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Dad Style on Las Vegas Now

I don’t know if you guys know this or not but Dad’s are totally trending.

Dad hats are hotter than hot, millennials are OBSESSED with Dad Bod’s and Instagram has a gazillion accounts dedicated to HOT Dad’s (Hello @DILFS_of_Disneyland) .

With Father’s Day right around the corner now is the perfect time to up the style factor of the dad in your life with some Instagram worthy Dad trends from Tommy Bahama.

Last week I did a cute little segment on Las Vegas Now with my pal Lindsey Simon to show off some hot Dad style with the help of Tommy Bahama and some handsome gents from TNG Models.

Colorful tropical prints are everything this season (as I mentioned in my OOTD last week) and Tommy Bahama is the “Dad” of tropical prints. Cody is wearing a must-have for summer, Tommy Bahama’s Cotton Camp Shirt.

It’s feather light, airy and totally breathable.  Made of cotton with just a touch of spandex, it’s designed to move with your body.  I paired it with Tommy Bahama’s lightweight Portside 10.5 shorts which are ideal for the guy that doesn’t like to show too much leg.

Shyllon is wearing something new to the Tommy Bahama range of Camp Shirts, this AMAZING Puckered texture cotton Camp Shirt.  I AM OBSESSED with the texture and feel of this fabric!  It has a seersucker vibe and creates a put together look that is equally at home at the beach, brunch or a BBQ.  This super on-trend striped short also has the puckered texture and is so AMAZING my hubby went straight to Tommy Bahama and bought them.

I get asked by alot of readers what is the on-trend length of shorts for guys.  Too short and you look like a throwback to an early 80s Richard Simmons and too long you look frumpy and unkempt. The rule of thumb is that shorts should hit about two inches ABOVE the knee.

One of my favorite Father’s Day finds is this portable BBQ from Tommy Bahama.  I love the retro style artwork.  It folds out easily for a beach BBQ then secures with the straps and leather handle making it totally portable,

Jewaun is also wearing a Puckered Texture Cotton Camp Shirt.  I am so OBSESSED with these shirts I couldn’t stop touching them the whole segment LOL.

This print has a cool retro Hawaiian feel and I paired it with these easy, super comfy Island Chino pants then gave them a cuff at the bottom for a beachy resort look that is totally Hot Dad Worthy.

You can pick up these looks for the dad in your life at Tommy Bahama retail locations nataionwide.  In Las Vegas at Town Square, Fashion Show, Forum Shops and Miracle Mile Shops.

Click Below to watch the full segment:

Graduation Gifts Homesick Candles

Graduation Gifts

Graduation season is upon us, and with it comes the challenge of finding the perfect gift for the high school senior, brand-new college graduate, or freshly-certified Yoga instructor in your life.

Chances are your grad will be moving away to either further their education or begin their career in the real world. Why not send them off with a graduation gift that reminds them of home!

Homesick Candles is the genius idea of a group of friends who each moved away from the place they call home. The hand-poured, soy wax candles have distinctive fragrances from each city/state.   Los Angeles features notes of orange zest, lemon slices and hints of ocean breeze while Louisiana delivers notes of sweet potato, florals and citrus and Rhode Island brings the scents of maple, hay rides, cinnamon, cloves and moss.

Each Candle features a clean modern graphic of the state across the front that easily vibes with any type of decor and come packaged in a wonderfully in a luxe matte black box.

Homesick Candles

I of course sampled the Las Vegas candle.

Las Vegas isn’t exactly known for its great scents…aka smoky casinos and allergy ridden dust storms… but this candle brings Las Vegas to olfactory life in the best way.

“Desert sand and midnight air, herbs and spices from the finest restaurants, and hints of cold hard cash awaken big dreams in the City of Lights”.

Fresh, clean and full of possibilities.

Graduation Gifts

Give the gift of a whiff of home to your grad!  Homesick Candles offers 26 varieties of candles right now (including a Northern and Southern California- because of course they are totally different!) If you don’t see your home state yet be patient they plan to expand to include every state soon. Available at HomesickCandles.com

Easter Bunny Inspired Fashion

Easter Bunny Inspired Fashion

Easter is just a few days away and all I can dream about are soft fluffy bunnies!  

According to The History Channel: The first Easter Bunny legend was documented in the 1500s. By 1680, the first story about a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them in a garden was published. These legends were brought to the United States in the 1700s, when German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania Dutch country, known then as the “Oschter Haws”.  Their children made nests in which the Oschter Haws could lay its colored eggs. Eventually, the custom spread across the U.S. and the fabled rabbit’s Easter morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other types of candy and gifts, while decorated baskets replaced nests. Additionally, children often left out carrots for the bunny in case he got hungry from all his hopping.

…..and so the Easter Bunny was born!

With bunny merchandise popping up in every store faster than bunnies can, well you know, it’s hard not to embrace all the fluffiness- so why resist?

Catch the Easter Bunny Fever with my curated collection of Easter Bunny Inspired fashion you can hop into all season long:

Easter Bunny Inspired Fashion

ONE: Draper James Bonnie Bunny Skirt and Tee | TWO: Forever 21 Bunny Tail Dad Hat | Three: Minna Parikka White Leather Bunny Ear High Top Sneakers | Four: Rock On Ruby I’m a Bunny Duh Sweatshirt | Five: Forever 21 Bunny Slippers | Six: McQ Alexander McQueen Zip Clutch |  Seven: Draper James Bunny Key Fob | Eight: Rock On Ruby I’m a Bunny Duh Makeup Bag |

Serve Up a Scent-sational Gift

Tick tock, tick tock.  Has the countdown clock started moving faster?

EEK!  Just 3 shopping days left until Christmas!!!

Can you believe it!

Panic may be setting in for some of you who are totally at a loss on what to get the glam gal in your life- mostly because she has bought just about everything for herself while doing Christmas shopping (see my previous post on this subject).

Don’t flip your cookies just yet, I have the perfect gift idea that she doesn’t already have…..

Just in time for the holidays M·A·C Cosmetics has something new and now that is utterly scent-sational, M·A·C Shadescents.

Scent and lips create irresistible chemistry with M·A·C Shadescents, six new perfumes inspired by M·A·C ‘s most iconic Lipstick shades. Lady Danger thrills with notes of wild cherry and Ruby Woo goes bold with whiffs of deep red leather. Notes of saffron, incense smoke, and cordovan leather surprise and intoxicate in My Heroine. Candy Yum-Yum conjures tropical fruit and cotton candy and Velvet Teddy calls forth wild honey and creamy musk. Crème d’Nude evokes the vibrant sexiness of naked skin.

I sampled three from the Collection: Candy Yum-Yum, Velvet Teddy and Creme d’Nude.

Candy Yum-Yum a fruity floral with tropical fruit and cotton candy. [“Electric fruits and a shock of pink are at the heart of Candy Yum-Yum. Pink guava gives energy to this iconic M·A·C shade. The contrast of delicate cherry blossom and sophisticated Moroccan iris bring to life the girl who likes what she wants and wants what she likes. The gourmand aspect of the scent makes it irresistible and addictive, with a flourish of pink cotton candy woven throughout and a luscious vanilla to finish.“]

Créme d’Nude an amber musk intended to evoke naked skin. [“The nude-coloured pigment of Crème d’Nude Lipstick inspires a scent capturing the vibrant sexiness of clean, radiant, glowing skin. A cocoon of velvet musk envelops the structure of the fragrance, while neroli emits a freshness and luminosity of sensual skin. Texture comes through with a soft butter suede accord that blends pure ambrette seeds with a lip-smooth Madagascar vanilla bean. Universal in its appeal, wearable day, night, everywhere in between.”]

Velvet Teddy  with wild honey and creamy musk. [“A silky smooth current of wild honey and creamy musk runs through this oriental fragrance inspired by the sensuality of our Velvet Teddy shade. An opening of bright bergamot and spicy ginger zest is tempered with a rich and sensual tobacco flower. The heart of the fragrance is one of soft golden mimosa, vanilla orchid and an almost edible wild honey accord. A beautifully rendered finish of liquid musk, smoky papyrus root and an addictive infusion of exotic tonka bean make this your go-everywhere-and-anywhere fragrance.”]

My favorite scent is Velvet Teddy.  So yummy, it combines a delicious citrus with honey and tobacco.  If you are a fan of Tom Ford or Byredo fragrances you will LOVE this one and the price (just $57 for the scent and $17 for the lip color).

 M·A·C Shadescents are available at all M·A·C  retail locations and at MACCosmetics.com 

If you are here in Vegas M·A·C Cosmetics is located at: The Forum Shops, Miracle Mile Shops, Town Square and inside Macys at Fashion Show Mall

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Holiday Spirits

Nothing gets me more in the holiday mood than a festive cocktail.   It’s one of the only things that gets me through the whole Christmas Shopping experience.

My husband and I make a pub crawl out of it, for every gift checked off the list we treat ourselves to an adult beverage (carrot- stick.. lol.. hey it works).

With shopping time running short and the crowds at the mall growing bigger and crankier I thought it was the perfect time to pair two of my favorite things: Gifts and Cocktails!

I partnered with Neiman Marcus to bring you some fun cocktail inspired gift ideas paired with delicious seasonal cocktails from Neiman Marcus’ Cafe.

There are even a couple drink recipes so you can mix up some cocktails at home to sip while you wrap the gifts!

Sip sip, shop shop!

Neiman Marcus Cafe Cocktail:  Cranberry Ginger Mule

Gift Ideas:  I am OBSESSED with these boozy little literature books.  Each takes a witty alcohol infused spin on the classics.

Gone with the Gin Leather-Covered Book. We know your type. You love the smell of napalm in the morning, you see dead people, and you’re the king (or queen!) of the world. No matter your cinematic stripe, there’s a beverage (or ten) tailor-made just for you.  A perfect gift for film buffs and a terrific twist on movie nights, Gone with the Gin is the ultimate cocktail book for die-hard silver screen aficionados who prefer to be shaken, not stirred. Included within are 50 delicious drinks—paired with winking commentary on history’s most quotable films—plus an all-star lineup of drinking games, movie-themed munchies, and illustrations throughout.

Tequila Mockingbird Leather-Covered Book. A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, “Tequila Mockingbird” is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history s most beloved novels.  The book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout.  Even if you don t have a B.A. in English, tonight you re gonna drink like you do!

Neiman Marcus Cafe Cocktail: Holiday Sparkler

Gift Ideas: Champagne Armand de Brignac Les Petites D’Armand de Brignac Gold BrutSugarfina 3-Piece But First, Cocktails Bento Box and 4-in-1 Bar Tool.

Champagne Armand de Brignac Les Petites D’Armand de Brignac Gold Brut.  The ultimate luxury gift for the 2016 holiday season, only 1,000 created for the world.  Les Petites D’Armand de Brignac are finished by hand, with the application of French pewter labels, polished and housed in handcrafted wooden gift boxes, ensuring no two bottles are ever exactly the same.

Sugarfina 3-Piece But First, Cocktails Bento Box. I can’ t get enough of Sugarfina right now!  The gorgeous colors and designs of these gourmet candies draw your attention, while the flavors cater to the most sophisticated of palates. This cocktail inspired bento box is a perfect gift for your sugar momma, or daddy, lol.  The three Lucite cubes include Brut & Rose Champagne Gummies (my personal favorite) , Peach Bellini, and Kir Royale gourmet candies.

4-in-1 Bar Tool.  Know someone who is always searching for their bar tools?  Now he can have all the bar tools he needs in one gadget!  This handy bar tool is an ice breaker, corkscrew, liquid measure, and bottle opener all in one.

Neiman Marcus Cafe Cocktail: High Shiner

Gift Ideas: “Easy on the Ice” and “Seeing Double” Cocktail Napkins.

The cutest cocktail napkins EVER!  Each set comes with four napkins embroidered with witty quips.

Neiman Marcus Cafe Cocktail: New Moon Manhattan

Gift Ideas: The Whiskey Deck Playing Cards, Carry On Cocktail Kit Bloody Mary and Carry On Cocktail Kit The Sprinkle.

Whiskey Deck Playing Cards each card is printed with a unique fact, memorable quote or drink recipe relating to the world of whiskey.

Carry On Cocktail Kit Bloody Mary.  TSA approved drinking! Kit includes bar spoon, bloody Mary mix, rimming salt and 2 mini pickles.

Gray Malin Carry On Cocktail Kit The Sprinkle.  Perfect for the traveler who likes to have happy hour at 36,000 feet.  Kit includes supplies for two Sprinkle Vodka & Tonics: rainbow sprinkles, tonic syrup, 0.5-oz. jigger, bar spoon, linen coaster, striped straw, and an adorbs flamingo stirrer.

Make it at home:

2 ounces red wine

1/2 ounce bourbon

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1 large ice sphere

3 gourmet maraschino cherries.

Orange peel

Shake all of the ingredients together with ice for 20 seconds.  Rub orange peel around rim of glass.  Add ice sphere to glass then pour mixture over ice sphere using a strainer.  Drop one cheery inside drink and then add two more on a cocktail stirrer or rosemary sprig to garnish.

Neiman Marcus Cafe Cocktail: Winter Wine

Gift Ideas: Owl’s Brew Premium Craft Cocktail Mixer Mulling Spices.

OMG this is soooo good!  It’s a brewed tea with Chai spices mixer blended to pair with bourbon, spiced rum, red wine or champagne. Yaas!

Make it at home:

So easy!  2 parts Owl’s Brew mixed with 1 part red wine, shake, pour and garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.  This drink can be served hot OR cold!

Make sure to stop into Neiman Marcus’s Cafe this week while Gift Shopping and try these spirited cocktails for yourself.

All gifts in this post available at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show or at a Neiman Marcus location near you.

What’s your favorite Holiday cocktail?