Category Archives: Gifting

Looks like Spring

Essie Spring LineI knew we were getting out of the winter blues when the trees started budding and Essie released its spring color line up for nail polish! Now I would like to clarify that I do not follow seasonal colors avidly, but saw these swatches in a magazine add and fell in love. The Art of Spring collection has a great mix of punch and femininity; very refreshing after the darker moody hues of the previous season. Eventually I’ll make my way over to Ulta to get my hands on my favorite, Tart Deco. Though it will probably take some serious restraint not to get them all … Continue reading


Haitian Jack

from Playclothes

As Haiti has now suffered its second major earthquake within a week, aid is needed there more than ever. I know I posted the links for how to give below, but if you’re in the mood to give a little and get a little check out the Signature Jack T-shirt from Playclothes. All proceeds go to Wyclef’s Yele Haiti foundation. You can also purchase Yele Haiti t-shirts and many other products on that support the relief effort.

Hot Mess!

Apron by Hot Mess!

Apron by Hot Mess!

I am a huge fan of handcrafted and eco-friendly gifts (as I’m sure many of you are), often trying to craft my own or at least buying them on sites like Etsy. Today I have to give props to my girlfriend, JC, for rocking out some seriously impressive gifts this holiday. Slaving over the sewing machine, she has created a whole line of custom made aprons  (called Hot Mess!) using second generation fabrics and topping them off with adorable tags (telling the wearer how to wash and “to get best results to pair with heels and lipstick”). My apron is pictured here (left) – made specially from a dress fabric I had designed – is something I will enjoy cooking in for a very long time!  You can check out more of her aprons on JC’s blog, Variousnsundry – where she also stashes her other up-cycled creations.

Give Further Than Ever Before!

Just because Christmas was last week doesn’t mean the giving has to stop. Featured on DailyCandy, was a way to let our troops know we’re wishing the best of holidays through Just three easy steps let you send a unique, hand-drawn card to one of our servicemen abroad! Xerox will print your card and get it to a U.S. soldier abroad in a care package arranged by military support org Give2TheTroops.  You can visit today and choose from over 78 postcards to add some holiday cheer in the lives of our armed forces. Let them know we’re thinking of them!