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Departures' Guide to Holiday Shopping

A highly-curated guide to gift-giving from some of our most trusted sources.

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Design as Destiny

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Flying High

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Flying High

Chopard’s Alpine Eagle gives sport watches an unexpected jolt of elegance.

The holiday season may be in full swing, but many of us arestill casting about for unique gift ideas. What to do when you’ve exhausted allyour resources, your go-to gift is sold out or you need to find that perfectlyunexpected present for the one who has everything? Departures called onten of our favorite people—experts whose advice and taste we regularly relyon—to divulge their picks for the season. From artist John Derian’s favoriteArmenian bakery to the Taffin ring that’s on interior decorator MurielBrandolini’s wish list this year, they offer their insights into the pleasuresof giving—and receiving.

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