Tag Archives: hostess gifts

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


Spotlight on: Tory Burch Home

12 Aug

By Whitney

Tory Burch is always a go-to for my work apparel and now she has turned into a name I am looking into for home.  I dream of having a white house with all blue/white accessories so thank you, TB for fulfilling that dream.  I am loving how delicate all of the pieces are so go take a look!

Spongeware Pticher

I love the idea of bringing this pitcher filled with flowers to a party as a hostess gift.  How pretty AND useful!

Tory Burch Spongeware Pitcher – $98

Jardin Placemats

Jardin Placemats – $98 (for 4)

Champs Glasses

Spring Meadows Set of 2 Champagne Flutes – $60

On another note (and one we don’t tend to do), our hearts go out for the sad sad loss of Robin Williams.  The outpouring of sweet comments from all kinds of cultural figures is truly touching.   The world is a little less funny today and there is nothing like that healing power of laughter.  “You’re only given a little spark of madness.  You mustn’t lose it” ~ Robin Williams.  Thank you for adding a little extra spark to all of our lives.

Lauren’s Gift Guide – # 1

9 Dec

by Lauren

I’m calling this gift guide #1 because I know we are going to come up with many more ideas and will keep you posted throughout this wonderful holiday season.  For now – a few things off of the cuff!


MZ Wallace Quilted Tote

I have no idea what this fabric is, but I love it.



Office or home, a nice topiary is a welcome addition.


Smathers & Branson Key Ring

A really easy-breezy gift idea!


I am a total sucker for a good coffee table book – this one is next on my list.


Anything from the Ralph Lauren Royalty Bar Set is a great gift (low ball glasses, goblets, or champagne flutes) – all are a great addition to a bar set up.


Snake Opener

I just received this amazing serpent bottle opener as a gift – it’s stunning.  I highly recommend this as a great holiday surprise.


Who doesn’t love a great set of PJs?  Three J NYC is chic but cozy.  A huge thank you to Whitney for my most recent PJs!


I absolutely have to agree with Whitney – Nest Fragrances makes the best holiday candle.


I’m not even joking, the Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod scent is insane – you at LEAST need the body wash (and it makes a great gift).

Holiday Gifts Under $50

5 Dec

By Whitney

No one ever said the perfect gift needs to break your banks so let’s focus on some gifts for under $50.  Hostesses, sisters, a sussy for a friend – all of these are absolutely great options.  We only have three weeks left to shop (eek!) so let’s get going!!  Holiday Under $50

Clockwise from top left:  Laura Mercier Hand Creme Sampler – $28 // Kate Spade Corkscrew Set – $38 // Anthropologie Mod Dot Backup iPhone 5 (finally someone came up with one!) – $38 // Kate Spade Small Square Studs – $38 // Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit – $30 // Nest Scented Holiday Candle (smells amazinggggg) – $34 // Anthropologie Trimmed Mazurka Gloves – $32 // Reiko Lip Tease Mug (so cute!) – $25  // Sephora Glitz & Glam Favorites (such a great sampler!) – $45 // Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection (love these colors!) – $36 for 2 // Kate Spade “Glitter” Socks – $30 // Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker – $38 // Cara Couture Headband – $38  // BaubleBar Crystal Pinwheel Strand (I have this and adore it. It’s the perfect necklace for holiday) – $38 // Reindeer Ice Bucket / Wine Holder – $50 // Cobalt Suede Lulu Wallet – $45 // Echo Touch Studded Gloves – $38