The Giving Season…

As many of you know, each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Garland Collection donates 10% of sales made through the GC website to a worthy organization. This year, we will be starting a little early and I wanted to share with clients and friends where we will be contributing.

Beginning today, we have chosen to donate to Everytown (http://everytown.org), “a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.” Everytown promotes common-sense steps to save lives in our cities, in our homes and in our schools.

More than ever, MANY organizations need support — from donations to volunteers to even awareness of what they do and why they are so important.

Throughout the new year, Garland Collection, my family and I will continue to support groups that protect our brand’s core values — inclusion, respect, compassion, integrity and the safety of our children and our communities.

***To donate directly to Everytown or to find out more about their mission, please click here.

Family Ties + A CHIC BEACH PACKING LIST

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CLASSIC COOL

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MADE WITH LOVE + A SWEET SNOW DAY COOKIE RECIPE

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NOTHING-TO-DO LIST + Recipe Redux

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JUST RELAX

While preparing for a warm weather weekend getaway to celebrate a close friend’s upcoming wedding, I can think of nothing but relaxing, recharging and…OK…probably a few cocktails and a lot of laughs. Easy and chic, here’s my go-to packing list for your upcoming holiday…Screen shot 2013-12-04 at 10.48.28 PM1. COCKTAIL HOUR — GARLAND COLLECTION ON PINTEREST 2. BATHING SUIT 3. GARLAND COLLECTION ROSE GOLD STAR EARRINGS 4. NOVEL 5. SANDALS 6. SHORTS 7. SUNGLASSES