At the moment the links I am currently digging on the internet this week:
The pin of the week makes me smile. Who doesn’t want a Benedict Cumbercupcake? Also, if you don’t know who Benedict Cumberbatch is let’s debrief. Famously known for playing Sherlock Holmes on the BBC. He was Kahn in Star Trek Into the Darkness and he just signed on to play Dr. Strange in a new Marvel film. Not too shabby? Definitely deserving of a cupcake replica.
As you can tell I have been posting a lot about the holiday season this year on Jade & The City. From hostessing made easy to upcoming Hanukkah plans in Philadelphia, I simply cannot wait to spend some quality time with friends and family this year.
Luckily, my friends at Swarovski surprised me with a few pieces from their holiday collection! All of my friends know I am the queen of sequins and I love all sparkly statement jewelry. When I came across the Stardust Bracelet and Tennis Bracelet, I knew I had to pair them together for an arm party. Since I primarily wear studs in my ears for work, I fell in love with the Baron Pierced chandelier earrings. After putting them on I felt old school glamorous immediately. (I am definitely wearing these on New Year’s Eve!) I simply love how Swarovski crystals sparkle at any angle and jazzed up my go to comfortable holiday attire.
Want to learn more? Head to the Swarovski store on Walnut Street.
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Happy Weekend guys! We saw our first snow flurries this week in Philadelphia, which means its almost snow boots and down jacket season. I am crossing my fingers for a mild New Year’s Eve though because party hopping that evening is a lot easier without having to deal with coat check haha! Speaking of holiday, Hanukkah is upon us next week and I have a list of events going on in Philadelphia plus a tasty recipe for you guys to check out.
Sbraga’s Hanukkah Dinner: Sbraga is easily becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and if their kitchen is making a Hanukkah dinner, I would recommend checking it out. Bagel & lox is the amuse bouche! For the full menu click here. December 17th & 18th. Reservations required. $75 per person.
Cocktails and Candle Lighting at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) Join the Young Friends of the National Museum of American Jewish History for a festive affair to celebrate Hanukkah with complimentary drinks, behind-the-scenes gallery tours and the lighting of the menorah. December 18th 7 pm
Festival of Lights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Dance the night away with DeLeon, a New York-based band that transforms Sephardic folk music into a sound that is both brand new and centuries old. December 19th 5pm-8:45pm Free with the price of admission
Recipe time! Once again, I look to one of my favorite food blogs What Jew Wanna Eat for some Matzo Ball Soup inspiration and I hope I can attempt this Egg Drop Matzo Ball Soup recipe. Are there any recipes that you want to recreate for the upcoming holiday season? Let me know!
Have a good weekend guys!
Here are the links I am currently digging on the internet at the moment:
- Holiday decorations for the minimalist.
- Winter is coming and this lip exfoliater is just what you need.
- Royals Alert! Prince William and Kate Middleton met Jay and Bey.
- Dining news! Kevin Sbraga’s newest restaurant, Juniper Commons is now open.
The pin of the week is this wooden analog watch. I have been dreaming about getting a new watch sometime next year and something about the face on this one from Analog Watch Co. is so perfect to me.
I have been jonesing for some new beauty products this month. December is all about having a fun holiday look and I was really looking for a fun eyeliner collection to purchase. One because it will come with at least one black eyeliner which I can use regularly and two I wanted a nice emerald shade to wear to some upcoming holiday parties. Behold the Kat Von D Autograph Liner Set at Sephora. This collection was exactly what I was looking for with shades in black, emerald, purple and blue. I’m sure I’ll be able to wear all of these shades throughout the month.
Next up, I am a lip balm addict. Specifically I love mint lip balm, but I wanted to get a balm that would protect my lips against the wind and harsh winter temps. A few friends have told me that they loved Kiehl’s #1 Lip Balm and since I am pretty much addicted to their skin care products, I decided to give this balm a whirl. So far, so good! We’ll see how this measures up against the temperatures once it gets to be below 30 degrees.
Lastly, I am going to be buying this Cover Girl Mascara Clump Crusher later this month. I have heard great things and I love the neon green color packaging.
What beauty buys are you looking forward to this month? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy weekend everyone! The first week in December is over and with everything that has been going on for me personally and for the rest of the world, we can all use some time to slow down. The weather this weekend is going to be cold and raining non-stop so its the perfect time for a Netflix binge, am I right? I think its hysterical when I see in my Twitter or Facebook feed friends shamelessly stating they have spent the whole day watching TV. Let’s embrace this fad shall we with some new movies released on Netflix as of December 1st shall we?
1. A Knight’s Tale (2001)
2. Almost Famous (2000)
3. American Beauty (1999)
4. Bewitched (2005)
5. Jewtopia (2012)
6. Knights of Badassdom (2014)
7. Madison (2005)
8. Out of the Clear Blue Sky (2012)
9. Out of Time (2003)
10. The Out-of-Towners (1999)
11. Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
12. Turbo FAST (New episodes, Netflix Original)
13. Oculus (2014)
14. Son of God (2014)
15. Bill Burr: I’m Sorry You Feel That Way (2014, Netflix Original)
For the full list and a list of movies coming out later this month click here. If you haven’t yet, watch seasons one and two of House of Cards. Season three comes out in February 2015. Have a great weekend everyone, I’ll talk to you next week!
No need to tell anyone twice that the holiday event season is in full swing in Philadelphia. Though time is precious, the event I’m about to tell you about is hitting two birds with one stone and will get you in the holiday spirit.
One of my favorite card shops in Philadelphia, Paper on Pine in Midtown Village is hosting a gift wrapping class in their store on 13th Street! If you are like me, picking out an amazing card for a loved one is my specialty, wrapping presents is not. I can’t imagine a better party for all of the holiday prepping most of us will be doing in the next few weeks. Paper on Pine will cover the essentials of gift wrapping from making clean edges, bow making to hiding seams. The staff will help you personalize your gifts with custom decorative DIY tags, custom wrapping paper, and more!
All you have to do is bring three boxed gifts for the class. Paper on Pine will be providing all the materials for you to pick and choose from.
Paper on Pine 115 S. 13th Street 5-7pm
At the age of 26, I like to think that I have it together for planning a party at my apartment for close friends and family. Every day I check email, outline blog posts, list action items for events at work and make sure all of my other marketing responsibilities are up to date. Scott says I am keeper of our shared calendar on Google because I always mark when we have date night, events to go to or family gatherings. I’d like to give myself a pat on the back for being organized however life happens… And even the most organized folks can make scheduling errors.
Now that it’s December and the holidays are in FULL swing, I can forsee a few things being overlooked. Depending on the day I can be on top of my to do list, checking off tasks and moving onto the next project. Then on my off days, I’ll forget to buy the bacon for a BLT dip I am making for a party. (Who does that??)
That’s why my fellow hostesses and 40 hour work week friends, I bring to you the joy of FreshDirect. FreshDirect is an online grocery delivery service that started in New York City and has expanded to the Philadelphia area. Compared to other online grocery delivery services, I really like that FreshDirect offers coupons and special savings on products. I’m more likely to shop where I can find a great deal, so Fresh Direct already has a competitive edge in my opinion.
Another added bonus to FreshDirect is their Popcart option. I will never forget an ingredient again because the Popcart process is incredibly simple. This is all you have to do:
- Add the Popcart bookmark to your web browser
- Highlight the recipe ingredients of your choice and paste the recipe into Popcart.
- All of the ingredients needed for your recipe will be found on FreshDirect and you can just add them to your FreshDirect shopping cart.
Voila! You’ll never forget the bacon or any ingredient again. This is an incredibly simple process and an efficient way to get all of your groceries at once. I am definitely going to be using FreshDirect for my New Year’s Day party in a month. Bring on the mummers and all of my dips!
I modified a BLT Dip recipe from Weight Watchers. Its savory and guilt free! Here are the ingredients I used in a modified version:
- 4 slices of thick cut bacon
- 3/4 cup light sour cream
- 1/4 cup reduced fat mayo
- 3/4 cup uncooked yellow onion finely chopped
- 1 tsp white champagne vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3/4 cup tomatoes finely chopped
While the bacon is cooking I placed all of the ingredients into a large bowl and stirred them all together. Once you add the bacon, you’re ready to indulge. I used Tostito’s Multigrain Scoops for my chip of choice!
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Its the weekend we all have been waiting for (or dreading). Its the official kick off for holiday shopping! I have searched high and low for some of the best Black Friday sales in-stores and online to share with all of you for this weekend. Get those credit cards out and lets get started:
ASOS Take 30% off everything, and save up to 70% off all sale items.
LOFT 40% off everything online, 50% off in-stores!
Bauble Bar Take 15% off two items, 25% off three items, and 35% off four items. My picks: earrings / cuff / necklace
Bus Stop Boutique Take 25% off select shoe styles for women and men. Shop in-store and get complimentary sweet treats from Barlume Apothecary and WINE. Use the hash tag #ShopLocalPhilly and get a free gift.
Pinot Boutique Free gift with $50+ purchase. My picks: hat / opener / wine chillers
Mushmina All clothing and accessories at the Philadelphia store, King of Prussia kiosk and online are 15 percent off. Jewelry is 10 percent off. My picks: messenger / ring / dress
Ted Baker – Take 30% off your purchase. My picks: gloves / dress / jumpsuit
Due to recent events and opinions I have decided to share little ways to keep up to date with the news. More than ever for the millennial generation, keeping up with local, national and international news can help you form your own opinion and be educated on all topics. Controversial or not.
Facebook: Yes, another Facebook update that may been overlooked when it first started, but I find the Facebook sidebar to be very helpful with little time. Throughout the day, the Facebook trending topics sidebar is updated trending news. Your mouse can hover over the trending topic and you can find related articles to the topic. During your 5 minute internet break at work to check Facebook, look a little to your left to see what is going on.
The Skimm newsletter: If you haven’t signed up for the Skimm newsletter yet, I highly suggest that you should. The Skimm provides paragraphs about national and international news that happened the day before or while you were sleeping. I get my newsletter sent to my work email address so it has become a part of my morning routine.
CNN mobile app: The CNN mobile app provides breaking alerts on national and international news. Slide the alert open on your mobile app and the article pops up on your smart phone.