Charmed I’m Sure: A Bangle Bracelet of Fresh Roses! Thursday, Jul 31 2008 

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Say it with flowers!
Jane-Carroll’s charming bangle bracelet of mini roses is the newest twist for your wrist, or that of your girlfriend or a special toddler. Made from beautiful roses on a real bracelet form, these stylish and adorable floral bracelets come sized for adults and children ages 2-5. They are a fab fashion statement and the perfect replacement for tired old wristlets. Buy one for yourself and wear it to a beach party or any affair where you wish to be noticed. Buy it for a friend and let the world know it is her birthday! It is also perfect for brides to be. Stash that trashy faux wedding veil in Vegas for bridesmaid parties and have the bride wear this tasteful bracelet instead. Also perfect for the bride to be to wear at a shower or dress rehearsal dinner!

Little one’s will look “oh so” sweet wearing the bracelet for the first day of school, dance recitals, confirmations, or graduations from anything. The bracelets are $27.99 . Add a special wood or sterling charm to make it even more special. Charms are priced from $1.50 – $13.00. You can view the charms here and the bracelets here. Jane packs your bracelet gift in a gorgeous box with coordinating organdy ribbon that matches the flowers inside. Charm your friends with this delightful gift idea! jane-carroll.com


Working Girl’s Survival Kit! Monday, Jul 28 2008 

If your BFF is a working girl or just got a new job this is a must buy gift! The compact aluminum attache is a genius idea and includes 22 little necessities for all girls : Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Dental floss, Lip Balm, Mints, Pain Reliever, Hand Lotion, Emery Board, Nail Clipper, Clear Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover, Hair Brush, Mirror, Deodorant, Tampons, Lint Remover, Mending Kit, Stain Remover, Static Remover, Shoe Shine Wipes, Adhesive Bandages, and Facial Tissue.

Disaster relief for all of life’s unexpected mishaps! $39.95 at SeeJaneWork.com Save 35% off on this and anything on the site with Coupon Code: LASTSALE. Expires: July 31 2008

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Floral Tools For Frilly Friends~ Sunday, Jul 27 2008 

Here’s a perfect gift for girls girls!  Perhaps they just moved into a new home or apartment these would make a nice housewarming present.  Also perfect for a Interior Design student or Interior Designer.  This trio of tools proves that “tool time” can be pretty!  Priced from $ 7.50 – $10.00 each. Found at a great little store in Rhinebeck NY papertrailrhinebeck.com

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A Tisket A Tasket….A Bicycle Basket! Saturday, Jul 26 2008 

Now, I must admit that it will take a certain kind of girl to appreciate this gift.  It is as unique as the girl receiving it.  She must:  1)  Be a girly girl  2)  Enjoy bike riding   3)  Have a sense of humor and 4) having a cute little Yorkie or French Bull dog to put in the basket wouldn’t hurt!  Found at The New York Botanical Garden website this green and Eco-Friendly plastic basket caught my eye. Reminiscent of Swedish crocheted tablecloths and $54 it is both functional and charming. nybgshop.org

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A Friend In Need: Comfort Pillows! Friday, Jul 25 2008 

if your friend is a pain in the neck or has a pain in her neck, the Lavender Comfort Therapeutic Hothouse Comfort Pillows will give some relief in style. They are filled with Buckwheat and French Lavender and can be heated in the microwave to place on sore muscles and ease tension wherever needed. Made of soft linen and silk and printed in soothing designs. Available at Wrapables.com for $43.95.

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Scent It To Them: Scented Drawer Liners! Tuesday, Jul 22 2008 

A Great Gift Idea!

If you haven’t used a scented drawer liner before your clothing is missing out! Drawer liners or papers are an aromatic experience for your dressing ritual. Soap and Paper Factory’s scented drawer papers are delicately scented in your choice of six fragrances: Verbena, Orange Blossom, Rosewood, Green Tea, Fig, and Cinnamon Clove. The paper designs are wonderful and printed on recycled paper. These papers would make a great gift for any female friend…especially one who has just moved into a new home! Available at SoapandPaperFactory.com. $28

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Chic Cosmetic Cases~ Friday, Jul 18 2008 

Cosmetic Cases or Bags make a great gift alone or filled with your favorite cosmetic items for your BFF’s. Beauty Habit has a few beauties for your gift giving selection. The cases are made of silk scarves and have vinyl linings to make them both pretty and practical. They come in both a medium and small size and are priced from $22 – $26. If you are hosting a girl’s lunch, they would make beautiful table gifts when tied with colorful silk ribbons! No paper needed. You can save an additional 20% Off by using Coupon Code: INSTYLE08. Offer Expires: 07/31/08.

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Give The Gift Of Luxury Zzzzzzzzz’s! Saturday, Jul 12 2008 

If you know a woman that has a passion for the finer things in life, and she loves her jammies, here is the perfect gift. As seen on Extra and in the New York Times and Travel in Leisure, these Embroidered Pajamas are made with a very high thread count of 100% Egyption Cotton. They come in many designs and colors, and arrive in their own wonderful pillow case. Use the case to cover those nasty airline pillows while traveling. Your recipient of your could taste and these pajamas will not only thank you, but they will be counting threads instead of sheep while they sleep! $148 at threadcountzzz.com

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Gifts Of Beauty For Girlie Girlfirends Thursday, Jul 3 2008 

When in doubt, buy something Beautiful for your friend. Afterall, can we ever have enough cosmetics, smell good things, bubble baths, spa treatments? Nah! I have a bathroom filled with lovely beauty gifts I have been given or have presented to myself. It is mighty fun not spending the hard earned dollars on these type of things. Here are my suggestions for gifts of beauty that will get you kudos for your great taste, from your favorite friend. Wish we had Smell Shopping here!

Isn’t this a pretty little bauble? Besides being lovely to look at, it is filled with 40 Ounces of Wish no23 bubble bath. Admitingly, I haven’t tried this brand, I am only recommending it on looks alone….the bottle is gorgeous! But how could you go wrong with notes of Rice Flower & Bergamot, Almond Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, and Avacado Oil, and bubbles? It is sure to soften the heart of any recipient! $48.00 at PinkOliveBoutique.com

Now here is something I can talk about! The Lollia Relax Eveining Bubble Bath is a great gift for anyone on your list. I received this as a thoughtful gift from Ms. Barbara, and I really enjoyed it. Not only does the scent send me…think white flowers and fruit oil.…the vitamin E oil leaves you feeling silky long after the bubbles have gone. Equally as lovely is the cork sealed bottle! The recipient will feel as if she is opening up a bottle of fine wine! Terrific gift that will leave you smelling pretty! $ 32 at lollialife.com

Laura Mercier’s Almond Coconut Milk Souffle is my “go to gift,” for girlfriends I love. Why? Because I love and use this product myself. The fragrance is irresistible…at least my husband thinks so. With notes of almond, coconut, vanilla, and powdered sugar with a hint of cinnamon, it smells good enough to eat. It comes in a very large jar (12 ounces) and keeps you moisturized all day. I wear it to bed at night and smell and sleep very sweetly. Scrumshish! $55 at LauraMercier.com

Orgasm Lip Gloss And Nail Polish Gift Set ($40 Value)

Do you have a friend who is looking for The Big O? Of course, you do! Well, here it is, and whether you buy dinner is up to you. Nars Orgasm Lip Gloss And Nail Polish Set is a must have. The color is fantastic…kind of a peachy pink that gives you that “afterglow.” Gloss is gleamy great. I haven’t tried the nail polish, but I think it would be a perfect toe nail color! Wonderful present for any girlfriend….without strings attached. Found only at Sephora.com for $30.

Nail the perfect gift…….The Robertson Exclusive from Chanel Cosmetics! Designed in a limited edition jst for the shopping mecca Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. California cool colors are as bright and fun as a California day. Besides the names with attitude and the quality of Chanel’s nail lacquer, your gift becomes even more special as these great polishes can only be purchased on Chanel.com or at The Robertson Chanel Boutique. If you have a big gift budget, give all for colors or add a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure to your favorite color. $25 each at Chanel.com


A Bounty Of Beach Bags~ Thursday, Jun 26 2008 

Updated for 2009!

Is your BFF a Beach Baby or a Sun Goddess? If so, she most likely would enjoy a new Beach Bag. These affordable bags make great gifts as is, but even better if filled with beach necessities like, a good beach book, suntanning lotion, beach towel, water bottle, etc. Selected for their style and price points, these bags will be turning heads from ship to shore.

And don’t miss my new collection of the best in swimwear for 2009!
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Take along your sunscreen and Marc Jacobs on your next seaside vacation. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Big Print Tote is colorful cotton canvas with leather handles. It folds to tuck away into your suit case. $170 at Net-a-porter.com

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Here’s a retro looking beach bag by Mad Imports. Love the old school look. Perfect for the beach or farmers market. Available in Ocean or Express. On sale for $48. Originally $80 at happy-la.com

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Echo Design’s Geo Nautical beach Tote is bold and colorful. Extra large and big enough to hold that trashy beach book and all of your necessities. Fun! $58 at EchoDesign.com

Sandy Chilewich has created the perfect beach tote! Bright and bold colors and prints……and roomy! Their durable vinyl construction will will keep the sea and sand at bay. Available in seven contemporary prints at unicahome.com $68


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Of course I love the stunning studded Fleur-di-lis design of this great carry all bag. Beach bling! $109 at BostonProper.com



Great braided detailing on this terrific tote! By Big Buddha. perfect for carrying everything ship to shore! Also available in black. $54 at FredaLa.com Save an additional 10% Off With Coupon Code: NEWYEARNEWME Offer Expires: March 1st!

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Here’s a little bohemian chic to take to the beach! It’s the Tribal Trio bag in canvas print. Love thee tassels and beading! Available at EchoDesign.com for $78


Whimsical in black and white……the Flowie Garden Love Dumpling Bag…….is fully lined and perfect for running to the beach or wherever. Designed by textile designer Yaling Hou. 100% Linen. $66 at DesignPublic.com

Get color….all five colors…..and have the cutest bag on the beach. Fairly traded from Madagascar……the hand wrapped raffia design is bright and cheery. Love it! $66 at Btcelements.com Save 20% Off with Code: grechen.

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Love the sizzl’n stripes of this French Cotton and washable Beach Bag! Great colors and a hefty size. $58 at quelobjet.com


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The Echo Oversized Tote is big enough to fit all of the essentials and colorful enough to attract the right kind of attention. $58 at LunaBoston.com Use Coupon Code: Now on sale for $29  And save 20% off with Coupon Code:  luckybreaks12 Expires May 3rd.

Pretty and practically indestructible, the Damask Tote from RoomServiceHome.com is perfect for any summer activity, beach, flea markets, sporting events, and more. Available in three sizes (the large tote is backordered until 06/30/08) and priced from $24 – $44.

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I’m loving all of the Market Bags that are in style this year. of course, they can be used for more than going to the market. This set of three bags (unbelievable deal) could be used for so many things. The large bag at 17″ x 15″ x 6″ would make the perfect beach bag. Available in 4 colors/patterns at MaryJaneBags.com for $28.

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Gifts For Girlfriends: Sole Savers Friday, Jun 20 2008 

If you have a friend that has a long march to work, the subway, or shops alot, these Spare Soles from ShopIntuition.com will delight her all the way to her tippy toes! An ingenious idea that will have your BFF feeling footloose and comfy. After all, we can’t actually wear our Jimmy Choo 4 inch heels for more than a couple of hours, right? $25.00 for the shoe and pouch.

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If you don’t have time to wait for your tippy toes to dry following a manicure, your girlfriend probably doesn’t either. Flex Flop Pedi Please to the rescue! The portable flip flops and their case are a clever idea for yourself or gift giving list. This is one gift that is sure to be used, over and over. $50 for the set at shopmanhattanite.com

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Gifts for Girlfriends~ Sunday, Jun 8 2008 

We love our handbags, don’t we? At the prices today, it would normally be a bit spendy to treat a friend to a hot handbag. These mini satin Deux Lux purses would make a great gift at a great price. They make a pretty evening bag, big enough for the cell phone, lip gloss, credit card, and cab money. Or wouldn’t they be a chic cosmetic bag? $42 at RavinStyle.com

Gifts For Girlfriends~ Tuesday, May 20 2008 

Let’s face it. Nobody knows what a girl wants more than another girl. I have put on my girlie thinking cap and started shopping for you and I. Enjoy the collection.

You may also want to check out my new Gift Guide 2008: For Her!

If you are having a girls lunch…....Vera Bradley has a pretty table favor.  The Raspberry Fizz Note Cube features a lovely pattern with coordinating sheets (600) of note paper.  Now on sale for $12 each at VeraBradley.com


Zitomer on Madison Avenue in NYC has a great website, Zitomer.com, chalk filled with ideas for girlfriends. These little silk Chris Notti sleep masks would be a perfect party favor for all of your gal pals. After all, we need our beauty sleep! $20 in many great designs.

Mom always said to eat your carrots. Now you can shop at carrotandstickpress.com and get your vitamin and shopping boost with their colorful paper goods. I have gifted friends with their offset printed notebooks. There are so many designs to choose from, you will have to buy more than one. At $6.00 each, you can buy them all! They also make good table favors, or just a small birthday present that makes a big impact.

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Do you have a lingerie bag? I don’t but I have always wanted one. I think they are especially necessary now for traveling. I mean, do you really want your undies spilling out on the security line conveyor belt? or if you check your bag……..which inspector do you want touching your Cosobellas? lapinvilardi.com has some really beautiful lingerie bags, like the Coco Walk Lingerie Bag. It is pretty, yet modern. Makes a pefect birthday gift or personal bridal shower gift. Don’t you think? $36.00

Save 15% on anything at lapinvilardi.com with Coupon Code: XMAS08 Expiration Not Stated but new on November 18th 2008

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Want to know a secret? It’s Hollywood’s stylist and celebrity secret to always looking pulled together. Hollywood Fashion Tape has saved me more than once. It is a clear tape that will temporarily fix a torn him, close a blouse where the button just popped, and more! It is fabric and skin friendly, and easy on the wallet, too, at $6.95! Get one for yourself and one for every friend you have. Buy it at shopmanhattanite.com and save 15% Using Coupon Code: Stylebakery15 until 05/31/08.

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Only us girls can appreciate the phrase “Don’t Get Your Panties in A Bunch.” You know exactly what that means! Dianne Brill does too, and has created Lip Lingerie lip gloss for those days when you are feeling a bit bunchie. In shades that reflect your mood such as: Pearly Panty, Frilly Thong, Sheer String, and more. packaged together in a very giftable box, these mini glosses are sheer genius! So put your big girl panties on and run to BeautyHabit.com. They are the perfect girlie gift at $47.

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Give your girlfriend a hand, then give yourself a round of applause for being so clever. These goats milk and glycerin little hand soaps would make any girl smile. Gives a new meaning to the phrase hand soap. 10 come in a bag. $24 at The W Hotel Store. They will be 20% less if you use Coupon Code:XA7T6 by May 31, 2008.

For the Over Forty woman, these Designer Sunreaders are a must! How fun is a day in the sun without a good beach book? If you or your girlfriend needs help reading, these will be a well appreciated gift. $24 from RoomServiceHome.com.


Stephanie Johnson does great bags….cosmetic bags, weekend bags, brush and bottle bags, and more! She also has a celebrity following. Give your girlfriend the star treatment with Stephanie’s Susan” Jewelry Roll. It is contemporary, sleek, and a gem of an idea for bridesmaids, birthdays, or any other gifting occasion. $53 at stephaniejohnson.com

No more stray hairs! Don’t you just hate it when you discover a little chin hair while you are out and about? How embarrassing! Delight.com has a delightful gift that will banish those unwanted hairs in a flash. Beauty A Go-Go is a kit that will have you plucking on the go. A darling beauty set that has a compact holding two ultra thin mirrors, and a very cute pair of tweezers. Better yet, the tweezers come with a mirror suction cup, so you always know where to find them! For $28.89, it is a sheer delight! If you purchase anything on Delight.com’s for $35 or more, website now until May 27, 2008 use Coupon Code: LongWeekend for Free Shipping.

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Here’s a yummy idea that will keep your girlfriends on their toes. The Peppermint Patti Pedi is a delicious gift found at KleanBathand Body.com. It’s sandal season, but us girls don’t need a reason to have a spa experience at home. Inside this perfectly presented present you will find: Devil Made Me Do It Chocolate Sugar Polish, Peppermint Dream Whipped Shea Body Butter, Peppermint Bath Syrup, Peppermint Dream KLEAN Mist, Pumice Stone or Pumice Paddle, Scrub Brush, Toe Separators, and a pair of socks! Eight sinfully delicious items for $55.00! While at KLEAN, take a look at their other all natural products for yourself. This would be a fun idea for a bridesmaid party. I have given this item as a gift, and I can tell you it was well received! Let your fingers do the walking and click on over to KleanBathandBody.com!


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We girls love to get cozy! if we can look good while doing it, that is a plus. These Pom Pom Throws from Calypso Celle are just the ticket to comfort and joy. The colors are the best. Think how great they will look on your girlfriends bed, sofa, or chair. $50 at calypso-celle.com

What could be more comforting that a bubble bath, a good read, and a glass of bubbly or wine? Sounds like heaven to me! Delight.com has your answer for a little “me time” for you or a friend. The Sustainable Bamboo Bath Caddy And Wine Holder makes a much appreciated gift. It is adjustable to fit most tubs and promises to adjust your mood, too! $46.50 at Delight.com.

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What girl doesn’t love a sweet smelling candle? i ran across these Primal Elements Icon Candles at Fredla.com, and thought they were unique and fun with their added bling. Burn time is 65 hours each. They come in scents of Tahitian Vanilla bean, cashmere and amber fragrance, or lily and apricot depending on the style you choose. Fun! $22.00

Save 10% Off Anything at Fredla.com with Coupon Code:  NEWYEARNEWME  Expires:  March 1st 2009