In a town like Houston, which is known to be such a great restaurant haven, picking that special place for the family to celebrate Mom’s special day is really quite easy and also difficult at the same time. Difficult only in that there are just too many choices! Read the rest of this entry »
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By: Julie Bortnick, of the fashion and lifestyle blog from prosecco to plaid
Mother’s Day is upon us, and the inevitable question of what to get mom surrounds us all. It’s a tricky one because you want to get something thoughtful, something you know she’ll love and use, and something she doesn’t already own. Today is your lucky day because I’ve rounded up some great gift options with Roz, and the best part…they are all from local boutiques.
No woman can ever own too many handbags, and the Elaine Turner Nala shoulder bag in buttery soft leather would be the perfect addition to your mother’s collection. If she is a traveler, a travel jewelry box in the hottest new color is the chicest way to transport her gems.
Two accessories that will never go out of style are scarves and sunglasses. Add an oversized wrap to spruce up any look, such as the beautiful multi colored one from a bientot to add color and pattern. Sunglasses are a key component to any ensemble, and the fact that they are monogrammed makes them far from ordinary, and why wear a designer name when you can wear your own?
Candles complete a room. The smell of one and the flickering of the flame bring a sense of calmness, especially with the ‘Powder Room’ Lafco scent. Along with candles, a Thyme soap set from More Than You Can Imagine is the perfect item to place by any sink in the house.
Jewelry is always a good choice when shopping for mom, especially when it comes from Willow Boutique. An Agate stone necklace is something mom may not buy for herself, but a piece she would wear forever, and a classic gold hammered cuff would go with any outfit in her closet.
Spruce up your mom’s wardrobe with the ideal outfit completer: a blush Elizabeth and James blazer from TOOTSIES that she can wear with any color in her wardrobe. You can also get her an embroidered Haute Hippie tank that would take her through the warm months ahead in style and again, dress it down with a pair of jeans or dress it up a notch for evening.
If your mom loves coffee table books, head on over to Kuhl-Linscomb and you’ll be sure to find one she’ll adore, such as The Little Black Dress, The Big Book of Chic, or In Vogue. You could also get her an elegant fragrance like Santa Maria Novela – Angels of Florence, which smells divine.
Head into town and shop local this year. Some of our absolute favorite stores around the city have gifts that any mother is sure to love for years and years to come. Happy Mother’s Day to all!
Tags: a bientot, Elaine Turner, Elizabeth and James, gift ideas, Gifts, Haute Hippie, Kuhl-Linscomb, lafco, More Than You Can Imagine, Mother's Day, thymes, Tootsies, Willow
Posted in Fashion, Fragrance, Holidays, Jewelry, Shopping | 3 Comments »
Two things that your sweetheart will definitely love this Valentine’s Day, flowers and a lovely romantic dinner. For flowers, select her favorites, you know what they are, and for restaurants here are 10 picks for your special Valentine’s Day Dinner. For more restaurant options, visit opentable.com. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Bistro Alex, Branch Water Tavern, Ciao Bello, Damian's Cucina Italiana, Dessert Gallery, Dylan's Candy Bar, etoile cuisine et bar, Katsuya, Messina Hof Winery, Royer's Pie Haven, Sparrow, Tony's, Triniti, Valentine's Day
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Valentine’s Day is upon us and what greater way to show you care than a small token of your love for those special people in your life. It’s historically a holiday of small trinkets and unusual items that say “I love you” in lots of different ways. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: a bientot, BHLDN, Burberry, Coachella, Cotton Club, Dyptique candles, Elaine Turner, Fornasetti, Kuhl-Linscomb, Molton Brown, More Than You Can Imagine, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, Tootsies, Valentine Gift Guide, Valentine’s Day, Willow
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Here at The Chic Sheet, we hope that you are spending some much needed extra time with those that you love, maybe seeing a great movie or two (so many I want to see!) or perhaps you’re even doing a little bargain shopping with all of those Gift Cards that are burning a hole in your pockets! However you choose to spend this time…..enjoy it, you earned it!
The time is fast approaching to put on your party-wear and have a festive New Year! To all of you, we wish our best for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2013!
There is nothing Chic-er in this world than to let those people that you care about know that they are special, and that you feel gratitude for having them in your life. For The Chic Sheet, this is that moment!
For those of you that read TCS emails and blogs and follow @myredglasses on all of the social media out there, thank you! I am forever grateful that you even fit us into your busy lives. For our uber talented collaborators in the business of P.R., Media, Retail, Dining, Design, Photography and Web Management that we work with and could not do our jobs without, our hats off to you, you are truly our partners!
With all the unfortunate happenings in the world, of late particularly, my hope for all of you is our best wishes for the opportunity to hug the ones you love, either physically or in spirit.
To all, we wish much good cheer and the happiest of holidays and look forward to many days ahead together!
As Christmas fast approaches and we are really hitting it to make those final purchases for the fashion gals on our list, you can rest assured that nothing will put a smile on their face quicker than a fun accessory! So we made a visit to several of our favorite accessories havens: a bientot, Willow, More Than You Can Imagine, Kendra Scott, Tootsies and Elaine Turner. What we found were endless choices that narrowing down for our readers was a challenge. However, things are flying off the shelves, so start up your engines and get shopping…6 shopping days left (plenty of time to do lots of damage with these great choices). Read the rest of this entry »
Gifts for the Foodies on Your List…Plus Win a Signed Copy of Houston’s own Erin Hicks’ Newest Cookbook….”Small Plates & Sips”Friday, December 14th, 2012 by Roz Pactor
Who doesn’t have at least a few “Foodies” on their Holiday Gift List? Whether we define ourselves through that very popular label of “foodie” or just enjoy giving the gift of yummy eatables, beverages or wonderfully fun accessories that make for a delish holiday that keeps on giving, this category of giftables is always on everyone’s most wanted lists! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Anthropologie, Breville, Cornelia Guest, Erin M. Hicks, Foodies, Godiva, Holiday Gift Guide, Kuhl-Linscomb, Magic Bullet, More Than You Can Imagine, Nespresso, Sur la Table, Target, Vallone, William Sonoma
Posted in Holidays, Shopping | 1 Comment »
It’s a Beauty-ful time of year for shopping for great gifts for your best friends and family. At my house, my girls love their stockings filled with lots of beauty must-haves that are either basics, that only Mom knows what to get or a few fun things that are new & exciting for them to try. The same goes for my gal pals, makes great holiday luncheon gifts for all. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Aerin Lauder, Benefit, Bobby Brown, Bond No. 9, CHI, CLARISONIC, Conair, Diptyque, Fresh Sugar, Jouer, Kiehls, Kilian, Laura Mercier, Marchesa, Molton Brown, PMD, Prada, RX Skin Therapy, Sephora, Stila, Tata Harper, Trish McEvoy
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For the first time in my retail history, a collaboration is taking place that appears on the surface to be very unpredictable, but says a lot about the current American shopping style. We women are smarter about our shopping and feel it to be very o.k. to dress “High-Low” as the industry calls the now-happening way of dressing….mixing designer pieces with less expensive touches or for some, vice versa. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Alice & Olivia, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Holiday Gift Guide, Jason Wu, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, Neiman Marcus, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag and Bone, Robert Rodriquez, Target, Tory Burch, Tracey Reese
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