The beaches and baubles of Mexico inspired Merrifield, Va., jewelry designer Sophie Blake’s latest Mayakoba collection of cuffs, statement earrings and rings. “I think everyone knows Frida Kahlo, but I was thinking more about midcentury Cubism and the nature in the Yucatán region, which I visited last year,” says Blake, who sells her collection online and via her Mosaic District boutique. She thinks her designs would shine during the holidays (or as gifts), and they’re on her list for what to wear, buy and give this season.
“Okhtein is a brand out of Egypt that just arrived in the U.S. market. I love [its] intricate details.” Purse, $1,055-$1,080, by Okhtein at Nordstrom, Tysons Corner Center
“I love to give presents made by local artists like Kristin Gaudio Endsley.” Small Wave bowls, $35 each, by Kristin Gaudio Endsley at Steadfast Supply, Navy Yard
Off the Cuff
“Like shoes, a beautiful statement cuff can complete your holiday look.” Margot cuff, $395, Sophie Blake, Mosaic District
“This midi dress has a vibrant color that says holiday-ready, plus it’s luxurious and artful.” Midi dress, $1,095, by Co at Hu’s Wear, Georgetown
“Richmond, Va., chocolate brand Miss Maude’s makes single bars that have multiple flavors of fillings. Why choose?” Chocolate bar, $14
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