“In With The Old” – Holidays 2023

“In With The Old” – Holidays 2023

As the new year approaches we often think of the adage, “out with the old, in with the new!” This year, why not switch things around a little – with gifts that promote sustainability and the restoration of the beauty of things past.

Southern California-based My Jewelry Repair, the leader in fine jewelry and watch repair, is dedicated to “restoring memories” for its clients. The first and most secure online repair service, MJR employs master jewelers and certified watchmakers to ensure that its customers receive only the best possible service. A gift voucher makes for a thoughtful, memorable present for your loved one. MJR also boasts being the Authorized Watch Servicing Provider for the top luxury timepiece brands, including Breitling, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Movado, IWC, Montblanc, Panerai, Ebel, Swatch Group, and many others.

“My Jewelry Repair is dedicated to preserving, repairing and servicing luxury watches and jewelry, providing our clients with a service that will keep their beloved items in mint condition for generations to come,” says MJR president Juan G. Guevara.

To restore one’s precious clothing, handbags and footwear, Margaret’s Couture Cleaner  offers bespoke services, traditional, couture and specialty dry-cleaning, to care for your favorite high fashion and vintage finds. Margaret’s also offers the perfect TLC for your luxury leather, designer handbags and shoes.

Or why not create new memories with an Heirloom Video Book, a customizable photo and video-playing book that puts your memories into your loved one’s hands. The physical book includes an integrated video player that plays videos and photos with sound. It’s easy to use – simply upload videos and photos from your computer, phone or socials, and you will be mailed a book that automatically plays them when the cover is lifted. The book builder includes easy-to-use tools to help create your book. The company team will do all of the hard work of building and safely packaging your creation, along with a recharging card, and shipping to its final destination.

Luxury Swiss fragrance brand oLiente‘s founders believe that “flavors and fragrances are the markers of our memory.” oLiente’s name is inspired by the Spanish word oliendo (smelling) and the brand’s core philiosopy is that not only does a person wear a fragrance. but it’s the fragrance that wears the person and expresses his/her character. My choice is VIDA, an almost addictive “gourmand combination” of praline, coconut and vanilla notes, with a hint of lemon, enriched by the delicate scents of pear and marigold flowers and the mystery of amber, precious woods, moss and musk. The brand currently features seven scents for women and men, with more in development.

And speaking of things past, gift the new film Of Things Past, a truly unique production, over 37 years in the making, is available now on Amazon, Vudu and major cable systems’ VOD. In the film, Tony Award, Golden Globe and three-time Emmy winner Michael Moriarty returns to the big screen, with co-stars Louise Caire Clark and Tara Reid in the drama, that first began filming in 1985.

Filmed in the mountains of Mammoth Lakes, California, and inspired by true events, Of Things Past tells the moving story of Michael and Laura Dietrich (played by Moriarty and Clark), a young couple struggling to save their marriage after the tragic loss of their two-year-old son. Michael, a physician’s assistant, saves the life of a young girl, Kiki, seriously injured in an automobile accident. In saving her life, he begins to forgive himself for the death of his son. Nearly forty years later, as Michael is dying, an adult Kiki (played by Reid), visits Laura (reprised by Clark) in Boston, revealing details of long-held secrets—the pain of betrayal and the power of forgiveness. A very special film for the holiday season.

Featured Photo: Cris DiNoto for Unsplash

Nicole Muj
Nicole Muj