The opening of the Brooklyn specialty store Beautiful Dreamers by the stylists April Hughes and Marina Burini answered that question on the tip of everyone’s tongue this time of year: Where to go for extraordinary holiday hostess gifts?“We wanted to create a destination for all the beautiful things we find,” says Burini, pointing to a twig and plant installation made by Molly Findlay that hangs alongside quirky reads like the 3-D coffee-table book “Phantograms From Nature” by Barry Rothstein.
“I would use something really cool on a shoot and then have no use for it and it would be gone,” adds Hughes, who confesses that parting with their one-of-a-kind merchandise is often the hardest part. “Now we can savor and share those special finds with people!”
The treehouse-like shop offers everything from Rastafarian wool scarves by Taiana Giefer to Old Field Farm honey and Incense of the West with tepee-shaped burners. Click through for a selection of sure-to-please presents for home, holiday and gracious hostesses alike.