Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Taking a Week Hiatus...

I won't say what I am doing or where I am going, but I bet you will be able to guess!  

I will be using the biggest piece in my California Pak luggage set

My Chanel ballet flats will be one of the many pairs of shoes I am packing

My Tory Burch Billie crossbody bag will keep pickpockets at bay
My carry on bag: Le Pilage tote from Longchamp  - it holds a ton
These Kendra Scott Lapis earrings will make heads turn
And my Hermes Hapi bracelet will go with anything
Look for my full report late next week! XO

Monday, September 17, 2012

My first Birchbox!

Back in early September I did a blog post on Birchbox, the monthly beauty subscription service that delivers high-end beauty samples right to your door for $10 a month.  I had just signed up for their service and was eagerly awaiting my first delivery, which arrived lovingly packaged Saturday!  

The samples came in a stylish and sturdy box
I love the teal tissue the items were wrapped in
The POREfessional is a translucent face primer by Benefit
that camouflagues visible pores.  
I can't wait to try this boscia Cleansing Cream.
It is the perfect size for airline travel!
This pretty wrapping contained some nice surprises:
A small spritzer of twirl by kate spade parfum,
a twistband hair tie in the perfect fall hue,
and custom shade of nail polish, based on the fall collections,
just for Birchbox subscribers!
I can't wait to use this super-chic tili bag
while my 3 oz. liquids go through the TSA!
In addition, there was a coupon for Madewell, Tristan Prettyman downloads, and a Fall Lookbook where you read the latest tips and trends:

I was really happy with my first Birchbox.  Check out the service at:!

I'm Picturing Improvement...

...with my new camera.  Say hello to my Canon PowerShot A2200!  Powerful and compact, I am looking forward to taking lots and lots of great pictures for my blog.  Stay tuned!

Friday, September 7, 2012

FNO with Stacyknows!

I was lucky enough to be invited to a fabulous event at Neiman Marcus for Fashion's Night Out.  Stacy Geisinger, blogger extraordinaire of conducted a styling presentation for the upcoming fall season focusing on the latest trends.  Friends, food and fashion...I can't think of a better way to spend an evening!

Guests eagerly awaiting Stacy's presentation
NM's General Manager Beth Sharkey, right, introducing Stacy
The models were gorgeous
And the men serving the hors d'oeuvres weren't bad either
Julie Gerstenblatt, Author of Lauren Takes Leave was there signing books
Inside Chappaqua's Grace Bennett ready to shop!
I was happy to get a photo with the gorgeous hostess:

Stacy and I at the Stacyknows FNO Event
Photo credit:  Rebecca Stoppelmann
After seeing Stacy's presentation I was itching to make a purchase!  I was in an accessories kind of mood.  After careful consideration at the Rachel Zoe jewelry counter, I opted for this gorgeous art deco bracelet with green quartz from her new line:

Gina and I made a stop at Mulberry Street's grand opening party on the way home for a look and a snack.

It was a fun night!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Beauty in a Box!

I finally got my invite!  After signing up and waiting about a month, I am now officially a member of Birchbox, a monthly beauty subscription service that delivers a box of high-end beauty products and samples every month (for a flat $10 fee) right to your doorstep!  Categories include everything from makeup, haircare and skincare to fragrance and fun, non-beauty extras.  There is even a Birchbox service for men for the Metrosexual in your life.

Birchbox is the brainchild of Harvard Business School grads Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna.  Between the combination of the void of on-line websites selling higher end products (generally a touchy-feely sale vs. visual) and Hayley's best friend being a beauty editor, Birchbox was born.  The site is very user-friendly and features an on-line store where you can buy full sizes of your favorite products.  You can also give a Birchbox subscription as a gift to the Fashionista you know.

Birchbox founders Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna

I am excited to receive my introductory Birchbox kit in the upcoming few weeks and will post pictures and product reviews here!  Take a peek online at: