From A Tractor To Tiffany Accessories Some Of Our Favourite Celebrities Share Their Holiday Shopping Lists – And Requests From Santa Too!
BY LAURA GOLDSTEIN
JANN ARDEN – Keep It Simple:
“I’m a girl of simple tastes,” confides singer-songwriter and Calgarian,
Jann Arden, working in Nashville on her new album out in 2014. “I just give my Dad lottery tickets or those scratch and win things and he’s happy. One Xmas my parents wanted a tractor so I bought it for them. But my Dad couldn’t get the blades attached so he sold it. I bought them Kindles and they didn’t use them so they re-gifted them! I’ll get my Mom anything to do with angels, she loves that and clothes for my dog, Midi. I’d just like ROOTS socks from someone. I just love them.”
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TRUDIE STYLER – Food For Thought:
Where do wine, women and song literally go hand in hand? When rocker, Sting and his filmmaker wife, Trudie Styler sip When We Dance their Tuscan Chianti at their English country home, the Lake House. “We always go there at Christmas, enjoying the wintry landscape and cozy log fires,” says Styler. “We give lots of people wine from Il Palagio, our place in Tuscany, and prepare homemade hampers for our nearest and dearest – lots of products like olive oil, honey, chutneys and jams, limoncello, along with our own organically raised turkeys and Christmas cakes.”
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ASHLEIGH MCIVOR & JAY DEMERIT – Practical Sentiments:
Canadian Olympic Ski-Cross Gold Medallist and World Champion, Ashleigh McIvor and Jay DeMerit, Soccer Captain of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC have barely finished opening up their wedding gifts. The couple tied the knot August 25th in Whistler. “I’m getting Jay the Oakley Pro Unification Jacket for Xmas” says Ashleigh. It’s incredibly waterproof, comfortable and breathable. He’s not supposed to go skiing (Club rules) so he’ll wear it playing in the snow with me!”
“I’m buying Ashleigh a cool leather, hand-made bag from Stage Presents made by our friend, an American Idol finalist, Kimberly Caldwell, “says Jay. “Kimberly sang at our wedding for our first dance together and made it so special. ”
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CHAN HON GOH – Thinking Family:
Former prima ballerina, Chan Hon Goh , Director of The Goh Ballet Academy is producing the 5th season of “The Nutcracker” at The Centre, Vancouver Dec. 14th to Dec.22nd.
“I’ll buy my husband a Sterling silver money clip at Tiffany or a silk tie at Hermes. My seven-year-old son wants an iPad for Xmas (so he’ll stop borrowing mine.) My weaknesses are shoes and handbags by Louis Vuitton and Prada. When I danced with the National Ballet I couldn’t wear high heels because dancers abuse their feet so much- if I did, I was in agony. Now my family takes me shopping- it may not be a surprise but it’s wonderful to choose those shoes!”
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LAUREN BUSH – Gift With A Purpose:
Lauren Bush is buying Links of London Friendship Bracelets for her Mom and sister this holiday because each will feed or provide clean water to a child in poor countries for almost a year. Co-founder of FEED Projects and honorary spokesperson for the World Food Program, she’s the niece of former President George W. Bush and married to fashion designer, Ralph Lauren’s son, David. “Links of London is donating 10% of all bracelet sales to the FEED Foundation. It’s a high-end product with a conscience that makes a tangible difference in the world,” says Bush. Available at Holt Renfrew stores across Canada.