Thursday, December 24, 2009

merry christmas!


Happiness & cheer, lovelies!

taggy tag tag


I've been tagged by Ambika from one of my most favorite blogs, (Into) The Fray! Her tag was a combo of 7 random things & 10 happy-making things. I've decided to wait to post my list since I have a hopeful feeling that I'll be able to add an experience from Paris to my 10 happy-making things list. So, look for the list after the new year.
Thanks for the tag Ambika!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

snow in paris

2003 Snow in Paris by Paul Flagmann

It's snowing in Paris!
With only 9 days until we leave, I hope the city is still covered in white when we get there.
But, save the flight delays for someone else.

Immoveable Feast - A Paris Christmas
by John Baxter


I loved this book!
A must-read for anyone who loves Paris and shares in the Parisian appreciation of food and tradition.

Chapter 22
A Sense of Place

The places that we have known belong now only to the little world of space on which we map them for our own convenience. None of them was ever more than a thin slice, held between the contiguous impressions that composed our life at that time; remembrance of a particular form is but regret for a particular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugitive, alas, as the years. - Marcel Proust

surprise!

A pretty, pretty package arrived in the mailbox from my good friend Jeannie!

Exquisite wrapping...

..which held a lovely tin of vintage Paris postcards...

..of beautiful images & lots of glitter!

And a new ornament for our tree!

Merci, Jeannie. Merci.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

'tis the season


In this climate of fear and apprehension,
Christmas enters,
Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope
And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the
bright air.
The world is encouraged to come away from
rancor,
Come the way of friendship.

by Maya Angelou
Amazing Peace - A Celebration

Sunday, December 13, 2009

surprise package

I received my favorite type of package this weekend, a book package from Mamaw!
Merci, merci!


Betty tries to help me decide which one to read first...

..while Missy Foo watches the rain.

fat pockets

Dear Santa,
In case you have cash burning a hole in your trousers, I would like to ask for the following prizes, which I promise to treasure always...

Thakoon Reversible Feathered (Faux) Coat

WGACA Vintage Chanel '94 Pendant Necklace

Gryphon Glam Rock Sequined Faux Fur Vest

Rag & Bone M-15 Field Coat

Saturday, December 12, 2009

could you be the one?

The search for the perfect Paris coat (PPC) has been long & arduous.
But, I think (fingers crossed) I may have actually found The One.

I've admired Soia & Kyo coats for quite some time, but never had the pleasure of trying one on in person. That is, until Thursday night when I found a Katrina-C at Nordstrom & fell deeper in love with everything S & K.

While the Katrina was lovely, she wasn't long enough for the cold December air.
But, the Cali....she just may be everything coat dreams are made of.

Soia & Kyo Cali Coat - Tobi

I should receive her next week & really, really hope she is perfectly perfect.
If not, I'm running out of time & may be forced to take an unperfect coat from my closet (gasp).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ccb

Cold November - Autumn Rain Set

Her entire photo collection is a dream.

Monday, December 7, 2009

signs of winter


Winter Solitude
by Matsuo Basho

Winter solitude --
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

my oh my

Type Z Leduc

These beauts were on my doorstep when I got home.
Uh-may-zing.
Copycats of the Ruthie Davis Mary Janes, but still fabulous in their own right & easier on the budget.
I'm in love!