Mother’s Day Gift Guide

This Sunday is a really special day for me. As a new mom, it is my very first Mother’s Day. Now that I have joined this elite club, I can give even better insight on what gift to give your mom. If your mom is like mine, then she doesn’t really need anything from me, but it is always nice to give her a gift to remind her how much you care about her. If you’re buying for a new mom, anything that ties her to her baby is a great gift. A picture frame with a special captured moment would put a smile on her face. For any mom, monogramming is a great way to go. It’s personalized and shows you care. Other fun ideas that I have featured on this gift guide are gardening gloves, a fit-bit bracelet, and of course, a Diptyque candle. I feel that it’s wrong to have a gift guide without a Diptyque candle, and as always, fresh flowers and her favorite bottle of champagne are perfect. Anything that can be shared between the two of you is a good choice as well. Whatever you choose for your mom, as long as it comes from the heart, she’ll be sure to love it!


Also, if you need some ideas for activities or places to take her to brunch, check out these past posts: 10 Mother’s Day Activities in NYC & Best Brunch Spots For Mother’s Day.



Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

1. Anthropologie – Celestial Coaster Set | 2. J.Crew – Beaded Tassel Earrings | 3.  J.Crew – PJ Set | 4. La Mer – Starter Kit | 5. Anthropologie – Homegrown Monogram Mug | 6. Fitbit – Alta Tracker | 7. Kate Spade New York – Wristlet | 8. Diptyque Candle | 9. Terrain – Gardening Gloves | 10. Kate Spade New York – Infinity & Beyond Pendant | 11. West Elm – Picture Frame


Weekly Finds



I’m back!  After traveling to London and Paris, I am home and had a very productive week.  Adjusting to the time difference and dealing with jet lag was a whole lot easier than I thought it would be.  I had so much energy in the morning that I was able to so much more done than usual.  Since I had a very busy September, I treated this week as catch up for the blog.  I have a lot of fun posts coming up including one that will be unlike anything I’ve ever posted!  This blog is officially a year old so it is time to venture out of my comfort zone and take it to the next level.  While away, I barely looked at the Internet, so you can imagine that I was out of the loop.  As soon as I returned, I spent hours browsing my favorite sites to see what I missed.  Here are the links I discovered online in today’s edition of Weekly Finds.

MRS. GEORGE CLOONEY: In case you have been living under a rock, you have heard that Amal Alamuddin has married George Clooney.  Not only is she lucky in love but, also, Amal has incredible style.  See what she wore for her wedding weekend.

PIN OF THE WEEK:  It’s sad to say goodbye to summer produce, but it’s nice to start cooking with fall favorites like butternut squash.  This hearty soup recipe is right up my alley and perfect for a crisp October evening.

EVEN MORE ROOM:  If you live in NYC, then it’s safe to say you have a small kitchen as I do.  As a big fan of Verily Magazine, I was pleased to see this article about creative ways to make space in your kitchen.   Hopefully these tips will make my life easier.

SCANDALOUS:  If you’re a fan of fashion and the hit ABC show Scandal then you are probably very excited for The Limited’s collection inspired by Olivia Pope’s style.  I haven’t shopped at The Limited in ages, but at first glance, it looks like they nailed it.

SKINCARE: Coffee isn’t just for drinking anymore.  Meet Frank, a coffee body scrub that will leave your skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated.  It may feel a little weird but you’ll never look at coffee bean grounds the same way again.

CHANGE THE WAY YOU SHOP: Are you a vintage virgin, because I am!  This was a great read about how you too can break into the vintage shopping world. What to you say, are you game?

Holiday Shopping Guide to Anthropologie

Shop for your family and friends at just one shop this year: Anthropologie!

The holidays are flying by fast and there isn’t much time left to get your shopping done.  Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores and I shop for my friends and family there every year.  It has so many different things for all the people on your list: clothing, wintery accessories, jewelry, ornaments, and whimsical home décor.  I’ve put together my favorite must-have items that your loved ones are sure to adore, and you may even find a little something for yourself.



Golden Monogramed Mugs | Celestial Coaster Set | Captain’s Mistress Strategy Game


Celesse Diamond Earrings | Zygoptera Necklace | Effervescent Bracelet



English Countryside Beanie | Historical Society Gloves | Onyx Mosaic Pouch

Live. Home Decor Obsession: White & Orange

Is your NYC apartment in need of a facelift?  Then Live’s Home Decor Style is perfect for you!  This week we are currently obsessed with a new color combo: white & orange.  Here are six tips on sprucing up and brightening your living space with this modern and chic look.

Home Decor Obsession Orange & White

1. West Elm – White Bead Ceramic Vase

2. CB2 – Flask Vases

3. Anthropologie – Netted Dot Pillow

4. West Elm – White Parsons Desk

5. Crate & Barrel – Boka Persimmon Table Lamp

6. C.Wonder – Square Lacquer Jewelry Box

Live. Home Decor Your Very Own Vanity Table

Every woman is in need of a vanity table to organize your accessories and beauty products.  But if you live in a NYC apartment like me space is an issue.  In today’s home style post we have given you tips for turning your dresser top into a chic vanity table.


1. Crate & Barrel – Dubois Wall Mirror

2. Anthropologie – Cerulean Dresser

3. Fishs Eddy – Cake Stand (perfect for a perfume stand)

4. West Elm – Mother of Pearl Jewelry Box

5. Urban Outfitters –  Fleur-De-Lys Glass Jar

6. Anthropologie – Vestige Lipstick Holder

Live. Spring Home Decor Obsession: Yellow & Turquoise

When spring comes so does my urge to give my home a facelift with new colors and styles.  My current obsession is this sunny and warm yellow & turquoise combo.  Here are five easy tips on brightening up your living space by just adding pops of color with this amazing duo.

Home decor: Yellow & Turquoise  1. Hive Vases – West Elm

2. Plum & Bow Silhouette Garden Rug – Urban Outfitters

3. Perch Table Lamp – West Elm

4. Beaded Throw Pillow – Crate & Barrel, Trois Teal Pillow – Crate & Barrel

5. Rock Flower Diamond Ikat Paper Tray  – Gracious Home

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