Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve!

This year we'll be watching the ball drop in Northampton, MA with some old friends.  Friends, food and a hot tub.  What more could you ask for?

Friday, December 30, 2011

27th Nutcracker

Last night I went to the New York City Ballet's Nutcracker with my mom for the 27th year in a row.  It's one of my favorite holiday traditions.  That and cookies.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Digits of Chrome

I'm forever on the search for a good chrome nail polish that is truly mirrored.  Sally Hanson comes close, but the perfect look still eludes me.

NYC Festivities

This year I had a Country Christmas in Nashville, but not before I got my annual NYC Christmas date to see the shop windows, the Rockefeller Center tree and dinner at Brasserie Ruhlmann.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Deer Santa,

Santa's got my list.  This deer hat isn't on it, but I might have to make a last minute amendment.

Friday, December 16, 2011


Yesterday I met a friend at Spice Market for lunch.  We explored the lower level and discovered all these delightful tucked away nooks for private dining.  One day I'll dine privately in public.

Stripes are the new Plaid

I'm not sure where this image originated from, but I found it here.  My husband and I have noticed around Brooklyn that stripes are the new plaid.  This chair and ottoman agree.


Quick, there's still time to run over to Christie's and get you very own piece of Liz Taylor memerobelia!  This charm bracelet fetched $362,500 but you can probably get a deal on her script for National Velvet.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

paper tea party

I really can't get enough paper art.  Here's a delectable example.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Here I was thinking I'd gotten really carried away buying a Notte by Marchesa gown for my black tie Christmas party on Friday, but after exploring the Marchesa website, there's a whole other level that I could have taken it to.


I know a couple fashion victims who would be all over this.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pantone Tannenbaum

For very precisely colored Christmas decorations, these are your man.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Hangover Helper

The Hungoevr Coobkook is a genius idea, but they didn't account for one thing- who the hell wants to cook when they're hungover?  You need to have a designated sober person to cook for you the next morning.  It will surely come in handy during this season of eggnog.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen...

...and now these guys!  Reindeer finger puppets!  What better way to get into the holiday spirit?!

Deco Kicks

These would make a lovely addition to my holiday wardrobe.  AND they're on sale!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

My favorite holiday season has kicked off in full force, and now that I'm living and working in NYC again, I get to experience the joy of walking through makeshift Christmas tree shops on the sidewalks.  The sights and smells of the season are surrounding me and I can't get enough!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

accessories on FIRE!

No, really.  Lighter cufflinks.  For when you're feeling James Bondy at a formal affair.


I like the idea of living in a ranch house, but not the 1950s cookie cutter version I grew up in.  This set of beautifully photographed twin houses is a design I could get behind.  It will look much more winter snuggly after I take out the extremely minimalist furniture.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I've been thinking of collaging recently.  It's an easy way to get back into making things.  There's nothing easy about this collage though.