Fall for French Hen
French Hen’s move a couple of years ago from tighter quarters in Essex to an expansive space in Chester has allowed owner, Laurie McGinley, to provide us with even more of her delightful picks to choose from. I ALWAYS head here to stock up on cocktail napkins, cheap and cheerful baubles, and all manner of stocking stuffers. Her glam holiday collections this year include Mariposa and Simon Pearce. I loved this handblown glass Buddha (by Pearce, $200) that will remind us to be mindful all year long (the base is a rechargeable light, sold separately), and these hilarious animated music boxes ($139) are just the ticket for the Christmas-crazed. Fancies for francophiles, stacks of games, (ping pong on your dining room table? Yes, please!) and lots more to ooh and aah over.