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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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Grand Gesture for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box

Did you know that November 19th is World Women’s Entrepreneurship Day?

You may ask why this is important? Well ladies, FEMALE EMPOWERMENT!

According to FUNDRA the U.S. alone has 12.3 million women-owned businesses which generate $1.8 TRILLION a year! That’s a lot of successful ladies out there!

Despite the fact that women around the world are embracing entrepreneurship and are integral contributors to the economy, they are frequently overlooked in the business world.

That’s why Women’s Entrepreneurship Day exists — to celebrate and empower female business leaders and entrepreneurs all around the world.

WED (Women’s Entrepreneurship Day)  was founded by author, humanitarian and entrepreneur Wendy Diamond to encourage and value women entrepreneurs.

One of my favorite women-owned fashion brands, Tory Burch celebrates this empowering day 365 days a year with the Tory Burch Foundation which advances women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship in the United States by providing access to capital, education and digital resources. Each month, the foundation provides online tools and digital education to more than 300,000 women, and more than 10,000 women have created their business plans on  In addition, the Foundation offers free weekly webinars supporting small business owners.

Each holiday season the Tory Burch Foundation releases limited edition products “created by” and “benefiting” women-owned businesses.

“We started the brand with a founding principle to be purpose-driven and knew that a foundation would be a big part of that. Our dedication to women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship is reflected in the work of the Tory Burch Foundation. 100% of all net proceeds from this collection benefit the Foundation.” — Tory Burch

Embrace female entrepreneurship and make a Grand Holiday Gifting Gesture with Tory Burch at Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort. 

One of my favorites from the collection is the Annual Limited Edition Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box Featuring a curated selection of products made exclusively by women entrepreneurs — including a scarf designed by Tory Burch — all packaged in a printed keepsake box. 100% of all net proceeds benefit the Tory Burch Foundation, which empowers women and entrepreneurs.

The 2020 Limited Edition Seed Box includes:

  • Hair Tie Pack, by Kooshoo
    Colorful hair accessories crafted from organic cotton and natural rubber
  • Great Shapes 500-Piece Puzzle, by Piecework
    Made from 100% recycled paper, this puzzle is just as fun to look at as it is to piece together
  • Facial Wipes, by Lauren Napier Beauty
    *2020 Tory Burch Foundation Fellow
    Facial cleansing wipes infused with rosewater, starfruit and cucumber extracts
  • Fireside Candle Tin, by Southern Elegance Candles
    A small-batch soy candle inspired by the comforts of home
  • Travel Pouch, by Maika
    *2020 Tory Burch Foundation Fellow
    Eco-friendly clutch made from recycled canvas and vegan leather, with a waterproof interior lining
  • Loyalty Ground Coffee, by Nguyen Coffee Supply
    This Brooklyn-based company is America’s first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer, roaster and distributer
  • Scarf, by Tory Burch
    A silk twill neckerchief, printed in a whimsical woodsy mix of flowers, mushrooms and squirrels

Let’s Celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and spread its message of encouragement. Women entrepreneurs need to support each other, be it as investors, creators or customers.

Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box

Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box

Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box

Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box

Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box

Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box

Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box

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

Gifts that give back

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

Last weekend I attended a heart-warming holiday shopping tour to kick off the first day of The Forum Shops Great Give.

In the spirit of the season, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is celebrating their third annual GREAT GIVE from Dec. 1-12.

During the Great Give retailers partner with a variety of local and national non-profits, the 12-day shopping event benefits a wide variety of charities and causes. Each participating retailer has a designated charity and will either donate a portion of sales from specific items, donate a flat percentage of sales or raise funds directly to benefit their partner charity.

“Many of our retailers and restaurants take great pride in their efforts supporting a number of impactful charitable organizations and programs during this time of year,” said Maureen Crampton, Director of Business Development and Marketing at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. “By partnering with our friends at CLASS and presenting a comprehensive program under the umbrella of the GREAT GIVE, we are able to collectively promote it and encourage visitors to shop and dine at their favorite places while supporting so many worthy causes during these 12 days.”

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has also designated that all coins from the iconic fountains will be donated to the Simon Youth Foundation – an organization dedicated to helping students graduate. 

Myself and 9 other Las Vegas influencers spent the day touring 6 of the The Great Give hot spots and I can’t wait to share with you the GREAT gift ideas we found that also give back!

The Forum Shops Great Give

Anne Fontaine | Anne Fontaine Foundation

The Anne Fontaine Foundation is a non-profit organization, created in 2011 by the fashion designer Anne Fontaine which aims towards raising awareness about environmental issues through eco-friendly art and fashion, having as a primary goal the reforestation and protection of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest (Mata Atlântica). The Foundation wants to sensitize the public by organising artistic events in different schools and involving sculptors, painters and photographers. The foundation works and supports programs of reforestation implemented by local NGOs. The foundation also sells ecofriendly products designed by Anne Fontaine herself.
The Forum Shops Great Give

All sales from these gorgeous eco-friendly bracelets which are fabricated with natural leather from Europe and treated with a vegetal tanning (mimosa, quebracho and chestnut tree tannins) using an entirely natural process and eco-totes made from recycled plastic bottles bags goes directly to the Anne Fontaine Foundation.  For every tote you buy 5 trees are planted and for every bracelet 15 trees are planted!

The Forum Shops Great Give

Donald Pliner | American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until they do, they will be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

For the Great Give Donald Pliner is offering something pretty amazing.  If you donate $20 to The American caner Society you will receive 50% off anything you purchase from the Fall/Winter Collection. Yaas hello to all those cute boots you’ve been dreaming about!

The Forum Shops Great Give

The vibrant sneakers below are a sneak peek at the Spring Collection just to get you in the mood….

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

Mulberry | Public Education Foundation

At its core, The Public Education Foundation invests in ideas. They investigate and evaluate ways that Nevada’s children can be better educated by creating dynamic initiatives and programs that reimagine and improve public education. They work collaboratively with individuals, other nonprofits, businesses, Clark County School District and local governments to efficiently and effectively marshal their resources. Their initiatives and programs empower teachers and students, reduce bureaucracy, ensure accountability, leverage resources, and deliver results.

For the Great Give Mulberry is donating 15% of all sales between December 1 and 12th to the Public education Foundation!

If you are looking for something to get me… I’m obsessed with Mulberry bags. LOL

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

Pandora | Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization serving adults in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual and related disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Opportunity Village is dedicated to helping people become the very best they can be. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, citizens with severe disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.

For the Great Give Pandora is donating 15% of the sales from all Las Vegas Exclusive Items to Opportunity Village.

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

This Limited Edition Charm and Ornament set is such a great gift. Pandora partnered with the Radio City Rockettes (what could be more Christmastacular than that) the holiday charm is housed in a gorgeous ornament that she can use for years to come!

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

Mont Blanc | St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

For the Great Give Mont Blanc has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Hospital in an uber lux raffle with some pretty amazing prizes.  You can donate in store or online to be entered in the raffle.

The Forum Shops Great Give

Mont Blanc gifted us these gorgeous personalized notebooks with calligraphy by local calligraphy artist Open Ink Stand.

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Forum Shops Great Give

This is really cool.  It is Mont Blanc’s Augmented Paper which takes the traditional art of handwriting into the digital world. Montblanc Augmented Paper allows you to write on traditional paper yet access your handwritten notes via your mobile device as well. Write, sketch or draw on the paper notebook with the StarWalker writing instrument exclusively developed for Augmented Paper, record all writing and sketches with the digitizer enclosed in the leather envelope by pressing one simple button to transmit your notes to your mobile device via Bluetooth.  You can add to your design on you device as well!

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Palm | Unshakeable

UNSHAKEABLE was born from a desire to inspire, teach and empower women in recovery from sex trafficking, prostitution, addiction and domestic abuse.  With a believe that these women are worthy of our time and talents UNSHAKEABLE created the 12 week I AM Lecture Series and Business Alliance because because they firmly believe that if we don’t change their economics, we don’t change their future. UNSHAKEABLE is a non-profit that partners with organizations that provide rescue, shelter, addiction recovery and counseling for the women. UNSHAKEABLE chooses not to burden other non-profits financially and provides its services at no cost.

When you dine at The Palm at The Forum Shops between December 1 and 12th you can round up your bill to make a contribution to UNSHAKEABLE that will then be MATCHED by The Palm!

Cocktails, great eats and a giving spirit are what the holidays are all about.  Plus this is a charity close to my heart so stop in for an artfully mixed cocktail while you are shopping and ROUND UP your check!

The Forum Shops Great Give

The Great Give takes Place December 1-12th at the Forum Shops at Ceasars.