe Philo at the company in 2008, Céline has renewed a reputation for creating ready-to-wear, bags and footwear of the highest quality available in the luxury goods industry.


With lighting, furniture and accessories designed by Danish artist, Thomas Poulsen, better known as FOS, the new boutique is architecturally driven bringing together a mix of unexpected elements and materials with notes of bronze, terra cotta, marble and concrete. The interior reflects the brands own experimentation in their collections and fashion-forward thinking, sourcing of precious traditional materials, increasingly rare artisanal techniques and handcraftsmanship.


Stop by this weekend to shop this beautiful new space.



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Fall Into Beauty At Bluemercury

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Transitioning into a new season is the perfect time to re-assess your beauty and skin care routine for the cooler months and upcoming holiday season. Luckily, Bluemercury at Highland Park Village is dishing expert advice on how to best transition your skin and beauty regimens. This fall, experience the secret to French beauty straight from Darphin’s Institut Darphin à Paris. Bluemercury’s special Soothe & Nourish fall facial indulges your skin and your senses with Darphin’s new 8 Flower Nectar oil cream made with eight rare flowers and contains over 280 petals in every jar. This treatment will bring a transformative experience to your skin - from a rich cream to an opulent oil that’s both moisturizing and nourishing. You’ll both see and feel the difference.

If you’re looking to update your look for fall, book a complimentary makeover at Highland Park Village with these select revered beauty brands for a limited time:

  • Laura Mercier: Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th
  • Trish McEvoy: Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th

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Bluemercury offers a variety of additional facials and treatments including brow color and styling, microdermabrasion, body massages, makeup application and lessons, and much more. As always, shop their selection of cosmetics, hair products, and skin care collections for him and her in store. So, go ahead and book a spa day for you and a friend! Here’s to a beautiful fall with Bluemercury.




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Anne Fontaine: Breast Cancer Awareness


This month, Anne Fontaine will donate to Susan G.Komen® 20% of the retail sales price of each specially-marked product sold. In combination with other October events, Anne Fontaine is proud to guarantee to Komen a minimum donation of $ 25,000.

To celebrate this collaboration, join the boutique for a special in-store event at Highland Park Village this Thursday, October 15th from 4-8 p.m. to sip and shop. Champagne and light fare will be served.

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Celebrate the Launch of Lela Rose’s New Book

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Celebrate the launch of fashion designer Lela Rose‘s new book, “Prèt-À-Party” this week with Lela Rose at her Highland Park Village boutique.  This Thursday, October 1st, Lela will be in store signing books from 2-3:30 p.m.  This Friday, October 2nd, Lela will be in store signing books from 11am-2pm. And, also on Friday, Luella & June’s, Bradley Agather is hosting a book launch party in the store from 5pm-7pm in the evening.  Mix and mingle with Lela Rose and have your new book signed.

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