Greatly Gifted

Here are some last minute gift ideas
for those of us who shop better under a little pressure. 2 weeks!
FOR YOU

Follain Bath Kit

Follain Blissed Out Bath Kit. A little bath salts, body butter, and candle to truly unwind. I love that all of the products at Follain are made with safe ingredients.

Away Gift Set

Super cute Away Travel Case is an ideal gift for any holiday getaway. Just love it!

FOR HOME

To Go Cold Brew via Food 52

I love this Brumi Pour Over & Cold Brew to go. Easily make your specialty coffee or cold brew and head out the door! The Fellow Stagg Tea Kettle would be a perfect gift in tandem for any coffee lover.

Jacobson Salt via Williams SOnoma

Jacobson 6 Salt Shaker Set. Everything from smoked salt to lemon salt to coffee salt.

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Be sure to pre-order this luxe coffee maker of the future. Spinn allows you to order your favorite coffee straight from the app and is fully self-contained, grinding the beans to the correct fineness, then heats the water and uses a spinning cylinder to force it through the ground beans at the right pressure. Don’t miss it!

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These Glass Bottles with Wood Toppers make a sleek and chic statement on any countertop or bar top.

Coravin

Coravin Wine Opener allows you to just pour one glass of wine without even uncorking the whole bottle. Genius if you live alone, or if you like white and he likes red.

Make your own BBQ sauce kit via Food 52

A very cool DIY Barbeque Kit. From Texas Style to Carolina Style (East or West), this is a great gift for any griller.

Bamboo Hurricane via Williams Sonoma Home

So pretty for any candlelit tabletop. Love this Bamboo Brass Hurricane.

Fabulous by Tom Britt

Fabulous features the iconic interiors of Thomas Britt. This coffee table book literally shines on any table.

Outside In

A great coffee table book, Outside In features the gardens and architecture of Tichenor & Thorp.

Matchbook Diaries Carbone

One of my NYC favorites. Great Matchbook prints by Charles Ryan Clarke.

Matchbook Diaries Saint Ambrous

Love Saint Ambroeus. How fun would these Matchbook Prints by Charles Ryan Clarke be in a bar or powder room.

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Serena & Lily Avery Throw on Sale Today!

Wine Fridge

Love this Wine Cooler. Made for white and red wine with digital temperature display.

Fisher Dog Bed via Serena and Lily

So if my dog didn’t eat all things wicker, this would be her dog bed. Would love this Fisher Dog Bed in my living room

FOR HER

Cashmere Robe rom Neiman Marcus

Cashmere Robes are always a luxury. There is nothing better than getting our of a shower and swaddling yourself in cashmere.

Mark and Graham Bag

I love this versatile and personalized tote from Mark & Graham. Easy to throw everything in and go. Works with every outfit.

Bandier Koral Leggings

These Koral Leggings are very forgiving, comfortable, and make anyone look athleisure chic.

Project LED Skin Rejuvination

All the rage, these LED masks help with elasticity, pigmentation, and clear skin.

Great Bags by Mark & Graham

Personalize the perfect clutch. I love how these add so much punch to any outfit.

FOR HIM

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Crosley Cruiser Record Player. A retro way to listen to your favorite vinyls.

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Vince Ace Sneakers. I got these for my dad last Christmas to “update” his casual shoe collection. They are insanely comfortable.

Beats Wireless Headphones

Beats Wireless In Ear Headphones. If you have an iPhone 7 or higher, these are totally necessary!

FOR KIDS

Rifle Paper Co Classic Books

In Bloom Book Collection. Makes a lovely gift for any growing reader or book shelf.

Melissa and Doug Alligator Chomp

Melissa and Doug Alligator Chomp Cart. I love the sweet simplicity of wooden toys.

Premium Stainless Steel Kids Utensils

For the little ones that would rather mimic mom using real utensils, these Stainless Steel Kids Utensils are a must.

Moo on the farm

Moo on the Farm Book. My friend with the cutest little girl (shout out to Molly) swears by these books! They make the sounds to correspond with the pictures.

Modway Casper Kids Chair

I love this Modway Casper Kids Chair. The love for good design should always start young.

Don’t forget to check my other gift guides HERE

The Perfect Wrap

While you may have indulged in some great sales and fabulous new gift items over the past few days, it is time now to tie them into a pretty package. If you are giving a beautiful gift, it may as well come in beautiful wrap. My mom has always used Caspari wrapping paper to make a statement under the tree, and this year I am following suit. Caspari paper is perfectly thick, making for a sleek and seamless wrap. The quality is incomparable, the patterns are beautiful, and it makes a chic statement under the tree. So let’s wrap up our shopping, our gifts, and truly enjoy the spirit of the season.

 

*In Collaboration with Caspari

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So many beautiful papers by Caspari! The best part is that the wrap always compliment each other. High quality and high style is consistent.

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This is one of my favorite papers. Camellia Garden Gift Wrap in Gold

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So many elegant colors of ribbon compliment this paper.

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Gorgeous labels from Caspari. Of course, I left it to Moore Ink to write the names in her gorgeous writing. She can do the same for you! Email: MargMooreInk@gmail.com

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Brushstroke Tree Wrap from Caspari

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This tree wrap is festive, without being cheesy. Hard to find that perfect balance, but Caspari is always in high taste.

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Look at the excellent artistry. Every wrap looks as if it is hand-painted.

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Berry Chintz Gift Wrap in Pale Silver

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I love the bright and merry red ribbon, as well as the sophisticated champagne ribbon against the silver.

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Gorgeous gold name tags from Caspari stick perfectly on the wrap. Writing by Moore Ink.

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This paper literally sparkles under the tree.

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The wraps are all so different, yet all compliment each other beautifully.

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Of course, I had to post my personal favorite Caspari Boxwood wrap. Year round, this wrap is the ultimate crowd pleaser, and such a great background for any ribbon.

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Of course, I am partial to the blue ribbon against the green boxwood paper.

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I love the whimsy of this Wild Christmas Gift Wrap in Gold.

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I would be ecstatic to have all these gorgeous gifts under the tree. The most gorgeous wrapping paper!

Cyber Sales

Hi friends! Who else feels like they are buying more for yourself than for others with all these discounts?! Well, I raise my hand guilty! Then again, shouldn’t we treat ourselves?!

I wanted to share more discount codes and great items I’ve scouted for you for Cyber Monday! Still, be sure to check my Black Friday Post, as many of those sales are still going on. Also, many items on the Gift Guide are also on sale! Thanks so much for all the great feedback on the guides. Glad you all enjoy and happy shopping!

XO Christina

 

Cyber Monday Discount Codes

Ogee- 20% OFF with code: GREENFRIDAY

Furbish Studio- 20% OFF everything with code: HH17

Joss & Main- 30% OFF with code: SAVE30

Crate & Barrel– 15% OFF with code: SAVE15

Roberta Roller Rabbit– 20% OFF with code: 20CYBER

One Kings Lane- 30% and free shipping over $100 with code: OKLFREESHIP

Society Social: Get $75 off with code: THANKS75

GiGi New York- 35% OFF site wide

JCrew- 50% site wide ENDS at NOON MONDAY with code: SHOPFAST

good hYOUman– 30% OFF site wide using code: CYBER30

Amazon- Great deals here:  Cyber Monday Deals

Juice Beauty-  20% OFF with code: RSCM17

Cole Haan– 50% OFF everything with code: CYBER

NIKE- 25% OFF with code EPIC25

Mark & Graham- 20% OFF using the code FRIENDS

Serena & Lily- 20% OFF everything site wide

Anthropologie- 30% OFF site wide

Draper James- 25% OFF with code MERRY

Tuckernuck– 20% OFF with code: GONUTS

 

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My favorite Ogee Sculpted Lip Oil. This stuff is seriously addicting!

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This sleek Bocce Ball set from Crate & Barrel would make a great gift for anyone!

Moon Glow Cocktail Shaker

This cocktail shaker from Anthropologie would make an excellent gift. If not to use, to look at it! So fab!

Cole Hann Snakeskin Sneakers

Cole Haan Snakeskin Sneakers. A chic update on the athleisure trend that is taking the world by storm (and making life more comfortable for everyone).

Irving Tray Serena and Lily

This Serena & Lily Tray is ideal for men or women. It would look chic from an office to an ottoman.

Blue and white Floral Lamp Society Social

My own personal bedside lamps (that I still love and adore) are on sale on Society Social. These Blue & White lamps make such a statement.

Python Black Clutch from Gigi New York

GiGi New York Python Clutch. Available in different colors and can be personalized with a sleek monogram. Love that it has the strap option to convert to an easy cross body.

Syndney Beach Towel Serena and Lily

How fabulous is this beach towel from Serena and Lily? On super sale!

Agate Coasters Anthropologie

These Agate Coasters would make the most luxe gift for any hostess or friend.

Blue and White Toile Dog Bed

Blue & White Toile Dog Bed on One Kings Lane is the chicest way to incorporate comfort for the pooch

Be hYOUman Shirt

Love this Be hYOUman shirt. Perfect for walks or en route to workout. It says “Everyday Grateful.” Aren’t we grateful it is on sale today!

Blue and White Candle

Love this blue & white flicker candle from Tuckernuck

Harrys for JCrew

Harry’s Razor from J Crew. My dad uses Harry’s and LOVES it. This would make a great gift.

Nike Women Shoe

Nike has great sales today! This running shoe has the perfect color combo (and gives a bit of height).

One Kings Lane Cheese Board

On One Kings Lane  this Cheese Board is only $36 and makes such a great gift (hostess, mom, or friend).

Gold Fireworks Earrings

Gold Fireworks Earrings are a festive and fun gift (especially for yourself).

GIFT GUIDE 2017

Well, let’s get to it and let’s get shopping…

Check back for another guide on Black Friday

 

*These are all my true recommendations- not sponsored

HER

Parker Thatch Tote

Parker Thatch Tote

Allbirds Wool Runners

Allbirds Wool Runners

These are honestly THE MOST COMFORTABLE shoes ever! No need to even wear socks. I wear them daily.

Rebecca de Ravenel Earrings

Rebecca de Ravenel is known for her bon bon earrings, but I would say these Claudia La La Hoops make quite the statement.

Cuyana Jewelry Case

Cuyana Jewelry Case. These are beautifully made and can be monogrammed.

LAKE Pajamas

LAKE pajamas are insanely comfortable and wash beautifully.

Chloe Lauren tinsel Ballet Flat

I pretty much swear by Chloé flats, and I am lusting after these tinsel ones for my Christmas wish list. (hint, hint to those reading)

Slip Pillow Case

Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase. No wrinkles, no hair crease, no problems in the morning.

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KULE makes the perfect striped shirt. Washes beautifully. My go to for travel (and all occasions)

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I basically live in Outdoor Voices every afternoon into evening. The Tech Sweat Leggings are ideal for working out or running errands (and covers a multitude of sins).

Om Alone Lingua Franca Sweater

Lingua Franca collaborated with Goop to make some amazing cashmere sweaters. The stitching and phrases set them apart. If you are in Dallas be sure to check out Forty Five Ten  who has them in so many fun phrases.

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Bluesmart Laptop Bag

Bluesmart Laptop Bag. Track your bag, charge your phone, and enjoy the fact it is TSA friendly. This is the top notch laptop bag that is stylish and savvy.

Master Dynamic Headphones

Master Dynamic Headphones. Incredibly sleek and excellent quality. They come in different leather colors too.

Longchamp Garmet Bag

Longchamp Garment Bag. A more “suitable” way to carry your clothes.

Brackish Bowties

Brackish Bowties. These very unique feather bowties are handmade in Charleston.

Boy smell Candles

Boy Smell Candles. Yes, “boy smells” are a thing and they aren’t always bad smells. Would be a great gift for those in dorms or apartments (where real smells lurk).

Smathers&Branson Can Coolers

Smathers & Branson Can Coolers. Stitched in needlepoint, these make a great stocking stuffer.

Veja Men Black Sneaker

Veja Pierre Sneakers are incredibly stylish and chic.

LOVED BY ALL

JK Chocolate Microchip Cookies

THESE ARE SERIOUSLY THE BEST COOKIES EVER- JK Chocolate Microchip Cookies. They are the size of a penny (so zero guilt)  and packed with flavor. They are based in Dallas, but just now became available on Amazon. The best gift EVER and you can thank me later (preferably by sending me some).

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I include August Morgan cocktail napkins every year for a reason. They make the best gifts and are beautifully packaged, so wrapping isn’t even necessary!

Moore Ink Gift Tags

My friend Margaret at Moore Ink can make beautiful calligraphy gift tags that can make great gifts, or you can use to give gifts! Contact MargMooreInk@gmail.com

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Twelve Nights of Wine by Vinebox

12 curated glasses from the best wine regions in the world

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Inslee handpaints the most gorgeous calendars that come on chic brass stands.

Cocktail Chameleon Book

This Cocktail Chameleon book would be a sophisticated present to bring to a holiday cocktail party (would look fabulous on a bar cart)

KIDS

Babar

The Story of Babar, because everyone should grow -up knowing elephants (and all animals) matter.

State Coloring Kit Bag State Coloring Kit

STATE makes amazing backpacks, but how great is this kids art folio. Crayons and paper included.

Little Nomad Playmat

The Little Nomad Foam Play Mat gives a new look to the “play room.” Super stylish, so no more primary colors to cramp your style.

Magnolia from Target Wooden Dollhouse

Hearth & Hand by Magnolia Wooden Dollhouse. May as well teach timeless style at a young age.

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Balloon Elephant Money Bank. Am I too old for one?

PETS

Shop Harx Leash

Shop Harx Dog Leashes are durable and chic for the most discerning pet (I mean owner…).

At Home with Dogs and Their Designers

At Home with Dogs and their Designers features the luxe life of your favorite designer’s dogs. Plus, you can see my five year goal, which I also featured HERE.

Bark Box

Bark Box. It used to be only I got packages, but now my Emmie Pug (that is not her pictured above) has gotten in on the action. These make great gifts for the pups (and make the owner’s life easier).

HOME

Mark and Graham Acryllic Serving Trays

Mark & Graham Acrylic serving trays make for a very nice and versatile gift. I love the round one.

Fellow Kettle

This Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle sure beats the standard ones you see at big retailers. It is sleek in style and is equipped with precise technology for your flow rate and to achieve the perfect temperature.

Gardenuity

Gardenuity allows you to send fresh herbs in chic bamboo planters.

Juliska cork Candlestick

Juliska Cork Candlestick Holder. For $39, a set of these would make a beautiful gift.

Scrapbooks by David Hicks

David Hicks Scrapbooks offers amazing insight into his world of design. See my review HERE.

Poerty-of-Place

Classic Architecture by Bobby McAlpine in his book Poetry of Place. Be sure to check out my review HERE

Leviating Bonsai

Levitating Bonsai Plant. It actually levitates, and I am not sure how…but this will surely get them talking.

Life At The Top

Life At The Top features the incredible apartment buildings throughout New York City.

Haute Bohemians

Haute Bohemians is an excellent book from famed photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna. See my review HERE.

TRAVEL

Away Suitcase

The Bigger Carry-On from Away. It has a charger built right in and ample space to pack. Very durable too. Mine (with my monogram ) is pictured above.

For those who always ask- the shoes are Christian Dior and I love them because “CD” are also my initials. They are pricey, but I will link them anyway…. Christian Dior Sneakers

Parker Thatch DuffleThis Parker Thatch Duffle is perfectly stylish. The brand does very intriguing monograms on fresh styles.

Bombas

I really believe that Bomba’s are the best socks. These socks would be great to travel into colder weather.

Cuyana Cape

Cuyana Alpaca Cape is totally yummy to travel in. Looking that chic deserves an upgrade.

Garrett Leight

I love the new Garrett Leight Store on Knox in Dallas, and I love their sunglasses even more. Pictured trying some on with my friend who may be slightly annoyed I posted this without asking…love ya, mean it.

TECH

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I love the new shadow text on the iPhone cases by The Daily Edited.

Sonos with Alexa

Sonos Speaker with Alexa. These speakers produce truly phenomenal sound, and now they are capable to integrate Alexa. What more do you need for every room in the house?

Brass Earbuds

Master & Dynamic’s chic brass earphones

Jamie Clawson MacBook Python Cover

Jamie Clawson python leather MacBook Cover (other colors/textures also available)

Prynt Pocket Instant Printer

Prynt Instant iPhone Printer. I recently just got this for a friend and it was so fun to print pictures seconds after snapping them.

ART

Mary Gaspar Plant Cell via Minted

Mary Gaspar makes beautiful prints available on Minted. I couldn’t imagine a more lovely gift than a piece of art,

Donald The Book

I love Donald Robertson’s new book featuring his incredible drawings and work throughout.

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Dippin Dot Squared by Kristi Kohut. I love the colors and design of this so much. Nothing like abstract art mixed with antique pieces.

Midecom Milkboy Toy

The MilkBoy It Bear available on BAIT. How cool would this look on a bookshelf? It can double as a toy, but it is more art to me…

BEAUTY

Ogee Sculpted Lip Oil

I don’t leave the house without my Ogee Sculpted Lip Oil. All clean, and totally lovely.

Drunk Elephant Baby Facial Mask

Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask leaves your skin looking like you just got a facial. It is my Sunday night go to.

Dyson Hairdryer

Dyson Hairdryer. Yes, It is worth it. I have had mine for a year and there is no going back to any other dryer. The most efficient blow dry.

Beauty Bioscience GloPRO. This is one of the hottest gifts right now. Microneedle your face to perfection.

 Vitners Daughter

Vitner’s Daughter  I can’t brag about this enough. It may be pricey, but I swear it is a skin game changer  (dry/oily/acne- it solves it al)

Olverum

My nightly routine isn’t complete without a bath. Olverum Bath Oil has been around for generations. It is all natural (truly) and smells divine.

Magnetic Eye Lash extentions

One Two Magnetic Eye Lashes. Eye lash boutiques are popping everywhere, but it is a long and pricey process. This beats the stick-on glue and provides an easy alternative for long lashes.

Fall Tablescape

One slight drop in temperature here in Texas inspired me to get into the fall spirit. Since I am without little ones, I don’t really “halloween” things around the house. Instead, I prefer a more seasonal take on this autumn/thanksgiving season. I also don’t love using orange that much in my decor. In fact, i really don’t have much of anything with that color besides a punch or two of tangerine around. I like to infuse a bit of fall with white and green pumpkins, jewel tones, and chinoiserie blue & white pumpkins hand painted by some of my favorite artists.

I had the same approach with my fall tablescape this year. I wanted a dash of color, contrast, and functionality to add a punch of fall and festivity to my place settings. I hope you are inspired and feel free to “shop the look” in my links!

p.s. my soup spoon is incorrectly placed in some of these photos- I had to move it for space. Don’t be mad :)

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THE TABLE:

Pumpkin (like any flower arrangement- it ranges in price): 

The real winner of the table was my custom pumpkin centerpiece from Dr. Delphinium. I had jewel tones of  deep amethyst and boxwood green make a perfect contrast with the white pumpkin. LINK

Tablecloth ($168):

For my table, I chose a Poolside linen tablecloth from Sferra. It is one of the pricier items, but it is exceptional quality. There is nothing worse than a scratchy and cheap tablecloth!

Plates ($18, $22), Napkins ($15) and Water Glasses:

For my salad and dinner plates I went with Juliska’s melamine line that is dishwasher safe and unbreakable (always a good thing if you are cleaning up at the end of the night after a few glasses of wine). Also, a great way to use the “nice stuff” around kids or not so steady friends and relatives. The Forest Walk Napkins are of the highest quality and would go with any fall tabletop!

Chargers ($15) and Placemats ($14):

I added some texture and contrast with cork chargers and rich green snakeskin placemats from Caspari. I couldn’t find the Caspari chargers online anywhere, but Juliska makes similar ones that are a little more expensive!

Flatware ($79 for 20 piece set):

I love bamboo and I think gold glistens at the dinner table. For $79 you can get a 20 piece gold bamboo flatware set that serves four. It really added the right amount of chic and glam to the table! LINK

 

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PLACE CARDS:

All place cards created by Moore Ink. She works quickly and can do pretty much anything from envelopes to menus to gift tags and more! Can ship within the U.S. EMAIL: margmooreink@gmail.com LINK

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COCKTAILS AND APPETIZERS:

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I used Zephyr Gin to create an Apple Autumn cocktail! It was so delicious! Recipe: HERE 

Fall Tablescape by The Potted Boxwood 3 My favorite food blog is Half Baked Harvest. Her recipes are always unique, easy to make, and delicious. This Apple Butternut Squash Burrata Pizza was a huge hit! Recipe: HERE

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To purchase that gorgeous blue & white chinoiserie pumpkin click: HERE

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FALL DECOR:

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I ordered these hand painted blue & white pumpkins from Karolyn at The Relished Roost years ago. They are some of my favorite fall items. I blend them in with my other blue and white pieces and ALWAYS get compliments on how fresh and chic they are!

See my blue and white pumpkin from Dana at Indigo Home Shop above, next to the the Crispy Kale Autumn Salad!

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