Category Archives: EVENTS

For Santa: Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

In the spirit of tradition, I just couldn’t go to bed without sharing what I left for Santa: Oreo Peppermint Chocolate Cookies. Hopefully he will leave a sleigh-full of sweets in return. Wishing you the merriest of Christmases. Goodnight!!

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My Holiday Wish List

1/ Brown Leather Hooded Jacket; 2/ Pom Hat; 3/ J. Crew Stripe Necklace Tee; 4/ Kate Spade for Keds Glitter Sneakers; 5/Gold Flatware Set; 6/ Gold Bowls; 7/ Gum Ball Machine. Here are a few other items I’ve got my … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

Less than 2 weeks left!! 1/ Oslo Shawl; 2/ Brogue Boots; 3 /Wool-Felt Fedora; 4/ Driving Gloves; 5/ Bond No. 9; 6/ Sweatshirt; 7/ Plaid Tie; 8/ Jacket; 9/ New Balance / More gift ideas here.

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Deck the Halls

Since it’s getting all Christmas-y up in here, I need to get on top of my holiday decorating! I put up a small, artificial tree on the kitchen bar before Thanksgiving. I think that’ll be it for a tree this … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

  1/Nixon The Wire Tortoise Earphones; 2/ Lavish Luxe Brush Set; 3/ Anette Flat; 4/ Zip Pouch; 5/ Leo Pullover; 6/Picture Frame; 7/ Fatigue Button Up; 8/ Drybar Blowout In-a-Box Hair Dryer; 9/ Vintage Nikes / More gift ideas here.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

I am officially in the holiday spirit. Giving – gifts, thanks, cheer – is such an uplifting feeling, no? Here are a few items that your loved ones would love to find in their stockings. Who do you struggle to … Continue reading

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EVENT: Outfitted x Chevrolet

November 16, 2013 – West Coast fashion meets East Coast fashionista. Join me for the third installation of Outfitted – back by popular demand – where I will be the official social media correspondent! A step up from photographer, no? … Continue reading

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The A-List: FABB Girls Club Accessories Event

I am really excited to invite you to an event that I will host along with The FABB Girls Club. On Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 6:30 please join us at Aldo Accessories inside Fashion Center at Pentagon City for … Continue reading

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Fashionably Late

We’re all busy – with our work duties, personal lives, and social calendars. It’s hard to cram everything in sometimes and be everywhere we need to be when we are expected. Better late than never? How late is fashionably late? … Continue reading

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House Party

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Room and Board Summer Kickoff party. It was as cozy as ever. I first started dropping in Room and Board several years ago. I used to attend an annual conference right … Continue reading

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Bridal Party

It was such an honor to stand up next to one of my best girlfriends this weekend, as she got married – in one of the most pretty ceremonies I’ve ever witnessed. In the days leading up to the ceremony, … Continue reading

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Fresh Flowers

Happy first day of Spring!! I am so ready for the weather to warm up and to spend more time outside. I was in Dallas over the weekend, where it was 80 degrees. I did not want to return to … Continue reading

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The Letter “L” – Laughter

Laughter – When I moved to DC, I couldn’t have imagined that I would find a group of people who could be as dear to me as family. My family is tight! And because of that, I feared moving so … Continue reading

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The Letter “L”

Photos 1/2/3 LEISURE: My father has always said, “first you do what you have to do. Then you can do what you want to do.” That is probably the reason that as an adult, I schedule leisure as a “have-to-do.” … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Bay Bay

Remember the bridal shower I went to a couple of months ago? Well, the Bachelorette party was this past weekend in Las Vegas. I know that everything that happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, but nothing really … Continue reading

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Heartthrob

Roses are red, violets are blue, this chocolate kiss is just for you. Happy Valentine’s Day! XOXO

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Have a Heart

February is American Heart Month. Accordingly, in the past week, you have probably heard something about the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and partner organizations’ national campaign called The Heart Truth. The centerpiece of The Heart Truth is … Continue reading

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Fashion Frenzy

This post is in the spirit of NYFW, which I sadly will not attend (I will proudly be on bridesmaid duty). Are you going to be in NY for fashion week? What events will you attend? What are you looking … Continue reading

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Choosing Love

I wish every day was dedicated to spreading love, not just a few. I fervently believe that love is a choice and a commitment. We choose to love or we choose not to love. Love is controllable; it does not … Continue reading

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Insta-Party: NYE 2013

I began this year differently than most – with a bang – in hopes that it will end on an equally high note. I have given myself through the weekend to develop and finalize my personal 2013 plan. And, I … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunity: Presidential Inauguration 2013

Be a part of history. The Presidential Inaugural Committee 2013 is seeking enthusiastic  volunteers for the upcoming inauguration activities. Sign up today!  

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Snow Days

It feels good to be back in the midwest. There’s not much snow here in Chicago. However, Iowa got a ton last week. The kids were out of school for two days! I miss snow days. These pictures are from … Continue reading

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For Santa: Cookies + Riddle

The stockings are hung, the cookies are out. Christmas is in a few hours…goodnight!

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Happy Holidays from HOTP

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EVENT RECAP: OUTFITTED Holiday Pop-up Shop

December 8, 2012 – Ozio Lounge – The OUTFITTED: Holiday Pop-up Shop unites west coast fashion brands Penolope and Coco, Luv Aj, Plush, MINKPINK, and Virgo Downtown with east coast fashionistas for an afternoon of shopping, sipping, and mingling. Cocktails … Continue reading

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