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Category: Holidays

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide:

Nine days to go and counting….Here are our picks for stocking stuffers. One of my favorite items is the “love” mask chain, I just ordered the balancing blocks. I hear they are addicting. The pom hat with the inter-changeable pom poms was my niece’s favorite gift last year. Everyone in my house is getting the deep sleep spray!!! And Candy Club is also everyone’s favorite candy. I give it as gifts all year long!!! We have the men’s gift guide up next!!! Stay tuned!!

Mugs//Sleep Spray//Mask Chain//Puzzles//Pom Pom Hat//Balancing Blocks//Bracelet Weights//Initial Bracelet//Flower Pot Bread Kit//Mascara//Candy Club//Bath Bombs//Initial Ornaments//

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Palmer and Purchase for all of your Holiday Gifts!

This year more than ever we need to shop local. For us, this meant buying a bunch of our presents right in downtown Rye. I love walking by the shop windows and picking out gifts for everyone on my list. One of our frequent stops is Palmer and Purchase. All year-round, they have a great mix of fun clothes, pretty accessories, and the perfect mix of little gifts that are just right but even more so at Christmastime. During the quarantine, I would follow their INSTAGRAM, and Abbie, the owner, would fulfill the orders and drop them right at your door. I really wanted to give back to her for being there for all her customers during that really scary time!!! Palmer and Purchase was our go-to this Holiday season. I visited the store so many times, during the past few weeks. I watched what people were buying and also what they were putting on their wish lists. If you cannot get to Palmer and Purchase in Rye or Larchmont, you can always shop on their WEBSITE. Here are some of Palmer and Purchase’s Best Sellers mixed in with a bunch of our favs. Happy Shopping Local!!!!

I love these Sugar Plum Party can then for the entire family.

We are all obsessed with cool looking readers…there are the BEST!!!

How great are these faux fur mittens?

This is such a fab gift for college aged kids…

These Katy Garry “Love” masks make great stocking stuffers

Another great gift, are these tie die lounging outfits….

I love the colors of this sweater….

I am obsessed with this ruffle

And another favorite is this puffed sleeve sweatshirt…

They have a whole line of Kerry Rosenthal artwork and clothing…this sweatshirt is great for teenagers and college-aged kids….a few moms I know bought it too!!!

How adorable are these masks? More great stocking stuffers…

This is probably one of my favorite items in the store..look at this 8-pound weight. I don’t even want it for exercise I want to put it on a shelf in my living room…

This MZ Wallace is one of the most requested items from college kids…FYI….it is selling out everywhere…

The faux leather legging rage is still going strong…

The American Christmas Light Tour

One of the highlights of 2020 for me was covering the American Christmas warehouse sale. We saw so many fabulous decorations and people were able to bring decorations home from some of the most famous places in New York, from Van Cleef to Saturday Night Live.

Do you remember the NYC we are used to over the Holidays…….. All the beautiful displays and trees and over the top decorations. Well, they are still there and American Christmas is the company that brings most of them to you. They are offering a Walking Tour, (click HERE for the route) of their installations this year. If you are not up to walking it maybe grab a hot pretzel and drive it. Or, I have posted below my own Blog stroll of some of the beautiful American Christmas sites. Thank you to Discover NYC for these amazing photos!!

Gift Guide For Teens

This is the second most requested gift guide throughout the Holiday season..For the past 2 years I started asking my kids and my nieces and nephews to start pages on Giftful, an online gift wish list, where you add the items that you want from all over the internet. It is such a brilliant idea. I love seeing what everyone wants and I am even encouraging the adults to do it too So this Gift Guide, which usually is very challenging is a breeze this year. I found some really fun things. Now I need to follow my own advice and add some of them to my cart to put under our tree. I hope you are finding my guides helpful this year…Next Up Mens and Stocking Stuffers!!!!

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Blue Puffer//Water Bottles//Puzzle/Book//Necklace//Sweater//

Pompom Phone Charger//Earrings//Toothbrush//Yeti// Boots

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Have You Been To The White Plains Holiday Market Yet? If not, DO NOT MISS IT!!!

Are you longing for all the fun things you use to do around the Holidays? Walking around the city? Shopping at the Markets in Bryant Park and Grand Central? Well, the ladies at 914PopUp’s partnered with The City Of White Plains, in conjunction with the event’s sponsor, White Plains BID, and opened an incredible outdoor, safe, socially distanced Holiday Market with 40+ vendors and so many unique finds. It is the first one like it in all of Westchester County. I decided to drive over last night and walk around the many stalls. It was such a fun time. I loved all of the vendors. There were some really pretty jewelry pieces. I fell in love with a multi-strand garnet necklace from the Italian brand Fego Gioielli. I bought the cutest little faux shopping tote with a fun designer logo from Roadie Couture..They also had some very cool jackets and sweatshirts!! One of my all-time favorites, Soxfords was there and my friend grabbed a bunch of whimsical socks for her college-aged son. We sampled some delicious Vegan chocolate and the most incredible Rum Cakes. I brought a raspberry one home for my husband. We met a vendor who has an extensive farm in Rockland and specializes in Hard Cider. I may or may not have bought a bottle for my husband’s stocking!! There were some really pretty Christmas cookies and OMG!! Pax Romana, was selling the freshest homemade pasta and tomato sauce. I also added a jar of their dipping oil to my bag. Melissa, of 914PopUps told me I need to get the Vodka sauce next time!!!! There was an entire area, Maker’s Central, devoted to homemade items, from bowls to soaps, to the prettiest wreaths, it was really interesting. You could also buy your Christmas Tree and Garlands there too..One of my favorite things were the beautiful velvet mules from the company Saachi. They also had beautiful bubble sleeve cardigans. I was so mad that I left without either of those terrific items!!

The market is opened until Sunday, December 13th. The hours are 11-7. It is located in the blocked off Waller Ave in the heart of White Plains. And the best part there is plenty of parking!!!

Hope to see you there this weekend!!!

PS When you visit please stop by the @WhiteplainsBID Members’ Shed:

Wolf and Warrior**Hastings Tea & Coffee**Westchester Road Runners**Gentleman’s Barber Shop**Pax Romana**Loola Doola

Looking for the coolest gifts? Shop the LTD with Lizzie Tisch….

Today my friend Clare and I decided to make a trek to the Upper East Side to the former Cartier mansion on Madison Ave, to the insanely cool pop-up shop of tastemaker, Lizzie Tisch, LTD X Lizzie Tisch. I have been following Lizzie on Instagram for years, and I can best describe her style as classic chic with a saucy twist. I was so excited to visit the shop and it did not disappoint. I first grabbed a few gifts on the “beauty” table, the “Wakey, Wakey” and “Be Well” organic body washes. And after using one tonight..I have to say it smells terrific!! The shop was filled with so many wonderful and interesting things curated by Lizzie herself. There were gorgeous puffed sleeve Le Lion cardigans. Rainbow colored House of Fluff faux fur jackets. The most incredible jeweled bracelet gloves (hmmmmm I wonder what I went home with), show-stopping fine jewelry and so much more. I also rounded out my purchases with some peanut brittle and chocolates and Huge Vanilla Marshmallows, which Lizzie told me were so delicious. I have hidden them from myself so I can save them for a special day!!!!! I also bought my fur babies the cutest jelly dog treats. There were just so many things that I wanted to buy. I fell in love with the cutest mink hand sanitizer case that attaches to your purse. Unfortunately, I left without buying it and that little beauty has been haunting me ever since!!!

The Pop-Up Shop is located at 828 Madison Ave and is opened Monday-Saturday from 11 -5 until December 18th. If it is too hard for you to get into the city right now, you can DM LTD X Lizze Tisch on Instagram and they will face time with you around the store and ship anything you need. Here are some photos from our fun whimsical outing.