The day is fast approaching to honor the most important man in our world – our Dad’s! In terms of gifts, more than often, Dads sometimes get the less than average gifts, while Moms usually luck up on all the lavish presents. Are you guilty of this long-time gift giving epidemic? Well, this year you can finally make a positive turn with one of these amazing finds!
For The Traveling Business Man Dad – A Leather Tie Case from clava.com, is perfect for storing his first class business essentials while on the road.
For The Poolside Dad – Keep him pool side dapper, with a timeless pair of swim trunks from Solid & Striped.
For The Tech Accessory Lover – When his iPad needs a tune up and he wants to hear the sound just a tad more, the Amplifiear from the MoMA Design Store can do just the trick. Available at MoMA Design Store’s new Destination: NYC Collection.
For The Game Player Dad – If your Dad is the Domino King, have him show of his skills with the Domino Effect Domino set, available at MoMA Design Store’s new Destination: NYC Collection.
For The Chic Tech Geek Dad Crocodile – Some Dad’s have discerning taste when it comes to accessories. If your Dad prefers luxe items, then look no further than the Crocodile iPad case from Massimo Dutti.
For The Dad With A ‘Top Shelf’ Bar At Home – Yacht Club Vodka is a new luxury spirit brand that embodies life on the Cote d’Azur. Yacht Club Vodka is gluten-free and distilled five times to make a light, refreshing vodka. Adorned with mahogany wood panels, and chromed hardware from Belgium, the bottle was inspired by vintage Aquariva speedboats often seen in the French Riviera.
For The Movie Loving Dad - Give him a way to watch summer’s biggest 3D blockbusters in style. INGRI:DAHL designer 3D glasses are coveted by tech geeks and superior both in quality and comfort to the flimsy frames handed out at the theater. Just in time for summer, a select few INGRI:DAHL styles are available with interchangeable sunglass lenses – transforming their signature specs into 2-in-1 eyewear ideal for both 3D viewing and sun protection.
For The Party On The Go Dad – He would love the Zipp cylinder speakers by Libratone that travel anywhere. The speakers all have Libratone’s built-in WiFi technology for simple operation.
For The Wine Snob Dad – The Wine Connoisseur Dad would appreciate the benefits of Tasting Room by Lot18. The concept is the first smart wine club that allows customers to taste and rate mini bottles of wines before they blindly commit to the full case. After all, he’s not going to serve his guests just anything, right?
For The Dad Who Loves Tasteful Wardrobe Essentials - I know what you are thinking..but a man really can’t have enough socks! But the Socks by Shari, aren’t just any pair of socks. The collection includes high-quality socks crafted in Italy. The limited edition styles can add character to his basic look.
The Art Collector Dad – Keep his art collection growing with a piece from The Tappan Collective. The site is an online platform made to discover and collect limited edition prints and original artwork by the next generation of talent emerging onto the art scene. If you’re between Ikea and Basquiat, this is the site for you to cultivate your art collection at affordable prices.
For The Footwear Lover Dad – The Dad who’s active and on the go always appreciates a great pair of athletic shoes. The Modpod-Active are colorful, comfortable and ALL-AROUND hot – perfect for keeping Dad in step!
Does this weather have you California Dreaming? I certainly have been drifting into thoughts about drives along Pacific Coast Highway and transforming into the relaxed, carefree mode of LA vacationing. But, realistically a trip to the West Side isn’t in the cards anytime soon, so I reached out to a SoCal home girl for her take on the absolute must-have summer essentials for the East Coast girls who are in a Cali state of mind. Take it away Alisa!
There are 20 reasons why every wardrobe should have a full stock of tees and knits. And, whether its a trip to and from the gym, an afternoon of leisure, or running errands – tee shirt brand, twenty tees has a range of looks that stylish stars can’t get enough. The luxury comfort brand includes tees, tanks, dresses, jackets, blazers and leggings.
Fashionistas looking to add a few pieces to take them from a pool party to a night out, twenty tees may just have what their closet ordered. The collection is available at Neiman Marcus, Intermix and online at twentytees.com.
Who didn’t love doodling with chalk as a kid? Well, now, you can channel all that fun on your nails.
Created by Charlotte Knight, the Ciate Chalkboard manicure ideal for nail mavens to unleash their creativity to draw unique textures and designs on their digits. The easy to use, nail design can be sealed in with a top coat or simply washed away with water.
This simple kit (25) contains: mini liquid chalk pens ( free of Dibutyl-Phlalate, Toulene, and Formaldehyde), Ciaté Chalkboard Paint Pot, and Mattnificent topcoat.
1. Begin with 2 coats of matte black Ciaté Chalkboard Paint Pot, and allow to dry.
2. Once dry, take a mini chalk pen and gently press onto the nail to release the liquid chalk.
3. Ready, set, play! Sketch, doodle and squiggle to your heart’s content (see doodle gallery below for some ideas)
4. If you make a mistake, simply rinse with water and start again!
5. Allow to dry and seal your masterpiece with Ciaté Mattnificent topcoat. Remove with regular nail polish remover once you’re ready for a new scribbled style.
Ladies, save those clutches and handbags for another day! Meet a more laid back tote-worthy style, the ‘Dash’ Rucksack in black croc embossed leather by Kurt Geiger London.
Don’t you just love seeing an expectant mother who stops at nothing to remain stylish? In my opinion, Reality Star and business woman, Kim Kardashian, actually has been maintaining her fabulous style sense during her pregnancy, in spite of the negative commentary and backlash she has been catching. Contrary to rude belief, Kim Kardashian has actually been displaying some great maternity looks. Here are five of some of her best maternity looks:
While the busy mother-to-be has been on the go, she appears to keep it simple and basic on some days, but never boring. Recently she layered two necklaces from jewelry brand, Dannijo – adding a bit of ritz appeal to a white button down shirt and black leggings. It even looks as though she’s gives her feet a break from fabulous heels on some days and instead opts for a comfortable pair of Havaianas.
Although this no-fuss look makes for a perfect outfit for any expectant mother, those who aren’t carrying a bundle of joy can also pull the look off during a weekend or while traveling.
Needless to say, Kimye’s offspring will be one well-dressed child. With Kanye being a fashion -forward gent and Kim, a national boutique chain co-owner and branding machine – their little one will be darling.
(Baby CZ cardigan made with Swarovski Elements, Lilly Pultizer Cap Sleeve Dress made with Swarovski Elements and Ooh La La Couture Tulle Dress made with Swarovski Elements)
Shopping for the quintessential wedding jewelry can become frustrating for the bride. Various necklines call for a specific type of earring or necklace and one false move of choice, can mean a look that’s sub par. I hate to put it so bluntly, but making the wrong move with jewelry on any normal day is the same theory. In preparation for your wedding day, knowing what will work and what won’t go over to well is vital. So for tips on where to start with planning your Bridal jewelry, I’ve turned to co-designers Lisa Phillips Frankel and Danielle Frankel of Phillips House. Here are their 6 tips for the bride that members of the bridal party may also find useful.
Naima Turner: What is your rule of thumb for a bride-to-be who is shopping for the perfect jewelry to accent her wedding gown?
Phillips House: Now is a great time to start collecting jewelry and building memories. So fall in love with jewelry that can help shape the story of the rest of your lives together.
Naima Turner: Among your gorgeous collection of jewels, what are some of your favorite classic pieces that can work well with a vintage inspired wedding gown?
Phillips House: Our Elements collection with grey agate would definitely work well with a vintage inspired wedding gown. One of our favorite pieces from this collection is the double drop ring.
Naima Turner: For the bride who is going for a halter or asymmetrical shoulder wedding gowns, what are some of the classic earring styles you would suggest from your collection?
Phillips House: Our Infinity leverback earrings are extremely versatile and would look beautiful with any style wedding dress.
Naima Turner: Although the bride-to-be will be getting the ring of her dreams on her big day – what are your thoughts on wearing a cocktail ring on the opposite hand? Is it a yay or nay?
Phillips House: Wearing a cocktail ring is definitely a yay. It is nice to start collecting jewelry, especially pieces that will be connected to such great memories.
Naima Turner: What is the perfect bracelet from Phillips House that should be worn on the wrist of the bride-to-be on her big day?
Phillips House: The Phillips House Love Always bracelet engraved inside with a special message from her groom is the perfect bracelet for any bride-to-be.
Naima Turner: If the bride-to-be wanted to gift her bridal party with one piece from your collection – what should that one gift be?
Phillips House: The diamond logo would be a great gift for the bridal party. Not only because of the beautiful design of the piece, but also the message behind it: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.