Friday, November 30, 2012

5 little luxuries


i absolutely love christmas! and the day right after thanksgiving is my cue to put up the tree. scentsicles because i cant get enough of the scent of fir and pine trees!
facelift for cashmere sweaters.
watercolor rendition of the breakfast at tiffanys cocktail party. can you say absolutely darling?
is there any greater luxury than self care? no, i didn’t think so. drinking warm water with freshly squeezed lemon first thing in the am may not seem indulgent but the benefits are so great that i found the perfect accessory: a lemon squeezer that brightens up this otherwise the mundane task.
don’t you hate those people who look good in virtually every pair of sunglasses made for man? well, i know someone like that ~cough, cough brenda~ in any case, having a face that just loves frames means she has amassed quite the collection over the years. this sunglass case is the perfect stocking stuffer for her.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

feliz weekend!

image: apartment therapy

10 ways to keep the holiday blues away
for the aspirational hostess: secrets of a French hostess
hors d'oeuvre hour: where to get the best appetizers in the city
10 ways to make holiday travel a little more fabulous
oatmeal recipes that will change your life
10 ways to tell if you’re in desperate need of a mental detox
party planning 101: 5 things to do in the last 30 minutes

Saturday, November 17, 2012

feliz weekend!

Image credit: Lanola Stone
why zara probably wont expand in the us any time soon: the midwest and sizing
13 tricks for the perfect party—procrastinator-approved!
waxing over rugby: a farewell to ralph’s youth-oriented, collegiate collection
snailed it: turn your emails into handwritten notes
creating a ‘bedroom’ in a studio apt with ikea panels
set the table: 10 budget dinnerware sets
tory burch’s ex factor
how to build an easy holiday tabletop
10 documentaries that will make you a better person
sweet portraits of dogs least likely to be adopted
top secret new york restaurants
it’s the most wonderful time of the year…..the c.wonder gift guide is out!
j.crew look-alikes!

Friday, November 16, 2012

5 little luxuries

this week’s  most important luxury acquisition is a free app to prepare for black friday!
it doesn’t feel like the holidays are in full swing for me until i have viewed “a charlie brown thanksgiving”  (every year i trip over myself remembering) to a) find the date and time its playing and b) record because god forbid i am actually home on a weeknight at 8pm.  but i digress i had finally had the brilliant idea to actually buy a copy and watch it again and again and again (you know to feed my sense of nostalgia and childhood…. 
the silhouette of a narciso rodriguez sheath dress is perfect for the upcoming holiday season of events.
i cannot preach enough about the appropriateness of mustela for all phases of life! so much in fact, i will be dedicating an entire post on how i initiate all the young ones in my life to live luxuriously by making their first gift a mustela gift basket shortly!  but back to me, and how mustela wipesbody oil and fragrance  transforms the experience of my evening bath ritual.
in the spirit of disclosing a little more about myself i am going to share a few things: i don’t always wash my makeup off at night (so bad i know), i am very ambitious and well intended but rarely succeed when setting my alarm clock at 6am, and my eyes light up when i see a perfectly chilled bottle of amstel light. i found an antidote for my rushed mornings in the form of a silk pillowcase. which eliminates creases and wrinkles.
according to astrology we are entering the month of sagittarius (my bff’s sign! actually a few of my favorite people on the planet are sag’s but i digress…) this month is known for being the month of miracles so i am just helping co-create my miracles and supersizing them with a little assistance from this tome leveraging the universe  i authored by the creator of notes from the universe

Saturday, November 10, 2012

feliz weekend!

photo apps allow you to shoot, edit, share in a snap
5 ways to transform your skin naturally
oprah’s favorite things 2012
handy tips for the upcoming holiday season: 4 decorative napkin folding ideas
this is how new york bounces back!
10 ways to prevent and treat the flu
4 ways to rock a turtleneck this season
five ways to make your boobs look better
amazon is opening a new york photo studio for fashion. Umm interesting.
9 things we bet you didn’t know about nars
indoor workout for a small space
tips for getting the perfect paint color each time
10 dream jobs that you had no idea existed.
the iconic diane von furstenberg
have totally been there…. party planning vent: what’s so hard about RSVPing?
support affected medical shelters and centers from new jersey to haiti, host a blanket drive, or get pumped to donate at a blood bank. find out where you’re most needed

Friday, November 9, 2012

5 little luxuries

i have been devoted to deb perelman of smitten kitchen for ever so long (she of the hilarious, spit out your drink, slap your knee silly fame).  I can’t decide what i like better:  her anecdotes or her recipes…   and when i learned that she was publishing a cookbook, well let’s  say i didn’t hesitate to order, and suspect, i may be transporting the book endlessly from kitchen to sofa.
i just could not not order cat ring.
buttons to give my trench a little umpphhh. (am thinking of having it re-lined in purple so you may see purchase soon).
i’ve learned that decorating is a work in progress and it’s the little details, like those in thisimprinted doorknob, you know,that really elevate (i just love saying that) a room.
inspired by a recent how-to i came across featuring elizabeth arden 8 hour cream in 10 ways, i naturally ordered a tube.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

feliz weekend!

new york we love you! 

7 ways to help victims of superstorm sandy 

the breakup-hotness manual: how to look and feel your best after the split

30 (almost) zero calorie foods: some experts say these delicious, nutrient-packed foods actually burn more calories than they add. so enjoy them daily!

genius storage for rings and dainty necklaces.

Friday, November 2, 2012

5 little luxuries

a justification to purchase yet another pair of wedges: they are toms! (for every pair you purchase a pair of new shoes is given to a child in need)
i am loving, loving, loving my new party pants in the form of leather (faux but who cares) leggings!
the perfect weekend pant when you want to go casual but still look fierce and chic, you know just in case you bump into the ex- yes, i know you broke up with him but still… (true story).
discovered in london this is the ultimate multipurpose travel product; vaseline rosy lips!  i realize that saying “ i got this in europe” never gets old but this bad girl is available online!
i realize my penchant for gold linked bracelets is bordering on the ridiculous but i make no apologies, especially not at this price point!