Gift Guides for the Ladies

Oh yes, hear that? It’s the clock ticking towards Christmas but don’t worry Caroline and I have been working hard with the elves to get all your gift guides ready. Today we start with the favorite woman in your life, your mother or daughter. 1.William Sonoma Cashmere Throw-$249.00, but 20% off with the code HOLIDAY through tonight. I love the cashmere throw. I gave one to my mom and it is one of her favorite gifts. On a cold dreary day she loves curling up with a good book and her blanket. 2. Botkier Trigger Hobo Bag at $249.00 This color will take the modern woman everywhere and the hardware takes it up a                    notch. The glossy leather takes this purse from day […]

Fall Booklist


With Christmas some 60 days away (do you hate me now??), I had the jarring thought yesterday that I really need to kick it in high gear and start gathering a couple of Christmas gifts so as to lighten the financial burden on the last 30 days of the year.  There are so many jaw-droppingly gorgeous books out there this season that I have really become obssessed – OBSSESSED – with coffee table books.  OMG, are you bored already?  Seriously?  My favorite gift to give or receive is a beautiful coffee table book.  You can never have too many books, right??  I mean, who does not need a no-brainer way to make every table, coffee table, console, side table, or bookshelf look more chic and refined?  And all you have to do is […]

Teenage Girl Gift Guide Part Deux

ok so i’ve had requests to post more ideas for the teenage girl in your life. it is hard because we are trying to keep them young when all they want to do is go ahead and grow up. don’t you just want to shake them and say “i promise you will look back and want to go back when you were younger” but i digress. here are a few more ideas… beats speaker by dr.dre: these are really cool. wireless speakers that have a great speaker quality. plus i love the little carrying case that it comes with and who can pass on the pink. adorbs! eno: there is nothing better than sitting in a hammock with a good book or hanging. we take so little time to slow down that […]

Ahh, The Elusive Teenage Girl Gift Guide

Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zipper Handbag

i am so grateful for my daughter, she tells me exactly what she wants for Christmas. she does allow me to throw in a few “surprises” but for the teenage girl in your life here is your road map with a range of prices. taylor swift’s new album 1989. if you are an adult you are either a fan of tay tay or you are OMG if i have to hear her sing one more song about her imaginary boyfriend then…but as a teenage girl you are infatuated and this is a must christmas gift. the song that is getting all the play is blank space.  a great stocking stuffer. just don’t tell spotify.   kari kampakis is a local author and she has recently released the book the ten ultimate truths […]