Lunar New Year with Sugarfina

Sugarfina boutiques are perfectly decorated and a treat to visit :)

Sugarfina boutiques are perfectly decorated and a treat to visit :)

It's a week of celebrations loves!  February 9th is Lunar New Year and I love celebrating all the traditions with my family.  This year, I added a new tradition with gilded chocolates from Sugarfina!  Sugarfina offers sophisticated candies for adults.  For the New Year, they're offering special two piece bento boxes with a traditional Chinese New Year greeting!  Though my family is Vietnamese, I was so excited to be able to share these delicious candies with them...Chocolate is a universal language!

In Chinese tradition, there are ten signs in the zodiac.  This year, it's the year of the Monkey! My boyfriend is a monkey, so this year honors him.  However, legend says that when it's your year, you have to lay low to show respect to the newborn animal of that year.  We'll be keeping a low profile :)  I got some sweets for him too while I was shopping at Sugarfina.  They have locations all over and I highly recommend visiting so you can really get the full experience.  It's a super cute store and there are endless options!

The 8 piece bento box from Sugarfina

The 8 piece bento box from Sugarfina

The small 2 piece bento box from Sugarfina

The small 2 piece bento box from Sugarfina

One of my other favorite traditions is lucky money envelopes.  Traditionally, they are red, but every year I love picking out new ones to give.  This year I chose gilded ones to give out.  Do you celebrate lunar new year?  If so, what traditions does your family have?  Wishing you and your loved ones a year of happiness, prosperity and good fortune!

stay gold,

Tiffany

Holiday Gift Guide: The Hostess

The holidays are here!  My favorite part of the holidays is seeing everyone I love, and catching up with people I haven't seen in a while.  I always try to bring a small gift for the host or hostess--it's just the nice thing to do! Before you head to your next soiree, pick up one of these thoughtful gifts.

  • Capri Blue Winter Tropics Candle Pearl Pineapple Candles • $26 (20% off for Black Friday!)
  • Golden Monogram Mug • Anthropologie • $10 (20% off for Black Friday!)
  • Rifle Paper Co Cities Coaster Set • Rifle Paper Co. • $16 (15% off for Black Friday)
  • Marble Board, Bamboo Handles • $39
  • Sugar Paper Pen Notecards • $31
  • Dot & Bo Glitter Champagne Coupes - Set of 4 • Dot & Bo • $65

 

 


Party Frocks

The holiday party circuit is in full swing, and I always feel like I need more dresses.  For the office party, the girls' gift exchange, the family dinner, the reunion night out, and everything in between, here are a few of my favorites!  I love to wear a full skirt during the holidays...it helps me hide my mini santa belly that's come about as a result of eating too many holiday treats...oops ;)

What parties are you most looking forward to this year?  What are you wearing?  Take an #ootd on instagram and show me @littlegoldbook and by hastagging #myLGB and #littlegoldbook!  I can't wait to see everyone all dolled up!

stay gold,

Tiffany