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If you are lucky enough to get invited to someone’s home or boat this summer, you definitely want to take a hostess gift so you get invited again next year. As I’ve mentioned before, I love giving and ephemeral gift like food or wine with something that will they will have once the others have […]

My final gift guide was delayed due to travel and holiday events. And also because of those events last week, I’m now at home nursing a cold. It’s the first time I’ve been sick since 2018 so I guess I was due. (I know it’s not Covid because I took a test.) If you haven’t […]

If you are searching for that perfect holiday gift for someone you love, or for yourself, my friend Heidi Wynne has you covered. Her line is classic and was designed to be enjoyed for years to come. Luxurious cashmere wraps, fair isle seaters, and fisherman knits will keep you cozy, warm, and chic for the […]

When I lived in Paris in 2014, I spent two months living right next to Le Bon Marché, one of my favorite places in the City of Light. I spent a lot of time shopping at the department store and Le Grand Èpicerie so they hold a special place in my heart. Since I’ve been […]

I found so many great gift options I couldn’t fit them all in my first gift guide so I decided to post my second gift guide this week too. As we know, there could be shipping delays and supply chain issues, it’s best to shop early for everyone on your list. Do you have a […]

I know some people will think this holiday gift guide is too early and others will be excited because they can start shopping now. I’m posting earlier than usual because retailers are worried about shipping delays and since most people shop online each year. I like to mix up my gift guides for items for […]

Father’s Day feels more exciting this year as families can gather together again. To make sure you don’t arrive empty handed, I’ve put together over 40 presents perfect for dads of all ages including my friend Howie Guja above who was recently featured on Ralph Lauren. Does the dad in your life love films and […]

You probably couldn’t get together for last Mother’s Day but that might not be the case this year thanks to the vaccines. That means you’ll be able to give your mom or mother figure a gift in person this year on May 9th. Many mothers have been isolated at home while others have been juggling […]

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. There are some great sales happening now if Santa didn’t bring you what you wanted or you have some holiday money burning a hole in your pocket. Happy Shopping! ANN TAYLOR – 40% off full price styles, 70% off 3+ sale items, 60% off 2 sale items, 50% […]

My friend Heidi Wynne, who you are probably familiar with by now, has a collection of luxurious cashmere wraps and fisherman knit sweaters, which all make thoughtful holiday gifts. Heidi, who is based in the Hudson Valley, has designed a line that is timeless with a focus on quality. Because the collection is classic and […]

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and are enjoying a relaxing long holiday weekend. If you’re looking for more gift ideas or Cyber Monday deals, we’ve got our final holiday gift guide to help you finish your shopping online. A cashmere throw blanket is a gift that you might have to buy yourself and everyone […]

Black Friday 2020

11 . 26 . 20

Now that you’ve stuffed your face with turkey and pie, you can stuff your shopping cart with Black Friday deals. I usually post these on the day after Thanksgiving but many sales have started early and those of you who receive the email subscription will receive them on Black Friday morning. Happy Shopping! ANN TAYLOR – […]

How’s your holiday shopping coming along? If you haven’t started or need a push, we’ve got 33 new gift ideas to help get you get going. You can also check our other gift guides for more suggestions. I think we could all use some Ina Garten Modern Comfort Food right now. Buy a copy for every friend […]

This second holiday gift guide was supposed to be posted last Friday but I just didn’t have time to work on it before my weekend trip to the Mayflower Inn and Spa. I’m happy that so many of you enjoyed the first one and I hope your gift recipients will be happy too. The embroidered […]

Since most of us don’t even know what day of the week it is anymore, you might have forgotten that Father’s Day is coming up on June 21st. I tried to put together a gift guide this year that takes into account our present circumstances of being at home and not traveling very far this […]

If there was any year when moms deserve some really great Mother’s Day presents, it’s this year. She’s probably been juggling working from home, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, homeschooling, and keeping everyone safe while trying not to loose her mind. You owe her. Here are some gift ideas to get you started on your shopping […]

Pajama Party 2019

12 . 10 . 19

Opening up presents in pajamas on Christmas morning is one of the most fun holiday traditions. If your family could use an upgrade on your sleepwear, I’ve picked out some of the cutest prints and plaids to make your pics the envy of Instagram. Women’s flannel pajama set in white-out plaid Men’s flannel pajama set […]