Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Time Is Here!

I am sorry that my posts have been few and far between - but I've been caught up in the Christmas rush and didn't feel comfortable posting about products and material posessions this year. I'm most grateful for my family, friends and health - especially in such bad times! Wishing you all the merriest of holidays - and I will see you next year!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Looky what I got from my lovely swap partner. A beautiful letterpress calendar from Linda & Harriet! Hurray! Thanks for setting this up Caroline! If I had to have picked one for myself - this would have been it. I love it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Too bad I just get recipes online. GOD I AM SO MODERN! I spit on me! Ptoooo!

Monday, December 15, 2008


I am going to a James Bond theme party for New Years. I am totally stuck on a costume. Anyone have a particular Bond girl in mind that would be great? Or even a great Bond character that I could portray?

Keep in mind, I am not wearing a bikini.


Brunch was a rousing good time.

Alas, the eggs were a no-go but the amount of food that was made was quite overwhelming. In fact, I still have a tray of french toast in my fridge.

Here is the pumpkin choco chip loaf recipe to steal (that I stole) - and the corn flake french toast is a secret (a.k.a I don't know how the heck my man made it) - but try this one if you dare.

Thanks to all who came!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday Brunch.

Wow. I did not blog all week. Shame, shame on me. This Sunday I am hosting a big brunch for 12 of my dearest friends (or maybe more - I have lost count). With that said, here is the menu I am thinking of:

Bagels with homemade scallion and bacon cream cheese
Corn flake crusted french toast
Scrambled eggs with cheese
Fruit salad
Pumpkin chocolate chip loaf
Holiday sugar cookies
Mimosas out of these cups!

I will be sure to post about the party on Monday. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Friday, December 5, 2008

By The Chimney With Care.

Yes. They're pricey. But nobody - and I mean nobody - makes better holiday stockings than Hable.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Frohe Weihnachten.

Cute holiday tags for sale on etsy by my girl Dallas Shaw!. Ch-ch-check 'em out.

Ring, Ring.

Goes my heart. Love this print. And it's only $10 on sale!!!

Coat Closet.

Upon reviewing my winter outdoor apparel collection - I have come to realize that it's probably best that I didn't win that BOMB ASS VINTAGE COAT off ebay. I may have shed some tears and stomped my foot until I turned beet red, but no matter. I'll just polish off my Marc Jacobs peacock coat (yea thats right - the one with the blue stripes from his '06 line - no bigs) and call it a day. But then again - this is pretty fricken cute. And it has a bow. And it's gray and wool and fantastic. And it has cobalt lining. Am I in love again?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Can't Decide.

Do we love or hate?


Yep. Need this. A dachsund AND a mint green vespa? Two things that I think about everyday!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

O Christmas Tree.

I am a holiday fanatic. I won't be posting again until Monday since I'll be visiting family in CT - but I am sure a flurry of holiday posts are on their way. Have a wonderful holiday my loves. I wish this plate was cheaper - it would be great for passing out those gingerbread bars on!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


If I do not win this coat off ebay, I will cry. I still have three days left to sweat it out. And no I am not linking you heathens to it.


I am becoming a baker. I attempted a classic chocolate chip cookie last week but my taste tester feigned excitement I think. When I head home for the holidays tomorrow I am going to try my hand at this recipe that I drooled over in my latest issue of Everyday Food. Chocolate gingerbread bars. I will report back.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I love, I love, I love my calendar girl. Sweeeeet calendar girl. Did anyone see that Jason Priestly movie? Oh man. He used to be smokin'. Anyways, Caroline is having a calendar swap! Go sign up at her fabo blog now! Isn't this one cute? Note: The person that gets me is gonna get a good one.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Can't get enough of new designs over at my favorite shop on etsy - EileenEO. I love how she mixes natural shapes with tough materials like hammered metals and leather. So sexy - so brutish - so necessary for me to own them all.

Bubble Calendar.

This poster size calendar is either the most annoying thing on earth - or the coolest. I'm completely torn. I definitely don't want my office mate to own it - but whoever thought of a calendar that lets you pop a daily bubble is the Einstein of schedules. Get one here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wicked Good Slippers.

I always want slippers for Christmas. These are the babies on my list this year. I want you. I want you sooo bad babe. I want you so bad, it's driving me mad.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Globe lamp.

These lamps are freakin' sweet. My pal Amanda has been agonizing over getting a lamp for her bedroom - and maybe I can coerce her to go with these. They're like the lamp equivalent to these guys.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


...for plaid.

Sorry I have been M.I.A. I am back now. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

To Do.

Have a relaxing weekend. I plan on seeing some friends, eating cider donuts and taking a trip to Target . Anyone going to pumpkin pick?

(photo by polaroidjesus)

Triple Life.

I still want this damn Kathy Kamei necklace from Red Envelope. Why no one has bought it for me yet just boggles the mind. Though really, no one holds a candle to this chick's designs...!

John Derian.

I got this ABC tray from Target - but I'm obsessed with the John Derian line in general. You can't buy the items online and I'm sure the stores are selling out fast. SO RUNNNNN!

Lap Top.

I wish I had a really chic laptop bag like this one from see jane work. It's so cute. Alas, my laptop is so small that I can practically carry it in my wallet. Seriously. If you haven't seen an Eee PC - check it out. Mine is named Nimbly.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I want this rug from Ikea. Hello adorable!!

Scoop Poop.

in style! I love these colorful leather pouches meant to hold some plastic baggies, for, ya know, dog doo.

Please Vote.

My dear friend, the artist Dallas Shaw, has designed an amazing coat over at Vaute Couture. PLEASE vote for her design - and see her vegan, eco-conscious design come to life this winter! Oh la la!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Johnny Tapete.

Want a good place for vintage wallpaper? Try Johnny Tapete. Geometrics, baroque prints, florals - oh my. Not cheap but since when is anything vintage affordable?

Polly Want A Cracker?

It's a parrot that opens up bottles of bubbly. Really not much else to say.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Thank you Chloe - for inspiring my pale ass to only wear white this Spring - I will just lather myself in a faux bronzer simply so I can find intricate cut-out white dresses like this. Swoon-ing.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Feeling Blue...

and purple together! Love this color combo.

(pillows from hable, blissliving)

Tighten Those Purse Strings.

I know, I know, all this talk of an economic crisis has us all in a tizzy. But look at what $10 can still get you!

A dino pencil sharpener from Z Gallerie

A vintage red and white geometric scarf from OwlEyesVintage

An owl plaque to adorn boring walls for a home whose mortgage you can't afford!

God I'm gloomy. Sigh. That was fun. Money can definitely buy happiness.

Cafe Chair.

These bistro chairs over at Williams-Sonoma Home (which by the way is my new favorite store - they just opened in NYC and its amazing) are gorge. I wish I could transform a kitchen into an outdoor Parisian cafe. But alas, I'll only be able to sit on this rattan and beech weave if I ever make it to Europe - damn you recession!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Of course I bought my costume last night. I went "just to look" and ended up leaving with one in hand. I have no self-control - but I shall not reveal it until we're a little closer to the big day! Has anyone perused etsy for costumes yet? I have found some goodies!

Alice in Wonderland anyone?

Seafaring Pirate?


Monday, October 6, 2008

Apple Tart.

I made this last night. And it came out damn good.

Pin Up.

I'm in full Halloween mode now. Tomorrow night I'm buying pumpkins to paint - and also doing a little costume shopping. I think I've finally settled on an idea: a 1940's pin up girl (or a USO girl, we'll see) inspired by these awesome black and white prints. I am totally gonna rock red lipstick and a permawave too.

Friday, October 3, 2008


I will give up my first born in exchange for this Herman Miller Nelson chair. Seriously. Anyone want an Italian bambino?