Christmas is approaching and I've gotta admit, i'm feeling more holiday-ish than ever. I just feel so excited and can't wait to decorate (i even got to kick off the season by decorating my mom's shop's window! tons of silver and glitter, so festive!) and be cozy, etc. But let's be real..asking for presents and all of that just seems kind of awkward when you're over the age of 18. But hey, let's assume Santa is reading this and Santa baby, all I want is a little piece of Clare Vivier heaven. (And a gift certificate to ASOS or Anthropologie, bye! i didnt say it! and peace on earth!)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
i know thanksgiving is tomorrow, and i'm all in favor of soaking up every inch of this wonderful holiday & fall season. a post about that will come, but for now? let's get a head start on holiday gift guides because, obviously, there won't be enough of THEM floating around the internet right?
When it's time to wonder what to get the guy in your life, whether it's your brother, dad, boyfriend, best friend, uncle, crush, etc., there are a ton of options out there but a lot of it can be scattered. For consistent awesome-ness targeted directly at cool guys, go to Cool Material* and check out what's going on over there. Not only is the content fantastic, there's a shop that is packed with great items any guy would love. Here are a few of my favorite things..
*Cool Material is a brilliant website for guys that is run by one of my favorite guys in the world: my older brother Tim! Very proud of him and how great his site is doing. Oh and i'm clearly a girl, yet I want/love pretty much everything on the site. So girls, check it out for yourself as well.
Monday, November 21, 2011
the holidays are coming, so why not get started a bit early with shopping. why don't you start with the tiniest people in your life? head over to my shop the lovely universe! i'm reducing the price of various items throughout the week AND if you use coupon code "HOLIDAY12" at checkout, you will receive 10% off. so go go go!
-The brand new (and gorgeous) SCAD Museum of Art
-Beautiful garments by Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Chanel, etc. donated to the Andre Leon Talley section.
-Homemade chilli with tons of fresh green herbs & veggies from last night
-A pretty doorfront I spotted on the way to the Soho South Cafe with my Dad this afternoon
-Crisp fall leaves finally hitting Savannah
-The secret ingredient in my chilli.
A Saturday night dessert/drink date with my pal Alan at LuLus & a chilly stroll down a very festive Broughton Street.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
so, i'm in that transitional phase in between being done with an intense 10 weeks of school and a month long holiday break at home.
While i'm staying down south for thanksgiving to be with my dad and his side of the family (they migrated down here from the north just like me! i'm lucky to have them nearby while i'm here.), i'll be spending the rest of break in NJ. so that leaves me with this week of cozy time in Savannah and no projects/papers/group work/studying to do and frankly, a dull social life. cozy time rules..don't get me wrong. but it's time to get this show on the road. HOWEVER, ondemand is offering me tons of gems when I don't feel like venturing out of the apartment (how grey gardens of me.) A Diane Keaton section? Specifically dedicated to her movies alone? Why, that's just genius.
This is the first Sunday all quarter that I've been without anything to work on/to do/anyone I really want to spend time with. That sounds depressing but it's not. Because it's Father of the Bride day. Part one and two. Cooking chilli and drinking peppermint mocha coffee from the Keurig, cup by cup. Please.
This movie will always warm my heart, and that house will always be my dream house. Knew it when I was 5, know it when I'm 23. Timeless and beautiful. Also, Diane Keaton's character is my movie adult woman spirit person role model. Nancy Meyers' movies always have..well, pretty weak 'realistic' qualities. There's always some sort of wacky, eye-roll worthy moments but the aesthetics always deliver. Always. Let's give her that.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
it's mortifying that I want these two books right? My instincts are telling me that I should feel embarrassed but my soul is telling me to just go for it. I am owning my cheesiness and the deepest, tackiest depth of my soul has a soft spot for aging crazy loons on reality TV. A book written by them? I mean, i'll atleast spent an hour or two flipping thru these books at Barnes & Noble while sipping on some Starbucks. OWN.ING.IT.
Even Kris Jenner is not banned as far as I'm concerned, the craziest, fame-hungriest loon of them all.
Come on. Humans are hilarious!