A VERY KATE CHRISTMAS

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A tree in the tub and glittering jewels on ice, Kate Spade just does it every time! They recently shared these shots from their holiday ad campaign on their facebook fan site and unsurprisingly, I’m in love. I actually have an entire folder devoted to old Kate Spade advertisements because they’re just so gorgeous. Maybe I’d be embarrassed for being such a groupie if I wasn’t so sure that I’m not the only one. I’m fairly certain that I’m among the very best company!

PORTRAITS OF THE POSTMAN

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 I was having trouble sleeping last night so I started flipping through an old art book on Van Gogh. He’s always been one of my favorite artists and I was more than happy to reacquaint myself with his portraits Joseph Roulin, the postman. They may not be as iconic as Starry Night but they’re definitely among my favorites. I love the vivid colors of the wallpaper in the background and his charming postal hat. I think I might need to track down a print and welcome Mr. Roulin into my home!

BON APPETIT

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Hello, hello! I’m back from my Thanksgiving induced food coma and ready to give this blog some much needed attention! I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and loved ones and scored a deal or two for yourself this weekend. I promise this is the last you’ll hear about my Thanksgiving table but I thought I’d share a picture of the finished product for anyone interested.  The round dining table wasn’t exactly ideal for the festivities but I listened to my inner Tim Gunn chanting “Make it work!”
Looking forward to getting back in the swing of things!

THANKFUL

 Each year, when it comes time to say Grace and share what we’re thankful for I struggle to find the perfect response. I truly have so many things to be thankful for it’s difficult to put it into words. Like many of us, I’m sure I’ve taken it all for granted in the past, but as I’ve grown older I’ve definitely realized just how lucky I’ve been. This year, I’m thankful for my family’s unwavering support, my boyfriend’s unfailing ability to make me laugh, and for my job, even though it’s not quite my dream job. Special thanks also go out to the pup for his morning snuggs and to all of YOU for taking time out of your day to stop by and leave a note. It really does make my day!
What will you be giving thanks for this year? 
P.S let’s all have an extra slice of dessert tomorrow- we deserve it!

BRINGING BACK THE GLAMOUR

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I’m sure many of us have travel on the horizon this holiday season and what with the lines, chaos, and TSA agents trying to get to second base, traveling is no longer the glamorous activity of the past. Remember when people used to dress up to travel? Those were the days. I think we need to restore a little bit of that long lost glamour and make traveling more bearable. Fabulous luggage is a great place to start and it doesn’t get much more glamorous than this Hermes orange Globe-Trotter valise. It may not get me through security any faster, but I’d definitely have a smile on my face waiting for it at baggage claim. 
Safe travels to anyone making their way home for Thanksgiving!