November 30, 2018

How I’m Wrapping My Gifts This Year, Michelin Star Restaurants & A Cozy Coat

Sweater: Mango (similar here) | Denim: Levis | Loafers: Sarah Flint c/o

Happy Friday! Can you all believe that we’re officially in December tomorrow? I can’t. Rather than packing all of the fun holiday stuff into December, I’m trying to mix it up between December and January. This way, once the holidays are over, there is still plenty of fun activities to look forward to. That’s what we did last year and it ended up being a success, at least on our post-holiday mental state.

Last year, one of my closet friends, Sonia, wrapped all of her gifts in white butchers paper and finished it off with white twine and a little stem from a Christmas tree as an added touch. If you want to be extra fancy (for your VIPs, as she put it), you could add a rosemary sprig. It was both incredibly chic and cost effective!

Also, these DIY wrapping ideas for presents are so clever!

A friend of mine had a photo book made from this website and it was so beautiful. It inspired me to take my favorite photos, especially that just live on my phone, and do something similar. Then there’s Alicia, who I’ve known since the beginning of my blogging days, that also used the site to start printing out her photos. Sign me up!

Winter weather dehydrates our skin like crazy! Now’s the time to treat yourself to a luxury facial from some of the best spas in NYC. For those of you on a budget or searching for a gift idea, here are the best facials under $200.

I don’t think Martha Stewart will be taking another Uber anytime soon..

Were any moms out there a victim of this prank? Literally made me laugh out loud.

A sweater that matches my seasonal drink of choice.

One of my personal favorite posts of mine: experience and gifts by mail that are sure to wow!

What a cozy coat. I love it so much. And then there’s this one, which is pricier, but so good!

3 healthy behaviors that can affect your sleep.

Check out the list of NYC Michelin Star Restaurants for 2019.

I can’t believe these over the knee boots are 50% off!

Have the best weekend and as always, so thankful for all of you!

xo,

Helena

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14 comments

  • Roses for Fridays | by mia

    Yes we are definitely will be officially in the Decembre Christmas mood … love ♥️it!
    Happy Friday and Happy Holidays!

    🍂🌸🍁ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🍂🌸🍁 | by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Rach

    I am so loving these wrapping gift ideas! Totally trying it out this year!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • Rena

    Oh, really a great idea to use butchers paper for wrapping gifts! I often use simply packing paper 🙂
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • Ewa Macherowska

    Love your sweater <3

    http://www.evdaily.blogspot.com

  • Kira

    Oops – I think you may have forgotten to link the website (Artifact Uprising) that prints photos.

    Love your blog and all your gift wrapping ideas! x

    • Helena

      Hi Kira,

      Oops! I did! thank you for letting me know!

      xo,
      Helena

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Love how your friend wrapped her Christmas presents last year! I do similar, but with brown florists paper, wrapped with ribbon and either a small card, or the persons name written decoratively on the wrapping paper. Simple and sophisticated!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  • ALicia Moore

    I love the outfit you have on, especially those loafers! Another great way to gift wrap that I have used is black (or any dark color) wrapping paper decorated with hand drawn winter pictures or stars using metallic markers (like Sharpies). Decorate with black and white twine and fresh greens or even pictures from old unused Christmas cards, easy peasy!

  • nat

    i love the idea of using white butchers paper and twine for xmas wrapping!

    xx

    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

  • Alexa M Johnson

    Loving this cozy cute outfit!

    http://ALEXAMJOHNSON.COM

  • Uma

    really great idea!! love it a lot!

  • Adrianna Zakher

    I love DIY paper wrapping. So rustic and thoughtful 🙂 Here’s a dope gift guide for people that own everything! https://llegance.com/experience/

    Have a lovely holiday xo

  • sabitha

    Nice post I love the outfit you have on, especially those loafers! Another great way to gift wrap that I have used is black (or any dark color) wrapping paper decorated with hand drawn winter pictures or stars using metallic markers (like Sharpies) thanks for sharing

  • Qayamat Ki Raat

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