Gift Guide: Playing House

By |December 10th, 2012|Gift Guide|

Gift giving season is upon us.  We’re already a few lit candles into our menorahs and the halls have been properly decked.  So, now that you’ve decorated accordingly, it’s time to shop accordingly.  This time of year, you will more likely than not be bombarded with lots of holiday party invites (the downfall of being so popular) and while your host(ess) is really just giddy to see your pretty face, your mom, Emily Post, and I would strongly encourage you not to show up empty handed.  Sure, the standard bottle of wine will fly, but that half bottle of whiskey is just not going to cut it.  And rather than bring a gift that you’re more likely to drink yourself (yeah, we’re onto you), why not offer up some goodies that will last longer than tomorrow’s hangover?

housewarming gifts1. C. R. Gibson Pocket Recipe Book, $36.99, 2. Renato Foti Optical Granite Coasters, $75, 3. Diptyque Holiday Candle Set, $68, 4. Wolfgang Puck Lighted Electric Wine Opener, $58.99, 5. The Hungover Cookbook, $10, 6. Izola Shake Rattle & Roll Shaker, $31.99, 7. Tonino Lamborghini Silver Collection Backgammo Set, $179, 8. C. Wonder Faux Fur Throw, $128, 9. Jonathan Adler Giraffe Ornament, $24

Happy hosting.




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Gift Guide: Hostess with the Mostess

By |December 21st, 2011|Gift Guide|

Chances are that in the next week or two you will be attending some type of holiday party, dinner, or domestic gathering.  If you are lucky enough not to be the one stuck hosting, don’t you dare show up empty handed.  What?  Were you raised in a barn?  If you have ever hosted, you are aware of all the duties (and expenses) that come along with putting together a suburban soiree.  Rather than show up with the run of the mill bottle of wine or spirit, how about picking up something that will actually make the lady of the house feel appreciated — and may even get you invited back again?  Unless, of course, you don’t want to be invited back again… then might I suggest a case of PBR?

1. Kate Spade Rose Print Thank You Cards, $20, 2. Diane von Furstenberg High Rise White Wine Glass Set, $60, 3. Hollywood Fashion Tape Hostess with the Mostess Kit, $19.99, 4. Dennis Basso Faux Fur Throw, $48.96, 5. Kate Spade Two of a Kind Highballs, $50, 6. Cut Lace Vanity Tray, $24, 7. Sequin Swirl Pillow, $32, 8. Bormioli Rocco Sorgente Fuchsia Water Glasses, $29.99, 9. Nest Holiday Votives Set, $32

Can I take your coat?