I'm getting my hair done on Saturday! I'm very happy about this because my roots are out of control right now. Plus, the dry air is making my hair even more damaged than usual, so I need a trim too. Here are some of the photos that I'm considering bringing for my stylist. What one do you like best?
I have a hard time choosing perfumes for myself. I have spent a lot of time around perfume (7 years working at The Body Shop), and I still can't narrow down the perfect scent. To date, I've settled on the following fragrances: Chanel Chance, Jean Paul Gauthier Elle, Armani White, and Britney Spears Fantasy (I know what you are thinking...but I really like it!).
Although I do like all of those scents, I don't LOVE any of them. I think Armani White is the closest I've come to finding the perfect fragrance...so the hunt is still on! I'm adding these two perfumes to my Christmas wish list because they are my favorite new scents that I've come across this year:
Peace Love & Juicy Couture
"...captures the free-spirited, hippy vibe of Malibu..."
Escada Marine Groove
"...essence of an exclusive Summer sail party: fun, flirty, fabulous..."
*this one is limited edition, and may be hard to find...
It's the time of the year when I start to spend more time in books stores, more money on books, and more time on my couch reading those books. My house is too small to have a home library, or anything close to it, so I have to be satisfied with a tiny little bookshelf for now. That's why I'm living vicariously through the homeowners who have created these beautiful reading spaces.
A home office / library is a must for my next home...
I have spent many hours flipping through home magazines, reading blogs, and watching HGTV. I am constantly dazzled and amazed by the creativity and individualism that homeowners demonstrate these days. Just when I think that I may have seen it all, another room will come along and take me by surprise. I think it is fantastic that we are taking a laid-back approach to decorating. The rooms really show who these people are as individuals.
One of my favorite creative features that I have seen in many rooms, is a mis-matched photo wall. The look is absolutely effortless (Even though the owners probably spent a lot of time choosing which photos to use on the wall...), and it makes the room so friendly and inviting.
How awesome are these rainbow chopsticks?! I just found them online at the MOMA store. We eat a lot of sushi at our house, but we're still using the plain wooden chopsticks that come with our sushi order. I'd love to have this set of lacquered wooden chopsticks to keep forever! They're great for having dinner guests as well.
These are sliding into the Christmas Wishlist at #14. I'm so happy I discovered them!
It takes a brave soul to use big graphic prints at home. I admire anyone who is bold enough to cover their walls or floors in giant flowers, stripes, paisley...you name it. I'm not quite that bold yet, and I'll continue to stick with prints on smaller items like pillows and bedding. Hopefully one day in the near future I will be able to commit to an area rug (finally), that has a gorgeous pattern inspired by any of these spaces:
There's nothing like a mug of Starbucks coffee to start the day. Especially that first sip...
Wish #13 this Christmas is a selection of Starbucks coffees that I can brew at home. I request this every year, and it's always one of my favorite things that I pull out of my stocking. Sometimes it even arrives in the form of a "Starbies" gift card :)
I've always had a passion for neutral or white rooms that feature little "pops" of color. The color can be on anything from one feature wall, curtains, a few pillows, a gorgeous area rug....there are endless possibilities.
Having light neutral walls also makes it easy to change the look of your room from season to season. Maybe you will have yellow and blue accents in the Summer, and then change them out for red and brown in the Fall. I tend to do exactly that with throw pillows and blankets in my living room. It's like having a brand new living room twice a year!
Thank you to my friend M, from Little Blond Bird, for introducing me to Foxy Originals. My life is changed forever! This jewelry company, based in Toronto, offers affordable and on-trend pieces in silver, gold and bronze.
Wish #12 is this tiny and adorable pair of cubic earrings. At just $20, these would make an amazing gift exchange present! They are available in gold and silver. Don't you think they are perfect for day-to-day work earrings? I don't think I'd ever take them off.
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You know how I know it's November? I'm sitting here in the office with a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and I'm looking out the window at my neighbors hanging their Christmas lights. There's no snow on the ground, but I can tell it's freezing out there. The trees are rattling with the wind, and I can see my neighbors' breath in the air. It's scenes like these that get me buzzing and excited for the Holiday season.
Today's post is inspired by the spirit of the season: happy faces, Christmas parties, glitter, presents, and cheer.
I absolutely love the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2010 show. It's full of color and sparkle...perfect for the holidays.
Check out this fun Christmas wreath! It's made entirely out of felt balls. I would love one of these for my front door.