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celebrations galore: gifts for dads & grads

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
with father’s day and graduations just around the corner, i figured it was time i started looking for unique gifts to give on those special days. i know that many of you were probably thinking the same thing. to make both of our lives a bit easier, i went ahead and did some research and carefully selected the perfect gifts for dads and grads. cheers!

~ irin

(1) henri’s tasting sampler, $160

whether dad or grad, i know they’ll love this handpicked henri’s reserve sampler kit that comes with 3 bottles of classy champagne from the premier boutique vineyards of france and easily delivered straight to the doorstep. for your loved ones who enjoy indulging themselves with the finer things in life, give them the gift that they’ll absolutely fall in love with. looks like you’ve got some competition for their affections. you’d be ok with that though, right?

 

(2) vosges haut-chocolat toucan guinness® truffles collection, $28

brand new from vosges and perfect for dads or grads is the toucan guinness® truffles collection, a twist on the classic vosges haut-chocolat truffle collections. these limited edition 9 piece toucan guinness® truffles are made with guinness® beer for astout + chocolate indulgence. presented in a purple box tied with a kelly green ribbon, these truffles are both festive and delicious! toucan guinness® truffle parfums include: guinness beer + 62% cacao dark chocolate + cocoa powder. perfect for those who want the best of both worlds!

 

(3) linnea’s lights vetiver candle

linnea’s lights first foray into the men’s candle arena with the incredible vetiver scent. earthy, rugged and altogether masculine with notes of vetiver, light musk andozone. linnea’s lights candles combine all natural soy wax, lead-free cotton candle wicks, pure essences and fine fragrances to create clean burning, perfectly scented and highly aromatic candles. these 9oz candles last approximately 60 hours. all of linnea’s lights natural soy candles are meticulously hand-poured in small batches and tested for quality assurance in their indiana studio. perfect for dads in need of some serious relaxation!

 

(4) stylish leather accessories from hester van eeghen, prices vary

great for grads and dads alike, amsterdam-based designer hester van eeghen has a striking line of men’s and women’s leather accessories from wallets to briefcases. for grads, what better way to welcome them into their next adventure and set them off into the work force in style with a thoughtful gift like these colorful leather business cards holders. dads will love the briefcases, computer cases and sleek wallets on offer as well. there’s something for everyone and every price point in the mix.

 

who run the world? GIRLS

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

image courtesy of kansascity.com

well i’m sure it gave some of my older, overly-active Facebook-ing family members pause when “jamie mandel likes GIRLS” appeared on their newsfeed recently, but as it pertains to the new hbo series, airing this sunday, it’s true and i can’t wait for the premiere.

created by and starring the uber-talented lena dunham, who previously created, directed and starred in the criterion collection approved and cult-favorite “tiny furniture”. let it be known too that she also currently holds the esteemed position of being my favorite person on twitter. no seriously, is there any line i wish i had thought of myself more than this one? “@lenadunham: rihanna and chris brown’s new duets make me want to go hide under gloria steinem’s bed for 72 hours”. just something she’ll add to her growing roster of accolades, i’m sure.

when i made my new york debut and a measly starting salary not quite as big as even ½ of my dreams, i shared a one bedroom with fake divider walls with two other roommates. it was… the best of times and the worst of times. as for GIRLS, the show is a comic and often gritty look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s. my point is that i’ve been there, girlfriend, i just like your version a whole lot better. in the thoughtfully penned new york magazine feature story, emily nussbaum writes, “dunham’s sly, brazen, graphic comedy, with its stress on female friendships, its pleasure in the sick punch line, its compassion for the necessity of making mistakes, felt like a retort to a culture that pathologizes feminine adventure. as my younger colleague…put it, the show felt, to her peers, FUBU: ‘for us by us.’” i’m totally bringing that expression back.

in the pilot, we’ll meet the characters and hear hannah (played by lena), tell her parents that she’s, at least, “the voice of a generation”; after a weekend visit to the house i grew up in and an ill-advised scan over some of my own ancient, angsty diary entries, it became painfully clear that voice would not be my own. dunham wrote and directed the pilot of the series, which she executive produces along with judd apatow and jenni konner. the cast also includes jemima kirke, allison williams, and zosia mamet. episodes were shot in new york at places you’ll recognize as some of your favorite neighborhood haunts and, as unavoidable comparisons to that other hbo show roll in, does also include sex near the city.

while i anxiously await the pilot like the rest of you, that didn’t stop me from making some rash judgments in the meantime. based on some sketchy first impressions, i’ve had a fun time assigning each character some of my top picks from my favorite clients. do you think i got it right?

hannah: endearing protagonist and way funnier than your average everygirl, hannah has a penchant for eating cupcakes in the shower. step it up a notch with these unbelievably delicious caramel marshmallows from vosges haut-chocolat. you’re worth it.

marnie: highly responsible and very put-together, she has a very adult job at a very adult art gallery. whether or not you’re in love with the job, best to look the part with this highly covetable hester van eeghen inner circle bag: perfect for the office but holds everything you’d need to blow off steam at post-work drinks after a long day.

jessa: jessa is british, bohemian and an occasional nanny who has traveled to as many different countries as she’s had boyfriends. now that she’s making new york her home, she’d love to set the mood with candles from linnea’s lights, like the new wild honeysuckle, earthy vetiver, and rich cashmere scents.

shoshanna: a girl’s girl with sex & the city dreams and brooklyn nightmares, her friends tend to dismiss her as a suburban innocent, but she consistently proves to be a surprising source of wisdom. cheers to that over some bubbly from henri’s reserve, and better make it rosé.

~jamie

hot collaboration alert: a match made in heaven

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

image courtesy of rachel ashwell

we were so excited to hear about the new collaboration between our amazing friends at linnea’s lights and one of our favorites, rachel ashwell of shabby chic couture. isn’t it pretty? believe us, it smells even better!

to celebrate the opening of rachel’s newest venture, the prairie bed & breakfast in texas, they joined forces on this spectacular co-branded candle and we just know you’ll love the final product!

rachel ashwell is a self-made business woman who founded the iconic brand known as shabby chic in 1989 when, as a single mother of two young children, she looked to open a small shop where she could sell ‘pretty things’ without spending much time or distance away from her children and opened her first store on trendy montana avenue in santa monica, california.

her vision and love of vintage style and flea-market has always struck a cord and inspired the like-minded aesthetic over at linnea’s lights. rachel will release her seventh book titled rachel ashwell shabby chic inspiration and beautiful spaces published by cico books in october 2011, and we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy!

the new candle, wildflower, is inspired by the texas wildflowers that grow on the prairie and which linnea’s lights blended especially for the occasion. can’t get to texas, but want a candle of your very own? give the prairie store a call at 979-936-6907!

For reservations: The Prairie by Rachel Aswhell, www.theprairiebyrachelashwell.com 5808 Wagner Road Round Top, TX 78954, 1-979-836-4975

new terrain plus a conversation with linnea’s lights

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

image courtesy of shopterrain.com

one of our very favorite retailers, terrain, has relaunched and revamped their lovely e-commerce site and, well, there goes our afternoon! with hurricane irene looming on this overcast, stormy day, all i can think about is stocking up on my favorite candles from linnea’s lights and warming up this office with their warm glow and cozy scents.

as a special treat, terrain even interviewed lynn and laura, the mother and daughter duo behind the candle company. read all about their inspirations, what it’s like to work as a team, their inspiring socially conscious approach and more, here. this is a must-read and a nice look at the pair you won’t find anywhere else!

shop the linnea’s lights collection at terrain now and get ready for this hurricane! after tossing some candles in my cart, i know i feel better about it already.