R5 Things We Love


Artisanal Knives

When any old knife just won’t do, choose hand-forged knives from Laguiole en Aubrac, the venerated French cutlery company. A one-piece knife requires 109 steps to create; a three-piece
knife, 216.

Laguiole en Aubrac Carving Set $320 4-piece, $270 2-piece

3 Purdy Ave, Rye
(914) 967-2910

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Choices, Choices

We love having choices and these handmade belt buckles snap on and off easily so you can change your look at will. Buckles come in three styles and lots of fun designs—you even can have a custom photo belt buckle made as well.

Ruth Lopp creates these beauties in her barn in Pound Ridge.

Convertible Belt and Buckle $175

(917) 612-5352


Tot ’Em

If you’re looking for a little Hollywood glam, look no further. Philadelphia-based designer Glenda Gies has traveled around the world to find one-of-a-kind vintage fabrics for her namesake line of upscale handbags.

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Crushed-Velvet Bag $410

3 Purdy Ave, Rye
(914) 967-2910

Go Tribal

Add an exotic touch to your wardrobe with this beautifully textured, hand-embroidered scarf created by tribal women in eastern India.

Scarves $115

ECHO (exclusive craft and handmade objects)
(914) 935-0053

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Bowl Me Over

Festive Caribbean colors give this decorative serving bowl, made of paper, added panache. Obviously, it won’t hold water, but it’s perfect for chips and crackers. Choose turquoise,
yellow, orange, or pink.

Paper Mache bowl $55

Soho East
63 Main St, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 693-7296; sohoeast.com


Calendar Girl

Celebrate your own little Scorpio (or Sagittarius) with this beguiling and bejeweled tee.

Miss November Tee $34

Twinkle Toes
88 Purchase St, Rye
(914) 921-4860


A Clean Slate

They look too fancy to use, but that would be a mistake. Scented with lavender, jojoba, and comfrey and loaded with vitamin E and essential oils, these soap “rocks” leave your skin oh so soft and actually look prettier with use. Choose from rose quartz, lapis lazuli, amethyst, and marble.

Soap Rocks $12.95 for 6-ounce bar

549 Warburton Ave, Hastings-On-Hudson
(914) 478-7278


Trendy Baby Gear

Karen Roche never liked “cutesy” patterns when it came to baby gifts, so she created her own line of products in beautifully contrasting fabrics made in Long Island and Syracuse. All 100-percent cotton fronts, the bibs are lined with extra-absorbent terrycloth, the blankets with oh-so-soft double-puff chenille.

Angelfish Bib $18
Diaper and Wipe Holder $28
Blanket $56

(914) 779-0230; buttonnyc.com


Say It, Print It, Get It!

Making a grocery list just got a whole lot easier. With Smart Shopper, you simply press “record” and speak the name of the item or items you wish to add. When you’re ready to go shopping, press “print,” and your list appears, categorized by grocery departments.

Smart Shopper $149.99

Chef Central
45 S Central Ave, Hartsdale
(914) 328-1376; chefcentral.com



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