Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year...New You

Hip, hip to 2010! 2009 was a long one and I am excited for all that's in store this coming year. Cheers to you! Muah!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sleepless in Seattle

Photo courtesy
Seattle! I have never been and am pretty excited to visit. I wouldn't mind tossing a fish at Pike Place, sipping a latte at the original Starbucks, checking out Puget Sound, eating a lot of seafood (especially after this holiday) and perhaps wearing a bit of flannel. Those are the things you are supposed to do there, right? Regardless, after I found this image, I got pretty pumped to see such a cool, urban environment. Bring on the rain.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It takes a village...

The cookie factory is officially closed. Last night I spent approximately 5 hours making 4 different types of Christmas cookies. The good news is that they all turned out and taste delish. The bad news is I am not interested in any sweets nor desserts come tomorrow. I am officially sugared out!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Give Voice to Your Heart

I stumbled across this commercial whilst looking online @ British Vogue. I love this woman's voice and the commercial ain't that bad either. Very festive:

Le Dress magnifique!

Photos courtesy Le Dress
This year, our holiday staff party consisted of a shop crawl across Chicago. Fun, right? Well, it was! One of my favorite stops was Le Dress: http://http// If you are any kind of Chicago fashionista, you must stop here. Considered only a dress boutique, shoppers can find dresses ranging from $100 to $375 with designers such as Shoshanna, Laundry, ABS and many more. Dress crisis averted. You're welcome!

Merry Christmas!

Photo courtesy Google Images
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanzaa, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanukkah, Mele you and yours!

Hangin' tough...

Like most Midwestern girls...Lucy and I don't let cold weather get us down. We come prepared. Happy snow day to all...pretty, perfect, pristine SNOW!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Have your cake and eat it, too...

I made a cake on Tuesday for a friend of mine. It's a yellow cake with cream cheese, cool whip frosting and the obvious, cherries. And while this hinders my efforts to not pack on holiday lbs. - I must say it's the best cake in America. She only took a 1/4 of it home so I am forced to eat a piece for breakfast everyday until it's gone. Woe is me....

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Her Madge-sty.

Photo courtesy Dolce and Gabbana
I really fell off the gift guide countdown train but there are so many things to be excited for in 2010. In part, advertising, award shows, warm weather, maybe a better economy...the list goes on. Speaking of excitement, pictured above is the new 2010 Dolce and Gabbana ad campaign featuring Madge. First off, she looks better than ever; particularly her bombshell locks. Second, what an ironic ad campaign. The only thing missing is Lourdes. Third, I love that it is shot in black and white. Home run.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Smart move, M.A.C.

M.A.C. has done it again. The brand's new ad campaign features Lady Gaga (sans mask & headgear) and the ever popular 80's icon, Cyndi Lauper. Genius? We think so. (picture courtesy http://http//

Monday, December 14, 2009

Let the soirees begin...

I love this ad courtesy New York Magazine. It's for Grand Marnier and it seemed so festive plus the female cartoon (although headless) knows that the LBD and fabulous heels are always right for any fancy, holiday occasion. Smart, engaging ads are hard to come by these days so I salute Grand Marnier for a flashback to the good ol' days.

Ginger this, ginger that.

Sorry for the delay in posting these...Friday night really wore me out! I couldn't have done it without my co-pilot Lucy, who sampled each candy as I was trying to glue my house together. Lovely.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gingerbread mission

I have decided that I want to make a gingerbread house tonight. Having only tried it once and failing miserably; I can't say that I am confident but look how adorable the above is (courtesy Google images). All you need is a little creativity, right? Stay tuned for my pics later this evening. ♥

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Countdown to Blue Christmas

Having a blue Christmas never looked so good!
1. vintage Chicago poster -
2. le creuset tea kettle - William Sonoma
3. bud vase - Crate and Barrel
4. slippers - Urban Outfitters
5. ornament - Anthropologie
6. bracelet - Forever 21
7. beret - Forever 21

Nutcracker Suite

By far, the best and most imaginative ballet is The Nutcracker. The holidays always make me nostalgic for the days when I used to take ballet, sit in on hours of rehearsals and attend costume fittings. * sigh * Luckily, I can start my own tradition and get in the spirit of the holidays by seeing Joffrey Ballet's version each and every year.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Countdown Guide to Yellow

Sunny gifts to cheer up the gloomiest of winters!
1. pajama pants - Old Navy
2. oversized sunglasses - Lulu's
3. house dress - Modcloth
4. leather portfolio - Barneys
5. boyshorts - Victoria's Secret
6. bird pendant - Lulu's
7. taxi ornament - Barneys
8. mary janes - Modcloth
9. marc jacob scarf - Barneys
10. Manolo Blahnik pumps - Barneys
11. Jackie O blazer - Modcloth

That was fast!

I didn't expect to hit it this fast but here it is...101 blog entries. It wouldn't be fun to stop now so I guess this will become 101,000,000 things I love. What do you want to see more of in the future? What are some things you love? ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Countdown Guide to a White Christmas.

Let it snow only the prettiest of gifts!
1. multi-vase set - Urban Outfitters
2. earrings - Topshop
3. vintage mirror - Urban Outfitters
4. belt - Topshop
5. tunic - Topshop
6. slippers - Topshop
7. ruffle skirt - Topshop
8. tee - Modcloth
9. jewelry tray - Sephora
10. jewelry tree - Urban Outfitters
11. peep toe pump - Modcloth
12. headband - Charlotte Russe
13. beaded bolero - Topshop
14. Ojon dry shampoo - Sephora
15. ruffle dress - Modcloth
16. Jonathan Adler vase - Nordstrom
17. chandelier pillows - Modcloth

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