Apr 18 2012

Hey Mama! Our Mother’s Day Gift Pick for the Stylish Hostess

Is your mom ever the entertainer? Always finding an excuse to have parties just so she can use her snazzy serving trays & try out some new appetizers she saw on Food Network? Well then these chic coasters from iomoi are sure to swoon…


Apr 13 2012

Hey Mama! Our Mother’s Day Gift Pick for New Mamas

One of the most unique birth announcements we’ve ever seen is served up here on a pillow in neatly designed type from Uncommon Goods. Choose blue or pink, customize the birth stats & you’ve got one comfy birth announcement. It’s perfect for new moms & will look great in any baby’s room! Get more info here




Sep 22 2010

Chicago Shop For Someone Who Has Everything

Virtu is a shop in the heart of Bucktown stocked full of goods all “made by someone, not by something.”

I especially love these Heart Measuring Spoons by Behive.  They are hand cast in lead free pewter on a twisted copper ring.

Virtu is located at 2034 N Damen Avenue

They have a pretty fab online shop as well.  www.virtuchicago.com


Sep 21 2010

Tablevogue – The Gift of Easy Entertaining

I got a chance to test out the Tablevogue recently on my “prep gift table” that I set up in my office.

It changed the whole feel of my office.  My table went from a 6 foot white folding table with a black piece of fabric covering the top to a full, clean, elegant table that completely covers the bags and boxes I had stuffed underneath.

While I know most people don’t have “prep gift tables” – it is a perfect product for anyone who likes to entertain and keep things tidy.  You can even get creative for parties and use paint to spice up the table.



Sep 21 2010

Chicago Pillow from a Chicago Shop

This Chicago themed pillow will definitely liven up anyone’s average old couch.

You can find this hand embroidered gift at a shop in Northbrook Court Mall called Royal Appointments.

They are pretty much a one stop shop for gifts of all sorts – great place to head if you’re stuck last minute without a gift.  If you have a little more time, they have lots of great items you can personalize as well.

Royal Appointments


Sep 20 2010

Give The Coolest Monogrammed Goods Out There

IOMOI has the cutest, coolest and chicest monogrammed goods around.

Perfect for housewarming gifts, wedding gifts or gifts for your bridal party.

My personal favs are the lucite trays, the ice buckets and the coasters.



Sep 20 2010

Custom Cereal and Granola

Me and Goji cereal is a great gift for the health nut.  You design and customize your own granola or cereal and pick from over 60 natural ingredients to make a perfect combination.  
You can even name your creation and upload a picture right on the label.
$5-$15 for 21oz of cereal

Aug 25 2010

St Louis Gift Shop Guide – Cassie’s Scents

Cassie Fragrance is a boutique in St Louis where you can mix your own scent.

Not only that, but you can use their scent for perfume, or even body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.

They also have beautiful empty fragrance bottles that you can put a customized fragrance in to make a beautiful, one-of-a-kind gift.

Cassie’s Scents


Jul 6 2010

Carry Goods Like A True European

These bags by a German company, reisenthel, are perfect for grocery shopping, picnicking and carrying just about anything.

They come in lots of fun designs and colors and when you are done using it you can just fold it down flat and store.

You can purchase at Touch Of Europe

Touch Of Europe


Jul 6 2010

Drink Wine and Eat Apps at the Same Time

How annoying is it when you have a drink in your hand at a cocktail party and have to pass up all the delish apps you see everyone else eating.

Why settle for one or the other? This Wine Glass Top Appetizer Plates solve this problem entirely.


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