Brit’s Holiday Gift Guides

Brit’s Holiday Gift Guides

With Hanukkah in full swing and exactly two weeks until Christmas, we are down to the wire on ordering gifts, y’all! For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing gift guides for all of the people in your life–friends, significant others, parents, in-laws, grand parents, siblings and co-workers. From stocking stuffers to luxury items, I am sharing all of my gift guides here on the blog today.

Most stores should be able to deliver items before Christmas if you order this weekend! Happy shopping and let me know what you loved most from the gift guides!

XO,

Brit

Brit’s Holiday Gift Guide for the Ladies in Your Life

Brit’s Holiday Gift Guide for the Ladies in Your Life

Happy Friday, my friends! As promised, I have another fun set of gift guides for you this week and they are for the ladies in your life. From the woman who has everything to your co-workers, friends, teachers and even yourself, I’ve got the perfect gifts for you!

Let’s start with the gifts for friends, co-workers, teachers and neighbors. We all have these people in our lives, but they are probably not our main focus for gift-giving during the holidays. If you’re looking for an adorable gift without spending a lot of money, I would suggest giving miniature bags of Tate’s cookies to your acquaintances and tie the bags with a red ribbon. I did this a few years ago for my co-workers, my husband co-workers and our neighbors and people loved it! It’s affordable, adorable and delicious!

1. Watercolor Playing Cards 2. Veuve and Sugarfina Gift Set 3. Apres Ski Sleeping Mask 4. Monogrammed Mug 5. Diptyque Candle 6. Vintage tree ornaments 7. Starbucks Tumbler 8. Slip Silk Face Mask 9. Monogrammed Mug 10. Sugarfina Cranberry Cocktail Bears 11. Sugarfina Holiday Caramels 12. Tates Mini Cookie Bags with Red Ribbon 13. Shiraz on the Shelf

Based on the feedback from my polls a few weeks ago, it seems like you all have a lot of ladies in your lives who seemingly have everything. For these women, I think getting them something beautiful or unique is the way to go when thinking of gift giving.

1. Organic Cotton Loungewear Set 2. Rialto Coupe Glasses 3. Cocktail Scented Candle 4. Retro Chic Veuve 5. Charging Pad for Apple Electronics 6. Bon Bon Cocktail Glasses 7. Starry Night Clutch 8. Shearling Sandal 9. Hermes Silk Scarf 10. Rose Scented Bubbles 11. Toilet Paper Ornament 12. Burgundy Coffee Table Book

While many of you said you won’t be buying gifts for yourself this year, I decided to still create a gift guide in case you want to treat yourself! These are my dream gifts and I hope to one day be able to buy them all for myself, but until then, I’ll just have fun creating beautiful gift guides for all of you!

I hope you all have enjoyed the gift guides this week! Is there anything you’re still looking for for yourself or your loved ones? Leave me a comment and let me know! Come back next week to see my gift guides for stocking stuffers! Hope you have a great weekend!

XO,

Brit

Patriotic Sips: Rosé, White and Blue

Patriotic Sips: Rosé, White and Blue

Fourth of July weekend is finally here and after a long and hectic month of June, I am ready to relax with my favorite drink for the holiday…rosé! From sparkling to still and even *canned* I’m sharing my favorite blush wines with you in time for the weekend.

This time last year, I was sipping rosé poolside in the south of France…how cute is our pink hotel?!

My go to for still Rosé is of course, Miraval. I love the taste, it is widely available and it is a great price…I’d also be lying if I didn’t say I love the fact that it’s owned by Brangelina. But if Miraval isn’t available, my rule of thumb when ordering rosé is to try to get a bottle from Provence. Many other wine regions have started making their own rosé blends, but I haven’t found many I love outside of Provence. I don’t like sweet or heavy wines and the wines from the south of France just seem to be my favorite.

For other still rosés, I love Minuty rosé, but it is not as easy to find here in Texas, Whispering Angel and Summer in a Bottle. If you’re in the mood for sparkling rosé, which I often am…I would highly recommend, Perrier Jouet Blason Rosé, Veuve Clicquot Rosé and Freixenet Italian Rosé.

My favorite sparkling rosé!

Last month, my friend Erica and I tested out canned rosé. Canned beverages often get a bad rap, but they are so practical in the summer. You can throw them in a bag and take them on a boat or to the beach or wherever you want to go! They are also much cheaper to buy than bottles and come in more manageable sizes. We tested out five canned rosés and ranked our favorites!

In first place, we chose the Crafter’s Union, in second, the Porch Pounder, in third, Ava Grace, in fourth the House Wine and in fifth, Underwood.

I hope you have enjoyed my rosé selections! Leave me a comment and let me know which one is your fave and I hope you have a great weekend celebrating the Fourth of July!

XO,

Brit’s Picks

Brit’s Picks

Happy Friday, loves! This week I am at the beach and am sharing a few of my favorite items that I have been loving on our trip! We are in Watercolor, Florida and there are so many beautiful shades of green and blue here and that color palette has inspired most of my looks this week.

1. Straw Hat 2. Tie-dye headband 3. Rosé Earrings 4. Straw Bucket Bag 5. White Kaftan 6. SeaSalt Hairspray 7. Mint Green Workout Set 8. Scalloped Bed Sheets 9. Veuve Rosé Recycled Candle 10. Mi Golondrina Top 11. Peacock Float 12. Tan Jelly Sandals

I have been wearing this Eugenia Kim Mirabel Hat every day on our trip and I am SO in love with it. I have wanted one of these hats for years, but just couldn’t bring myself to pay the full-price. Luckily, I was online the other day and got an alert that this beautiful hat with a mint ribbon was on sale so I jumped on it! I do love a good deal so while I was checking out, I googled “Eugenia Kim coupons” and a 20 percent off coupon popped up that actually worked so I got an additional 20 percent off of the already discounted price. I recommend doing this when you are shopping online because so many stores have extra coupons available and you can save yourself a lot of money.

I paired the hat with the Uber-popular Lyocell Caftan from H&M. I got this caftan on sale a couple of weeks ago for $17.99 and I am just blown away with how elegant and high-quality it is. I have also been wearing the Pamela Munson straw bucket bag non-stop and have gotten so many compliments. It is the perfect summer bag and it actually holds quite a few items.

Having fun at the pool with the peacock float and the J.crew tie-dye headband!

If you are looking for a fun and affordable pool float for the summer, look no further than this incredible peacock! We brought it to the beach and have had so much fun with it. It did take a while to blow up and I would highly recommend using a pump, but it is do-able to blow it up by yourself.

What are you loving for the beach this summer? Leave me a comment and let me know!

XO,

Brit

Champagne Tasting to Pop-off Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations

Champagne Tasting to Pop-off Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, friends! Not only is this weekend special because we get a chance to honor the heroes who have been lost in service to our country, but it is also the first holiday we can celebrate *somewhat* openly as coronavirus social-distancing restrictions begin lifting.

If you’re gathering with friends and family for the first time in a while, a blind champagne tasting just might be the perfect way to break the ice as you ease back into normalcy. Last summer, I hosted a blind tasting with our friends in Watercolor, Florida and it was such a hit! The tasting is easy to put together and the results will shock you.

HOW TO HOST A BLIND CHAMPAGNE TASTING:

  • Start by selecting your bubbles. For our tasting last summer, we had six guests and three bottles worked perfectly.  The game is played best when you choose bottles at different price points and from different regions.
  • Print or order scorecards for you and your guests to rate the selections. We found these adorable scorecards on Etsy from the SweetUnrest store.
Champagne tasting scorecards from Etsy in the SweetUnrest store.

After our tasting, I found that I preferred Prosecco to Champagne which completely shocked me. I hope you all enjoy this blind tasting and let me know which champagne selections you choose for your own tasting! Cheers and Happy Memorial Day!

XO,

Brit