Da Da Daaaaaaa……I have a daughter and her name is Olive and she is the bestest French Bull out there! I am so excited to welcome Olive to the blog! Somehow, I think she will be making many appearances on here. I already have so many ideas for bejeweled collars and glitter ice skating outfits. She will ice skate at a young age just like her mother! Anywho…my boyfriend and I got her yesterday after seeing her on Sunday and falling in love! She is such a sweetheart and I wanted to share some of our early pictures with you all! What a great Valentines Day present! If you want to share some of your dog pics I will share them on the site!
As a little pup!
Valentines Day Boxer Shorts
I am so obsessed with this gift for the man in your life! I love buying boxer shorts for my boyfriend because there are so many fun options and I also love personalized gifts so this is right up my alley! What do you think? Would you get this for your love? These Valentines Day boxer shorts are a great little gift that your man can use all year round and sooo on your budget! Lovin em!
These personalized Valentines Day boxer shorts can be found here for $22!
Maple Bacon Beer
Yup, it exists! Maple bacon beer is a real thing and the bottling is sooo super cute that I had to cover this item for a great hostess gift! The super bowl is coming up this weekend and this would be such a hit at any party! Everyone will want to try what this beer tastes like! Also Mardi Gras is upon us and this Rogue Voodoo maple bacon beer would be another great gift for all of your celebrations leading up to Fat Tuesday!
You can buy this beer at World Market or online here
The best thing to do on Valentines day is to have a bunch of friends over for a FAB dinner party! Celebrating together is always so fun! This holiday is one of my favorites because you can get really get cute and kitschy with the valentines decor. Weather your using these items in your own home or bringing them as a gift to another, these cheese boards are the perfect Valentines day gifts!
This heart cheese board is a great Valentines day gift as well. With the heart knife, it is a perfect complete set to bring over to someone’s home. All you need is some cheese and crackers! So, if you need some unique valentines day gifts look no further!
The Super Bowl is coming up and I know we are all excited for Mrs. Beyonce’s performance and…ohh yea, the football game too. Silly me! This time of the year is always filled with football parties and you never want to show up to someone’s home empty handed so I am supplying you with the perfect gift to bring! Girls and guys will love these Corona bottle glasses. They are made from real Corona bottles and are super cute and kitschy! We are lovin them over at The Hostess Handbook! You can order these Corona bottle glasses on Etsy for $10.00 or pick them up at Kitson in LA!
I have become totally obsessed with Soul Cycle and had to share my find with all of my lovely readers! This is my hostess gift to you! HBO GIRLS℠ and Soul Cycle have teamed up this week, to promote the premier of GIRLS℠ on January 13th at 9pm, and are giving away FREE rides to girls this week! Wahooo! Dream come true for the penny princesses out there who can’t afford Soul Cycle normally! Now you can go and spin the day away! You will really enjoy the classes there, it makes you feel like you are back at camp. Yippy! The teachers are so motivating and the music is amazing. You also use weights in part of the class and ride to candle light…so amazing! Hope you enjoy your FREE ride!
Here’s how it works:
1) This Monday (1/7) at noon look for HBO GIRLS℠ Rides on the LA and NY Soul Schedules (E83, E63, NOHO, USQ, TRI & WEHO). Soul Website
2) Then click on your free bike! How easy is that?
All GIRLS℠ rides are on a first come first serve basis, but every day HBO’s twitter account will be giving away bikes at 3PM for the next day’s class. To win a spot, just follow @girlsHBO.
This uber feminine wax boutique is now open on Montana Ave in Santa Monica and I am so excited to share my waxing wonderland find with you all! Appropriately named Frilly Lilly, this girlie heaven is super cute with a shabby chic atmosphere that is inviting and homey! They specialize in waxing, and have a full range of bath and body products that are to die for! Try the Frilly Lilly body butter in Butter Cream. It smells YUMazing and has a smooth silky feel. The boutique also has bath and body products that are perfect for gifts, such as these bath cakes! What a wonderful relaxing treat!
Frilly Lilly Boutique has something I like to call the master waxer. Sort of like a master chef but for waxing. The wax specialists really know what they are doing and have their technique down to an art. The location is clean as a whistle and all the staff have years of experience. It really is a must try if you have not been yet!
Check out what all the buzz is about!
My good friends at Spaphile have a $15 off services offer for Frilly Lilly Boutique right now if you are interested! See details here.
Frilly Lilly Boutique
1007 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I love putting together gift guides that are actually affordable! These options are all under $40 and so fab as either stocking stuffers or presents. These items are all things that I would love to own but would never buy for myself! Thats the great thing about the holidays, getting everything you want but don’t need! Hopefully you can find some good options out of these unique gifts under $40!
Double Faced Watch- $34
Best Friends Case Set- $25
Bestie Phone Case Set
Candy Stash Wallet-$11.74
Candy Stash Wallet
Candy Stash Wallet
I cannot get over these Cutetastic Nutcracker napkin rings from World Market! These are just too adorable! Could you imagine sitting down to a Christmas dinner and seeing these on the table! Pure Joy! What a great hostess gift for the holidays! They are so unique and will start conversation among all the guests. The best part? The Hostess Handbook found these Nutcracker napkin rings on sale for $6.99! Wowoweeewow! Love when you can be a budgeting diva!
The holidays are here and gift getting can get pretty stressful and expensive! Soo I put together some of my favorite items that are ohh soo cute and ohh soo on your budget! Enjoy our gift guide under 25 dollars!
Intoxicated Cupcakes Book
West Elm Monogramed Pillows
My Stache Pill Box
There seems to be a book for everything these days. And yes I sound like a grandma! When did greasy food and water not become the go to hangover cure? Well, apparently there are a lot of other ways to cure that headache and feeling of death after a fun Saturday night! This book is super cute and so great as a hostess, birthday or holiday gift for the right person. I personally would love this for my coffee table! What are your Hangover Cures?
I am loving these monogrammed coasters from C Wonder as hostess and holiday gifts the season! They are super cute and oh so on your budget at $10! These bad boys are a perfect gift for a close friend and an acquaintance. The Hostess Handbook would love to get a set of these!
Girls, I am totally crushing on A and R Venice! I found this uber unique and hip gift store while shopping in Venice this weekend and can’t stop thinking about it! It isn’t a new store but definitely new to me. How did I let this gem sit there for so long before finding it? Thank god I know about it now! This is the perfect store for your holiday shopping and I really encourage you all to visit A and R Venice for some killer gifts! Here are a couple items that I am obsessed with at the moment! With Thanksgiving around the corner, these items can make great hostess gifts as well!
This gold fish bowl with mountain scape is FABtastic!
Now this is a new kind of water bottle! I will use this all the time!
This is genius! Fold away colander!
Um….this is the best! Cake cutter extraordinaire!
This Boozeman RX Glass Martini Shaker is the perfect Hostess Gift for your vodka loving friends! It is also a super cute decorative piece for your bar! Use this martini shaker and put mixers in apothecary jars at your next party to create an old school pharmacy feel at the bar! Quick, Easy and FAB! I saw this while in the French Quarter and had to share my find! Its so kitschy and fun! Items like this really make a home special and unique. This baby will cost you $24.99
If you love a good vintage find like I do, you will love these spoon bottle openers from World Market! I just love when you use something in an unexpected way! Super cute and unique! If you have a boyfriend like mine who loves his beer and you want to class it up a bit these spoon bottle openers will definitely do the trick.
The Hostess Handbook also loves these bottle openers as a hostess gift. They come in a set of three and are $23.97! An eclectic friend would absolutely die over these spoons! They are so perfect for entertaining as they can add a little pizzaz to your “bar” area and be useful at the same time!