'Tis the Season

The Bulletin has compiled a small sampling of Mawrter-made treasures.

Liven up your holiday table with traditional Javanese batiks from Textiil. Inspired by the textiles she discovered and the people she met when living in Southeast Asia, Sally Weinberg ’84 collaborates with workshops in Java to create fabrics for her seasonal collections. Designed and finished in Pennsylvania and hand-crafted in Indonesia. Prices range from $20 to $225. Shipped anywhere in the U.S. 

 


 

Deck the halls with boughs of bougainvillea? Pinky Lark Farnum ’09 creates floral designs inspired by art and nature and tailored to each client’s personality. Based in LA, Lark Farnum Design loves beautifying events across the country. Prices on request.

 


Toast in the New Year with a pinot noir from a Bryn Mawr vintner. Just six months old when her family launched their vineyard, Wynne Peterson-Nedry ’02 now serves as co-owner (with her father) and winemaker at RR Winery, focusing on RR Pinot Noir, which critics call “elegant, pure, and beautifully detailed.” RR Pinot Noir, $79; RR Riesling, $35; plus several club options. Shipped anywhere in the U.S.

 


On the hunt for holiday cookies? Look no further than Bang Cookies. They come in 17 varieties—from a classic Sugar Cookie to Bourbon Walnut Toffee to a PB&J-stuffed concoction (pictured). And if that’s not tempting enough, Pen Pen Chen ’02 offers a Bryn Mawr discount, 20 percent off with the code bmc20. Stuffed Cookies, $5.50 each; Boozy, $6; Deluxe, $5; Classics, $4.50. Shipped anywhere in the U.S. 

 


For a cup of holiday cheer, look to the award-winning gins from Durham Distillery. Distilled by Melissa Green Katrincic ’97 and husband Lee, Conniption Gin has been named the best in the country by a USA Today poll of drink experts and consumers. Plus, they offer cucumber vodka and a line of all-natural liqueurs. Conniption Navy Strength Gin, $39.95; Conniption American Dry Gin, $29.95; Cold Distilled Cucumber Vodka, $27.95; Damn Fine Liqueurs, $19.95. Available in GA, IL, MI, NC, SC, TN, and the UK (at amazon.co.uk).