Floral Gifts For Your Girlfriends

I just love New York City during the holiday season. The Rockefeller Center tree sparkles, 5th Avenue gleams with dazzling window displays and oh, the ugly Christmas sweater parties! 

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but also the most stressful when it comes to buying gifts for your girlfriends. In attempt to make life a little easier for my fellow flower lovers, I've compiled a list of my top floral gift picks for your friends!

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays! 

xx Olivia

1. Pastel Pink Floral Headphones

For the music lover, these Ankit headphones are florals to her ears (literally!)

2. Clear Rose All Day IPhone Case and Cora IPhone Case

Let's be honest, who doesn't want Rose all day? These fun and pretty Sonix phone cases from Revolve are perfect for your selfie- loving friends. 

3. Notecard Gifting Necklace

This sweet Anthropologie necklace sends a caring message to a friend to remind her that she is always loved by you.

4. Passport to Pretty

This Illume gift set from Anthropologie has the necessities that any good traveler needs for her next adventure. 

5. Floral Leather Journal

For your friends that love to write, this beautiful leather floral journal from Papyrus is perfect for jotting down notes or recording memories. 

F+F CLIPS OF THE WEEK : Summer Don't Go! Edition

Weekend findings from some of my favorite Hamptons mags...

 Beach Magazine, August 2016

Beach Magazine, August 2016

Shopping for fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers at local Hamptons farm stands is one of my most cherished summertime activities. I pride myself on always having a list of the best stops for each category and was delighted to see this roundup of a few spots I've never been to! My absolute favorite is Pike Farms in Sagaponack, but I am excited to check these out!

 Hamptons Magazine, August 2016

Hamptons Magazine, August 2016

Oh Christie Brinkley... Other than being a great name-sharer and fan of my favorite summer restaurant (Blue Parrot East Hampton), she is the most beautiful woman in the world IMO. What could be better than Christie Brinkley? Prosecco by Christie Brinkley! Check out her new line of Italian Proseccos called Bellissima here. I'll have what she's having... 

 Beach Magazine, August 2016

Beach Magazine, August 2016

 Hamptons Magazine, August 2016

Hamptons Magazine, August 2016

If you could bottle summer and take a sip, it would taste like rose. Although have no desire to sip my favorite pink drink in the spring, fall or winter, I immediately pour myself a glass upon arrival in Sagaponack every Friday afternoon in the summer. I love this article in Hamptons Magazine that dives deeper into the culture of rose in the Hamptons, which also made me realize just how many different varieties there are (the photo above serves as a reminder!) 

F+F CLIPS OF THE WEEK : Blake and Peach Peeling Edition

Just a few findings during a flight from JFK - DFW last week...

 Marie Claire, July 2016 

Marie Claire, July 2016 

Blake Lively is everything in this sequin Sonia Rykiel suit. 

 Southern Living, July 2016

Southern Living, July 2016

Southern Living may be my favorite magazine of all time, mostly for the delicious recipes all made with a stick of butter. These tips on peach peeling will come in handy this summer after my trips to the local farm stands in Sagaponack. Now, I just need to learn how to make peach pie! 

Here's how it's done:

1. Make an X with a knife on the pointed side of the peach

2. Place the peaches in boiling water for 40-60 seconds

3. Dunk peaches in an ice bath and let cool 

4. Pull the skin back and slide off gently 

 Harper's BAZAAR, July 2016 

Harper's BAZAAR, July 2016 

Obsessed with this banter between Karl and Kendall. "Everyone wants to know and hopes I retire so they can get the jobs, but my contracts with Fendi and Chanel are lifelong." - Karl Lagerfeld (mic drop). 

xx Christy

F+F CLIPS OF THE WEEK : Hello Summer Edition

Summer is here! Which means that every Saturday morning, I pick up the latest local glossies at the Golden Pear in Bridgehampton along with my New York Post and iced tea (they make the best in the entire world). Here are some highlights from the first few issues of my favorite Hamptons publications.

 xx Christy 

 HC&G JUNE 2016

HC&G JUNE 2016

This cover of HC&G is EVERYTHING. From the Chanel surf board to the vintage shell-back chairs, I have become obsessed with the design of Sasha Bikoff's Bridgehampton home which is featured in this issue. Her design style is incredibly colorful and just the photos alone put me in a good mood! 

 The Daily Summer, May 26, 2016

The Daily Summer, May 26, 2016

The Daily is one of my all time favorites during the summer months and throughout New York Fashion Week. Stella Maxwell graces the cover of the Memorial Day kickoff issue and I instantly became obsessed with the pages after pages of Stella styled by Jeremy Scott in a 1950's diner setting. I'm also on the hunt for this powdery pink lip color which wasn't credited, but I won't give up...

 HAMPTONS, Memorial Day Issue 2016

HAMPTONS, Memorial Day Issue 2016

Oh the Hedges Inn... Quintessentially Hamptons and my absolute favorite landmark out east. Driving past this beauty on the way to East Hampton always makes me happy (built in 1652!). 

 Serena & Lily Beach Market Catalogue, June 2016

Serena & Lily Beach Market Catalogue, June 2016

The Serena & Lily Beach Market in Wainscott may be my favorite shop in the Hamptons. I stock up on beach towels and napkins every summer (I have a napkin problem btw). This Avalon Daybed is on my wish list  so i pulled this tear from the June catalogue... not so practical for my New York City apartment, but hopefully it will still be around the day it finally fits into my life

 Modern Luxury BEACH The Hamptons /June 2016

Modern Luxury BEACH The Hamptons /June 2016

When you see an article about SJP, you stop and read... am I right? Although she won't share her favorite Hamptons Beach (mine is also a secret), I like that she has a mutual love for the ARF (Animal Rescue Fund) Thrift Shop which is a total hidden gem! 

F+F CLIPS OF THE WEEK: First Edition

I will always be a lover of print and snail mail. 

Like many of the design-obsessed, I am constantly searching for inspiration via magazines, catalogues (hello J.Crew!), brand books, invitations and pretty much anything that lands in my mailbox. My weekly CLIPS OF THE WEEK series will feature my favorites of the week - both old and new!

xx Christy 

 belle magazine, April 2016 

belle magazine, April 2016 

If you know me, you know I love a good blue and grey interior. From the Herve Van Der Straten bronze chandelier to the gorgeous LouisXVI- style armchair upholstered in Edmond Petit 'Polka Dot,' this Paris sitting room is royal perfection... and literally! It was designed by Jean-Louis Deniot as a pied-à-terre for a Middle Eastern princess. 

 Inside Weddings magazine, Spring 2016 

Inside Weddings magazine, Spring 2016 

When I flipped to this page, my heart skipped a beat! I was honored to design these custom butterfly and bird headpieces for the talented Juli Alvarez who styled this shoot for Inside Weddings. LOVE a non-traditional bridal look! 

 Good Housekeeping, May 2016

Good Housekeeping, May 2016

Drew Barrymore, the queen of flowers amongst zillions of flowers?! What's not to love? Floral inspiration overload...

 VOGUE Living Australia, March/April 2016

VOGUE Living Australia, March/April 2016

One day when I leave Manhattan, I will own a claw foot tub and perhaps, I will paint it royal blue like this one in the Marrakech home of Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes'. IF I ever leave Manhattan... 

 VOGUE, April 2016

VOGUE, April 2016

Dolce & Gabbana advertisements are definitely the most cheerful in the business as of late... and hello summer headscarf inspiration!