Nov 21, 2010

A few of my favorite things...

Over the next few weeks I will be channeling my inner Oprah by sharing some of my favorite things for gift giving and to spruce up your home for the holidays.

First on my list of things to buy and share is a sophisticated new take on the traditional dog bed by my pals at Fleabag Beds. Designers and co-founders Sabina Vavra and Chelsea Hernandez are the minds behind the swanky new line of dog beds that will wow even the most discriminating urban hound. Out with the boring old plaid and fleece and in with fresh new designer fabrics by Kelly Wearstler, Windsor Smith, and Trina Turk to name a few.

Washable and durable, the beds come in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from $68.00 to $108.00. Shop online at

Next up - You don't have to be a fan of Barbra Streisand (but who isn't?) to appreciate the tremendous amount of energy and meticulous detail invested in the design of her 3 acre coastal estate consisting of four seperate structures which she describes as "the mill house, the barn, grandma's house, and the main house". Beautifully illustrated in her new book "My Passion for Design" this exclusive tour of the sprawling retreat can be appreciated by fans and design enthusiasts alike making it a perfect gift for the holidays.

Purchase a copy from your favorite on-line retailer or local bookseller. A portion of the proceeds from Barbra's book benefits women's cardiovascular research. Barbra will match the contributions of others, dollar for dollar up to $5 million. To learn more about The Barbra Streisand Women's Cardiovascular Research and Education Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center visit