Happy Holidays: A Family Tradition with Harry & David 

Happy Holidays Merry Christmas Harry & David

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! I hope you are with loved ones and celebrating with lots of food. A family favorite of ours is a big basket of Harry & David treats! I believe it was either my grandpa or my dad who started the tradition of sending these out to all our family members. I remember receiving the catalog and picking out which boxset we would send each year.

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The Perfect Holiday Gifts For Men

This is the last installment of the Holiday gift guide and it is dedicated to the men in our lives. Brothers, fathers, uncles, boyfriends, and husbands, I’ve got you covered in this extensive list. Take a look below.

The Athletic

If he runs all year round or is consistent with his gym workouts, these are perfect for him:

Fashion Guru

For the man in your life who enjoys dressing up, these pieces are key! Or for any guy who needs new clothes, help him out with these:


Gizmos and Gadgets

Does he love the latest electronics? These gifts are what he’ll love:


Liquor Lover

Is he a master of crafting cocktails, or knows every hop in your beer. Then these are great presents:



Always catching the next flight out? Why not spoil your traveler with these beautiful pieces:


Spa Enthusiast

Everyone needs downtime, here are a few gifts that will make it even more relaxing:


Is he the chef of the family? Then set him up with some great knives and cooking tools:


If you missed any of the other gift guides, check out the holiday shop where I’ve listed each article out. There are plenty of holiday present inspiration for everyone.

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The Best Holiday Gifts For Mom

I often receive the question, “What are you getting your mom for Christmas?”

Moms are typically harder to shop for because they are opinionated and they usually have everything. So what do you give the most important woman in your life? Here are some simple gifts for mom that will leave her smiling.

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Every Black Friday Sale + Code You Need To Know

It is here! Black Friday sales are happening as we speak. Here is a complete list of all the sales you need to know  plus discount codes. Click to shop and share with friends!

My Top Picks:

Nordstrom // Take an extra 20% off selected sale items

Revolve // 65% off – early access

Zimmermann // All Summer Swim 2016 will be marked 30-50% off all styles

Most Popular:

Abercrombie & Fitch // Entire Store 50% Off – Online Only!

All Saints // 30% off SitewideCODE: CYBER

ASOS // 30% off Sitewide and In Store  with CODE: THANKFUL30

Banana Republic // 50% off 5 regular-priced items Sitewide

Bloomingdale’s // Extra 25% off a large selection of items Sitewide

Century 21 // $30 off $150 or $40 off $200

Express // 50% off everything In Store and Sitewide + Free Shipping

LOFT // 40% off Sitewide with CODE: THANKS

Macy’s // 20% off Sitewide with CODE: FEAST

Shopbop // Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off with code CODE: GOBIG16

True Religion // 40% off + a free beanie with purchases of $250+

Urban Outfitters // Buy one get one 50% Off ALL apparel

Luxury Designers and Department Stores:

3.1 Phillip Lim // 60% off handbags

Barneys New York // 40% off Sitewide

Bergdorf Goodman // 40% off Sitewide

Coach // 30% Off select styles with CODE: THANKS2016

INTERMIX  // Flash Sale: 40% Off Select Full-Priced Items In Stores & Online

Last Call // up to 80% off Sitewide and In Store

Moda Operandi // Sale items up to 65% off  with CODE: EXTRA30

Neiman Marcus // Up to 40% off + free shipping

Saks 5th Avenue // Up to 40% off

The Outnet US // Up to 90% off your favorite designers including Stella McCartney, Balmain & more

Tommy Hilfiger // 40% Off Sitewide with CODE: TYTOMMY

Tory Burch // 30% off any purchase of $250+

Trina Turk // 30% Off Sitewide


Where The Cool Kids Shop:

And Other Stories // 50% off select items

NYLON // 25% Off Sitewide with CODE: Friyay

Bailey44 // 40% off Sitewide  with CODE: BLACKFRIYAY

CHRLDR // 40% off Sitewide with CODE: BLACKFRIDAY

Kelly Wynne // 20% off

Otte NY // Extra 40% off all reduced-price merchandise with CODE: MORETURKEY

Nisolo // 40% off select styles of shoes, bags, and jewelry with CODE: RS10

Public Desire // 30% off everything Sitewide and In Store with CODE: CYBER30

theUNDONE // 20% off SS16 Collections with CODE: CYBER20

W Concept // 15% off Sitewide

Yigal Azrouel // 40% off the fall collection

Clothing Brands:

AG Jeans // 30% Off Sitewide and In Store with CODE: BF16

American Eagle // 40% off

Ann Taylor  // 50% off Sitewide and In Store with CODE: celebrate

French Connection // 40% Off Everything In Store and Sitewide + Free Shipping with CODE: F40BLF


Ariel Gordon Jewelry // 30% off all orders over $150 with CODE: CHEERS30

BaubleBar // 30% off purchases with CODE: THANKS30

Gorjana // 30% off curated category with CODE: STUFFED

Larson & Jennings // 15% off everything Sitewide with CODE: LJ15


All Sole  //30% off SitewideCODE: BLACK30

Cole Haan // 50% off Sitewide

Nina Shoes // Buy One Get One 50% Off All Nina Shoes + Free Shipping with CODE: GOBBLE

Say Hello to Longer Legs // 20% off Invisible Heels with CODE: CYBER

Steve Madden // 30% off + 30% off clearance with CODE: BACKINBLACK


Arianna Belle  // 15% off Sitewide with CODE: HOLIDAY16

Colleen Rothschild // ALL SKINCARE  30% off Sitewide with CODE: BLKFRI

Serena and Lily // 25% off Sitewide with CODE: BESTEVER

St. Frank // 25% off Sitewide with CODE: JOYTOTHEWORLD

Villeroy & Boch // 30% off Sitewide. free shipping on orders $75+

Online Boutiques

Avenue 32 // 30% off Sitewide

Show Me Your Mumu // 40% off dresses and rompers


Jurlique // Up to 50% off selected items

Molton Brown // 25% off Sitewide + Free shipping

SkinStore // 25% off Sitewide with CODE: CYBERWKND

Ulta // New and Only at Ulta Beauty! BareMinerals Kits Make Them Stare Smoky Eye Trio OR Make It Glow $10 each ,$37-39 Value

For the Gym

Bandier // 25% off Sitewide with CODE: CYBER25


GiGi New York // Receive a gift card up to 35% of your purchase PLUS a personalized leather case

For Men:

SaturdaysNYC // 25% off SaturdaysNYC Items + free domestic shipping on orders $100+ with CODE: FRIENDS25

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What to Gift a Beauty Enthusiast + Sale Code!

Today I just got a list of all the AMAZING Cyber Monday deals and steals that I cannot wait to share with you when the sales begin. What I can say for now is that there are many ways to save this holiday season! And on really high-end products as well. But for today, we are focusing on the beauty enthusiast in your life. That woman who could never have enough red lipsticks, or can identify the type of mascara you are wearing. That lady is special to us and we want to share which gifts will melt her beautiful heart.

Creme de la creme

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Where to Shop on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday has become increasingly popular over the years, and for an excellent reason. It is a great way to highlight local businesses that are making huge impacts on our economy. Did you know that 54% of our economy is run by small businesses¹?

Why Shop Small?

There are many reasons to shop small, from supporting local artisans and experts to keeping the neighborhood unique. Here are a few more reasons:

  • Creates a healthier economy
  • Tax money stays local
  • One-of-a-kind pieces or services
  • Higher quality goods
  • Larger positive impact on family’s who run the businesses

My Favorite Small Businesses

For fashion, I have a few favorite New York City boutiques that are perfect for finding any holiday gifts and to shop on small business Saturday. However, the one that is my absolute favorite is Lexie located on 19th East 9th Street Between Fifth avenue and University. I love the hand selected and curated items that the shop carries. Plus the boutique’s luxurious atmosphere, from the chandelier to fur carpet, makes me want to browse for hours.

Lexie NY 19 East 9th Street, NY NY Shop Small Business Saturday
Lexie, 19 E 9th Street NY, NY

For spas treatments, check out Higher DOSE! It is an NYC local infrared spa that infuses the healing, meditative, and detox properties of infrared with music. Each individual season is $45 and there is a deal going on this weekend!

For toddlers, I am really loving these cute headbands and matching leggings from New York base designer van der Harten Kids. At an affordable price, they will make your little one look like a superstar. You can shop online through Esty, making it convenient for anyone to support this small business.

Leggings and headband set by van der Harten kids on Etsy

For workouts, check out IMAXShift where you can take a spin class in front of an IMAX theater. Located in Dumbo at 127 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.  You can easily walk outside after class and find a plethora of cute cafes to unwind.

For Drinks, take a look at The Last Word. It is a speakeasy located behind a hardware store in Astoria-Ditmars. The small business is known for their delicious crafted cocktails and cool ambiance.

Where will you be shopping this Small Business Saturday? Let me know in the comments below.

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3 Tips For Giving The Perfect Holiday Host Gift

You have the invite, now it is time for the perfect holiday host gift. It is commonly suggested to never go to a party empty handed. Even if it is a small token of appreciation, the host will notice your efforts. Host gifts are a great way to say thank you for providing a wonderful dinner, evening, or planning a gift gathering for you and friends. There is no need to splurge on the gift either, a bottle of wine, sparkling cider, or your favorite butter cookies will do the trick!

Here are three tips for picking the perfect host gift:

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