Fashion’s not the only creative field with a big-time ’70s crush. Musicians are tapping into classic soul sounds, interior designers are bringing the era’s rounded forms and earthy tones into homes, and mixologists are reviving throwback cocktails like the Grasshopper and the Harvey Wallbanger.

From our Columbus, Ohio office, we checked in with our girl Jenni, one of our favorite local bartenders and a fixture in the city’s dining scene, for some suggestions on how to bring the trend to your home bar. She offered up a couple of old favorites with a fresh, fall-inspired twist – one to whip up for an intimate group of friends and one to roll out when you’ve got a crowd coming over.

Retro Cocktails


“Brandy Alexander – a drink so good you’ll want to take her home,” Jenni joked. Between the spirit’s rising star status among drink aficionados and the creamy goodness going on in this blender cocktail, we’ll definitely be seeing more of brandy this season.

1 Scoop vanilla bean ice cream  (“You can also switch in your favorite flavor,” according to Jenni)  A heavy shot of brandy  1-2 oz. Drambuie  Add ice and blend


Punch recipes were a party mainstay back in the day. Jenni says what’s great about them now is that “basically, they’re like the sangria of liquor –  whatever you like, whatever you have, you just throw it all together.” Garnished with seasonal fruits and spices, this recipe is tailor made for fall get-togethers.

1/2 Gallon of apple cider  1/3 Bottle light rum  10-12 oz. Apple brandy  1 Can of ginger ale  Combine ingredients in a punch bowl  Garnish with sliced apples, fresh cranberries and 2-3 cinnamon sticks


We’ve given you some good ideas for the girls on your holiday shopping list. Now, a few thoughts on the guys, focusing on their personal style and your price range.
The Type: WELL DRESSED MAN | The key: Trend-right picks with no skimping on details

Spend a little: Help make his suit look a model of finesse with a tie bar, or a pocket square in pure silk that’ll deliver a different look depending on how you fold it.

Spend a little more: Get him on board with the texture trend with the smooth-and-rough mix of fibers in a wool-silk tie. A fedora with a band of tweed offers a subtle, unexpected way to work one the big fabrics for fall/winter.

Splurge: If you’re going big for the stylish guy on your list, why not go for a full tweed suit? A system coat in herringbone adds another classically rugged fabric to his dressing arsenal and gives him more than the usual styling options.

The Type: TRAVELLING MAN | The key: Practical items good for suitcases  and time away from home

Spend a little: Collapsible sunglasses help keep his packing compact. And fun patterned socks are practically a must, because if there’s anyone who appreciates a great sock game, it’s TSA employees.

Spend a little more: A Soft Wash shirt gives him pure cotton comfort for all the miles he’s traveling. And if his busy schedule doesn’t leave any time to deal with bed head, a tweed driver hat will look sharp and slip easily into a suitcase.

Splurge: Set up the music-loving guy in your life with a classic pair of headphones. For the most versatility in the least amount of packing room, you’ve got to give it up for the military jacket – a distinctly masculine hybrid of outerwear and a blazer. And for something that’ll travel with him for years, it’s hard to go wrong with a finely crafted leather bag.

The Type: WINTER SPORTSMAN | The key: Cozy things he can wear for a run or an impromptu game of street hockey and a trip to the sports bar later to watch his team on the big screen

Spend a little: Make sure he’s toasty with a sherpa fleece-lined hat, or that he can check your texts without freezing his digits off with a pair of touchscreen-compatible gloves.

Spend a little more: Fleece joggers promise all the comfort of sweats with way more style and a waffle knit hoodie gives your guy a layering option that always looks good.

Splurge: Warm his heart, literally, with a quilted outerwear vest. And what’s winter without a soft flannel shirt? Give him one so he doesn’t have to find out.

Check out our Black Friday and Cyber Monday pages for an up-to-date list of the deals we’ll be offering on two of the biggest shopping days of the year.



With the holidays comes a bit of pressure – you’ve got gifts to buy and loved ones to please, after all. Before you start chipping away at your to-get list, let us help. We’ve got more than a few gift suggestions to share for the people in your life, focusing on their personal style and your price range. Ladies first…

The Type: Glam Girl | The key: Fashion-forward looks with lush textures

Spend a little: Set her up with some fresh style embellishment, like a sparkle-encrusted wristlet or a plush velvet version of the skinny scarf.

Spend a little more: Pick up a faux suede fedora to give her a so-touchable version of the season’s hottest accessory. For super softness with a little more versatility, opt for a cashmere-infused sweater.

Splurge: Two words – faux fur. A patchwork stole lets her wear it whenever she goes out. A leopard print chubby makes whenever and wherever she chooses to wear it a lot more fun.

The Type: Casual Girl | The key: Super-comfortable basics with a little  extra something in the style department

Spend a little: With a bright sequined beanie, you’re giving coziness that’s totally adorable. An Express One Eleven top with an extreme neckline or slash detailing brings a pop of sexy to her laid-back style.

Spend a little more: The right blanket scarf will serve her well through all kinds of chilly situations, while an Engineered Rib Express London Sweater gives her an absolutely effortless way to style some geo pattern into her look.

Splurge: Try something that combines comfort with a look that’ll transform whatever she’s wearing into a share-worthy outfit. We’re thinking statement pieces like over-the-knee boots with a walkable flat heel or a hooded poncho in an eye-grabbing print.

The Type: Fitness Fan | The key: Pieces that prove just how good a  workout can make you look.

Spend a little: You can’t go wrong with fun socks for her next yoga class, or a chunky knit head wrap if she’s into skiing or other winter sports.

Spend a little more: Hello, EXP Core Performance wear. Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tees with hot cut-out details and easy-fitting patterned tanks are a few of the many fab options available.

Splurge: With a pair of EXP Core compression leggings, she’ll enjoy breathable protection from the elements and print options that are beyond cute. Or you can go for something that lets her show off all her hard work when she’s going out for the night, like a luxe pair of scuba leggings.


When you’re going to shop, shop smart. Check out our Black Friday and Cyber Monday pages for an up-to-date list of the deals we’ll be offering on two of the biggest shopping days of the year.