Haute 5 Last Minute Gift Guide

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If you’ve left your holiday shopping to the eve of Christmas Eve, not to worry!  Last-minute Haute gifts are right at your fingertips.  Rest assured, almost all of these gifts can be purchased online right up to the 11th hour, so sit back, relax, and get clicking!

1 Spa Villagio

Spa Villagio tops our list as the #1 gift.

Located in the heart of lovely Yountville, California, Spa Villagio has perfected the fine art of indulgence.  This amazing gift will transport your loved-one to nirvana immediately upon arrival with cozy fireplaces, oversized sunken jetted soaking tubs, steam showers, wet bars, flat screen televisions, and private terraces. Each guest is treated with the utmost personal attention and care.

Yes, there is still time left to purchase a great deal through the end of December.  You may choose a package below, or pick from a variety of relaxation services offered at Spa Villagio.  For further information through 12/24/11 (that’s tomorrow!), call 800-351-1133.

Slip Away Into Spa Villagio After Dark

Take a stroll to Spa Villagio after dinner and indulge in the perfect fall evening with some real rest and relaxation in one of Spa Villagio’s luxurious spa suites.  The couples- oriented treatment is accompanied by a glass of wine and dessert in front of the fireplace on a private patio paired to the soothing sounds your favorite music on the Spa’s Bose Surround Sound System.  The romantic evening ends with a soothing, Mediterranean steam followed by candlelight, lemon juniper soak in an infinity edge tub.

Through December 31, 2011

Monday –Friday, 7 p.m.– 10 p.m.

Price:  $150 for Two People for 1.5 Hours, Exclusive of 18 % Gratuity

Spa Day Your Way Package

A Day of Indulgence designed by the guest, this spa experience provides a chance to customize an spa afternoon and comes complete with a 100-minute body treatment of choice in a private spa suite with a complimentary hour of relaxation time and enjoyment of all luxurious suite-level amenities - fireplace, infinity soaking tub, steam shower, and flatscreen television with Bose sound system.  Other spa accompaniments include a luxurious tranquility soak, and a spa refreshment platter.

Through Decembe 31r, 2011

Five Days A Week, Monday – Friday, Based on Space Availability

Price: $250.00 Per Person, Exclusive of 18 % Gratuity

Spa Villagio is a delightful treat for a weekend getaway with a loved-one, or even for yourself :)

6481 Washington Street

Yountville, CA 94599-1331

(800) 351-1133


2 Element Case

Are you one of the millions of consumers who owns an iPhone, itouch, or iPad?  If you haven’t yet heard of Element Case, then you’re in for a super treat.  Element case takes apple accessorizing to astral levels.  The Bay-Area based company manufactures sleek and stylish utilitarian accessories for apple products.  Pieces are fine-tuned from materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, and polycarbonate.

Purchase an Element Case product, and not only will your apple purchase be protected, there’s a good chance that you won't see anyone else with this cool of a case.

Element Case products can be purchased from the website, or from Authorized retailers around the world.

ORDERS & CUSTOMER SUPPORT  Phone: (650) 486 1353


3 Tickets to the SMUIN Ballet

The SMUIN ballet is San Francisco “Must see”.   This company offers an inventive and delightful take on the traditional ballet.  No, you don’t have to live in this amazing city to experience the splendor of an SMUIN show; you simply have to purchase tickets for any time of the year you plan to be in the Bay Area.  Known for programs, “Ballet But Spicy”, “Ballet But Broadway”, and the 17th annual “Christmas Ballet”, SMUIN boasts a diverse range of programs that change with the seasons.  Bay area residents and visitors alike will be charmed by the Christmas Ballet, a fun take on a classical Christmas ballet mixed with sultry and seductive holiday flair.

[email protected]

Phone: (415) 556-5000

Fax: (415) 556-5200


4 A Bottle of Bubbly

Nothing says “celebration in style” like Moët & Chandon’s gold decorative mastperiece of Golden Premium Jeroboam champagne!  The handcrafted gold three liter bottle will undoubtedly spark a wow-factor that will last years beyond the 2011 holiday!  The limited-edition Midnight Gold Case features hand sewn Swarovski crystals and gold beads that try to imitate champagne bubbles.  The bottle itself is cloaked in luxurious 18 karat golden leaves.  This $995 splurge will last your loved-one a lifetime!


5 Steve Jobs Biography

His imagination, revolutionizing inventions, and never-ending charisma touched us all.  His widespread genius and mysterious privacy still intrigues us months after his passing.   Steve Jobs, founder and CEO of Apple, is still remembered and missed, but his legacy lives on through the Steve Jobs Biography, most certainly the “must read” of 2011.  “Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing”

Anyone and everyone-techies and non-techies alike-will be intrigued.

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