Friday, December 24, 2010

Much Love on Christmas Eve

Another amazing year of blogging has meant making incredibly talented new friends, loads of creative inspiration, phenomenal support, and an opportunity to interact with brilliantly witty people from across the globe. I'm completely grateful.

This Christmas, I hope we all get what we're looking for... even if it is a pony!

I'm so thankful for all of you this year, and I have a few tricks up my sleeve for 2011 that I cannot wait to share!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

In My Library... Jay-Z's Decoded

Jay-Z's new memoir, Decoded, is definitely on my "must read" list! He is such a brilliant businessman and artist, that I just know it will be an incredible book.

And what a fantastic last minute gift it would make!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Prippy Gift Guide... The Perfect Red

Ladies... your search is over!

I swear that the greatest shade of red lipstick ever is Illamasqua Red.

Your girlfriends everywhere will rejoice and thank you. It is universally flattering and fabulous... and you can find this British gem at Sephora!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Prippy Gift Guide... Monogram Necklace

I'm trying to get used to the fact that I will soon have new initials after taking me new last name... and it has made me a little obsessed with monogram necklaces like this beauty from Charm and Chain.

I think this beauty in rose gold would be simply perfect for me, Santa!

An American Royal Wedding...

Lauren Bush and David Lauren are American "royalty" in my book, and I'm thrilled that they're engaged!

She will make such a beautiful bride, and he will be an incredibly handsome groom. I'm hoping that her soon to be father-in-law designs something stunning for her to walk down the aisle in!

Best wishes to a goregeous couple that defines American style!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Prippy Gift Guide... Cashmere Snuggie

Okay... so clearly the Snuggies brand hasn't delved into cashmere, but TSE makes for a much more sophisticated look while still enveloping yourself in the worlds best material!

With it feeling like less than zero outside, I'd love to find a stylish way to warm up (or really... who am I kidding... any way to warm up!).

Monday, December 13, 2010

Prippy Gift Guide... Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler is most certainly a Prippy of Influence... but he also makes perfect gifts for just about any lucky duck on your list.

I've already picked up a copy of Happy Chic Color for one of my favorite ladies and it is fantastic! The book is filled with awesome recs on paint colors, combos, and accessories. Such a fun read!

An embroidered pillow would be a dream... as would these nifty dominos.

Oh... and he went to my rival prep school in Wilmington, Delaware!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tartans and Tidings...

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Bry and I will be joining our friends for an adventure in Baltimore, where we'll be attending the fantastic Tartans & Tidings event benefiting a charity near and dear to my heart, SquashWise. Will I see any of you fellow Prippys there?

'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry... so I hope you all are enjoying the finer things in life where ever you are!

P.S. Bry has outdone himself and will be sporting plaid tuxedo pants!

Prippy Gift Guide... Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture

This is by far one of my favorite toys!

Fuji's Instax camera takes adorable pocket-sized pics that are completely awesome... in fact, my computer monitor at the office is lined with these mini shots!

Definitely the perfect gift for your non-tech loving friends.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Prippy Gift Guide... Cleanly Shaven

Nothing like a straight razor shave for the Prippy man in you life.

I personally love all things Freemans, so for my beau, a stop in their Horatio Street F.S.C. Barber Shop is a must on our next visit to NYC.

Plus, I'll leave a little D.R. Harris Bay Rum aftershave in his stocking as a hint that a nice shave is on the way... compliments of Santa.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Prippy Gift Guide... On the Cheap

Best gift for the ladies and under $3. Who doesn't love a fabulous lipstick case?

Way to go, Pier 1!

Prippy Gift Guide... Boardwalk Empire

Okay... so this gift might be more for Valentine's Day, or whenever the HBO powers that be decide to release the DVD of Season 1.. but Boardwalk Empire is definitely worth giving to someone when it comes out!

Did you all watch it?

The Season 1 finale was last night, and it left me wanting so much more! I fell in love with the first episode and the entire season didn't disappoint.

Having grown up spending my summers about 45 minutes south of Atlantic City, the series has been an amazing fictionalized peak into the boom days of "AC."

When I lived alone, I always skimped on cable and just went with whichever stations came in through my rabbit ears... but I gotta say, watching Boardwalk Empire made me feel like I got exactly what I paid for... amazing television (if you can even call it that!).

Seriously, this show is visually stunning, completely enthralling, and beyond well acted. When it comes out on DVD, snatch it up!

UPDATE: It is already out on DVD!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Prippy Gift Guide... Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears... bouncing here and there and everywhere!

How amazing would it be to find this Fred Flare giant Gummy Bear in your stocking during the holidays? Pretty darn amazing in my book.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Let the Holidays Begin...

'Tis the season for Prippys everywhere to eat, drink, and be merry!

Hanukkah has arrived and so has the holiday party season here in Washington, D.C. Get ready for loads of champagne toasts and finger foods... and my favorite Prippy Gift Guide!

By the way, did you love the Magic Crystal Tree as much as I did as a little wee Prippy? I think it might be a nice festive addition to my office for the season.

Prippy Gift Guide... Essie for J. Crew

On the first day of Prippy Christmas, my true love gave to me... Essie for J. Crew rather than a pear tree.

These four-packs encapsulate the best of the best from this year's nail colors. Pretty much the perfect gift for any of your girls!