Just for Frills

Fun and functional picks

By: By Anne Burke

Clients will get a kick out of this month’s fun-yet-functional gear picks. And the refrigerator magnets are also a great way to show off clients’ vacation shots on the office fridge.

An American Abroad
“Charlotte in Paris,”
“Charlotte in Giverny”
Young readers can learn about Impressionism, le sorbet, the Louvre and all other wonderful things French through “Charlotte in Paris” and “Charlotte in Giverny,” which chronicle the adventures of an 1890’s American schoolgirlin the City of Lights and the famous artist’s colony outside Paris. Written by Joan MacPhail Knight and beautifully illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Chronicle Books, $16.95. www.barnesandnoble.com




Life Is Good
Flag Cap
The upbeat “life is good” message on this American flag cap sends good vibes to fellow travelers, even when the tour bus breaks down and the hotel loses your clients’ reservations. The “Life Is Good” product line includes caps, sweats, backpacks, tees and even dog bowls. Caps are garment washed for a weathered look. $20.



This Is a Stick Up
USA Map Magnets
Clients can get a geography lesson with each trip to the fridge. The United States is divided into 30 colorful refrigerator magnets in this cool set from Cavallini & Co. Also available in a map of Paris and a bon voyage theme.
Each magnet is 1.7 inches by 2.4 inches. $22.