More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

In case you’re looking for more gift ideas to wow the woman in your life, here are a few more options to show your love and appreciation for all that she does. Whether she loves to stay home and prepare masterpieces in the kitchen, is a tech wiz, handbag lover or loves all things beauty, you are sure to find a great gift.

Fashion loving moms will go wild for this cool and chic striped Fedora from BCBGeneration or any of their stylish hats. Mom stays protected from the sun while looking modern and cool.

Techy moms will love the Echo Geo Circles Plastic Beach Case Set which includes two zippered cases in a bright geo circles pattern for your digital pad or reader and one for your smartphone so your mobile devices stay sand-free while at the beach. And moms will definitely go wild for the next, next big thing from Samsung Mobile – the Samsung Galaxy S 4. The S 4 is the next step in the mobile evolutionary chain, the perfect Life companion.

 Is your mom a fan of cool handbags? Treat your mom to stunning and unique clutch like the python Jill Haber Edward Turkish Delight Clutch or a lightweight summer essential bag like the Eric Javits SQ Star Straw Mini-Bag.

When it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, fragrances are always a huge hit. The fresh floral scent of  Francesca’s Tuileries Eau de Parfum evokes a stroll through the famous Parisian gardens of the same name. With crisp top notes of sparkling citron and apple, the fragrance blossoms with soft white amber and musk.

When it comes to cooking, nothing tops mom’s home cooking. If your mom is the type to rule over her kitchen, she will love a personalized apron from Bishop Aprons. A favorite of Grill master, George Foreman, these trendy aprons have seen their share of the spotlight (they have  been seen on the Rachael Ray Show and The Martha Stewart Show) so if mom loves cooking shows, I’m sure she’s familiar with these fun kitchen classics.

And last but certainly not least – make sure you toast to the special mother in your life. Whether she be your mother, wife, sister, aunt, daughter, etc, why not toast to all that makes her incredible with OGIO Wines – classic Italian wines with a contemporary taste and style. And of course, wish her a Happy Mother’s Day

Geek Chic | Fashionable Tech Accessories #HTCOne #TroopOneX

As an active blogger who is required to tweet, check-in on Foursquare, share photos on Instagram, pinterest and participate in other social media activities wherever I am…which includes outside in the cold, I am a huge fan of texting gloves. With these awesome gloves, I can text and tweet on touch screen devices without removing my gloves. I currently own three pairs (black, grey and pink) but my favorite is the pink bow and bouclé gloves that are both fashionable and functional. Thanks to Echo, my very fashionable texting gloves keep me looking chic when I’m reading my eReader or participating in my daily social media activities on my HTCOneX while on the go and need to keep in touch (or use google maps to see where I have to be – yes you can still get lost in the city).

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Check out the collage of photos I took of my Echo Texting Gloves with the HTCOneX…I love the extreme closeup photo of Echo’s trademark eLink™ fabric sewn on the gloves’ index finger and thumb, you can see the details with crystal clear quality

Check out a bit of video I took with the HTC OneX trying out my texting gloves on my Kobo eReader

I’m so thankful to HTC for allowing me to get acquainted with the HTCOne.

Accessories Council and Lord & Taylor Top Holiday Gift Picks

I had the great pleasure of attending a preview of the Accessories Council and Lord & Taylor’s Top Holiday picks for the season from such brands as Anne Klein, Botkier, chicBuds, Collection 18, Echo Design Froup, Minnie Rose, Roman & Sunstone, Swarovski, Vince Camuto, Zack and many more. If you haven’t done or even started your holiday shopping, add Lord & Taylor to your list for a variety of wonderful and affordable gift ideas. Check out a few of my favorites below:

Swarovski’s Studio Bracelets

These very cool bracelets features black calfskin leather and a black cotton cord woven around crystals in a variety of colors; they are great for layering and stacking with other bangles and bracelets. They retail for $90.00 each and are available at Lord & Taylor and also on

Anne Klein Rosegold & Crystal Watch

The oversized rose goldtone case is framed with brilliant, clear Swarovski crystals. The rose tones are carried onto the dial with bold, Roman numerals indicating the hours on a mother-of-pearl outer ring surrounding a glittering pavé center zone. A smooth, white leather strap is adjustable and secures with a classic buckle closure. The watch retails for $75.00 and is available at Lord & Taylor.

Vince Camuto Jennah Cross-Body

The Jennah is Vince Camuto’s novel take on the classic cross-body. With a fashion-forward and fresh silhouette, this handbag lends a dually sophisticated and playful air to any ensemble. The Jennah Cross-Body retails for $148.00 and is available at Additional colors can be found online and in stores at Lord & Taylor.

Echo Touch Gloves

Stay warm and in touch with Echo Touch Gloves. Our bow and bouclé gloves are both fashionable and functional. They feature our eLink™ sewn into the index finger and thumb of each glove allowing you to text and tweet on touch screen devices without removing your gloves. They retail for $42.00 and are available at Lord & Taylor and at

Botkier Valentina Shoulder Bag

The vintage inspired Valentina Shoulder bag from Botkier is the perfect day-to-evening accessory. The gusseted sides expand to accommodate all your essentials, while its interior includes three compartments for optimal organization. The Valentina shoulder retails for $295.00 and is available for purchase in an array of colors at Lord & Taylor and at

chicBuds Retractable Crystal Earbuds and Crystal Fauvette Bird Speaker

Make a fashion statement this holiday season with these Swarovski Crystal-adorned retractable chicBuds and portable bird speaker. chicBuds are the perfect mix of fashion and function, allowing you a stylish music-listening experience. The Fauvette, is not only stylish, but also small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It has a loud and clear volume with a 2-watt amplified speaker that gives out 4 hours of quality sound on one charge. These chicBuds retail for $40.00 and can be found online and in stores at Lord & Taylor.

Echo Design Holiday 2011 Sample Sale

Shop famous designer names in scarfs, hats, gloves, rain gear, outerwear, beachwear, swimwear, handbags and kid’s cold weather accessories

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, 4th Floor

Thursday, Dec. 15, 10am – 8pm
Friday, Dec. 16, 8am – 8pm
Saturday, Dec. 17, 8am – 6pm

For more information, call 212.686.8771

Echo Spring/Summer 2011 Sample Sale

Love big floppy hats, flirty scarves, beach bags and colorful accessories or maybe you need a a gift for momthen this sale is for you (click on image to enlarge)