Annual Kennedy Center Honors and 4 affordable gifts for the holiday’s

Today five of the most well respected individuals who have “spent their lives enriching, inspiring and elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world,” will be celebrated this year, said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein.

This year’s honorees are set to receive one of the most prestigious honors an individual in the arts can hold. The Honors have been compared to a knighthood in Britain, or the French Legion of Honor–the quintessential reward for a lifetime’s endeavor.

And the five individuals who will be honored this year  are singer and songwriter Merle Haggard;

composer and lyricist Jerry Herman;

choreographer and director Bill T. Jones;

songwriter and musician Paul McCartney;

and television host and actress Oprah Winfrey.

This Annual Honors Gala has become one of the highlights of the Washington Cultural Year,  intersecting Washington, Hollywood and New York City for a star-studded evening.  Each year guest performers are  kept a secret until the actual show is in progress. Why do I have a feeling that Lady Gaga will be one of this year’s performers?  It’s just a hunch but she has been everywhere lately.
And check out last year’s honoree Bruce Springsteen being introduced by President Obama. “I’m the president but he’s the BOSS”quipped Obama.  Last year honorees included Bruce Springsteen, Robert Dinero, Mel Brooks, Grace Bumbry and Dave Brubeck.

OK speaking of HONORS. Do the honors of some great gift giving this year. Here are four fun and affordable ideas for some great gift giving this year.

Gentleman, gift your lady with a beautiful piece of bling. If ya’ don’t wanna put a ring on it this year, than put a necklace on it. A beautiful Fleur De Lis necklace at that.  It’s fun, feminine, and beautiful, plus it wont break the bank. Go to Nordstroms for a wide selection or online at one of the most affordable sites out there


When I was a kid I was obsessed with Gumball Machines and as an adult–I still am! Yes I am a grown woman who still grabs that quarter out of my purse in  hopes of scoring my favorite colored gumball (pink) out of the machine. I think I will be 80-years-old and still reaching for that quarter with my dentures and all! You can  gift it to one of  the younger ones in the fam, unless you have a bonafide gumball grown-up addict like me in the family. This site retroplanet has some nice affordable machines.

I think a great idea to give  to your co-worker or boss are these personalized M$M’s.

It’s delicious, thoughtful and affordable and there is also a coupon code for a discount.

And last but not least I am obsessed with these necklaces!

Scarves are a staple for both their warmth and oomph they can give a plain boring sweater or tee. I love  thick chunky bold necklaces but this year I will be rocking the fall/ winter version of a funky trendy necklace made out of fabric.  It’s different and unique and is an option for a great gift to give!
Check out the selection, prices and patters here.

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Besos xoxoxo Vanessa

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