Gift Guide For Him

Once again I turned to the experts for ideas about the young men in your life. Since I don’t have boys I look to my friends with boys for ideas and did they come through. Honestly I think most of these ideas could work for the young women in your life too. Colonel Littleton No. 18 Leather Business Portfolio Notebook. I love this idea. One of my friends said that her son wanted to look professional when attending school meetings. What a great idea for a gift and one that will last him/her for a long time. Have it embossed for a personal touch. I also love this travel size. Meguiar’s Complete Car Care Kit. Do you have a driver yet? I’m getting closer to having one and when my friend suggested […]

Gift Guide…Family Games

During the holidays when you and your loved ones have just about had enough of each other that is the signal to pull out the games. I love games.  This year I’ve got a few more for you to try with family and/or friends. I promise I only pick ones that you will make you laugh. Watch Ya Mouth. We played this game the other night with friends and I swear if I didn’t think she would disown me I would post the video of my friend giving us a demonstration of how the game works. But I’m not that mean. The gist of the game is that you put a cheek retractor inside your mouth and your teammates try and guess what you are saying. Have fun and bring a towel. […]

Super Fly Mother’s Day Gift Guide

A well curated collection.  Word.  Why not forward this email to your significant other (with a simple note “Number __???”) who is probably desperate for an idea of what you want or would like or think is cool????  Better get crackin’.  The day is next Sunday.  Good luck!! xo, cg 1. PB 0110 Tan Leather Shoulder Bag (because she wouldn’t buy it for herself and she deserves a beautiful everyday bag) | 2. Farmgirl Florist Burlap Wrapped Bouquet (these are amazeballs and you can never go wrong with jaw-droppingly gorgeous flowers) 3.  Charlotte Chesnais Gold Plate Bangle (because it’s classic and a keepsake – and so is she) | 4.  Beyonce Formation Tour Tickets (because all girls love Sasha Fierce) | 5. Cire Trudon Josephine Candle (perhaps the loveliest in the world) | 6. Sleeper […]

BHG – Valentine’s Day Hook Up

Check out the latest issue of Birmingham Home & Garden and my What To Wear Now column (available inside the back cover of the mag) featuring The Valentine’s Hook Up. That’s right, Christmas just ended and I am already talking V-Day.  But, it’s just a month away . . . will you be ready???  Find some fab gift ideas and some amazing houses, too! XO, cg    

Stocking Stuffers:Teenage Girl

OPI polish gift idea for teenage girls

Caroline said it best yesterday, the pressure is on. I’ve finished the main part of my Christmas shopping now it is just running around picking up last minute items for the stockings. When I’m filling my stockings for my family, I like to have a mixture between necessities and fun items. I remember my freshmen year in college, living in the dorm, and my mom gave me a roll of quarters for the washing machine. I thought that was the best gift, but she was also considerate and put one of my favorite lipsticks in there as well. Like Caroline did yesterday, I’ve linked you to Amazon Prime items so your teenager’s stocking can be filled in plenty of time for Christmas. So the Teenage Girl, we’ve talked about Gift Guides here […]

Gift Guide: The Family Pet

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I’ve been a little preoccupied with the humans in my life and what to buy them for Christmas when the one that loves me no matter what has not been getting as much attention as she deserves. So this one is for you Daisy and all my other furry friends that don’t ask much except a belly rub and an occasional treat. The Sweater. How cute is this sweater from Banana Republic? I love this one as well. (especially when Daisy is not on her best behavior)I get bundled up when I take Daisy for a walk in the mornings, shouldn’t she. She’ll be styling as well. Harry Barker Dog Treats. I honestly can’t remember how I learned about these dog treats but Daisy’s good behavior […]

Gift Guide Families

About this time, you’ve probably eaten too much turkey and dressing and decided to see what the Stylebriefs girls have up their sleeve. Well it’s another Gift Guide. This one is for the family. You’ve made it through Thanksgiving but we need to get your prepared for Christmas and New Years when there seems to be a lot more togetherness. I promise the ideas, I’ve posted will have the family in stitches. Game of Phones: Everyone has their cell phones out anyway, we might as well make a game of it. Each player, with cell phone in hand. One person draws a card and the players use their phone the fastest to create an emoji, find a photo you’ve taken or use Google images to find the image closet to the card. […]

Gift Guide for the Teenage Boy

At y’all’s request, I went to my elves and told them I needed ideas for the young men. This wasn’t too hard as I’ve found the boys once you give them enough food will start to open up and let you know what they want for Christmas. I’ll be honest, some of the items you’ll see could be for the young women as well as some of the older men in our lives. Needless to say this was a fun one: 1.Swagway, the electric skateboard. I’ve already started seeing these pop up in my neighborhood but every person I talked to had this on their list.  Simply stand on your Swagway and it will magically balance for you. The dual-action motors respond to your body movement. Shift your weight forward and it accelerates […]

Gift Guide | For the Teenagers

The thirteen and up is probably one of the most difficult age groups to shop for Christmas. Everything has to be just right but luckily my crack research team (13 year old daughter and her friends) have hooked me up and in turn y’all. I love the Brixton Hat Collection. At $6o.00 it is perfect price point for the teenage set. It is a little smaller than the Janessa Leone hat for women so it fits your teenager perfectly. Bobbi Brown Mini Long Wear Cream Stick Duo- $20.00. These are two great neutral colors for the eyes that are a hint of makeup without being too garish. They are easy to apply and something that she can throw into her purse or back pack The Photo Cube by Vupoint. This gift for $99.00 […]

Gift Guide | For the Guys


During this month of whirlwind purchases, I am sometimes guilty of getting all wrapped up in my extended small-gift Christmas list, including teachers, neighbors, friends and children’s friends that I end up neglecting those most important to me.  This has certainly been true from time to time of my sweet husband.  And, that is just SO not fair.  He works hard to provide for us and deserves a thoughtful and nice gift under the tree.  Feel me?  So, it’s time to up the Daddy Gift Giving Game.  Below is a collection of gifts guaranteed to say “I love you” and to bring a smile to your numero uno. . . Ho, ho, ho! CG 1 Sonos Play:5, $499 The ultimate smart speaker for streaming music.  This baby will change your life.  Miles and miles of internal […]