The ART of Gifting: A Guide to Gifting via Auctions from Skinner, Paddle 8, Christie's, The Real Real & More

Looking for a unique gift? Something rare? Uber luxe? Sparkly? Turn to an auction. For the 'no-holds barred' budget to the budget conscious, there is something for everyone.  And yes, art can be gifted. Check out the selections and sales below for photography, prints, and paintings galore. Collectables, decor, even fine jewelry, curated by this new crop of online only auction sites (Paddle 8 and the Real Real), and the usual suspects, Christie's and my local fave Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers.


Michelle Hinebrook Deep Crimson

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Rosemary Meyer Lemon French 75 Cocktail Recipe: For the Hostess


My host/ess gift this year? Inspired by my latest cocktail, a rosemary & meyer lemon French 75.

Rather than arrive with the standard issue bottle of wine (been there, done that, will probably still do that), I'll be rolling with the ingredients for a signature cocktail. Great way to share the delicious cocktail cheer and help ease the bar tending burden for your hosts.

For holiday party number two this week, I will be armed with all the ingredients to make a few batches of this sweet, tart, flavor explosion.

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Scalamandre Inspired Gift Guide


From top

Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish

C Wonder Zebra Plate

Serena and Lily Zebra Crib Sheet

Anthropologie Zebra Bust

Scalamandre Haute Decor

Sloane Zebra Tote

PaperSource Zebra Stationary

Scalamandre Maison Pillow

Alice and Olivia Zebra Blouse

Scalamandre Wallpaper (background)


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