Holiday Dress Edition 2: Panthers via Anthropologie & Braided Up-do

Above: Anthropologie Panthere dress, Zara clutch, Anthropologie Ore Fringe Bib necklace & Critter Gem Bobbies, & Christian Louboutin Patent Booties (similar)


So I ended up wearing this to husband's holiday party, which was held at the Isabella Stuart Gardner museum this year.

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The ART of Gifting: A Guide to Gifting via Auctions from Skinner, Paddle 8, Christie's, The Real Real & More

Looking for a unique gift? Something rare? Uber luxe? Sparkly? Turn to an auction. For the 'no-holds barred' budget to the budget conscious, there is something for everyone.  And yes, art can be gifted. Check out the selections and sales below for photography, prints, and paintings galore. Collectables, decor, even fine jewelry, curated by this new crop of online only auction sites (Paddle 8 and the Real Real), and the usual suspects, Christie's and my local fave Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers.


Michelle Hinebrook Deep Crimson

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Rosemary Meyer Lemon French 75 Cocktail Recipe: For the Hostess


My host/ess gift this year? Inspired by my latest cocktail, a rosemary & meyer lemon French 75.

Rather than arrive with the standard issue bottle of wine (been there, done that, will probably still do that), I'll be rolling with the ingredients for a signature cocktail. Great way to share the delicious cocktail cheer and help ease the bar tending burden for your hosts.

For holiday party number two this week, I will be armed with all the ingredients to make a few batches of this sweet, tart, flavor explosion.

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