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Anyone who knows me knows that two of the things I love most are entertaining and giving gifts (year round). I especially love the Holiday season because there’s plenty of both. These are some of my favorite things:
For the friend who likes to entertain people at their home, look no further than the SodaStream Source (just $99, sodastreamusa.com). Seriously, though, what is more festive than adding bubbles to your menu? I personally love that I can turn ordinary tap water into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling waters (saving money- hello!). With 60 flavors to choose from and a wide variety of styles to fit any holiday party theme and décor, it’s no wonder fans of SodaStream include Hollywood actresses Olivia Munn, Krysten Ritter, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Scarlett Johansson.
There’s really nothing quite like being super duper comfortable while you’re at home. Beauty & Style TV correspondent Jamie Krell agrees: ”My fiance and I gave these monogrammed Restoration Hardware Luxury Plush Bath Robes to everyone in our family this year for Hanukkah (and they were a major hit!) Who wouldn’t want to cozy up by the fire in these? Not only are they super duper comfy, but they are personalized, great for both men and women and less than $100!”
If you’ve ever wanted to give a fragrance as a gift, actress Gwyneth Paltrow says the Holidays is “a nice time to try something new!” Paltrow is the new face of the BOSS JOUR Pour Femme fragrance from Hugo Boss ($78, HugoBoss.com). Actor Ryan Reynolds, the new face of BOSS Bottled, says that giving a fragrance as a gift means that you think very highly of that person ($67, HugoBoss.com).
Capture the spirit of NYC with Bond No. 9‘s limited-edition I Love New York for Holiday fragrance, a festive modern gourmet-floral blend… for BOTH men and women! This unisex fragrance has top notes of Mandarin, Osmanthus and Pomegranate blend and middle notes consisting of Nutmeg, Fennel, Patchouli and Freesia finish with Labdanum, Musk and Praline. Available at Bond No. 9’s five New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Sephora, and BondNo9.com ($175 for 100ml, $105 for 50ml).
If you don’t want to spend that much — but still want to “wow” — the adorable Digix miniBOOM Bluetooth Speaker is a great bet! This tiny little wireless speaker is extremely powerful and convenient for the friend who loves their music on-the-go. I have mine in my bathroom and I love that I can wirelessly play music from my music library on my iPhone. Brilliant! Available at Radio Shack, for just $29.99!
It’s no wonder celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga are obsessed with Violent Lips. I personally wouldn’t wear them, but we all have that friend that would… She’s the girl who loves beauty and cosmetics AND has a penchant for pizzaz! I’ve already given a few pairs to my make up artist friends — and they went wild! Available online and in stores in New York and Los Angeles, Violent Lips are available in 7 different glitter lipstick applications, for just $5 a piece.
For more cosmetic luxury at an affordable gifting price, she will also love the Fresh Cosmetics Sugar Rosé Royalty Set (just $32.99!) and Sonia Kashuk‘s luxurious 10-piece limited edition “Lavish Luxe” set and 4-piece “Classic Chic” brush set ($21.99-$26.99, available at Target). Celebrity fans of the brand include Cindy Crawford, Tea Leoni, and Keri Russell.
When I go out, I’m more of a bar/lounge kind of guy, but when Mohegan Sun in Connecticut invited me and some friends to join them for the grand opening of their newest nightclub, Avalon, I couldn’t say no. Sometimes you just need to get out of the city and let loose.
For a nightclub in Connecticut, I was impressed by the Saturday night crowd at Avalon. Australian DJ Havana Brown and DJ Irie hyped up the crowd, while a few famous faces like my buddy Vinny Guadagnino from “The Jersey Shore fist pumped with Stassi Schroeder from Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” and designer Nicky Hilton:
You’re probably used to seeing me I’m on the red carpet in colorful or bold suits like this one or this one. For a club opening, however, I wanted something equally as vibrant and on-trend but also be able to move around. So, I opted for this Isabel Marant for H&M swoonworthy graphic print linen t-shirt ($40) that just came out. (I had to fight for this shirt at the VIP preview a few weeks ago). I paired it with leather pants from Zara and hightop sneakers from Android Homme:
Was my night club look HOT or HMMM…? Let me know on Twitter @MicahJesse!
The 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show pink carpet saw appearances by: Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Ciara, Valentino, Michael Strahan, A Great Big World, Johnny Wujek, Katrina Bowden, Estelle, Stephen Dorff, Olivia Palermo & more!
After the jump, some peach picked HOT SHOTS….
Pop star Miley Cyrus has seen her name on a fare share of “worst dressed” lists this year. Her risque, over-the-top and/or barely-there clothing hasn’t sat well with parents or entertainment critics, but the fashion community has embraced the “Wrecking Ball” singer.
Below are some of Miley Cyrus Best Dressed Looks of 2013…
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Miley Cyrus may have suffered a makeup malfunction at the Maxim Hot 100 Party held at Vanguard in Hollywood, California as the magazine’s HOT 100 #1 girl, but her outfit was on point! She opted for a black strapless Valentino jumpsuit with a white banded neckline featuring a sculptural contrast back bow and added her favorite Saint Laurent ‘Paloma’ sandals (which we’ve also seen on Kelly Rowland and Jada Pinkett Smith).
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