Lift Your Gift Game


  1. Diptyque Figuier Candle Full Size $65 Diptyque first launched as a boutique in Paris on Saint-Germaine Blvd. It is now known for it’s perfume and scented candles. Figuier is one of it’s best selling scents along with the Baies link below.
  2. Diptyque Baies $35 Mini Candle
  3. 500 Hidden Secrets in Los Angeles Book $23 Make Los Angeles your playground with this hidden secrets book. Click here for 500 Hidden Secrets New York and Click here for 500 Hidden Secrets Paris
  4. Dash and Albert Throw $94 This cotton awning stripe throw is durable and easy to wash. I have had mine for years, and it still looks great.
  5. Filt Large Net Bag Black $22 I love the idea of filling this bag with fruits, vegetables, or baguette and bringing it as a hostess gift.
  6. Filt Large Net Bag Natural $22  Another color combination of the net bag.
  7. Gjelina Cookbook $22 A friend brought this book to a gift exchange and everyone was oohing and ahhing over it.
  8. Hinoki Onsen Bath Salts $70 These all natural skin softening bath salts make for a very relaxing bath.
  9. The Stylish Life: Tennis $40  Explore prestigious venues, bold fashion statements, and courtside charisma in this beautifully photographed book.
  10. Mark and Graham Fringe Napkin Set $59 I love all the vibrant colors these napkins come in, and you can have them monogrammed.
  11. Hammered Copper Moscow Mule Mug $39 These copper hand hammered mugs make having a drink all the more fun. Comes in a set of two.

Head Over Heels


I am just getting back from a weekend in San Francisco and wanted to share one of the highlights. I was excited when my friend suggested we get tickets to see Head over Heels. I didn’t know anything about the play except that it’s set to the Go Go’s music and produced by Gwyneth Paltrow.  Turns out it was AMAZING!!! The play is “unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle’s prophecy of doom … with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems,” The show is funny, smart, and delivers a positive message about love. The cast, and all female band deliver an incredible performance. After it’s stint in San Francisco it will be moving to the Hudson Theatre in NYC opening night is June 26th. If you happen to be in San Francisco or NYC it’s a must see!

Family Snapper


  1. Hermes Ex-Libris scarf 90  This beautiful Hermes 100% silk  screen printed scarf has been around since 1946 designed by Hugo Grykar. Doesn’t get more classic then that!
  2. Madewell Embroidered Kimono Wrap Top This adorable 100% cotton white floral embroidery kimono just got marked down to $69.50.
  3. Serena & Lily Mattituck Armchair This natural rattan chair is a great addition to your living room or outdoor space.
  4. Serena & Lily Capri Beach Towels I just got a dozen of these Turkish beach towels and love them!
  5. L’AGENCE Margot High Rise Skinny Jean These ankle grazing, high waisted, skinny jeans are great in red.
  6. Serena & Lily Addie Stripe Tassel Pillow Cover I’m a fan of navy and white, and especially with stripes and tassels.
  7. Janessa Leone Angelica Wide Brimmed Panama Hat This 100% straw wide brimmed hat in silver sage will definitely provide the style and shade you need.
  8. KAANAS Recife Bow Sandal Nude  and KAANAS Recife Bow Sandal White I have been eyeing the Alexandre Birman sandals until I stumbled upon these for much less. I think they are so cute!
  9. Slim Aarons Framed Print Family Snapper 1959: Babe Paley (Mrs William Paley) by the pool. Her husband, William Paley is snapping the photographer at their cottage, Round Hill, Jamaica.

Female Force @ Palisades Village

There’s some major girl power coming to The Palisades Village! Below is a list of designers that are opening stores in September.


  1. A.L.C.
  2. Zimmermann
  3. Elyse Walker
  4. Jennifer Meyer
  5. Marysia
  6. Carbon 38

Lift Your Gift Game


I always like to have some new and fresh hostess gifts ideas. Here are some of my picks.

  1. The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small Great book for someone who is adventurous, and loves to travel.
  2. Serena and Lily Brela Napkin Set of 4  Cloth napkins in blue and white are always nice to have.
  3. Mark and Graham Personalized Lucite Tray  These trays are wonderful for entertaining.
  4. Japanese Hibiki Scotch If you are a scotch aficionado you will love this one! All you need is a whiskey ice cube to go with it.
  5. Jerusalem Cookbook By Yotam Ottolenghi I got this as a hostess gift and love it! So many great recipes.
  6. Anthropologie Geo-Printed Dishcloth Set  I love these colorful dishcloths!
  7. Jonathan Adler Lacquer Backgammon Set  I have always had my eye on this backgammon set…love the lacquer finish!
  8. RSVP Salt Pig and Spoon Pastel Pink Stoneware I picked up this salt pig about 10 years ago on a trip to Nantucket. It has been a staple in our kitchen ever since.
  9. Kusmi Tea Green Teas and Infuser Gift Set I’m a tea drinker so thought this green tea sampler would be a nice gift.
  10. Govino Wine Glass   Govino Champagne Flutes I love these plastic shatterproof wine and champagne glasses. I’m so happy they are now making them top rack dishwasher safe.