If you’ve recently gotten engaged, you know the wave of wedding planning responsibilities can hit you hard. Many brides say they are often more stressed about the side events like wedding showers than the actual big day. Whether you are having a surprise shower or planning one yourself, you still need to create a wedding registry.
To make your life easier, we’ve come up with a list of the best wedding shower gifts out there for you to add to your registry. Some are unique and trendy while others are essential and traditional. Check out the full list here.
Imagine being under your bed sheets at night knowing that you are sleeping in the same room that one of your favorite celebrities slept in as well. How about swimming in a pool that once hosted some of Hollywood’s hottest stars during its golden age? For those who have the funds, this can all be a reality.
There are several luxurious celebrity homes that have hit the rental market this year. Find out which of your favorite celebrities are renting their properties. Scope them out and either gain more imagery for your fantasy or rent them and live out your dreams.
Celebrity, super mom, and entrepreneur, Jessica Alba, just gave birth to a new baby boy. Born on New Year’s Eve, Hayes Alba Warren is Jessica’s third child. Cash Warren and Jessica Alba are already parents to two daughters: Honor and Haven. In celebration of their newborn son, we put together a list of the 10 best gifts for moms and their babies.
These are the gifts we’d give Jessica Alba, but they are fit for any new mom and her child. We’ve covered the basics like cozy socks, bathrobes, and monogrammed blankets. As well as the must-have stroller and bassinet that is celebrity-mom approved. Check out the full list to see all of our gift suggestions.
There are many traditions that died on the internet. Host and hostess gifts are not one of them. Especially during the holidays, if you are invited into someone else’s home, it is polite to come prepared with a gift. If you want to ever be invited back this is guest etiquette 101.
Giving a gift does not excuse you from acting appropriately either. Always pepper your language with lots of “please” and thank you,” and let your host or hostess know that you appreciate all of their efforts. A small amount of gratitude will always go a long way.
Since the holidays are the season when you are spending money like mad, please make sure you set a gift budget and stick to it. For a more personal gift consider something handmade. Photographs of your favorite memories or a mixed playlist are easy to host gifts.
If attending a dinner, consider bringing along a food and drink basket as a host or hostess gift. Just don’t demand that the host open your gift in front of the other guests. Leave that up to them to decide.
Also, don’t fall into the trap of buying them something that you actually want yourself. This is always in poor taste. Please don’t be the guy who gives the vegan a big bag of deli meat sandwiches. Home décor is usually a safe bet when it comes to host and hostess gifts. A luxury throw blanket or cozy bathrobe are other gifts that never go out of style and are the perfect thank you for an overnight stay.
Being on the red carpet with a towel in your hair and only a bathrobe on sounds like it is a nightmare. But you don’t need to be woken up, this is no dream. What started as athleisure and style based on comfort has turned into much more. Celebrities are now taking the hygge lifestyle to the extreme, and wearing their bathrobes in public.
And not just to a casual store or local diner, they are wearing them on the red carpet and on the cover of Vogue. Leave it to Rihanna to make a trend official. She not only wore a bath towel in her hair on the cover of Vogue Paris, she actually made it look good. Enviously good.
While at first blush, this trend seems like an Ashton Kutcher-style prank, it is seriously catching on. Many trace its origins to Mariah Carey or Burberry’s 2016 runway show. Wherever it started, it’s clear bath-leisure is now a thing.
Celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Kim Kardashian West have also been donning bath-leisure looks. Pajamas, kimonos, slippers, and more are also incorporated into this trend and has been worn by many celebrities throughout the year.
The only question is are you bold enough to go beyond your mailbox in a bathrobe and hair towel? There is something appealing about being able to rock it in attire normally reserved for the bathroom. Plus, you know you will be extra cozy doing so.
You’re at dinner and someone spills red wine on your dress. Unfortunately, this is a scene that happens all too often. Unless you live your life as a recluse, stains are a common occurrence. To help you the next time this uncomfortable situation arises, we’ve put together this handy guide to teach you how to remove the toughest stains from many different types of fabric.
The first rule of stain removal is to treat it right away. The sooner you dilute the stain, the more likely it is that the stain will not be permanent. Quickly, blot the area and treat a small spot first to make sure you aren’t accidentally causing color damage to the fabric. When dealing with delicate fabrics, it is extremely important that you do not rub, this will only further embed the stain into your clothing.
Be sure to check your clothes’ tag for any special instructions to make sure you do not damage your clothing. Purchase a stain removal pen or wipes and throw them in your handbag or car, so you always have a quick method for pretreating a stain while out of the house. Pre-treat carpets, upholstery, and bath mats with a stain resistant spray that will coat your fabric to help prevent any future stains that arise.
Rather than reviewing all of the possible stains you can get, we’ve identified the four main types of stains. These include oil and grease stains, organic stains, tannin stains like red wine, and stains caused by dyes like pen ink. Nearly all of the best stain removal tactics require pre-soaking your clothing with either stain remover or dishwashing soap. Oxy-clean is another powerful stain remover. Read more to learn the specific methods for removing each of these different types of stains.
There is no better time to skip the shower than today. No, we’re not recommending that you practice poor hygiene, instead, we’re suggesting you relax and enjoy a long, indulgent bath. If you search today’s date, you will see it is the perfect day for doing so.
Long ago, baths were a common practice, but in more recent times as our lives are spent working more hours, fewer people find the time to take baths. Make it a point to utilize that gorgeous tub more often and linger in the bath.
To help you out, we’ve consulted with a retired bath butler who has drawn baths for celebrities and affluent members of society at the world’s top hotels. We’re lucky enough to have him share his best tips for the perfect bath.
According to our bath butler, a bath is an experience and needs to be treated as such. Focus on creating a relaxing environment with dim lighting and lots of aromatic candles. Fill the background with meditative, classical, or slow music that incorporates wind or string instruments. This will add to the Zen-like vibe.
Before you get into the tub, make sure it’s been properly prepped and is completely clean. Use natural lemon and salt to clean your tub, suggests the bath butler. He explains that this will prevent any possible allergic reactions or irritations that are a result of using harsh cleaning products.
Stock up on the essential bath products like plush bathrobes, comfy bath mats, natural loofahs, bath salts, soaps, and scented body wash. Indulge in some treats like fresh fruit and champagne while enjoying your bath, and bring your favorite reading material along too.
Spending time with family and friends is one of the greatest joys of the holiday season. If you are a homeowner with room to spare, it is likely that you will be hosting house guests this time of year. Make them feel extra special and welcomed into your home with these helpful suggestions.
It’s a great idea to think about your own experiences in someone else’s home or at a hotel. What stood out to you in those overwhelming positive stays? Often it is the small details like a handwritten note or a freshly baked cookie that are most memorable. Impress your house guests this holiday by putting in a little extra effort on those small, well-remembered details.
For starters, you want your guests to have a good sleep. To ensure this, purchase quality bed sheets in a high-end fabric like Egyptian cotton, and be sure to match the design and color to the guest bedroom’s theme.
Handwrite a note with essential details for your house guest, like your internet password, local restaurants, stores, places of worship, and any other local spots they might be interested in. If you have any social functions going on when they are staying with you, let them know they are welcomed to join you but shouldn’t feel obligated to do so.
Put together a toiletries basket in the bathroom and fill it with commonly-used bathroom items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, makeup removes, and more. Leave instructions on where to leave dirty clothes and hang bathrobes in their room that they can use to lounge around. Your guests are certain to appreciate your care and attention to detail so they feel welcomed in your home.
When its cold outside, there is nothing you want more than to wrap yourself in something cozy to keep you warm. This winter, consider purchasing a fluffy bathrobe to keep you comfortable indoors. There are many different styles of bathrobes ranging from luxurious and trendy to more traditional, classic versions.
A bathrobe is more than a piece of apparel, it is an experience. One that takes you down memory lane to a luxurious hotel that you’ve stayed in and leaves you with the coziness of a big hug. Get the full experience by lounging around the house in true hygge spirit. Catch a great movie and a sip of some honey and lemon tea, or a cup of freshly-made hot cocoa.
Robes have also played a major role in our history. In China, they were mainly worn by the wealthy, made of silk, and a symbol of good fortune. In Japan, their sleeves flowed in a kimono-style that was inspired by garb typically left for the boudoir.
Most bathrobes today are made from cotton, and available in a variety of options like terry cloth, microfiber, or waffle weave. Consider if you prefer a soft fabric on your skin, or one with faster wicking properties. Also, think about the wearer, is the robe going to be used after the shower or for lounging around? Is it for a man or a woman?
Once you’ve determined your purchasing needs, select your fabric carefully. Also take staple length, fabric weight, and thread loops into consideration. These are all factors that contribute to a well-made bathrobe. You want your purchase to last, and not all robes are made equally, so be mindful of this while shopping.
Holiday shopping can be difficult. You want to give a thoughtful gift but that can be particularly hard with the limited available time you have during the holiday season. If you know someone who wakes up at the crack of dawn, or someone who takes pride in their health, we have some perfect wellness gift ideas to help you through this shopping challenge.
This year, many people are putting health and wellness gifts on their wish lists. Even more, are asking for activities or event as gifts rather than tangible items. This makes spa visits and fitness classes excellent wellness gifts that your gift recipient is sure to enjoy. For someone struggling with weight loss, a personal training experience is another wonderful wellness gift.
Gift subscriptions to healthy food services are another popular wellness gift option. If your friend is more of a hands-on type, consider gifting a well-known healthy cookbook with lots of exciting recipe options. Fitness gear, tech, and accessories are also great gifts for the health-nut you know.
Of course, wellness incorporates the entire mind and body, so it is more than just fitness. Sleep, comfort, and relaxation are also major wellness gift themes. Get creative and put together a special gift wellness gift basket this holiday. Stuff it with thick socks, a colorful towel, scented candles, and a luxe bathrobe.
Also, consider gifting your friend a perfect night’s sleep with a new set of bed sheets, an eye mask, lavender essential oils, and more. Other gift ideas include a subscription to a health magazine or a detox cleanse diet.
If you’re like most women, the spa is a place you wish you could enjoy more often. This is because of how a spa makes you feel: relaxed and calm. This calming spa environment doesn’t occur by accident, it is a space that is intentionally designed with your peace and comfort in mind.
We are going to reveal tips for turning your at-home bathroom into a Zen spa-like oasis. This will not only help put money back into your pocket as you indulge at-home rather than at an expensive spa, but it will also add more value to your home.
None of these tips require hiring any contractors or performing major renovations. You would be surprised what a major impact the small details can have. To begin, start organizing your space. Remove cluttered items from counter tops and look for better storage solutions.
Purchase apothecary-style containers that many spas use, pretty wicker baskets, and glass jars. Place cotton balls, q-tips, and small toiletries inside. Place fluffy hand and bath towels into the baskets for easy access. Look for ones that match your new décor.
Consider replacing your shower head with a massaging or wider one that boosts water pressure for a more indulgent shower. Think about what makes you comfortable and make changes that suit those needs, like replacing an old bathmat with a cushioned, microfiber one. Bring natural elements like plants or aromatic flowers into your bathroom. Place lots of low-light candles around the bathroom to add to this relaxing feel.
These days, everyone seems to be obsessed with the hygge lifestyle. What began in Denmark as a cultural practice of being relaxed and comfortable at-home has quickly become one of this year’s biggest wellness trends. Celebrities throughout the United States and England have been tagging their social media posts with #hygge all year-long.
This Norwegian concept is meant for individuals to streamline their lives and focus on what really matters. The goal is that doing so will result in you living a more joyous life that leaves you feeling warmth and comfort. Much of this practice revolves around the home. To truly indulge in the hygge life, you need to make your space is more welcoming and cozy.
Wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket, a soft cotton bathrobe, and a thick pair of socks is definitely a staple of the hygge lifestyle. Prepare a comfortable spot within your home that is a space where you can indulge, read a good book, and just enjoy some quality time by yourself or with loved ones.
Hygge isn’t meant to be reclusive, but it is meant to filter out negativity and that means only allowing positivity and friends into this sacred space that you’ve created. Up the ante, by disconnecting from technology and common day distractions. Although, you can cozy up on the couch and watch your favorite film.
Bake cookies, drink chocolate milk, or have a cup of tea, and enjoy the peacefulness that exists within your home. Light some candles for an enhanced relaxing atmosphere, and take comfort in this newfound way of life.