Shop Local: Boston Gift Guide



Sometimes I feel like this season is all about 50 page gift guides that I don't have tme to look through.

Here's the only one I'll be doing. Supporting my local faves. 


From Top Left

Kinfolk Table Cookbook Olives and Grace

The Brass Finger Hudson

Fly Cuff Patch NYC X Miriam Haskell

Tourmilated Quartz Earring Hannah Blount

Deer Platter Patch NYC

Alkemie Peacock Ring Flock

Isabel Marant Bonny Sneaker Viola Lovely

Mid Century Modern Candlestick Holders Covet + Lou









Boots for the Whole Family with ShoeBuy


Finally, winter weather has graced us with her presence and the first snow of the season. Which to me, means one thing: new boots.  I'm sure like most moms, I take on all head shopper responsibility for the home, from husband to myself, and the babe....who yes, I probably buy way too much for!  

To help us with our search, I've teamed up with Shoebuy expert Courtney Barry. We both hand select top on-trend picks and top sellers for all your boot needs this winter season. 

For women, booties of course, with my favorite fall to winter trend, fringe. Minnetonka has more than enough fringed variety to fit your bill here. Arctic winter wear will be well covered by Sorel, with their chic, furry lace ups. Frye, my go to pull on boot and of course, the Dr. Martens lace up.....which I was slow to concede defeat to trend wise (since I had them the first time around in high school), but I'm raising my white flag and debating picking up a pair for myself. 

For the men, rugged lace ups that make the transition from the slushy New England commute to office attire with ease are a MUST. 

And the kids, who come up strong in the style sector with camo, hardware, and lace ups. Camo, because it really does go with everything. Harnesses, whether functional or not, are fun and should be embraced with reckless abandon. And have you ever seen anything as cute as a mini-Wallabee? Dying. I repeat, dying.

Now get shopping at Shoebuy, winter is here and with free shipping and returns, excuses are slim.


From top left


Sorel Caribou

Frye Melissa Button

Minnetonka Double Fringe Boot

Dr. Marten's 1460 Patent Boot



Boston Boot Company Commonwealth

Sperry Top-Sider Cold Bay Boot

Steve Madden Diabblo

Ugg Hannen Black


Bogs Camo Classic

Umia Chaira II

Clark's Wallabee

Bogs Baby Boot Pink Camo



This post was sponsored by Shoebuy


Year of the Snake & Boston Weekly Events

Above: Zara jacket (coveting this luxe version by Red Valentino), Hermes Constance, J Crew wool pants (similar, way cooler version here), 424 Fifth sweater, Charlotte Olympia Year of the Snake Flats




Who: As in, who am I listening to. Hozier, From Eden. Wasn't expecting a whole Bonnie and Clyde for the parent set type-thing for the video, but maybe it works?  The whole album, again, totally worth it.

What: As in, what went down this week/end. Not much to report. Running late with my weekly posts and recovering from terrible food poisoning over the weekend. On the upside? I am now officially back to my pre-baby weight. Only took 15 months and a total lack of food or water for two days. We are truly just one round with a stomach flu or food poisoning away from that goal.

Started our basement renovation too! Bring on the remodeling stress, dust, and headache. I'll have to get a post up soon about the items I have been stalking. The most important thing to know is that I have finally found a way to work the Scalamandre zebra wallpaper into my house.....and I can cross that item off bucket list. Part play room, part man cave, I'm excited! And did I mention stressed?

Where: As in, where it's at. Launches, events, general goings on you need to know about. 

Skinner Auctioneers hosts their Fine Jewelry auction TODAY, Tuesday December 9th (watch the excitement online) and their annual Holiday Auction, December 18th. Deco, Hermes, houseware, oh my! Santa-I have been good.

Anthropologie Harvard Square hosts a pop up with Red Kite Candy Saturday, December 13th from 12-5. Sweets for your sweet.

The annual South End Holiday Stroll gives you another chance to shop local!! Swing by all your faves, M Flynn, Viola Lovely, Hudson, Farm & Fable and Flock to name a few. Mark your calendar for this Wednesday, December 10th.

Stil Now kicked off Saturday afternoon sessions of style, music, and of course shopping over the weekend. The fun continues every Saturday in December at 304 Newbury.

Need help with your holiday decor game? Flock hosts holiday greens by Foret Design Studio through December.

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