This year, we decided to go all-out and ask ourselves - if we could put anything on our wishlist to Santa, what would we ask for? A cashmere scarf? A diamond ring? A luxury car? Fortunately for Knoxvillians, luxury is within our reach. If you’re interested in upping your gift-giving game this year, take our advice and swing for the fences.
1 Holiday Wreath, Courtesy of My Personal Gardener
My Personal Gardener is a local residential landscaping company - or rather, Garden Craftsmen, as they call themselves - who would love to help you build your perfect Christmas wreaths, mailbox toppers, and holiday garlands. For our shoot, they donated the elements to craft our own Christmas wreath, but they’re happy to create exactly what you need for your home. If you haven’t decorated your home yet for the holidays, reach out to Morgan Carr and Lindsay Tipton. Learn more at MPGLandscaping.com.
2 2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Sedan, Courtesy of USI Motors
Whether it’s this Glacier White Bentley with Saffron interior or another luxury automobile, it’s worth your while to swing by USI Motors to see what other gems they have in store. For more than 35 years, USI Motors has specialized in European and exotic cars destined to satisfy every driver’s desire - Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, you name it. Peruse online at USIMotors.com or drop by 121 Gallaher View Road.
3 On Marc: M.S. McClellan Herringbone Car Coat, Hagen Quarter Coat, Robert Jensen Scarf, Barbour Knitted Gloves, Courtesy of M.S. McClellan
Dressing well is more than presenting an image. It reflects where you are but also where you’re going. This season, expand your personal style with a private label coat from M.S. McClellan. Indulge in a piece of menswear - a scarf, a necktie, a tailored shirt - that speaks to your own aspirations, the person you endeavor to become. With more than 50 years as a fine clothing fixture in Knoxville, M.S. McClellan is the place to go for premium, luxury collections. Peruse the store at 5615 Kingston Pike or visit MSMcClellan.com.
4 On Amy: Sabina Savage “Faithful Lamb” silk and cashmere scarf and Veronica Beard Flint Toggle Dickey Coat in Camel Multi Courtesy of M.S. McClellan; 18-karat White Gold Vintage Estate Diamond Bracelet (4.00ct total weight) and an Oval Center Double-Hidden Halo Ring with accents of milgrain (1.50ct total weight) Courtesy of Fountain City Jewelers
Indulge in the ultra-soft, medium-weight delicate Sabina Savage scarf - a perfect gift for the medieval-history-loving woman in your life. (You must see the scarf in its entirety to appreciate it, but trust us on this one.) Paired with the wool, chic, color-blocked Veronica Beard Dickey Coat and you have a perfect pairing from M.S. McClellan (5614 Kingston Pike). Dress it up with sparkling diamonds from Fountain City Jewelers.
5 Rolex Submariner, Courtesy of Fountain City Jewelers
No other timepiece says luxury like Rolex. If this is the year you finally buy your sweetheart (or yourself) a Rolex, consider the Submariner. Though it sets the standard for divers’ watches, you don’t have to be a diver to enjoy it. There is no wrong choice when it comes to a Rolex. Drop by the store at 2802 Essary Drive, or visit FountainCityJewelers.com to find your perfect timepiece.
6 BLACKENED X Willett Kentucky Straight Rye, Courtesy of Knoxville Room Service
If you’re a whiskey drinker and a fan of Metallica, there is no greater marriage than BLACKENED X Willett Kentucky Straight Rye. The high rye whiskey offers spicy, robust notes of hay and walnut while the low rye features a sweeter taste of cinnamon and honey. The balanced, smooth flavor was finished in Madeira Casks for 14 weeks while undergoing sonic enhancement. That’s right: Low hertz frequencies from Metallica’s music vibrated the barrels, forcing the liquid farther into the barrels to extract more flavor. (Is there a better story than that? We think not.) Pair the whiskey with a premium blended VFL cigar from the Legends Cigar Company (pictured on the Table of Contents). Drop by Knoxville Room Service at 10670 Parkside Drive, or visit KnoxRoomService.com to learn more.