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Gifts we LOVE for Valentine’s Day


Love is in the air and with the count down to Valentine’s Day being a week away it’s time to prepare for an evening of champs, kisses and maybe more. A few things we’re in love with…

Veuve Clicquot Rose – Lets get the party started and cheers to the celebration of love! As the “pink” expression of Brut Carte Jaune, Veuve Clicquot Rose shares the same bubbly structure.

Clarisonic Mia Fit – Ever since the Clarisonic Alpha Fit men’s version came out, I’ve been not-so-secretly lusting over that perfectly compact rounded shape. I’m not alone since Clarisonic just launched the Mia Fit! Perfect for

#GettingGorgeous with Audrey and Vera

getting gorgeous 2015Getting Gorgeous was founded in 2010 by two of my favorite mommy/lifestyle bloggers, Audrey McClelland and Vera Sweeney. I love these two dearly and look forward to their annual Getting Gorgeous event where they bring together a variety of lifestyle brands to introduce them to their network.

Friday Favorite: Couture Gift Collection

best places to buy giftsFor anyone that’s ever been stuck when it comes to gifting, then they need to bookmark Couture Gift Collection. They offer well curated gift baskets filled with designer brand apparel, beauty, accessories, candles and lust-worthy giftables from around the world. Couture Gift Collection offers pre-made gift sets as well as the ability to let you make one from scratch, helping to customize every gift down to the last detail (and their staff is super helpful!).

LAGOS Launches First National Campaign: MY LAGOS MY Way

Lagos campaign MY LAGOS MY Way

Congratulations to my friends at LAGOS for launching their first National Campaign this week, MY LAGOS MY WAY (above). Featuring their Signature Caviar collection (which I happen to be a big fan off — love the stacked bracelets!), the campaign was shot by fashion photographer, Sharif Hamza.

Preview the NEW Pandora Rose Collection Coming Soon


During New York Fashion Week, I stopped by the rooftop of the Empire Hotel for and exclusive preview of the new PANDORA Rose Line. The collection includes a series of charms, as well as a rings, pendant and earrings and is a blend of copper and sterling silver with a layer of 14ct rose gold plating. As of now the Pandora Rose jewelry is limited edition, however depending on the reaction to the line, that could change.

BaubleBar Partners with Anthropologie + Their V-Day Collection

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Pieces from the Anthropologie and BaubleBar Collection

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner BaubleBar is giving us so many reasons to be sweet for them!  By now you probably already love BaubleBar for its affordable, awesome priced jewelry that

First look: Henri Bendel Summer 2014 Preview

20140124-090652.jpgWhenever I attend a Henri Bendel’s preview, the Blaire Waldorf in me can’t help but get a little gitty inside. Launching this summer from April through June, here’s a sneak peek at some of the accessories to come. We have their classic West 57th Satchel in a million colors (it’s the perfect cross body tote!), perforated clutches, and a whole lot of

5 Websites Perfect For Everyone on Your List: From the Foodie to the Beauty (obsessed)

With the holidays around the corner, if you need some last minute inspiration for everyone on your list, here are 5 websites sure to knock their socks off. I tend to take gift giving very seriously, and each of these sites has truly special and great unique finds!

1. OpenSkyhttp://www.opensky.com/explore

A fun way to shop with your friends, OpenSky.com is a unique hub to uncover new, artisanal goods and shops you may never have found if shopping alone.  Built around online stores from a diverse range of brands –mens and womens–that cover fashion, beauty, home, jewelry, kids and beyond, Opensky uses recommendations from their online community as part of the selling epxerience. Share what you love and find out what your friends love – the more you connect, the more you discover. (Pssst If you’re a jewelry fiend check out The Alchemy Shop on OpenSky: http://www.opensky.com/the-alchemy-shop)


2. Eating Toolshttp://www.eatingtools.com

Based in Brooklyn, Eating Tools curates a selection of extraordinary, unique and handmade eating and cooking tools like you’ve never seen before. They work with artists and craftspeople who design and create incredible culinary utensils, ranging from handmade sterling silver and titanium chopsticks to one-of-a-kind hand crafted chef knives. For the food lovers on your gift list, Eating Tools is guaranteed to have something special that will blow their mind. Good news Pretty Connected readers! Eating Tools is offering our readers free shipping with any $50+ purchase with code “PRETTY” at checkout.

Eating Tools

3. Covet+Lout, http://covetandlou.com

The world of high-end, forward thinking womenswear is just a click away when you visit covetandlou.com.  I’m so in love

Style Mondays: Chooka Rain Duck Rain Skimmer Shoes

IMG_0797As much as I’m all about channeling my inner Paddington Bear as soon as it’s raining out, carrying on in large rubber boots all day is sometimes a challenge; especially if I have an end of the evening event to dash off too. Having a pair of rain shoes as apposed to only boots is a definite necessity in my wardrobe. And my new Chooka Duck Rain Skimmer ($65) definitely fit the bill.

Style Mondays: Mixing Prints and Textures

Timo WeilandFor the past few season’s prints on prints, mixing textures and colors has been all the rage. And you can read all the articles about “how to do it” but my best advice is to just experiment. Sometimes you’ll hit the jackpot and other times it will be an epic fail. It’s just the nature of