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BRING ON THE BLING
Want to look like a star for the holidays? Saks Fifth Avenue has teamed up with the red-carpet jewelry designers that A-listers like Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow and others love for a unique collection of snowflake-inspired jewels, ranging in price from $12,500 to $81,600. The 11-piece Snowflake collection includes pendants, brooches, earrings and necklaces from Kwiat, Chopard and Dominique Cohen, among others. You'll sparkle and shine! – Andrea DeSimone
The Saks Fifth Avenue Snowflake collection, from $12,500 to $81,600, saksfifthavenue.com.
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A BRAND-NEW DO
He may be best known for taking Britney Spears from messy to gorgeous, but colorist Kim Vo can work it for brunettes too (Courteney Cox Arquette and Teri Hatcher have trusted their locks to him). And now that the Kim Vo Salon is in The Montage, the newest luxury hotel in Beverly Hills, celebs – and regular folk – find it even easier to slip into see him. For your holiday look, take a cue from head stylist Peter Van de Velde, who says all of Hollywood is hot for updos with bling tucked into their curls. With Tiffany’s just down the street, you could even order up the real thing. – Maureen Harrington
For appointments at the Kim Vo Salon, call 310-860-7854.
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THE A-LIST DRINKING GAME
Poker and charades are celebrity favorites, but for the holidays there’s an even more festive choice: Vino, a trivia game that tests your knowledge of all things grape. The West Hollywood wine shop Mel and Rose, – where Cameron Diaz and Virginia Madsen stock up – recommend the game with their Pinot Lover collection, a set of six legendary bottles of Pinot from the U.S. and Europe, along with the appropriate glasses. Who knows – your score may go up after a few bottles! – Maureen Harrington
Vino ($34.99) and the Pinot Lover collection ($650), available at melandrose.com. For information, call 323-655-5557.
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UNWIND FROM STRESS
Aching after hours of wrapping presents? Go where Hilary Swank, Halle Berry and Helen Mirren unwind, the hot Kinara spa. Spa director Olga Lorencin discovered Hollywood's version of magic fingers – masseuse Damien Archambeau – in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and enticed him to L.A. where he’s been wowing her celebrity clients. Trained in deep-tissue massage, Archambeau's specialty is postural alignment. He’s been working wonders with actors who go from long hours on the set to putting on Manolos for a night out – so those present-wrapping aches should be no problem. – Maureen Harrington
Kinara Spa's Deep-Tissue Massage ($120 for 50 minutes; $170 for 80 minutes), call 310-657-9188 or email email@example.com.
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A SWEET ENDING
Forget the fruitcake. Bring your dessert table up a notch with Vosges Haut Chocolate's Cheese amp Chocolate Collection. Savor the assortment, which includes 28 chocolate truffles, exotic mini-chocolate bars, preserves and five different cheeses, and then flip the bamboo box's lid to use it as a cutting board. Brooke Shields, Jessica Biel and Kelly Ripa are fans of this chocolatier's sweet treats. – Maureen Harrington
Vosges' Cheese amp Chocolate Collection Gift Box, $295 at vosgeschocolate.com.
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Wind down from all the holiday madness at La Quinta Resort amp Club near Palm Springs, Calif., where Justin Timberlake and Tori Spelling have been guests. For $35,000, get treated like royalty with the 2,000-sq.-ft. presidential suite package, featuring a private chef who'll prepare you five-course meals and your own private pool and whirlpool. An extra plus: The suite is your very own casita, tucked away on the resort's 45-acre property. – Maureen Harrington
A week in the presidential suite at the La Quinta Resort amp Club, $35,000, laquintaresort.com
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HAVE A YEAR OF 'BEAUTY'
Jennifer Garner keeps her porcelain skin glowing with English organic skincare line Liz Earle. Put your best face forward this holiday season with Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish Beauty Subscription – and have the line's botanical beauty essentials delivered right to your doorstep every month for a year. It's the gift you can keep on giving yourself! – Maureen Harrington
Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish Beauty Subscription, $301, lizearle.com.
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GO FOR THE GOLD
Jennifer Lopez knows the secret to looking great is also feeling great about what you're wearing underneath. The singer-actress loves lingerie line La Perla, which has created the limited edition Filigrane bra-and-panty set, just in time for the holidays. Made with 14-carat gold thread, it's the right start to get you in the festive mood for your seasonal bash. – Maureen Harrington
La Perla Filigrane bra ($1,730) and panty ($355) collection, laperla.com.
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LOCKS YOU'LL LOVE
Posing for your family's holiday card? Be a real head-turner with Privé's Shine Serum, the lightweight balm that gave Tina Fey's hair its lustrous look at the Emmys. Or, if you want a full, lush hairdo, check out their Shining Weightless Amplifier, which Lipstick Jungle's Kim Raver loves. – Cara Lynn Shultz
Privé Shine Serum ($19) and Shining Weightless Amplifier ($23.50), at priveproducts.com.
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TREAT YOUR 'PUMPKIN'
Make your little one the best-dressed tot at your seasonal celebration in an Ox Kids ensemble made from soft cashllama (a rare wool from llamas found high in the Andes) from Pumpkinheads, the L.A. designer boutique beloved by celeb parents Marcia Cross and Robert Downey Jr. The hand-loomed clothes even have a matching blanket to really wrap them in luxury! – Maureen Harrington
Pumpkinheads cashllama pants-and-top set ($299) and blanket ($345) at pumpkinheadkids.com.
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While your house is filled with the aroma of holiday cookies and a fresh-cut tree, give your signature smell a seasonal makeover with Strange Invisible Perfumes. Cate Blanchett is a fan of the company's Moon Garden scent – a blend of tuberose, jasmine, pikake (a fragrant white flower) and African resins – that's named for the Victorian gardens that bloom at night. – Cara Lynn Shultz
Get Moon Garden ($185 for ¼ fl. oz.) and other exotic scents at siperfumes.com.
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GET A GLOW
To get a camera-ready glow for your holiday photos, go to the facialist Debra Messing, Kristen Bell and Kerry Washington adore. They're devotees of Kate Somerville's L.A. skin clinic, known for its Dermalucent Plus Package, a treatment that uses red and white LED light proven to firm elastin and smooth texture. Go under the light and you'll be ready for your close-up in no time! – Maureen Harrington
Dermalucent Plus Package at Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts, $1,500. For more information go to katesomerville.com
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ADD SOME POLISH
Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson and Eva Longoria Parker have all been spotted at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, known for its swanky salon – and manicures and pedicures by resident nail guru Genia. Like them, you can get the star treatment before your event and indulge in a two-hour mani-pedi by Genia – even while sipping a cool drink poolside as you get your digits done! – Maureen Harrington
To book the Four Seasons mani-pedi package ($130), go to fourseasons.com
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