gifts for women

CLE Events: Bubbly & Bling

I'm so excited to announce that Bombay Taxi is participating in its first ever pop up at Something White Bridal on Thursday, April 14th from 5 pm- 8 pm. The event, named Bubbly & Bling, is an opportunity to drink some bubbles and explore a selection of jewelry and accessories for wedding season. And of course, to check out Bombay Taxi's existing collection as well as our new Spring/Summer collection. AND, since it is a pop-up, we will have a very special pop-up only discount!

I'm really excited about the pieces I've curated for the spring/summer collection. Like all Bombay Taxi pieces, these are all handmade in India, and are all one of a kind. However, unlike some of our earlier collections, every piece includes semi-precious stones: agate, onyx, quartz, chalcedony, highly quality cubic zirconia etc. and is plated in gold using a method called "one gram gold" which uses one gram of gold in the plating, giving it a gorgeous gold color, without the price of gold. 

Here are a few of the pieces I will be debuting at the pop up- unique pieces that will work for you if you're a bride, part of the bridal party, or a guest!  I hope you will come check out the whole collection on Thursday! The event is free, but RSVP's are appreciated, so RSVP here

Ruitilated quartz + gold

Ruitilated quartz + gold

Long necklace with lilac agate fringe + pearl + rose gold plate

Long necklace with lilac agate fringe + pearl + rose gold plate

Handmade enamel + zircon in an antique plated finish

Handmade enamel + zircon in an antique plated finish

I'm looking forward to seeing you Thursday!

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Sometimes, despite the best intentions, time just gets away from you. Sometimes, this happens when you need to get someone a gift, and suddenly its the day of, and you can't get to the store, and you're thinking "EFF!!! Now what?!!?"

Well, you're in the right place. I have a solution: subscription boxes. Now, unlike some more general subscription boxes, the ones I'm suggesting here require the recipient to make some decisions, so you can't possibly gift it to them until the actual moment because otherwise you would ruin the surprise (aka how a last-minute gift is not really a last minute gift.) The three subscriptions below are all gender neutral, and generally age-neutral, so they can work for almost anyone!

Club W: Can you really ever go wrong with a wine club? I used Club W  for about a year, and absolutely LOVED it! You start off by taking a survey on your taste preferences, and based on your answers, they will recommend a selection of wines for you. Now you can choose to stay with these, or switch them out for different picks- I did a combination of recommended picks and  my own, and I can honestly say there was not a single bottle that I didn't like. The wines range from $13-$40, and shipping is $6. A $50 gift will get the recipient a month of wine!

Photo credit: Club W

Photo credit: Club W

MistoBox: For the caffeine fiend in your life, MistoBox starts off with a quiz where you pick your flavor profile, the kind you prefer (single origin, blends, not sure?) and a quality range from basic coffee to exclusive small batch coffee, and they ship you 12 oz of coffee beans, which is enough for 20-25 cups of coffee. $60 gets you a 3- month subscription, and you can either pick the roast for the recipient, or let them pick their own. As an aside, MistoBox also appeared on Shark Tank in 2013 and made a deal with Marc Cuban!

Photo credit: AllSharkTankProducts.com

Photo credit: AllSharkTankProducts.com

BarkBox: This box only works if your recipient is either your dog, or a dog-owner who loves their dog very deeply. We had a subscription to this for a year as well, and every month, we received a themed box of toys and treats for our pups. We cancelled our box (easiest cancellation ever!!) because Webster destroys 99% of toys in under 15 minutes (even the heavy duty ones), so the poor BarkBox toys didn't stay a chance in our home. But the boxes were really fun (for us and the pups) while they lasted! $72 gets your recipient 3 months of puppy fun boxes!

Photo credit: BarkBox

Photo credit: BarkBox

There are plenty of gender-specific subscription boxes like GlossyBox, Wantable, and Rocksbox (gift a month free with code SHIBANIBFF) for women, and Trunk Club, Bespoke Post, and Mantry for men, all of which also make excellent gifts, last-minute or planned!! 

Happy Gifting!!

Things I LURVE: my yoga tote

Earlier this week, I mentioned my 15-minutes a day yoga goal, which I'm averaging about 3 times a week. Not terrible, but far from goal. Besides the daily yoga, I also have a goal of making it to a yoga class at least once a week. Allison and I are big fans of Saturday morning Hot Yoga at Inner Bliss, despite the fact that I'm really lacking in flexibility and can't get into half the poses! Nonetheless, I really enjoy the studio and the sweatiness, and so I keep going.

Normally, I just roll my mat up under my arm and take it in, but then I'm also carrying my wallet, and my towel (v. sweaty) and keys, and phone, and trying not to drop anything. With this renewed commitment to yoga for 2013, I decided to bite the bullet and just buy a bag for my mat. I looked a few bags on etsy and amazon, and as you can imagine, there are many options at many price points. I also decided to look into the "gold standard" for yoga apparel and accessories, and naturally, lululemon emerged the clear winner in my hunt for a yoga tote.




At $48, its not exactly inexpensive, but hello?!?!! Look at it!!! Chevron with a bright blue--- how adorable is it?! I'm motivated to go to class just so I can carry it!!

Beyond the obvious aesthetic appeal, the bag is big enough to include an extra long, extra thick mat (which is what I have) AND yoga mat towel which is an absolute necessity (see prior sweaty comments). There is an exterior pocket and a nice-sized interior pocket (room for small wallet/credit cards and phone), and its waterproof!

A perfect yoga accessory. Now if I could only get into a handstand....