Why Did You Wear That: Cocktail Hour

By |December 31st, 2013|Why Did You Wear That?|

nail art ringsThe one garnish certain to undoubtedly make a drink that much more chic with each clink of the glass is one that you bring to the party yourself.  No, you aren’t going to tote a jar of bleu cheese stuffed olives in your Prada to the next party.  This garnish is right at your fingertips… well, really just your fingers.  The fastest way to add extra bling is by slipping on a cocktail ring while sipping on a cocktail or two.  Originally made popular during the prohibition era as a kind of flamboyant “eff you”, the cocktail ring later became popular with single ladies who wore giant jewels on their right ring fingers as a sign of independence.  Being a woman looking forward to planting a kiss on no one other than her pooch this year, I like the idea of a cocktail ring in that context.  But whether you’re single or attached, there’s nothing wrong with adding an extra rock for cocktail hour.

rings cocktail hour1. Bijoux Heart La Terr D’Or Gold Plated Swarovski Crystal Ring, 2. Elizabeth and James Northern Star Cabochon Ring, 3. IPPOLITA Mother of Pearl Clear Quartz and Sterling Ring, 4. Gemma Redux Mood Ring, 5. Vanessa Mooney The Purple Haze Ring, 6. Anita Ko 18 Karat Gold Diamond Ring, 7. Kelly Wearstler Myra Ring, 8. Scott Kay Recessed Cross Ring, 9. Maison Martin Margiela Double Faux Diamond Ring, 10. AERIN Erickson Beamon Gemstone Cocktail Ring, 11. Alexis Bittar Mirrored Citrine Ring, 12. Gurhan Pandora Hammered 24 Karat Gold Amethyst Ring, 13. Monserat De Lucca Drunk Sober Ring, 14. Jade Jagger Diamond Disco Ball Ring, 15. Jacquie Aiche Moonstone Diamond and 14 Karat Rose Gold Ring, 16. Lanvin Borneo Gunmetal Tone Swarovski Crystal Ring





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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