Some of Our Favorite Things

(Caroline’s gift ideas from Open Book, November 30, 2020.)

Julianstyle. Cotton masks with VirusGuard Nanoscreen filter that provides 95% droplet protection in compliance with the CDC; protects you and those around you; adjustable, comfortable, machine washable; 4 sizes. Made in New England, USA.

Books, both Opened and Closed
Thank you for supporting authors and your independent book stores

A few of our favorite book stores:

Politics and Prose in Washington DC.

Parnassus Books in Nashville (co-owned by Ann Patchett and Karen Hayes; with a wonderful story on the website of how it came to be).

Book Passage in the Bay Area.

Izipizi Reading Glasses
also available from their website.

Japanese Rainbow Chopsticks

Mariage Frères
Paris Earl Grey with Bergamot is a favorite; but you cannot go wrong.

Ching Ching Cha tea house in Georgetown.
Ginseng Oolong is my favorite, but there are so many to discover and love.

Middle Kingdom Porcelain
Bo Jia and Alison Alten established the Middle Kingdom kiln to broaden porcelain traditions for a modern audience. They also work with guests artists. I got Scott this coffee cup in 3 sizes.

NRF Gallimard Notebooks

Ecrire (writing)

Le Livre à Venir (The book to come)

Les Plaisirs et les Jours (Pleasures and days)




Also available at the Museum of Modern Art store.

Animal Figurines

Schleich figurines


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