One of life’s simplest but most delightful pleasures for me is to step into a cozy French bakery early in the morning, feeling the warmth of the oven still on, and breathing in the tantalizing fresh aroma of pastries. The next pleasure is, of course, partaking in eating them. Laura Mercier’s La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio has captured three beautiful scents of the patisserie in a perfect candle travel set, and the best part is, it’s calorie-free! Despite wondering if these gorgeous smells would make my stomach growl, I found them satisfying my senses without the craving. The sweet flavors of Fresh Fig, Almond Coconut Milk, and Crème de Pistache are wrapped up in votive candles to release that bakery-fresh smell whether you’re cozying up at home or on the road. When I travel, I find that a candle goes a long way in setting the ambience and bringing warmth and comfort to a hotel room.
Fresh Fig is my favorite of the vibrant trio, and I can almost taste the fresh Celeste Figs and fruit bouquets of Apricot Nectar and Ylang Ylang. The mini candle certainly packs a punch–within minutes of being lit, the room is permeated with the delicious warm scent. The Almond Coconut Milk is the most comforting, a sweet version of milky flavors with a tropical twist. It combines Milk, Coconut, Almond and Vanilla notes with Heliotrope and Musk for a rich experience. Last but not least, Crème de Pistache is an exotic and decadent blend of Almost, Praline and Hazelnut with freshly Whipped Cream for a luscious, rich scent. The candles have a 20-30 hour burn time, which is key for small candles–they go the distance for their petite size. This limited-edition sampler comes with a elegant and portable candle carrier which is perfect for stashing your favorite candle in your toiletry bag. Trust me, it’s the first thing you’ll pull out to create your home away from home!
Ah summer…I don’t know about you, but my seasonal wardrobe is stocked full of sheer little pieces with delicate little straps. And if you’re anything like me, the first thought that comes to mind is “how cute” followed by “how do I wear this?” Well after a couple seasons of unsuccessfully trying to hide a nude bra underneath my summer tops, I’m here to say that the only solution is (1) start with a good back scrub and (2) wear a sexy, look-at-me black bra loud and proud. (more…)
I’ve been getting an odd compliment lately…at least odd in the sense that I’ve never had so many people comment on this before: I really like our glasses! Where are they from!?
“Really?” I would usually reply, “You really think glasses are cute?” I don’t know about other glasses wearers, but I’ve always had a bit of a complex about being in public in glasses. They always struck me as a little frumpy and unpolished, but compared to a long, hard day in contacts, they sure are comfy! And now people were actually complimenting me on them, saying they look stylish instead of dorky–I had finally found the right frames for me! (more…)
Arm parties have been seen on the wrists of so many fashionable ladies over the past few years. You’ve seen these girls stack them up and you’ve always wanted to try it…but didn’t know where to start? We’ve got the answers for you from BaubleBar’s Fashion Director, Shoshanna Fischhoff. She’s answered the questions you need to know – from mixing colors to the perfect number of bracelets. Check it out below! (more…)
If you’re browsing Mother’s Day gift articles this week, you’re probably seeing a lot of gift baskets, flower-shaped garden tools and cooking supplies. Cute and useful, but not particularly glamorous right? At times like these, I look to jewelry designers Ariel Gordon and Maya Brenner, the go-to gals for basic, stylish and very wearable pieces … like alphabet necklaces!
Oh wait, Mom has plenty of jewelry? She doesn’t need more? I beg to differ. Sometimes, even the pickiest moms appreciate a piece of well-crafted jewelry — especially if it’s something she can wear every day and layer with her existing collection. Plus, every time she looks in the mirror or receives a compliment, she’ll think of you! (more…)
Ever since my own little girl days, I’ve been obsessed with everything Sanrio, from Keroppi to its pop icon, Hello Kitty! So naturally, when I first got wind of the new collaboration between Sanrio’s Hello Kitty and Aden+Anais – one of my indispensables for swaddling, breast-feeding, moisturizing ,and cuddling my baby — I was positively giddy. I couldn’t have dreamt of such a perfect match!
One of my favorite products from the limited edition collection is the Dream Blanket. Woven from the Aden + Anais’ famed soft muslin, the blanket is extra plush (and just gets softer with every wash) and big enough to use even as your little girl grows into a toddler. Both my daughter and I love how gentle it is … and the contemporary Hello Kitty art print — I’m getting her obsession started early!
My other favorite is the adorable Swaddle Set that features three designs printed on light muslin. For newborns, the versatile cloths are perfect for swaddling, nursing, and can even work as a floor blanket for tummy time. The swaddles are also a great way to dress up your stroller — just throw one of these adorable designs over the top to shield your baby from the sun but keep breathability and the flow of air. Even if you don’t have a little one of your own, any of the products from this keepsake collection would make perfect shower gift (is it just me or is everyone pregnant right now??). You’ll be remembered forever as a favorite auntie, the one with great taste!