in this time, place, health, shape…
via dustjacket attic
but alas I’m going skiing – or, as I like to say, après skiing. And Yahtzee rolling!
I will be spending my New Year’s Eve in sweats, probably bruised and battered from attempting to ski a bunny slope, but for those of you going out on the town, a few things for your checklist of things you’ll need that magical night.
Stylists everywhere laud this amazing hairspray – old school, including the smell. Will hold beehives and waves alike.
Try a sequined top instead of the ubiquitous sequined dress for a little mix up.
Can’t. Live. Without.
SPARKLE FOR YOUR HANDS
BITCHIN’ HIGH HEELS
If you decide to forgo the sequins on your body, try them on your feet. This amazingly comfortable shoe comes in a huge assortment of colors if glitter isn’t your thing.
THE PERFECT SMUDGEY EYELINER
TIP: for a look not as harsh as black, try the coffee!
These slightly shiny super opaque tights rock. If you hate seeing toes through peep toes like I do, buy up a size so they’re not stretching as much.
Top it all off with a Kit DeLuca-chic leopard coat!
Of all the days it chooses to snow like a New York one, Christmas here in Atlanta is (sort of) white! The snow is falling wildly outside, flights are canceled, nothing’s sticking, and everyone’s freaking – happy white Christmas, y’all!
Martha Stewart Christmases
We’re building a fire, watching National Lampoon’s, drinking hot toddies and getting high on brisket fumes – what are you doing?
(image via Tyler Florence)
Below, a delicious recipe for my newly favorite holiday drink – the very adult, very warming, traditional Scottish hot toddy.
Hot Scotch Toddy
Put the sugar, bitters, lemon juice, and clove-studded lemon slice in the glass. Add the Scotch and pour in the boiling water. Stir to dissolve the sugar and sprinkle with ground nutmeg.
(via texas cooking)
Wishing you and yours the best this holiday.
Why so few posts lately? I’ve been super busy with a new apartment (more TK on that!) and new job and the loss of my dear grandfather. Almost back up to speed, but until I’m 100% tank full again, we’re on the lite version. My favorite post of the year is always gift guide – it’s where this blog first got notoriety and where I feel I can really help people and show off my mad gifting skillz. Below, my super fast (yet still super thoughtful) gift guide, 2011.
FOR THE BEST FRIEND WHO LOSES THINGS (OR IS A HOARDER AND NEEDS ORGANIZATION)
FOR THE FASHION OBSESSED CO-WORKER WHO ALWAYS ASKS WHAT DAY IT IS
FOR THE HIPPIE SISTER WHO NEEDS A COOL PURSE
FOR THE MARRIED FRIENDS WHO JUST GOT A NEW APARTMENT
FOR THE DAPPER DAD (OR BOYFRIEND) WHO HAS EVERYTHING
FOR THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST (OR SUPER-PICKY TASTE)
FOR ANYONE TRYING TO BUY ME A PRESENT/A NEW GIRLFRIEND PRESENT
FOR THE MOM WHO NEVER KNEW SHE NEEDED AN ELEPHANT TABLE
FOR ANYONE STILL TRYING TO GET ME A PRESENT/A GIRLFRIEND (CURRENT, BUT GET THIS FOR AN EX AND SHE’LL PROBABLY COME BACK TO YOU)
FOR A DAD OR BROTHER WHO LOVES HEMMINGWAY AND GADGETS EQUALLY
FOR THE JUDGEMENTAL SISTER IN LAW (WHO YOU LOVE!)
FOR THE FRIEND WHO HAS EVERYTHING
FOR THE COOK WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR
FOR THE SENTIMENTALIST
FOR THE BOYFRIEND WHO LIKES HIS SCOTCH
FOR THE MOM WHO LIKES LUXURY GOURMET
FOR THE FASHIONABLE YOGI MOM
FOR THE NATURE-LOVING NEIGHBOR
FOR THE FRIEND INEXPLICABLY LACKING IN ART WORK BUT WHO HAS GOOD TASTE: