Gilt City Boston Warehouse Sale

Last night Jonathan and I stopped by the special preview for the Gilt Warehouse Sale.  This two-day event features Gilt’s top brands—from men’s and women’s fashion to home accessories—at up to 90% off retail.
It was a huge space that was filled to the gills with clothing, shoes, handbags, homegoods and much more. We wandered around the space checking out everything while drinking cocktails and munching on Pop Chips.
Marchesa, Valentino, Carolina Herrera…. I spotted ions of designer duds that were absolutely gorgeous…..but since I already recevied a beautiful present this week from the Mister, I tried to be good.
Jonathan snagged a pair of brown Varvatos boots that I really like, and I snapped up a couple Frette robes, and one other present for a little one in our lives that I don’t want to spoil by posting about.
If you’re around the city, there are still some tickets left for today, so check it out. More details HERE.


Mac Pro For The Masses!


Hey Y’all

Guess what is now available to everyone…..Mac Pro! Now you don’t have to travel to a pro location, or order on the phone anytime you want to purchase pro products. There’s now a Pro section on the Mac website. Come take a look!

In Your Face with Mario Testino @ the MFA Boston

Last night we attended the preview party for an upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, by Mario Testino. This is the first major US exhibition of photographs by Testino, who has captured countless iconic images for Vogue and Vanity Fair.

‘In Your Face’ features images of models and celebrities – from Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow to Gisele Bündchen and Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady.  British Royal Portraits reveals Testino’s relationship with the British Royal Family including engagement portraits of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

This is a beautiful exhibit, featuring countless photographs of well-known people. We weren’t supposed to take pictures….but I didn’t listen. Gisele, Anna Wintour, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio – so many people showed up – it was a full house.

I happened to bump into Gisele (love when that happens), and many other models.

The champagne was flowing, the food was scrumptious (I was so focused on the photos that I completely forgot to take pictures of it), and the models were gorgeous.

I highly recommend stopping by – a wonderful way to spend an afternoon meandering throughout the exhibit – the artwork is captivating.

Here are the details:
Mario Testino: In Your Face is on view from October 21, 2012-February 3, 2013 in the Ann and Graham Gund Gallery. Mario Testino: British Royal Portraits is on view from October 21, 2012-June 16, 2013 in the Herb Ritts Gallery.  Member preview days are October 18 (10–9:45), October 19 (10–9:45), and October 20 (10–4:45).

Boston Salon Week!

Do you know what this week is in Boston (and NYC other cities across the country)? And no, I’m not talking about fashion week – it’s something even better – SALON WEEK! This week Boston area salons are offering HUGE discounts on their services – All over the country, some of the most creative, talented stylists in the industry are offering their services at half off regular prices. It’s not too late to take advantage of this – Go to to see a list of participating salons!

Beauty Bite Review: Astalift Jelly Aquarysta

I started hunting for Astalift’s Jelly Aquarysta after my favorite makeup artist – the lovely Lisa Eldridge – wrote about it. Trying to find it though, was quite the challenge, as it’s not currently sold in the U.S., but after a little detective work, I discovered that Feel Unique stocks it and ships world-wide, for FREE!!!
I’ve been using this for a little more than a month, so I can give a true review. First-things-first, the texture is very distinctive – it literally feels like you’re coating your face with a thin layer of orange jello – I swear, it’s that exact texture, and little goes a longgggg way. But what makes this product especially unique, is that it’s made by Fujifilm….as in the film company. I won’t get into a whole spiel about the scientifics of the product – Lisa Eldridge clearly articulates that here, but the basic premise is that this concentrate uses the same properties to protect skin that Fujifilm uses to protect their photo film. Film is made up of collagen, which needs to be protected in order to keep it’s integrity, just as our skin has collagen, which needs to be protected as well. Crazy huh?

Since I purchased this towards the end of summer, I was very excited to try it out, since I really dislike using heavy products on my face when the weather is warm. During the summer months, this was really all I needed – I’d hop out of the shower, put this on, and be fine for the day. Now that it’s getting colder out though, I do feel that my skin needs more moisture, so I’ll use the jelly, then add a serum on top (LOVE serums).

After a month of using this, I can’t say that my skin looks any younger, although it has given my skin a certain brightness. But the main point of the Aquarysta is to protect the collagen your skin already has – in other words, to keep your skin looking as good as it does now.

Astalift Jelly Aquarysta will run you $45 for a small jar, $120 for the medium and $160 for the large jar. I’d recommend trying out the small size to see how you like it first. Also – if you sign up for emails from, they’ll let you choose one brand that you can always take 10% off for – so consider this before purchasing! Find Astalift here.

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