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OPRAH’S Favorite Things!!!

Ok. This is BIG. I am not even quite sure where to start with this, I am so darn excited! My wonderful friend, Carey Reilly ( Not so Skinny Mommy), is a fellow blogger and inited me to the “Oprah’s Favorite Things Blogger Breakfast!!” Yes! Can you believe it!? I’m still shaking from the thrill of it all!

I absolutely adore Oprah and everything about her. I am one of those Oprah-obsessed people. I used to run home from school so I could watch Oprah at 4 o’clock with my mom. I loved her generosity and positive spirit. She is a woman who inspires me; she thrives off of providing other people joy and happiness and I try and channel her energy everyday.  I am a loyal member of the Oprah Book Club and an avid follower of her website and endeavors. I couldn’t believe I got to be a part of her magic and attend this event! Absolutely a dream come true.

This was the first time O magazine put on an event to showcase items to an influential group of bloggers at the Hearst office (or O magazine) in Midtown Manhattan. Oprah’s Creative Director at O Magazine, Adam Glassman, was our host! An elite group at O Magazine have been working hard since July to narrow down Oprah’s favorites to only 87 items. They had to choose from over 1000! (We previewed just over 25 items). Honestly, I don’t even think about holiday gift shopping until it gets cold outside! This group starts looking and narrowing down their option mid-summer! This year, Oprah teamed up exclusively with Amazon to sell all of these wonderful holiday picks!  www.amazon.com/oprah.

The morning started with a delicious buffet-style breakfast in a gorgeous room at Hearst, overlooking the pretty cityscape of Midtown. We each sat and mingled for about 30 minutes anxiously awaiting the goodies under each golden box tied with a big red bow! It felt just like the unveils on the Oprah show! We were all secretly wondering if there were “elves” waiting in the wings with goodies! It was just like the show, “Bring Out The Elves!”

Also, don’t forget..

O’s 12 Day Give-O-Way sweepstakes runs from November 30th through December 11th, awarding twelve lucky readers with the ultimate holiday wish: EVERY item featured in the 2015 Favorite Things gift guide. To enter, find the 12 holiday icons scattered throughout the pages of the December issue (there is one for each day of the sweepstakes) and log onwww.oprah.com/12days to  and type in that day’s special code (found on the icon). Happy hunting!

Below, you’ll find some of the highlights from the event!

It’s so hard to believe that the holidays are upon us, it seems like just yesterday I was putting our coats away for summer and here we are again, already thinking about holiday gifts!

Happy Shopping!

 Moon and Lola Pet Ornaments

Personalized with your furry friend’s name!

 Oprah’s Eye Brow Expert Anastasia set of Lipglosses

A beautiful mix of shades, perfect for day-to-night and holiday glam!

 TravelSmith Touch-Sensor Technology Gloves

They are fit with a zipper pouch for keys or money and are perfect for walking the dog or a quick walk to the deli!

 Em John – Kid at Heart bag charm/key chain

Emma, an 18-year-old Boston University student, designed these beautiful fur charms. They are great for keys or your little girl’s backpack! Kingsley has already claimed mine!  Get them personalized with you initial!

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 L.L. Bean Sonic Snow Tube

This is an awesome gift for the child in your life or a kid-at-heart!

Barbie Fashionista Collection

Can’t wait for Kingsley to unwrap these on Christmas morning… 

 Corkcicle Canteen

They keep drinks cold for 25 hours and hot for 12! They also come in an array of festive colors! Chic bottle and packaging!

 High Camp Vine and Bloom Box 

These were absolutely beautiful! This is truly a fabulous gift for anyone on your list! Shop today and get 20% OFF!! HURRY!

 Jaw Bone Fitness Tracker

It tracks heart-rate, sleep patterns and more!

 Letters To My … LOVE, BABY and SELF  

These are a wonderful gift and keepsake item. The elves gave us the letters to my boy. I think it would be really sentimental to fill this out and give it my son on his 16th birthday!

 Vince Melange Sweatpants  

LOVE!!! Cozy, comfy and chic!

 The Foot Nanny

The inventor worked at the Harpo Studios in Chicago in the spa. She was coined the best pedicure in town by Oprah and followed the gang out to the west coast when they all moved. She now has her own products and you can take her fab pedicure home with you with her new luxurious line of bath salts, cream and  cozy socks to soak your feet overnight!

 Lumee Light-Up cell phone case

Perfect for a selfie!! Love this idea, awesome gift!

 Emi-Jay night shirts

“I told my therapist about you, ” “Namast’ay in Bed” and  “I wish you looked at me the way you look at your phone.” LOVE THESE!  Cozy nightshirts available in all sizes makes a really easy and fun holiday gift for everyone on your list!

Torres truffle potato chips

Yum Yum and Yum! Perfect holiday office gift. Time to trade in that fruit basket!

 

 Iris 4-pc. Wine Glass Set- sold at JCPenny

Spice up your holiday table with these timeless glasses!

 Emu Australia Little Creatures Boots

OMG–Kingsley is going to look adorable strutting on the sidewalk in these!

 Words with Boards

These are fun cutting boards that you can personalize with your first name, last or a fun saying!

  Elvis Cake

Must I say more!!?? OMG it’s delicious with peanut butter, chocolate and bananas of course. You had me at ELVIS! Hunka-hunka burnin cake!!

 Square One Organic Vodka set-gift set of 5

A chic bottle is pretty packaging enough. I love the unique flavors of basil and bergamot!

Eli’s Bread Challah Menorah

In the shape of a menorah! So creative!

 Bruffin Bundle!

A delicious new invention! I can’t keep up with all of these dessert hybrids! Half brioche, half muffin, 100% delicious!! Do you know the Brumuffin man, the Brumuffin man, the muffin man… I do, he was at breakfast!!

Here are a few of Oprah’s favorite things head to www.amazon.com/oprahsfavoritethings for the full list!

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