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What better way to welcome each new season of the year than with a distinctive gelato
flavor? Gelato Nostro reports that Mango was the hit flavor of the summer, while Orange
Burst has been tingling autumn tastebuds. For winter, check out Banana Split, a classic flavor
combination that will please even the pickiest palates; 1111 SW 1st Ave., GelatoNostro.com.
Who says you can’t take it with
you? Show up to the party prepared
with this Travel Bar Set. It comes
with all the fixings: 2 martini
glasses, a shaker, jigger, tongs,
strainer and stirrer. Oh, and most
importantly, there’s room for a
couple of bottles of your favorite
spirits. You’ll be the hit of the
holiday bash. After all, who doesn’t
want to hang around with the
guy who’s mixing the cocktails?;
Ah, the holidays. Time for that ever-stressful
festive event of dragging yourself through the mall
in search of a gift that won’t end up getting tossed
into the garage and forgotten on Dec. 26. To make
sure that you pick the perfect present without
busting your budget to shrapnel, here are a few
very simple tips:
• Make a list. Santa does it for a reason — it
saves a tremendous amount of time and money.
If you think about what you’d like to get for each
of your giftees while in the comfort and sanity of
your home (and include a few “backup” items in
case you can’t find exactly what you were looking
for) you’ll be less likely to pick up annoying gadgets
• Exercise quality control. Remember that cost
is not necessarily everything. It’s worth spending
a few extra bucks to get a gift from a brand you
trust. It can mean the difference between your gift
falling apart after a few weeks or lasting and being
appreciated for years.
• Stay home on weekends. Don’t even attempt to
go shopping on Saturdays or Sundays the month
before a major holiday, unless, of course, you love
being shoved around by mobs. Get your shopping
list super-organized by store, take a day off from
work, and avoid the crowds.
• Save those receipts. Even the most thoughtful
gift can go awry. Maybe Uncle Joe has gained 40
pounds since you last got his pant size. Always get
a gift receipt for your purchases and include it with
Liliana Jones spends
her days as a literary
agent, and her evenings
and weekends as a mom.
Originally from Colorado,
she now lives in Key
Biscayne with her husband
and twin girls.
The world’s worst present
is losing your job because
you pulled a truly smooth
move at the office holiday
party. Make sure you don’t
end up with a pink slip in
your stocking by avoiding
these faux pas.
44 On Time
The “fashionably late” concept
doesn’t apply to office parties.
Yes, it’s a celebration — but you’re
throwing down with your boss. Don’t
let your grand entrance turn into a
grand exit. Arrive on time.
Unwinding with a few too many martinis
is a fine holiday party tradition…when
you’re out with your friends. Remember
that an office party is still “work.” It’s fine
to indulge, but know your limits and
don’t exceed them!
That hot, slinky little number
you’ve been itching to pull out of
the closet? Save it for New Year’s.
And gents should leave the beer-
stained band t-shirts at home.
Keep attire simple and classy.