2010 December 16

Happy Holidays from Zang and Jill!

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(NEW YORK) Uptown designer Zang Toi and his bestie Jill Zarin shared their holiday spirit--and gift ideas--with The Daily’s Chic Report in amNew York. The result? Pure joy! BY EDDIE ROCHE

How did you meet?
Jill: My stylist brought me to his show at the tents in 2008, and I died! I died! It was so phenomenal. I ended up going to his showroom, and there was such chemistry between us. I was just starting to film the second season of Housewives, and Zang offered to host a luncheon and show in his showroom for the Housewives cast. Planning that event solidified our friendship.
Zang: I still get recognized everywhere from being on the show.
Jill: A name like Zang Toi is hard to forget!

Have you guys done most of your shopping?
Jill: In our family, we really focus the Hannukah gifts on the children. Yesterday was my Aunt Cookie’s Hannukah party, which you’ll see on season 4. It was nothing fancy- very family- oriented, but loving and beautiful.

Zang, What are you going to give Jill?
Zang: I have the perfect gift, and I’ve been waiting to give it to her for a long, long time: The brown gown that she just wore. I made it special for her color.
Jill: No way! I can’t accept that.

And what do you have in mind for Zang?
Jill: I will make a donation to his favorite charity. At our age and our lifestyle, that’s the best gift.  I can buy anything I want or need- but don’t tell that to my husband! He can’t get away with that sh**. He has to buy me jewelry.


What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?
Jill: A mini mink change purse. For a grown woman? Like I need a mink change purse.
Zang: I’m the worst person to buy gifts for; I have such definite tastes.

ZANGS GIFT LIST:
Jamee Gregory’s new Rizzoli book, New York Parties: Private Views, $35, amazon.com
Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne, $200,  www.sherry-lehmann.com
A Charvet silk tie and pocket square for the stylist guy.
A romantic weekend at the Coco Chanel suite at the Ritz in Paris, beginning with champagne and caviar on the balcony. (Rooms starts at $10,000)
A luxurious yet practical House of Toi cashmere/silk/wool cardigan wrap with mink border for the stylish lady friend, $6000, neimanmarcus.com

JILL'S GIFT LIST:
Anthony Logistics For Men Body Cleansing Gels in eucalyptus mint and peppermint, $35 for 32oz., $22 for 12 oz., Anthony.com
Ecoya metro candle jar, $32, Bloomingdales.com
Godiva Belgian chocolate flourless cake, $34, Godiva
Tres Glam Jewelry Evil Eye Bracelet, $2,800-$10,000, call Kirpaul, 323-655-2088
Kwiat Charity Water Bracelet, $100, kwiat.com
Jill Zarin 4-piece comforter set, $179-$199 bedbathandbeyond.com

 



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