Stars by Stella Artois

Friday, December 11, 2015

Last night, I attended the Stars by Stella Artois event. It's an interactive art installation giving guests the chance to literally reach for the stars. We were prompted to raise our hands and when doing so, the lights above will react by coming down to us.

Stella Artois was originally named after the holiday star and crafted as a gift for the people of the city of Leuven, Belgium. This year, it's New York's turn to receive a gift. But what can you give New York that it doesn't have? The stars.

It was a fun event catching up with friends and of course, loved the endless supply of Stella Artois.

Force 4 Fashion

Friday, December 04, 2015

The other night, I attended the launch of Force 4 Fashion, a charity initiative inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hosted by Star Wars and the Bollare team, guests were able to view bespoke looks from designers: Billy Reid, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Giles Deacon, Halston, Opening Ceremony, Ovadia & Sons, Parker, rag & bone, Timo Weiland, and Todd Snyder. All looks were inspired by the Star Wars characters. Guests were also able to take pics with the Storm Troopers!

And I was able to meet Stacy London!

Will you be watching the movie?


Tuesday, December 01, 2015

I was recently introduced to Pinrose, that offers amazing scents based on your personality & likes. It starts with a quiz which you can take and your result will offer 3 scents best suited for you. Of course, there are other scents to try, but I think this is so fun!

I took the quiz and received the result of The Charmer.
The world bends to your will! Your Midas touch turns each of your adventures into a serendipitous success. Your right brain reactions reveal a love of cozy, round, and slightly sweet scents. Your softness and lovable energy create an unstoppable and irresistible charisma.

Result: Cuddle Punk, Pillowtalk Poet, and Secret Genuis
These are just samples, but even so, the packaging is so pretty & I love the clever one-liners describing each scent. It's easy to layer together or wear solo. It's the perfect way to try it all out before purchasing a bottle, which they offer for $55/30mL (which is a pretty good deal!) My favorite is the Secret Genius, which Pinrose actually launched this season!

If you take the quiz, I would love to know what your results are!

Teas the Season

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I recently received the Teavana #TeasTheSeason Holiday gift set. It includes three seasonal tea blends as part of the Cheer and Revelry Collection Sampler: White Chocolate Peppermint (my personal favorite), CocoCaramel, Chocolate Chai, and Gingerbread.
It was such a lovely array of flavors and scents - definitely smells like the holidays as we near it! This would be the perfect gift as well, along with the matching Floral Holiday Infuser Mug. It comes with its own strain so it's great for simple brewing.
You can use code SECRETSALE for 20% off any order on Teavana! (Excludes Breville products, sale items, and subscriptions. Good until 11/12 (tomorrow!)

Lime & Vine

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

I am all about comfort, so I'm loving the athleisure trend right now. In fact, I have been sneaking in athletic-wear in my wardrobe for years - when I attended college, throughout my internships, and to work. I do love being able to wear trendier styles to the gym as well. Lime & Vine offers gorgeous designs for weekend wear to everyday wear. They sent me the Shane in white.

A moto style pant with contrasting color and stitching details, makes it effortless to incorporate into a wardrobe while making a statement. These are incredibly comfortable, but with anything white, when worn it's a bit translucent. If you are ordering this in white, I would recommend getting a larger size so it's not as snug and skin wouldn't show as much, but as far as fit - it's definitely true to size. I also love the big pockets!

JORD Wood Watch

Thursday, October 29, 2015

I recently have been introduced to JORD, a company that offers gorgeous luxury wooden watches. They are all hand-crafted, using various hardwoods sourced from all over the world. They're sealed with natural oil extracts. It's amazing the creations they can make. For this post, the team at JORD sent me the Sidney in Maple & Rose Gold.

I'm impressed how light it feels, and I loved that they included additional links just in case. From my experience, I would have to go and get it re-adjusted with other watches. I have a small wrist, so the watch originally came in a little big for me. Sometimes I do like wearing it loose so I have kept it that way for now.

The watch comes in many other colors and wood options; there are styles for both men & women. Lately, I have not been wearing a lot of jewelry or accessories, but this has been on my wrist since I received it!

jacket - TSE / sweater & jeans - Forever 21 / boots - CAT Footwear / watch - JORD
Check out some of the other watch options below!

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Paper Towns Scrapbooking Party

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

This past weekend, I hosted a Paper Towns scrapbooking party with some friends and family. Thanks to Fox Entertainment, they sent over a ton of scrapbooking material including the scrapbook, paper, markers, glitter glue, stickers of all kinds, shaped scissors, and this double stick tape/glue adhesive in the same white-out applicator (which I am now obsessed with - where has this been all of my life?). The movie was also included in the box, which we all watched while crafting our masterpieces.

We each took a page and used photos that I have yet to store in my album, and a couple of guests even brought their own mementos.

We had so much fun putting it together - we each did a few pages. 

Don't forget - you can also watch Paper Towns, out on DVD/Blu-ray now!