Weekend Guide

Saturday, November 22, 2014 3 Permalink 0

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 come across so many noteworthy things throughout the week that don’t really fit in with my regular content. Instead of letting those links go to waste, I thought I’d share them with you in a weekend roundup of things to read, see, and do. I hope you’ll also join in and share your must-sees in the comment section!

REMINISCE
I love how this couple transformed an old R.V. into a cozy vintage escape.

BAKE
The holiday season is in full swing and afternoons spent baking are on the horizon. I’m planning to try these peppermint crinkle cookies this year.

PLAY
Sign up for ten days of holiday gifts from the creators of America’s favorite party game for horrible people.

WEAR
It’s finally time to break out the cozy woolens. I’m fond of this cashmere hat with an oversize fur pompom.

VISIT
I let the holidays fly by last year without a trip down to Chicago for the annual Christkindlmarket. I’m not making that same mistake this year.

SIP
I picked up a crate of Mandarin oranges the other day and I don’t think I’ll be able to get through all of them before they spoil. I’ll be juicing some of the leftovers to make this vodka spritzer.

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We’re looking at going to Chicago this weekend for the Christkindlmarket and, judging by this week’s colorful Covetable post, my mood is becoming more cheerful now that the holidays are right around the corner. I’d love to prance through the season is those glittery Kate Spade pumps, but my pocketbook would prefer that I opt for the coordinating polish instead!

I did splurge on the Cameo dress, which is backordered until December. I fell in love with it on Damsel in Dior back in September and was thrilled to see it part of Piperlime’s new arrivals. I used a 25% discount and a few reward coupons to bring the price down to the $130 mark. Let’s just hope that it fits!

I’m obsessing over this bag, which shares my name. Must be fate! Really, though, I like it enough to make it my Tax Return Splurge this year if it’s still available in February (and if the price goes down a bit).

Holiday Gift Guide | The Globetrotter

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MORE GIFTS FOR THE GLOBETROTTER ON PINTEREST

I look forward to curating a travel gift guide each year. It’s a chance for me to discover awesome new products, like the Carry-On Cocktail Kit, and share a few of my standbys. While I would love to find this tribal necklace or this adorable calendar under the tree, I wanted to share more practical items this year. The 4-in-1 international charger worked out perfectly in Brussels, as did this mini power strip with USB ports. It’s a must for any hotel room with a shortage of outlets. One thing I wish we had was the luggage scale. We brought back a lot of hard-to-find Belgian beer and incurred a $200 overweight baggage fee as a result. Oops! It’s not a glamorous gift by any means, but the recommendation will be worthwhile if it helps just one couple pack more strategically! You also know how much we love our Floto duffel bags. We’ve used them for every trip over the last three years and they’re getting prettier with age. It’s a splurge, yes, but it will be a gift that lasts a lifetime. (May I also recommend upgrading the shoulder strap to this one? It makes a huge difference.)

Refinery by Gerard Yosca

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ew things are more exciting than new jewelry, especially when those gems come in the form of hammered metal with thoughtfully placed rhinestones, as in the case of Gerard Yosca’s newest collection. Appropriately named “Refinery” the pieces are a bit more understated than seasons past, but they’re no less eye catching. I could go on and on about the collection, but I think you’ll agree that it’s more meaningful to hear from Gerard himself about his inspiration, his thoughts on the statement piece and, for fun, what’s on his holiday wish list.

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND REFINERY?
Time for a fashion reboot. Dress a little more simply and grownup. I wanted a collection that reflected a taste for quality. And, I’m still feeling a ’70s jet setter influence.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TRAJECTORY OF THE STATEMENT PIECE?
If everyone wears a big statement piece, all we see is noise. I love when someone stands out by dressing less obviously. Everything we say doesn’t require “!!!!!”. Save them for when you mean it. The big earring just feels particularly fresh right now.

HOW IS THE CHANGE IN SCALE REFLECTED IN THESE PIECES?
Most of the collection is really a lot smaller than a year ago! And I’ve used repetition of simple geometric shapes to make the pieces easy on the eyes.

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FOR SOMEONE KNOWN FOR COLOR, WHY ALL METAL?
I thought I might be able to create pieces that would be grab and go if they were easier. I created the texture by hammering the metal with a ball tip I had filed down. Here, the texture really creates the interest that color would normally do.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WINTER LOOK?
Cleaned up and polished as always, but for heaven’s sake, keep your sense of humor! Wear that scarf with jingle bells or a silly hat. We want a mix of sophistication and childlike joy.

WHAT IS ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST?
Time to really focus on hauling out all of the vintage Christmas decorations to deck the house.

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