Jen Mankins's
Favorite Things For
Her Favorite People

Jen's Journal

Dec 14th, 2018

Plus, my recipe for Glögg, a traditional Swedish holiday spiced wine!

For My Activist Bestie

Sacai Truth T-Shirt
・The Sacai Truth T-Shirt
Good And Mad by Rebecca Traister

For my vegan tween niece
Taylor and Thomas Jane Loafers

・The Taylor and Thomas Vegan Jane Loafers
・The Hansel From Basel Picnic Crew Sock
All About Cake by Christina Tosi
Make Trouble by Cecile Richards
・The Lizzie Fortunato Gemini Heart Necklace

for my retired party girl bestie

・The Loeffler Randall Mina Beaded Tote
・The Cody Foster & Co. Mirror Ball Ornament
You're On An Airplane by Parker Posey

for my classic beauty sister-in-law

Bird Amelia Dress
・The Sophie Buhai Tiny Egg Hoop Earrings
・The Bird Brooklyn Amelia Dress 

for my brooklyn and austin sisters

Garza Marfa Striped Scarf
・The Sisters Gentle Body Wash
Sister Pie by Lisa Ludwinski
Striped Scarves from Garza Marfa

for my hiking obsessed bestie

Bird Cashmere Beanie
・The OZMA 1930s Bandana
・The Hansel From Basel Tonal Dapple Crew Sock
・The Bird Brooklyn Cashmere Rib Beanie

for my favorite foodie

・The De Jong & Co. Serving Board No. 1 and Serving Board No. 2
・The Heather Taylor Home Soho Apron
River Cafe London: 30 Years Of Recipes by Ruth Rogers

for my willie nelson obsessed mom

Proenza Schouler Small Hex Tote with Fringe
・The Proenza Schouler Small Hex Tote With Fringe
The Austin Cookbook by Paula Forbes

for my zen healer

Masha Teas Tea Set
・The Masha Teas Tea Set

for my holiday party power lunch look

for my post-holiday lounge look

Suzusan Cashmere Seamless Cardigan
・The Lauren Manoogian Capote Coat
・The Lauren Manoogian Baby Alpaca Pantaloons

for my warm weather getaway look

Raquel Allegra Bird Exclusive Tie Dye Dress
・The Raquel Allegra Bird Exclusive Tie Dye Tee
・The Raquel Allegra Bird Exclusive Tie Dye Muscle Tee
・The Raquel Allegra Bird Exclusive Tie Dye Dress
・The Mara Hoffman Angelica Dress
・The Carla Colour x A Détacher Gloria Sunglasses
・The Loeffler Randall Cecily Bow Clutch
・The Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal
Becoming by Michelle Obama to binge read on the beach!

for my glöggfest* party look (14th annual holiday party!) 

・The Rachel Comey Prim Dress
・The Rachel Comey Spaghetti Skirt
・The Rachel Comey Bird Exclusive Doyah Sandal

*Glögg (traditional Swedish Holiday spiced wine) 


Red wine
Simple syrup
Sliced almonds


・1 week before party: Infuse 1/2cup vodka with 1 tsp each of ginger, cardamom, cloves and let sit covered until night of party.
・Day of party: strain infusion and mix with one bottle red wine (25oz), half bottle of vodka (12oz), 1/2 cup of simple syrup. Heat but do not boil.
・Serve with raisins and sliced almonds in a mug with a side of fresh ginger snaps and saffron buns.