Whether you are shopping for someone on your holiday list or are looking for the perfect look for upcoming holiday parties and events, the right jewelry is a must. We collaborated with Schwarzschild Keller & George to share some stunning pieces we are loving this season:
LAGOS Bracelets & Rings: We love the intricate detail in each masterpiece from the LAGOS “Caviar” collections. These pieces are sure to stand out from your attire.
Hearts on Fire Diamond Rings and Bracelets: These dazzling diamond pieces (below: top left and bottom) look amazing when stacked with other bracelets and rings, and can add the perfect touch of glamour to any look.
Roberto Coin and Marco Bicego White Gold Bracelets: The chic Roberto Coin bangle bracelet with 0.50 carats of diamonds and the Marco Bicego “Masai” hand-engraved bracelet with 0.21 carats of diamonds (below: top right) help create a classic and effortless holiday ensemble.
Marco Bicego Yellow Gold Necklace: The perfect finishing touch to your casual outfit, the Marco Bicego 18K yellow-gold hand-engraved “Jaipur Resort” necklace has rose cut cushion mother of pearl.
For more jewelry, or to find these pieces, visit Schwarzschild Keller & George. Be sure to also check out the CHO•ho style section of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living for more fashion.
Once the holidays arrive and the lists have been double and triple checked and everything is wrapped, most of us can finally take a deep breath, enjoy time with family and friends and set aside time for ourselves. Whether you are traveling or staying at home this season, having a good read is a must for some much needed downtime.
From University of Virginia alum to local authors, our area can be credited with a plethora of writing talent. Here are some fantastic local reads to enjoy this season:
Cakewalk by Rita Mae Brown; Fiction
Cakewalk, set in Brown’s Runnymede, follows two sisters who are coming of age in the 1920s in a small southern town on the Mason-Dixon line. Brown, who lives in Afton, Virginia, is well known for her animal mystery series—Sneaky Pie Brown and Sister Jane. Learn more.
Collected Poems: 1974-2004 by Rita Dove; Poetry
This powerful collection of poetry by Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner and University of Virginia Professor Rita Dove is a must-read and a must-have for any library. Learn more.
Fever by Mary Beth Keane; Historical Fiction
This 2013 book written by a UVA alumna explores the life of Mary Mallon, also known as “Typhoid Mary.” This book is set to be adapted for a BBC American and Annapurna Television limited series with Elisabeth Moss playing Mary. Learn more. (Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster)
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham; Fiction
This new legal thriller by Charlottesville’s John Grisham follows law students who discover they are caught in a student loan/law school scam. You can find other works by John Grisham, such as Camino Island, Rogue Lawyer and The Whistler in the “Literature Notes” section of the Charlottesville Wine & Country Living books. (Photo courtesy of Doubleday)
Be sure to follow the “Literature Notes” in each issue of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living for more great local book recommendations.
When the holiday season begins, we are always looking for great local gifts for all the loved ones on our shopping list. Historical sites and homes like James Madison’s Montpelier are great places to look for items that showcase and exemplify our rich and unique area. Here are some of our favorites from the Montpelier Shop.
For the Kitchen
Assorted Mugs from Montpelier: $6.99–$12.99
Half-pound of Montpelier Coffee, Roasted and Blended by Shenandoah Joe Coffee Roasters: $8.99
Virginia-made Jams, Jellies, Preserves and Marmalade: $5.99–$8.99
“Taste of Country Cooking” by Edna Lewis from Orange County, Virginia: $24.99 for Hardcover Edition
Hand-blown Glass Items from Blenko Glass Company: $45–$105
For the Closet
Limited-edition Silk Scarves by Nina J. Design Studios: $40–$55
For the Living Room
Assorted Seasonal Snow Globes by Cool Snow Globes: $50–$54