Kicking off the holiday season in style! I know the holidays seem far away but not to scare you, they are less than 8 weeks away… Eek! But don’t be alarmed! I have all details on how to get holiday ready. From beauty and style to decor and how to wrap and label all those gifts that you’ll be needing to whip together. So stay tuned and get your party hats on!
I was so excited to attend the annual Mom Trends Holiday Soiree this year. Just the perfect way to get into the holiday sprit. With amazing drinks, food and warm and cozy ambiance from the picturesque Sugar Cane Raw Bar Grill in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This stunning waterfront restaurant offers views for days with the New York City skyline as the backdrop and spectacular views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Plus all my favorite mom bloggers were there to get the holiday vibes flowing. We tried all the latest menu options from savory dishes like the memorable sweet potato dish with maple soy, brown butter crumble and even little marshmallows (pic below!) but my favorite dish of the night was the Torrejas which is dulce de leche soaked french toast, maple caramelized apples, cinnamon ice cream. YUM!
But first there was GLAM! No soiree would be complete without all the beauty and glam am I right?! So I hailed the closet taxi and headed to the Tribeca location of Glam & Go, right in my neighborhood. This luxury hair salon is known for it’s fast services. Perfect for this mom on the go… I know you all can relate! With their popular 30 min blowouts, I may actually be able to squeeze this into my daily routine! But today I opted for the 15 express service which touches up blowouts without wash and dry. Ok, even the busiest mom can find 15 minutes! This popular salon is popping up all over the US, with locations in NY, Miami, LA and now Washington DC. with membership options available.
Once my locks were under control, I had to get the nails to match, of course. I desperately needed a manicure and GlossLab wowed me with their clean and efficient salon. The completely waterless salon offers the highest level of hygiene. They scrub and steralize every tool and no files and buffers are used twice. Plus they offer vegan polish without parabans and 9 other ingredients I am pretty sure we don’t want on our bodies. GlossLab has a unique monthly unlimited membership so you can get that midweek mani guilt free! Perfect for all those holiday parties you'll be attending.
The glam session didn’t end there ladies… Now what to wear?!! I love pieces that can be worn over and over again. That is why I chose this gorgeous sweater by Cabi. They have reinvented the way woman from all over the country are shopping. Plus, their new line is so great for mixing and matching with pieces perfect for work or play! And today… to Party! I layered the Cabi Crop sweater over my sparkling dress for a fun night out on the town. Choose the styles that work best for you and your wardrobe.
But no outfit is compete without the accessories! Marcia Moran is a great brand to add that final touch to any look. These gorgeous and super light weight earrings were the perfect pop to my evening look. From fashion forward designs for all you fashionistas, there is a piece for everyone. Maybe you need that special gift for that certain someone well, Marcia Marce are perfectly priced to help you check off some items off your shopping list.
Now let the party begin!
Santa came early and I wasn’t complaining. All the momma’s were treated to some pretty awesome gifts this year. And ones that will come in handy as we are knee deep in the holiday to-do lists. I needed some help getting my head around all the wrapping and hosting I’ll be doing and thanks to Mabel's Labels I won’t have to worry about anything getting misplaced or confused. With three kids, these labels are the perfect idea. Plus the kids won’t be wondering why Santa’s handwriting looks familiar (wink wink)! But the best were the pre-printed address labels they made for me. I know I’ll be using these for the annual Christmas cards. These are the perfect way to add a personalized touch to your holidays.
Get gift wrapping under control and wow your friends and family with these beautiful gift bags from Eo Creative Works. What I love most about these bags are they are reusable. No need for that giant garbage bag to fill with all that expensive wrapping paper just to get tossed away. Plus I love all the fun holiday motifs. It’s the small personal touches that make the holidays feel so special.
Need the perfect gift or maybe searching for a fun way to dress up your table decor for that family dinner you are hosting? You must check out Tighemi. These are truly a work of art with Moroccan-Artisan inspired collection. The handblown looking wine glasses were my favorite as they are so uniquely designed and have such an elegant yet rustic warm look. Can you say hostess gift?!!
With so many great ideas, I feel ready to tackle this Holiday Season with style and grace! Wishing all of you a happy and stress-free 8 weeks ahead. We can do this!