Cheers to Friday!

October 25, 2013


Now that the leaves are changing color, the air is cold and crisp, and the city streets are filled with really cute sweaters; I can’t help, but get in the Fall spirit.  The colors, the clothes, I love it all!  This time of year is one of my favorites, I embrace it completely and love every second of it (except the part where my closet space gets really tight with my Fall wardrobe)! It’s ok though, it just gives me more of a reason to go out and show off my Fall faves!  Another reason why I love this time of year so much is the Mulled Wine!  Being a big red wine connoisseur, I really enjoy the zesty twist on a classic glass of pinot noir.  Plus, the cinnamon sticks are so much fun!  If you’re in the NYC area and want to try a classic Mulled Wine, The Bowery Hotel is great and who knows what celeb you’ll spot enjoying NYC in the Fall!

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Note Worthy

October 13, 2013

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The Galeries Lafayette, is a Paris department store and is one of a kind with its jaw dropping aesthetics and architecture.  The amount of detail that every inch embodies is simply unbelievable.

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Paris never ceases to amaze me.  Every time I am exposed to the beauty that this city possesses, I feel like it is my first time being here.  Being that I am a serious shopaholic, I feel it is very important to stop at as many Paris hot spots as possible.  The unique boutiques fill the Paris streets and the department stores capture you not only with the shopping, but with their breath taking architecture.

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Galeries Lafayette, makes you feel like you’ve stepped into another world.  They are one of a kind and never let you down, no matter where you turn.  It truly makes your shopping experience memorable.

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Travel Must Haves

October 12, 2013


Being that I do a good amount of traveling, I have come up with a solid, what I like to call my “travel team”.   This team includes all my essentials for every flight.  Of course, what would a flight be like without our racy gossip mags, but more importantly I want to look stylish (somewhat) and be comfortable at the same time.  My travel must haves include, a nice pair of yoga pants, a pashmina to keep me warm, some comfy K-Swiss socks, and last but certainly not least, my neck pillow.  OOO I feel like I’m having an Oscar winning moment here, so I’d like to take this time to thank my team for being truly amazing. Without them, I don’t how I would get through any flight.

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City Guide

October 10, 2013


We are finally here in Paris!  We could not be happier and more excited to explore this wonderful city.  We have been here so many times, but it never gets old, and we always find new hidden treasures.  Although, we do have our favorites that we make a point to visit every time.  Ralph’s is one of those must see, favorite spots, that never gets old, no matter how many visits to Paris we make.  You could not ask for a better ambiance.  One minute you’re on a busy Paris street and the next you walk into a peaceful oasis, perfectly decorated from the Ralph Lauren collection. Ralph’s is tres tres chic and on the top of our list for our Paris city guide.

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Guilty Pleasure

October 7, 2013

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We all have our guilty pleasures in life.  Some are deadlier then others, but either way, we do or in this case, eat, what makes us happy.  One of our all time favorite guilty pleasures is the Napolean or “Mille Feuille”.  Whenever we get the chance to indulge, this is how we do it.  We are so excited for our trip to Paris this week, where we will not only be experiencing breath-taking scenery and fashion, but we will be able to enjoy the most delicious, mouth watering Napoleons there is.  Next time you find yourself at a bakery or Napoleon pops up on the menu, make sure to dive into this slice of heaven and enjoy!

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Note Worthy

October 5, 2013


As time goes by you’ll start to realize that hip hop runs through our blood over here.  However, we were lucky enough to attend the Gentlemen of the Road tour in St. Augustine, Florida, where we had the pleasure of seeing some amazing bands perform like, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  Although, nothing could compare to seeing the one and only Mumford & Sons perform.  This English folk rock band is not only musically talented, they have a way of taking over the stage and having everyone mesmerized by their pure talent and charisma. Unfortunately, the band is on a serious hiatus to take time off for themselves, but once they return they are a MUST SEE in our book.

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The Insider // Our New Blog!

October 1, 2013


See how we craft our collections, from inspiration to creation. Get exclusive behind-the-scenes peeks at our photoshoots. Be the first to find out about our favorite spots for shopping, dinner, dancing, and so much more. Welcome to the new olivia + joy blog, where you’ll get a glimpse of what goes on in our world..

Questions? Leave us a comment! We love hearing from you.

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