This kicks off my gift guides – all things I own so I can vouch for their quality and value. Look for gift guides starting this week, several times a week, I have lots of fun themes coming up soon. Happy shopping and gift giving this holiday season!

chando-fragrance-0380Chando Aroma Porcelain Diffuser, $252 (c/o)

Here are a few luxury items I wanted to share that I own personally that can be on your list for those big gift giving moments – for celebrating milestones, or just celebrating because it’s the holidays!

Tahitian Pearl Earrings


9mm Tahitian South Sea Pearl Stud Earrings, $299 (reg $799) c/o

The classic pearl earring – it’ll last you for the rest of your life and can be passed along as an heirloom. These come with a variety of metal finishes, I picked gold. You can also pick screw backs for a secure wear.

Chando Aroma Porcelain® diffuser


Chando Fantasy Collection in Camellia, $489

Chando is designed with one-of-a-kind Aroma Porcelain® diffuser flowers that blossom out of the bottle to emit the scent of your choice and transform any space into a personal sanctuary. It is a beautiful work of art that combines visual aesthetics with unique aromas – the perfect gift for that person who has everything and loves home fragrance.


All Chando scents are available in refills, to refill or change the scent as your choice. I have my eye on the gardenia next.

To order Chando products, visit

Sierra Vista 2142 fragrance

3.4oz/100mL – $330 / 1.7oz/50mL $230

When this popped in my inbox I requested a small sample because I have several friends from Sierra Vista, Arizona. I was incredibly curious, and so blown away by the scent!

Let me tell you – I would normally not spend over $150 for a fragrance, but this – I’m seriously tempted and it’s on my wish list. I’ve received repeated compliments when I wear this fragrance and I wish I could smell like Sierra Vista 2142 permanently. It smells musky and like a cologne, with a warm winter cabin like feeling – it smells cozy.

Described as a warm and wild fragrance. With its dry and woody base, blending top notes of Lavandin and Bergamot. A heart of Jasmine, Rose, and Cedar Wood, while a base of Dry Amber, Sandalwood, and Tonka Bean.

Not sure if you can splurge or want to smell a sample? Try the 2mL sample for $17.

Samantha Willis Azure Ear Jacket


Samantha Wills, $142

I wore a pair when I modeled for a styled shoot and I ended up buying the jeans I wore (go figure, story of my life) and put this pair on my wish list to Mr. Wonderful – and got them as a gift for my birthday!

If you live in the Phoenix area, you can find these earrings made by Australia designer at T. Madison in Chandler.