Tuesday, December 8

dear santa 2015


This year my youngest son employed a 3x4-inch note to clue Santa in on what he wants for Christmas. For the record, his list consists of seven gifts, including what-in-the-world-are-they items like Colossal Blitz and Turbo Dryer! I am pretty certain the elves will know what these toys are and where to get them. But just so there's no confusion, I thought I'd spell out my own wishlist, using this (much bigger than a 3x4!) space here.

1. I truly believe that one of the best gifts you can give/receive is a book you can't put down. I hear that the following books are slam dunks: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (my father was an Olympic rower in the 1960 Rome Olympics), hence my interest!); Brooklyn, Outline, and The Nightingale.

2. I am obsessed with everything Gucci right now, thanks to creative director Alessandro Michele's quirky romantic vision. I'm thinking this statement cardigan will last me a lifetime and turn some heads all the while.

3. One can never have enough bling: this, this, this and this are pretty dreamy.

4. Or shoes: I'd love to put this Gianvito Rossi block heel and this Aquazurra lace-up pump into regular rotation.

5: Or party dresses like this Alice & Olivia, this Reformation, this Asos, this Issa, and this Proenza Schouler. I'm also dazzled by this NYE-ready MSGM top!

6. I'd really, really like to trick out my kitchen with this mood-setting modern light fixture by Jason Koharik and these delicate stemless wine glasses

7. Like last year, the thing I really want most is something no one can shop for: Health and happiness for my family and friends! I wish you all the same!

3 comments:

Helen said...

I listened to The Boys in the Boat on audible. It was fantastic! Super interesting.

bluehydrangea said...

You will love The Nightingale!!

Nik said...

Boys in the Boat is devastating and beautiful and triumphant. You will cry. You will cheer. You will think long and hard about what was endured during the Depression, the human spirit and drive for betterment, friendship and war. It's amazing.