Countdown to Cyber Monday … The Beauty & Style Edition.

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Alice + Olivia. 25% off the entire site.

Ann Taylor. Take 50% off of all purchases. To receive the offer online, code SHOP50 must be entered during checkout.

Anthropologie. Cyber Monday customers will receive 50% off of all red-lined sale items from 6:00 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m.

AthletaTake 20% off select items in-store and online.

Banana Republic.  40% off of all merchandise. To receive offer online, use code CYBER. Offer ends 12/2.

BaubleBar. BaubleBar invites you to play Cyber Savings Smash. Using the mallet to bop crazy shoppers out of the way, customers can score one of four amazing deals: 20 and 30 perfect off sitewide, $25 off (orders of $50+), or a $100 gift card.

Bliss20% off Elemis and Remede skincare products. (Two of my favs!)

BlueflyFrom December 1 to December 3, take 80% off of original retail prices.

Bobbi BrownGet a duo of deluxe-sized samples, a specially-sized lip gloss, free shipping with every purchase, plus your choice of five samples.

The Body Shop. 50% off site-wide and free shipping with any purchase of $30 or more.

butter LONDONYou know I love this polishes! “Butta” will be gifting customers with 20% off site-wide (excluding product marked at “last-call”) and 50% off “last-call” items. Use the code CYBER13 for online purchases.

Effie’s Paper. 15% off personalized stationery. Use promotional code THX2013.

Gilt. The name itself speaks exuberance and luxury. Cyber Monday started at 9:00 p.m. tonight with free shipping on everything. “Marquee Monday” brings sales, sales, and more sales (including designer shoes) and a sweepstakes with high-end luxury prizes for 12 winners.

GO SMiLE. GO SMiLE Smile Whitening Light System will be $69 (from $129) and comes with a free Jet Set Kit

HunterThe tall original gloss boot in Lagoon for $78, only on December 2.

Intermix20% off sitewide plus free shipping.

Intimacy. Buy two items, get one sale item for free. Deals on lingerie, swim, nightwear and accessories are up to 70%. In stores only.

Miss Jessie’sTake 40% off sitewide through December 31.

Moroccanoil. Ok, I am not one for putting oil in my hair, wet or dry. It weighs it down too much. “Howeva,” I visited Haute Blow Dry Bar on Saturday morning, and the stylist added a drop or two in my hair before styling, and let’s just say, I am sold. So much so, it had to make the Cyber Monday “must have moment” list. Shoppers will receive a complimentary full-sized products with the purchase of e-Gift Cards. Plus, free shipping on all purchases $55 and up.

Shopbop and East Dane. Spend $250, save 15%, spend $500, save 20% and spend $1000, save 25%.

StarbucksGet $25 off purchases of $60 or more. Online only.

Tracy Reese. Use code CYBER30 to take 30% off your entire online purchase.

Trina Turk. Use the code CYBER13 for tiered savings: spend $200, get 20% off, spend $400, get 25% off and spend $600, get 30% off. 

You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sundays …

Hey Dolls! I hope that you had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday; and, for those of you observing Hanukkah, I wish you a joyous celebration.

Today’s Champagne Sundays recipe comes from the one and only Mrs. Lilien, my all time favorite blogger. Mrs. Kelley Lilien is the self-described, “Arbiter of the elusive ladylike pleasures. Chief ambassador of the elevated lifestyle. Bon vivant of the internet.” I couldn’t agree more!

Each of this Mrs.’ blog posts are written as short poetic verses, with tons on whimsical flair. If you aren’t familiar with Mrs. Lilien, you need to journey over to her page ASAP. You will forever be a fan.
Anywho, last week, Mrs. Lilien partnered with Sugar Paper LA and hosted The Ultimate Hostess Giveaway. There was no way I could resist sharing why I feel I am the Head Hostess in Charge.
Ultimate Hostess Contest
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Channeling my best Mrs. Lilien, I submitted the following:

The Head Hostess in Charge,
Yep, I’m that Doll.
Throwing swanky soirees,
That are appealing to all.

Place cards, linen napkins, with an appropriately stocked bar,
Each guest that arrives is truly the star.

No Paperless Posts or Evites,
Its paper invitations, with calligraphy to boot.
Mr. and Mrs.’ mix and mingle,
Leaving with cute gift bags, with a little bounty and loot.

Part of successful hostessing, is what will this Mrs. wear?
Pre-soirée details catch me prepping and primping, creating a sleek chignon for my hair.

Being the Head Hostess in Charge is not for the faint of heart you see,
But with tips from Mrs. Lilien, it’s effortlessly easy as un, deux, ummm … Three!

Corny you may say, but guess what? I was a contest runner-up! In my mind, even a few props from Mrs. Lilien were well worth it to me.

I received an email from Mrs. Social Media, one of Mrs. Lillien’s colleagues, confirming my home address, and a few days later, VOILA! My goodies arrived, compliments of Mrs. Lilien.

A complimentary Mrs. Lilien Cocktail Swatchbook ~ Classic Cocktails with a Twist, Flamingo Swizzles Sticks, and a Swirly “Mrs.” Straw! Yep, I am in heaven.


So fittingly, today’s champagne cocktail recipe is the French 75 from the Cocktail Swatchbook.

French 75 ~ A Coquettish Champagne Dazzler

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  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Lemon
  • Sugar Cubes
  • 2 Ounces Gin
  • 1 Tea Spoon Simple Sugar
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Flute
  • Sparkling Swizzle Sticks

Mixology. Place a sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 ounces of Gin, the juice from a fresh lemon, and 1 teaspoon of simple sugar. Cover and shake for 20 seconds. Strain into the flute and top with champagne. Garnish with a sparking swizzle stick, a cherry and a lemon. Enjoy!

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Until Then,
~ L.
The Pretty Domestic