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gift guide

this ones for the dads

May 21, 2017

– a state bags backpack (love these bags and love the mission of the company)
– a new york diner map
– a fix it kit
– these are probably too chic for a traditional fireplace, but i love these matchsticks nonetheless
– rag & bone black italian leather sneakers, because a suit looks way cooler paired with these
– a one blade razor starter kit – apparently years of research and innovation went into creating this sleek razor – also, the packagaing is really well done so it makes a beautiful gift
– an old classic, vuarnet x rag & bone distric sunglasses
– the perfect travel on luggage if you don’t want to pay rimowa prices, check out away luggage
– the blunt metro umbrella – its about time that someone took the time to apply some innovation to an umbrella, one that doesn’t reverse itself with an intense wind!
– the new york pizza project book – a photography book about classic new york pizza spots… kind of a no-brainer

beauty, fashion

for the mamas

April 30, 2017

this may be a record for the number of posts i have done in one week since rowan was born! rowan has been crawling all over me while i have been typing–he was supposed to be napping–so i apologise for the grammatical errors in advance.

i thought i would put together some gift ideas for anyone looking for ideas for mother’s day gifts.

fragrance sampler
collection sampler box of all eight rag & bone fragrances. mix and match–all the scents are amazing, but neroli and bergamot are my favorite!

striped top
zara is so good with hitting trends, but also maintaining an easy-effortless feel at a great price. i just got this top the other day and i love it.

beachwaver curling iron
a friend of mine tipped me off about this dreamy curling iron. it literally does all the work for you. you clip the end of your hair to it, hit a button and off it goes. get ready for the victoria’s secret model hair.

meant – do it all wash
i actually haven’t tried these products yet, but a friend of mine started the line and i imagine they are amazing because she is pretty much a rock star. she is a hard working, multi-tasking, mama of two badass and i can’t wait to try all her products. i am sure they are as great as she is.

hexagon hoops
bing bang is one of my favourite inexpensive jewelry lines. i love their playful nature. their products make really great gifts.

“women on a mission” tote
love the message and love the cause. each bag purchased gives 10 meals to children around the world.

black ginsberg sweater
this sweater is a chic nod to the beatnik generation. ginsberg was an american poet of jewish origin, and one of the leading figures of both the beat generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow.

big little lies
my mom gave me this book and i haven’t started reading it yet, but she claims you cannot put it down. i’m trying to wait to watch the hbo series once i complete the book!

marilyn baseball cap
the truth is, every woman should have a go-to baseball cap. for bad hair days, rainy days or for just an easy weekend accessory. i wear my caps all the time!

chess set
the other day, nate and i were talking about how fun it would be if we learned how to play chess together. maybe if we got a cool new chess set that would inspire us! we need a distraction from binge watching the americans!

baies diptyque candle
of all the candles in the world, this is still my ABSOLUTE favourite.

adria espadrille
i actually just got these as a little gift for my mom. easy and effortless.

happy mother’s day shopping!


mother’s day gift guide!

April 21, 2015


it’s getting close to mother’s day and now is the time to start shopping! here are some ideas to inspire your gift giving this year!

1. revisit iphone 6 case – i am obsessed with mine. it’s made from solid brass and plastic so it seems pretty indestructible.. i’ve had it for almost a year and with two toddlers who get their hands on it, i’m pretty impressed with its durability!

2. alex & ani ‘mom’ bangle – my mom LOVES these bracelets! she stacks tons of them together!

3. jo malone london fragrance – i actually got this for my mom this year… and i’m not spoiling it for her, i was so excited to give her her favorite fragrance i sent it early! oops!

4. wanderlust & co frame diamond ring – a diamond ring might be over the top, but this is an adorable substitution!

5. i heart mom chocolates – each box includes: (6) milk chocolate letter cubes filled with peanut butter candy; (5) white chocolate “polka dots” filled with chocolate caramel and chocolate nougat; (5) dark chocolate “polka dots” filled with salted almonds and caramel. yummy!

6. ivanka trump arina slide sandal – this style is really on trend this spring! i love the color combo here… easy and chic!

7. rebecca minkoff julian fringe backpack – i have this bag and i am totally in love. gone are the days of the bag slipping off my shoulder. plus, it fits a lot more than you would think inside. the fringe makes it extra fun!

8. parker thatch travel bags with custom monogram – these are such a great gift and perfect for anyone who travels. i love keeping my items in bags when in a suitcase. keeps them clean and organized.

9. macrame hammock – maybe not for the city dweller–although a loft space could benefit from one of these–i think a hammock would go well with a day of undisturbed relaxation… just reading and napping all day. sounds like the perfect gift right?

10. best of tata harper skincare set – i love all tata harper products so i couldn’t pick just one to gift, this starter set is a great option!

11. fujifilm instax instant smart phone printer – i need one of these and so does my mom! she is always complaining about not being able to print her photos of the kids, this would solve that problem in a super fun and charming way!

holiday, little ones

surprise & delight this holiday!

December 2, 2014

Marie Chantal Giftguide Gift Guide_Ladyandprince
as the holidays approach i am on the hunt for the perfect gifts for the kids. with an over abundance of options it is sometimes so hard to decide what will be the most thoughtful–have the most impact–but more importantly, bring a huge smile to their faces. when i asked if marie-chantal (princess of greece and founder of marie-chantal lucury children’s collection) if she would do a gift guide for me i knew it would obviously be chic and luxurious… but i think what she suggested was so much more. each item seems so thoughtfully chosen and is the perfect combination of elegance and play. i love this guide so much! happy shopping!

name: princess marie-chantal
what you do: founder of marie-chantal luxury children’s wear company

best gift you ever received: my husband has bought me a ring after each child was born

1 – the princess obsessed – a marie-chantal tutu and star intarsia sweater –it is the perfect princess look

2 – the sports loverquincy baseball tee and a ticket stub diary

3 – the avid reader the complete collection of roald dahl

4 – the creative cat- faber castell’s colour pencils

5 – the cars/trucks fanaticboys will have so much fun playing with this fantastic caterpillar

6 – the toddler who has everything magic of lapland experience and a marie-chantal small tote bag

7 – the tech-savvy- anki drive starter kit for boys and leap reader pen for girls

8 – the too-cool tweenphantom 2 drone

9 – the music lover tko drum set

0 – the drama queen/kingakai karaoke set


a thoughtful holiday gift guide

November 18, 2014

Johanna Murphy Gift Guide_Ladyandprince
name: johanna murphy
what you do: chief marketing officer, ivanka trump

your employeepop, fizz, clink wine tote
a good bottle of bubbly is always a safe gift, but can seem a bit uninspired. these champaign totes from kate spade are really fun and add a thoughtful touch.

the woman who worksthe tile app
if you are like me … or any of my multi-tasking -female friends … you are constantly looking for your keys … your bag … or maybe even your kids. these genius little tracking devices are life (okay, maybe time) savers and can help you find the things (both big and small) that you’ve misplaced.

the travel fiend – cedar street dot manuela
i travel a lot. i figured out a trick a few years ago that has made packing a lot easier. i bought one of these cute cases, and filled it will all the travel necessities: shampoo, conditioner, a tooth brush, tooth paste, q-tips, etc. i never unpack this case, so it’s always ready to go. gift this with all of your friend’s favorite toiletries inside.

the early morning runnersound machine
a good night sleep is an athlete’s best friend. no matter if they are a cyclist, a runner or a yogi, sleep has been proven to improve both physical and mental performance. i went to canyon ranch this summer to train for a marathon and they had white-noise machine in my room. it made such a difference that i ordered one online and had it shipped home so it would be waiting for me:

for the athletei also love these hot and cold packs

the coffee loverzabar’s coffee gift set
you haven’t had coffee until you have had fresh-roasted coffee from zabar’s, a new york institution

the impossible to gift dada custom “remember when” print
hands-down, my favorite (or should i say my favorite) site for one-of-a-kind gifts is not on the high street. it’s run out of the uk and they offer the most amazing personalized (or personalized) gifts. plus, the shipping is very fast and very reasonable. they have never let me down.

for dads, i love this “remember when” print. the site makes it very easy to create, and i promise it will bring a tear to the eye of even the most stoic dad:

our favorite four-legged frienda cool sweatshirt
i’ve recently discovered a site that allows you to make really smart and stylist sweatshirts and tees. they are now venturing into personalized pet shirts:

the game of thrones groupiea dothraki conversational course
your nerd friends will say, “athvezhvenar!” when you give them “living language dothraki: a conversational language course”:

fashion, trends

love this stylish daddy! #fathersday w/ #oldnavy

June 11, 2014

1. hooded twill anorak in navy  /  2. striped jersey tee in navy  /  3. khaki shorts in charcoal  /  4. boat shoes in light brown

normally the kids and i are the subject of all the blog posts, but in the spirit of father’s day, this one is dedicated to nate… the best daddy ever, but of course i am super biased. i am definitely not a professional photographer, but i would like to think these turned out pretty good which means nate has been a pretty good teacher. i was art directing from behind the camera and he kept reminding me to focus the camera… we were quite the pair in the middle of a busy central park!

dads are notoriously hard to shop for i think… unless you happen to be one of the lucky wives or daughters that have men in your life who don’t already buy everything they want when they want–my biggest pet peeve! the reality is, if i bought nate what he really wanted we would be broke because it would probably be a $15,000 bicycle.

anyway! we partnered with old navy on this post to bring you some father’s day gift ideas that will help spruce up his fashion wardrobe this summer. i love LOVE when nate lets me dress him… but, i did keep his taste in mind. nate could literally live in t-shirts and shorts. i think these looks are a great way to make that combo look a bit more “put together.” i think he looks pretty handsome :-)

1. rugby striped tee in dark heather grey  /  2. slim fit twill shorts in berry  /  3. suede flip flops in light brown

1. lightweight striped hoodie in oatmeal  /  2. basic tee in blue  /  3. ripstop shorts in black  /  4. colorblocked canvas sneakers

#lifehacks, marissa

a holiday gift guide, curated by abigail klem

December 12, 2013

holiday_abigail klem
name: abigail klem
what you do: chief merchandising officer at ivanka trump
(she also is the mom of a beautiful 4 year old named georgia!)

1 – the fashion-savvy friend
remember those braided rope bracelets from your childhood? aurelie bidermann does a gold plaited cuff version that is perfect.
2 – the creative dad
a custom silhouette portrait of the kids by carter kustera–truly one of a kind.
3 – the athlete
for those who don’t let the frigid temps keep them indoors, the north face animagi lightweight thermal jacket is a must. i love this one in bright purple
4 – the mom who works
a month of healthy, organic dinners delivered weekly to your door from healthy chef creations or on the flip side, wine, delivered—a year long subscription to wine of the month club.  what working mom wouldn’t love that???
5 – the intellectual
the proust questionnaire by assouline
6 – your boss
if your boss travels as much as mine, then this alpaca gift set from alicia adams is the perfect gift, or this bright yellow currency case from smythson
7 – your employee
i like personalized gifts for employees, it shows that you thought about this ahead of time and planned each one. perfect for home or office, i love these acrylic trays from mark and graham.
8 – your bestfriend
cat print silk pajama pants and top from piamita
9 – the foodie
put together a set of specialty oils and vinegars from olivers and co.
10 – the tech-geek
the jawbone mini jambox.  they just look so cool.

#lifehacks, marissa

a holiday gift guide

November 20, 2013

it’s time to start shopping for holiday gifts and as much as i love shopping for friends and family, this is a struggle for me every year… too much pressure to find the perfect & unique gift! so, this year, i got smart… i reached out to some of my favorite tastemakers for advice. i will be posting a new gift guide every week throughout the holiday season. the first gift guide is curated by kate kirby, founder and editor-in-chief of mini magazine and tulle magazine (and she has a great blog called kate violet). her ideas blew me away… i feel like i could find something for every single person on my list! i hope you enjoy her picks and are as inspired to shop as i am!

featuring picks from kate kirby of mini magazine

featuring picks from kate kirby of mini magazine

1 The Fashion-savvy FriendSincerely Jules “Celfie” Tee, Rebecca Minkoff “Life of the Party” Cory Pouch, Grace Coddington Memoir, Isabel Marant for H&M Scarf
2 The Mom Who WorksAlice + Olivia Starbucks Mug, Serena & Lily DODOcase for iPad in White, Archie Grand Notebooks, Kate Spade Agenda
3 The AthleteHandmade Imogene + Willie Leather Football, Kelly Wearstler Gilded Leather Baseball, Lululemon Bang Buster Headbands, SoulCycle Single Class or Series, BodyRock Sport Sophie Bra
4 The Creative DadSOL Republic Wireless Headphones, Jack Spade iPhone Cases, Driftwood iPhone Charging Dock, City Map Glasses, Map Coasters
5 The IntellectualSlim Aarons “Once Upon a Time”, Tiffany & Co. Plaid Square Decanter, Smythson Gilded Wafer Pencils
6 Your BossEdward Marc 9 pc. Gingerbread Cookie Set, Voluspa Branche Vermeil Candle, Mrs. John L Strong Classic Calendar Set
7 Your EmployeeAnthropologie Monogrammed Mug, Shop hearts, Sugar Paper Bee Noteset
8 Your Best friendKate Spade “Creme de la Creme” Idiom Bangle, Sugar Paper Confetti Monogram Set, Diptyque Baies Candle, Gold Lipstick Mug, DryBar Blowout and Scalp Massage
9 The FoodieMast Brothers Chocolate, The new Kinfolk Table book, Grace Hightower + Coffees of Rwanda (Robert De Niro’s wife), Laduree: The Sweet Recipes book, iomoi Lacquer or Lucite Serving Tray
10 The Tech-GeekBlogger Pillow Cover, Artifact Uprising Instagram Friendly Book, Frends Rose Gold Headphones

happy holidays & happy shopping!! xx