Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Holiday Shopping at Target + $25 Target Digital GiftCard Giveaway

With all the post-holiday sales coming up and seasonal merchandise going on clearance, it's the perfect time to pick up those overdue gifts or enjoy shopping for yourself. In my case, I'm excited to redeem my digital GiftCard from Target. There are a ton of items on my wish list, from beauty and tech accessories to kitchen & dining items. Some of my favorites include Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towelettes ($5.99) and the Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Brush Couture 5pc Brush Set ($14.99). I'm obsessed with Nourish Organic Body Wash - Almond Vanilla ($9.99), and also love Nourish Organic's Coconut & Argan Body Wash ($9.99) and Lotion, which launched at Target this past fall. 

My go-to products for cleaning supplies and candles include the Caldrea 3 Piece Hibiscus Yuzu Kitchen Set ($19.99) from the Caldrea Essential Collection exclusively at Target, and Mrs. Meyers Lavender Candle ($6.99) and Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Basil Laundry Detergent ($15.99). 

Rose gold will be an ongoing trend into 2014, with some of my top picks including Frends Layla On-Ear Headphones ($149.99), Frends Ella In-Ear Headphones ($99.99) and Peugeot Swarovski Crystal White Dial Watch ($59.99).

For kitchen & dining, the Fred 6 Piece Measuring Cup Set with a nesting doll design ($11.99) is a cute way to measure your ingredients. For my Cobalt Blue fix, I'd go with the Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewer ($99.99). I've been meaning to get a new flatware for quite some time, like this Gourmet Settings Strand 20-pc set. One of my favorite accessories is this Oversized Elephant Scarf ($19.99).

Shopping with a Target digital GiftCard is definitely more convenient then carrying around a gift card or worrying about misplacing it or forgetting it at home. It can be used online or in-store,  and can easily be scanned from my phone. If you're gifting a digital GiftCard, it's also as easy as sending a text message or email. 

Thanks to Target, one lucky reader will randomly be selected to receive a $25 Target digital GiftCard to go shopping! To enter, leave a comment on this post with your favorite Target gift item. I'll be choosing a winner on Tuesday, January 7th at 11:59pm ET. 

This post is brought to you by Target, but all opinions and content are my own. Follow along with #MyKindOfHoliday on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. 

- Kim Weling

Sunday, December 29, 2013

La Maison du Chocolat Holiday 2013

This holiday season, visit La Maison du Chocolat for luxurious, limited edition chocolates. Nicolas Cloiseau, Master Chef of La Maison du Chocolat, has captured the beauty of chocolate in movement with "A Midwinter Night's Dream" and "The Reindeer", both made entirely by hand. 

A Midwinter Night's Dream Coffrets is inspired by crisp notes of winter and effervescence of the Holiday celebrations, featuring the following flavours: Creamy Pear, Noire de Noir, Blanc de Noir, Noir Hazelnut and Nougat Dark & Nougat Creamy.

During a holiday chocolate tasting, I indulged in Champagne Rosé, Ganache Noir, Nougat Lait and Nougat Noir, Ganache Lait & Poire, Blanc de Noir, Praliné Noisette and Champagne Brut. These pieces are a decadent treat for any chocolate lover and perfect to pair with your champagne. If you plan on attending a New Year's Eve party, it's a great gift to pick up for your host! For more holiday gift options, click here

- Kim Weling

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Satya Jewelry Flagship Store Opening - Time Warner Center

Last month, Satya Jewelry celebrated the official opening of their new flagship boutique at Time Warner Center as well their 10th anniversary and latest collaboration with charity:water. Satya (meaning "truth" in Sanskrit) Jewelry incorporates semi-precious stones and sacred symbols into their designs, such as the Eye (Protection), Ganesha (Success), Hamsa (Protection), Heart (Love), Lakshmi (Prosperity), Lotus (New Beginnings), Om (Sacred Sound), Tree of Life (Grounding) and Sun & Moon (Vitality & Nourishment). Satya Jewelry also donates a portion of all sales to The Satya Foundation, providing help & opportunities to children around the world, with more than $1 million raised to date. 

- Kim Weling

Friday, December 27, 2013

Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace

Just a few days left to shop the Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace at the Urban Zen Center at 705 Greenwich Street. The marketplace houses antiques, art, women's and children's clothing, jewelry and accessories and home decor. 30 featured brands include Bonnie Young, Elizabeth Martin, ELVIS AND KRESSE, Feed, LEMLEM, Same Sky, Sheila Johnson Collection and Urban Zen. A portion of each vendor's proceeds will be used to support a philanthropic organization of it's choice.

URBAN ZEN MISSION: The Urban Zen Foundation creates, connects, and collaborates to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well-being, preserving cultures and empowering children in mind, body and spirit. We design forums, partner with existing organizations and bring together experts to define solutions and implement action. 

The Urban Zen Marketplace is open through December 31st. 

Saturday 11am-6pm / Sunday 12pm-5pm / Monday & Tuesday 10am-6pm


- Kim Weling