Merry Christmas

After weeks of stress, it’s finally time to kick back and enjoy the holiday! I hope you have a chance to share the season with those closest to you.

xoxo,
Jessica  

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Deck the Halls

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After two years of bringing home trees that dwarfed our living room, Dave and I finally chose one that’s the right size. It seems tiny. With fewer branches encroaching upon our living space, there are fewer places to display our large ornament collection. We finally narrowed down the selection to only the most special: memories from our travels, handcrafted blown glass, and delicate vintage baubles. 

Like vintage ornaments, vintage jewelry is one of my very favorite things. Frippery Vintage sent over this ring just in time for the holiday party season—and I don’t intend to raise a glass without it! If you haven’t already, I encourage you to enter the giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to the vintage boutique. We could all use a special piece of jewelry at this time of year. 

Congrats to Jenny who won the Hattie Sparks giveaway! 

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Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

Delving into my stocking is one of my favorite holiday traditions—the little trinkets are so darn cute! Here are some of my favorites this year for her, for him or just for yourself. (I’ve got dibs on the ski mug and I’m hoping Santa pulls through with some Milka Snow Bites.)

1. The Soap & Paper Factory, $9 // 2. Z Gallerie, $20 // 3. Z Gallerie, $25 // 4. C. Wonder, $12 // 5. Richer Poorer, $9 // 6. Bauble Bar, $18 // 7. Uncommon Goods, $22 // 8. Lulu & Georgia, $18 // 9. Estee Lauder, $20 // 10. Scrappy’s Bitters, $23 // 11. Izola, $18 // 12. Estee Lauder, $20 // 13. Design Darling, $20 // 14. Pim + Larkin, $19 // 15. Penguin phrase books in French, German, Italian or Spanish, $8 each // 16. Pinch Provisions, $16

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Holiday Gift Guide: Men

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re celebrating the holiday with your nearest and dearest with Black Friday deals on the back burner. However, when the men slip into their post-football, post-turkey tryptophan haze, it’s the perfect time to check off your shopping list. I rounded up a few products that Dave endorses, but a bottle of bourbon is always appreciated if none of these strikes your man’s fancy. 

1. Z Gallerie, $20 each // 2. Kaufmann Mercantile, $219 // 3. Gant, $147 // 4. Nike, $70 // 5. Nike, $149 // 6. Kent Wang, $45 // 7. Kiehl’s, $42 // 8. Jack Spade, $10 // 9. Hook + Albert, $25 // 10. 3sixteen, $220 // 11. Smathers & Branson, $65 // 12. Daneson, $5 // 13. Crown & Buckle, $12 // 14. Makr, $11 // 15. Stanley, $75

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Culinary Cutie

Sure, Santa may get a lot of credit when Christmas rolls around, but the biggest holiday hero is the one who tirelessly puts the finishing touches on everything from appetizers to dessert—and doesn’t mind one bit. Give the culinary cutie in your life something she truly wants: a secret weapon to up the entertaining ante. I’ve heard fabulous things about those salt and pepper mills…

1. Sucre Sucre, $8 // 2. West Elm, $32 // 3. Le Creuset, $120 // 4. Marimekko, $69 // 5. High Street Market, $22 // 6. JCP, $75 set of four // 7. Mark & Graham, $39 // 8. Williams-Sonoma, $8 // 9. White Whale, $48 // 10. L’econome, $48 // 11. The Kinfolk Table, $35 // 12. Crate & Barrel, $25 each // 13. Grandiflora, $28 set of two

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Frequent Flyer

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The seasoned traveler on your list will always appreciate a luxury luggage tag and a beautiful satchel to attach it to, but a gift that reminds her of a special trip will be even more treasured. Even though they’re a splurge, a pair of bistro chairs can bring back memories of lazy afternoons in Paris. A little brass elephant is a wallet-friendly way to commemorate an adventure in Thailand. If she’s more of a U.S. traveler, a set of mint julep cups (not pictured) will bring her back to the horse races at Churchill Downs. 

1. Naked Decor, $27 set of 2 // 2. Julie Vos, $165 // 3. Air Repair, $12 // 4. Uqllu, scarves start at $85 // 5. High Street Market, $28 // 6. Tory Burch, $325 // 7. Julie Vos, $165 // 8. Flight 001, $28 // 9. Cotton On, $15 // 10. Tiffany & Co., $85 // 11. Diane von Furstenberg, $95 // 12. Floto, $299 // 13. Lauren by Ralph Lauren, $48 // 14. Williams-Sonoma, $295

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Hopeless Romantic

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'Tis the season of peppermint mochas, dozens of sugar cookies and a week's worth of gift guides—finally! This year's lady-centric guides offer ideas for the hopeless romantic, the frequent flyer and the culinary cutie. (Not surprisingly, I want everything.) There's also a men's gift guide coming up at the end of the week and a roundup of stocking stuffers under $25. Enjoy the season of giving, even if it's just for yourself! 

1. Philosophy, $24 // 2. Zhush, $125 // 3. Kelly Wearstler, $195 // 4. Marc Jacobs, $39 // 5. Z Gallerie, $35 // 6. Kate Spade, $248 // 7. Bauble Bar, $34 // 8. Tiffany & Co., $35 // 9. Kate Spade, $68 // 10. RED Valentino, $550 // 11. H&M, $4 // 12. Topshop, $90 // 13. Sugarfina, $5 // 14. Jewel Sugar, $36

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Inspire It | Wear It

1. Kate Spade, $40 // 2. Reed & Barton, $125 // 3. Notte by Marchesa, $250 // 4. Topshop, $110 // 5. Lulu Frost for J.Crew, $115 // 6. Williams-Sonoma, $120, set of four // 7. Bauble Bar, $78

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Bauble of the Week

Kate Spade’s holiday collection was released last week and, as always, everything is so darn cute. There’s a champagne bottle coin purse, a floral-print scarf I’ll probably buy, and this unbelievable necklace. One look at the rhinestone ribbon put me in a festive mood. Bring on the egg nog, tinsel and Bing Crosby, STAT.

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Merry Christmas!

Slip on your holiday shoes and have a very merry Christmas! 

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