gift guide: for him.

I unknowingly drop hints to [J] all year long about “what I want”. and his mind must be a steel-trap because he always remembers. it’s crazy & unfair. I don’t excel in that department. so when christmas rolls around, I struggle.

to help me and other struggling gift-givers out there, I made a gift guide. for your significant other, your dad, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, best friend, etc!

gift guide: for him. //

1 // nike NFL football jersey. 2 // kenneth cole men’s watch.

3 // mason jar cocktail shaker. 4 // houdini wine aerator.

5 // holiday pullover sweater. 6 // frango chocolates.

7 // shamrock cuff links. 8 // calvin klein cologne.

9 // flannel lounge pants. 10 // TUMI wallet.

11 // beer making kit. 12 // marc anthony dress shirt.

13 // 20 oz travel mug. 14 // anthony bourdain cookbook.

15 // london fog peacoat.

happy tuesday!


cozy night in.

when it comes to winter, I prefer to stay in. especially at night. and now, while the weather is still nice, it is the perfect time to prepare my wardrobe, living room, and kitchen. the snowy nights are coming.

cozy night in //

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nothing over $27.

[don’t forget your man].

a bottle of peppermint schnapps is always a good idea too. delicious in hot cocoa. [and I’ll be sharing a few cocktail recipes that feature it]. whether we like it or not, the holidays and winter are sneaking up.

happy monday.


first snowfall.

I must interrupt our regularly scheduled programming.

we had our first snowfall.

usually I’m the opposite of excited, but I got to enjoy it from the safety + warmth of the indoors. so it was rather beautiful. and I decided to create a celebration around it.

first_snowfall.jpeg //

first_snowfall.jpeg //

first_snowfall.jpeg //

[J] is 110% against anything christmas-related before thanksgiving, but I convinced him to put up our outdoor icicle lights on sunday evening. saying it’d be miserable to put them up when there is snow on the ground. what the heck happens the very next day? snow!

first_snowfall.jpeg //

baileys irish cream + peppermint schnapps // pumpkin macaroons.

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first_snowfall.jpeg //

best enjoyed in front of a warm fire.


the holidays are coming.

time to bust out the flannel pajamas + baileys.

happy tuesday.