Monthly Archives: February 2014

Runway Watch: NYFW Fall 2014


I’ve  been following along with the runway shows of NYFW Fall 2014.  The colors are gorgeous, the textures are sublime and while I don’t want to skip past spring and summer (at all!) it does promise something fashionable to look forward to in the months to come.

Here are just a few of my favorites so far, but check out all of them in my Pinterest board in real time!

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Follow The Daily Batch’s board NYFW Fall 2014 on Pinterest.

V-Day Ideas: Yourself


And of course, most of all, spread a love your own way!  You have to love yourself most of all, so why not treat yourself to a sweet Valentine’s Day gift.  It won’t be a surprise, but it should absolutely be special.

Pick things out for yourself that no crush or long time love would choose – in other words, be frivolous and fancy free.  If you’re buying indulgent sweets, make them the most indulgent, if it’s jewelry you’re after make it sparkly and sublime.

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V-day gifts for yourself aren’t about man-bashing, or celebrating single-dom; they’re about celebration Y-O-U!

Shop: nails / hoops / body cream / pops / tee

Recap all of the gift ideas from this week! Continue reading

V-Day Ideas: Guys


Valentine’s Day gifts for guys are hard.  This is a total girl’s holiday and worse, typically, when a guy wants something he’ll just buy it.  So, I’m suggesting you skip the Whitman’s Sampler and get to the heart of the matter with gifts that are playful, pampering and punny.

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These gifts run the gamut from, “I like you, I think…” to “I’m so in lust, good thing you have these (new) sneakers to keep up!”

Shop: card/salami / kiehl’s / sneaks

More fun gift ideas all week long!

V-Day Ideas: Kids


It’s hard not to share the love with your favorite kids – whether your own, or your adorably charming nephew or whip smart sassy niece.  I love these gifts because there is not a drop a teaspoon of sugar in sight, but they are not doubt sweet as can be.

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Shop: bunny/penguin/puppy/mouse

More fun gift ideas all week long!

V-Day Ideas: Girlfriends


Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?  Are you planning out pink and red outfits, catchy cards and sweet but not cavity inducing love songs?  Or, you more of a ‘don’t come near me with your Hallmark co-opted faux holiday,’ type of a gal?

No matter where you stand, it’s always a good time to tell the people you love that you do and the coldest month of the year gets warmed up midway through by sweet affections and some similarly sweet tokens.

I love my girlfriends, in college with or without boyfriends we would plan a Valentine’s outing to the Cheesecake factory and share salads but not dessert.  Girlfriends are there for you for an honest opinion, to share stories, recipes and the good, the bad and the ugly.  Besides, it was Carrie, and not Carly, who said “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.”
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Shop: t-shirt/case/macarons/paper clips

More fun gift ideas all week long!