I am so excited for The Great Gatsby to come out in theatres, as it reminds me of these metallic and Art Deco-inspired bookcovers I love so much. After spotting this Midori gift wrap, I knew I wanted to recreate a similar look with my own books. Materials you will need: gift wrap, ruler, pen, cutting mat, exacto knife Steps: …
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Every time I order from this great place Brookfarm General Store in Brooklyn (it’s where I get the Postalco notebooks I love so much), I’m so happy to open the package and find their little ‘thank you’ included. So when I just received another order (psst, it’s for Blake), I just had to share this with everyone. …
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It’s Handmade Gift Week here on the blog! Over the next few days, we’ll be bringing you projects from some of our favorite bloggers and crafters. We hope they inspire you to make gifts for the some of the people on your list this year. Below are some of our favorite handmade gift ideas from …
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We have had a long love affair with Chan Luu scarves for their perfect size, weight and their vibe of luxe with a dash of boho. They are made of 70% cashmere, and 30% silk, and measure approximately 62″ x 58″. Currently available in 10 colors and also animal prints for a bit of an edge. Scarves make great gifts because they always fit, and most women love collecting them. Chan Luu Cashmere & Silk Scarves $ 195, animal prints $ 238.
Buy at Chelsea! Chelsea is a women’s boutique located in Boulder. We love them for their style, attention to detail and down to earth approach to fashion. Free shipping on orders over $ 75!
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We had a lot of fun dreaming up gift ideas for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide (beginning with our fun gift wrap on page 35 of Living). With Hanukkah swiftly approaching and Christmas just a few weeks away, we hope our gift guide helps you check off a few of the crafty people on your …
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Now that you’ve gotten your Black Friday shopping out of the way, it’s time to think about the gift wrap! Have you picked up a copy of the December issue of Living and poured over our very own Gift Guide (beginning on page 35)? If so, we hope you caught the opener featuring some of our …
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Looking for a unique holiday gift for your sweetie, loved one or colleague this holiday season? We’ve complied a list of gifts from our favorite Boulder businesses. We LOVE shopping local where you not only support and put money into your local retailers and local community, but also where you can find lovely local goodies to give to everyone on your gift list.
18K gold diamond earrings - $ 3080.
Looking for something one of a kind to delight your lovely lady? We gush over nearly everything from Boulder based jewelry designer Todd Reed. These 18 karat gold with rose cut diamonds and raw diamond cubes at stunning
The Coloradan Gift Box – $ 75
Living in Colorado we are already the envy of many. 300 days of sunshine a year, miles of trails to explore, mountains to conquer, and countless close to home escapes. Add a cornucopia of incredible artisanal producers to the mix and its hard to imagine a better place to call home.
Holidays are all about generosity so this holiday season, give a taste of Colorado. Just be careful, with a Colorado experience this sumptuous you might end up with house guests that never leave.
2 Colorado Cheeses
2 Colorado Salami’s
Box of 34 Degree Crackers
Jar of Cured House Jam from the Western Slope
Jar of MM Local Preserved fruit
Bar of Ritual Chocolate
Linus Dutchi 3 city bike – $ 649
With a nod to the classic Dutch city bikes from which it takes its name, the Linus Dutchi 3 is an ideal vehicle for all your two-wheeled trips. From the office to the grocer, the Dutchi’s beautiful steel frame and 3-speed internal drivetrain offer an easy, comfortable ride with an upright position so you can sit up and watch the world cruise by.
Roost Ring – $ 60.
Not just a flower shop, Fiori Flowers sells gifts for the home such as candles and plants, as well as stunning jewelry! We adore their best selling roost ring! Hand crafted gold or silver. Stone colors vary from the lightest of seas greens to the darkest grey. Perfect gifts for every lady in your life!
Carolina Amato cashmere gloves – $ 135.
These luxurious leather and cashmere gloves by will keep your hands nice and toasty this winter! Plus Lindsay and Laurel, the sisters behind Two Sole Sisters, always make shopping such as fun experience!
Reclaimed Sterling Silver Ring with Eco – Diamonds $ 750We love Angie Star for her handcrafted, custom jewelry for brides and special jewels for bridesmaids gifts. We love the simplicity of this reclaimed sterling silver ring with eco-diamonds! Also comes in silver and gold combined.
This clipboard calendar puts a new spin on an old hat – handcrafted using deadfall beetle-kill pine reclaimed from our Colorado forests. The calendar set includes 12 of your favorite photo panels printed as monthly sheets. It’s ready to shine on your fridge – with a heavy duty magnet to hold it’s weight. Formatted Square to fit your Instagram images perfectly as well. 5.25 x 7.25
HOT MAMA DESIGNS JEWELRY
Life Circle Necklace $ 95
Life Circle Necklaces from our friends at Hot Mama Designs are handmade & one of kind to represent each person’s unique life. Available in Sterling Silver and 14 Karat Gold Options. Starting at $ 95.
Letterpress Greeting Cards – $ 35. Be prepared for any occasion with a set of 8 letterpress greeting cards, printed on tree-free & recycled papers. Comes in a beautiful letterpress wrap for easy gift giving.
For those that want a little taste of Frasca. Red Pepper Jelly $ 7
Chef Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson was first introduced to his grandmother’s Red Pepper Jelly as a child in Toronto, Ontario. It didn’t take long for this condiment to become their household staple as the perfect accompaniment to cheese, pork, and poultry, in addition to nearly every type of sandwich. At Frasca Food and Wine, Red Pepper Jelly has become a signature garnish for each cheese plate, as well as the favorite condiment for everything from roasted meats to breadsticks. Lachlan is excited about the opportunity for his guests to recreate a bit of the Mackinnon family history at home.
And for those that want a big taste of Frasca…
$ 49 – One month of yoga (holiday membership special) My new favorite place to do yoga in Boulder! Give a gift of yoga and better health!
Flowers of the month – Starts at $ 225 for 3 months
Brighten her year! A gift she will always remember is a Flower Club Membership with Brighter Day Floral Design. Your Flower Club Membership Certificate will arrive wrapped in a box ready to put under your tree. Your loved one will receive a delightful, seasonal floral design every month delivered to her door in a special vase she will love and want to keep. Each floral design will come with a detailed description of the flowers, their meaning and their unique history. Give a 3 month membership for $ 225, a 6 month membership for $ 425 or 1 year membership for $ 850. (Above prices include delivery, but not sales tax.) Visit www.brighterdayfloral.com to order the gift of a Flower Club membership on-line. Questions: 303-668-3923
Do your loved ones need a little pampering? Advanced Aesthetics is our favorite place to go for facials, skin care and for a little R&R! But we really wanted to showcase two of their items which are great for stocking stuffers or gifts for co-workers or friends.
Manicure – $ 32. Who doesn’t need a manicure during the winter months? Includes aromatherapy soak, file, expert attention to cuticles, massage and flawless polish! Sign me up right now!
Heated Eyelash Curler – $ 20. Say Goodbye to the crimping and pinching caused by traditional lash curlers. This sleek, safe, and gentle heating wand is essential to enhance the appearance of your lashes. Designed to be used after mascara application, this curler gently warms lashes to deliver long lasting curl. You can now achieve the maximum curl without damaging your eyelashes for a beautiful & polished look.
Happiest of Holidays!
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Part 2 of our DIY Thanksgiving is a hostess gift or centerpiece from Brighter Day Floral Design, one of our favorite Boulder florists. Give a brighter day & show your gratitude this Thanksgiving with this DIY hostess gift that you can easily make! If you’re not the DIY type just call Brighter Day or your local florist and have them make this lovely gift for you!
This fall flower arrangement can be quickly & easily assembled and is unique & stylish.
The flowers and vase can be found at local grocery stores such as Whole Foods, or from local florist.
Start with 1 bunch of fall colored tulips (10 stems), 6-7 stems of green wheat
and some seasonal berries (we used privet berries, but any berries will work)
and a clear rectangular vase filled with cool water.
Remove the lower leaves on the tulip stems and scrape with a knife until the stems are smooth. Rinse off any dirt or sand.
Place the tulips in the vase, one by one, with the stems all in the same diagonal direction.
Add the green wheat for texture, stem by stem, intermixed with the tulips
Lastly add the berries, tucked low at the top of the vase on the opposite
side from the tulips…and voila, you are a floral designer!
Thank you to Brighter Day Floral for providing this easy and beautiful DIY hostess gift design, as well as the information and images.
Brighter Day Floral Design is located in Boulder Colorado and is very thankful for their
loyal customers, wonderful brides & local weekly accounts!
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I just put together this basket with all supplies needed to make several cornhusk dolls. I will bring it to my friends’ house for her kids (and me !) to spend many hours crafting with. But it would make a wonderful present to bring to a Thanksgiving gathering. After all what’s a better …
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During my annual search for ideas for what to give as teacher’s gifts, I didn’t go far – I asked my son what makes him think of summer : no school of course, ice cream (well, I did that already), the beach, ice cold lemonade … At this time of year we can all use a cool …
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