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Louis Vuitton Volez Voguez Voyagez

December 11, 2017
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Volez Voguez Voyagez (Fly, Sail, Travel)  is a visual journey through the history of the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present. Curated by Olivier Saillard and designed by Robert Carson, the immersive exhibition is currently on view at the American Stock Exchange building at 86 Trinity Place in New York City.

Gift Guide : For Foodies

December 8, 2017
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When it comes to gifts for foodies, edible presents are obviously quite appropriate. You also can't really go wrong with anything in the entertaining category and helpful gadgets/equipment are usually appreciated as well.

1. Wild and Wolf x Ted Baker London Lunch Stack Box
Bringing your own lunch has never been so stylish with this three compartment lunch box that includes utensils.

2. Vitamix Ascent A2300 Blender
I thought my Kitchenaid was a good blender until I upgraded to this Vitamix recently. It's super powerful and quiet which is good combination when it comes to blenders.

3. Crate and Barrel Copper Wine Rack
This wine rack crafted of slim iron rods will lend a contemporary artful presence to any countertop, wine cabinet or bar.

4. Sugarfina Dark Chocolate Champagne Bears
Anyone is sure to be delighted with these effervescent gummies dipped in luxurious 64% Parisian dark chocolate.

5. Kate Spade Two of a Kind Mask Bottle Opener
This chic bottle opener shaped like a harlequin mask is both functional and sure to be a real conversation piece.

6. Love is Love Mugs
A mug set with heart along with a heartfelt message. The sale of each set benefits The Human Rights Campaign.

7. Primula Flowering Tea and Tea Pot Gift Set
A tea experience that includes a hand-blown borosilicate glass tea pot, a glass tea infuser with glass lid, 6 flowering green tea bulbs and 3 packets of loose tea should be enjoyable for both tea connoisseurs and novices alike.

8. Thirstystone Appetizer Plate Set
These chic appetizer plates are sure to dress up any table/occasion.

9. Agate Platter with Gold Plated Rim
A versatile platter fabricated of natural Brazilian agate that can be used as a cheese board, serving piece or even as a display.

10. Madewell x Milk Bar® Blue(berry) Jeans Cookie Mix
Milk Bar is en extremely popular dessert spot in NYC and this collab makes it possible for those who can't visit to try their treats.

11. Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker
This immersion circulator makes it possible to get restaurant quality sous vide results at home. that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method. I would love to get one of these! The sous vide method always looks so cool on cooking shows and it's healthy since your food is being slow cooked in a water bath.

12. Drinkmate Beverage Carbonation Maker
Give the gift of fizzy drinks anytime with the Drinkmate which is the only carbonated beverage maker that allows the user to carbonate any liquid from juices to wines and cocktails.

13. AeroGarden Harvest Elite
An innovative indoor gardening system that grows garden-fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens and more all year round. Completely soil free, AeroGarden harnesses the power of more than 100 high-performance LED lights to provide optimal growing conditions in your home. I need to make room for one of these.

14. Macaron Making Set
This kit is perfect for any macaron lover who wants to make their own macarons at home whenever they wish to.

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Gift Guide : For Her

December 6, 2017
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This gift guide includes a selection chosen just for the ladies with luxuries that range from big to small. This is another one of my favorite gift guides to put together. In the past I've been told by some ladies that they'd like to just pass this one on to their SO's to shop from. I continue to be of the belief that you can't go wrong with gifts that are meaningful and also useful. I tried to include some gifts that give back and there may be a few items I'm eyeing for myself along with some personal faves like the Dyson hair dryer. This year my husband is getting me an iPhone X and this ring and I actually may be more excited over the latter since I adore personalized jewelry.

1. Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum
This highly covetable award winning, corrective  serum is formulated with nutrient-dense botanicals and organic oils that work synergistically for healthy, radiant, youthful skin. Totally on my wish list!

2. Hey Gorgeous Beanie
A pretty little toque that is both warm and chic.

3.  H&M Pajamas
Chic and cozy pajamas to lounge and sleep in fine style. I have these and they are so comfortable that I could just live in them!

4. Kate Spade Scallop Sticker Pocket
This stylish stick-on adds a pocket to the back of your phone to make toting your ID, credit card or transit card super convenient.

5. Dyson Blown-A-Ouai Set
Whoever receives this set will be in for many good hair days. The Dyson hair dryer is worth all the hype and the mini editions of Ouai's best-selling products deliver nourishment for soft, shiny coifs. I've had my Dyson dryer for over a year now and I'm still convinced it's one of my best beauty purchases ever for how quickly it dry and tames my thick unruly hair. My husband loves it as well.

6. Everlane Day Heel
These elegant ballet-inspired pumps with a walkable block heel are the perfect combination of chic and comfortable.

7. Aromatherapy Associates Miniature Bath & Shower Oil Collection
Turn any bath into a spa experience with minis of all of the bath and shower oils in Aromatherapy Associates award-winning collection. Made with naturally derived aromas and plant-based extracts, the oils help soothe muscle tension, alleviate stress and lift your spirits.

8. Warby Parker Tilley Sunglasses
These elegant sunglasses are all about classic meets old school glamour. Warby Parker partners with VisionSpring for a Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program.

9. Gorjana Power Gemstone Bracelet For Calming
Jewelry that goes beyond ornamentation. Genuine gemstone and golden hammered 18k bar accent this stackable adjustable bracelet made with howlite which is used to calm and help to develop patience, tolerance and a positive outlook on life.

10. aHead Wireless Headphones
These streamlined headphones marry style with high performance and Bluetooth 4.0 technology.

11. Toms Drizzle Grey Wool Tassel Women's Ivy Slippers
These wool slippers with contrast tassels and topstitching will deliver on the warm fuzzies. And for every pair purchased, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need.

12. Everlane The Human Woman Cotton Muscle Tank
Equal rights have never been more important. For every limited-edition tank sold, Everlane will donate $5 to Equality Now which has been fighting to promote equal rights for women around the world since 1992. #HumanTogether

13. Byredo Rose Hand Wash
Elevate the act of hand washing with Byredo's Rose Hand Wash which features a divine rose scent accented with pink pepper, raspberry, rose petals, magnolia, exotic patchouli and white musk.

14. Umbra Tesora Jewelry Box
Made of concrete and copper plated zinc, this jewelry box will look artful on a vanity or countertop while providing two compartments to store jewelry and small trinkets.

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Gift Guide : For Him

December 4, 2017
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I always have fun putting this gift guide together.  Even more so because I always get my husband's input on it. Depending on who you ask or who you're shopping for, coming up with gifts for guys can be an easy or difficult task. Sure bets are always useful things that they wouldn't think to get for themselves. Tech and personal care are good as well.  Fortunately my husband has always been easy. He already trusts me with all of his wardrobe selections and he likes his home comforts. Usually I just ask him what he wants. And his request for this year is on this list. Some people think that detracts from the whole gifting experience but for us it just means that we get what we want and everyone is happy.

1. J. Crew Flannel Pajama Set
A good pair of pajamas is great for lounging as well as sleeping in. This pair happens to look pretty stylish and is also super soft making it extra comfortable. It can also be personalized with a monogram. I picked this set up for my husband on sale and he lives in it at home.

2. Goodfellow & Co Fedora
A fedora is such an easy way to dress up any look and there's something so dapper about them. My husband has one very similar to this that he always gets compliments on whenever he wears it.

3. Everlane Cashmere Sweater
Elevate his sweater game with  a cashmere crewneck. This is a timeless style with a touch of luxe thanks to the soft and lightweight warmth of cashmere. Btw cashmere is much easier to care for than most people think.

4. Tempurpedic Slippers
Classic slippers upgraded with a plush cloud memory foam footbed and a warm fleece lining for a gift of cozy.

5. Star Wars Darkside Socks
Everyone needs socks and fun socks are a great way to add a little fun to any work outfit. What could be cooler than Darth Vader socks cause darkside > light.

6. 8GB Flash Drive Money Clip
Sleek brushed steel forms a tech-centric money clip that doubles as a functional 8GB USB flash drive.

7. Harry's Winston Set
Harry's Winston razor combines form and function. The precision head bends to glide over curves and contours and the German engineered blade provides a close and comfortable shave. My husband and I are both fans. This set has all the essentials and is reasonably priced. And the best part is replacement blades only cost $2.

8. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric Toothbrush
The DiamondClean Smart is a complete oral care solution delivering the best plaque removal, gum health and whitening performance. We use this and it has made such a difference.

9. Mophie Power Reserve
A portable power bank is great to have on hand for emergencies. Both compact and reliable, this one delivers two full charges using 2.1A output and smart adaptive charging technology to identify the connected device for the quickest and most efficient charging.

10. Morning Handsome Stoneware Mug 
Start his day off with a positive affirmation...

11. Apple Watch
The Apple Watch is always covetable and the series 3 comes with an array of upgraded features to take it to the next level. This is what my husband wants. He just needs to decide on which one.

12. Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
VR is the next frontier and it adds an entirely new perspective to gaming. We tried this out at the Google store and were just blown away by the experience.

13. Samsung Gear Real 360° 4K VR Camera
A 360° camera that fits in your pocket and captures life at every angle in stunning 4K video and 15MP photos.

14. Jonathan Adler "Mr." Needlepoint Throw Pillow
This traditional meets contemporary pillow will add a touch of whimsy and style to any decor.

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The lucky winner of my blog anniversary giveaway is Jenny! Congratulations!

Gift Guide : Wellness

December 1, 2017
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Wellness has been proclaimed the new luxury but personally I believe it should be a priority since feeling good and being healthy should take precedence over anything else. I mean what's the point of looking good when you feel like crap. Beauty purchases have definitely taken a backseat to self care purchases in our house this year which has vastly improved our quality of life. Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday purchases included a Dyson Humidifier and a Vitamix. And both of these have made a a difference already.

1. Soma Sustainable Pitcher & Plant-Based Water Filter
This BPA-free plastic pitcher uses a sustainable plant-based, coconut-shell carbon filter that helps reduce everything from chlorine and mercury to copper and zinc in regular tap water. It's good for you as well as the planet.

2. Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan salt lamps generate negative salt ions that can have health benefits like increased blood flow, improved sleep, increased levels of serotonin in the brain, and soothing allergy or asthma symptoms. They're kind of nice to look at as well.

3. Full Moon Dust Sachet Box
Moon Dusts are custom blends of adaptogenic super-herbs and super-mushrooms plus additional ingredients with proven benefits that help to combat the effects of stress to nourish body, beauty and consciousness from the inside out.  This Sachet Box includes 12 Moon Dust Sachets in Spirit, Beauty, Power, Brain, Dream & Sex.

4. Awair Glow Air Quality Monitor
This is the gadget to have if you're concerned about the air quality in your home. It tracks and monitors toxins, chemicals, CO2, humidity and temperature, providing actionable insights and personalized tips. It can also turn on your appliances the moment your air quality deteriorates.

5. Well Kept Screen Cleansing Towelettes
These are a handy solution to keeping personal tech devices clean and smudge-free. Keeping your devices germ-free devices is not only better for your health but also for your skin health.

6. Pursoma Digital Detox Bath
Made with purifying French green clay and hand-harvested grey sea salt, this deeply revitalizing bath treatment nourishes, hydrates and soothes. It's unique formula features single-origin montmorollite clay to absorb toxic buildup while sea salt stimulates circulation and blood flow. The healing power of a good bath should never be underestimated.

7. this works Sleep Tight 
This is like a mini first aid kit for sleep that features the three mini sprays/aids that work naturally to improve sleep quality and restore normal slumber patterns. Mist bed linens with Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Sleep Plus Pillow Spray to restore better sleep and normal sleeping pattern, and inhale Stress Check Breathe In to relax the mind and relieve daily stress. The Sleep Plus Pillow Spray is a personal favorite for more restful and longer sleep.

8. Dry Skin Body Brush
This brush is designed to gently exfoliate, support circulation, condition skin, and boost the lymphatic system. Dry brushing is wonderful for detoxing as well as smoothing skin. I do it at least twice a week.

9. TriggerPoint Performance Foam Roller
This portable, handheld massage roller provides targeted relief to channel blood and oxygen directly to tissues to aid in recovery after workouts. Usage can also help to improve flexibility and range of motion. We got on last month and I totally swears by it.

10. S’well White Marble Traveler Bottle
Disposable plastic bottles are terrible for you and who needs them when you can stylishly tote your H2O in this stainless steel water bottle with an elegant, marble-inspired design. I think I may need to get one for myself.

11. Chalait Top Grade Ceremonial Matcha
Give the gift of matcha which has so many health benefits with this giftable tin. Chalait's Top Grade Matcha is perfect for special occasions or for matcha connoisseurs who want to treat themselves to the delightful flavor profile of a premium ceremonial grade matcha. We are lucky to have Chalait cafes in NYC and they know their things when it comes to matcha!

12. HappyLight Light Therapy Energy Lamp
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is real since our brain chemistry and body clock are affected by light. Bright light exposure early in the day stimulates our body's production of serotonin which improves mood and happiness and regulates melatonin in the evening which promotes sleep. HappyLight works to stimulate the production of these important hormones naturally.

13. Eat Beautiful
Part cookbook, part beauty guide, international beauty expert Wendy Rowe creates a simple and holistic approach for laying out a healthy skin diet that feeds your body and skin from the inside out. The book contains over 70 recipes for radiant skin with general discussions about beauty and food and how it all comes together through mindful eating, moving around and cutting down on stress. I love this book and use it all the time. Check out my full review!

14. Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser
Made of high quality hand milled ceramic porcelain, this artfully shaped diffuser has a capacity of over 500 feet and can run for up to 7.5 hours. A perfect example of when form meets function. I have one of these on my wish list.

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