Great Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

It's a Date Valentine’s Day is where the heart is. Need gift ideas for your true love?  Do you want to give him something besides candy and a teddy bear? We've got a few options for him that are unique, fun and should fit the bill. Some of our top picks: Spy Optics Screw For the active guy, a cool pair of sunglasses that are stylish and functional. These glasses by Spy Optics Screw are impact resistant, have a signature patented scoop venting system and 100% UV protection. Fashionable and useful. {$139.50} Electronic Golf Club Cooler Caddie Does your guy golf?  He’ll love this. Let him relax on the golf course with his own cold drink using this deluxe fully automatic golf club cooler caddie.  He can simply fill the 54oz tank with his favorite cold beverage and … [Read more...]

Juliska in Stamford LuxeBloggers Event

Last week Jessica and I had the pleasure of hosting a local blogger event at Juliska, in Stamford, CT. I've been a longtime fan of Juliska since spotting them on the pages of my favorite mail order catalog many moons ago. Lucky for us they now have a beautiful 10,00 square foot retail showroom in our neighborhood, equipped with a coffee shop and lunch menu. I have a long wish list of table settings and serving pieces that I would like to add to my collection, so it was fun to preview all the new arrivals and additional products in person. This is a brand that celebrates artful and happy gatherings with unique handcrafted items to enhance any event. And their store is truly a visual delight of table settings, cookbooks, jewelry, gifts and more under one roof! L-R : Jessica and … [Read more...]

Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

Beaujolais Nouveau Day!   Have you ever celebrated Beaujolais Nouveau Day? On the 3rd Thursday of every November, France celebrates – Beaujolais Nouveau Day.  At 12:01am (by law!), the year’s vintage is released and the French celebrate with fireworks and parties. In 2014, Beaujolais Day is Thursday November 20.   I love the idea of this event, which celebrates the harvest and abundance. Beaujolais is a region of France known for growing the Gamay grape (from which Beaujolais is made). Gamay is like a cousin of Pinot Noir.  There are many rules about how the grapes are grown, when they are harvested.  Because it is the first wine of the harvest and made quickly (6-8 weeks as opposed to a traditional 6 - 24 months for other wines), Beaujolais Nouveau is lighter, fruitier and a … [Read more...]

DIY Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

Have you ever been invited to a Holiday party and felt like you should bring a gift to the hostess? Whether you're thinking small scale or spendy, a hostess gift is a kind gesture to let her know you appreciate her invitation and hard work in preparing for the event. You could take a bottle of wine, a candle or a home baked basket of goodies. No matter what gift you choose, it will be special to the recipient. {Not many people give hostess gifts these days.} What if you saved yourself the time and travel to the store and made a hostess gift? The money would be less spent. Most importantly, DIY gifts are often times the very most special...and rarely forgotten. Today I've gathered 9 of my favorite hostess gift ideas that you can use throughout the holidays. /1/ Homemade Body Scrub - … [Read more...]