It's that time of year again...the red carpet, the stars, and of course the movies!
How are you gearing up to get ready for the Academy Awards this weekend? We will be cozying up at home with our baby, but if there are any films you want to see before the big show on Sunday, you should check out AMC Theater's Best Picture Showcase!
I read about this Oscar movie marathon over at one of my favorite blogs: Kelly Market
. For $30 you can buy a 4 film movie pass for Saturday, and for $40 a five day film pass for Sunday. This also includes a $5 voucher for concessions.
Given how much it costs to go to the movies, I think this is a great deal! And if the show inspires you to pick up a copy of The Help and read the book that the film was based on, you can find a hard copy of this best seller at Overstock for $9.60.Now on to the important thing...the snacks! We plan on indulging in a few luxe for less treats this weekend...Freshly popped popcorn, seasoned with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. So simple and so good.
Trader Joe's Wild Mushroom and Black Truffle Flatbread.
Black Truffle pizza for less than $5 is definitely eating luxe for less!
Six Point Bengali Tiger. It's a locally brewed IPA that is not too bitter, and has nice citrus notes to balance out it's flavor. And who doesn't love a fancy beer in a can?!
Twizzlers. Well I eat these every night...so what else is new?!
What will you be snacking on this Sunday evening?
Happy eating, drinking, and red carpet watching!
One of things that got me through my pregnancy in good spirits was my daily dose of yoga. If only I was as good at practicing daily now that I have an infant! Unfortunately with a baby it is nearly impossible to find time to exercise.Enter Mother and Child yoga! It's the perfect way to tone up and also spend some quality time with your child. And the new studio Yogi Beans in NYC is celebrating their grand opening with offering free classes for the whole month of March. Now that is a good deal!
Yogi Beans offers a You and Me
class series that includes children 6 weeks to 4 years old. They also offer Family Yoga where you can practice with your 5 to 10 year old.Here is a a link to the Yoga Beans Schedule.
If you would like to sign up for a class than just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
.For more information you should check out their website: Yogi Beans.Namaste!
Reading this month's Self Magazine
I was surprised to learn that the luxury denim company, Rock and Republic, now has a lower priced line for Kohl's
. Luxe jeans for less at Kohls?! Who knew!My first pair of Rock and Republic jeans were white and a straight fit, and they fit like a glove! I got them on sale at Bloomingdales and I wore them the whole summer long. They were so comfortable, and very slimming.I have not tried any of the pieces from this line yet, but if any of these pieces fit like their original line of denim, than this special lower priced line for Kohls is going to be a winner! Here are two of my favorite pieces from the collection...
If you have tried any of these pieces I would love to know how they fit!
I can't tell you how excited I was when I got the email Friday night that Diane Von Furstenburg will be doing a line for Gap Kids! Oh how my definition of an exciting Friday night has changed post baby!
I really am going to have to hold myself back from buying my 6 month old daughter one of everything in every size so that she can be rocking DVF for years to come!
This is one partnership I am SUPER excited about...and thrilled that at least one girl in this house will be able to sport DVF...although does this mean that I need to splurge on a wrap dress for myself so that we can wear it together?! Oh well...a girl can dream! At least my baby girl gets to be the designer diva in this family!
This President's Day weekend there are many great sales to take advantage of, but there are a few great deals in particular that have caught my eye!
Here's where I'm shopping this weekend...
- An additional 40% off all sale items in store
or online at C. Wonder
with code FAB40
- An additional 50% off all sale items in store today only
at J. Mclaughlin- 25% off newborn styles at Ralph Lauren- 20% off all orders of $150 or moreat J.Crew- $30 off all purchases of $100 or more for card members atBanana Republic- 50% off sale on many winter styles at Patagonia- Buy One, Get One Free at Carters- 20% Off at Well Appointed HouseHappy Shopping!
I know this has not been the best weather for skiing in the North East, but if you plan on driving up to the mountains this weekend, and you still need one or two things for your trip, here is a look that will be great for all your after slopes plans!
It's warm, comfortable, but put together...and best of all most of these items are on sale or less than $50!
And if this look doesn't catch your eye you should still check out Patagonia's winter stale that started yesterday. They have so many great looks for 50% off for Women, Men, and Children. I got my little girl an adorable fleece hoodie for $25!
Have a wonderful long weekend!
Yesterday in a rush to leave our apartment I clumsily knocked over the tray where I keep my keys by the door and it broke to pieces as soon as it hit the floor. After one too many mornings of being late for work because I could not find my keys in a total fluster, I decided it would make my life much easier to create a little key tray by our door. So now I'm in the market for a new tray for my keys...
While not a smoker, I love the rich look of the Hermes ashtrays and I think they would be such a beautiful touch in any living room or bar area to spruce things up and add a luxurious touch to the room. Unfortunately at $650, this cute porcelain plate is way too rich for my blood! And let's be honest, if I am spending $650 at Hermes, I would like to be leaving the store with a little orange box and a new bangle on my wrist!
LUXE: Porcelain Ashtray, Hermes, $650
Here are a few of my favorite finds for a key tray for LESS than $65!
has so many cute options that it was hard for me to decide which ones to show here!
I guess a "key bowl" is another option too...I do love ikat!
has become my go to spot for all things monogrammed...
And here are a few more on Etsy
that caught my eye..
West Elm has some really affordable options all for less than $16!
Which do you think I should splurge on?
In just a few short weeks we are finally making the big move out of the city into the suburbs. I'm feeling torn right now between not wanting to leave our family and friends in NYC, but we are really in need of more space for our family to move around and grow.
Luckily after we move we will still be less than a 30 minute drive from the city, and one exciting perk to our move is that I will be living across the street from Target!Now that we are finally going to have enough space to set up a nursery for our baby girl (which you will hear more about in the weeks to come) I thought I would check out Target's website and see what they have in stock for the little ones...Here are 10 great nursery finds for less than $65...all from Target!
And if you can splurge and you still don't have a glider for your nursery, I highly recommend this glider/ottoman set. We purchased it in pink recently and it looks even better in person! It is very comfortable, and I was amazed at the the quality you get for this relatively low price. Here is the glider in Sage green, but it also comes in blue, yellow, and pink.
Have you found any great deals for your nursery or from Target recently?
The buzz is out about everyone's most beloved shelter mag Domino...Conde Nast has decided to release a special edition of Domino Magazine for spring! It will only be sold at newsstands, and it will be released on April 17.
I cannot WAIT! Conde while you are working on new Domino material can't you pretty please just bring it back to us for good???
The countdown begins until April 17!
As promised yesterday I'm continuing the red, white, and blue theme in honor of this year's superbowl champs, the NY Giants, and today I'm featuring a few Luxe for Less home items that I have my eye on...
I love how this bookcase from target has both drawer storage and shelves. I think it would be a chic and space saving addition to a casual home office.
I have always been a fan of the simple design of the Jenny Lind crib, but I also love these coordinating Jenny Lind nursery items from Target. I would put this bookcase in my own bedroom, and you cannot beat $99 for a changing table! I wish I had seen this changing table when I was pregnant last summer.
Once you have children simple things like coffee tables can quickly become a serious living hazard. A soft large ottoman is a much more friendly flat top space for the living room than a hard top coffee table...this one might be calling my name when we move this month!
I have been looking for some letter art for my baby girl's new nursery and I think these customized letter posters from Etsy are just adorable! And at less than $20 they could not be more reasonable!
Isn't this Trellis Bath Mat
fun and different? It's on sale for $19.99 now at West Elm!
This Red Tufted Seater from Land of Nod
is perfect if you need some extra comfy but casual and spill proof seating in your playroom or living room...and it's only $39
And if I were decorating a guest room right now this might be the very set of twin beds I would invest in...Land of Nod has a gorgeous collection of upholstered beds that come in a variety of fabrics in Twin or Full. This is a splurge, but for such an attractive upholstered bed I would say it is is a bargain!
Do you see anything here that has caught your eye...I wish I could have one of everything! In the meantime my big splurge today will be indulging in watching the Giants parade on TV!