winner: $100 gift card by domino mag

A BIG Thank you to all those who took the time to enter, and to Domino mag for hosting this giveaway with Mochatini. $100 domino gift card goes to.. And… the winner..chosen randomly is…..



congratulations….TAMMIGIRL !! Expect to hear from me about your giftcard info in the next couple of days.

To everyone else who entered ( and those who had trouble entering before), I truly appreciate your patience..


and as a small token of thank you, I would like to send you a bottle of Seven Daughters wine, so you all will also be hearing from me shortly.


If you havent left an email with your entry, please send me a message on our facebook page. 

Holiday Shopping with Michelle Adams + a $100 Domino Giftcard Giveaway

Shelter mag domino fans, drop your Thanksgiving preps because you are in for a fabulous treat!Holiday shopping with domino‘s editor in chief, Michelle Adams AND a $100 gift card to shop on!! Our way of saying Thank YOU for being awesome supporters of Mochatini and domino.


Can you think of a better way to start the holiday season?  First, lets take a peek at what style maker Michelle Adams, has on her gift lists for her family and herself!


On Michelle’s Wish List For Herself

A Twist on Bust Art

Insanely Chic Drinking Glasses

Kelly Wearstler Pavlov Earrings

Frederic Malle Mediterranee Scent

Caroline Hurley Hand Printed Napkins


For Michelle’s sisters: Turkish Tie Die Towel | Canvas Tote Bag w Charcoal Flowers

For Michelle’s mom: Animal Embroidered Linen Cocktail Napkins

For Michelle’s dad: Artisanal Organic Pancake Mix | Catskills Maple Syrup


AND…. The lovely folks over at Domino mag have offered a $100 gift card from domino plus a year subscription as a giveaway for Mochatini readers. To enter, visit, register (if you have not already), then leave a comment on this post telling us tell us which feature is your favorite on the new site.  Increase your chances of winning the gift card by liking this post on Mochatini’s Facebook page.

Giveaway open until December 2, 2013. Good luck. xo


Update: This giveaway is now closed.


Happy Friday! My days have been so tied up lately that I’m kinda finding it hard to accept that Thanksgiving is only 6 days away! What are your plans? Are you hosting? If you are, keep an eye out for my next post on entertaining.

Meanwhile, who’s ready to go shopping for Holiday outfits? Actually, who isnt? Well, our friends at Shopbop are giving yet another $100 giftcard to one lucky Mochatini reader to help with the “what-to-wear” to so-and-so’s holiday party. Just leave a comment below with your most memorable holiday party experience and link to this post on your blog/facebook/twitter. Easy-peasy! Good luck!

Oh and those planning to travel for Thanksgiving, take a look at ultimate Thanksgiving travel suitcase on Shopbop Blog

Giveaway open until Nov 27, 2012 and is open to international readers.

Marc by Marc Jacobs gloves

designer scarves sample sale Kors 

Michael Kors booties

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Winner is is Melanie. Congratulations Melanie, please send me your email asap.





Book Review | Monica Pedersen : Make it Beautiful + Giveaway

Happy new week! I want to start this week with a book review. HGTV host and designer Monica Pedersen’s Make it Beautiful, designs and ideas for entertaining at home. I met Monica last year at the LV Market and we got to chatting about her book. A year later, I am delighted to get my hands on her book.

In her familiar sparkly-style Monica Pedersen Make it Beautiful is a helpful resource and step-by-step guide to hosting beautiful and cost-friendly get togethers.

Page after page of inviting parties, staging tips, sources and recipes narrated in her signature-style.

I especially love how she personalizes each party with details, custom fabrics (dont miss the Scalamandre Zebra prints in the Black-white baby shower) and modern sensibilities catering to every taste. The luscious, full-color coffee table book is the latest go-to guide for elegant and approachable entertaining making the perfect holiday, birthday or hostess gift.

As a special treat, {well in-time for the upcoming holiday season} one reader will win an autographed copy of Monica Pedersen Make It Beautiful.

To enter: Follow me on Pinterest. Then leave a comment on this post with your go-to party planning tip or link to one. You have to follow on Pinterest AND post a tip to be eligible. Winner will be picked randomly and announced October 15, 2012.  Also, don’t forget to connect with Monica on Facebook and Twitter.

images: Manvi