Archive for ‘Christmas’

December 17, 2010



Happy Friday! Here is lovely “Holiday Gift Guide” for all the gourmets in your life. Don’t you just love that nautical apron? And how about that quirky mustache corkscrew? If you want something that is more personalized, that customizable lucite tray is a great option. I just love trays. They are so versatile and are a great way to organize and display things. The recipe box is just darling and the fuschia chop knife is amazing! Be sure to check out my other “Holiday Gift Guides”!

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December 16, 2010

Holiday Party Look 3

A little fun party look. It is a little bit of glamour and lots of glitz.





December 14, 2010

Price William & Kate Middleton’s Engagement Photos


I am sure you have seen these photos already, but I wanted to share anyways. Here are the two official Engagement photos that were released of Price William and Kate Middleton. I watched when they announced their engagement on television and can’t wait to see the wedding! Although I liked watching the news coverage of the engagement, I did not like it when every news outlet talked about it and especially when the tabloids get way too invasive and talk gossip about Kate Middleton. Some of the things they show goes way too far in my opinion.


The photos were taken by Mario Testino, Princess Diana’s friend last month at St. Jame’s Palace. Kate is wearing a cream blouse above that she already own from a British brand Whistles. The blouse is no longer sold, but Whistles is re-releasing the renamed “Kate” blouse, as a limited edition in early 2011.  The dress below is also from a British brand Reiss. It is the belted “Nanette” gown that is from the brand’s Fall collection last season. As you can imagine, the remaining stock sold out over the weekend of the gown and it will be available again at the end of January as part of the brands SS11 collection.


“I take it as a real endorsement of the British brand- she went for a premium British brand, rather than a British designer. I think that’s important; she could have gone for any designer in the world. I think she went for us because it meant she was able to wear something luxurious, something of a good quality, that’s appropriate for the current climate.” – Reiss Brand Director Andy Rogers


I love each of the piece she picked out and have always thought she had great style ever since I started seeing her in magazines years ago. It will be a lot of fun to see this wedding come together. I am sure it will be a wedding of a lifetime. One that everyone will remember watching.






December 13, 2010

Lovely Little bows

As you may have noticed, I’ve been working extra hard lately on my blog posts. I kinda of  felt bad that I slacked a little bit the week before. I have been planning on doing those “Holiday Gift Guides” ever since November, (here is the link to the “Glamour Girl“, “For Him“, and “$25 and under“). So I am working twice as hard this week to finish all my “Holiday Gift Guides”, so that I can share all my great gift ideas with you guys in time for the Holidays.


This post is not quite a “Holiday Gift Guide”, but it can definitely be used as one. It is just something that I really love, bows and I thought it deserved a posts of its own. I just adore things adorned with a bow and these are just some things that are too sweet and pretty not share with you guys. So I hope you like it! And if you love bows as much as I do, take a peek at my “Holiday Party Looks Part 2” that is inspired by a very pretty dress that may or may not have a bow on it.


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Found some items for your Christmas List? I thought so. Happy Monday!


December 12, 2010

Pretty Pink Christmas


Happy Sunday. It has been one crazy day for us yesterday! Minnesota had a huge snow storm on Saturday and we were hit with about 20 inches of snow. It started snowing around midnight Friday night and didn’t stop until Saturday evening until 7 pm. Mike and I had a lovely Saturday evening planned. We were going to go downtown to watch the Annual Holidazzle Parade and also see the Macy’s Annual “Santa’s Toy Shop” Christmas display, followed by dinner, and staying overnight at a hotel and Dim Sum Sunday morning. We planned this last month and of course we picked the weekend that had the biggest snow storm of my LIFE! You just have to smile at it. I was in awe at the amount of snow. I was about up to my hip and if it weren’t for my new awesome Steve Madden “Iden” boots, Mike would’ve had to carry me on his back. We just stayed in all day and ventured out to go to dinner, almost everything was close at 6pm, but we were lucky to find a restaurant that was open. We were thinking of trying to see a movie, but of course all the movie theaters were closed, so we just headed home and spent the evening together making extra special hot chocolate and watching tv shows. It turned out to be a lovely Saturday night in and we had fun anyways. We are planning on rescheduling everything, but it will be a little difficult since Christmas is so close.


So Christmas is literally right around the corner and I’ve been really inspired and in love with pink Holiday decor this year. This even inspired me to incorporate some pink into our usually silver and turquoise Christmas decoration. We are having a Christmas party next Saturday with our friends, so I am planning on adding more fun and festive pink party decor. And I have all these wonderfully pink inspired Holiday photos to share with you today. I hope you like them.


The photos below are from Martha Stewart Living Magazine December 2010 Issue. Perfect for a Holiday party don’t you think? Very fun and glamorous. I love the jewel tones especially.







The rest is a random sampling of photos. Enjoy!










These next few photos are absolutely Stunning!! I am really in LOVE with the mix of purple, teal, and fuchsia.