Heather’s Holiday Wish List

Besides wanting a day–or 7 days–alone in my house…where everything stays where I put it and it is quiet and serene and no one asks me for anything, here are some tangible things that would be nice to find under the tree. 

I am not a perfume girl–in fact, sometimes, perfume makes me a little nauseous, but my friend, Reshma, came out one night wearing this perfume and I found myself edging closer to her and then leaning in to get a bigger whiff. It’s slightly floral but what hooked me was the cedar undertone. It smells…warm if that makes any sense.
Chloe Eau De Parfum 2.5-Ounces, usually $125 on sale for $61.

eye creamBotox in a Box
Ok, I might sort of want an eye lift, but that seems extreme. In the meantime, I love this miracle cream for wrinkles and puffy eyes. I tried a sample, it worked in seconds, and I was hooked. It is perfect for puffy mornings!  I found 25 vials on sale for $55–it’s usually $125. It’ll last longer than you think. FaceLift by Ageless Beauty

Something for Bounce
I am still crazy about Oribe hair products. They smell AMAZING and make my hair do things I never thought it could do like curl without frizz, lay night and straight, and have the appearance of being thicker than my hair is. My newest obssesion is ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray It’s an invisible dry hair that you can use on days you aren’t washing your hair. It gives me great texture and bouncy volume. Also comes in a set that includes their Gold Lust Dry Shampoo and the Texturing Spray for $75.

Day-to-Day Jeans That Make Me Feel Good…and Not Look Like an Old Lady
I’ve been buying
Hudson jeans for years and have them in tons of styles: they hold their lines but feel so soft. Best cut to feel skinny? No, not skinny jeans. Skinny jeans do nothing to make you look skinny…unless you’re skinny. Get a boot cut or flare. Get something that borders on bell bottom which I am crazy about and despite what my 12 year old says. are always in. Hudson Flap Pocket Bootcut Jeans, $215.
My favorite little shop in Cleveland, Evie Lou, always has the best finds for shoes: funky, unique and shoes I can’t anywhere else. This year, I want the Shelly ankle bootie. It has a really cushioned sole (I need that) and is lightweight. I can picture it with my bootcut jean or a short dress. Mango Shelly Wedge, $254.
fitflopSomething to Keep My Tootsies Warm
I ask for a new pair of these Fitflop slipper slippers every years. I have bad feet and really can’t stand to walk barefoot in the house. These actually have support. Plus, they keep your tootsies cozy. I recommend them to anyone with foot issues. Fitflop slipper, around $80.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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