Archive for December, 2009

blossa glögg

Love the concept and packaging for Scandinavian mulled wine Blossa Glögg. Each year they launch a limited edition bottle in a new flavor and design, and I think 2009 is my favorite yet. I don’t believe they are available in the US, but if anyone knows how to get their hands on these I’d love to know. Designed by BVD.

Good morning, friends! Did you have a wonderful holiday? We spent the long weekend holed up at my husband’s parents’ house in the mountains. I always find it hard to get back into the swing of things after a long weekend, so I’m thankful it is a short week – we’re headed up to DC on Thursday to ring in the New Year with some friends from college. Tell me, what are your plans for New Year’s Eve?

happy holidays!

I’m signing off for the next few days to spend Christmas with my family. But I’ll be back next week, because you know I can’t stay away from you too long. :)

Happy Holidays to you and yours!


{lovely photos by amanda gilligan}

origami ornaments

This rubber origami crane ornament would make a great Christmas gift. I love the idea of gifting ornaments for Christmas – my mom gives me one every year. It seems to be a fairly easy DIY project, so you might still have time if you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea!

daughters of dawn

lovely new items at daughters of dawn vintage.

hitchcock classics

In its 2008 Hollywood Portfolio, Vanity Fair shot some of Hollywood’s top stars channeling iconic moments from Hitchcock’s greatest hits. It’s amazing how timeless these images are – even without context you immediately know what it is. Here are a few of my favorites (paired with their movie stills). View the entire portfolio here.

Dial M for Murder, 1954
Charlize Theron photographed by Norman Jean Roy

Rear Window, 1954
Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem photographed by Norman Jean Roy

North by Northwest, 1959
Seth Rogen photographed by Art Streiber

Psycho, 1960
Marion Cotillard photograph by Mark Seliger


{via her name was lola}

friday finds: tortilla girl

We’re expecting 3-6 inches of snow by tomorrow (I’m skeptical, but hopeful) and all I can think about is staying warm. These beautiful knits from etsy seller tortilla girl are sure to fit the bill!

holiday prep

printing holiday cards with my trusty gocco

making caramel popcorn, sooo delicious

wrapping presents, with oliver’s help

I’ve been a bit behind on holiday shopping/making/baking, but was able to make some progress last night. There is still plenty to do, but I feel much less overwhelmed than I did yesterday morning. How are you doing with your holiday prep? Are you a procrastinator like me, or are you finished with your shopping/baking/etc? I’d love to know.

bang bang

These origami-esque appliques on Danish children’s clothing line Bang Bang are très cool. I bet this would be a really easy DIY project to spruce up a simple shirt or sweater… Something to file away for future children!

{via all the mountains}

La-la-love this look. I’m crazy over the little braid in her side-swept hairdo, and if that isn’t the perfect shade of red lipstick I don’t know what is. I am so channeling this for holiday parties this year…

{photo by Olivia Malone for Bona Drag}