Gift Guide Week | Day 3: For the Foodie

Day 3 of Gift Guide Week brings my picks for the foodie.

For the Foodie

Cucina Measuring Cups ~ Anthropologie
White Snowflake Pretzels ~ Crate and Barrel
Recipe Card Book ~ ModCloth
Home Made Cookbook ~ Anthropologie
Food Network Magazine Subscription
EQUAL Tea Towel ~ Studiopatro

If you missed Day 1 and Day 2, check out my guides to for the fashionista and for the home decor diva.


Gift Guide Week | Day 2: For the Home Decor Diva

Gift Guide Week continues with gifts for the home decor diva in your life.

For the Home Decor Diva

One Kings Lane giftcard
Kate Spade Library Stripe Frame
Diptyque Baies candle
Vivre hourglass
Crate and Barrel confetti plate, bubbly plate, & tinsel plate
Design*Sponge at Home ~ Anthropologie

If you missed day 1, check out my guide to gifts for the fashionista.


Gift Guide Week | Day 1: For the Fashionista

It's the first official day of my new job! Since I am sure to be crazy busy this week, I've lined up some special posts; welcome to Gift Guide Week! Each day, I will highlight some gift ideas for you mom, sister, BFF, aunt, etc.  First up, here are gifts for the fashionista!

For the Fashionista

American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go ~ Anthropologie
New Occasion Sequin Small Wristlet ~ Coach
Heart of Gold Idiom Bangle ~ Kate Spade
Set of 3 Deborah Lippmann Nail Polishes ~ Juicy Couture
Shoes 2012 Gallery Calendar
Floral Snood ~ TopShop
Resin Logo Keyfob ~ Tory Burch


(Black) Friday Faves

Cranberry brie bites @ Behold the Metatron
These sound easy and delicious!

Snapshots of Fall @ From Me To You
Some beautiful, quintessentially New England photos.

Paper goods: feather gift tags @ Down & Out Chic
Fun & festive DIY.

Post-Its with panache @ kate spade tumblr
Amazing, cool art by Yo Shimada. 

I hope you all had a wonderful (and delicious) Thanksgiving!  Happy Black Friday too...are you finding any good deals?


Gobble On!

Happy Turkey Day!

And my favorite...a FRIENDS Thanksgiving.


Collage: Pixels

Top L: image via Plenty of Color
Top R: DIY watercolor pixel painting via A Newfound Treasure
Middle L: image via A Newfound Treasure
Middle R: image via Pinterest
Middle top: Pantone via Chronicle Books
Middle bottom: iPhone case via Society6
Bottom L: rug via CS Post & Co.
Bottom R: image via The Glitter Guide


Hipstamatic snapshots

Flipping through old LIFE and newspapers from JFK's death from my grandpa's archive.

Strolling through the Public Garden

A new wing painting at the MFA

My fave foliage leaves...yellow.

Too many things to love in this new xmas catalog.


Friday Faves

Autumn Tones @ Dustjacket Attic
Fun, fall editorial from VOGUE AU.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread @ Vanilla Sugar

Inspired by Danielle Kroll @ Creature Comforts
Now a new fan of Danielle's blog.

Old is the New @ Wit + Delight
Really cool items for your electronics/iPhone/iPad.

Happy weekend!



There is nothing I would not do for 
those who are really my friends. 
I have no notion of loving people by halves, 
it is not my nature.
--Jane Austen

I saw this quote on That Kind of Woman, a Tumblr blog I follow. I immediately starred in in my Reader, as it really rings true for me. I have always been one to have a close-knit, great group of girlfriends. They are so important to me, because really, what is life as a girl without other girls to gossip, cry, laugh, and generally enjoy life with?  Tell me about your best friends.


Shimmer Palettes

I am loving these 2 shimmery palettes from Lancome and Bobbi Brown (the queen of shimmer bricks).  Inspired by the classic fedora and martini shaker & glass set, it'd almost be a shame to use these, but I am also not sure I could resist a sparkly eye for a Friday night out or upcoming holiday party.


Back it up

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, picking your dresses for this season's holiday parties! Rather than lead with your front, catch them when you walk away with a fun dress with back details.  Inspired by these photos I Pinned, would you "back up" this look?
Back it up


Girls Thanksgiving 2011

The beginnings of home-made cranberry sauce that I made mixing recipes from Real Simple and Ocean Spray | Ladies playing games | The set table

My place setting | Ready to eat feast! | My plate. Oy.

"Yule Dog" | Yummy sweet potato casserole with perfectly placed marshmallows | My roomies & the Yule Log

This is an annual meal my friends and I do; see 2010 and 2009!


Friday Faves

Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend- I am looking forward to one of the best days of the year on Sunday...annual Girls Thanksgiving wth my BFFs!  Thanks for your well wishes this week on my new job and the Boston Fashion Blogger Panel. Enjoy these links..
image via Revelment


Last night's Boston Fashion Blogger Panel

Last night's Boston Fashion Blogger Panel at Northeastern was so much fun! I was quite nervous going into it, but found that I was relaxed and enjoyed speaking to the room of 50 or so people (surprising as I am not one for public speaking of any kind). The audience was engaging and asked great questions. I loved meeting some new faces on the panel and the Haute Fashion group.  Thanks to those ladies and NUPRSSA for putting this on!

Pics courtesy of Mrs. A


WIWW & Haute Fashion's Boston Fashion Blogger Panel

Tonight I am excited to be speaking at Northeastern's Haute Fashion group's Boston Fashion Blogger Panel! I will be joined by:

Beyond Boston Chic blogger Martini
Boston Fashionista blogger Kristen
College Fashionista blogger Siobhan

If you are in the Northeastern area at 7pm, stop by!

And since it's What I am Wearing Wednesday, here is what I am wearing.

What are you wearing today?


November news

Some exciting news came on Hallowen that had been in the works for a week or so...I interviewed for an open position in my company and got the job! I will now be doing event sales for two of our brands- having my own clients and travelling once a month (first stop: DC in December)! I am really excited about this new opportunity and the next step in my career. I am transitioning out of my current role through Thanksgiving; my "first day" is offically November 28.  Now, I need some new work clothes...

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 via Pinterest


CBS Boston: 2 new posts!

Learn all about the Best Bartending Classes in Boston...
or, if shopping is more your cup of tea, check out Shopping on a Budget: Best Window Shopping in Boston.


Friday Faves

Andy Warhol Museum Wedding @ The Wedding Chicks
Such a cool wedding venue!

DIY: straw & bark wreath @ Design*Sponge
Fun, fall DIY.

Giving thanks @ Oh Joy!
Fun (and delicious) items for Thanksgiving.

Sienna, blush and hot pink wedding inspiration @ Once Wed
Pretty color palette.

Happy fall-back weekend!