“Baby It’s Cold Outside: Last Minute Shopping Ideas”

San Francisco Chronicle Style editors chose the Ellen Brook line as a perfect holiday gift! So if you want a little something special for you or your gal, act fast:). Here ’tis….

“Last-minute gifts? It wouldn’t be the holidays without them. Style staff and contributors rounded up items they would like to give — and possibly receive as well…. here are a few ideas to help you come through in the clutch….

…The scarf: San Mateo’s Ellen Brook was a communications exec before discovering the painter within. Along with abstracts on canvas, she hand-paints silk organza ponchos and dusters, chic toppers for special occasions, tunics, scarves and wraps, too. $75-$379, www.ellen-brook.com or Studio on Chestnut, 2233 Chestnut St., and Britex, 146 Geary St., S.F.; Annieglass at 377 Santana Row, No. 1105, San Jose; and Nomad Chic, 23588 Arnold Dr. b, Sonoma.” click here for the article