Sunday, December 28, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Carlton Varney is such an inspiration and in my opinion has helped decorate some of the best hotels in America. From my NYC home- The Waldorf Towers- to a Lilly lovers getaway- The Breakers- to a relaxing haven in West Virginia- The Greenbrier- he has been there! Like his sons jewelry his designs are always as fresh as they were the day he drew them up! Enjoy this lecture on change and do make sure to check out the jewels too!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
and I still love her now!
Are you on team Brit or do you have a confession to share!? Let's dish!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
You can never have too many neutrals and for $30 I had to scoop this color up!
These turtlenecks are great and I also have the magenta and cream and wear them at least once a week. They are not too heavy and the colors are so happy. What more could one ask for?!
Sorry for the lack of posts this week, life is far too busy to stay perfectly on top of everything! I promise to pay you back on Sunday though....stay tuned because you will LOVE it! Off to write letters to our service men and women who will be spending Christmas in Walter Reed (if anyone has a free moment and wants to also write drop me a line and I will send you a name or two or twenty and their address!). We owe so much to them!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Aren't they great? They are similar to the LL Bean but look as if the calf would be tighter. These are also on sale for $99 at Macy's so maybe I can find a Macy's coupon since they pretty much run them daily and get a real steal. Or maybe I should listen to mother and just hold out until India... Thoughts for round two of the dilemma?
Monday, December 15, 2008
Lilly Pulitzer Hold Your Horses boots ($155.20 at 60% off)
I actually ordered these on Saturday morning for $99, but sadly got an email that they had sold my pair! Talk about depressing! I mean I finally decide and then it all falls apart. I have not yet bought a pair because I thought this might be a sign, but as you know I am always a bit partial to Lilly!
Tory Burch Winnie ($150 on sale)
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I picked this up just in time for tomorrow's holiday fete at our abode. I have been a busy bee all day, but still have loads to do. However, I will admit I did cheat and get my sheets dry cleaned this week so no need to iron. I am obsessed and already told mother never again will I be standing at the ironing board for hours. Thank goodness! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Mine has been splendid and full of pink and green!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This shade of pink would be perfect in a girl's room or the home of someone not completely sold on pink (hubby perhaps?). I would stock up on pink lights come February and throw some pearl, grosgrain ornaments on this lovely and call it a day!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This pink tree always brightens my day (or night). I love feathers and have actually always wanted one of those feather angel wreaths, but I suppose this shall do for now. Last year I did not put any ornaments on this sweet, little tree, but I decided to perk it up and add some more color this year.
This evening I cracked down and got over half of my Christmas cards done. Hooray! I will be putting this batch in the mail tomorrow and will start on the last half this weekend.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday and that you went out of your way to make the day of someone else! Keep spreading the joy, it is contagious!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Aren't these coasters fun? They look just like the John Derian items sold in all the posh home stores. Perhaps a set would be good for the Mr.'s stocking.
Head to your local Target and hit up the fabulous John Derian collection. You are sure to fall in love with these items and you can add a touch of chic to your home. The best part is that you can have designer for 1/4 of the regular designer price!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Finally, I love to add embellishments to gifts. They really spice things up and can take personalization to an entirely new level. Plus, in the end most can double as ornaments!
Oh the joys of wrapping! For a detailed look into the art of gift wrapping I highly suggest looking at Presentations by Carolyn Rhoem. It is full of photos and ideas that are certain to inspire you to take wrapping to a whole new level. Now if I can just master floral arrangements I can become the next Carolyn Rhoem.