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BEVERLY GROVE—Rodin's luxe lip balms and soothing skin oils would make any giftee giddy, but to make these products stocking-stuffer ready, the brand has gotten them gussied up in bright, beautiful packing for the holidays. One of our fave beauty shops in town—and recently listed in our 20 Coolest Indie Shops—Violet Grey (8452 Melrose Place) is celebrating the launch of this Kaleidoscope Collection on Wednesday with a visit from the company's founder (not to mention total fashionista) Linda Rodin, who will also be introducing a Holiday Gift Box exclusive to the store. The 3-5pm event will also be highlighted by the illustrations of artist Donald Robertson, who will be stopping by to scrawl his whimsical drawings on stuff.
SANTA MONICA—Ron Robinson's lifestyle concept store (1327 Fifth Street) is all about giving during a shopping event this Tuesday—and we don't just mean of the holiday gift variety. Their #GivingTuesday not only unveils holiday collections from brands including Cotton Citizen, Modern Queen Kids, Shaffer LA, and Apothia LA—among others—but donates 20% of sales to mothers2mothers, an organization devoted to ending pediatric AIDS. Additionally, Baby Center will match any donations up to $50,000. The 5-8pm event also features healthful fare from Green Truck, wine by One Hope, and tunes by DJ Sandra Luesse. Also stopping by the beneficial soiree is beauty icon Cindy Crawford and producer Brian Grazer, who will each be signing their brand new books, Becoming and A Curious Mind.