Whatever its contents, the first impression is a lasting one. This year, inRegister asked several savvy gift wrappers for their tips. They embellished, painted and monogrammed, turning each plain package into its own work of art. Turn the page to see what they dreamed up.
'Tis the season for cocktail parties and festive galas. With all due respect to the little black dress, reach for something with a little more panache. Options abound, from dazzling sequins to dramatic chiffon. Here, a few gowns worthy of any fete. By Bethany Imhoff Photos by Brian Baiamonte
Exotic yet inviting
Animal skins warm up home furniture and accessories By Stacy Schliewe
Let it Glow
Alayna and Jason Smith's holiday home shines with the spirit of old New Orleans. By Kelli Bozeman Photos by Melissa Oivanki