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Monday, December 29, 2014

My Life Lately

Hi everyone! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc., etc. I realized I haven't done an update since the beginning of November so I thought I'd let people know what I've been up to. My family came out for Thanksgiving, which was so nice. My aunt and uncle hosted us at their house in Pacific Palisades and we had a group of about 25 people. It was so fun to not have to travel and to show my family around our new hood!

At the beginning of December, work was ramping up at johnnie-O with the holiday season and exams were on the horizon at FIDM so it was busy busy busy. I'm happy to say I passed (yay!) and went home for the holidays. 

Christmas in Connecticut was lovely. Riley played New York and New Jersey and then we got to bring him home with us. Santa was very good to me this year. My family and I headed down to Boca Grande where I am currently writing this post. Lulu had her 16th birthday last night, which was so fun! Can't believe how old she's getting! I've had such a great time with friends and family with great food and great fun. Anyways, quick update but I'll hopefully have more time to post this week! Talk soon!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Makeup Bag Update: Favorite Lip Colors

The Bobbi Brown lip gloss, Tarte lipstick in watermelon and Nars lipstick in catfight (a beautiful nude/pink color) have been my go-to's this holiday season. The Tarte lipstick is the perfect watermelon/red for those of us with pink/cool undertones and the Nars catfight lipstick is quickly becoming a staple. What are your favorites?? Any must-haves I should know about?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Elements of Style Bedroom Update

I adore Erin Gates' blog, Elements of Style, and her decorating style and taste so I was so excited to see what she did with her bedroom renovation. It did not disappoint! If there's one thing I want when I'm older it's gotta be a 4-poster bed. There is just nothing better and more elegant. Erin really wanted one for her bedroom but she couldn't find one she quite liked so she did a design collaboration with Kristin Drohan and designed her own! It is fab. Light wood and a faux leather tufted headboard? Swoon. Her fabrics and colors and everything are perfect and I love all of the hardware and custom details in her master bath and closet. I would take this whole situation as is...

All images from Elements of Style

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stocking Stuffers for Her

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Gifts for the Littles

Below are a few fun gifts for the little peeps in your life. I have a 5 month old godson and an 11 year old godson so I am on the hunt for the perfect Christmas gifts for them. For Jack, the younger one, I'm thinking the early rider push-along would be a fun one and for my older godson, Charlie, I may go with the snowball launcher (he already has one of those nifty skateboards) and a fathead of Rickie Fowler (not shown here...). Of course, you can never go wrong with a johnnie-O Jr. polo, 1/4 zip, bathing suit, etc. etc. (shameless plug but I mean it..) What are you guys getting for the kiddos in your lives?

Friday, December 5, 2014

Gifts for the Gals

Friday, November 28, 2014

Gifts for the Guys

The great thing about having a women's lifestyle blog? I can share with you my gift guide ideas for men without the fear of the men in my life knowing what I'll get them because they admittedly don't read my blog. (Watch this be the one time they do...)

Nail Set // a little unorthodox but I promise you guys will be psyched to pick and prod at their skin, nails, etc. with this very masculine set.
Cuff Links + Money Clip // he'll feel super sophisticated with this cuff lunk/money clip combo
Dopkit // he can grab this on the go grooming kit and use the dopkit when the products are all out

Ralph Lauren Cashmere Sweater // you can never go wrong with a good cashmere sweater - this one in gray is timeless

Personalized Leather iPad Case // Looks great with a personal touch

Caps/One Size Fits All Book // Great coffee table book
Patagonia Backpack // An updated and more grown up version of the old classic. Great for weekend trips and hiking
Tumi Luggage // The best of the best and he will feel super sleek rolling this on business trips.

johnnie-O Button Downs // shameless self-promotion BUT I obviously stand behind the products! johnnie-O has amazing polos, outerwear, bathing suits, etc. for men and boys. The 4-button polo will be his new favorite.

Sunglasses // these glasses are trendy yet classic - a perfect stocking stuffer especially if you're heading on a holiday getaway

Patagonia Jacket // This coat is expensive but he will never need another one. Designed with Jackson Hole, this Patagonia jacket is the warmest coat, expertly constructed to withstand the harshest conditions.

Garment Bag // This garment bag is chic and every man on the go needs one!

Burberry Scarf // If he'll wear any scarf, it will be this Burberry one. Guys don't realize how much warmer a scarf can make you. My brother finally figured it out during his walks to the office during the Polar Vortex in NYC.

American Flag Socks // Don't believe the old knowledge that socks are a bad Christmas present. They are not - for stylish men, at least. My brother would love rocking this pair.

Bushnell Golf Tracker Watch // Pre-loaded with over 30,000 courses, this is a must have for the golf lover guy in the group.. Aka all the guys in my life.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Party Dresses

I always stock up on party dresses around this time because you never know how many you'll need for the holiday season! Below are a few I have my eye on. I've gotten started on my gift guides and I'm so excited to share in the next couple weeks.

Monday, November 17, 2014


I love the concept of Homepolish. You have an initial consultation with a designer and then buy a bucket of hours and they go to work for you. You can re-decorate your whole house or one room and pick your budget - the designers go to work creating the perfect space. I am also obsessed with the website! They have gorgeous pictures of finished spaces from offices to bedrooms to outdoor patios. Check out the site here and a few of my favorite photos below.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Artist of the Day: Carter Kustera

I have been obsessed with Carter Kustera since I saw his silhouettes in the Westchester Mall at the Barneys outlet plastered all over the dressing rooms. I didn't know they were by him but the quirky sayings and bright colors stuck in my mind. Years later, I saw he was doing a special with Jonathan Adler but they were a bit out of my price range at the time. And then - this morning I saw custom portraits were available on Gilt City for much less and I jumped at the opportunity to get a few. My dream would be to have a full gallery wall but I purchased three for now. The great thing is, you get to pick your color and saying and it is a real silhouette based on the picture you send. And he paints animals too! Cannot wait to add mine to our gallery wall! Aren't they fun?



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