Under the Tree: Sisters.


My sister is mother to the previously mentioned 18-month old. Lissa, who could spend an hour perusing the menu in a great restaurant, now finds that most of her meals consist of grapes and chicken nuggets. Growing up, we spent countless hours as family waiting for her to finish getting ready; her morning boudoir was the highlight of her day, and she could not be rushed, not even with the threat of imminent physical harm. 

Then came baby.

As I'm sure many of you, dear Readers, can relate, this young mother now considers any day when she gets to shower a major success. As such, I know she's hoping Santa will slip some pampering under her tree this year. 

Clockwise from top left: 1. FEED India pouches. While these would make a gorgeous makeup bag, each pouch provides 25 school meals in India. Even better. 2. Bobbi Brown Caviar and Oyster Palette. 3. J.Crew Continental Zip Wallet. Not exciting, but she mentioned she needs a new wallet, and how happy is this fuschia leather? 4. Alexis Bittar lucite earrings (a family fave.). 5. One Love Organics Essentials to Go gift set. I'm in love with their Skin Savior waterless balm; plus, it's made in Georgia (woot woot!). 6. Toms Chestnut Suede Desert Wedges. Lissa considers anything with a heel less than 2 inches "flats". These are as comfortable as regular Toms but with enough of a heel to satisfy my 5' tall sister. 7. Jemma Kidd Makeup Lip and Cheek Tint. Our mother thinks that lipstick can fix all problems (when I was in boarding school, other kids' moms sent them cookies. Mine sent lipstick.). Not being much of a lipstick person myself, I love this tint for it's natural rosiness and long-lasting color-- perfect for a mom on the go.