Soon after her November 5 birthday, Buffy Longworth of Forest Park begins preparations for her holiday shopping. For 19 years she has been passionate about assisting her family and clients with their holiday shopping. A woman on a mission, Buffy is as comfortable shopping at Big Lots as she is shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue. A statuesque blond with a fetching smile, she is flamboyant with a pop of Christmas flash. With her alligator shopping bag in tow, Buffy’s foray into the holiday retail-shopping world is underway. Her impeccable style and taste coupled with a lilting, Southern accent, enhances the joy of the season.

What was a popular Christmas gift for the ladies? Buffy: My darling, they were all delighted to receive Med. Spa gift cards.

Not to leave the men out, what did they receive from Santa? Buffy: Sporting stores gift cards and of course, cabin socks and boxers.

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Buffy: I can’t be bothered with such senselessness. However, I will make it up as I go along. Merry! Merry!

What did you purchase for yourself for Christmas? Buffy: My dear, I needed several more sweaters and another pair of Hokas.

The little loves all received what for Christmas? Buffy: They all wanted Legos and Barbie dolls.

Tell me about your family? Buffy: I was born in 1968 the only child of Catherine and William Watson of Charleston, South Carolina. We moved to Birmingham when I was 10-years-old. I have been happily married to Thomas Longworth and we have two children, William and Mary Elizabeth.

What is your favorite meal? Buffy: I find delicious a filet, a loaded baked potato, asparagus, Caesar salad and for dessert tiramisu.

What is your favorite music? Darling, I simply adore both secular and sacred Christmas music. Classical Christmas music is glorious.

Which stores did you find most accommodating? Buffy: Without question, Saks, Von Maur and Nordstrom Rack. Van Maur offered free gift-wrapping and shipping.