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Holiday Gifts at Forum Shops

The Christmas season is officially here!

It’s the season for togetherness, charity, goodwill toward mankind!

Also presents. Mostly presents. We all LOVE presents!

With that in mind, I’m sure that you’ve got holiday gifting on your mind.

All the news of supply chain shortages may have you feeling a bit seasonally-stressed. Take a deep breath and start scrolling-  I have some AMAZING gift ideas that you can get right here in Las Vegas at The Forum Shops- no shipping deadline involved!

Holiday Gifts at Forum Shops, there is a little something for everyone on your list from fantastic scents to luxe sparkly stemware and the hottest of the hot  “can’t keep it on the shelves” fashion must-have’s.

Let’s Go!


Holiday Gifts at Forum Shops

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know how deep my love runs for fragrance brand House of CREED.

My love affair with the brand began a few years ago when I was introduced to Aventus.

It is a scent created for men but I am drawn to more masculine scents and don’t really pay attention to “his” and “hers”, I wear what I like.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the brand here is the Cliff Notes version:

The House of Creed is a seven-generation family of fine perfume makers. Their processes are age old and The House of Creed is the only fragrance house to rely on a 4,000-year old infusion technique to capture the highest concentration of natural essential oils.

It all began in 1760 when James Henry Creed began as a custom tailor and leather goods maker to the English Royal Court, The House of Creed turned perfumer in 1780 when King George III—enamored by a pair of Creed scented gloves—commissioned Creed’s first royal fragrance: a rich mix of mandarin, ambergris and sandalwood, christened Royal English Leather.

CREED Home Fragrances

This season CREED has thrown it’s bespoke hat into the home fragrances ring. The 17 piece home collection includes both hand-poured beeswax scented candles and luxe home sprays  inspired by destinations where master perfumer Oliver Creed has found ingredients for their iconic scents.  Creed’s home fragrances instantly fill your home with exotic scents and just one spritz will last for hours! The PERFECT Gift for the Fragrance lover in your life and the ULTIMATE Hostess Gift!

CREED Forum Shops

CREED Forum Shops


FENDI Forum Shops

The current “IT” thing in fashion is designer collaborations and FENDI has the MOTHER of all collaboration right now- FENDI x SKIMS.

These pieces are so coveted by fashion aficionados that they are basically IMPOSSIBLE to get your hands on.. except at Forum Shops.  The FENDI Boutique has created a gorgeous SKIMS pop-up wrapped in the FENDI x SKIMS logo just outside their main store which is full of these hard to get pieces including shapewear, knitwear, underwear, bodysuits, dresses, tights, bags and FENDI FEEL Sandals all in SKIMS traditional inclusive size runs.

The tights are next to impossible to get but Forum Shops has some- they are out of sight under the counter so ask the associate for them!

Seriously, this will blow your ever loving fashion mind and that of your gift recipients!



FENDI x Skims

FENDI x Skims


Baccarat x Martha Stewart

It’s no secret I love a good Margarita, this holiday season Baccarat has partnered with the ultimate hostess, Martha Stewart, to create a new twist in festive cocktails.

The GORGOUS Martharita Goblets and the Martharita Pitcher are the perfect gift for the hostess in your life. Made by hand in France, imagine sipping a classic margarita out of these exquisite glasses or during the Fall and winter months try pouring one of Martha’s Favorite Fall Cocktails.. for recipe CLICK HERE 


..And while you are there, don’t forget to grab a few pieces of their “make’s everything taste better” totally luxe stemware for your holiday table. Cheers!



Ted Baker Holiday Dress

Searching for the perfect dress for those upcoming holiday parties?  Look no further.. I’ve got you (or should I say Ted Baker has got you) covered!

This gorgeous Knitted full skirt dress comes in both Green and this Mid Blue and features a knit top, stain skirt and ruffle neckline.  The ultimate in flirty chic holiday wear. Mic Drop.

There you have it.  My top picks of the hottest, chicest and blingiest gifts that are at the top of everyone’s lists.

Holiday Gifts at Forum Shops .

Make sure to stop by Forum Shops for all your holiday Shopping needs.

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Neiman Marcus Redefining The Way We Do Holidays

Let the the ho ho ho holiday season begin!

The holiday rush will be here before you know it, so getting your gifting done early this year to avoid shipping and manufacturing delays is definitely the move right now.

But where do you start? Gift gathering can be overwhelming.  What should I buy, what would they like? It can be tough coming up with ideas. Take a deep breath and read on. I have some AMAZING gift ideas ahead and not to fret- I will be here all season long dropping my top gift recommends to help make your holiday season as smooth as a sleigh ride with Santa.

Now dasher! Now dancer..

Here we go!

Neiman Marcus has THREE exciting new things happening this season that redefine gifting, wrapping and giving back.

That’s right!  Neiman Marcus redefining the way we do holidays!

To make your holiday shopping the easiest and most convenient experience yet, Neiman Marcus launched a luxurious Gift Suite that is an IRL wonderland of gifting ideas. Packed full of the most unique gifts and hottest trends the Gift Suite is even divided into gifts categories! So easy it’s like someone did the shopping for you!

Here are some of my top picks from the The Gift Suite..

Francis Kurkdjian Candles

Francis Kurkdijian Holiday Candles.

From one of my favorite perfumers these are next level holiday scents that transport you to a winter stroll in a snowy forest, to a charming storybook gingerbread house, promising sweet treats and childhood delights and to a holiday market to savor a juicy, generously caramel-coated candy apple. Available individually or as a set its a fragrant gift of an olfactory fantasy.

El Arroyo Puzzle

El Arroyo “I’d Rather Be Someone’s Shot of Tequila than everyone’s Cup of Tea” Puzzle.

Since 1975, El Arroyo has been serving up Tex-Mex with a side of laughs on their famous marquee sign that stands on the corner of West 5th and Campbell in Austin, Texas. The Last Queso Stop Before a Bunch of Yoga Studios – over the years they have covered every food pun imaginable while never forgetting witty commentary on current events. Now you can gift one of their iconic signs made from recycled paper in puzzle form!

wine handbag

Wine Bottle Carrying Clutch.

Holiday Mic drop.  Nobody’s Going to know… lol. What better way to carry your wine or champs than in a discreet (lol) clutch! It’s also a really adorbs way to wrap a boozy gift.

Byredo Hair Perfume

Byredo Hair Perfume.

One of the hottest trends in beauty, each hair perfume combines one of BYREDO’s signature scents with a unique silicone and polymer formula to create a light, invisible veil designed to leave the hair nourished and luminous whilst divinely scented.

Jonathan Adler Decanters

Jonathan Adler Decanters.

Serve up booze in the chicest wittiest way possible. The Whiskey one is currently Center Stage on my home bar cart.

Holiday Lights Set

Holiday Lights Cups.

This is one of my holiday staples. I buy them every year to serve up holiday cocktails for the adults and hot cocoa for the littles. Fun and festove they put a smile on everyone’s face.

It isn’t just the perfect Gift that Neiman Marcus has to offer this season….

They have also given their iconic gift boxes a sleek matte black modern redesign which includes  a luxurious magnetic closure. GORGEOUS. No wrapping necessary!

PLUS they have created an easy way to make a difference and give back this season.

Neiman Marcus has partnered with The Give Back Box to help you donate to someone in need this season while lessening  your fashion environmental  footprint.

It’s so easy!

Pack a box with gently used clothing, accessories and shoes.

Scan the QR code on the paper that was included in your order or given to you by your sales associate.

Print the free shipping label.

Then drop off your box to UPS or FEDex.

The Give Back Box will redirect your donation to a local charity. Or you can choose the charity you want.

There you go.  Three ways Neiman Marcus is redefining the way we do holidays!

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Coach PRIDE Collection 2021

Luxury Fashion House Coach celebrates PRIDE month with it’s annual PRIDE Capsule Collection, “Pride Is Where You Find It”.

“Pride Is Where You Find It” is a campaign that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. It advocates that every person should be seen as who they truly are regardless of sexual orientation, race or identity. It is a celebration of optimism, inclusivity, self-expression and authentic self-expression.

Each year during the month of June the world flies their rainbow flags, douses themselves in glitter and celebrates PRIDE month.

Rooted in the fight for equal rights and to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, PRIDE month is not only a time for celebration but also an opportunity to raise political awareness of current issues facing the community.

This year marks the 52th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The riots were a series of demonstrations carried out by a group of drag queens in 1969 in response to the police raid of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York.

It was this that led Brenda Howard, the “mother of pride”, to organize the first LGBT Pride march.  Today festivals, concerts and parades take place all around the world.

I couldn’t wait to get a peek at this year’s collection so I headed down to the Coach Boutique at Grand Canal Shops inside the Venetian Resort Las Vegas just as the boxes were being unloaded off the truck.

Although the full collection doesn’t launch until May 26th the boutique gave me a first look at some of the colorful key pieces and I’m sharing that first look with YOU!

For this year’s capsule collection, COACH gave their signature C-logo a rainbow overhaul on everything from sneakers to slides, belt bags, totes and tees.

The iconic PRIDE rainbow flag integrates seamlessly into classic COACH designs which allows ally’s to rock these pieces, show their support for the LGBTQ+ community and make a chic statement all year long.

COACH Lowline Pride Low Top Sneakers $150.

Crafted with COACH’s Signature canvas and smooth leather details. These sneakers employ signature CitySole technology for a comfortable step all day long and a TPU heel counter for ultimate support.

COACH Rainbow Puffy Quilted Quilted Belt Bag $225.

Made with ultra soft Nappa Leather, this fun spin on the “sold out everywhere” quiltie bag features an easily adjustable rainbow web strap.

COACH Rainbow Pool Slides Men’s $95 and Women’s $85.

Crafted with COACH’s Signature canvas, they feature a contoured footbed and rubber sole to provide all-day comfort.

COACH Rexy Tote in Signature Rainbow $195.

This Canvas tote fits a 15 inch laptop and has an easy snap closure. With PRIDE messaging printed on the bag’s interior.

COACH Signature Rainbow Hitch Belt Bag with sports strap $495.

The full COACH PRIDE Collection launches May 26th.  Get yours at COACH Boutique at Grand Canal Shops inside the Venetian Resort.

*This post was created in partnership with Grand Canal Shops inside the Venetian Las Vegas. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Boozy Easter Basket

Boozy Easter Baskets

The Easter Bunny is ageist.  There I said it.

I know he’s just sitting there on his little bunny thrown laughing and calling us all “Boomers” because we are over the age of 21.

You can stop laughing King Carrot aka: Sir Fluffy Bottom, because this year, I am reclaiming Easter morning for those of us that stopped getting those baskets full of goodies many decades ago and replacing them with the gift of “Boozy Easter Baskets”.

That’s right Mr. Cotton Tail, just because we’ve all grown up, that doesn’t mean we have to deny ourselves a fun-filled basket.

Since we’re all adults now, that Easter basket can actually include adult things — and by adult things I of course mean BOOZE. Who wouldn’t want a boozy Easter Basket!

Ketel One just launched their first ready-to-drink cocktail “The Botanical Vodka Spritz” — the first-of-its-kind. The Ketel One Botanical Vodka Spritz has no carbs, no added sugar, no artificial flavors or sweeteners, is made from 100% non-GMO grain and is only 73 calories per serving. Bubbly, bright, blooming — everything that Spring is — with real botanicals it’s the perfect centerpiece for a Boozy Easter Basket.

I went ahead and filled my basket with a few more things to compliment the Spritz, like:

  • Dark Chocolate. Homemade chocolate infused vodka has become really popular lately.  Folks have been brewing-it-up all through lockdown so of course I just had to add some yummy organic dark chocolate to the basket.
  • Along with some fun paper straws to make sipping oh so easy.
  • Delicious fruit infused Jelly beans. Have you ever had a martini with a jelly bean dropped into it? Heaven!

Now, throw in some decorative grass and a ribbon. Viola! There’s your Boozy Basket.

Become a “Creature of Rabbit” and keep this new tradition going, one that will make Mr. Easter Bunny impressed.

Hop-to-it !!

Boozy Easter basket

Boozy Easter Basket

Ketel One Vodka Spritz

Ketel One Vodka Spritz

Boozy Easter Basket

Cleanse Your Karma for the New Year with Two Harmonious Must Have’s

Cleanse Your Karma for the New Year

Need a little balance in your life for when 2021 begins.  Look no further than Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Resort. They have exactly what you have been looking for, a little hope at Karma And Luck.

It has been one crazy year and I think we are all looking to 2021 with hope in our hearts and searching for some much needed protection. You need to cleanse your Karma for the New Year.

There are many aspects of 2020 that we want to free ourselves from —an anxiety inducing election year, a terrifying global pandemic, uncertainty, social isolation, loneliness and the tremendous stress of homeschooling children while juggling work.

We are all looking  to rid ourselves of these negative energies and start 2021 fresh. I don’t know about you, but I’m willing to do anything to put this year behind me. I’ll be doing just that with a Red String on my wrist.

You may have seen little Red Strings on Instagram. They adorn the arms of celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, but what exactly is the Red String Bracelet?

Throughout history and a variety of cultures (Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Kabbalah, and Ancient Chinese legend), the red thread (or the red string) has been worn as a representation of protection, faith, good luck, strength, and connection.  While some cultures have slightly different views regarding the red thread, they are similar in that they view this Red String as a powerful tool.

Today people use it as a symbol and as a reminder that they are not alone. A symbol that they are loved, supported and safe. A prompt to stay positive while staring down the face of what appears to be adversity.

I think now, more than ever, we can use a comforting reminder of what really matters, the kind people around us, family, friends and even strangers. This little red thread, the Red String gives the wearer a daily reminder to look outward and to be generous, kind, loving and helpful to everyone around them.

Experience these Harmonious Must-Haves from Karma and Luck at Grand Canal Shoppes Inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

Cleanse Your Karma for the New Year

The Red String Collection gives the traditional little red thread that extra boost with talismans such as: Hamsa (good fortune), Evil-Eye (to ward off evil) and Eye of Horus (protection) to name just a few.

How to Wear It: The Red String is traditionally worn on the left hand because that’s the receiving side of the body and its the side closest to your heart. Wear the Red String Protection Bracelet until it wears off on its own. When the Red String bracelet falls off, it is believed that the Red String bracelet has deflected all of the harm and absorbed the negative energies in your life or that it can no longer hold any more.

Cleanse Your Karma for the New Year

Ringing-in The New Year with Sound Therapy Singing Bowls.

Another way to clear negative energy is with singing bowls. It is believed that the vibrations from sound break up any stuck negative energy and restores harmony. You can use them to cleanse your home, crystals or stones of bad juju.

How to Use It: To create sound with a singing bowl, firmly press the accompanying mallet in a circular motion against the bowl’s outside edge or rim. When you hear a bright, clear tone, you can slow down the motion. Use your full arm to make the motion, rather than just rotating your wrist. And let the pain from the past and the anxiety from the future release into the air, allowing the sound to heal those moments.

We can all use a bit of Karma And Luck, let’s focus on the great things to come in 2021, because we are gonna need all the help we can get. Let your intuition guide you to Grand Canal Shoppes and let your worries float away.

Cleanse Your Karma for the New Year

Cleanse Your Karma for the New Year

Cleanse Your Karma for the New Year

Cleanse Your Karma for the New Year

Cleanse Your Karma for the New Year

*This post was created in partnership with Grand Canal Shoppes Inside the Venetian Resort Las Vegas. All thoughts and options are my own.

How to Cleanse Your Karma for the New Year