A unique column of finds
in New York from the eyes of someone who is a discoverer...Rhonda Erb
Anniversary of Echo Design:
New York Citys own Echo Design Group is 90 years
young. The venerable accessories company has always been a family
affair, according to chairman Dorothy Hyman Roberts. Her parents, Theresa
and Edgar Hyman, founded the company, then known as Echo Scarves, on their
wedding day in 1923. The name Echo is an acronym for Edgar C. Hyman
To commemorate this important milestone for Echo Design, Lord
& Taylor recently hosted an event in their Fifth Avenue store, featuring In
Style Magazines editor-at-large, Hal Rubenstein. Customers were able to
view some of Echos iconic scarf designs, which were on display, while
shopping for some of their latest styles, with the assistance of Rubenstein and
members of the Roberts family. The Painted Stripes Silk Wrap (pictured) comes
in three color combinations and is 100% silk on one side and 100% rayon on the
Photo XP-950 Small-in One Printer:
Crafty holiday do-it-yourselfers will love this new Epson
printer. It allows you to create and print greeting cards and envelopes,
professional quality HD borderless photos up to 11x 17, custom
CDs and DVDs and even calendars; so your gifts will be uniquely
your own. Print wirelessly at high speed from your iPhone, iPad, tablet,
smartphone or computer, whether you are at home or away. The sleek, compact
design features six individual Claria Photo HD ink cartridges, a dedicated
photo tray, rear paper feed for card stock, envelopes and specialty media, two
sided printing and a 3.5 touch screen with gesture navigation.
LVX Holiday Trio
2013 Nail Lacquer:
This collection features three dazzling shades
that will add a little glam to all of your holiday looks this season. LVX nail
lacquer is 100% vegan, formulated without harmful chemicals. The shades are
high gloss, long lasting and chip resistant. From now until December 31st, LVX
will be donating 20% of their proceeds to PETA.
Pledge Flats from
The Grosgrain ribbon bow adds a
festive look to these flannel and patent leather flats. They have rubber soles
and a cushioned leather footbed so you can stay comfortably on your feet for
The name says it all for these sparkling, 24-karat yellow
gold-plated earrings. Put them on and you are ready to party the night away.
iPhone5/5S Style Strap:
Keep a firm grip on you iPhone 5/5S. This stylish accessory
keeps your phone securely in your hand, so you can chat or photograph all of
the holiday action without worrying about phone mishaps. Other styles and
colors are also available.
Nine West Round
Rose Gold-Tone Pink Strap Watch NW/1158PKRG:
Nothing is more on trend than rose gold. This watch
features a 40mm rose gold-tone case complemented by a blush pink strap for a
flattering, feminine look
to win this Nine West Round Rose Gold-Tone Pink Strap Watch! Register your
email address at firstname.lastname@example.org before
11:59 PM EST, November 30, 2013. Be sure to put Nine West in the
subject line. One lucky winner will be chosen at random and notified by
Automatic Stainless Steel Watch:
The unique transparent dial gives this watch its
distinctive appearance. Its durable and water resistant so it can be worn
for dress or casual occasions.
Retro Metro Small Sterling Cufflinks:
For the quintessential New Yorker or anyone
who wants to feel like one, these cufflinks are made out of authentic,
re-polished solid brass NYC Subway tokens. They have an oxidized subway track
design edging and sterling silver bullet back closures.
My Drap by
Donatella Arpaia Disposable 12 Piece Placemats:
Set a beautiful table this holiday
season without worrying about your fine linens being ruined by food and
beverage stains. These disposable fabric placemats come on a tear off roll and
are designed to be used once and thrown away or washed and reused a few times.
Coordinating disposable napkins are also available.
of Natural History:
Always a popular destination for visitors and locals alike,
the American Museum of Natural History has opened two new attractions just in
time for the holidays. Dark Universe, the new space show at the Hayden
Planetarium, promises to give audiences a greater knowledge of the
structure and the history of the universe using scientifically
accurate, and stunning visualizations. No 3D glasses are needed for this
visually spectacular trip through our galaxy.
Did you ever
consider the role of poison in nature, history, even fairytales? The Power of
Poison exhibit allows visitors to explore everything from poisonous frogs to
Shakespeares witches from Macbeth, conjuring over a toxic cauldron. There
is even a live presentation about a real life poisoning case and the science of
Finally, dont forget to check out the annual Origami
Holiday tree. The theme this year is Wicked, Wild and Wonderful, inspired by
the Power of Poison Exhibit. The Tree features over 500 hand folded models of
snakes, spiders and frogs as well as dinosaurs, elephants and more. The tree
will be on display until January 12, 2014.
American Museum of
Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City
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