gift guide: ali mejia’s finds for the exotic globetrotter

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By now, I suspect it’s no secret that I’m a pretty big fan of Eberjey. Bordering on an evangelist, really. Their lingerie and loungewear is quite possibly the most perfect version of what it’s meant to be: sexy and comfy. In other words, pieces you could actually sleep in, but that also have a decent chance of being ripped off of you, Fifty Shades-style. As it turns out, Eberjey’s perfect formula comes from designer Ali Mejia‘s international upbringing and fanatical attention to detail. Born in El Salvador with a passion for international travel, Ali spent her teen years having her swimsuits tailored to fit. As an adult, when she couldn’t find the lingerie she was after, she decided to create it herself, and Eberjey was born. You can feel Ali’s relaxed, bohemian attitude in every single piece Eberjey designs, from beach-ready swimwear and cover-ups to pajamas and intimates that are addictively good. Just reading her list will put you in the mood for a relaxing island getaway.

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  1. Pajamas are the perfect holiday gift, especially when they’re a gift that gives back. This year, we’ve launched our PJ’s for Peace campaign – 100% of the proceeds from this set of our signature Gisele PJs goes to Peace First, a national nonprofit that teaches young people to develop peacemaking skills. Gisele PJ’s for Peace in Seafoam, $115
  2. It’s a splurge, but the bold colors in this Missoni throw would add instant pop to any room. Missoni Humbert throw, $475
  3. An exotic clutch like this is so perfect for travel! I’d wear it with everything – relaxed cotton dresses, jeans and flowy tops, and with my Eberjey caftans. Antik Batik Saro pouch, $70
  4. You can’t go wrong with Chanel nail polish. I love Rouge Noir and Black Satin – both are bold but classic. Chanel Le Vernis nail lacquer, $27
  5. I wear these studs all the time because they aren’t obvious, they’re comfy and they add an air of insouciance to any outfit. Mine are studded with tiny diamonds, but the plain gold version is just as lovely. Blanca Monros Gomez diamond bar studs, $480 | Gold bar studs, $90
  6. I always keep a stack of monogrammed letterpress cards from Sugar Paper in Los Angeles. They make writing thank-you notes feel like a luxury experience! Sugar Paper signature monogram cards, $26/10
  7. I’m an accessories girl so I always love to give people scarves, hats or jewelry. I guess you could say I like to gift the finishing touches! A fedora is perfect when I want to achieve a cool city look. I wear mine with black skinny jeans, boots and a military-inspired jacket. Biltmore felt fedora, $55
  8. I love this dainty rose gold ring with diamonds, also by Blanca Monros Gomez. It’s so delicate, I can wear it every day and layer effortlessly. Dainty stacking pavé ring, $410
  9. This sexy little set is a new addition for us, and I just love it. Sexy and comfy – the perfect combination! Fiona chemise, $75 and Fiona kimono robe, $102
  10. I love these shorts as a swimsuit cover-up. They have a fun & flirty shape, and they are so easy to wear. You’ll just want to live in them! Just the thing for someone with a tropical getaway in their sights. Eberjey Summer of Love Laurel shorts, $68
  11. And for my serious, serious splurge: a trip to Turkey. I’d love to end the trip at an exotic cave hotel in the Cappadocia region. Hezen Cave Hotel, from $150/night (plus first-class airfare, naturally)

Thank you so much, Ali! For more of Ali’s boho-chic flair, it is literally impossible to go wrong with any of her designs at Eberjey – I’m obsessed!

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