Monday, September 21, 2009

Gift Tip #18: Clutch

Girls Night Out. Sexy Night at the Club. Classy Night at a Fundraiser. All these evenings require the right clutch to carry the essentials. Sure, you can purchase for can gift it to a girl about the town. Just be sure it's the right clutch for the person.

Some ways you can figure that out is knowing certain things about the giftee. You must know the person's personal style (funky, classic, etc), type of events they attend, what they carry to these events (i.e. keys, lipstick, cell phone, etc) to help you land the right clutch for them.

Here are a few examples to help in picking the right one...

Patent Leather Bow Wallet- Forever 21

Prada Tobacco Python Large Zip Clutch-BlueFly

Treviso Frame Crocodile Clutch-KMart

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gift Tip #17: Chic by Colin Cowie

I LOVE books like this! Check out what Colin's (first name basis...uh huh) website says about the book...

From the horse's mouth

This comprehensive guide demonstrates ways how each of us can entertain in an inviting home, garner respect in the workplace, and travel with ease and comfort. An immensely practical handbook, Colin Cowie Chic is a guide to living life as it should be...which is much better than life as it could be.

Here are three tips for throwing a stress-free soiree:

  1. PLAN AHEAD. Put out serving pieces, place settings and glasses the night before.

  2. MAKE SPACE. Keep tables uncluttered, and rearrange furniture to give guests plenty of room to mingle.

  3. TAKE A MOMENT. "Twenty minutes before guests arrive, sit down and relax," he says.

source:, family circle mag

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Gift Tip #16: Accidental Bitch

A very talented friend and writer that I met in the QC shared with me her first book entitled Accidental Bitch. The book launched in March and it makes you laugh and comment out loud while you read. Some comments may include but are not limited to:


-"Been there, done that"

-"No, he didn't"


"I'm a survivor".

So get ready to share with girlfriends because that is who this gift would be perfect for. You can purchase the book here.

Just to give you a taste of the book, here are a few of the chapter titles...which are funny in themselves...
  • Becoming Beyonce: Creating a alter-ego
  • He Has a Stick and Wants Your Automatic
  • Marry Jesus, Buddha, Haile Selassie, or Mohammed
  • Getting Over Shrek

From the horse's mouth (i.e. Kaya Cassan's blog):
The Accidental Bitch is not a self help book. It is a self preservation book. You may not find love, but you also won’t get hurt playing in the fields of it. According to, an accident is defined as: an undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally and usually results in harm, injury, damage, or loss; casualty; mishap. Let’s take a car accident for example.
No one wants to be in a car accident. And, no one wants to be a bitch. But, circumstances may lead us other wise. Loving someone is often like driving a car. You will go places. But, you have to take precautions; check your mirrors; get a tune up; and get your car washed to stay mobile and on the road. We must continue to keep going after the heart breaks and disasters that damage our egos and temples.
Accidental Bitch is designed to keep you balanced within the tumultuous world of dating and relationships. So, don’t feel bad about being a bitch. Just grab your big sunglasses and protect your shit, because you are all you have in the end.

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