Celebrate Like a Celebrity – With Luxury!
BLING IN THE NEW YEAR
Bringing your tot to a tree-trimming party? Why not dress them in these reversible cashmere hoodies by Amber Hagen? Just make sure you're not attending the same party as Marcia Cross and Patrick Dempsey – there's a good chance their kids will be sporting the same super-soft sweaters.
Amber Hagen Reversible Hoodies, $135 at pumpkinheadkids.com
GET AWAY FROM IT ALL
After playing holiday party host, why not escape like Julia Roberts has to the St. Regis Resort at Monarch Beach in California. For $75,000, you can indulge in the 'Til the End of Time couples' package, with in-room massages, rose petal baths and breakfast in bed in the presidential suite. The topper: guests receive $50,000 Cartier Balloon Bleu 18-karat-gold watches.
'Til the End of Time package, $75,000, at stregismb.com
GLOW, BABY, GLOW
There's nothing like a little candlelight to make your next gathering chic. But skip those cheap tealights and splurge on dark espresso-colored lights beloved by Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Halle Berry. They're devoted to BURN RARE Candles from Fred Segal STUDIO, posh wicks that come in exotic scents like Javanese Ebony, Cascarilla Bark and Sandarac Balsam.
BURN RARE Candles by Fred Segal STUDIO, $95 at beautyhabit.com
BORDEAUX COLLECTION WINE
Having trouble deciding on party beverages? Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston order their wine from Mel amp Rose, a chic vintner in Los Angeles. This season, they're offering the 2004 Bordeaux Collection, which features nine rich reds, including the highly sought-after Château Mouton Rothschild.
2004 Bordeaux Collection, $4,500, at Melandrose.com
At your next holiday party, why not nosh on these posh chocolates, which Victoria and David Beckham adore. Boule's assorted chocolates come in flavors like Bronte (earl grey and raspberry), Jade (green tea) and – surprise! – Beckham, which is a blend of curry and gianduja (a hazelnut flavor).
25-piece gift box, $55.00 at Boulela.com
PRETTY FLY WAY TO FLY
Forget the hassle and lines at your local airport and fly Silverjet, the exclusively business-class airline loved by Naomi Campbell, Natasha Bedingfield and more. Elton John gave round-trip tickets on Silverjet to Elizabeth Hurley, the Osbournes and other guests to attend his birthday party.
Round-trip tickets on Silverjet, $2,500 at Flysilverjet.com
RECORD YOUR PARTY IN STYLE
Ditch your clunky camera and shoot your holiday party the way Cheryl Hines, Debra Messing, Brooke Burke and other stars do. They tote this limited edition, gold-toned camera, which made its debut at the Emmy gifting suites this year.
Vivitar Vivicam 7500i Limited Edition, $349 at vivitar.com or Conveyor at Fred Segal Santa Monica, 310-458-2800
THE EYES HAVE IT
Get that twinkle in your eye, Hollywood-style, while you're under the mistletoe with Age Intervention eyelash conditioner and mascara. The lush lash product is used on the sets of Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty, and is loved by stars like Molly Simms and Naomi Watts.
Jan Marini's Age Intervention mascara ($85) and lash conditioner ($160), at janmarini.com
Bringing your newborn to visit relatives? Take a cue from mom-to-be Christina Aguilera and travel like a superstar. The singer recently picked up five of these super-soft Little Giraffe chenille blankies (in chocolate and cream) at Los Angeles baby store NoMi. Skipping a traditional diaper bag, Aguilera also grabbed a Petunia Pickle Bottom Society Satchel, in midnight black.
Little Giraffe Plus Luxe Chenille Blankets ($85) and Petunia Pickle Bottom Society Satchel ($350), at NoMi Boutique