Monthly Archives: November 2011

gift guide: the hermit

hermit gift guideThe hermit, or heck, anyone who works from home, has a propensity for comfy anything. Grueling days spent on the couch surfing Pinterest require it. As someone who most definitely embodies this archetype, I offer my Hermit-Approved holiday picks. Gift your introverts right!

To see the rest of the gift series, click here.

{1. Minted Rose Lip Balm / 2. West Side Story DVD / 3. Madewell Spotted Snowfall Slipper / 4. J.Crew Homestead Waffle Leggings / 5. Kate Spade Be Jeweled Mug / 6. Jonathan Adler Cashmere  Hot Water Bottle / 7. Kiehls Creme de Corps / 8. Fleece Flounce Throw / 9. Compagnie de Provence Scented Candle}

holiday cards: the butter nyc

the butter nyc

butter holiday cards

I am loving these custom holiday cards from The Butter, a small “custom design vending machine” based here in NYC. Customize the color and add your personal message for holiday cards in a jiffy.

Customized cards start at $78; custom stamps from $39. They also offer digital files for the DIYers out there!

Plus! If you’re quick and order today, you can get 20% off with the code CYBER on orders over $100!

{From top: Happy Holidays NY card / Holiday Ribbon stamp / Merry Feliz Joyeux card}

the fabulousness of train travel

It wasn’t until moving to the East Coast that train travel became a possibility, and dear lord, I love it. Zero hassle, no security lines, and, hello, a cafe car. I’ve always loved road trips, but train travel is a whole other level.

On our trip back from DC this weekend, we rode in the dining car, instead of attempting to find two coach seats together. Being the AMC nerd that I am, it reminded me of the scene in White Christmas where they all stayed up in the dining card singing a hokey song. But I loved it. We shared one side of the booth, watching West Wing on the laptop, as the scenery went by. One of those little moments I’m going to lock away. Sometimes the destination is just an excuse for a journey.

gift guide: the lush

lushShe’s buttoned down all week but when Friday happy hour rolls around, she’s on her third gimlet when you’re nursing your first. The lush in your life likes to unwind with a little liquid fun, so be an enabler!

Of course she needs a proper cocktail ring (that comes with its own mint julep recipe) and a handy corkscrew. But don’t forget about the occasional necessity of a flask,  a gorgeous set of highball and lowball glasses, a bottle of bubbly, and a sweater that states the obvious!

{1. Banana Flask / 2. Kate Spade Mint Julep Cocktail Ring / 3. Monaco Gold Tumblers / 4. Society Social The Double Bar Cart / 5. A di Alessi Parrot Corkscrew / 6. Kate Spade Spike the Punch Sweater / 7. Sofia Blanc de Blancs / 8. An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails}