gift giving guide: allison's wish list

Our longtime contributor Allison Reynolds — and style editor extraordinaire — spent a day dreaming about her wish list. Here’s what she’s fantasizing about finding under the tree this year.


Flocks Pouf, at DWR, $800. I love this!!!!


Herend Moose, at, $500. I triple love this, saw it in the window of a Jackson Hole, WY shop.

A Hydrangea Blue tree, at, $4.50. Love!


La Cornue CrnuFe Stove at Williams-Sonoma, $8,000. Oh yeah!


Ladder No. 2 a painting by Robert Perillat. I want this painting; it’s in a Woodstock gallery. It’s also 8000 bucks.

A Donna Cole pet painting. I want a portrait of Owen Meany.


Lucha Loco at AMMO Books, $50. I bought this for a friend.

Vixen Opera Glasses, at, $20. To see Hansel & Gretel better next month.


Marni Short Sleeve Dress at, $925. To go with my Jimmy Choo patent leather Ramona bag (sympathy gift).

Katai Coat Rack by Chris Martin at the Artful Home, $1400. In person this is a work of art.

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Allison: what a great wish list. I second everything on it. And I was so pleasantly surprised to see you included a Donna Cole portrait. I love her work. She’s on of the only pet painters I think really gets it right–as art, not an ersatz rendering, if that makes any sense. Wouldn’t it be great, too, to get one of those stoves! Just sitting under the tree…



Oh my Lord with caramel sauce! Those picks are so eclectic and special. I love the notion of owning opera glasses and a stove as elegant as Lady Di. Please keep posting round ups, as these gifts have more meaning than many I see in magazines. In this age of rampant luxury consumerism, your selection is thoughtful, beautiful and utilitarian.
Bravo sweet Santa!
Monica Corcoran

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Just wanted to thank you for including my fathers artwork in you brilliant wish list, ahh for a stove like that !! and the coat hanger is brilliant !.
I am thrilled every time I hear such wonderful things about my fathers work, any chance you would do a story??
I am just day-dreaming out loud..
thank you again Allison, from my family.