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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Cheers

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If you’re buying a last minute gift for a guy with even an inkling of class and taste, then these will do the trick 99% of the time:

A silicon ice mold for perfectly spherical ice cubes
A classy set of tumblers
And of course some Teeling Whiskey. Yum!


Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Irony

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This gift idea is a little on the ironic side during this season of endless giving and commercialism. Okay actually it’s very ironic and completely tongue in cheek.

But it’s also an incredibly enlightening revelation around how ‘stuff’ weighs us down.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing will instruct you on how to address each item in your home to determine whether or not it “sparks joy.” If it doesn’t – SEE YA!

Get the packrats in your life this lovely little book about decluttering. They’ll thank you – and maybe give you some sweet hand-me-downs! ;)


ps – these make me happy:

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Everyday Essential


Leave your Christmas shopping until the last minute?

Me too!

Great minds :)

But also – I’ve barely had time to brush my teeth these past few weeks. Who has the time to shop for thoughtful gifts to bestow on all your loved ones??

(Before we move on – don’t worry, I always find time to brush my teeth.)

An easy ‘go to’ gift for every guy is a new work bag.

Think about it – most guys use some kind of bag to go to and from work. But those gentlemen also probably don’t put much thought into their bag. Do most of the guys you know use some old messenger bag they’ve had since college? Or even worse – a backpack? Or even worse – a free backpack they got as a gift with purchase?

If so, get them something respectable and stylish! Think about their job and what they do after work. If they’re in a very polished, white collar job – go higher end. If they hit up the gym after work – get them something with some extra room for shoes, clothes, etc. You get it.

A new bag is something they probably wouldn’t get for themselves but it’s also something they’ll use every day.

Happy holidays!


The Essentials:
messenger bag – Boconi
bracelets – Alex and Ani
chelsea boots – similar (Asos)




Harajuku Lover

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Oh nooooooooo! It’s the last of my Japan pics!

I don’t know why but I just said the line above out loud in the voice of Aziz Ansari. Weird.

But anyway – I guess since I’ve now fully unpacked and gone through all my photos… It’s time to plan my next trip!

This day was a super fun one because we wandered around Harajuku – which was like a shopper’s paradise mixed with an Alice in Wonderland fantasy. It’s a colorful section of Tokyo to say the least.

And obviously when I saw a random sign wearing the exact same colors as me we had to stop to take a pic.

The Essentials:
shoes – K-Swiss
sweater – H&M
shades – Ray-Ban
scarf – J.Crew

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Furiously Happy

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I need to share this book with everyone I know – which includes you!

Seriously – read this book. I haven’t LOLed like this in such a long time.

Jenny Lawson has a way of finding humor in the things that might ordinarily knock the wind out of you. She struggles with depression, anxiety and heartbreak, like so many. But instead of succumbing to the immense weight of life – she actively chooses to be defiantly, heartily, FURIOUSLY HAPPY.

Her quirky humor will leave you giggling – trust me.

I’m actually forcing myself to not read more than a chapter or two at a time so that I can make this goodness last just a little longer. I love it so much!


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