Jeff’s 3 Favorite Things – Holiday Gift Guide


A dear friend sent me one of these to serve at a dessert party, and despite our having baked for over a week, this little frozen nugget stole the show! It’s really dreamy, from the consistency of the cake to the creaminess of the icing. And with seven layers of each, you’ll be in heaven. I’ve ordered them from Caroline’s directly and their site is HERE. They come frozen so you can get them in advance or send them as a gift without worrying if they will arrive intact. If you want to send me one, just let me know and I’ll give you my address (wink).

I just love their clothes! I needed a shirt on the fly for a conference and happened upon this line by accident. That shirt has become my absolute favorite – blue and white gingham of the most luxurious Italian fabric. YUM. Feels like a vacation every time I put it on! I’ve since bought another and a couple of polos. Really great stuff, well designed, beautifully fitting. Shop here.  

This was a gift to me from my dear friend Friley in Naples, Florida. She is the epitome of a gracious and generous giver, so watching her example made this book come to life for me. The Go-Giver is a guide on how to be truly successful in any business by first lending support, expertise, information and connections to others. It’s a heartwarming story of Joe who learns that changing his focus from getting to giving—putting others’ interests first and continually adding value to their lives—ultimately leads to unexpected returns. It’s an easy read and sure to help any reader find greater happiness, not only in business but in every aspect of life. Thank you Friley for sharing this with me! You can find The Go-Giver HERE.  

Lately I’ve been shying away from wearing cologne. But, this scent is pulling me back in the other direction. It’s clean, distinctive and subtle when worn sparingly. At least that’s what I’m telling myself as I spray over and over! It’s my current favorite so you can tell me in person what you think next time we meet. You can buy it from Ralph Lauren directly by going HERE.

This powerful little speaker will rock your world! The sound quality is astounding, as is the bass when you really want to “feel” the music. It’s so portable I travel with it, set it on the edge of my shower, and take it out to the pool… all despite having wired speakers everywhere! Bluetooth connection makes playing music a snap from your phone. Click to view BOSE SoundLink Mini

I just love my watch, and not really even because it’s a “Rolex,” but more so that it’s such a quality piece that looks great and works even better. It’s kept perfect time for 8 years now. And, I also love what I paid for it – less than half of retail. If you’re looking for a great timepiece, check out Bob’s Watches HERE.

If you know me, you know that I like beautiful clothes. Nobody helps me stay in step with my own style more than the incredible Marcel Roling at Ralph Lauren in Chevy Chase. Shopping is always an experience with Marcel – ever thoughtful, ever stylish. I wear everything from their jeans to the tux I was married in. He’ll find you the perfect item or gift, in store or from around the country, all while making your entire experience truly world class. Contact Marcel at 301-633-3798 or by email.

I recently had the honor and privilege of meeting Brad and Bryan Manning, two amazing men on a mission to end blindness by donating 100% of their clothing company’s profits to funding research toward a cure. Their mission is so worthy, so pure, so personal, and so creatively genius. See their <a href=”” target=”_blank”remarkable journey here and shop their sumptuous clothing again and again HERE. THANK YOU!

I’ve been using Kiehl’s skin care and moisturizers since I first found them on Lincoln Road in Miami many years ago. Now I shop with Foster in the Georgetown store. My favorites are Facial Fuel followed by Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30. Must be working. Would you ever guess I’m really 128 years old?

I love giving these apples to say “thank you” or to brighten somebody’s day. They are HUGE, delicious, come beautifully wrapped, and are so special you can’t help but smile when you open one! I’ve always gotten rave reviews and certainly wouldn’t mind receiving one myself! Of course I had to quality control test one before deciding they were good enough to send!

This is my favorite fragrance for summer, and it’s perfect for both men and women. Despite its formulation for warmer weather, its quite perfect in any season and I seem to find myself wearing it year round. I can’t get enough although I try to restrain myself. Do let me know if I cross the line! It comes in two sizes and, while I love Hermes, I buy it online at a fragrance shop and save about 50%. Enjoy. Order Un Jardin en Mediterranee here.
Let me know what you think. The good, the bad, the ugly, the sublime! Send me an email or give me a call anytime at 301-442-8533. 

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