December 19, 2014

Weekly Roundup: December 19, 2014






Holiday party last night = Desperately need bed. Happy weekend!

The most amazing HOME REVEAL! When can I move in?

This GINGERBREAD HOUSE is unreal.

A seriously killer CHEESE PLATE. Perfection.

Loved these looks from SAM, JULIA, and MACKENZIE.

5 MIXERS to have on hand in your home bar.

What your AIRLINE SEAT says about you.

I could just eat PRINCE GEORGE up. He is so stinkin' cute.

And in case you missed it here on L&C...

NYC HOLIDAY POP-UPS.

A roundup of HOLIDAY CARDS.

How to get MODELFIT.

PUMPKIN PECAN BAKED BRIE.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Roundup


We're getting down to the wire here. Christmas is less than a week away. If you still have to finish up your holiday shopping check out all the great gift guides that I featured. Links to all are listed below. Happy shopping!


Shop all of these gifts and more ideas on my PINTEREST BOARD.

December 18, 2014

Get Fit: Modelfit

A couple weeks ago I was lucky to snag a spot in the Sweaty Betty x Modelfit studio takeover where attendees got to take a MODELFIT class and then score two items from SWEATY BETTY. For those unfamiliar with MODELFIT these classes incorporate pilates, yoga, stability movements and more to get you fit and toned. Each exercise is focused on getting you long and lean, not bulky. Oh yea, and it's the workout that Victoria's Secret Angels and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models do. So, if some of the most beautiful women in the world come here to get fit somethings working (aside from perfect genes).

December 17, 2014

Pumpkin Pecan Baked Brie


When I stumbled upon this recipe for PUMPKIN PECAN BAKED BRIE I knew instantly it was one to try. Thanksgiving was the perfect occasion to test this recipe and boy am I glad I did. It was so easy and so delicious - I've never seen anything eaten as quickly as this baked brie. It will definitely be making a reappearance on Christmas. Get the recipe below.

December 16, 2014

Sending Holiday Cheer


I love getting holiday cards. They're just so thoughtful and meaningful - someone actually spent the time to write and send you that card. Via snail mail. Which has become more and more rare as of recent. Here are a few that caught my eye this season.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

December 15, 2014

Scenes From The Weekend: NYC Holiday Pop-Ups



This past weekend was awesome. Seriously, it was so fun that being back at work today is extra bitter. One of my best friends came in and we had GLAMSQUAD come to the apartment before hopping around to some holiday pop-ups including #73SPRINGSHOP and CUYANA, dinner at SCHILLER'S LIQUOR BAR, and then a boozy brunch on Sunday at MAYA. The perfect weekend, so yea, reality bites.
Gorgeous prints by INSLEE BY DESIGN.

Loved this little nook and that pillow!




Monogramming my cosmetic cases on the spot!

December 12, 2014

Weekly Roundup: December 12, 2014


Wow, this week flew by and I'm definitely not complaining. I've got my girlfriends coming in this weekend to do some holiday shopping - hitting up those HOLIDAY FAIRS - and catching up over dinner and brunch of course. Enjoy!

NYC food news: URBANSPACE VANDERBILT coming in 2015.

HEALTHY EATING TIPS for the holiday season.

A guide on how to hang a GALLERY WALL.

Hysterical photos GONE WRONG.

2014 FASHION INFOGRAPHIC.

Loved these looks from LE CATCHSALLY, and JESSICA.

How to get the VS ANGEL WAVES.

A great post from HALLIE.

Obsessed with this home's DECOR.

DINNER.

Kate and Will were in NYC this week and of course she looked amazing. Love all of her OUTFITS.

I'd like this RING please.

THINGS TO DO this December.

A seriously amazing WRAPPING HACK.

And in case you missed it:

I'TS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

NYC HOLIDAY MARKETS & FAIRS.

HOLIDAY DRESSING.

THE LOOK FOR LESS: REED KRAKOFF MINI ATLANTIQUE.

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December 11, 2014

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year


Images from CHASING DELICIOUS, WILLIAM'S SONOMA, DECOR8, Pinterest.

December 10, 2014

Holiday Dressing


What's holiday dressing without sequins, feathers and rich colors? Here is what is inspiring me this season...

December 9, 2014

The Look...For Less: Reed Krakoff Mini Atlantique

When you think of VERA BRADLEY what probably comes to mind are quilted floral bags and duffels, not something leather and sleek looking. It's therefore surprising that this TOTE could almost pass for the REED KRAKOFF MINI ATLANTIQUE.

December 8, 2014

NYC Holiday Markets & Fairs


One of my favorite times of the year is when the holiday markets and fairs all open up in NYC. These temporary markets and fairs are, in my opinion, one of the best places to find unique and special gifts for friends and families. From jewelry to home decor, beauty, children's clothes, you can find whatever you're looking for at one of these markets. Check out my favorites below!

December 5, 2014

Weekly Roundup: December 5, 2014


The quote above couldn't be more perfect. This year has FLOWN by. It feels like just yesterday I was watching one of my best friends get married on NYE. I'm so looking forward to the holiday season this year. Aside from all the tourists, NYC is just magical at this time of year.

Some TIPS to keep in mind as we enter holiday party season.

I can certainly relate to this POST, but in my experience, not with J.Crew.

The MOSCOW MULE has been my drink of choice lately. But I have to have a copper cup.

Loved these looks on MERRITT and DALLAS this week.

Now there are VACATION BOOBS? Ridiculous.

Girl Scouts finally start selling ONLINE.

CONCEALER HACKS. I need these.

Yum, POTATO STACKS.

Why you should roll SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH.

OMG these DOGS PLAYING IN THE SNOW are too cute. And this one who SINGS?!?! I can't.

As the year starts to wind to a close, you may have FORGOTTEN some things that happened and missed some AMAZING PHOTOS. So cool.

Bros being BASIC.

Good to know: how to make LAST NAMES PLURAL.

Oh swoon, this CALIFORNIA house and this UWS APARTMENT. But alas, these AIRBNBs might be more in my range for a weekend away.

Adding the ingredients for this SALAD to my much needed grocery shopping list.

Anna Wintour's best CAREER ADVICE.

December 4, 2014

Terrain Daydreams

Long a fan of ANTHROPOLOGIE it's shocking that I hadn't ventured to TERRAIN before last weekend. After doing some serious shopping damage in Westport, my Mom and I decided to stop in as we were in need of caffeine and food. Luckily, this absolutely adorable home and garden store has a café situated amongst the endless inspiration that encompasses TERRAIN in its entirety. It's the perfect store to get lost in daydreaming about the garden you may or may not have. And if you don't have one, you'll want one after visiting. Trust me. If you're in the CT or PA area, take a stop in it's absolutely magical with the Christmas decor.

December 3, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: My Wishlist


The day has come - the last gift guide I'll be doing for this year. I can certainly say I'm happy about it as it takes a lot of work to go into it. I hope they've been enjoyable for you and you've gotten your fair share of inspiration. To round things off I'm sharing what I'm hoping to get my hands on this year. Hey, a girl can dream!

December 2, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Dog Lover



For the person who loves dogs or your four-legged friend, they deserve a treat this holiday.

December 1, 2014

The Look...For Less: Vita Fede Mini Titan Bracelet


The VITA FEDE MINI TITAN BRACELET is pretty fierce and would look great stacked on your wrist, but if you're looking for a cheaper option check out the JEWELIQ MARBLE SPIRE CUFF. Similar in design, but very different in price.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Home


Down to the last few gift guides this week. Today's brings some fun accents for the home. Decorating my apartment has been so fun over the past few months, I can't even imagine how much I'll love decorating a house one day. Until then...

November 28, 2014

Weekly Roundup: November 28, 2014


Short and sweet today so we can all get back to our BLACK FRIDAY shopping sprees.

A yummy APPETIZER.

My favorite STRIPE TALK yet.

Love these looks from ASHLEY, JACKIE

DOGS WALKING IN BOOTS. Haha!

Obsessed with this BEFORE & AFTER.

Why pop songs are only 3 MINUTES long.

And in case you missed it:

The PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 SATCHEL for less.

NOVEMBER BEAUTY FINDS.

Gift Guides: For the PARENTS, FOODIE, STOCKING STUFFERS, and GIFTS UNDER $100.

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Black Friday Sales

It's black Friday and for me that means sitting in a food coma and doing some damage online. I'm hoping to score some major deals today pre-cyber Monday and knocking out the majority of my Christmas shopping, if not all of it. Happy shopping friends and may you find some great bargains!

BLOOMINGDALES $25 off almost every $200 you spend through Saturday. 

DESIGN DARLING 20% off sitewide from 11/26 – 12/01 with code: MANYTHANKS.

EMERSON FRY 20% off all full-priced merchandise on 12.01 with code: EFMONDAY14.

EQUIPMENT 25% off entire collection through Monday, December 1st with code THANKS.

GRAY MALIN 30% off side-wide with GOBBLE30.

J.CREW 30% off select full price styles and additional 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY.

J.CREW FACTORY 50% off everything and free shipping on orders over $50 with code THANKS.
JOIE 25% off entire purchase with code THANKS through Monday, December 1st.

KATE SOMERVILLE 25% off your entire order plus free shipping with code FRIENDS2014 byDecember 1st. 

KATE SPADE 20% off entire site with code HOLLYJOLLY.

LOEFFLER RANDALL Extra 15% off sale with BLKFRIDAY.

LOREN HOPE 20% off everything and free shipping through Monday, December 1st.

LULU & GEORGIA: Spend $250 and get 20 percent off with PUMPKINPIE20; spend $500 and get 25 percent off with PUMPKINPIE25; spend $1,000 and get 30 percent off with PUMPKINPIE30. 

MADEWELL 25% off your entire purchase with code GIFTON in stores and online through Sunday.

OTTE Extra 40% off already marked down items with code BLACKFRIDAYYEA through November 28th.

PIPERLIME: 25% off sitewide on 11/27 with code: THANKFUL25. // Black Friday 25% off sitewide on 11/28 with code: IHEARTNYC. // Cyber Monday 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns from 11/30 – 12/01 with code: CYBERSALE.

RAG & BONE Extra 25% off sale through Monday with code EXTRA25.

SHOPBOP 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $1000+ with code GOBIG14 until December 1st. 

THEORY 40% off and if you spend $500 you get $100 toward your next purchase.

WEST ELM Everything is on sale with code SUPERSALE.

November 27, 2014

Give Thanks




There is so much to be thankful for this year - my family, loving boyfriend, good health, and much, much more. Wishing you the best Thanksgiving with all of your families. Enjoy the day!

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November 26, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Parents


If you're anything like me, what to get your parents for the holidays completely stumps me. Here are a few things I think they just might enjoy this season.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Foodie






Fantastic gifs for the budding chef or the seasoned pro.


November 25, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers


After the main gifts have been opened on Christmas morning, I love digging into my stocking to find the goodies in there. Most of the time it's candy, but I wouldn't mind any of these fun things.


November 2014 Beauty Finds



NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK IN GRACE A perfect bright pink coral.

BAG BALM Laughing my ass off that this is actually found in the "pet supply" section as it's intended use is for cows udders. However, this stuff is great to slather on chapped lips and hands in the winter.

KIEHL'S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE A nighttime facial oil that you pat on to help restore the appearance of skin overnight. I love the smell of this and look forward to putting this on each night before bed. I only started using this recently so I haven't seen any improvement yet.

GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD HYDRATING TREATMENT My friend has been using this and let me try it recently. Safe to say this may be my next night cream. It is VERY moisturizing, which is great for winter, and smells decadent. Sort of a mixture of coconut and cake batter. Yum. It also comes in this fun GIFT SET where you can try two other GLAMGLOW products.

JIN SOON NAIL POLISH IN RHAPSODY A gray-blue nail polish. I love dark nails in the winter!

November 24, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100








The Look...For Less: Proenza Schouler PS1 Satchel


The PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 SATCHEL gives off the vibe of a laid-back bag, but what it isn't lacking is serious style. Perfect for running around doing errands, heading to work, travel and so on. It's no wonder it's seen on the arms of many celebs, but when it comes in WAY, WAY more than your monthly rent payment it's just not that practical. Unless of course I win it big. Until then, the SOLE SOCIETY PRESLEY bag will get you that look, save you some cash, and then some.

November 21, 2014

Weekly Roundup: November 21, 2014






When I get off the train this evening, I'm RUNNING to my dog. It's been way too long. Oh, also seeing my family (love you guys too)! Really looking forward to a low-key weekend in CT. Have a good one!

A great deal for a great brand on GILT CITY.

Read this if you like SPINNING and wonder if it will make your quads bulky.

Have you checked out the CINDERELLA TRAILER? It looks amazing!

This MINIPRESSO is awesome - it fits in your bag!

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Glam Girl


The Glam Girl likes nice things and I can't blame her. Make her holiday season with something fabulous.


Shop this gift guide and more HERE.

November 20, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts That Do Good


If we combine shopping and supporting a good cause, the outcome is fantastic. You'll be doing good AND giving a great gift to a lucky someone. Or maybe just treating yourself. Either way, it's a win in my book! Shop on.


Don't forget, you can shop this gift guide and more ideas HERE!

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Hostess


Go beyond the bottle of wine and make your hostess' day with one of these fabulous gifts!

November 19, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Jetsetter


Traveling should be comfortable and easy, but let's face it, it isn't always. To make things easier on myself I like to organize, downsize, and pack things that have multiple uses. A comfy cape doubles as a blanket on a chilly flight, a pouch for your travel documents can be used as a clutch for a night out, and travel sizes of all my favorite products.


2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Kids



Kids gifts are just too cute. I wish I knew some little cuties to buy all of this stuff for and so that I could see their ecstatic faces come Christmas morning. Oh what fun!

November 18, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Health & Fitness Lover


Got a friend that's a big health and fitness buff? Or maybe you are? Any one of the items on today's list would make a fantastic gift. LIQUITERIA - my favorite; SOULCYCLE - my obsession as of late; and dry shampoo from the DRYBAR - a tired girl's best friend; so many great things this might be one of my favorite lists yet!

The Look...For Less: Barbour Jacket


H&M has some great coat options this season and this WAXED JACKET looks very similar to a BARBOUR. With the tartan inside and a hood it's a great coat to get you through fall.

November 17, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50


Gifts under $50 to start your week off and keep you on budget.

November 14, 2014

Weekly Roundup: November 14, 2014

Lucy Pinky Lucas 3/2/06 - 11/15/10

I'm not afraid to admit I love my dogs more than some people. They love you unconditionally, the warm cuddles, that puppy smell, but most of all the genuine excitement they have when you walk through the door. Come on, what is better than that?

So far, I've had three girls in my life, all different color labs - Sally, Lucy, and currently Riley - and there will be many, many more. Although I won't be heading home this weekend to cuddle with my Rye Bread, I will be thinking of my sweet girl Lulu. She loved weekends, because weekends meant meatballs and pasta at Nonny's on Sunday followed by cookies. So it's no wonder this roundup has a good amount of comfort food in it, because not only do some owners LOOK LIKE their dogs, some definitely have the same likes and dislikes. And lets face it, this girl loves to eat.

Oh. My. God. I need to make this CENTREPIECE.

It's about time INSTAGRAM. Seriously, why did that take SO long?

Bring on the CHURROS.

PANTONE HOTEL. They really think of everything.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Man


Does anyone else have a hard time trying to buy for the men in your life? They can just be so damn stubborn and picky. Every year I struggle in this category, so I pulled together some things that would make for a great gift for any man in your life - brothers, boyfriends, dads.

J.CREW FLANNEL BUFFALO PLAID PAJAMA PANT

Shop this gift guide and more ideas HERE.

November 13, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Tech Lover


It's not the holidays without wanting some new tech stuff, is it? For me, the IPAD MINI is at the top of my list, but there are a ton of other things that would certainly make great gifts for you to give at various price points.

Daniel Castan

While killing time in the West Village last week before a workout, I stumbled upon the work of DANIEL CASTAN in the CARRÉ D'ARTISTES NYC. Daniel uses quick-drying acrylic paint to make textured paintings from memory. What I love about his work is how the layered technique and colors used make the abstract paintings of the city come alive.

Lucky for us locals, Daniel will be in NYC at the CARRÉ D'ARTISTES painting, signing and discussing his technique on November 29th and 30th from 12PM to 7PM. The pieces are pricey, but good art is worth the investment, no?




All images via HERE
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