December Moodboard

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Happy snowy-slushy(?!) Monday, friends! What a lovely weekend we had! We had an early birthday weekend celebration in Hartford for Christa (whose real bday is on Wed), with dinner at Present Company on Saturday night, and lots of bopping around town, getting our nails done, shopping and snacking. Christa is pretty into December 😉


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Sibling Gift Guides // 2015

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So it’s December, and as previously mentioned, we’re ALL in now — gift guides, holiday inspiration, the works! We’re starting off with siblings because while they’re surprisingly easy to shop for, we find it hardest to take a moment and not buy them everything because you just love them and want to spoil them (anyone else have this problem??).

here are Reg’s picks for sisters…

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01. lavender candle
02. geo-wine stopper set
03. highlighting compact
04. chevron planter
05. butter london nail polish
06. knit blanket
07. bath salts


and Christa’s picks for brothers…

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01. chunky plaid
02. wool socks
03. art print
04. In the Heart of the Sea (so he can read it
before the terrible movie comes out)
05. charging & syncing cable
06. cord organizers
07. backpack


Have any great sibling gifts you think we should know about?? Let us know!

Christmas Eve Cocktails

If you’re lucky enough to have the day off today, you’re probably scrambling around putting the finishing touches on everything before the big night. But why don’t you take a moment for yourself, grab a drink, put on some tunes and chill out with some festive bevy recipes.

Happy Holidays everyone, and have a wonderful Christmas eve & day! xo G&M

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Clockwise: Caffé Di Alpi // Peppermint White Russian // Pear Ginger Bellini // Cran-Rosemary Sparkler

For The Guy in Your Life Gift Guide

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Alright people, the days are counting down, and if you’re celebrating Hanukkah, then you’re already well submerged in that holiday cheer. So let’s bust through these last few work days, and pick out a gift or two that you know the dude in your life will love. These choices should all be easy to find, and hopefully won’t involve any expedited 2-day shipping charges!

Gap Fair Isle Scarf // Crate & Barrel Decanter // Old Navy Vest // Stolen Riches Shoe Laces // JCrew Factory Umbrella // Old Navy Backpack // Kindle // Jambox Mini Speaker // JCrew Factory Tie Travel Case

Gift Guide for Dads

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Oh, Dads. How they love their snacks and fine leather goods. Picking things for them can sometimes be a challenge, because they’re really good at the whole “wow, this is great!” and then never ever use it routine. When it comes to your Pop, you sort of need to channel into their psyche. Sounds absurd, but hey, it works. You gotta think about what they do, when they do it, and their level of commitment to such hobbies (something tells me that most guys aren’t too intense about their skin care routine, and likely won’t be using that men’s Clarisonic). Hence we have lots of gifts involving good eats, cool gear, and leisurely activities.

The History of Jazz book // Trapper Hat // Wireless Bike Meter // Williams-Sonoma Popcorn Kit // Classic Timex Watch // Dartboard // Leather Travel Tag  // Harry & David Dip Samplers // Key Chain

 

Happy Weekend!

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Before we jump into all gift-guides-all-the-time, enjoy one of the last December Friday’s before full holiday panic ensues. That being said, go out and find the perfect holiday party dress, and decorate your halls (tiny apartment…) — become one with the holiday spirit, because it’s not going away! But most importantly, have a wonderful weekend friends 🙂 xo G&M

cct // Books on books on books! NPR’s guide to the best reads of 2014

rkv // I am such a sucker for a tasty looking cinnamon cocktail

cct // The struggles of a having booty…

rkv // This welcome-mat has inspired a DIY in the horizon…

cct // Apparently the sounds of vacuums can soothe babies (and certain adults – thanks Chion!) to sleep – do you have any quirky white noises that put you out? If you get a shower going, I’ll be sleeping on your shoulder in no time!

rkv // This skillet cookie idea for a party is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen

cct // I will most definitely have some fun and quirky tile in my home someday! Here are some beautiful inspiration photos!

rkv // 20 concealer hacks every lady should know

Simple Seasonal Decor

Now that we’re a whopping three days into December, we have minimal time to get that seasonal decor up around our apartments. Since none of us have the time (or electric bill means) to deck-out our home exteriors with lights… we’re down for some simple inside DIYs to make things festive!

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