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Julibox Cocktail Subscription: Autumn Sling

Julibox Cocktail Subscription: Autumn Sling

Shaken, stirred, swizzled or straight, if they fancy fine drinks then a Julibox subscription is sure to please their palate and excite their inner adventurer.

Each month Julibox’s esteemed mixologists hand-select two classy cocktails and box up everything but the ice for their customers to savor at home.

For the month of October the curated cocktails were the Bramble 75 and an Autumn Sling—a bourbon drink shaken with ginger liquor, apple and lemon juices, and garnished with cinnamon. Sounds delicious doesn’t it?

Julibox Cocktail Subscription: October Box

Julibox Cocktail Subscription: October Box

Subscriptions ordered now through Nov. 24th will begin with the December Julibox—just in time for the holidays! What libations lie ahead? Well you’ll just have to wait and see…


Julibox Cocktail Subscription: Autumn Sling

Travel the World Through the Eyes of Herb Lester

You Are Here : London by Herb Lester

You Are Here, a London guide by Herb Lester

Have the Olympics reignited your travel bug? Every time I watch a competition I’m reminded of yet another place I’d like to go, with London of course beckoning with its splendid architecture and dry humor.

Whether visiting or revisiting one of the world’s great cities, Herb Lester Travel Guides offer a new take on the tired old travel map.

For starters, they’re so wonderfully illustrated that instead of hiding behind them, you can spread that map proudly fair tourist. These are meant to be seen.
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The Ultimate Summer Hostess Gift: Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook

Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook

Exuberant, effervescent, and first name Kelley—she is the designer, the stylist, the Mrs., behind the the brand and the blog Mrs. Lilien.

Hers is one of my most favorite corners of the internet filled with color, style, and yes even rhymes. “She applauds luxury and anything red-letter. She delights in the good life, because it’s just better.”

Kelley Lilien and Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook

I’m thrilled for her new book, Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook. It’s more than a collection of cocktail recipes, it’s a drink desire intensifier.
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Buy It or DIY It: Dipped Gifts!

Dipped Wooden Utensils by House of Earnest

Dipped Wooden Utensils by House of Earnest

Lately dipping and dying isn’t confined to Easter eggs and Grateful Dead t-shirts. Nope, this trend is everywhere and I’m completely digging the dipping.

From fashion, to furniture, hair dos and kitchenware, a dipped pop of color plays up the original texture of each piece the paint touches—glass seems clearer, ceramics softer, metals more shiny, and woodgrain more beautiful.

As a DIY gift, adding your own dipped embellishment is a fun and relatively simple way to add a personal touch to your present. (Wink, nudge. Mom would love these!) I’ve rounded up some favorite tutorials to get you inspired and walk you through the steps to do it yourself.

If you’re not so inclined, leave the dipping to the pros. Included are some really wonderful options for you to buy and gift too. Enjoy!

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10 “No Bull” Gifts for Taurus on their Birthday!


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Happy birthday, Taurus, or Taureans, to be exact. Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is symbolized by the bull, a symbol of strength, tenacity, virility, and power—all traits used to describe those born April 21 through May 21. But aside from their stubborn nature, Taureans have much more to them than just outward appearances.

They are patient, reliable, warm-hearted and enjoy the good things in life, whether earthly, financial, sensual or cultural. With such varied interests, spoiling your favorite Taurus on their birthday should really be quite simple. Here are 10 no-bull gifts to celebrate the special bull in your life!

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