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Destination NYE: Forget the Hype, the Couch is Where It’s At December 30, 2011

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 6:42 am
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It’s almost December 31st, ladies… Do you know how you’ll be ringing in the New Year?

We do! Well, we have some ideas for celebrating. Each post this week will feature a separate NYE scenario with accompanying style of dress. ENJOY!

TWISTS ON CLASSICS:

From left to right, this pair of Ballerina Pom Pom Slippers from H&M adds a soft touch of luxury to this simple Long Chemise from Shopbop; a classic brand with a classic design, Stubbs & Wootton‘s Honor Black Mule V pairs perfectly with this Silk Pajama Set from Creatures of Comfort.

FUN & FLIRTY:

Below, from left to right, this Golden Glow Silk Cami from La Perla is hot enough, but the temp rises even higher when it’s worn with a pair of Charlotte Olympia‘s Polly Leopard Pumps; Juicy Couture‘s girly Winter Rose Flannel Boxers will get a funky twist paired with TopShop‘s Emily Faux Fur Bow Slipper Boots.

 

Destination NYE: An Intimate Dinner, As Hostess or Guest December 29, 2011

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 9:05 am
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It’s almost December 31st, ladies… Do you know how you’ll be ringing in the New Year?

We do! Well, we have some ideas for celebrating. Each post this week will feature a separate NYE scenario with accompanying style of dress. ENJOY!

COLUMNS & BAUBLES:

From left to right, this Maison Martin Margiela Long Satin Column Dress will look fun & funky with Kenneth Jay Lane‘s Coral Link Necklace; the Drape Back Muscle Dress from Alexander Wang’s T label will be dressed up with Tarina Tarantino‘s Single Row Lucite Choker (available in a variety of colors!)

HIGH & LOW HEMLINES WITH KNITS:

Below, from left to right, these Garter Net Tights from Betsey Johnson will look fab peeking out of Michael Kors‘ Slash Gown; wear TopShop‘s Cable Knit Shrug over Calypso St. Barth‘s Aurora Dress for slightly dressed-down, bohemian look.

 

Destination NYE: In ‘Da Club December 28, 2011

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 9:40 am
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It’s almost December 31st, ladies… Do you know how you’ll be ringing in the New Year?

We do! Well, we have some ideas for celebrating. Each post this week will feature a separate NYE scenario with accompanying style of dress. ENJOY!

IRREVERENT ELEGANCE:

From left to right, either of these pieces from Butler & Wilson would spice up the ‘ladylike’ notes in this look… far left is Butler & Wilson’s Crystal Crown Multi Chain Necklace, near left is the brand’s Large Lips Necklace; this McQ by Alexander McQueen Puffball Dress is flattering on just about everyone, a perfect investment piece; Christian Louboutin‘s Maggie Cao-Toe Pump is mixed-medium and color-blocking at its best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT-SO-CLASSIC BLACK:

From left to right, Valentino‘s Multi-Bow Over-the-Knee boot will ensure plenty of thigh-high action where the dress’s hem stops; Oscar de la Renta‘s feather-trimmed silk-mesh dress is for the most daring and fashion-forward; Long Gloves from Comme des Garcons are an unexpected yet effectively dramatic element to this look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

METAL EDGES:

From left to right, TopShop‘s Black Leather Biker Jacket toughens up the flirty ruffles of this dress; AllSaints‘ Allegra Dress is harnessed by a leather belt; TopShop‘s Stereo Suede Stud Shoe Boots are the perfect bright accent to this look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GILDED CONFIDENCE:

From left to right, Christian Louboutin‘s Maggie Glitter-Coated and Snake-Print Pumps are a mixed-medium vibrant addition to this metallic look; TopShop‘s Leopard Sequin Strap Dress offers just the right amount of cut-outs and cover; Banana Republic‘s Clear Chandelier Earrings are bold in style yet understated in hue.

 

Destination NYE: At a House Party December 27, 2011

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 9:13 am
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It’s almost December 31st, ladies… Do you know how you’ll be ringing in the New Year?

We do! Well, we have some ideas for celebrating. Each post this week will feature a separate NYE scenario with accompanying style of dress. ENJOY!

 

TRACKING TRENDS, NOVELTY SWEATERS:

From left to right, the red Corduroy Jean from J Brand will look great with this Black Metallic Stripe Novelty Pullover from 3.1 Phillip Lim, a look that says ‘casual, with color’; choose from Moschino‘s Penguin Intarsia Wool Sweater or Jonathan Saunders‘ Fairisle Knitted Cotton Sweater, either will pair nicely with a neutral pair of Suede Leggings from H&M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRACKING TRENDS, SIMPLE KNITS:

From left to right, the Hercinia Jumper from AllSaints is a contemporary take on the fisherman’s sweater and will look flirty with a pair of Vince Metallic Stretch Suede Leggings; TopShop‘s Knitted ‘A’ Motif Jumper is a 60s-inspired classic which will get an update when paired with Balmain‘s Black Suede Skirt. 

 

Destination NYE: Times Square December 26, 2011

Filed under: fashion,Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 9:48 am
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It’s almost December 31st, ladies… Do you know how you’ll be ringing in the New Year?

We do! Well, we have some ideas for celebrating. Each post this week will feature a separate NYE scenario with accompanying style of dress. ENJOY!

WATCHING THE BALL DROP, BUNDLED UP GLAM:

From left to right, Sorel Tofino Boots are chic and functional if it ends up snowing; Rag & Bone‘s Galaxy Legging gives your outfit a great burst of color; J. Crew‘s Tissue Turtleneck Tee is perfect for layering over; Juicy Couture‘s Natural Polar Vest with Belt will look great peeking out of your coat; Moncler‘s Long Belted Puffer Coat doesn’t mess around with the brisk temps outside; Portolano‘s Red Cashmere iTouch Gloves will come in ‘handy’ at midnight when you send out a New Year’s Tweet to friends; TopShop‘s Faux Fur Cat Ear hat is just plain fun!

 

Home for the Holidays: Holiday Card / Mug Shot / Awkward Photos Viewing Day December 23, 2011

Filed under: design,Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 8:24 am
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HO HO Home for the holidays!

Since at this point on the Advent calendar we’re pretty sure most of you have bought or made the majority of gifts for friends and family on your list, we wanted to inspire our hosts and hostesses with old and new Christmas traditions that could take place with everyone under one roof.

Today’s idea is a card viewing / gawking day… If you get plenty of awkward photos and interesting holiday cards this time of year, but perhaps aren’t sure what to do with them for a display, we suggest putting them front and center, right where your family and friends can gather around for some light-hearted scrutinizing (it’s all in good fun, and hey, those photographed and sending the cards are really the ones putting themselves on display).

Ways to display cards, from left to right, SCOUT Mini Deano Carry-all in Priscilla Paisley; Retractable Clothesline for hanging cards as you receive them; Traditional Wood Clothespins that you could spray paint metallic for a holiday accent; Krylon Gold Metallic Spray Paint.

More display options as well as background tunes, Finnish Dart Board (if you’re feeling really catty, put cards on the board then ‘ready, aim, fire!’); Pink Memo Board, available at Target; Mariah Carey Merry Christmas CD; Now That’s What I Call Christmas CD.

 

Home for the Holidays: Holiday Movie Day December 22, 2011

Filed under: design,Local Flavor — Deb Johns @ 9:22 am
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HO HO Home for the holidays!

Since at this point on the Advent calendar we’re pretty sure most of you have bought or made the majority of gifts for friends and family on your list, we wanted to inspire our hosts and hostesses with old and new Christmas traditions that could take place with everyone under one roof.

 

Today’s idea is a Holiday-themed movie viewing day… In addition to the films featured below, we also recommend The Holiday; The Family Stone; Nothing Like the Holidays; National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; A Christmas Story; How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original and the Jim Carrey version); Elf; Miracle on 34th Street; The Santa Clause; Nightmare Before Christmas; Holiday Inn; It’s a Wonderful Life.

 

Holiday movies to inspire, from left to right,

(SCOUT Weekender Travel Tote in Angelina Ballerina Paisley to tote DVDs); Love Actually; White Christmas; A Charlie Brown Christmas; Home Alone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snacks to be had, from left to right,

Dale & Thomas Gift Tin of Popcorn; Boylan Ginger Ale 4-Pack; Garrett 6.5-Gal Tin of Popcorn; Stewart’s Cherries n’ Cream Soda 4-Pack; 479Popcorn The Comfort Collection (popcorn in canisters); Jones Soda Holiday 4-Pack.

 

Home for the Holidays: Mac n’ Cheese as the Dish du Jour December 21, 2011

Filed under: design,Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 8:41 am
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HO HO Home for the holidays!

Since at this point on the Advent calendar we’re pretty sure most of you have bought or made the majority of gifts for friends and family on your list, we wanted to inspire our hosts and hostesses with old and new Christmas traditions that could take place with everyone under one roof.

 Today’s idea is a macaroni n’ cheese baking contest…

“Macaroni n’ Cheese has become the boutique ‘home spun’ food of our generation… there are three popular NYC eateries that feature gourmet flavors of macaroni n’ cheese, two of these have built menus surrounding the dish, Smac and Mac Bar, while the third, Delicatessen, devotes a significant portion of its menu to contemporary spins on this favored classic – including a Reuben-flavored one as well as smokier versions. Why not create your own cook-off where members of the family can think up the craziest and most-far reaching ideas for ingredients and combinations for new takes on this classic.”

 

Products to inspire, from left to right, the key to any successful batch of mac n’ cheese is a good Gruyere, we love Zingerman’s Mail Order Antique Gruyere Cheese; a classic pasta brand is De Cecco, we like their Fusilli Bucati; for great presentation, serve your batch in Staub‘s Mini Round Dutch Oven (higher price point); we also love De Cecco’s Orecchiette; a lower price point is the Lodge Cast Iron Mini Skillet, available at Crate & Barrel (lid sold separately); another pasta option is De Cecco’s Pennoni Rigati.  

 

Home for the Holidays: Game Day December 20, 2011

Filed under: Lifestyle,Local Flavor — Deb Johns @ 8:37 am
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HO HO Home for the holidays!

Since at this point on the Advent calendar we’re pretty sure most of you have bought or made the majority of gifts for friends and family on your list, we wanted to inspire our hosts and hostesses with old and new Christmas traditions that could take place with everyone under one roof.

 

Today’s idea is Game Day, when everyone brings their competitive edge for the family classics. Tasty bacon-themed savory and sweet snacks will not only nourish the players but also distract the opposing teams while yours is making its next move! Games to inspire, from left to right, Cranium Family Edition; Apples to Apples Party Box Edition; Monopoly (and dress up as one of the characters!); Twister (dress up in color theme!); Charades. 

 

 

 

 

 

Snacks to be had, from left to right,

Jonathan Adler Pig Canister; Boss Hog Smoked Mozzarella Cheese; Boss Hog Maple Bacon Pretzels; Boss Hog Crunchy Southern Bacon Cheese Sticks; Walker’s Crisps Smoky Bacon Flavor.

 

Home for the Holidays: Sweet Treat Day December 19, 2011

Filed under: Lifestyle,Local Flavor — Deb Johns @ 10:25 am
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HO HO Home for the holidays!

Since at this point on the Advent calendar we’re pretty sure most of you have bought or made the majority of gifts for friends and family on your list, we wanted to inspire our hosts and hostesses with old and new Christmas traditions that could take place with everyone under one roof.

 

Today’s idea is Sweet Treat Day, during which pastry chefs from the youngest grandchild to the eldest grandparent can try their hand at baking cupcakes to cookies… products to inspire, from left to right, Stonewall Kitchen Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake Mix; Wilton Jimmies 6-Mix Sprinkle Assortment; King Arthur Flour Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix; Williams-Sonoma Sanding Sugar (available in more colors!); CyberCakes Grippy Cookie Cutter Set; Nashville Wraps Holiday Berries Cello Bags (available in more prints and solid colors!)

 

 
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