SFB’s 2018 Holiday Gift Idea Edition

Posted on: December 12, 2018

Hi Loves,

I know it’s been sometime since I’ve posted, but I’m back with a holiday gift guide just for you.

Finding the perfect gift isn’t easy and can be stressful all together. Well, I’m hoping to make your holiday shopping painless and stress free and easy. Here’s my list of great gift ideas for every person in your life.

I can’t believe the holidays are basically here. Every year, I feel like it always sneaks up on me and BAM its here. As much as we try and prepare and get ready it can be overwhelming. Especially trying to find the perfect gift.

As craziness and stressful this season can be at times, we must remember its the season of giving yes as well as receiving. Sometimes we can get carried away and forget the true meaning of the holidays and what it’s all about. Just remember during this season, that it’s not about the amount of money you spend but the thought and gesture that matters the most. Along with spending time with your loved ones, and enjoy each and every moment. Not to mention to believing in the magic of the season. Never stop believing!

Also-stay tuned via my Instagram (@SocialFashionistaBeauty) because I’ll be doing some holiday giveaways because I’m all about giving the LOVE back to all of you who have followed me through my journey! So stick around and stay tuned, you won’t want to miss these gifts!!

Now let’s get shopping Loves!

Gift Ideas for ALL THE LADIES 

The Little Words Project Bracelet ( Use my CODE: LWP223NU for 10% OFF your Order)

C+I Designs By Emily DeSouza ( Use code: FFHOL18 for 25% OFF your Order)

Caudalie Gift Sets  $12-$79

Ecru New York Tinted Lipsticks  $24

Spa/Acupuncture/ Wellness Gift Card  (Favorite Spa/Wellness retreat of choice; Click for suggestion)

Sephora Gift Card 

West Elm Monogram Coasters $34 

FitBit  $99.95

Henri Bendel Handbag $250

Givenchy Mini Leather Satchel Bag $984

Vici Drape Back Sweater $54

Natori Robe $98

Voluspa Candle Set  $36

For The Men/Man in your Life


FitBit  $99.95

 

 

Charles Tyrwhitt Shirt $29.50-$69

 

POWR Wireless Car Mount Charger $39.95

Spa/Acupuncture/ Wellness Gift Card  (Favorite Spa/Wellness retreat of choice; Click for suggestion)

Whiskey Lovers Set $179.99

The Men’s Store at Bloomingdale’s Cashmere Scarf $64.80

Chanel Bleu De Chanel Eau De Parfum $154

Ralph Lauren Half-Zip Sweater $79.99

Art of Shaving Gift Sets/Gift Card  $60-$200

For the Sports lovers (For both Men+ Women) 

NFL Apparel (Use code: FOOTBALL25 for 25% OFF)

MLB Apparel  (Use Code: BAT1 for FREE SHIPPING)

NBA Apparel  (Use code: HOLIDAYS for 60% OFF and FREE SHIPPING)

Golfing Apparel and Gift Card

 

There you have it! I hope this Holiday Gift Guide is useful and helpful for you! Hopefully your holiday shopping is stress free and enjoyable. Don’t forget to watch my instastories and Instagram ( @SocialFashionistaBeauty) for the holiday giveaways. Follow @SocialFashionistaBeauty for more! Happy Holidays!!

As always thanks for reading, following along and supporting me on this journey!


Holidays with Friends at Black Barn Restaurant NYC

Posted on: December 15, 2016

I love this time of the year!

A time to spend with loved ones, a time of giving, a time to reflect and a time to celebrate. This year I had the pleasure of celebrating a milestone birthday holiday style with my beautiful friend and fellow blogger Ellese of Rock Paper Glam. Her special evening was celebrated at: Black Barn Restaurant located at: 19 E 26th street. Black Barn NYC is an upscale, elegant and classy restaurant that serves American fares with a barn inspired chef’s table experience. With a plethora of choices to offer even gluten-free and vegan fares that will surely satisfy your tastebuds and tummies. If you’re looking for a place to host your holiday party or any party look no further, Black Barn NYC is the place and trust me when I say this, YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!!

The evening was filled with many smiles, laughs, champagne and delicious food. We were served in one of their private rooms to enjoy a four course meal that consisted of fresh, decadent chef’s favorites that were devoured by us all. Let’s just say our tummies were thankful and full. It was an amazing evening for us all to come together to share a meal, celebrate the lovely Ellese and her 30th Birthday and to add more memories to cherish forever! Hopefully you were able to catch my Instastories(@SocialFashionistaBeauty) and Snapchat(SocFashBeaut17) to see all the fun that evening A great experience for my 1st time to Black Barn and it certainly won’t be my last.

  

Photos Taken By: @SocialFashionistaBeauty, @ElleseLauner, @Whatthedoost, @EnlightenedByBravery and @Frasen9

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A Special Thank you to Ellese for hosting a beautiful evening and for having me and to Black Barn Restaurant for the fresh, delicious and phenomenal food and for hosting us all!

Book your next party at Black Bar Restaurant

Happy Holidays Everyone!

As always thanks for reading, following and support me in my journey!


Friends giving 2016

Posted on: December 1, 2016

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This year my husband and I hosted our 3rd annual Friendsgiving. An evening filled with lots of laughs, love and a whole lot of food. We definitely feasted that evening. I may have gone a little overboard on the food–let’s just say that  it was enough to feed an army. Another fact about me:  I enjoy hosting, entertaining, cooking and creating recipes to share with everyone. All I can say is that it was worth it and I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. To be honest, I didn’t take many photos from the evening, why you ask? Although, I enjoy capturing all of life’s moments. I simply wanted to enjoy the evening with our friends and take in the moment. If you follow me on Snapchat (SocFashBeaut17) then you saw a glimpse of the festivities. I love this time of the year, it gives me all kinds of feels. It made me realize even more how blessed, grateful and thankful my husband and I are for family and friends.

Before every Friendsgiving I also prep before the evening. I think of the menu, tablescape and home decor for the evening. My go to source for inspiration is Pinterest. Pinterest is a great resource for all sorts of things, definitely a website to check out if you haven’t already. As for the invitations I make sure to send them out way in advance to give our guest ample time to make work out their schedules. I love a good handwritten letter any day. I’m all about personal notes and touches. But since we live in a Social Media and Tech day in age my go to source to send out invitations is via Evite. It’s user friendly, it has a variety of invitation templates to choose from and your guest will receive your invite instantly via email. Simple, fast and easy. Our theme for the evening was Chic Holiday Glam using accents of Silver and Gold. I love having fresh flowers and candles to add to the table. Fresh roses are beautiful, they smell great and they make for a great centerpiece for any table spread. Candles add a nice touch to your tablescape and home decor. Giving off that intimate and homey feel.  I added some glitter pine cones, votive candle holders, gourds and painter hurricanes. With little accents here and there, I kept the tablescapes and decor simple, elegant and chic. 

For the Appetizer Table: I added a few gourds to the table I thought they fit perfectly for Fall and our Friendsgiving theme. I filled some silver painted hurricanes with old wine corks and filled red mason jars with flowers to complete the table spread. 

For the Main Dining Table: I had fresh flowers in low vases and glass hurricanes with floating candles as the main centerpieces. I added a few glitter pine cones as table accents. 

Most of my tablescape decor came from: Michaels, Party City, Pier 1, Target, and Home Goods.

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Give Thanks Banner

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Thanksgiving Napkins

Plates 

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Cheers Marquee Light

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Give Thanks Sign

Glass Votive Holders

The Menu 

Appetizers

Sweet Potato Bites

Apple Roast Beef Crostini’s with Honey Drizzle

Cranberry and Pomegranate Crostini’s

Assorted Cheese, Grapes, Crackers and Almonds

Main Courses

All Organic and Gluten-Free (Minus the Dinner rolls)

Baked Mac and Cheese

Roasted Garlic Parmesan String Beans

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

Pesto Pasta

Roast Parmesan Cauliflower

Roast Balsamic Brussel Sprouts with Turkey Bacon

Cranberry Stuffing

Mash Potatoes

Gravy

Honey Roasted Carrots

Turkey

CornBread

Hawaiian Dinner Rolls

Dessert

Mini Salted Caramel Apple Pies

Mini Nutella Filled Donuts

Nutella Donuts

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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[PHOTO ABOVE TAKEN BY ENLIGHTENEDBYBRAVERY]

[PHOTO ABOVE TAKEN BY ENLIGHTENEDBYBRAVERY]

This year, we welcomed old and new friends and family to our home. Our Friendsgiving was filled with many fond moments that we can add to the book of memories we’ve compiled over the years. After eating, we enjoyed some laughs, drank wine and played a few fun rounds of Charades. All in all the evening was fun and enjoyable. We thank everyone who came and enjoyed the evening with us. We’re thankful, grateful and blessed to have you all in our lives. Thankful to see another year and share a wonderful evening with friends who’ve become family. Our hearts are overjoyed with so much love and I know how tummies were filled and stuffed with delicious food. Thankful, grateful and happy to end 2016 on a good note and with more memories to cherish forever. May we continue to celebrate the good times in our lives together in the years to come. 

What are you thankful for this year? 

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey. 

 




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