Life Lately: Volume 72

Happy holiday party weekend to everyone who celebrates! We have another weekend packed with holiday festivities and I’m excited and exhausted just looking at the calendar. From the Polar Express to a dressy grown-up party, we are going all in on holiday cheer.

I never could have imagined a weekend like this without alcohol but I know it is going to make me feel so much better at the end of it. And I still don’t even miss it which honestly feels so bizarre. Who am I?

Enjoy these reads and have a great weekend, friends!

Pictured above: Dress / Tablecloth (on sale for under $30!)


The White Lotus Kill or be killed report is a personal favorite weekly read. I agree with these predictions. In other White Lotus news, I quite enjoyed this article about Daphne’s style.

The 23 best places to go in 2023. I’m interested in a trip to all of them, especially 8 and 9.

These fab earrings would make such a fun statement at a holiday or NYE party.

How to reduce waste this holiday season.

Grace’s annual F*ck It gift guide is my favorite. I have this coloring book from her list and love it. It would make a fun gift!

My favorite winter boots are on major sale.

A teaser for the Daisy Jones and the Six series just dropped. It doesn’t give much but it gives enough! If you haven’t read this book, do yourself a favor and get on it immediately.

What to know about the Balenciaga ad scandal. If you haven’t caught up on this disgusting mess…

I am in the market for a new desk and this one is at the top of my list. i love the lucite and gold drawer pulls.

My manager, Carly, put out a NYC holiday guide that you can buy for $15. It has all the best places to eat, drink, and be merry in the Big Apple!

How many clothes should we own, exactly?

Last night Amalia found one of her Christmas gifts, this costume, and had the best night pretending to be super girl and helping us around the house. It makes a cute kid gift!

Is Instagram over? It’s time to move to the ‘tok, everyone.

A blind taste test of the best instant hot chocolates. The winner is no surprise!

Harry and Meghan are playing a different game. And I am here for it.

The coziest cardigan. I just got this for an IG partnership with Faherty and it is now the coziest sweater I own.

How to pop a pimple in the safest way possible.

25 of the best holiday cookie recipes.

If you could have any job in the world, what would you choose?

Stress-relief activities that actually work.

The town that Panettone built.


– Gifts for Her
– Gifts for Him
– Gifts for Younger Kids
– Gifts for Grandparents
– Gifts $25 and Under
– Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything
– What Teachers Want for the Holidays
– Best-Selling Gifts
– My 2022 Gift Guide Page

Photo by Julia Dags.