Meg Cohen is known for her cashmere fringe scarves and knit accessories. Paul Smith started carrying her scarves in his stores 15 years ago but Meg opened her own little boutique in SoHo just this month. I was captivated by the playful swirls of her home accessory designs, including place mats, coasters and tables, whether colorful or monochrome. These items would be good to use around the house anytime of year, but particularly for the holidays they seem to add the appropriate spirit and cheer for festive dinners and parties. My favorites include the bentwood low tables (originally designed for the Japanese market) and taller folding tray tables that are easily collapsible for storage if need be (perfect for small New York apartments). While at the store, you’ll probably pick up other holiday gifts, as well. I can hardly resist the soft touch of cashmere, especially when both men’s and women’s accessories are both so elegant and beautiful.