Archive for December, 2014

December 23, 2014

last minute gifts for her

The cut-off for online shopping orders has come and gone, but there’s still time to pick up some last minute, spur of the moment gifts at your favorite local mall shops–all for $50 and under.

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1. J.Crew datebook, $25  |  2. Kate Spade stationery, $28  |  3. Moscow Mule mug, $20  |  4. ZARA scarf, $29.90
5. Kendra Dandy lip treatment, $12  |  6. RGB nail polish, $16.50  |  7. Anthropologie earmuffs, $49.50
8. Capri Blue candle, $28  |  9. Garden & Gun‘s “Good Dog” book, $16  10. Triple C amplifier, $15

December 21, 2014

a best friend’s wedding


The Location: Woodmere, NY  |  The Date: November 15, 2014
The Ceremony: The Woodmere Club  |  The Reception: The Woodmere Club
The Couple: Former neighbors who decided to start dating when they lived 3,000 miles apart
The Vibe: Classic Elegance 










December 20, 2014

homeward bound

Between wedding planning and a busy fall schedule at work, I am looking forward to curling up and enjoying some much-needed R&R these next two weeks (!!). Although every single day of my two-week vacation is already pretty much planned out, I am determined to find time to relax and enjoy what is left of the holiday season. Nothing’s quite like New York during Christmastime and I can’t wait to cram all of that spirit into a few days.

There’s a reason why they say that there’s no place like home for the holidays, right?



December 19, 2014

weekend recap

I managed to twist Mike’s arm just hard enough in order to get him to make a last minute trip to Charleston between my New York visits. And while New York was experiencing frigid temperatures, the weather down South was picture perfect.

We found time to make a trip to the beach, dine al fresco–not once, but twice, attend several holiday parties, bake cookies eat lots and lots of cookie dough, meet a dear friend–and former S.I. member–for lunch, finalize our save-the-date, and catch up on six episodes of Homeland. I must say that we impressed even ourselves.