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2012-11-21 13:26:28

Heather Dubrow, wife, mother, actress, and member of “The Real Housewives of Orange County”
Stocking Stuffer
“I found this little emergency kit at Kitson at the Malibu Country Mart. It is small, but holds 20 of your essentials – hair spray, lip balm, nail polish, sewing kit, etc. Genius idea!”
Over the Top
"A rose gold and diamond ring from Van Cleef & Arpels ... Van Cleef & Arpels has always been one of my favorites,” says Dubrow. “Maybe if I've been very, very good this year?”
Something You’ve Had Your Eye On
“Don't laugh... a minivan! I rented one this summer and now I am obsessed,” says Dubrow. “I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet, but I think I can make it look good!”
Something You’ll Re-gift
“I never re-gift!” says Dubrow. “But there are things that I think are so great that I want to share with others, such as my House of Bijoux cuff bracelet – my absolute favorite right now.”
Something You Will Treat Yourself To
"A stunning Dior belt of silver, acrylic and pink stones seen at the grand re-opening of the Dior Boutique in Beverly Hills."

Mark Victor Hansen, motivational speaker and founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series
Over the Top
“I want to inspire one million kids to become entrepreneurs,” says Hansen. “If we do that, they’ll create an economy that works.”
Stocking Stuffer
"Tickets to Michael Bolton."
Something You Will Treat Yourself To  
"A week’s vacation ... There are so many places to visit,” says Hansen. “There are 228 countries in the world and I’ve visited 78 so far.”
Something You’ve Had Your Eye On
“I would love to have a blue azure Bentley with bone white interior,” says Hansen. “It’ll show up sooner or later. It’s in my dream future.”
Something You’ll Re-gift
"Ties ... I’m a clothes horse,” says Hansen, “so I get gifted a certain amount of ties and I’m cheerful to re-gift them. I go through my closet every year and happily give them to Goodwill.”

Courtney Conlogue, professional surfer (2009 U.S. Open of Surfing winner, ISA gold medalist, finished fifth on ASP Women's World Tour 2012)
Something You Will Treat Yourself To
"Boots!"
Over the Top
"I'd love a jet ski,” says Conlogue.
Something You’ve Had Your Eye On
"A Nikon 1 camera".
Stocking Stuffer
“I just purchased a Nespresso machine, so I'd like the Nespresso capsules,” says Conlogue. “Or dark chocolate, acrylic paints, or M&M's with peanuts would be nice, too.”
Something You’ll Re-gift
“I've never re-gifted anything but maybe I would re-gift a surfboard,” says Conlogue.

Selly Straight, Burberry Regional Merchandise Manager and one of OC's most recognizable fashionistas, having represented South Coast Plaza brands like Fendi and Molton Brown. She also attends top philanthropic events, including JDRF, Second Harvest Food Bank and Beckstrand Cancer Foundation
Something You Will Treat Yourself To
"Julia Post jewelry. Julia makes the most beautiful pieces ever and her Laguna store is amazing,” says Straight.
Something You'd Love from a Family Member
“Nothing makes me happier than beautiful photo cards from friends,” says Straight. “You can't beat good old-fashioned mail during the holidays!”
Something You’ve Had Your Eye On
"A Givenchy Rottweiler shirt ... Crazy? Yes! Obsessed? Yes!” says Straight. Also: Alexander McQueen skull boots. “So bad and edgy. I have no idea where I'd wear them, but I'll figure it out!”
Stocking Stuffer
"La Mer Creme de la Mer. I use it by the gallon!” says Straight. Also: "Gift certificates for Ketel One lemon drop martinis at Mastro's or for a meal at Marche Moderne".
Over the Top
"I hope Santa brings me the Cartier sapphire and diamond ring,” says Straight. “I also can't stop obsessing about the gold and onyx Cartier panther ring. It's edgy and fierce, yet lady-like and elegant.”

Molly Downing, fashion blogger and student at FIDM, and in the center of OC style since she was a tween, attending glam galas and South Coast Plaza soirees with her mother, Debra Gunn Downing
Over the Top
"A summer internship as Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour’s right hand assistant. I’m passionate about a career in fashion and she is my idol right now,” says Downing.
Stocking Stuffer
“Anything from West Elm, especially the Moroccan-themed home accessories, which are perfect for my college apartment in Los Angeles,” says Downing. “An annual membership to LACMA or MOCA would also be great because I love art and I get inspired by spending time in museums.”
Something You Will Treat Yourself To
"Sushi at Wasa Sushi after a manicure at Bellacures on Balboa Island".
Something You’ve Had Your Eye On
"A pair of Christian Louboutin Mary Jane pumps. But since I’m a poor college student, I’m waiting for a benefactor,” says Downing.
Something You'd Love from a Family Member
"A baby giraffe. I have had a lifelong obsession with giraffes because they are such beautiful and regal creatures,” says Downing. “Or a trip to all the fashion capitals of the world – New York, Paris, Milan, and London – for the fall runway shows.”

Pame Schmider, super society lady – chairing events, volunteering, contributing to many worthy OC causes – and owner of Baubles gift store on Balboa Island
Over the Top
"I would love to be wrapped up in a new gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown for the holidays. Oscar de la Renta dresses are classic and elegant, and the detail and workmanship is extraordinary,” says Schmider. “And I would, of course, like to attend Fashion Week in New York or Paris to see the Oscar de la Renta show and meet Oscar himself. It’s on my bucket list.”
Something You'd Love from a Family Member
"The new True Food cookbook by Andrew Weil, MD, and gift certificate to True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach"
Stocking Stuffer
“Every year at the Casa Holiday Luncheon, I read each starfish, which has a story about a child who wishes for something special,” says Schmider. “This is a very special and moving gift that I give each member of my family in their stocking. Everyone looks forward to finding out who and how they have supported a special child.”
Something You’ve Had Your Eye On
“The Floral Rose Vespa from C. Wonder. . .Then I could zip over to Balboa Island and check out my boutique in style and zip over to Starbucks and get my latte,” says Schmider.
Something You Will Treat Yourself To
"The Bergdorf Windows limited-edition Assouline book. History, beauty, creativity – all in a beautiful, handmade book of spectacular photos. It’s a bit of New York on my coffee table,” says Schmider.

Craig Strong, Executive Chef, Montage Laguna Beach
Something You Will Treat Yourself To
"Dinner at Per Se in New York. I’ve wanted to eat there for a while."
Something You’ve Had Your Eye On
"A new full-suspension mountain bike"
Stocking Stuffer
"Chargers season tickets ... I want to be seated on the 50-yard line, lower level," says Strong.
Over the Top
"I would like my own food truck outfitted for tailgating at San Diego Charger games," says Strong.
Something You’ll Re-gift  
"Bottles of wine ... I like to share bottles with friends that have been given to me."

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