Although I am not giving anything away (sorry – I’m not Oprah!), maybe this list of A Few Of My Favorite Things will inspire you this gift-giving season.
They are sort of like boots and sort of like sneakers, chic yet sporty. I have a pair by Ash and I love them!
Steve Madden also makes some cute wedges (although they are more suited for the younger crowd, in my opinion):
photo credit: Nordstrom.com
Beats by Dre
I admit it, I was a naysayer. It wasn’t until I borrowed my husband’s Beats for a long flight to Paris that I finally heard how superior they are to regular headphones. Now I have my own pair.
photo credit: Bestbuy.com
Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
This is hands down the best eyeliner on the market. It’s easy to apply, but stays put. I have black, violet, navy and blue. A couple of these for your beauty-junkie girlfriend is sure to be a hit!
photo credit: Narscosmetics.com
AllSaints Leather Jacket
I’ve been missing my leather jacket ever since it got stolen several years ago; I’ve finally replaced it this fall. AllSaints make incredible leather jackets. I bought the Martell Biker Jacket and I’ve worn it everyday since. This is one of the best purchases that I’ve ever made and would be a luxurious surprise for someone on your list.
photo credit: AllSaints.com
Colored & Patterned Jeans
My favorite patterned and colorful jeans are by Mother, J Brand and Joe’s. Whenever I wear my skin-tight waxy red J Brand jeans, I feel like a rock-star. My daughter has several pairs of Joe’s: green, purple, red and even gold. They are very stylish, but comfortable too and suitable for play.
photo credit: Piperlime
for kids, photo credit: Nordstrom.com
Butter London Nail Polish
I have decided that getting a professional manicure is a waste of my money. Even the gel manicures don’t last on my nails. Instead, I’ve taken to painting my own nails with the fresh, pigment rich colors by Butter London. One bottle is perfect for a stocking stuffer or the 3 pack makes a nice gift.
Butter London Wallis on my nails.
Butter London Gift Pack. Photo credit: ButterLondon.com
Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing Face Brush
I’ve been using this for over a year now and I can say that my already good skin looks even better – it’s smooth and virtually blemish free. Every morning and every night I use the Mia face brush. It comes in such fun colors too! I have a pink face brush; it’s my favorite color.
photo credit: Clarisonic.com
I’ve been a fan of Michele Watches for years and I’ve had a couple, the latest is an orange Jelly Bean, but a diamond Michele watch is on my wish list!
Michele Jelly Beans. Photo credit: Nordstrom.com
On my wish list: Michele Diamond Deco. Photo credit: Nordstorm.com
L’Occitane Hand Cream
Fragrant and luxurious, I always keep a tube of this hand cream in my purse. This time of year I purchase the holiday 3 pack for gifts as well as for myself.
photo credit: L’occitane.com
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Well-written, smart and roll-on-the-floor funny, I highly recommend this book for anyone. Buy it for a friend or buy it for yourself; it’s a perfect book to escape the holiday madness.
The rest of the world is finally catching on to kettlebells – it’s about time! It’s great total conditioning for strength, cardio and joint-mobility. 45 minutes, three times a week – that’s all I need to feel like I’m in the best shape of my life. Lauren Brooks makes great DVDs or better yet, find a kettlebell gym in your area; if you’re in Atlanta, I recommend Condition Gym. Give your family – or yourself – the gift of health.
Paleo Cookbooks & Guide
Since my family has been eating Paleo, we feel fantastic. But it was an adjustment to the way I used to cook, so I needed some inspiration. I have found the most delicious recipes in these books:
Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan
Paleo Comfort Foods by Julie and Charles Mayfield
Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso
But if you buy just one health book this year (and don’t we all in January?), read It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. I promise, it will change your life. Buy it for yourself, buy it for a friend or family member and commit to doing the Whole30 together.
Louis Vuitton Purse
I feel so chic when I carry this purse, a limited edition collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton, that I bought in Paris. I ♥ Louis Vuitton!
On my wish list: Louis Vuitton Artsy.
photo credit: Louis Vuitton
I was due for an upgrade, so I got the iPhone 5, but I was not expecting much at all. However, I was pleasantly surprised! The phone is lighter, sleeker and faster. The battery life is incredible – I can text, talk, check email and use data all day without charging the phone. And Siri – where have you been all my life?
photo credit: apple.com
So tell me, what are some of your favorite things?
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