Ok, so yeah, I don’t have a tree up this year (or really since maybe 2007) but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like Christmas ornaments. I grew up with a mish mosh tree that had a variety of my grandmother’s antique ornaments, ornaments I made in school (presumably out of construction paper and popsicle sticks) and random ornaments that my mother bought me at Disney World and other assorted gift shops. Not that I don’t love a good family-style tree, I do, but there’s something elegant and fun about a tree with a theme. Here are three fun theme picks:
Philip Crangi frame: Neiman Marcus for Target collection? Yes, please. I’m in LOVE with this frame.
Thale Blanc Pouchette: I’m always looking for the perfect concert purse. One that will hold the necessities (credit card, cash, cell phone and lip gloss) and this pouchette is perfect for such an event. I love the cross-body chain strap and it’s just the right size for everything you would need.
Michael Todd Organics Charcoal Detox Cleanser: I’m always slightly skepitcal when it comes to organic beauty but I genuinely really love this charcoal cleanser. It’s moisturizing on my dry, sensitive skin and I love how silky my skin feels after I use it. Done deal.
Z Gallerie Zig Zag Canvas Bag: I love a good chevron, especially when it’s black and white and perfect for day time. I want this tote for the beach, especially since it matches nearly all of my bikinis.
Epicuren Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel: Pumpkin is fall, let’s face it. I recently tried this Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel and it’s pretty fantastic. You can actually smell the pumpkin and spice in the product and my skin was left feeling really refreshed.
Greek-Key Mirror: I’m in the process of looking for a some mirrors for my living room and this key-patterned version just might be a winner.
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce: If you aren’t already reading my friend Felicia’s food blog, you should be. She cooks (and also Instagrams) the BEST, I repeat BEST, food ever. Gnocchi is one of my cult favorites so this fall version is next on my to-do list.
Spiked Oreo Milkshake: I recently went to Go Burger for the first time with my friend John and he convinved me (ok, it didn’t take much convincing) to try their AMAZING spiked Oreo milkshake. What can I say besides OMG? It’s just brilliant. I adapted the regular Oreo milkshake recipe with THIS recipe, which includes the booze.
Alex Elman Chardonnay: I’m a big wine lover and this Argentinian chardonnay is pretty amazing. What I love even more (aside from the taste) is the fact that this wine is organic, which involves no barrel aging and, of course, no harmful pesticides.