Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
And this is what I came up with...
I love the combination of warm colors, the glow of candlelight and twinkle lights that gives this board a cozy holiday vibe. I hope your Christmas is full of warmth (despite cold winter weather) this season!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
How gorgeous are these dangle earrings from J.Crew? They would be the perfect accessory for your holiday attire (Christmas or New Year's Eve)!
This Linda & Harriett 2010 calendar is oh so beautiful and would look lovely hanging in my office!
I have had my eye on La Plates for awhile and even tried to win them in a give-a-way recently without much luck. These plates have me aching for summer so that I can have a backyard cookout. I would LOVE to be eating off these on my back deck this spring/summer....only 5 months or less until warm weather!
Friday, December 18, 2009
There are so many things on my wish list this season, for myself and others.
Here are a few of my favorites from my holiday little black book.
...................................................................Custom Pet doodle.
I am new pet owner and anything having to do with Westies, I now love.
I'm sure it is the same with most pet owners.
Such a creative and unique gift.
Found here (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
I hear it works wonders. I am hoping Ole Saint Nick drops one through my chimney.
They can be personalized for your mother, girlfriends or mother-in-law.
They can also be an easy gift to give to co-workers or your children's teachers.
I am swooning over Dabney and Lee right now. Swooning.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Thank you Sidney for having me on so.chic! I am thrilled to be here. When Sidney asked me to do a gift post I told her, "I think I am going to pick gifts for my family so I will have something to follow." Wellllllll, somehow this turned into gifts for me, oops! So here are some things I would love to find under the tree this year.
I love calendars, I love flipping to the next month and seeing the new image. This one from Night Owl Paper Goods, printed on wood sheets is so cool. It is a must have.
Ever walk out of a store to the panicky feeling you don't know where you left your car or is that just me? This device can be set to a certain place(like your cars location) and help you find your way back whenever needed.
A Garmin is on my list because it is one of the best gifts I have received. While I wasn't thrilled when I got it, it has been my new best friend ever since. I honestly can't remember what I did before I had one. Oh wait, yes I can, I would call my husband at work and ask him to Mapquest places for me because I was on the road. (can you guess who gave me this?)
Okay, I did pick out something for family, these cute bands from Etsy I would give to my adorable nieces.
I love mascara and I love choices, I think that sums up why this gift set from Sephora is on my list.
There are several boots on my list but these by Frye particularly call my name.
If you know me, you know I love dresses, they are basically my uniform. In the winter I am always looking for long sleeve dresses which can be hard to find. This one from Ann Taylor has a great fit and ruffles (which is always a plus in my book).
Thanks again Sidney!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
L: Golden Star Tea is a non-alcoholic sparkling tea, and it's a great (read: sophisticated) alternative to Martinelli's. At $13, it would make a great hostess gift.
R: A unique liquor with a great story, Root is perfect for the men in your life. Or the incredibly cool women.
L: Who doesn't love to receive jewelry! Especially unique vintage pieces like these enamel pansies from Doyle & Doyle have been on my wish list for months.
R: For new jewelry, I'm not sure you can beat Sarah Perlis. I especially love these rose cut diamond studs. (Plus, you can get 25% off everything at the Sarah Perlis online shop until the end of December! Just enter code Joy2009 at checkout.)
Top: Juliska makes wonderfully whimsical glassware, like this pretty bedside carafe. Who wouldn't love one of these!
Bottom: Topping out at $5, these modern glass candle holders from CB2 are both stylish and budget friendly.
Anandamayi Arnold is an incredibly talented woman who makes the most beautiful surprise balls from crepe paper, in various shapes like flowers and fruit, that she sells at Tail of the Yak in Berkeley. These are an utterly charming gift idea, and even if you're not in the Bay Area, I imagine you could give the shop a call and have them send one to you.
Top: My only resolution for 2010 is to write more letters, and I'm hoping to convince others to join me by giving beautiful correspondence sets, like these pieces by Alice Gabb.
Bottom: Yellow Owl Workshop has several fun letter writing sets to choose from.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Camille here from Style Notes, & I'm thrilled to share my gift picks of 2009 with the so.chic readers! Since I'm an event planner by day and style blogger by every other waking minute, it should come as no surprise that I'm fairly obsessed with "entertaining-focused" gifts for the chic hostess. In fact, I'd be pretty thrilled to find any of these goodies in my own stocking! So enjoy, & CHEERS to a very festive holiday season!
Bond Street Chocolates (top)
This is one of New York City's most innovative chocolatiers, and one taste of these alcohol-infused bonbons will show you why. Hand molded in-house, each chocolate shell is filled with an intoxicating blend of heavy cream, chocolate and Bourbon, Tequila, Elderflower Liqueur, Vodka, or Armagnac. Yes please!
These Lexon cups are pure genius: see how the saucers double as lids? I love the clean simplicity of polished chrome... very Euro-chic.
Every hostess needs a stylish set of monogrammed notecards for jotting down invitations & thank-you notes. These lovelies from sugar paper are the perfect blend of casual+luxe, with letterpress printing in raspberry ink & shimmering gold foil.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
My friend Brooke has these fabulous glasses, which are great for wine...or juice(depending on time of day, right?) They would be perfect for entertaining!
You may remember this dining room from one of my earlier posts...I just fell in love with the whole design, but especially the lantern used as a chandelier. I REALLY need an updated look in my dining room and this lantern would be just the thing to get me started!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Its very simple which I like, and I think it would be easy to make. I think a candle or two mixed in might be a nice touch.
Photos via BHG