Whether you’re shopping for your friend, boyfriend, Uncle or Dad, there are lots of options to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect gift. You can never go wrong with a sweater or accessory, but how about upping the ante with a hotel stay or gift set of men’s grooming products? We’ve curated our favourite gift ideas for all of the men in your life.
1. Kiehl’s Essentials for Him Gift Set ($35 at Kiehl’s stores and kiehls.ca)
2. A stay at the luxurious Montreal Loews Hotel Vogue (see loewshotels.com for more information)
3. Hayden Christensen for RW&CO. Reversible Sweatshirt ($69 at RW&CO stores and rw-co.com)
4. House of Marley Get Together Bluetooth Portable Audio System ($249.99 at houseofmarley.ca)
5. Gift from the Giftagram App (Free app available on iTunes, gifts for him, her, kids and pets)
6. ATTITUDE blazer ($169.99 at Sears and sears.ca)
7. ATTITUDE Flat Front Dress Pant ($99.99 at Sears and sears.ca)
8. Hayden Christensen for RW&CO. Plaid Scarf ($35 at RW&CO stores and rw-co.com)
Each year NKPR celebrates the holiday season…twice! When the rest of the world is soaking up the sun and enjoying summer fashions, we’re looking at what’s in store for the next holiday collections. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a poolside party? Media and bloggers joined us last Thursday to preview gifts and gadgets for the holiday season, LA-style! Our guests were given Essie manicures and Tweezerman brow how-tos, all while sipping on bottlegreen cocktails and indulging in PS by Pretty Sweet cupcakes and cookies by the pool. Natasha’s backyard was transformed into a runway show, with models previewing the upcoming holiday collections from RACHEL Rachel Roy, Anne Klein and RW & CO. One thing is for sure: it’s going to be a holiday of glamour! We even got to play DJ with House of Marley; everyone had a great time learning how to scratch, with their own DJ name no less! The music was fun and festive with lots of holiday cheer in the air.
We realize that holidays aren’t always a happy time for everyone, which is why we partnered with Partners for Mental Health to raise awareness by giving our guests ‘mood badges’ to wear as they celebrated holiday in July. We matched each LAXmas guest with a donation to the cause. Whether people felt wired, happy or grumpy, everyone enjoyed the fun approach at supporting such an important cause.
Here are some of our favourite highlights!
Our Partners for Mental Health mood tree featuring mood badges for our guests to wear
Refreshing bevvies from bottlegreen to sip on by the pool
Delicious (and beautiful) sweet treats from PS by Pretty Sweet!
Guests getting pampered with their Essie manicures
Poolside lounging anyone?
The Tweezerman brow station where guests received complimentary brow-sessions and pro tips!
Sneak peek at the RACHEL Rachel Roy holiday collection!
Lots of cozy sweaters and sparkle at Anne Klein!
What’s in store for the RW&CO holiday collection!
Our LAXmas models rocking RACHEL Rachel Roy and RW&CO!
Our House of Marley DJ booth was a huge hit!
How would you spend a holiday in LA? Tweet us at @natashankpr!
Summer is slowly coming to a close so it’s time to take advantage of those last few weekends at the cottage! Here are a few packing essentials for your weekend in the woods!
The dog days of summer are here, and cottage weekends are still in tall order. The Toronto Star recommends taking the House of Marley Bag of Rhythm along for portable tunes and crystal clear sound. [Toronto Star]
Did you miss beauty expert Jill Dunn on the Marilyn Denis Show correcting our beauty blunders? Watch carefully as she shows you the right way to pluck your eyebrows, courtesy of Tweezerman‘s latest, Limited Edition Designer Series Cynthia Rowley collection. [Marilyn Dennis Show]
The star-studded MMVA’s had Toronto buzzing last weekend! Our friends at Baker Street were on-hand at Perez Hilton’s One Night in Toronto event, serving up desserts to the stars including Carly Rae Jepsen, Dragonette and Darren Criss! [Perez Hilton]
One of my favourite parts about starting a new year is checking out the emerging trends in fashion and beauty! In December, colour company Pantone named Tangerine Tango, a vibrant reddish orange as their 2012 Colour of the Year. We love this on-trend shade and have started to see the vivacious hue everywhere! Pantone calls the colour “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive,” and we agree!
Want to add some Tangerine Tango to your life?
RW&CO. Dolman Sleeve Shirt Stop traffic in this bright, boho chic blouse! Available at RW&CO. stores nationally.
House of Marley Positive Vibrations headphones Make a statement with House of Marley headphones, offering superior sound and vibrant style! Available at Future Shop and Futureshop.ca
essie polish in Tangerine They say nails are your best accessory, so treat them to this stylish shade! Available at select salons.
Stila’s Mango Crush Lip & Cheek Stain Brighten up your cheeks and pout with this warm hue! Available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.
Aperol Spritz This Italian aperitif is gaining popularity in Canada. Perhaps due to its tangerine colouring? Available at LCBO and select liquor stores nationally.
Do you love Tangerine Tango as much as we do? Tell us in the comments, or tweet us @natashankpr!
Feeling the holiday crunch? This week is all about last minute gift guides and these amazing items are on the top of our list!
With limited edition palettes on shelves, beauty experts everywhere agree the holiday season is the best time to buy! The latest and greatest – Stila’s Dream in Full Colour Palette features 29 eye shadows, seven cheek colours and a waterproof eyeliner. [ Globe and Mail ]
Front page worthy gift ideas? House of Marley’s Positive Vibrations Headphones are a bright and vibrant way to enjoy music! [ 24 Hours ] Also in this issue, be sure to pick up a travel pillow for any long flights this holiday season. We love this memory foam option from Obusforme!