Category Archives: Holiday

The Best Black Friday Sales

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Now that we’ve all consumed our weight in pumpkin pie, I thought we’d move on to Black Friday. The best sales of the year have begun and I intend to shop till I drop (from the comfort of my sofa, that is). Below are some of my favorites online promotions happening for Black Friday. Looking for gift ideas? Check out my gifts guides for men, women, boys, girls, Christmas decor, and Hanukkah decor. Happy shopping!

ANN TAYLOR
50% off Sitewide and In Store

CODE: celebrate

ANTHROPOLOGIE
30% off Sitewide
CODE: LETSGO

ARIANNA BELLE
15% off Sitewide

CODE: HOLIDAY16

ASOS
30% off Sitewide
CODE: THANKFUL30

BANANA REPUBLIC
50% off 5 regular-priced items Sitewide

BAUBLEBAR
35% off sitewide

CODE: VIP35

BODEN
30% off sitewide

FURBISH STUDIO
20% off sitewide

CODE: HOLIDAY20

GAP
50% off sitewide
CODE: TGIF50

J.CREW
40% off your entire purchase
CODE: HOLIDAY

LOFT
40% off Sitwide

CODE: THANKS

MACY’S
20% off Sitewide

CODE: FEAST

MADEWELL
25% off your entire purchase
CODE: THATSALE

MARK & GRAHAM
25% off sitewide plus free shipping, monogramming, + gift wrap
CODE: FRIENDS

MODA OPERANDI
Sale items up to 65% off

CODE: EXTRA30

MODCLOTH
20% off no thresh, 30% off $100+, 40% off $200+

CODE: FRIDAY20, FRIDAY30, FRIDAY40

NORDSTROM
Take an extra 20% off selected sale items

POTTERY BARN
Up to 50% off select items

SERENA AND LILY
25% off Sitewide

CODE: BESTEVER

SHOPBOP
15% off $200+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $800+

CODE: GOBIG16

TALBOTS
50% off one item until noon

40% off entire purchase until midnight

WEST ELM
15% off $100+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $1000+ and Free Shipping
CODE: MOREISMORE

Happy shopping!

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

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“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” -Epictetus

Just dropping in to wish all my family and friends in America a happy Thanksgiving! I was feeling a bit homesick this morning so I’ve taken the day off to cuddle with Alfred, read The Nightingale (almost finished!), and watch The Queen. We’ll be FaceTiming with my family in California later which is sure to lift my spirits. This year I’m feeling extra thankful for my sweet husband, Simon, who always makes me laugh with his naughty British humor and spoils me rotten. I’m also thankful for the incredible opportunity to live in Denmark, for our health, our beautiful home, and for the companionship of my grumbly pug. I am so thankful for all of you as well. Your thoughtful comments mean more than you know and I am eternally grateful for your friendship and readership. And now, we’re off to eat barbecue with our Danish neighbors! Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving!

(Peony art print by Kari Herer)

Gift Guide: Charming Christmas Decor

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Glass Star Tree Topper, $18

I had so much fun putting together my Hanukkah decor post that I couldn’t resist jumping right into Christmas. Last night, I spent hours combing through all the best online shops in search of the chicest holiday decorations. From glamorous velvet tree skirts to tradional toile stockings, below are over 50 fun finds to help you celebrate Christmas 2016 with style. I hope you find some things you love and enjoy for years to come! READ POST

Gift Guide: For Thor, My Rambunctious Little Neighbor

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Bear Slippers, $38

Next up in this year’s holiday gift guide (don’t miss the ideas for men, women and little girls) are presents for little boys, inspired by my adorable Danish neighbor Thor. The playful youngster loves to pretend he’s Spider-Man and chase us around the apartment. Every afternoon when he gets home from daycare I can hear him hollering my name from three flights down and whenever he passes our door he peeks through the letter slot hoping for a glimpse of his best pal, Alfred the pug. Below are over 30 gift ideas for the fun little fellas in your life. Enjoy!

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Colorblock Puffer Jacket, $68 (40% off your entire purchase at J.Crew today!)

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Tyrannosaurus Rex Puzzle, $40

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Darth Vader Star Wars Bedding, $90

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Airplane Ride-On, $99

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Snowman Socks, $3 (50% off everything at J.Crew Factory today!)

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Adventure Pennant Flag, $26

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Set of Dinosaur Crayons, $10

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Monogrammed Flannel Pajamas, $46

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Architectural Wood Blocks, $70

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Knit Taxi Baby Rattle, $16 (love the metrocard too)

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Ceramic UFO Bank, $82

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Brave Bear Hand-Printed Kids Tee, $25

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GeoSafari Microscope Set, $40

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The Big Book of Bugs, $13

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Organic Lightening Bolt Sheets, from $8 (more colors available)

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LeBron James Plush Toy, $20 (other athletes available here)

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Monster Claw Flippers, $25

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Vintage Boat Cruiser Bed and Trundle, $1,799

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Crocodile Skateboarder Art Print, $40 (more animals available here)

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Pretzel Kids Tee, $22

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U.S.A. Map Puzzle with State Capitals, $32

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Hape Kids Guitar, $70

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Junior Rocket Scientist Lab Coat, $20

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Wooden Crocodile Xylophone, $128

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Dinosaur Cookie Cutters, $15

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Buffalo Plaid Trapper Hat, $25 (40% off everything at Gap with code GIFTTIME)

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Kids Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers, $55

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Green Jeep Framed Art Photo Print, from $85 (more cars here)

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Dinosaur Light Lamp, $45

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Batmobile Twin Bed, $1,699

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Sloth Plush Stuffed Animal, from $31 (more colors available)

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Earth Child Tee, $22

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Big Grandpa Whale Stuffed Animal Plush Toy, $124

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Taxi Wood Push Toy, $39

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Robot Crewneck Sweater, $39 (40% off your entire purchase at J.Crew today!)

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Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino, $8
(this darling story is about a pug named Alfred! Simon got it for me last Christmas…)

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Star Wars Electronic Light Saber, $35

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Dinosaur Long-Sleeved Tee, $35 (more dinosaur apparel here)

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The Night Gardener, $11

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Buffalo Check Bean Bag Chair, $139

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