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Hello Spring!

We've gathered a few of our newest finds to celebrate the season we've all been anxiously awaiting. Visit the websites below and, in between shopping, stop back here to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet!

Counting the days till that vacation by the beach? The Crab OCEAN Crab Rectangular Platter by Beatriz Ball is a reminder it's not too far away. Maryland crab lovers will flip over this elegant and fun platter which is sure to become a conversation piece at your cocktail parties and dinners. Every item in the Beatriz Ball collection is tarnish free and requires no polishing. $110.00

We found the most delicious hors d'oeuvres to serve on your new platter for your Spring soirees. These scrumptious Petite Fig and Caramelized Onion Puffs from Babeth's Feast are sure to impress your guests. Be prepared as everyone will be asking for the recipe! They arrive frozen with not a crumb out of place, but no one will believe you didn't create these unique and flavorful appetizers in your own kitchen. We also tried the Mini Provencal Quiches which were also incredibly fresh and tasty. A package of 12 is $15.99 and $13.99 respectively.

These bright and cheery dish towels from SONOMA life + style® will liven up your kitchen like a ray of sunshine. The yellow has umbrella drinks embroidered on it and the print is a matching umbrella drink pattern ...too cute! Regularly $13.99 for the set of two, they are currently a steal on sale for $8.39 at

Want beautiful hair? Treat it to Philip B® Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo. This shampoo has a honey-like consistency and is like nothing you've ever tried on your hair before. Using just a small amount of shampoo, work into dry hair and add water to lather. This luxurious shampoo will transform your hair into healthy, bouncy, shiny locks after just one application. Protects color from fading too. A 3-oz. jar retails for $50 at

Spring Cleaning is the perfect time to purge your old tax files and non-essential papers that seem to multiple over the year. Be sure to shred sensitive documents with Staples® 15-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder. This baby even shreds CDs/DVDs, staples, and credit cards! A 7-gallon pullout bin is bag ready. The cross-cut is much quieter than other shredders we've tried. Regularly $159.99, it is on sale as of this writing for $94.99 after rebate.

Your baby girl will love wearing this comfy and chic Poppies Stripe Footie from Offspring this Spring. The super soft footie in striped coral has solid cuffs, a charming flower applique and a matching hat...too cute! In sizes 3-9 months. $24 at

Bring the exotic aura of gardenia indoors with KAI's Room and Linen Spray. KAI's signature fragrance captures the scent of these gorgeous white flowers. One spritz of the room spray will delicately fill your home with the sweet uplifting aroma. $56

March 22 is World Water Day. We are joining World Vision in helping spread the word about the need for clean water around the globe. To get involved, visit World Vision on Facebook and Twitter. Tweet using the hashtag #WaterNow to help raise awareness. From the World Vision Gift Catalog, this Watercolor Scarf is made with luxurious silk using Fair-Trade practices. The blend of soft colors emulates the purifying qualities of water and the vibrant life that it sustains. It's their gift to anyone making a $95 donation to World Vision.

Get the look that dominated the catwalk during Fashion Week with the Cats Eye Joie sunnies by VELVET®. Handcrafted in Italy with 100% UV protection. We love the color combination of the brown fade lenses that pop against the golden frames, and the arms that look like a tile mosaic. $165

Keep the critters out of your vegetable garden with cedarcraft's™ Elevated Garden Planter. Meticulously crafted in the USA from untreated Western Red Cedar. Perfect for a balcony, patio or garden and great for those who have difficulty bending down or kneeling in the garden. Measures 24"wx41"lx29"h. Assembles with no tools required. $179.99

To keep hydrated, make sure Klean Kanteen is always along for the ride. The 27-oz. Original Classic Kanteen is BPA-, phthalates-, and lead-free. Made of food-grade stainless steel it doesn't retain or impart flavors and the opening is large enough to accommodate ice cubes. Slim enough to fit in most cup holders, Klean Kanteen is available in a range of cheery colors. $19.95 at

You'll never be without music with iHome's Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker. The expandable mini speaker is perfect for the backyard, park, camping, dorm, teen's room, beach, pool, and office. Bluetooth wireless streaming from your mobile device or the direct line-in via included cable and any device with a headphone jack. Available in hot pink and black. $29.99 at

Chic Giveaway! ~ One reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet!

To Enter: email and include the following:
  • "Hello Spring" in the subject line
  • your first and last name
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    #Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries' gift closet in their *Hello Spring* #Giveaway Details:

    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET  April 29, 2015.  Limit one entry per household. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. 

    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing the products and/or photos for this feature. 


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