Gifts

Moms know best, so we asked some of the coolest ones we know to give us the skinny on personal style, what motherhood means to them and, of course, what’s on their wish list as May 10 approaches. See more of our featured mothers on The Thread.

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Talk about a wonder woman. Jessica Alba plays pretty fierce characters on the big screen, but after the cameras stop rolling, she becomes a slightly different kind of superhero: mom to her daughters Honor (six years old) and Haven (three years old) and chief creative officer for the Honest Company, a line of ethical and super safe products for babies and new moms.

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Moms know best, so we asked some of the coolest ones we know to give us the skinny on personal style, what motherhood means to them and, of course, what’s on their wish list as May 10 approaches. See more of our featured mothers on The Thread.

 

Aerin-Lauder-Mothers-Day-1 As the founder and creative director of AERIN and the style and image director at Estée Lauder, Aerin Lauder wears a lot of hats. Oh, let’s throw wife and mother of two into the mix. We’re not quite sure how she manages all of that with such stylish aplomb, but she did take a few minutes away from it all to give The Thread a glimpse into her life as a mom who’s long on to-dos and short on time (read: every mom out there)—and what makes it all worthwhile.

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Moms know best, so we asked some of the coolest ones we know to give us the skinny on personal style, what motherhood means to them and, of course, what’s on their wish list as May 10 approaches.

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Los Angeles-based Erica Chidi Cohen isn’t a mom; she’s a new mom’s best friend and number one advocate. As she put it to us, “I help women navigate their transition into motherhood feeling nurtured and supported.” Cohen is a doula and the founder of The Mama Circle, a parenting resource that lines up services, classes and real-world meet-ups in cool and inspiring locales.

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Moms know best, so we asked some of the coolest ones we know to give us the skinny on personal style, what motherhood means to them and, of course, what’s on their wish list as May 10 approaches.

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As cofounders of The Hive, a style blog that’s all about chic mamas, LA-based Melissa Magsaysay and Sara Riff are totally tapped into what it means to be on the go while simultaneously of the moment. When the laptops close, the two turn their attention to chasing after toddlers: Magsaysay’s son, Miles, and Riff’s daughter, Tatiana Plum.

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Our chefs, Wit & Wonder Gifts team and blog editor take the stress out of planning a full-course menu that’s memorable (in a good way) and won’t keep you stuck in the kitchen all night. In a special What’s Cooking series, we’re serving up six perfectly paired, delicious recipes and inspiration for holiday entertaining—from drinks and dessert to décor and gifts.

Now that conversation—and some amazing cocktails—are flowing, you’re ready for the first course on our menu, and it’s definitely a looker. A bit of dicing is the hardest part of this wow-factor, towering salad. Fresh avocado, tomato, cucumber and mango all get pulled together with our seriously tasty Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (the same dressing used in the popular Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad at our Nordstrom Cafe). Tangy, refreshing and topped with crab, this salad sets a high bar for the next two courses to come.

Nordstrom recipe for the Bistro Crab Stack Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette; photo by Jeff Powell.
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