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Still looking for the perfect, wool-free peacoat? If we didn't wow you with our previous list, here's a few extras. The Armani cotton peacoat, and Helmut Lang cotton/acrylic pea coat are not cheap, but they're wool-free and will stay in your wardrobe for life. Classic styles like this are not going anywhere.

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Instead of a shorter coat, Banana Republic's moleskin trench and French Connection's Moleskin car coat are great alternatives - and brushed moleskin is a warm, heavy, sturdy and soft cotton. No moles are hurt!


Have you ever wanted to do yoga with Russel Simmons or take five of your friends to a private dinner party prepared by Celeb Chef Tal Ronnen with actress Ginnifer Goodwin and Author Rory Freedman? What about lunch with Supermodel Tatjana Patitz or 2 VIP Tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres Show or two tickets and backstage passes to see 30 Seconds to Mars? Whether it's art, a health consultation, or meeting the stars, the Farm Sanctuary auction on Charity Buzz has some amazing stuff worth checking out. This could make a really great holiday gift and help out one of our favorite organizations! Large_list Large_list Large_list Large_list Large_list Large_list

It's almost Hanukkah! If you have no idea what to make your brisket-loving family, quit your kvetching and start smoking your marijuanica, compiling Jewish recipes and planning a traditional menu. From Sweet and Sour Cabbage Borscht, Carrot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes, and Potato Latkes with Tofu Sour Cream and Applesauce, to Roshinkes un Mandlin and Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Strudel - this is a real traditional feast.