We are all in need of some extra love this year. With just around the corner here are some great ideas to help celebrate if you celebrating Galentine’s Day on February 13. It certainly is nice to gift and treat our girlfriends.
For your fashion lover – Many of us are still away from our friends, so why not give them the feeling of a warm embracing hug with a perfect sweater from Seed to Style. We adore their super stylish Organic Cotton Long Cardigan Sweater. It comes in Sky Blue or Slate and the brand is made with all women of all sizes in mind.
ECOFashion Corp has launched their new affordable, sustainable and inclusive fashion brand, exclusively with leading multiplatform ecommerce retailer, QVC. Your girlfriend will be inspired to pay the love forward when she wears such a lovely design from a certified organic apparel brand. They also carry cropped poncho sweaters, uber soft jersey tops and printed sweatshirt dresses.
For your beauty expert – So many girlfriends right now are experiencing hair drama, so why not give them the gift of relief with PHYTO. The brand is a major hair care player in pharmacies, known for its expertise and unique beauty approach.
PHYTO Volume has 50 years of know-how in selecting plant extractions, and now a new generation can look forward to simple and quick hair solutions by blending in their products to daily routines. Your gal pals will get stronger and more voluminous hair. Say goodbye to flat hair and hello to hair care that delivers a salon look with body and energy.
For your nature lover – Spending time safely and comfortably outdoors has become a top priority for many of our girlfriends. A perfect gift is luxury brand SUNFLOW’s thoughtfully-designed beach chairs.
These incredibly comfortable selections have user-friendly attachments, such as a sunshade and a bottle holder that can accommodate everything from a water bottle to a wine bottle. They are especially easy to carry when you head down to the water or down to the park for some socially-distanced quality time with friends during a Galentine’s picnic.
For your globetrotter – Hyatt Night In is a new collection of signature hotel experiences allowing travelers to plan a short escape or staycation in a socially-distant setting at nearly 70 properties across the country.
|Hyatt Night In can be booked now for stays through September 12, 2021, and stays are eligible for standard World of Hyatt benefits, including points redemption and accruing nights toward elite-tier status. Fun gifting can include such things as Cocktails + Breakfast in Bed at The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia and Pool Day at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in California. |
For your girlfriend completely staying socially-distanced – Tell her about Michaels free online classes with the crafts store. You can do things together from your own apartments like make a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Rose.
Then surprise her with a lunch delivery if she is in New York City. Uber Eats is offering a slate of prix fixe options from iconic restaurants known for hard to get reservations and long wait times. BLT Prime, BLT Steak, Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Cote, Rosemary’s and The Smith will be offering prix fixe menus exclusively on Uber Eats on Galentine’s Day with even more mouth-watering options available from The Fulton, Malibu Farm, ABC Kitchen, ABC Cocina, abcV, Tao and Lavo.
Things We Love in New York This Season
It’s hard to believe how quickly the year has flown by. This time of the year we all reflect on so many things. In New York us New Yorkers get especially sentimental. We appreciate come December all the wonderful things that Big Apple has to offer. Here are some of our favorite things and the people who make this city great.
So many businesses are bringing joy. Park Terrace Hotel X Hotel Chocolat‘s holiday kick-off is a sweet event coming up. Guests are expected at the hotel’s Terrazzo Lounge overlooking Bryant Park. The celebration will oversee the fireworks from the Bryant Park Christmas tree lighting ceremony from the terrace’s vantage point. A holiday sing-along hosted by Broadway stars Orfeh and Andy Karl will also take place.
City snow bunnies will unite at Park Lane Hotel’s Darling for a special Winter Chalet on the Park launch. The only après ski high above Central Park party will showcase music by Alix Brown along with drink from Moët & Chandon.
Anita La Mamma del Gelato recently-opened its third New York City location in Times Square. It is the perfect spot after visiting the legendary Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, a show at Radio City Music Hall or a respite after holiday shopping. The family-owned gelateria is celebrated for its rotating 150 flavors of gelato, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream, including sugar-free and vegan options, all made in-house using Anita’s original recipes. The Times Square location offers 36 selections of frozen treats daily that rotate seasonally, each handmade in-store.
Crate & Barrel new flagship store officially opened in Flatiron, the heart of NYC’s home design district. The brand finds its new home in the historic Palace of Trade building (881 N Broadway), which was carefully renovated to preserve its rich history and offer Crate & Barrel + Crate & Kids customers a best-in-class shopping experience with concierge-level services. To celebrate the store’s opening, Crate & Barrel will be hosting the Flatiron Food & Design Festival through December 19 with events featuring brand partners like Molly Baz and Athena Calderone.
People we adore are doing good things in town. Renowned Hamptons based Argentine artists and gallerists Lautaro Cuttica and Isadora Capraro are launching a new group show ‘Matter Over Mind’ at 1155 6th Avenue. The show will run until December 8 and is open and free to view by appointment. Cuttica and Capraro are behind the gallery Gambit Works. They have debuted several shows in the Hamptons at their property Campo Cuttica, a destination that is home to a family of artists.
April Kayganich, hairstylist & educator, has been busy at work in her WeHo salon suite. Revolutionizing hair care routines for New Yorkers. She recommends cocktailing her favorite combination of products: Dressed Up and Lift. This dynamic duo ensures that every section of your hair receives an equal amount of product, resulting in a perfectly bouncy blowout.
And, Jem Bleu has been singing for subway riders for a while and brings joyous smiles to commuters. Consider yourself lucky to hear him now before his star sparks big time. Another artist dazzling the scene is upcoming actor Leon Megyeri. We love the way people are following their dreams in The Big Apple.
Girl Boss Holiday Gift Ideas
‘Tis the season for the ultimate Girl Boss gift. Every fantastic woman in your life can enjoy the holidays with these perfect ideas just for her.
For the Sophisticated One Getting Ready for Epic Holiday Parties
The ultimate form of glamour and luxury is profoundly felt with Armani beauty products. The Girl Boss can have simply perfect eyes and lips with the perfect gift of a four-piece limited edition set that features Eyes to Kill Classico Mascara, two fan favorite full-size Eye Tints, Deluxe Size Lip Power Satin, and a special edition Armani Pouch.
In one special package is found an empowering vision. She can make a bold statement and all attention will be on her glorious look. Grand and stylish, she becomes a goddess who is full of joyful wisdom knowing that she is the life of the party. Availabile at Nordstrom.com and Giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.
For the One Getting Ready for Positively Fun Day Running the World
Every good Girl Boss has been inspired by a childhood hero. The legacy of Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will make anyone smile, but when she has the precious gift of these joyful figures dazzled out on her beauty products, she will conquer the world with delight. Tweezerman’s award-winning tools in the “Where Imagination Meets Precision” collection is truly the perfect holiday surprise.
The fun-loving collaboration brings Disney’s timeless imagination to premium Tweezerman products including Slant Tweezer, Mini Slant Tweezer, Tweezer Sets, Lash Curler and Nail Care. Each product works in the most fantastic way and will have the Girl Boss in Your Life feeling confidently happy. Available now on Tweezerman.com.
Unique Gifting Ideas for the Holidays
The holidays are here. Now is time to think outside of the box and wrap the most unique idea this season. Give the gift that will be cherished for years to come.
For the Globetrotter in Your Life
Simon & Schuster will make the world seem so much more colorful for your loved one with their Color Your World Travel Journal Series, which features 30 sites from famous cities around the world. These truly glorious and sophisticated coloring-book-meets-travel-journals showcase landmarks of remarkable cities such as New York City, Paris, and Tokyo.
Color your way around town and paint it in a fabulous way. Featuring expertly curated sites, you are gifted the opportunity to learn about, color, and record so you can experience the city whether you’re already there or planning a trip. This dream adventure is thanks to Evie Carrick and her illustrator Emma Taylor. New editions are out November 28 and found HERE.
For the Stylish Person in Your Life
From Maurice de Mauriac’s atelier in Zurich, the new L1 Red Lightning watch strikes that perfect balance between minimalism and a bit of edge, making it a head-turner. The watch features a La Joux-Perret G100 movement, with a generous 68-hour power reserve, hours, minutes and seconds. It also comes with a white rubber strap as well as an additional Milanese stainless steel bracelet with DLC coating. The L1 Red Lightning is limited to 80 pieces, starts at 3’900 CF and is available online and in the Zurich atelier.
Good health is a fantastic thing to celebrate and honor with a gift. The DMoose Foot & Leg Stretcher helps optimize your ankles and legs as it strengthens them. A deep stretch helps in a comfortable way is gifted with this device. It works well for those experiencing Plantar Fasciitis as well as athletes, dancers, and yoga-lovers.
For the Fashion Lover in Your Life
The Sattaché Classic Bag is an elegant, hygienic, and versatile solution tailored for storing and transporting an extra pair of footwear, serving as the perfect companion for daily transitions and travels. What’s more, it offers five wearable options, suitable for various occasions. We believe it fills a gap in the market, providing an eco-friendly, functional, and stylish method for securely storing and transporting an additional pair of shoes alongside personal essential items.
For the Beauty Lover in Your Life
Give the gift of beauty and make someone feel very special with this smooth idea. European Wax Center now has packages you can wrap up for a delightful surprise. The services utilize the state-of-the-art GentleMax Pro Plus Laser for faster treatment times and clinically proven results on all skin types, as well as a unique CDC cooling system for a more comfortable treatment. Those who schedule a reservation can expect to receive a free and personalized consultation with one of the center’s expertly trained laser specialists, who will provide details on what hair regimen would work best for each guest based on their needs and wants.
Holiday Cheers with Terrific Toasts
Holiday cheers are deserving toasts all around. Raise your glass and warm your spirits with these delights drinks this season.
For a Perfect Group Gathering
With your favorite friends gather around the fireplace with this fantastic festive drink in hand. The Holiday Horchata cocktail is perfectly mixed with The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve and spiced horchata. It will bring warm smiles to all as you take two parts Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve with four parts spiced horchata on ice. Sprinkle with cinnamon to further boost your incredible night.
For a Sweet Season
The Lillet Cranberry Sparkler Cocktail made with two parts Lillet Blanc is a set to be a sweet holiday delight . Mix with ½ part fresh lime juice, 1-2 tablespoons cranberry sauce and three parts G.H. Mumm Brut Grand Cordon. The bubbles will make for a great holiday bliss.
For a Beer Lover on a Holiday Night
Get comfy and cozy with just a simple twist or pop to open a simple and joyful beer with friends and family. The Spoetzl Brewery was founded in Shiner, Texas and showcases award-winning beer. Their Black Lager goes down smooth with truly amazing hints of caramel and mild coffee. It makes your day delightful with Shiner.
For a Twist on a Holiday Classic
Skrewball Whiskey, the original peanut butter whiskey, has a wonderful Skrewball Eggnog that is just in time for the holiday season. Made with premium dairy cream, spicy eggnog flavor along with notes of cinnamon and vanilla, Skrewball’s signature take on a holiday classic is both salty and sweet in taste.
“We’re so thrilled to reintroduce Skrewball Eggnog with even more availability this year,” said Skrewball Whiskey co-founders Steven and Brittany Yeng. “We’re in the business of bringing people together through celebration and shared moments, and what better way to foster connection and get into the holiday spirit than with the number one holiday cocktail?”
For a Delightful Sweet Season
Horton Ready-to-Drink Cocktails, a line of perfectly crafted coconut rum-based canned cocktails from influential content creator Krista Horton and husband Bryce Horton, is a perfect way to add fun to your holiday celebration. Made with real distilled rum from Florida Caribbean Distillers, these delightful flavors include Diet Kola, Pineapple Soda and Lime. And, best of all, there is only 6-7 grams of sugar and 150 calories with each serving.
“As a longtime-lover of the coconut rum and diet cola pairing, it was a dream to create a ready-to-drink cocktail for people to enjoy without the hassle of mixing a drink,” say Krista “When anyone sips on a Horton Ready-to-Drink Cocktails canned cocktail, they are choosing to have more fun and create flavor-filled memories with their favorite people – cheers!”
For a Free and Fancy Holiday Night
Mingle has now launched a new Holiday Gift Box featuring a variety of its best-selling ready-to-drink canned mocktail flavors, plus your choice of a bottle or additional 4-pack of flavors. This truly fantastic collection of ready-to-drink sparkling mocktails includes a variety of Mingle’s best-selling mocktail flavors – including Blood Orange Elderflower Mimosa, Cranberry Cosmo, and Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini.
Happy holidays and cheers to you and your loved ones this beautiful season.
The Grand Beauty Bonanza Holiday Gift Guide
The holidays are finally here and so is the time to give the gift of beauty. Our annual bonanza holiday guide will have you and your loved ones feeling absolutely glorious this season.
For the Gift That Will Style Hair in Epic Ways
The incredible YA-MAN hair tools are truly a phenomenal gift to give someone. They will warmly embrace you when you give them the gift that comes from the grea global beauty brand built on Japanese tradition and science-backed technology.
YA-MAN Spa Styler Blow Dry & Scalp Massage will elevate your style to soaring new height with a truly unique fast-drying blow dryer that makes hair frizz-free with beautiful bounce and shine. Add a soothing Scalp Lift massage attachment along with red light and infrared technology and you can stimulate both the scalp and hair in a gentle way.
The YA-MAN Spa Styler Straight & Wave is the best flat iron on the market and features Moisture Pulse Technology, which emits millions of negative ions to seal in moisture. All together it also helps reduce static frizz. After a few uses you notice and absolute difference as you hair bounces and shines in incredible new ways.
For the Person with Their Eye on Holiday Cheer
We adore this thrilling pick. Anastasia Beverly Hills Home for The Holidays Blockbuster Set is giving you glorious glamour no matter where you might be in the world this season. Never has there been a more perfect all-in-one makeup kit that holds the incredible essentials the brand brilliantly offers for your brows, lips, and eyes. A delightful pink suitcase of makeup comes flying into your arms with this perfect gift.
Kit includes some of our favorite highlights of Full-size Brow Freeze® Styling Wax, Full-size Lip Gloss multiple shades along with our go to of Pink Ginger, Full-size Lash Sculpt Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara, Full-size Clear Brow Gel, Glam to Go Mini Eyeshadow Palette, Brow Freeze Dual-Ended Applicator and even an exclusive ABH branded makeup bag.
Right now, there is a Black Friday sale between Nov. 24 to Nov. 29 with deals that will have you singing along with even more joy on Cyber Monday between Nov. 27 to Nov. 28 with 30% off sitewide.
For the Person with Looking to Face Holidays in Divinely
Decree By Dr. Anita Sturnham is the kind of line you want to share with everyone you know once you realize how much it changes your skin for the better. A few weeks of use and you notice a wonderful difference. Available in the U.S. market at Saks, this terrific and transformative skincare takes a scientific approach to beauty. All skin types will appreciate the simplified, consistent skincare regimen that recognizes that skin thrives on familiarity and nutrients.
“Decree is a suite of best-in-class products that deliver and safeguard youthful, beautiful skin in a routine that is elegant and pleasurable,” says Dr. Sturnham.
Separated into three protocols, AM, PM, and WEEKLY, plus an SOS line, Decree’s packaging is designed to give you a consistent dose with each application, so no underdoing or overdoing things. Every pump does matter, and consistency is everything to give you radiant, smooth, plump, and firm skin that is completely hydrated. These decrees are at the wonderful brand’s philosophy.
For the Person Who Loves Bright Smiles This Season
A sleek and innovative design, it delivers exceptional cleaning, polishing and incredible gum health. Four custom settings allow for ultra clean, sensitive clean, stimu-gum and super shone. There is also a wonderful and exclusive offering of a polish head to bring out your gorgeous smile. The product is sleek in design and works with fantastic effectiveness. To add on, also try the brand’s Calprox-infused Quikee over teeth and around the mouth for fresher breath and whiter teeth, even on the go. No brushing or rinsing required and makes a great stocking stuffer.
For the Person Who Loves Smooth and Velvety Holidays
Give the gift of gorgeous skin with Skinfix. The line follows a philosophy that a healthy skin barrier is the key to happy, beautiful skin. Fueled by curiosity and dermatology expertise, they greatly combine clean and active ingredients with rigorous formulation and testing.
Some great highlights in the line include the KP + PsO Smoothing Body Treatment, which is a targeted body cream that contains a unique combination of chemical exfoliants and barrier-restorative actives to smooth and improve. We also love their award-winning Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream. Deeply hydrate with active lipids, peptides, small particle hyaluronic acid and rich shea butter for brightening, firming, and plumping. It will give you a dazzling look for the season.
For the Person with Looking for Clear Days Ahead
Holiday stress breakouts be gone with the Glow Facial Mask from Back to Earth Skin. This great facial mask made with triple clays is formulated to manage dry skin, absorb excess oils and sebum while helping to replenish, hydrate, soothe and calm skin.
Perfect for the person needing to have easy to manage skin all season is a great product that is curate with a blend of Kaolin clay, bentonite clay, aloe leaf juice, green tea extract, mandarin oil, cucumber extract, lavender oil, peppermint oil, basil oil, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, and rosemary oil.
For Person Looking for a Lovely Look
OGX Beauty has gifts for everyone on your list regardless of their hair goal.
From hydrating to repairing, OGX offers a range of products to give the gift of resilient, beautiful hair. Give a personalized gift that caters to your loved one’s exact hair needs.
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