This week flew by as fast as I thought it would. December always seems like such a blur with a busy work schedule, end of the year to-do lists, and holiday shopping. Speaking of which, this weekend I am devoting my time to crossing off all of the names on my holiday shopping list. This year, my family and in-laws are all coming together for the holidays and that means there is a lot to get ready for. Other than shopping, we’re planning to pick out our Christmas tree. I love our Christmas decorating tradition where my husband and I make dinner, decorate the tree, and watch “A Christmas Story”. Until then, it never really feels like Christmas. I hope you all enjoyed my posts this week. The stocking stuffer gift guide really inspired me for my shopping list and I hope it gave you some ideas as well. Try to not stress out over the holidays. When it’s all said and done, it’s all about spending time with one’s family, isn’t it? Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the links I discovered this week.
A NEW SIDE TO JULIA: We saw a whole new side of Julia Roberts this week when she was named the face of Givenchy’s Spring 2015 Campaign. The advertisement featured a makeup free Roberts and, of course, she was beautiful.
SWEET TOOTH: This weekend, I am braving the cold and I am determined to get all of my holiday shopping done. The one thing that can get me through it is a cup of hot chocolate. Here is a list of the best spots to find the best hot chocolate in NYC.
HOLIDAY STYLE: When A Sparkle Factor posts a story about the best holiday shoes, you know there will be some fabulous sparkly options perfect for any holiday event! I personally love the red pumps with the bow detail from Asos and the sparkly booties
KATE THE GREAT: The highly anticipated NYC Royal Tour has come and gone and it was fabulous. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wowed everyone, per usual, and Kate’s style was spot on. Even though some hated that she recycled another evening gown, I really didn’t mind.
NYC FAVORITE: When William and Kate visited NYC this week, they stayed at the Carlyle Hotel. It got me thinking of one of the most beautiful bars in the city, the Bemelmam’s Bar located in the hotel. It was named after the talented illustrator of the Madeline books and, even though, it has very expensive drinks, it has old New York charm. Since it was on my mind, I was very happy to have come across this story on Victoria McGinley’s blog. The images are stunning.
WINTER LIFE SAVOR: Now that we’ve had our first official snowfall, I realized I am seriously lacking a pair of winter boots. By the end of the day, my toes are completely numb, so I’m hoping I’ll find a great pair from this list.
PIN OF THE WEEK: I may not know what I am doing for NYE yet, but this is exactly how I want to look for an evening of sparkles, champagne, and new beginnings!
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