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My Christmas Fantasy Gift Guide (2009)

So last year, I shared my small Christmas WISH LIST and it was so popular!  This year I’m going to start early and will include some fun, inexpensive, expensive, thoughtful, and not so practical gifts for you to peruse.  Maybe my Christmas picks will inspire you to GIVE this holiday season.  Remember, the act of giving a gift, should be done without any expectation of reciprocation.  GIVE because you want to, not because you have to.

This sexy, sporty, and sophisticated car is sure to please most automotive enthusiasts.  The photo below features a Mansory kit, which transform the Panamera into an aggressive and very sporty look.
Mansory Panamera

Mansory Panamera

And, for all of you eco-friendly folks, let me introduce the electric cupcake car, as featured in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.  Honestly, I’d totally rock this car.

The electric Cupcake Car!

The electric Cupcake Car!

$175 million dollars of Free Beauty products given away


Starting today (Jan 20th), several big retailers will giveaway $175 million worth of free high-end cosmetics as part of a class-action settlement alleging that the stores planned to fix prices. Department stores such as Macy’s and Nordstrom will distribute free cosmetics as long as supplies last to shoppers who bought certain cosmetics between May 29, 1994 and July 16, 2003 to settle claims that the stores violated antitrust laws and tried to fix prices.


All you have to do is show up to the beauty counters at your major department store (if they are participating), sign a form stating that you did buy cosmetic between the dates listed above.  They will be giving an assortment of small and full size products valued up to $25.  =)


Shoppers are only permitted to receive one product made by cosmetic companies that include Chanel, Estee Lauder and L’Oreal USA, among others. Stores participating in the settlement include: Bergdorf Goodman, Bergner’s, Bloomingdale’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Dillard’s, Gottschalks, Herberger’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Parisian, Saks Fifth Avenue.


The following is a list will be distributed, while supplies last, through the stores listed above:

  •     Boucheron (USA) Ltd.:            Femme Eau de Toilette (1 ounce/30 ml) 
  •     Chanel, Inc.:             Coco Mademoiselle body lotion (3.4 fluid oz) 
  •     Christian Dior Perfumes, Inc.:             J’Adore Eau de Parfum (15 ml) 
  •     Clarins U.S.A., Inc. (customers will have a choice of ONE of two products, while supplies last):                                         Clarins Energizing Morning Cream (30 ml) OR Clarins Beauty Flash Bomb (30 ml) 
  •     Conopco, Inc. (distributed by Coty, Inc. on behalf of Conopco, Inc.) (customers will have a choice of ONE of three products, while supplies last):                                                                                                                                                                Calvin Klein Euphoria Bath and Shower Crème (6.7 oz)  OR  Vera Wang Princess Body Polish (5 oz) OR Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker Shower Gel (6.7 oz) 
  •     The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (customers will have a choice of ONE of two products, while supplies last):             Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair (15 ml/0.5) OR Clinique Moisture Surge (30 ml/1 oz) 

These are the only products that will be distributed, while supplies last, as part of the settlement product distribution. Not all products are available in all stores; rather, stores will be distributing products from the participating brands that the particular store ordinarily sells.

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Eat or Shop @ Neiman Marcus.

The “last round” of goodies at the Beverly Hills NM is phenomenal compared to what I saw at the SF location.  You’d think that the “lion” ladies of Bev. Hills would’ve cleaned out NM, but I guess this economy has left their “black card”  (Amex, not the Visa one) nicely snuggled in their python, calf skin, or “blinged” out wallets.


The Neimans in SF was in sad shape, with their measly rack of shoes and handbags from like 5 seasons ago.  Aside from being disappointed with their selection, I eventually found something better to do.  My friend suggested that we grab some good eats  at the restaurant upstairs.  I believe it is called, Rotunda.


The service was good and the decor was beautiful.  I took a few snapshots from my nokia e71, so I could share the view we had from our table.  This is a nice spot to rest your feet and catch up on some gossip with your friends.  I definitely recommend the appetizers and salads.  The entrees were boring and overpriced, and the desert selection was okay.