Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Nice List: Philly Bloggers Share Their Holiday Wishlists

All of your favorite Philly bloggers have been extra good this year. They each deserve a holiday surprise just for surviving Pope Weekend! Five of Philly's finest ladies shared the items they're hoping to find under the tree this Christmas.

Emily Tharp of Her Philly wants...

"This dress from Anthropologie, because I am loving patterned, midi long-sleeve dresses lately!" Winterflora Pencil Dress by Cynthia Rowley ($388), Anthropologie

"These shoes from Nike, because my running-around-the-city winter footwear options are extremely limited." Nike Air Max 90 Leather ($120), Nike

Lucy VanEllis of LHBlog wants...

"I did get a furry pom for my key chain from Top Shop but it broke within a week, so I think this one from Barneys looks too cute to pass by." Adrienne Landau Fur Pom-Pom Key Chain ($45), Barneys New York

"I’m in the process of redecorating my room at my parents house and I’m going for all white with a sheepish rug and really cool wall decor. Here are a few things I’ve been eyeing up." The Tolsby Large White Faux Elephant Head Wall Mount ($94.99), White Faux Taxidermy and Wire Script Sculpture ($48), Anthropologie

"Marble everything! A friend of mine and fellow blogger, Erika Fox (@retroflame) has been loving all things marble this season and I think I’m hopping on the bandwagon too." Real Marble iPhone Case by Grace ($35), Society6

Amelia Burns of The Amelia Burns wants...

"All of the fierce women that I follow on social media have been raving about this book. I love reading about inspiring and successful women so I'm dying to get my hands on a copy." #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso ($9.60)

"I smelled this once in a Sephora and fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I didn't buy it when I had the chance (and the cash). I recently found out the brand is by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, which of course only makes me want it a thousand times more." Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Body Oil ($60), Sephora

Madeline Archambault of 25th&Lewis wants...

"I am totally embracing the faux fur trend. I love being able to be warm, but still look stylish. I’ve wanted a faux fur vest for a long time, but just haven’t gotten around to buying one for myself. This is at the top of my wish list this year." Shaggy Faux Fur Vest ($23.99), Forever 21

"Since Philly is basically the rainy city, I kind of need a pair of rain boots. I know it’s weird to ask for rain boots for Christmas since most people are probably asking for snow boots, but I already own snow boots so I would really like a nice pair of rain boots for the spring. Maybe if we’re lucky we won’t have to switch to snow boots this winter!" Wellie Rain Boots ($79), L.L.Bean

E.M. Ricchini of lark & lace wants...

"A trip to Croatia - my husband and I love traveling and instead of buying each other gifts, we plan trips. (I'll take memories over "things" any day.) We got married in Iceland, then went to Belgium and France. We're still deciding where we want to go next but this is one of our top choices!"
Photography courtesy of: Zicasso

"I love me a simple cross-body bag. This will probably be one of those "treat yo'self" kinda gifts... since I'd feel really bad if anybody actually bought this for me." ChloƩ Drew Mini Bicolor Crossbody Bag ($1850), Saks Fifth Avenue

"You can never have too many blankets laying around and these are for a great cause. For every blanket sold, you'll be providing one blanket to a homeless shelter. Bonus: they're available from local shop United by Blue, who, for every blanket sold, will remove a pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world." Sackcloth & Ashes Socality Blanket ($98), United By Blue

Friday, December 18, 2015

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2015: for the homebody

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2015: for the homebody

So thanks to my last Holiday Gift Guide, I'm sure you've found the perfect gifts for all the lovely hostesses in your life. But what about the people you love, but can never seem to drag out of the house? Everyone knows a homebody: they love curling up with a good book or relaxing in a bubble bath. They invented "Netflix and chill." But what do you get for the girl who would rather stay in bed under a blanket than go out in heels? Pick any of these cozy gifts, perfect for the homebody in your life! 

Gifts for the homebody:
  1. Kate Spade June Lane Lidded Tea Pot ($270) - Perfect for pouring a cup of your favorite tea on a snowy day (if they ever come!).
  2. UGG Australia Oversize Knit Pillow ($145) - This cozy throw pillow is perfect for snuggling up on the couch.
  3. Crate&Barrel Birthday Cake Scented Candle ($19.95) - For when you want your home to smell delicious without actually baking.
  4. Antique Map Printed Italian Leather Journal ($34.95) - When your favorite homebody finally puts down that book she's reading, she can use this to write down all of her own stories.
  5. CeeCee & Bee Tub Truffle Bath Soak Assortment ($22) - Hand-crafted bath bombs made with moisturizing cocoa butter and kaolin clay. So cute you'll want to eat them up (but I recommend using them in your bath instead)!
  6. One Kings Lane Cashmere Socks ($55) - Like your favorite sweater, but for your feet. Need I say more?
  7. Modcloth Coffee Wings Mug ($14.99) - The perfect mug for daydreaming about springtime.
  8. fresh Rose Face Mask ($62) - My personal favorite hydrating face mask, infused with real rose petals.
  9. fresh Cocoa Exfoliating Body Soap ($16.50) - Cocoa bath soap? This one doesn't need explaining.
  10. Make + Model "Cabin Friends" Eye Mask ($19) - This adorable eye mask is sure to attract soft, silly dreams (and keep you in the dark even when your neighbor's Christmas lights are shining through your window!).
Check out my previous gift guide for your favorite hostess here and look out for more to come!

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