Local gal Ada Polla, founder of spa skin care line Alchimie Forever, is one of the savviest gift-givers we know — from thoughtful presents to artsy wrapping, she's got the art of chic surprises down to a science. So naturally, when we needed some budget-friendly (but fabulous!) gifts for all those beauty junkies on our list this year, we turned to her. A frequent traveler and no-fuss hair-and-makeup maven, Polla came up with a selection of covetable confections under $50 that will satisfy pretty much every lady on your list. Because there's no better thank-you for a solid shoulder and a sympathetic ear than some extra-indulgent pampering that begs for "me time."
We haven’t met a designer collaboration we didn’t like. So, ever since we first glimpsed Aldo Rise’s partnership with London-based Ostwald Helgason last Fashion Week, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the moment we can finally get our mits on the goods from the duo’s dive into the handbag-and-footwear realm. Well, the read
We’ll never stop shopping at our favorite big-box stores. But, sometimes, it’s those smaller, hidden gems that feel infinitely more special. Combine that under-the-radar quality with an ethically sustainable business, and you have South Carolina-based Proud Mary — an e-boutique that works exclusively with artisans read