Thursday, December 31, 2009
I have not known this lil lady long. I met her backstage at the Elton John Billy Joel show at the Sommet Center this year, apparently our dads are friends from way back when. And for the record our dads were and still are super cool dudes.
May I introduce my December girl.
Name: Scarlett McDonald
Interests:Traveling with papa, learning the piano, any clothing or music from the 70's, My cat Leon (The only man I can depend on), pilates, milk, and my new comforter... intensely
How Long have you lived in Nashville? Going on a mere 15 years now.
Favorite Nashville Spot? My front porch in Sylvan Park
Favorite Nashvillian living or dead? June carter and Alison Krauss, both their voices are beautiful.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
I have made it quite known that this Christmas is "The Credit Card Christmas" I am pretty sure that I am not alone in this, at least I hope I'm not... Christmas is always so trivial because besides Birthdays, it is the only time of year that you "have" to buy gifts for people. Honestly, I dread it.
Let me tell you what I love about Christmas though.
1. Food, My mom makes a killer Italian dish once a year called Bakala it is the most amazing thing in the WORLD!!!
2. Family Jokes, before my family moved to Nashville, every year my uncle would put a fake rubber walnut in the nut dish, just to watch the frustration of whoever tried to crack it.
3. Family Fights, We're Italian never a dull moment.
4. The feeling of waking up Christmas morning, I still get that tingly warm feeling.
5. Dressing up in festive gear! I found the most amazing red and pearl belt at the Goodwill Outlet last week!! I can't wait to wear it!
6. Listening to Phil Spector's Christmas Album...the best!
7. Decorating, my favorite decorations are my vintage Japanese Christmas toys!
8. Dancing, at some point in the day dancing always occurs. Whether it be my niece and nephew showing us their moves or the whole family rockin out.
10. I really love how everything stops for this one day, I love that all of the stores and restauraunts are closed. The only thing that matters on this day is being with your friends and family.
If Christmas didn't involve presents I think it would be waaaay more fun, and whole lot less stressful...just sayin
I hope everyone has a blessed day!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Since I moved into the new house domesticity has set in. I am obsessed with cleaning, (who woulda thought?), and decorating. I am all about simply chic and on the cheap ways of accenting the home. The dollar store has some amazing things for extra added touches. I bought these great cinnamon scented pine cones that look fabulous with my Christmas decor. I have to admit getting used to cooking has been most of the challenge. Thus my recipe and cookbook collecting has begun. While shopping Goodwill not too long ago I found this amazing Vogue Cookbook, that has fabulous gourmet recipes. Not to mention amazing photographs and illustrations by some of Vogue's finest. Erte, and Norman Parkinson to name a few!!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
These days it is all about keeping things green. I am a slave to Vintage and thrift shopping. I was intrigued when I read this article today.
"YSL is launching round two of their environmentally-conscious capsule collection 'New Vintage II' that takes unused fabrics from the YSL archives and creates new looks in modern cuts. Designed to reclaim and recycle, this project is an effort to espouse more sustainable approaches in fashion. There are 121 pieces total right now sold at YSL flagship boutiques in Paris," Refinery 29.
By the way I would surrender anything to go through the YSL archives.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
This is the BEST bit of fashion news I have gotten all year.
"The British department store House of Fraser acquired the rights to Biba and is planning to revive the label for the fall 2010 season under the name Biba Collection for House of Fraser. [WWD]"
Excuse me, Can we say EXCITED!!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
EXTRAS needed for a Major Motion Picture
Starring Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow and country superstar Tim McGraw
Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl"), Garrett Hedlund ("Friday Night Lights", "Eragon")
OPEN CALL for EXTRAS
We are looking for BACKGROUND ACTORS (non-speaking) to work as extras - no experience necessary!
Men & Women (all ages)
***Also looking for guitarists, fiddlers, drummers, bass players, steel guitarists ***
Saturday December 12
10 am - 2 pm
Musician's Hall of Fame
301 6th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
(between Clark Pl. & Shirley St.)
Everyone must bring a recent snapshot no larger than
4" x 6" & a pen (photo is not returnable)
If you do not bring a photo, you will not be considered
Filming begins in and around Nashville early January 2010
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I was really intrigued by Lady Gaga's recent choice of clothing to meet the Queen. I love her modern reference to the Leg 'o' mutton sleeve. I am a big fan of the leg o' mutton sleeve as it adds just the right touch of drama to any ensemble. The sleeve was created in the 1890s and was named after exactly what it is called, Leg of Mutton which in those days is what they called Lambs. I recently gifted a Japanese couture jacket that had the most amazing Vivienne Westwood Style plaid along with a great Leg 'o' mutton sleeve. LOVE.