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Time to Send Christmas Cards!

When it comes to getting into the holiday spirit, there’s nothing better than sending or receiving a beautiful holiday greeting card. While Twitter and Instagram may be the perfect places to express yourself throughout the year, you should do something extra extraordinary over the holidays and send a good old fashioned card.

papyrus Bella Pilar Christmas Card

Photo by: Zarif Taufiq

As print and physical mail start becoming a thing of the past, it’s rare and special to receive an actual piece of mail that isn’t a bill. Plus it’s super fun and retro to go to the post office.

So go ahead and show your friends and family some holiday love with a card that expresses your unique personality, your city or whatever else makes you merry. Any warm greeting whether it be Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, etc. is sure to make someone smile even if they don’t celebrate it themselves. Don’t get caught up in feeling the need to keep everything generic. Just say what you want to say. Most people don’t care and those who do don’t belong on your holiday list.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gift Ideas

Celebrating the holidays often means traveling long distances to stay with faraway friends and family. It’s great to catch up with loved ones over wine and coffee and reminisce about past holidays all while making new memories. Even if you’re not exchanging gifts with your fab holiday hostess (or host), I’m a strong believer in giving them a special hostess gift to say thank you for their holiday hospitality.

Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

I usually like to get them something to warm their home like this Filomena Baking Collection or this Spice Jar Scented Candle or this “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Accent Pillow (pictured above). A glam coffee table book like The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine is a fun gift too. But you’re sure to wow your hostess this holiday with any of these gift ideas. Happy shopping!

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Stocking Stuffers
Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Dogs and Dog Lovers

We all have the friends who’s dogs are the center of their lives. They’re obsessed with talking about, spending time with and spoiling their furry friends. And who wouldn’t be?  They’re adorable and have been super good this year. Therefore, dogs deserve just as many Christmas gifts as their owners.

Christmas gifts for dogs

With all of the adorable puppy-inspired finds out there, there’s never been a better time to spoil dogs and pet parents. Did you know that they make Dog Wrapping Paper and Ugly Christmas Sweaters for dogs?  Henri Bendel and Bloomingdale’s also have some great accessories for your pampered pooch. Here are a few of the puppy-inspired gifts that I’m barking about this season.

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Socialite Stocking Stuffers
Hostess Gift Ideas

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Holiday Gift Guide: Socialite Stocking Stuffers Gift Ideas

If you haven’t already started, it’s time to get your holiday shopping on! The sooner you check off everyone on your list the sooner you can enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa while watching your favorite Christmas special.


My Christmas mornings have always begun with finding tiny treasures in my stocking. It was the only thing we were allowed to open before my parents woke up. So I figured I’d begin the first of my many holiday gift guides this season with my favorite stocking stuffers.

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Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers
Hostess Gift Ideas

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Christmas 2014

Christmas stockings Fireplace

Christmas stockings filled with joy

Christmas in Delaware

I spent Christmas in my home state of Delaware. I can’t wait to do tax-free shopping after Christmas, but I miss New York.

homemade body wash

My sister got creative this year and gave me homemade body wash. I was a sceptic at first, but I used it and loved it.

hallaca venezuela

My Mom is from Caracas, Venezuela. So on Christmas we eat Hallacas, a Venezuelan Christmas dish wrapped in banana leaves.

Christmas gifts

Gifts under the tree

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