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Performance Puffer

Photos by Erik Tyger

My love life consists mainly of workout dates, and meatless, cheeseless, dairy-free dates at Chipotle.

Holiday gifts picked out based on a loved one’s passions are always on point. Besides diamonds and import car parts there aren’t many trinkets I treasure more than sports gear and luxury fashion for fitness.

I have a sportaholic one hundred pound puppy, too.

Besides eating a sixty-five dollar MAC Kabuki brush and a Phillips Sonicare Diamond Head Toothbrush, he yanked my VS Black Packable Puffer, perfect for all athletic outings, off of a dining room chair. The zippered pocket transformed into his teething ring.

The Calvin Klein Black and White Performance Puffer is a complement to my Countdown to Christmas Holiday Buying Guide.

Shop the collection. I just stopped writing to wrap one up for a nice Army man who purchased one for his Polish girlfriend.

Snuggly Loungewear

Photos Erik Tyger

Swaddle in softness. The Ugg Sheepskin Pom Beanie I just threw some juice to is now sold out in the Cream and cotton-candy pink color combination. That said, I’m not going to stop suggesting appropriate and desirable stocking stuffer and other gift ideas suitable for any girlfriend, aunt, sister, cousin, ecetera. I’m also going to throw in one more plug for Ugg.

This Seashell Pink Duffield II Fleece Wrap Robe is ready to be wrapped in five different colors.

Add the Sparkle Over-the-Knee Knit Thigh Highs and plan to mark the calendar with “Plans to Stay in”.

There are four shopping days left before Christmas and fifteen before the gift giving officially wraps up with the Epiphany. Santa Clause Lane will shut down. I’m having fun. I hope you are enjoying The Spirit of the Season.

Pomegranate for the Face

Photos by Me and Erik Tyger

I wrote about a month ago on going rogue to another beauty brand for my face wash, face serum and body oil. I also promised I would give the low down on a favorite face care cleanser and creams which prove oh so creamy and dreamy for Christmas.

Beauty products should excite and invigorate. Switching over to Estee Lauder’s Nutritious line when the calendar screams holiday makes my face smile when the clock reads time to hit the shower. There’s a “Super Berry Ferment” which is oh so festive.

Harvested from the Mediterranean Basin, there are eight whole fruits in this skincare line that invigorate and wrap the skin in moisture. My customers love this line so much they have me order pieces repeatedly.

All of the products are priced below one hundred. The cleanser is only thirty-two dollars. The foam, the scent and the effectiveness make the entire line matchless at holiday gift giving line. I have the cleanser, Radiant Energy Lotion Intense Moist, and both the day Energy Moisture Cream and the Radiant Energy Night Cream Mask. Hoping Santa drops off some of the Radiant Eye Jelly. Right now I’m using this one at night.

Haute Hat

Photos by Erik Tyger

A gift should be extravagant, needless and completely unnecessary. This Ugg Sheepskin Pom Beanie is all of those qualifiers. The uniqueness in this Ugg accessory lies in the real Sheepskin Pom colored a cheery, cotton candy pink.

Because of the forced label keep this fashionable fedora for use during backyard playtime, sledding, skiing and snowshoeing.

This season’s sombrero comes in three colors: cream, black and grey and sells for less than one hundred dollars. The item did when I first wrote this two days ago. Now, looks as thought the black is up for grabs which will match everything and anyone’s style.

Backyard Style

Photos by Erik Tyger

There is a new category of fashion: when we’re outside with our puppies.

Lifestyle truth beats “when it bleeds it leads” every time.

There’s Bosco @LakeEriesLabPup. Owning this one hundred pound Cup of Christmas Cocoa Requires an additional wardrobe.

Some of my colleagues choose North Face for playtime. I’ve been all about the Ugg Loungewear since the brand expanded. Last winter you saw me show off the Poncho and Fur Cuffed Boots paired with the Seam Jersey Leggings.

This season I grabbed the Fluffy Sweater Knit Lounge Cardigan.

This item is the perfect way to wrap in warmth when — for the one hundredth thousandth time — the pleading and reminding are taking place, “Can you go potty. Please potty. Can you potty for mommy? Just go tinkle in the grass…”

For less than one hundred dollars any gift recipient would be happy to unwrap this lifestyle piece. My colleagues bought them for themselves, their daughters and daughter-in-laws.

I compliment the cardigan with the Classic Tall Boot.

All of the pieces are as cuddly as a clean, well-fed puppy at Christmas.

Joy to the World

Photos by Erik Tyger

There is one scent in the treasure trove of the arena that captures The Spirit of the season: “Joy” by Christian Dior.

The ethereal notes of Joy bring a bliss to capture the ambiance of what awaits at the end of Advent.

Bottled up in a luminous bottle with a jewel-like top are:

  • Zested Bergamot
  • Mandarin
  • Grasse Rose
  • A Heady Jasmine

Created by Francois Demachy “Joy” by Dior

Expresses the remarkable feeling of joy through an interpretation of light

The radiant pink color and powdery whisper notes throught the accord capture a true feminine essence.

Holiday gift sets are available as well as the body lotion, shower gel and a new, intensified version containing Neroli and Centifolia Rose: “Joy” Eau de Parfum Intense.

During this last week of Advent determine every aspect which brings true “Joy”. Spend Christmastide eradicating that which does not and the New Year and Ephiphany relishing in all that encompasses goodness for the soul.

ANR Eye Supercharged Complex

Photos by Erik Tyger

The sparkle of youth is in the eyes.

There’s a new eye GelCream that has gained applause of skin enthusiasts around the world. Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex boasts of being Glamour Magazine’s Number One Best New Skincare – Best Eye Cream for 2019. Marie Claire beauty editors designated this sixty-two dollar dynamite concoction with the Prix d’Excellence 2019.

Here is why the contents of this brown, shiny square glass jar not only renew and recharge but dramatically reduce all key signs of aging.

The patented product contains ten times the concentrated repair technology to work on damage caused due to:

  • Lack of Sleep
  • Pollutants
  • Damage Done from Blue Light

Just twist the lid off and apply morning or night, or in the middle of the work day, for a digital detox.

Keep a jar at your desk with other key essentials. I prefer these Blue Light blocking glasses by Marvy and coffee or green tea.

This award-winning anti-pollutant product can be purchased through moi of course, or click here. I added the product to my score of sumptuous stocking stuffers.

Bye Bye Blue

Photos by Erik Tyger

My eyesight is not the best. I am nearsighted and have a astigmatism in one of my eyes. So, I always wore my Fendis to work at a computer. Which is a hassle because I either have to take my contacts out and put them back in or just always work in the morning before I bother to dress.

The glare and inability to determine a typo is exacerbated under fluorescent lights when wearing contacts.

Until now.

There is a new accessory designed to absorb blue light and glare. I am the owner of a pair of clear Corin Rectangle glasses by Marvy.

This pair is designed to make sure one reigns with the Chief Nerd title. These Marvys not only make a fashion statement but wave “bye bye blue” every time one uses a computer, cell phone, or tablet. They’re also available in black. For less than fifty dollars they are a stylish stocking stuffer for any lady or man on the list who spends their time grinding away in front of a screen.


Designer Chocolates

Photos by Erik Tyger

My holiday hit early. One of my customers, whose makeup I have applied over the years for her various grandchildren’s weddings, exclaimed to me, “I wish I could give you a box of chocolates.”

My reply, “oh, you can!”

Michigan born Tobi Tobin has traveled the world as a model and designed spaces for famous names in Hollywood. She recently expanded her L.A. based brand to include unisex fragrances, candles and luxury chocolates.

Her concept is affordable clean luxury.

A six piece, or “Petite” box of chocolates with or without nuts, is $48. Making this an ideal detail to deck the halls with or gift to indulge a hostess with. Shop the candles and fragrances here.

I paired with a glass of Malbec barreled in the Lone Star State another customer gifted me.

How sweet the season is.

12 Days of Christmas Gifts

Photos by Erik Tyger

Let’s start with the Ugg Cozy Crew Pom Pom Socks. I have a pair in Christmas Red. (They are) cute, warm and festive for the entire season.

As we all know Christmas IS the first day of Christmas. The day Christ is born. The Twelve Days of Christmas, or Christmastide, is the period leading up to The Epiphany, or January 6, in most Christian churches. This is the day the Magi bring Baby Jesus their gifts. I choose to celebrate the season with these ancient traditions, but am hustling in some ideas to mark the bustle of the retail season and everyone else’s shopping habits.

The Red Pom Pom socks match the ribbon on the black wrought-iron sleigh bed and fuzzy throw from Pier One. The Martime Red Pima Cotton Turtleneck my dad gave me as a Christmas Gift eighteen years ago. Order the exact one here from L.L. Bean.

Yes. There are people who’s Dad’s baby sister gives them Christmas Jammies and their Dad’s little brother’s wife gifts them tea cups with little birds to match the bed sheets.

Only, I stole the sheets. The fabric belonged to my Grandma. While my mother was attempting to sell them, I stole them with this design idea in my mind. Remember one cannot buy the Spirit of the Season. Only the details. For the socks click here. The rest is about the soul.