Happy chic isn't just Jonathan Adler's design mantra. After peeking at his holiday shopping list, we're convinced that anyone receiving something from him this year will be both (Simon Doonan, we're looking at you!). The peppy potter-turned-design-mogul has a knack for making retro feel relevant, which is why we had to find out what made his holiday lust list. Check out the things he can't wait to give and receive this year!
What He's Dying to Give
"Winter is here, people! I love a soft, squishy blanket, and this Richard Nixon Alpaca Throw ($295) is big enough for a snuggle à deux."
"I just launched a line of groovy socks ($30 for a set of three), and I'm on a personal mission to turn the ankle into a fetish zone."
"I'm going to give my hubby this sweater ($1,395) from Michael Bastian (I hope he's not reading!). It's graphic, it's cozy, and I think Simon will look even more adorable than he usually does — if that's even possible."
"Pretend Assouline's The Well-Lived Life ($65) is your family photo album, and make the neighbors jealous."
Keep reading to see what he's hoping to receive!
What's on His Wish List
"Lacoste polos ($90) have been a Summer staple for me since I was 13, and I have no plans to ever stop wearing 'em."
"I always rock a chunky brown shoe, and a pair of Trickers wingtips ($560) from Grahame Fowler's jewel box of a shop in the West Village would hit the spot. He has the grooviest clothes, nicest vibe, and the most unexpected trouvées."
"I paddleboard every weekend when I'm at our Shelter Island pad. It's how I relax and commune with nature. In addition to the new board ($1,749), I wouldn't mind getting my 20-year-old body back, so I can enjoy it without a back injury."
"About 50 percent of my day is spent thinking about snacking, and Fran's Salted Caramels ($30-$155) are the best I've ever had. If someone gave me the biggest box they could find, I'd be thrilled."