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Home Decor – The Coffee Table Book

13 Apr

By Whitney

I have been really thinking hard about the new look I want for my (hopefully) new apartment.  I want to make sure every single piece is thought through and goes with my “palm beach chic” decor.  One thing I’ve started looking at are the perfect coffee table / bookcase books.  I love the idea of colorful and bright fashion books sitting underneath a vase or pretty gold piece.  What I love about these books is that they not only look great but they are fun to read through too!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $30

23 Dec

By Whitney

Last chance for gifts you guys!!  I threw together some of my favorites that are under $30 that can be stocking stuffers or little gifts to get someone.   So many fun little sussies on here and  none of them break the bank.  Cheers to last minute shopping!
Holiday Gift Guide - Stocking Stuffers

 

 

Cockwise from top left:  Tartan Christmas Poppers – $30 // New York Jackie:  Pictures From Her Life in the City – $20 // American Flag Key Fob – $29 // BaubleBar Pastel Pebble Strand – $15 (was $44) //  C.O. Bigelow Hand Treatment – $16 // The Grid Mini Foam Roller (NEED) – $25 // Bar10Der Bar Tool – $30 // Lilly Pulitzer Acrylic Stemless Wine Glasses (perfect for a beach house!) – $20 //  Kate Spade Gem Eraser Set (these are just too cute) – $16 // Baggu Nylon Tote – $7 // Emi jay headbands – $6 each // Hanukkah Sunglasses – $13 // Nordstrom Plus Faux Fur Slippers  – $24 // Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate (mmmm) – $16 // “Cocktail Party” Conversation Starters – $25 //  Sugar Paper Notebook – $18 // Wax Seal Kit – $15 // Henri Bendel Bow Ornament  – $24  //  Bathtub Wine Glass Holder (this is for real) – $15 // BaubleBar Gemini Pearl Ring (I have this and love it) – $28 // Adrienne Landau Rabbit Fur Earmuffs – $25 // Ban.Do Backup Charger (I know, I posted this before, but my phone dies so much these days I think this is being purchases asap) –  $30 // Williams Sonoma Vintage Cheese Knife Set – $30 //  Swedish Sea Salt Soap – $7 //Henri Bendel Travel Candle (tons of scents) – $15

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

10 Dec

By Whitney

Lots of different types of gifts on this one but all (except one that snuck in there) are under $50 and won’t break the bank.  These are perfect items that keep your budgets on track but will all be appreciated!!
holiday gift guide - under $50

Clockwise from top left:  Angora Fluff Mukluk Slippers  – $50 // Mark and Graham Monogrammed Melamine Tray (comes in a ton of different colors and options) – $44 // Jonathan Adler Glitter Canister (so many fun things could go in here!) – $88 (woops) // JCrew plaid flannel sleep shorts – $36 // Gorjana Alphabet Necklace – $50 // Chuck Taylor Shoreline Sneakers – $45 // Anthropologie Faux Fur Cuff Gloves (if you want something more cozy) – $48 // CWonder Buffalo Check Cheese Knife Set – $38 // JCrew Gold Elephant Tee (you guys know my love of elephants) – $42 //  Tom Ford Nailpolish – $32 // Rebecca Minkoff Sunglasses Case (this is perfect instead of one of those giant hard cases that take up half your purse) – $50 // JCrew Plaid Shearling Cuff Slippers – $45 // Deepa Gurnari Beaded Braid Headband – $38 // Happy Plugs Earbuds – $30 //Kate Spade “Fancy Another?” Tray – $50 // Topshop Polka Dot Gloves (so Princess Kate) – $48 //Ban.Do backup iphone charger (this isn’t exciting but it’s so useful it’s an awesome gift) – $30 // Kate Spade Sailor Knot Studs (Hi, I’m a classic earring that will be worn everyday in silver/gold/rose) – $36 // Deer Plush Blankets (in lots of colors) – $38 // Dreamer Henley Pajamas (in tons of colors) – $40.  Two Henri Bendel gifts that didn’t make the collage:   Henri Bendel Classic Medium Cosmetics Bag (it’s on here because I use mine everyday and it was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received) – $48 // Henri Bendel Louie Key Fob (my mom got me this and I love it. It’s substantial enough to find but not big enough for people to see it and be like, “woah what on earth do you keep your keys on?”) – $48

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

9 Dec

 

By Whitney

The toughest people on my gift list are always the men in my life.  I know you can always go with the Bose headphones or some other electronic (the iPhone 6 is always tempting since it actually fits into a dude’s hands) but I tried to get a little bit creative and find some things that are practical.   My dad was really pumped with his drone (truth) for his bday this year so really, you know them best.  Inside scoop on PP for Wednesday – gifts under $50!Holiday Gift Guide - Men

 

Clockwise from top left:  3-in-1 game set (I’m cold, I’d be pumped to play backgammon tonight) – $100 // Johnnie Walker Blue Bottle (that you can ENGRAVE!) – $230 // Rancourt Horsebit Loafer – $340 // Lacoste Henley Set – $209 // Hey Handsome Shaving Kit -$68  // Ray Ban Classic Wayfarers – $130 //Golf Courses: Fairways of the World Book – $109 //  Cole Haan Howland Penny Loafers (I love these too) – $100 // American Flag Needlepoint Cufflinks (I usually am not a cuff link fan but I adore these) – $55 // Lands End Monogrammed Plaid Wool Scarf (I love all of the colors) – $30 // Barbour Liddesdale Jacket (men just look so handsome in this jacket) – $190 // Harry’s Truman Shave Set (I’ve heard only great things) – $25 // Breville Mini Toaster Oven (I realize this is a really random thing on this list but let me just say, my parents got me this and I am literally obsessed. IT IS AMAZING AND IT IS A TOASTER.) – $150 // Blue Claw Weekender Bag (in olive or navy) – $375 // Fish’s Eddy Mug – $17 // Philips Sonicaire DiamondClean Toothbrush (apparently this is the greatest toothbrush of all time so we all should get involved) – $190 // Vineyard Vines Jersey 1/4 Zip  (a repeat from last year but every guy loves this) – $98.50

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Hostess

4 Dec

By Whitney

All of us are headed to someone’s holiday cocktails this year so let’s bring a great gift.  I tried to get a little creative this year and cross lots of different price thresholds.  Every host/hostess is unique so try to find something that you think will fit into their home!  No need to break the bank on some of these either!!  More gift guides to come – for the gents, the munchkins, under $50, under $150 and for your moms.  Any other requests??  Let us know!!

Holiday Gift Guide - Hostess

Clockwise from top left:  Single Cleat Serving Boards (this is one of my fav gift shop in NYC. Obsessed) – $125 // Tory Burch Candle (I love the idea of melting this down and using it a a makeup brush holder!) – $60 // Kate Spade Vienna Lane Keepsake Box – $40 // The Andy Cohen Diaries ((I know I’ve posted this before but my bff Teri and I cannot stop laughing at this read) – $ 16 // JCrew Heart Bowls – $36 // C.Wonder Agate Coasters-  $98 // C.Wonder Jingle Bell Wine Stopper – $28 // Artist Palette Cheese Tray – $68 // Moscow Mule Mugs (one of those things you’d never buy for yourself) – $38 // Elephant Salt & Pepper Shakers – $12 // Rachel George Mug (I truly think this Beyonce song is ridiculous so I love this mug) – $23 // Oscar De La Renta (that’s the book title. Just ODL. Dream Coffee Table) – $125//  Williams Sonoma Assorted Winter Cookies – $25  // NewGate Covent Garden Alarm Clock – $30 // Antiquo Cheese Set – $27

2014 Holiday Correspondence

3 Dec

By  Whitney

As you are all aware, I love a holiday card.  I love stationery in general but there’s nothing that makes me happier than when I sit down with Christmas music and champs and write out my holiday cards to my loved ones.  Who doesn’t love a pretty piece of snail mail???  Here are some fun ones, cute for xmas, new years, hannukah, any holiday you wish you celebrate.

holiday Cards

Top Row:  Papyrus Present Christmas Cards (it’s literally a present that is a card – set of 10) – $25 // Ugly Sweater Cards (set of 10) – $13.50 // 9th Letter Press Red Foil Bow Card – $5 // Flamingos in Winter (I mean these are so adorable and PB perfect -set of 8) – $29

Bottom Row:  Paper Source “Oy To The World” (set of 10) – $12.50 // Sugar Paper “Oh What Fun” (set of 6)- $28 // Wild Ink Vintage Ornaments (love these – set of 8) – $18 // Papyrus Glitter Knit Hat & Mittens (set of 12) – $15

 

Holiday Gift Guide – Under $100

2 Dec

By Whitney

My favorite time of year is officially here.  I have had my Christmas music on repeat, put lights up on my balcony and am about to decorate the tree this week!!  That also means it’s gift buying season and this is my fav part of writing a shopping blog.  Holiday gift guides are coming your way (stay tuned because there are lots of subjects from hostesses to gents to tots and lots of different price ranges) and today marks the first one.  Gifts under $100.

 

Holiday Gift Guide - Under $100

Clockwise from top left:  Marble Cheese Board – $98 // Cashmere Fingerless Gloves – $88 //Kate Spade Glitter Sneakers (in more fun colors here)- $80 // Mark and Graham Rocha Ring – $80 //  Pottery Barn Sherpa Robe (monogram this cozy number) – $75  // Kate Spade Camden Slippers – $85 // Sara Chloe Eva Engraved Pendant – $98 // Champagne Flutes – $80 // Cosabella 4 Piece Set – $80 // Pendleton Appetizer Plates – $62 // Henri Bendel Laundry Bags (one of my go-to gifts and now comes in a cute makeup bag)- $58 // JCrew Holiday Lights Pajamas (too too cute for xmas morning) – $87 // Iomoi Small Classic Monogrammed Tote (might be my fav thing on here) – $98 // Jonathan Adler Pig Ring Bowl – $88 // Warby Parkers (send a gift card, everyone loves these) – $95 // Hyannis Overnight Bag – $75 // Gerard Yosca Blue Drop Earrings – $100 // Pineapple Fruit Planter – $90 //  Monogrammed Stainless Steel Wine Cooler – $98 // Nixon Time Teller Watch (in all classic colors) – $95

T is for Thibaut Tanzania

24 Nov

by Lauren

At the front of my living room is a square shaped dining “nook” with large bay windows.  Since I have an open floor plan it is important to distinguish the dining nook as its own space, separate and apart from the living room… in its present state, it has no “pop” at the front of the room and is essentially wasted.  To give it the pop, I have been thinking about using a fun wallpaper — I am pretty sure I want the space to be beige and white… enter the Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper!  I think it has just the punch I need and since the color palette is neutral, the other accents I have in my living room won’t clash with it.  Check out these images…


Holiday Sparkle – Candles

17 Nov

By Whitney

I love a holiday candle.  The smell of vanilla, Christmas trees and snowflakes (I swear this one is amazing) makes my apartment feel that much more cozy in the winter time.  There are so many holiday events that you need a little hostess gift for and these are perfect (and easy).  Some come in pretty enough packaging that you are set to go!!

Holiday Sparkle Candles

Top Row:  Archipelago Winter Frost Candle – $30 // Primitives by Kathy “Get Your Jingle On” Mason Jar Candle – $16 // Niven Morgan Square Holiday Winter Fig Candle (already comes perfectly packaged!) – $38 // Nest Holiday Candle (everyone’s favorite) – $34

Bottom Row:  Henri Bendel Holiday Candle (always a great go-to) – $30 // Archipelago Hope Candle – $16 // Anthropologie Capri Mercury Candles (comes in a bunch of sizes) – $28 // Tocca Marrakesh Holiday Candle – $45

Seven Things

14 Nov

By Whitney

Friday (and the cold) is officially here!!!  I have a busy weekend of catching up on pretty much everything I didn’t do on my to-do list but I’m getting so so excited to head to Florida in ten days.  I can’t wait to get some sun!

1.  A lot of great places for gifts have some great discounts going on right now.  20% off of Williams Sonoma (through Mon), 25% off of Kate Spade with code BEMERRY (ends Sun),  30% off of Papyrus with code FFPYNQ4 (through Sun) and 20% off of Bloomingdales with code HOLIDAY (ends Sat).

2.   So not to stray too far from the normal seven things, this SNL “ad” for when you are addicted to Taylor Swift is pretty entertaining.

3.  These nautical ceramic plates and mugs are such cute little gifts for someone including the impossible present people (men).

4.  Adam Levine was on Jimmy Fallon and their song impersonations cracked me up.

5.  Loeffler Randall, you really just get me.  First off, your resort collection came just as I’m about to go to Florida for Thanksgiving and Mexico for Christmas (yessssss).  Second, you invented ADORABLE sneakers that I can actually wear when I’m a tourist and never want to be caught dead in sneakers.

6.  Sparkle season has begun (see more next week on this and gift guides!!!) and this Milly dress is on my list.  When I sent it to Lauren she responded “NEED” so it’s like air pretty much.

7.  I have an amazing “Friendsgiving” coming up next weekend and my recipes are all coming from these five.