Gift Guide: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

By |December 10th, 2013|Gift Guide|

holiday party friendsUnless you are a terrible house guest (insert all too easy obvious relevant pop culture reference here), you will more than likely be invited to at least one holiday gathering- dinner party or otherwise.  As anyone knows, Emily Post would encourage you not to turn up empty handed.  While there is debate whether or not bringing good spirits, alcoholic and emotional, is enough, my personal opinion is that it’s always a welcome surprise to receive something other than a bottle of Chateau Diana that was picked up from Duane Reade or the deli on the way over.  Be it pricey or just playful, there are plenty of fun options to be presented to your gracious host(ess) as a token of appreciation for organizing the soirée.

gifts for host hostess1. Williams-Sonoma Monogram Collection Salad Plates, 2. Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug, 3. AERIN Round Match Striker, 4. Mistletoe Stem,  5. Cire Trudon Le Grande Bougie Melchior Myrrh and Benzoin, 6. Wishbone Bottle Opener, 7. Toasts & Tributes by John Bridges and Bryan Curtis, 8. Linen Satin Stitch Cocktail Napkins, 9.Set of 2 Copper Moscow Mule Mugs, 10. D.L. & Co. 12 Days of Christmas Candle Set, 11. Soiree Opus Wine Gadgets Gift Set, 12. Lékué Macaron Kit, 13. Argentinean Candy Jar


Happy hosting.




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Why Did You Wear That: Wear the Rainbow

By |January 12th, 2012|Why Did You Wear That?|

When I walked into the fifth floor of Saks a couple of weeks ago, my eyes lit up as I saw a table of denim in almost every color in the rainbow.  I love jeans and making them in different colors is merely an excuse for me to buy more… cause I need a pair of lavender jeans, don’t I?  Right.  For a while denim has been clean, skinny, and dark (thank God, we’ve moved past that whole “distressed”, rhinestoned, whiskered phase).  We saw the emergence of red denim this past year, but it hasn’t been since Bongo jeans and snap crotch bodysuits that I’ve seen such a variety of saturated shades.  Have I dated myself?  No?  Cotempo Casuals, anyone?  Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite shades that I can’t wait to wear.

Top (L to R): AG Adriano Goldschmied The Stilt Cigarette Pants in Neon Yellow, $159, 7 for All Mankind Skinny Twill Jeans in Neon Yellow, $169, J Brand Skinny Twill Pants in Canary, $176 7 for All Mankind Gwenevere Skinny Jeans in Deep Canteloupe, $169,  Joe’s Colored Skinny Jeans in Nectar, $158 J Brand Skinny Twill Pants in Fraise, $176

Bottom (L to R): J Brand Skinny Twill Pants in St. Tropez, $176, AG Adriano Goldschmied The Stilt Cigarette Jeans in Highlighter Blue, $159, Joe’s Colored Skinny Jeans in French Blue, $158, Rag & Bone The Skinny Jeans in Royal, $1767 for All Mankind Skinny Twill Jeans in Light Purple, $169,  7 for All Mankind Skinny Twill Jeans in Neon Pink, $169

Now you’re pants can be as bright as you are.