Holiday Drink Recipe: Coquito, Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog

Holiday Drink Recipe: Coquito, Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog

I used to think that I didn't like eggnog. Boy, was I wrong. While I'm not usually much of a food snob, I recently discovered---after making the recipe below---that the truth of the matter was that I didn't like store bought eggnog, with its cloyingly sweet (and unhealthy) high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavorings. But then I met the cocktail book-love of my life: Winter Cocktails by Maria del Mar Sacasa, who showed me the light with her recipe for coquito, the Puerto Rican version of eggnog.... Read More

14 Gift Ideas for the Holiday Hostess

14 Gift Ideas for the Holiday Hostess

Let's face it: with all the gift recipients on your list, you don't want to spend forever searching for the perfect gift for your holiday party host or hostess. But that doesn't mean you should show up empty-handed to this year's dinner party or holiday bash. Wine is always appreciated, and flowers never fail, but if you want to stand out, give a gift with more personal flair that appeals to one of your host's favorite activities, whether it's cooking, decorating, or bartending. Here are fourteen... Read More

The 5 Best Feel-Good Christmas Movies

The 5 Best Feel-Good Christmas Movies

I’m probably going to upset a few people with this list---but that’s to be expected, because maybe more than any other movie genre, holiday movies feel personal. Everyone has their favorites, and those favorites are housed deep inside a bulletproof chamber of our hearts, where no criticism is ever allowed to penetrate. Holiday movies are the most potent form of movie comfort food, because they’re the ones we grew up watching in our pajamas, surrounded by loved ones, drinking hot cocoa, feeling... Read More

December Playlist: 25 Cool Holiday Songs That You Haven’t Heard A Million Times

December Playlist: 25 Cool Holiday Songs That You Haven’t Heard A Million Times

I love holiday music. Pretty much ALL holiday music, including the classics ("Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" will really never, ever get old), but even I have to admit that the genres of "Christmas music" and "genuinely good music" don't always overlap. So I'm always on the lookout for those rare tunes that fit into both categories, especially if they're lesser-known, upbeat, fun, and funky. Because soft, quiet Christmas music has its place, but when I throw a holiday party, I want it to ROCK.... Read More

Transition to Fall: Blogger Picks

Transition to Fall: Blogger Picks

A couple months ago, we put together a graphic about shifting your style from summer to fall, and worked with a team of amazing bloggers to bring that theme to life. I absolutely loved what they came up with, and wanted to share a few of the posts with you all. Didriks talked about what fall means to them, in terms of color, cooking, and all things kitchen. Their post has me dreaming of hearty Thanksgiving food...plus, how cute is that nail art?! Prima paired Julep colors with paper flowers in... Read More

The Ultimate Eat-As-Much-As-You-Want Thanksgiving Outfit

The Ultimate Eat-As-Much-As-You-Want Thanksgiving Outfit

If your Thanksgiving dinners are anything like mine, dressing up isn't on the menu---unless you're talking about adding gravy to stuffing. With my family, the holiday is all about comfort, from the company we keep to the food itself, and fashion just isn't a huge factor. The ability to comfortably eat and laugh a lot will always take precedence over the perfect outfit. Still, I like to look as put together as I can, and over the years I've learned the do's and don't's about casual dressing for a... Read More

Julep Insider: Erica Corsano

Julep Insider: Erica Corsano

Meet our newest Julep Insider: Erica Corsano. She's a lifestyle editor and columnist at the Boston Herald, stylist, brand consultant, and advocate for animals. And she has great taste, as evidenced by the fact that she loves Julep (plus, you know, that's her job). Get to know Erica: 1. Favorite Julep color and or Product? Sweep Eyeshadow Palette: Neutrals 2. What book are you currently reading? I'll Drink to That by Betty Halbreich 3. What are 3 items that you can’t live without? I can live... Read More

7 Easy Last-Minute Place Card Ideas

7 Easy Last-Minute Place Card Ideas

Can you believe Thanksgiving is in just a week?! I feel like it totally crept up on me this year. I know the focus of Thanksgiving is the FOOD (as it should be), but a little festive decor is always a nice touch. So I whipped up 7 easy ideas for DIY place cards that you totally have time to do! 1. Painted fruit: This is a really easy idea that you can customize to fit your crowd. Pomegranates are a gorgeous fruit, but you could also use pears, apples, mini pumpkins, etc. Simply paint everyone's names... Read More

1 Sequin Clutch, Styled 4 Ways

1 Sequin Clutch, Styled 4 Ways

Right now, when you spend $35 at julep.com, you can use the code SHINETIME to also receive this gorgeous graphite sequin clutch, filled with holiday beauty staples: Included: Sweep Eyeshadow Palette: Neutrals, a Julep eyeshadow brush, Julep Lip Gloss in Awestruck, and two gorgeous Color Treat nail polishes in Ava (Bombshell) and DeAnn (Classic with a Twist). We hope that you're thrilled by all the contents inside, but what about that clutch? Goooor-jusss. To showcase this sequin stunner in... Read More

Friends Are the Family You Choose: Desktop Download

Friends Are the Family You Choose: Desktop Download

Sister from another mister, brother from another mother...our friends really are the family we choose! To celebrate November's Friendsgiving theme, we partnered with Courtney Shelton of HIBRID, who created a bunch of gorgeous desktop backgrounds with this quote. Download them, pin them, or send them to all your bffs...you could even print them off and use them for Friendsgiving invites! To download, click on your favorite design and it will open up a full-size version for you to save. And be sure... Read More

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