Jingle All the Way (I really just like this one because it was filmed in Edina!):
It's A Wonderful Life:
The Family Stone:
Miracle on 34th Street:
All I Want for Christmas:
This photo was taken on Nantucket this summer with the Boyf (MMB)! We are on the Hinckley and it was a perfect summer night, it makes me smile every time I look at this picture! I am wearing all J. Crew actually, my favorite city fit white Capri pants, a red silk top and a navy cashmere cardi, of course the outfit was finished off by a pair of gold Jack Rogers.
If you could have one celeb's wardrobe including shoes and bags, whose would you get?
Such a great question and a difficult one – so many to choose from! I am loving Anne Hathaway right now. She consistently looks put-together and stylish. I also love that when she dresses up for an award show or interview, she always wears a fifties era look – so classic.
What clubs, societies, or volunteer organizations are you involved in? Were you in a sorority in college?
I just made the move to Boston in June and I am swamped with Grad School, so unfortunately I am not volunteering as much as I would like to be here in Boston. However, while living in NYC I was a member of The Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic, The Hudson Guild Foundation and Villanova Alumni Association Social Committee. I am also an active member at both my Yacht Club and Country Club on Long Island! I was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, but I transferred to Villanova for my sophomore year and there wasn’t an AOII chapter there, very sad. I was so lucky though because all of my best friends and two sisters were members of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Villanova and they took me on as an “honorary” member, it was wonderful!
What were your plans for the weekend?
This past weekend was Thanksgiving and it was amazing. I spent Thanksgiving at my summer house in The Hamptons on Long Island, it was so nice to see my whole family and catch up, the food was delish as well! On Friday, the boyf and I hit the road to head to Nantucket to spend time with his family, it was a lot of traveling but worth the trip. The weekend on ACK was fab and I did lots of shopping at Murray’s Toggery Shop, his family’s store. Overall, I would say it was a perfect Thanksgiving weekend!
Describe your perfect preppy outfit. Don't forget to include accessories.
Preppy Outfit Thanksgiving Weekend on ACK edition: To brave the cold Nantucket wind while shopping on Saturday, I wore my favorite pair of dark wash jeans tucked into my Michael Kors flat leather riding boots with an oatmeal cashmere turtleneck sweater from J.Crew. My quilted orange quilted jacket from J. McLaughlin kept me warm while roaming Main Street. I topped the outfit off with my David Yurman bangles, matching Yurman cookie earrings and my classic Louis Vuitton Speedy!
What designer do you think embodies classic American prep and why?
I personally think that J. McLaughlin has always represented classic American clothing. The brand has a distinctive look with its flair for bold colors and signature prints -- their clothing and accessories have become staples in my wardrobe. Preppy and classic – love it!
1/2 tsp. superfine sugar
2 oz. carbonated water
2 oz. applejack
Stir sugar and carbonated water together in a 12 oz. Collins glass. Fill with cracked ice and add applejack. Top off with more carbonated water, or ginger ale. Insert spiral of orange peel or lemon peel (or both, it says) and dangle the end (or ends!) over the rim of the glass.
Daly's Bartenders' Encyclopedia, published by Tim Daly of Worcester, Mass., in 1903 ("price, 50 cents") lists a more complicated Yale Punch, which "derives its name from the fact of its popularity with students, not only at Yale, but other colleges where they desire everything of the best." We have converted the measurements from pony glasses and wine glasses, but without having made one of these, we can't help you with the indecisiveness of the dashes:
1 tsp. sugar dissolved in a little water
1 or 3 dashes lemon juice
1 or 2 dashes lime juice
2 or 3 dashes raspberry syrup
2 or 3 dashes Bénédictine
1/2 oz. St. Croix rum (probably any decent dark rum will do here)
2 oz. brandy (the recipe specifies Hennessey)
Mix in a glass filled with ice, and festoon with mint and seasonal fruits. Serve with those newfangled drinking straws.
This past weekend I went to see The Blind Side.
Not only was it incredibly inspiring, but I thought the entire cast did an amazing job! I also must say that the producers and costume and set designers were FABULOUS! In fact, I LOVED every outfit Sandra Bullock wore! My favorites were her sweater tunic on Thanksgiving, the snakeskin patterned shirt on the football field, the red and blue sweater jacket at Micheal's college announcement and the AMAZING pink satin jacket at the school play/when Michael was picked up! Unfortuneatly, I was unable to find any good photos of these outfits (I must be ahead of the trends, ha!) so you will have to look for glimpses throughout the trailer. Sandra was dressed to the nines and always had the prettiest color of lipstick on too! I think I can say goodbye to Jennifer Garner and Brittany Snow and hello to Sandra! Oh, and the best part about this is she had a house and restaurants in Austin...I think you know were I will now be spending my free time!!!
Just when you think you cannot love a song anymore you hear a new version and fall in love all over again!
Bless the Broken Road has been a LONG time FAVORITE of mine and now that I FINALLY figured out who sings the other version I adore I can mix it up a bit and listen to two versions!
Talbot's Velvet Wrap Dress, Size 2- $15
Just in time for the holidays: a darling (and flattering!!) wrap dress! This dress hits me right around the knee and looks just stunning with black patent heels and pearls. Classic fit, classic lines and flattering fit can all be found in this wrap dress!
Thank you to all those who have served our country! You make America the greatest country in the world. You are normal men and women who are willing to sacrifice your life for your neighbor. You are selfless, you are strong, you are patriotic, you are honorable, you are dedicated, you are our HEROS!
Also, thank you to the families who have stood behind and supported all the men and women in uniform. In the coming weeks and months I look forward to bringing you a new blog feature, "Military Moments". We will never be able to properly thank all those who have gone before us and served or those who continue to give to this country, but we can say thank you to them as well as those who stand behind them!
Today, remember to thank a hero!!!