Travel the world without leaving home, thanks to François Pralus, a master French chocolatier who created this sampler of dark chocolates made with beans from Tanzania, Madagascar, and eight other cocoa-centric regions.
These macaroons are one of Kate Spade designer Deborah Lloyd's favorite things. "I'm good about not snacking at my desk," she says."But when I'm in Paris, it's an absolute disaster because there are so many wonderful things. The macaroons are almost too pretty to eat."
Because these sandals are handsewn, they require less adhesives and cements. Also, nontoxic vegetable-dyed leather is used in lieu of man-made products for uppers and linings. A small step for sandals, a giant leap for womankind.
If you can't send your mom to the tropics, why not send the tropics to mom? R.F. Orchids has literally thousands of exotic varieties of orchids and will deliver a different one in full bloom four, six, or—if you really want to be a petal pusher—12 times a year.
This brilliant 1.5-quart stockpot allows you to cook in it, measure ingredients in it, freeze food in it, pour with ease, and seal for freshness. It's only a matter of time before it does your laundry and takes you dancing.
Pour room-temperature water inside these disposable mitts and booties, and they turn toasty warm (they're lined with a mineral-and-salt solution that generates heat when it absorbs water). Slather on your favorite moisturizer, slip into them, and in 10 minutes you'll have silky hands and feet—without the price tag of a salon mani-pedi.
Pangea Organics' gift packages come stocked with bar soaps, shower gels, and lotions and arrive in a stylish (really, skip the wrapping paper!) recycled box inlaid with spruce seeds—soak them, plant—and in two weeks a baby Spruce tree will appear, along with, we assume, softer skin.
Avant-garde jewelry, offbeat ceramics...some of the world's best-educated artists (alumni and faculty) supply the Rhode Island School of Design's store—where design insiders shop—relaunching this month in the institution's new Jose Rafael Moneo–designed Chace Center building.