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Mad Respect: Patricia van der Vliet
Dutch model Patricia van der Vliet can be found within the pages of Vogue and Interview, but in her off-time, you’re more likely to see her traveling the world. The Inside Source caught up with this adventurous (not to mention drop dead gorgeous) spirit to talk about her holiday getaways, what she packs when she gets away, and the year going forward. 
Jenny Bahn: Where are you dreaming of taking off to this holiday season?
Patricia van der Vliet: Tulum! I love it there. Everything is still so untouched and raw. The food is incredible. So are the beaches. Love the Mexican hospitality. And apart from mind blowing beaches you can do so much adventures stuff down there.
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JB: Most glorious moment of 2013?
PV: My most glorious moment… Think it might sound stupid to some of you, but — honestly — when I reached the top of Machu Picchu.




JB: What are your top five things to pack before leaving town?




PV: 1) Embryolisse, the face cream I always use, 2) Leonor Greyl Anti-Frizz serum (girl’s gotta keep her curls in line), 3) A good book (I am a huge bookworm. There ain’t no way I’m hitting the road without a good book underneath my arm), 4) Very superficial, but my iPhone, yes.. and 5) My Starbucks instant coffee  (the Bold Italian flavour.  There’s nothing worse then finding yourself with a flavourless cup of coffee. My morning depends on it.  I always make sure I have one or two packs with me.)



JB: Any goals for 2014? Dare we say, “resolutions”? 



PV: 2014… I would like to cook some more.  I keep on buying all these cookbooks, but for some reason I only end up cooking when I’m visiting my family in Holland. I need to make it a point to cook more whilst being in New York.
(Photo courtesy of @hungvanngo via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Mad Respect: Patricia van der Vliet

Dutch model Patricia van der Vliet can be found within the pages of Vogue and Interview, but in her off-time, you’re more likely to see her traveling the world. The Inside Source caught up with this adventurous (not to mention drop dead gorgeous) spirit to talk about her holiday getaways, what she packs when she gets away, and the year going forward. 

Jenny Bahn: Where are you dreaming of taking off to this holiday season?

Patricia van der Vliet: Tulum! I love it there. Everything is still so untouched and raw. The food is incredible. So are the beaches. Love the Mexican hospitality. And apart from mind blowing beaches you can do so much adventures stuff down there.

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JB: Most glorious moment of 2013?

PV: My most glorious moment… Think it might sound stupid to some of you, but — honestly — when I reached the top of Machu Picchu.

JB: What are your top five things to pack before leaving town?

PV: 1) Embryolisse, the face cream I always use, 2) Leonor Greyl Anti-Frizz serum (girl’s gotta keep her curls in line), 3) A good book (I am a huge bookworm. There ain’t no way I’m hitting the road without a good book underneath my arm), 4) Very superficial, but my iPhone, yes.. and 5) My Starbucks instant coffee  (the Bold Italian flavour. There’s nothing worse then finding yourself with a flavourless cup of coffee. My morning depends on it. I always make sure I have one or two packs with me.)

JB: Any goals for 2014? Dare we say, “resolutions”? 

PV: 2014… I would like to cook some more. I keep on buying all these cookbooks, but for some reason I only end up cooking when I’m visiting my family in Holland. I need to make it a point to cook more whilst being in New York.

(Photo courtesy of @hungvanngo via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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eBay Gift Inspiration: Rare Children’s Book
Yesterday we wrote about famed graphic artist, Milton Glaser, the creator of the ubiquitous “I [heart] NY” campaign. eBay currently has a special first edition of a children’s book, If Apples Had Teeth, which Milton illustrated for wife Shirley Glaser back in 1960. The rare book can be found on eBay for $451. A hefty price for most perhaps, but a genuine treasure for design nerds with a penchant for collecting kids books.
See listing here on eBay. 
(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Seller Kirkland_Books. Text: Jauretsi)

eBay Gift Inspiration: Rare Children’s Book

Yesterday we wrote about famed graphic artist, Milton Glaser, the creator of the ubiquitous “I [heart] NY” campaign. eBay currently has a special first edition of a children’s book, If Apples Had Teeth, which Milton illustrated for wife Shirley Glaser back in 1960. The rare book can be found on eBay for $451. A hefty price for most perhaps, but a genuine treasure for design nerds with a penchant for collecting kids books.

See listing here on eBay. 

(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Seller Kirkland_Books. Text: Jauretsi)

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7 Days to Christmas: Director Gabriel Stanley

Gabriel Stanley spends his days directing videos for clients like Lanvin to WWD, and making music with his band, Spooky. We asked him what he would order with the new eBay Now app (which delivers anything to your doorstep in 1 hour). ”If I was stuck in a shoot and needed an Apple USB Super Harddrive, I would get it ordered to the set asap” he mentions first. “I’m also a musician, so if I was at a gig and needed an emergency save, I’d hop onto the app and search Guitar Center for a Guitar Amp.” Good thinking Gabe. 

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Too good to be true? Just download the eBay Now app yourself, and just let your fingers start searching for items. If you order before Dec 22nd, all delivery fees are free and git wrapped in Holiday Jonathan Adler wrapping paper. Remember, you can shop til midnight! Also, if you place your first order before Dec 31st, eBay will take 20% off. 

(Photo: 1. Gabriel Stanley 2. Guitar Amp courtesy of Guitar Center 3. Apple USB Super Drive. Text by Jauretsi)

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The Christmas Megamix
By Jauretsi
It’s that time of the year to bust out some Jackson 5 doing an a cappella version of “Give Love on Christmas Day.” Perhaps a little “Linus & Lucy,” the classic Charlie Brown Christmas song? Toss in some extra James Brown, Beach Boys, and Dolly Parton and now you have yourself one of the most eclectic Xmas tapes for your holiday entertaining.
The folks at McSweeney’s, San Francisco’s premiere publishing company, made this tasty mix to stream from your Spotify. Link with McSweeney’s Christmas mix here. 
(Photo: unknown)

The Christmas Megamix

By Jauretsi

It’s that time of the year to bust out some Jackson 5 doing an a cappella version of “Give Love on Christmas Day.” Perhaps a little “Linus & Lucy,” the classic Charlie Brown Christmas song? Toss in some extra James Brown, Beach Boys, and Dolly Parton and now you have yourself one of the most eclectic Xmas tapes for your holiday entertaining.

The folks at McSweeney’s, San Francisco’s premiere publishing company, made this tasty mix to stream from your Spotify. Link with McSweeney’s Christmas mix here. 

(Photo: unknown)

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eBay Ninja Tricks: Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso
By Jauretsi
The New York Times recently had an informative article on online shopping. In the endless game of “searches”, the newspaper recommends typing in synonyms when searching out a product. For example, type in “coat” instead of “jacket”. “On sites like eBay, try leaving out words” writes NYT, “if you are looking for an Yves Saint Laurent handbag on eBay, search for ‘Saint Laurent’ or ‘Laurent bag’.”
Sophia Amoruso of the e-commerce site Nasty Gal adds to the tip: “If you search for ‘Yves Saint Laurent,’ you’ll be fighting over pieces with a bigger group of people,” she says while suggesting to purposefully… [MORE] misspell brand names as well. “Think of what an uninformed person might list a really great designer piece as, and you can get an amazing gem for an incredible price.” 
Last but not least tip for your aggressive Fashion odyssey, you should know that eBay Fashion also lets shoppers search by taking a cellphone picture of a fabric to find similar designs. To read the rest of the piece, visit New York Times' Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays. 
(Photo: Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal photographed for Racked.com)

eBay Ninja Tricks: Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso

By Jauretsi

The New York Times recently had an informative article on online shopping. In the endless game of “searches”, the newspaper recommends typing in synonyms when searching out a product. For example, type in “coat” instead of “jacket”. “On sites like eBay, try leaving out words” writes NYT, “if you are looking for an Yves Saint Laurent handbag on eBay, search for ‘Saint Laurent’ or ‘Laurent bag’.”

Sophia Amoruso of the e-commerce site Nasty Gal adds to the tip: “If you search for ‘Yves Saint Laurent,’ you’ll be fighting over pieces with a bigger group of people,” she says while suggesting to purposefully… [MORE] misspell brand names as well. “Think of what an uninformed person might list a really great designer piece as, and you can get an amazing gem for an incredible price.” 

Last but not least tip for your aggressive Fashion odyssey, you should know that eBay Fashion also lets shoppers search by taking a cellphone picture of a fabric to find similar designs. To read the rest of the piece, visit New York Times' Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays

(Photo: Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal photographed for Racked.com)

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Get Pampered for Free on Black Friday. Thank You eBay!
By Jauretsi
We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. eBay invites you to sit down, relax, and shut down on probably one of the craziest days of the year, Black Friday (yes, it is indeed this Friday). Don’t worry about feeling guilty that you’re missing shopping mall homework because eBay did all the thinking for you. Here’s the plan: For one day only, Nov 23rd, eBay invites you to get pampered for free at any Bliss Spa in 7 cities from 9:00am to 9:00pm… all the while, you can tackle your Christmas shopping via the eBay App from your mobile phone or tablet. Enjoy a mani, pedi or foot massage while browsing incredible deals on the season’s sweetest gifts. If you are in New York, Chicago, LA, Dallas, San Fran, South Beach, or Atlanta, go to the Buy in Bliss site right now to book your gratis appointment. 
(Photo: WBarcelona) 

Get Pampered for Free on Black Friday. Thank You eBay!

By Jauretsi

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. eBay invites you to sit down, relax, and shut down on probably one of the craziest days of the year, Black Friday (yes, it is indeed this Friday). Don’t worry about feeling guilty that you’re missing shopping mall homework because eBay did all the thinking for you. Here’s the plan: For one day only, Nov 23rd, eBay invites you to get pampered for free at any Bliss Spa in 7 cities from 9:00am to 9:00pm… all the while, you can tackle your Christmas shopping via the eBay App from your mobile phone or tablet. Enjoy a mani, pedi or foot massage while browsing incredible deals on the season’s sweetest gifts. If you are in New York, Chicago, LA, Dallas, San Fran, South Beach, or Atlanta, go to the Buy in Bliss site right now to book your gratis appointment. 

(Photo: WBarcelona