Sunday, December 29, 2013

A walk in the Park

I never thought the day would come when I would consider staying at my parent's home a vacation, but I can safely say that day has arrived! Which is ironic as I spent most my teenage years dreaming of the day I could live on my own. My "vacation" was filled with sit down baby free dinners, around the clock childcare, plenty of free time and even a spontaneous spa day. Each day was like a walk in the park!
(On Erika: Nike High TopsIRO coat (on sale now), Joe Jeans, DVF clutch (similar))

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Post Christmas Post

 Vintage 1950's ornaments 
Paper and Ribbons 

 Miss Layla and her Stocking 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday Playlist

Tonight we are having a gathering with my in-laws and I have crafted the perfect playlist that will cater to all. It's a mix of vintage Christmas with a sprinkling of modern day favorites.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winter Setting

This evening I am hosting a dinner party; I have planned numerous parties in my days so tonight is not my first rodeo. A great party has four contributing elements that determine its success: the ambiance, drinks, tunes and conversation. You could be the best cook in the world but if one of these elements goes astray your party will achieve lackluster results.

Today's post is addressing the ambiance. Here is my winter table setting for tonight's event, details in links below. I will provide a good festive play list and holiday cocktail receipt in a later post! In the meantime, read up on conversation etiquette dos and dont's here.

(Anthropologie Table Cloth, West Elm Salt & Pepper Shakers, Tiffany's Glass bowl, Anthropologie silverware (old), Aqua glasses (vintage), Pottery Barn napkins, napkin rings)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Part Two: The Boss

Sometimes one needs to spend money to make money, which for you may mean bribing your boss with some holiday goodies. Here are a few items that will be sure to impress the authoritative figure in your life. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Holiday Season

I plan on sporting this Rag and Bone blouse non-stop. This functional top was designed for me as it is reversible and provides a solution to my daily dilemmas and baby mishaps.

Today my family got in the holiday spirit by attending a Santa Claus Party. Although Layla is not old enough to understand the magnitude of old Saint Nick, we thought it would be fun to shoot a few photos of her "first" encounter.

On Erika: Rag and Bone Blouse, H&M pants (similar) Sam Edelman heels, ( on sale now) Chanel Clutch
On Layla: Baby Gap hat, long sleeve and pants

Friday, December 6, 2013

Gift Guide: Part One

With the Holiday Season in full swing I am starting to panic about my near impossible gift list. The biggest challenge is finding gifts for all the men in my life as I have many....... including my husband, dad, father-in-law and brother-in-law.

After hours of scouring the Internet I am satisfied with my findings, which include the new Beats by Dre X Alexander Wang collaboration and Rocksmith the video game that teaches you how to play the guitar! 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11

Next gift guide on deck is gifts for the boss!