Gifts for the foodie


It’s no secret Philly is famous for cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and Tastykakes, but the City of Brotherly Love has so much more to offer food lovers. Looking for a creative, tasty hostess gift?  I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite Philly treats.

1.  Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates // Handmade in Philadelphia

2.  The Famous Fourth Street Cookie Company // Award-winning cookies from Philly’s iconic Reading Terminal Market

3.  La Colombe Pure Black Coffee // Premium coffee, sourced globally, produced locally

4.  Di Bruno Bros. Sicilian Olive Oil // A taste of Italy from Philly’s gourmet guru’s

5.  Art in the Age ROOT Organic Liqueur // Inspired by root tea from the 1700’s, it’s like nothing you’ve ever tasted before


Made me laugh

Because it’s the day before a long holiday weekend, I had to share this amazingly hilarious gag gift. Foldable.Me. Okay, so it’s not a mirror image, but this just cracks me up! You create a custom cardboard “buddy” simply by folding a printed template that you get to design on the company’s interactive site. No scissors or glue. Wouldn’t this be the coolest gag gift for a co-worker, your boss, or just a really rad friend?


Have a great holiday weekend!


Red, white & blue

Super cool red, white and blue gifts, just in time for the 4th of July!


1.  Americana Tank // Old Navy // $7

2.  Cherry Firecracker Macarons // Dana’s Bakery // $30

3.  Stars and Stripes Bunting // Etsy // $26

4.  Sunnylife™ Bribie Beach Paddle Set // J.Crew // $30

5.  The ROPES Maine, The Kennebunkport Bracelet // Bliss Boutiques // $60

6.  Threshold™ Beach Stripe Throw // Target // $24.99

7.  Opal Chanteuse Collar // BaubleBar // $40

8.  Star Spangled Cake-In-A-Jar // Duff’s Cakemix // $18-72


Father’s Day gift guide

Father’s Day is this Sunday.  This year get Dad something he’ll actually like…and use.  I’ve assembled a list of foolproof options, $50 and under, just in time for June 15.  Check ’em out!


1.  Threads for Thought Heathered Hoodie // Nordstrom // $50

2.  Double Shot Press Mug // REI // $29.50

3.  Dubbel Boxx // Beerboxx // $46.68

4.  The Pregame // Mouth // $40

5.  Weber’s New Real Grilling // Weber // $24.95

6.  Business Card Case // Leatherology // $35

7.  Mini Bluetooth Speaker // iHome // $49.99

8.  Ultimate Suede Grilling Gloves // Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue! Bible // $22.99

Beach gear must haves

Doesn’t it seem strange that Memorial Day weekend is upon us?  It seems really early this year.  We’re headed to the Jersey shore to hang out with some good friends and have a little barbecue.  Since this weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, I thought I’d share some super cool beach gear that I didn’t know existed, but I really must have!  Also, a big thanks to all the men and women of the Armed Forces who have given so much for this country!  It’s a bit early, but have a great holiday weekend!


1.  Sunnylife Beach Sounds Radio // Bloomingdales // $39.99 (on sale!)

2.  Travel Vault // Wayfair // $19.42

3.  Clearly Cool Plastic Beach Set // Echo // $38

4.  Beach Bocce Ball // Sea Turtle Sports // $115

5.  Red Pop-Up Cooler // Sachi // $32.99

iPhone art

If you’re like me, your iPhone is constantly by your side.  Being that I spend so much time with my phone, I felt the time had come for a phone cover upgrade.  Earlier today I set out to discover some really amazing and eye-catching designs.  Take a peek at these beauties.  Side note: Society6 has a really large, super stylish collection.

HelloHello  Agate  SheBelievedSheCould  BandoHeart

StopMakingExcuses  Bonjour  Frenchie  JonAdler

BandoConfetti  PressedFlowers  ShopBop  PaintStrokes

Top Row – L to R: Hello Hello // Agate // She Believed She Could // Stripes/Neon Pink Heart

Middle Row – L to R: Just Do Things // Bonjour // Frenchie // Architectural Borders

Bottom Row – L to R: Dottie // Pressed Violas // Yang // Paint Strokes


5 Fab kitchen finds

I’m usually not too keen about loading up on lots of novelty kitchen gadgets, but these little gems may be too cool to pass up!


1.  Smart Scoop Ice Cream Scoop // Casa // $10.99

2.  Flex-It Silicone Measuring Cup Set // Williams-Sonoma // $24.95

3.  Red Egg Timer // World Market // $4.99

4.  Lékué Citrus Mister // Sur La Table // $14.95

5.  Large Bin Fridge Coasters // Fridge Coaster // $11