The holiday season is here! Amp up the fun of shopping for gracious gifts and bodacious bargains when you’re rocking a fabulous ensemble of three looks we love!   Starting with a celebrity inspired faux fur cape. It’s this season’s must-have, and the perfect piece for layering. Equally as chic worn with skinny jeans and boots for a casual shopping look, as it is dressing up your evening party outfit. Either way, you’re sure to be looking fabu while you’re out and about carrying all those holiday packages.  Another perk, it’s not bulky so it won’t weigh you down. Next, there’s no time to waste when bargain hunting. As you’re are in the midst of your shopping frenzy, keeping hands cozy and warm is a priority.  Stay toasty and look trendy while wearing faux fur gloves. Fingertips still have full access to Christmas lists and smartphone’s, so you can easily grab all the steals and deals.  Lastly, wrap yourself up in this winter wardrobe staple – The Infinity scarf instantly accessorizes your outfit any day of the week.  Happy Shopping!

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The Noelle Wrap

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Similar gloves available at amazon.com

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Similar Infinity Scarf available at Nordstrom.com

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The wait is finally over.  Yes, it’s here, and if you haven’t seen it, we’ve got “The List”!  Each year we always have that certain person that we are stumped on what to buy, and I’m sure you can all agree.  Thanks to Oprah and her fabulous list of things (72 to be exact) that she’s tested and tried, we can feel confident on finding that special something for that special someone! We are so excited about some of these items that we may even put a few on our Christmas List. Happy Shopping Y’all!

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 *Items in red will give 20 percent off using the code OPRAH

*Items in green will give 10 percent off using the code OPRAH

*Items in blue offer free shipping using the code OPRAH

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Golden Beats set by Dr. Dre Studio Wireless headphones and matching pill, $700 (neimanmarcus.com)

Big O Key Ring, $55, and Ossential Card Cases, $65 and $75  will hold your credit cards or money(o-venture.com)

What I Know For Sure, published by Flatiron Books, $25 (us.macmillan.com)

Beauty and Wellness Collection, $265 a powdered tea, body scrub, and a bath soak (wakayaperfection.com)

French Bistro Coffee Mug, $120 for set of four (canvashomestore.com)

No Matchy-Matchy Initial Stud Earrings, $80 per earring without diamonds, $150 with diamonds (redcjewels.com)

Deluxe Vine and Bloom Box, $189  two dozen gardenias and vines (highcampsupply.com)

Recycled hammered copper tray and six-mug set handmade in Mexico, $365 (sertodo.com)

Sheepy Fleece Robe, $84 (pineconehill.com)

Classic Plain Travel Collection, $289 two leather luggage tags with separate passport cover (aspinaloflondon.com)

Butter Trio (body butter), $93 or sold separately $15 to $56 each,(doobop.com)

Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, $500 (Lenovo.com/oprah) free case with code

Magnetic Boards with inspirational phrases Petal Lane “Be Bright” and “Surprise and Delight”, $65 ea. (lindieandco.com)

Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art, staring at $42 with frame (minted.com)

Kate Spade refillable black ink ballpoint pens, in color-blocked enamel, $36 (katespade.com)

Wellness Gift Set, $144, a cream and sock set by Gloria L. Williams (footnanny.com)

Gold-rimmed dessert plates designed by Nate Berkus at Target, $20 for set of four (target.com)

Eyewear available in eight colors boxed in lacquered case, $250 (oyobox.com)

Vineyard Cuff Links, customizable in 32 colors, two fonts, and a gold or silver monogram, $68 (moonandlola.com)

Lurin Long Pajama Set, $155 (marigotcollection.com)

Tea Ritual Set, includes teamaker, two glasses, and Teavana Oprah Chai Tea, $90 (teavana.com), for each purchase $4 will be donated to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

Ultimate Welcome Home Basket, a basket of 100 percent organic cotton baby gear, $125 (burtsbeesbaby.com)

Morelle & Co. Pullout Jewelry Box, $135 (onekingslane.com/giftguide)

Edward Bess Black Sea Precious Pearl Perfector face potion, $78, a primer, highlighter, and anti-aging cream in one (bergdorfgoodman.com)

Complete Holiday Candle Collection, candles burn for 90 hours and are poured into handblown glass, $240 for set of four or sold individually $60 (lafco.com)

Star Map Necklaces, 22 karat gold plated, which feature zodiac constellations and crystals, $48 (sequin-nyc.com)

Le Creuset enameled cast iron French oven(5 1/2 quart, $280) and stoneware dishes (rectangle baking dish, $65 and 14 inch au gratin dish, $60 (macys.com)

Electra Loft 7D Ladies’ bike, $550 (electrabike.com)

Warby Parker Eyeglasses and Sunglasses, $95 to $395 each (warbyparker.com) for each frame sold, a pair is given to someone in need.

Victorinox Swiss Army Werks Traveler 20 inch Dual-Caster expandable Carry-On, $350, Wheeled Large Capacity Duffel, $370, and 27 inch dual Caster Expandable Upright, $440 (swissarmy.com)

Dog Beds made with hypoallergenic fiberfill, washable covers printed with custom portraits, $445 to $710 (charlesfradinhome.com)

Character Hats that are hand crocheted and Viking inspired, $40 each (garnethill.com)

Tory Burch Reva Watch, $395 (toryburch.com)

Charlie V-Neck long sleeved tee, $214 for set of three (nakedundies.com)

Customized Notebooks, $14 to $22 each (maydesigns.com)

Ugg Alena Sippers, $120 per pair (uggaustralia.com)

VertuoLine Single Serve Brewer and Espresso Maker, $430 (macys.com)

Faux-Fur Coat, $499 (fabulousfurs.com)

The Hundred Foot Journey Blu-ray Combo Pack, $40 (amazon.com)

Wide Headbands, $10 each (emi-jay.com)

La Cienega Wedge Boots, $245 (koolaburra.com)

Cote Nail Polish Gift Set, includes reds, pinks, and nudes that are vegan, cruelty free and made without five major nail polish toxins,  $144 (coteshop.co)

Khepri Large Drop Earrings, $155 (suzannadai.com)

Touch Quilted Cuff Glove, $78 per pair, you can touch your screen with these (echodesign.com)

GoPro Hero, $130 (target.com)

365 Gathered Truths Box $85 (cottagecoastalstore.com)

Peace Love World Top, $98 (peaceloveworld.com)

Waring Popcorn Maker with Melting Pot, $130 (williams-sonoma.com)

*12 Days of Christmas Gift Set, a set of sterling silver bangle and Swarovski crystal accented charms inspired by the 12 days of Christmas, $500 (chamilia.com)

Oprah and Deepak’s Meditation Transformation Trilogy, $100 (oprah.com/meditation)

Forte 13 piece Cutlery Block Set which comes with a magnetic block, and has stainless steel blades coated in rose gold titanium with brown handles, dishwasher safe, $130 (hamptonforge.com)

Samsung NX Mini Camera with flip up LCD screen, $450 (samsung.com)

Gift Tier Membership, $79 a year, (gift.ocircleoffriends.com)

Vitamix S30, $409 (vitamix.com)

Charter Club Cashmere Zip Hoodie, starting at $169 (macys.com)

Nine West Hadley Tote, $79, faux leather and studs (ninewest.com)

Anastasia Beauty Express Brow Kit, $40 (anastasiabeverlyhills.com)

Holiday Tins, $42 for set of two, graham cracker, part toffee bark, and part chocolate bar (remarkable-bark.com)

Mini Filled Bagel Balls Variety Pack, $36 for 36 bagels in six flavors (bantambagels.com)

Premium Fruit Syrups, $7 each (blackberrypatch.com)

Mocha, Triple Berry and Princess Cakes,  five inch round cakes by L.A. Bakery, $30 each (mailorder.sweetladyjane.com)

Holiday Cheese Collection, $60, triple cream cheese, clothbound Cheddar cheese, and a cow’s and goat’s milk blue cheese (cowgirlcreamery.com)

Holiday Statement Chocolate Box, $70 (maggielouiseconfections.com)

Smoked Salmon Sampler Gift Box, $195 (thesmokehouseny.com)

Truffle Oil Holiday Set, $59, rosemary, lemon, and basil oils (sabatinotruffles.com)

Handcrafted Caramel mixed assortment box, $49 (anniebscandy.com)

The Sampler Gift Set of artisanal, locally produced jams and marmalades, $55 (eatthisyum.com)

Tequila Blanco, $70 (melandrose.com) recipes at casadragones.com.

Happy Holiday Loaf, a 15 pound loaf of  thick crusted sourdough bread that’s two feet in diameter, $150 (elizabar.com)

Pasta of the Month Club, $75 for three months (sfoglini.com)

*European Sampler of salami in four European varieties, $60 (olympicprovisions.com)

Petit Quiche Assortment, $42 (tattebakery.com)

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Coffee lovers brace yourselves! If you just can’t get enough of that sweet Java stuff, we’ve got a holiday cocktail that is going to speak to your very soul.  Smooth and velvety as cafe au lait kicked up a notch with flavored liquor, and tricked out with a festive flourish. Start by freezing your favorite brew in a silicon gingerbread mold plan. Mix Baileys Irish Cream with vanilla vodka, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk, then pop in your gingerbread coffee cubes. Pour into a cocktail glass or martini glasses rimmed with sparkly cinnamon flavored cocktail sugar. The combination of flavors and glittery holiday cheer is intoxicating! 

Our coffee cocktail recipe for 2 glasses:

1- 1 1/2 shots of Bailey’s Irish Cream

1- 1 1/2 shots of Vanilla Vodka

Add the Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Mix together then add a few of the gingerbread coffee cubes. Add more or less of any of the ingredients to suit your liking.

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