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Holidays at Cambridgeside

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It’s that time of year again– when everyone spends as much time at the mall as I do!  Whether it’s running to Macy’s for the perfect holiday party shoes, or Sephora for the latest eyeshadow palette to compliment my holiday look, or popping in Newbury Comics for that a fun Secret Santa gift, Cambridgeside Galleria is my go-to for shopping!

Cambridgeside Galleria recently underwent a make-over and it looks so new & clean!  The Christmas decor is all new too and I am absolutely mesmerized by these adorable hanging trees in geometric crystal shapes.  Below, Santa waits for you to tell him what you want for Christmas.  Photos with Santa are free, so this is a great place to bring your family (or girlfriends) for a little holiday fun!

Of course, there’s plenty of fun for bloggers as well with the annual Glamour Swap– I never miss it!  This year, I pulled a Celestial-print bag from Ann Taylor that couldn’t be more my aesthetic!

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Holiday party ready from last week with my Ann Taylor pouch; LOFT dress (old); and Alex & Ani necklace.

It’s a busy time for us all, so if you’re anything like me, Christmas is sneaking right up on you!  With only one week til Christmas, I suggest you make your way over to Cambridgeside to finish your holiday shopping!

Thank you to Cambridgeside Galleria for inviting me to celebrate the holidays with you!

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Blogger Holiday at Cambridgeside

I am no stranger to Cambridgeside Galleria.  In fact, I frequent this mall and probably have been at least once a week all year long.  No shame, guys, I’m a mall person and this is a big, beautiful mall!

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a Blogger Holiday Glamour Swap at Cambridgeside!

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We got some fabulous ideas for gifts, amazing outfit inspiration, and of course, enjoys some sweet sips and delicious bites via California Pizza Kitchen.

photo via CPK because I ate mine!

photo via CPK because I ate mine!

Let’s take a moment to talk about this salted caramel pudding I ate.  I love CPK and have had dessert there many times, but this was an item I haven’t seen on the menu… perhaps due to my efforts to cook more and eat out less!  Clearly, I was missing out on this pudding, though.  I may have even taken a second helping… they were mini!

I guess I’m not the only one who found love in this pudding, because blogger Fran’s Favs has even devised a recipe for it!

 

The Yankee Swap gifts were donated by several stores throughout the mall and each gave me wonderful ideas for gifts for others, and maybe even for myself.  My Wish List this Wednesday is all things jeweled & warm!

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One | Ann Taylor $49.50 – black, gray, ivory, or blush
Two | Ann Taylor $59.50 – black, gray, ivory, or blush
Three | Club Monaco $69.50 – perfect in heather gray

We also got big swag bags with tons of samples & coupons!  OtterBox gave us the opportunity to get Resurgence battery cases… mine’s in the mail right now, so I’ll update you on the product review!  We headed over to Plammie Activewear afterward and were treated to a free panty.  Gosh, that store is so cute that it inspires me to workout more!  Sephora gave us all sorts of goodies too, including $10 gift cards.  You know your girl already spent hers.

 

Thank you, Cambridgeside for a wonderful night of sipping, shopping, eating, and repeating!  Aaaand I’ll probably see you tomorrow.

What do you think of these wish list picks?  For presents, or for yourself?