14 Nov 2017

Fall At Home | How To Host An Elegant Movie Night In
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There’s something about the cool fall weather that makes me want to curl up on the couch with a delicious glass of red wine and watch movies all night. Who’s with me? Weekends at home are surely my favorite which means there’s plenty of time to have your best girlfriends over and catch up on your favorite movies! Today I’m partnering with Chloe Wine Collection to share 4 tips on how to host an elegant movie night in.

Pick Up A Tray For At Home Entertaining

Trays are my favorite accessory to use when it comes to at home entertaining. Bunny Williams sent me her Amala Tray (photographed below) and it’s one of my favorite entertaining pieces. For a casual movie night in, display your favorite bottles of wine and wine glasses with a fresh bouquet of flowers. Create a popcorn display with three different bowls of your favorite kinds of popcorn. Or, you could even create a sweets display for you friends to snack on just like you were at a theater! There are so many fun and different ways you can utilize a tray at home to enhance the atmosphere. For a more affordable tray option, I also picked up two of these white trays from Target for $12.99.

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Serve Chloe Merlot

Whenever cooler temperatures arrive, I love to drink smooth red wines. Chloe’s Merlot is a delicious full-bodied and elegant red wine that pairs perfectly with a wide variety of food – even popcorn! What I love most about Chloe’s brand new Merlot is that is’ definitely a crowd pleaser. This fall, I play to have 1-2 bottles of Chloe’s Merlot displayed on my bar cart. The bottle is just too pretty not to be shown off!

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Pick An Oldie But A Goodie

For an elegant movie night at home, I love picking an old movie. Lucky for me, my girlfriends tend to be on board with this! I personally love to watch old movies that take place in New York or classic romcoms from the 90’s. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen You’ve Got Mail! It’s my go-to. Whenever I host a movie night, I like to create a survey for my girlfriends to fill out prior to coming over with a list of movies to pick from. It’s so fun to see what everyone is willing to watch!

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Display Fresh Flowers

Last but not least, displaying fresh flowers for your movie night in is a must! I tend to opt for white hydrangeas or elegant display of white roses. It’s such an easy and affordable way to enhance your space. My friends always appreciate that I have a fresh bouquet on hand at all times!

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giftWhat are some of your favorite entertaining tips when hosting a movie night? Leave a comment below! For more information on Chloe Wine Collection, you can visit online at www.chloewinecollection.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram! Xo. Lauren

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7 Nov 2017

‘Tis The Season! Introducing My 2017 Gift Guide Series — The Top Gifts For Her
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It’s hereeeee! It’s officially to launch my annual gift guide series!!!!! For the next two months, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite gifts to both give (and get) this holiday season! From gifts for her & him to the top hostess & baking gifts, I have so many fun gift guides up my sleeve this year.

If you’re just tuning in, you can shop each one of my gift guides by clicking on the black and white plus sign next to each product in the collage. You can also click on the products in the slideshows both above and below to find out where each product is from. Be sure to check back every week for a new gift guide!

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Per usual, I’m launching my 2017 series with my gift guide — for her. All of these gifts are LN.com approved! I would love to get every single one of these items on my list. Seriously – how cute is this reversible plaid poncho from Tuckernuck (Pssst… Mom!!). Perfume is always a great go-to gift for anyone on your list whether it be your mom, sister or best friend! Ralph Lauren just sent me their new Woman Eau de Parfum and it’s devine. My mom picked out this Chanel perfume for me last year and I wear it all of the time. The new Lands End tote is definitely on my list this year and it’s also a great gift to give with it only being $34 dollars. What I love most about this tote is that you can completely customize the bag — even with a graphic like a sail boat or lobster (so cute).

Last but not least, can we talk about these Ginger Jar ornaments from Williams-Sonoma? I think I should do a whole Ginger Jar Gift Guide — what do you guys think? #blueandwhiteforever

Happy shopping, ladies and gents! Xo. Lauren

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Reversible Plaid Poncho | Seabrook Cashmere Cardigan | Woman 3.3 oz. Eau de Parfum |
Monogrammed Wine Bag | Earrings (gold version) | Ginger Jar Ornaments | Lands End Tote | Burberry Coat | Gucci Loafers | Grey Hat | Silk Facemark and Pillowcase | Chanel Perfume

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2016 Gift Guide Series

STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $25 DOLLARS

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE BOYS

GIFTS UNDER $50 DOLLARS

13 PERSONALIZED GIFT IDEAS THAT ARE SUPER CUTE

Gifts For The Jet Setter

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2015 Gift Guide Series 

THE TOP BEAUTY GIFTS UNDER $100 DOLLARS

STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $25 DOLLARS

2015 GIFT GUIDE: FOR HER

2015 GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM

THE BEST HOLIDAY PLAID GIFTS TO GIVE

THE TOP GIFTS TO GIVE THE STRIPE ENTHUSIAST

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE MONOGRAM LOVER

MY FAVORITE GIFTS FROM THE DESIGN DARLING BOUTIQUE

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4 Nov 2017

Weekend Notes
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Links I Loved

  • Omg, The Crown is back in December!!! So ready for it. Who’s with me? – Varity
  • I’m literally counting down the days until the LaGuardia renovation is complete! – Conde Nast Traveler 

Sales & Shopping

  • Ralph Lauren sent me their newest fragrance, Woman – it is to die for!!! They even monogrammed the bottle for me. See more on my instagram stories!

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1 Nov 2017

10 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
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Happy November! Can you guys believe it? This year is practically over – omg!

What I love most about the month of November is that it’s fully acceptable to start getting excited for Christmas. Has anyone started their Christmas shopping yet?

I am beginning to brainstorm different decorating ideas when it comes to my Christmas tree. Last year I went with a red and silver theme. I unfortunately wasn’t able to shoot my tree or my apartment during the holidays since I barely had any furniture. So this year I’m on a mission to decorate and shoot well before Christmas.

I browsed some of my favorite websites like House Beautiful and My Domaine for some Christmas tree decorating ideas and came across so many good ones! The one trend I absolutely love this year is incorporating pre-lit christmas trees in every room of the house. From the kitchen to the bedroom to the living room, incorporating different sized christmas trees throughout each and every room creates an element of excitement and elegance for your guests around the holidays.

This year I think I will stick with my red and silver theme similar to last year but I’m leaning towards a more traditional Christmas. I’ll be stealing a bunch of Old World ornaments from my mom. I’ve also discovered that Amazon is great for purchasing in bulk and affordable ornaments if you are sticking to a single color scheme. Pottery Barn has so much holiday decor to choose from – I love these traditional Christmas plates and mugs.

Things I skipped out on last year that I’m on a mission to incorporate into my decor this year include: a beautiful wreath and garland, a tree skirt or tree stand, a tree topper and various decor for my entry way and kitchen. Oh, I also I’m in need of plaid pillows! How good are these italian wool pillows from Williams-Sonoma? $190 is a little out of my budget so it looks like Wayfair it is!

What’s on your holiday shopping list? Xo. Lauren

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