“I’m just not really a fan of sparkly things,” said no woman ever. Through Sunday, shop a glistening array of (mostly) locally produced gems at Swank, a jewelry pop-up at Wild Hand Workspace, the tiny mixed-use arts studio run by photographer Victoria Milko and DIY guru Morgan Hungerford West (716 Monroe St. NE, Studio 8; hours at facebook.com/WildHandWorkspace). Edgy picks include Eilisain Jewelry’s owl talon rings ($250) and brass necklaces from Young Frankk (left, $126).
think of the alpaca as the sheep’s less itch-causing cousin. That’s because the Andes-dwelling animal’s hair is soft and free of lanolin, which gives some folks hives. New at GoodWood (1428 U St. NW; 202-986-3640, goodwooddc.com), alpaca-powered Shupaca makes warm blankets ($125), throws ($80) and scarves ($60).
Near & Deer
Contrary to what you believed at age 6, Rudolph doesn’t visit your house at Christmas. Or does he? Topozoo’s 3-D puzzle of the red-nosed fella might make you believe ($17, Red Barn Mercantile, 1117 King St., Alexandria; 703-838-0355). Made in the U.S. from eco-friendly wood, the toy pays homage to Santa’s most valuable sleigh-er.
Keep a Lid on It
with mistletoe season in swing, you’re likely focused on prettying up your pucker. But for equally stunning peepers, try Stila’s Art of the Fine Line liquid eyeliner set ($39, sephora.com). Available exclusively through Sephora, the kit comes with four of Stila’s best-selling colors.
Fa La La Love
like your family at the holidays, D.C.’s public transportation system is not without its faults. Local letter-press lady Melanie Ouellette Karlins of Grey Moggie Press pokes fun at our subway’s shortcomings in her cheeky, localized holiday cards ($5 each or 5 for $20, greymoggie.com).