Monday, December 31, 2012

So long 2012!

And what a year it was!  Many milestones, but 2013 will be the real life changer.  We're going up to Western Mass to spend New Year's Eve with friends.  It will be the most raucous New Years we'll have for a while- even with this monster head cold.  Happy New Year!

I have nothing to wear!

If only getting dressed were as easy as this.  Babies get to be so chic!  Off to pick out my New Year's Eve outfit...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

the year of decorating

Having just moved into a new home, the year ahead is sure to involve lots of treasure hunting.  I'd love to have one of these, so I'll keep an eye out at the next garage sale.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

oddly appealing

I'm not usually one to be taken by soaps, but this one is a lemon.  And it's on a rope.  An irresistible combo.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Drop of Color

These are the perfect earrings for New Year' Eve.  If I weren't headed up to Western Mass, I'd be sparkling it up!

Nutcracker #28

Last night I enjoyed my 28th performance of New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker.  Here are some sweet behind the scenes photos from a local news station's profile.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


On a cold snuggly evening, there's nothing better than curling up with your boo and a good book.

Monday, December 24, 2012


Even thought we just moved into our new house 5 minutes ago, it was mandatory that we watch some classic Christmas cinema.  Last night's viewing: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Friday, December 21, 2012

xmas sweater mani

A new contestant in the ugly Christmas sweater competition... the Christmas sweater manicure.  This one's actually so bad it's good.

not this year!

I'm expecting a baby!  And during the holidays it means saying no to all the boozy sugary goodness that is so hard to resist.  It will all be worth it in the end, but it's also worth it now since I never end up feeling like this:

decorating dilemma

We just moved int our new house (yaaaay!) and we'll be ripping a bunch of ugly wood paneling off the walls in the living room next week (yaaaay!) but that kinda means putting up a tree is impractical (boooo!) but this is a great image where someone has just taken a string of lights and made a snuggly visual feast out of their bedroom.  I'll have to give my options some thought.

you shall be mine

See you after Christmas when my product allowance gets re-upped on 1/1!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Very Brooklyn Christmas

We actually won't be in Brooklyn for Christmas this year, but I can't resist this gingerbread brownstone.

Day to Night

I know you!  Stephen Wilkes has captured some of my favorite cities in the most interesting of ways.

On the Prowl

I've been on the lookout for a vintage fur coat for several years.  I missed a crucial opportunity to get one at a great price when Petrune was overstocked the winter I lived in Ithaca.  Sadly, I was feeling poor then, so I restrained myself from snapping one up, but I'm hopeful that my future fur is hiding right around the corner.  Here's one that tickles me.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Retro Christmas Pillow

Since I can't get enough of all things Christmas, I've spied this woody Christmas pillow that I must own.  It would make a nice housewarming gift from myself.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

So much to ask for?

I've been on the hunt for a pair of grey long leather gloves, and now that I've got the vintage camel cape of my dreams, the mission has become critical.  Here's the ideal pair from Lanvin.

Four Calling Birds

Three french hens, two turtle doves... can you tell how jazzed I am about the holiday season?  I can't have a tree of my very own just yet since we're waiting to move into our new home, but I've already purchased our holiday cards care of my employee perks, and plan to have them ready to go this week.

Make a Splash

The product images don't do this bowl justice, but when it's in context, it really makes a splash.