Posts Tagged ‘gifts’

Personalized iPhone Case

At brunch I saw my girlfriend’s iPhone case and fell in love! She yelled across the table “Shutterfly!”. When I got home I immediately ordered one for me and one for nana! There’s a special promotion for free shipping for orders over $30. The iPhone case is about $28 and there are a variety of styles to choose from. What do you think?

Custom iPhone Case
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A Goff is Getting Married!

She is the last of the three Goff girls to go. Jenny Kim will say “I do” next summer but the planning has already begun! I was honored to be asked to be her “Matron of Honor.” I loved how she did it too. She gave me  take out box filled with chocolate covered fortune cookies. When I broke one open the message inside popped the question.

What other creative ways to ask someone to be a part of your big day are there? When I got married I sent cookies in the shape of dresses out to my girls. They were newsprint bridal cookies that read like a paper… and in the text was the name of friend followed with “be my bridesmaid?” A fitting way to ask given my line of work in news. Stay tuned for ‘Jenny Getting Married’ updates. I just love weddings and this will be real fun to follow.


Tickled Pink in Potomac

I cannot even begin to tell you how overwhelmed with emotion I am with all the support I’ve gotten from friends, family and co-workers over the last 8 months. My sisters Jenny and Tricia threw me a beautiful shower at good friend Dr. Alex’s Potomac home.

It was more than perfect– it was as I told the crowd– a room filled with so much love. Wish I could post the hundreds of pictures and special moments captured by’s Daniel Swartz and Rita Lawrence with Bitsy Baby Photography. Please check out their galleries. Sweet thanks to Frosting: A Cupcakery for sending devilishly good dessert. No cupcake was left behind. Shout out to the gorgeous Lauren Von Der Pool and staff with green catering company Von Der Pool Gourmet.  I didn’t learn til after the party that the ‘beef wontons’ were vegan! I would’ve never known. They were delicious!

The best part of all? Seeing so many women from different phases of my life- high school, college, SC, DC, News, philanthropy and  mamas-to-be coming together to help me celebrate my first step into motherhood. Thank you everyone from me and baby “A”. Read more about the shower at where Leigh Macdonald wrote a very kind recap of the party.

A glance at some gifts…



Real Toothfairies of Columbia

Who says the tooth fairy doesn’t exist?

We have an army of them watching over our baby! Thank you to the ladies of Ellis, Green and Jenkins in Columbia, SC for throwing a baby shower for hubby and me. We had the best time ever! Chick-fil-A, Petit Fours from Tiffany’s and wonderful things for the baby-on-the-way made it a day to remember. 

Opening gifts

Award winning smiles from Michelle & Stephanie

Almost too pretty to eat!

Chiquita’s skills take the cake

My first pregnancy craving served up

Gorgeous hand-made burp cloths from Brenda made by her sister in Puerto Rico


Princess for a Day

It’s hard to explain how lucky you feel.. when good friends make you feel like this.

To Kerry: I love my tiara

To Laura: The flowers smell terrific

To Katherine: Thank you for throwing me a baby shower at your beautiful home

To all my friends: My baby is so lucky to already be surrounded by such great love

Great Gifts You Can Get HERE Now!

Toni LeinhardtOkay don’t let the snow blow your holiday gift giving plans! I am ECSTATIC that I have friend of OMG and trusted lifestyle expert & Washington personal shopper Toni Leinhardt  here. Toni has something for EVERYONE on your list and the best part.. it’s all DC local!

It seems like every year I’m in the same predicament- Hanukkah is half-over, Christmas is just days away, and I still haven’t started my shopping! What’s a procrastinator shopaholic personal shopper to do?

As much as I love online shopping, I am not a fan of paying twice the price of the gift itself in shipping because I have managed to yet again wait until the last minute. Here are sovieluxeme fabulous options right in our backyard which are ready for last minute holiday shoppers like us-I guarantee you will find me in each of these shops over the next week.
1. Vie Luxe Candles: The founder of this amazingly chic and sophisticated line is a boarding school buddy of mine (no I will not reveal what year we graduated). Each scent is inspired by the founder’s worldwide travels and favorite escapes- St. Barth’s, Cote d’Azur, Buenos Aires and Istanbul just to name a few…and each candle is made in the USA of 100% earth-friendly materials. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue and $65.Chef Geoff's

 2. Chef Geoff’s: This businessman/chef (and Georgetown alum- Go Hoyas!) has 5 local restaurants each boasting a brilliant menu- the most recent opened this summer in Tysons Corner. Everyone has to eat right? Why not eat with the best!? Gift cards available at any value.

 3. Cole Haan Penny Loafer Chew Toy for your favorite 4 legged friend: Pets deserve presents too. $35. Available at Wisconsin Place-Chevy Chase colehaan.comtoms

4. OMG PICK! TOMS Slippers: By now you must know about this brand (thanks in part to a certain cell phone commercial) Each time a pair of shoes is purchased, a pair is donated to a child in need. Feel good while you shop. Amazing. $55. Available at Neiman Marcus.

5. Godiva Chocolate: When all else fails, you can never go wrong with papyruschocolate. A great alternative hostess gift. She’s already going to get 8 other bottles of bubbly, so give her something to enjoy along with it. $2-over $200. Available at Godiva Stores in Tysons Corner and Georgetown

6. Keith Lippert Gallery. Keith has the most elegant gift gallery in town. His finds are from around the globe and prices start at just $100 for these unique finds. Gifts include fashion jewelry, decorative arts, silver, and items for home. Georgetown, DC.

7. Papyrus: Stationery, greeting cards, notes, calling cards, novelty items and cool nick hus shoesnacks all right at our doorstep with locations all over the city. Note (no pun intended) to self: they run amazing regular promotions!! From $5. Check for the location nearest you

8. Hu’s Shoes: Fashionistas and significant others: beware. Marlene Hu Aldaba has made our fashion obsessions so much easier to acquire. With everything from Givenchy to Majestic to Alexander McQueen to Chloe, Hu’s Shoes and sister boutique Hu’s Wear’s are a pilgrimage for any fashionista. Designer offerings scream “Buy Me” from every hanger and high heel. The adorable store mascot Ginger will even seal the deal with a lick across the face. M Street in Georgetown.

 Toni Leinhardt is an indispensable resource and trusted lifestyle expert, and runs a specialized personal shopping business in the DC area. For more please visit

As Seen On CHIN!

Okay Christmas is only a couple weeks away.. so we ASK CHIN what would make the best gift.

Chin Likes Ove-Glove

Come on give the woman a hand!

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