The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner and I’ve been busy planning some exciting activities and events to ring to celebrate this festive season! The weeks leading up to Christmas are full of warmth and joy and I love sharing this special time to gather with my closest girlfriends.
With frosty winter days up ahead and a chill in the air, what’s better than spend time indoors with the people you love most: people who inspire you, help you grow and just provide all around good company? For me, the end of the year is a time to reflect and express gratitude for all the love I have in my life, from treasured friendships and health to a job I am deeply passionate about that allows me to create timeless experiences for my clients. There is so much to be thankful for and I try to recognize my blessings on a daily basis and especially during the Christmas season.
One of my favorite rituals during the holidays is meeting my best friends for a Christmas tea at Babingtons, an elegant tearoom in the heart of Rome that dates back to 1893. It’s a treat to share a pot of spiced Black Christmas Tea with my friends while nibbling on dainty scones and mince pies served in a tiered tea tray, especially when you’re surrounded by so much history and tradition. Each time I step inside Babingtons I feel transported to the Victorian era and the cozy atmosphere provides a great space for exchanging gifts.
I think spending quality time is the best way to express your affection for the important people in your life but I also enjoy spreading cheer with thoughtful gifts! Who doesn’t like receiving presents, especially around the holidays? Here are some ideas for presents that are heartwarming, stylish and useful for starting 2018 off on the right foot.
Gifts Your Girlfriends Will Love
- Furla Metropolis Arabesque Bag
Inspired by the elegant palazzi in Venice, the Furla Metropolis Arabesque handbag is an elegant purse for jet-setters and great for that friend who wears all black everything.
- Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies Eye Shadow Palette
This eye shadow palette is my go-to for party season! With gorgeous jewel-toned shadows in different finishes, it’ll complete your New Year’s Eve and help you ring in the new year on the right foot.
- Tiffany Hardwear Wrap Bracelet
I love a touch of gold during the holidays and this bracelet is sure to add an elegant touch to any outfit. It’s bold and modern but also ultra wearable – always a plus!
- Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones in Rose Gold
Who can get enough of the rose gold trend? These headphones are girly and ensure an incredible listening experience, perfect for drowning out the white noise during long holiday travels.
- kikki.K Create Your Life Plan Book
I couldn’t live without my kikki.K Life Plan book and it’s one of my favorite gifts to share with my friends! This inspiring journal helps you explore your passions, find your purpose and set goals so you can live your dream life. 2018 is waiting for you!
- Babingtons The 7 Teas Of Rome
A gift package of Babingtons special 7 Teas of Rome, with scents and flavors dedicated to the Eternal City, are a great gift for a tea lover who can enjoy the romance of Rome with each warming cup of tea.