for the hostess + a giveaway (part 2)

for the hostess: anthropologie giveaway

Don’t forget to mind your manners . . .

With the holiday season right around the corner, I’m stocking up on note cards and gifts that say thanks. Kitchen wares tend to do the trick. Cue Anthropologie, my one-stop-shop for all things useful and cute. Wrapped in cellophane and tied with a bow, these little odds and ends make the perfect hostess gift.



A set of honeycomb salt and pepper shakers c/o Anthropologie is up for grabs. Enter below using the Rafflecopter. The more entries you complete, the greater your chance will be at winning.

I loved hearing from everyone that entered last week’s giveaway. Best of luck with round two!

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washington square park

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Pull up a park bench, and enjoy the scene . . .

What started out as an mid-morning walk ended up being an afternoon tour through New York City’s beloved Greenwich Village. Over the years, ‘The Village’ has been the stomping ground of many cultural greats–singers, song writers, activists, artists, poets and playwrights. Today, the neighborhood is still buzzing with creativity and crawling with students. This eclectic cocktail makes Washington Square Park the perfect place to people watch.

holiday picks: for the music lover

holiday picks: for the music lover

With the holiday season just around the corner,
I’ve rounded up a few picks for the music lover on your list.

She and Him Christmas Record
‘Tracks AIR’ Wireless Headphones
Beach Boys Christmas Album
Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Mad Men Christmas Soundtrack
‘Where’s Ringo?’ Book
Charlie Brown Christmas Record
‘Player’ Turntable
Elvis Presley Christmas Album

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places i like: shinola in tribeca

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 Handcrafted and American-made . . .

While in NYC, we made a stop at Shinola to see what was new. The storefront is cozy yet industrial, with a coffee shop up front and neatly curated displays that show off signature watches, leather goods and bicycles. Lucky for us, the space also doubles as an acoustic concert venue–and the Steep Canyon Rangers happened to be the flavor of the week.