12.30.2009

Why Don't You...?

…Start the year off right with a luxurious bath bubbling with mark’s Self Sanctuary All That Fizz Scented Bath Balls? Truly give yourself the royal treatment by enlisting the assistance of a twinkling Swarovski-encrusted Tiara like the one worn by Ms. Hepburn in Roman Holiday.

…Slip on a cute apron and get to work on baking scrummy Chocolate Fudge Brownies? Don’t worry if they don’t make it to the oven – the batter is the best part!

…Bid a fond farewell to your comfort zone and do something completely outrageous? It was Neale Donald Walsche who said “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”; therefore, flirt with the bewitching blue-eyed barista at Starbucks; create a come-hither pout personalized just for you via mark’s Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint; electrify your peepers by casting your black eyeliner aside and perusing Metalliner Hook Up Eye Glam in Quick Silver, Blue Chrome, or Bronze Edge; pack up your bags and make the move to a new location where you can reinvent yourself. As they say, the world is your oyster!

…Temporarily forget the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of your nearest and dearest, and write them true letters signed, sealed, and delivered through the post? Purchase pretty handmade stationary like brooklit’s Marie Loves Fashion or LanaBanana’s Fashionable Friends Card specifically for the occasion.

…Pass on a day spent window-shopping at the mall, and instead devote an afternoon to peeking into used bookstores? Get lost in New York City’s Strand, pop into San Francisco’s Argonaut Book Shop, or pay a visit to Chicago’s The Bookworks. Create a list of books you’d love to locate, and search for them in each location treasure hunt style.


Fashionably yours!


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Couture Cookie said...

I love your Diana Vreeland-style posts, Erika! I am definitely following your advice today: Strand is just down the street from my apartment and it's not to cold outside... so what am I waiting for? Hope you're having a fabulous day! xoxox

Diane said...

erika you have some of the best ideas!

happy new year to you too!!! i know 2010 is gonna be a great year for ya! :)

O'Style said...

Happy new year to u too!

mwa!

jayne said...

I love the skating scene in serindipity! I haven't been skating in a year, thanks for reminding me

MrJeffery said...

fun list! happy 2010

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love all your advice for 2010!
fell in love with those aprons! have a wonderful 2010, darling! xo

Emily said...

All these ideas sound like fun ways to start off the new year! Have a happy new year, Erika :)

xoxo

p.s. I sent your package yesterday...expect it in about a week or so!

Style, via TIa said...

I adore this post!

Allegra said...

great advice! what are you doing at new year's eve? are you excited?

kpeach said...

you too! all lovely ideas xo

Mitsy said...

I love this list! I might have to print a copy for myself! Happy New Year! Mitsy

Aury said...

I am all for the pampering and used bookstore hunting. Not to mention the fact that those brownies sound sooo good. Thanks soo much Erika and Happy New Year!

Jacqueline said...

I love a good bath ball from Lush. Yummy ideas =) xoxo

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bananas. said...

okay...really? you are the cutest for this post. i love everything about it. and the picture is adorable.

hope you have a beautiful new year! xoxo.

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh my, do you ever know how to make a girl swoon!! a bath, brownies, SERENDIPITY!?? Love it all!

Have an amazing New Year's my darling! xoxoxoxo
Rachel

J-Diggety said...

Ooooh, love this list! I'm going to do #3... :)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous link list, darling! I need to get some silky pajamas and go ice skating asap (not together...)!

xoxox,
CC

Mimi said...

Awesome! Such a great list with even better ideas! I love them all.

Dream Sequins said...

Ooh this is such a lovely list. I love the idea of writing some old-fashioned letters to friends. I might spend New Year's Day doing just that. Have a wonderful NYE and a fruitful and beautiful New Year :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I really like that quote. And I want to go iceskating now! I spent all morning wondering around Barnes and Nobles b/c I didn't have work--I was like a kid in a candy store! :)

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

WOW. These are so adorable and totally things I should definitely get around to doing! Like write a letter. I can't remember the last time I wrote one? Great list and happy New Year!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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K said...

Awesome list. I love most things inspired by old Hollywood, so the idea of obtaining a tiara sounds just perfect! lol

S.Elisabeth said...

Absolutely adore these suggestion; I'm definitely going to have to keep this list in mind.

Toothfairy said...

I adore this list! and I would really like the Victoria's secret PJ's, but we don't have that here. I also stated to Boyfriend I wanted go ice-skating... he's declining... :S

Happy nye!

You are featured on my latest post:
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clarewbrown said...

THis is the best list ever! especially the used bookstore and writing letters! How fabulous :) Have a magnificent New Year, lovely!

madeleine said...

i absolutely love this post! yummy cupcakes! this is just fabulouss

Tights Lover said...

Great post. I'll be getting that pajama set now!

Sam said...

Excellent advice and links!!! Thank you! :)

...and a Happy Happy New Year to you - have a wonderful 2010!!

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

I love the used book store idea... I used to do that all the time, I need to start again!

Julia said...

Excellent ideas! It does sound lovely to go ice skating or get lost in a book store. Hope you have a wonderful new years!

xoxo
FashionEye

labelllefille said...

I love this list! My favorites were taking a day off from reality to spend with the SATC ladies, getting out of one's comfort zone, and exploring used bookstores. I just may take your advice! xo

Sherin said...

Fabulous list!! I love those pj's. Nothing beats lounging around in cute pjs. And I love the idea of going ice skating or hanging in bookstores for hours on end.

Ashley said...

Aww so cute. I think I'm gonna go bake brownies (or cupcakes!) and watch Serendipity :) I'll do the rest tomorrow. ha

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Gosh, yes please!!!!!! That all sounds wonderful

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LAUREN said...

I've always wanted to go to Yummy Cupcakes... my family went on vacation to LA without me, and told me they were quite possibly the best cupcakes ever!
Thanks for the great tips... I'm so excited for the New Year to come! xx

Sandy said...

Erika, I LOVE this post! I'll definitely have to keep your ideas in mind ... they sound like so much fun!
Have a GREAT new year Erika!

Leah said...

Getting lost in a used bookstore is fun... it's like the joys of thrifting.

Happy New Year Erika... big hugs from Manila. It'll be New Year here in 14hours.

Elaine said...

This was such a cool post! Thanks so much for the suggestiosn! Sometimes we forget to live life and enjoy it!


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Dina's Days said...

I think I will order myself some flowers and have them delivered to my new apartment. What a great way to move in. :)

Fashion Court said...

ooh, serendipity is such a great movie! you made me so want to watch it right now!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Used bookstores are the best...so is Serendipity! Love it. Love you. This post is adorable, I want to do it all!

Jen said...

i love these suggestions. it's all the small, sweet things that make life great (and we forget about them way too easily). you'll find me baking, ice skating, and writing letters during the next week or two :)

monica w said...

i love this!!!!

will be writing that article and those letters right away :)

hope 2009 ends with a bang :)

wonderfelle said...

lovely ideas as always! especially handwritten letters, they are so underrated! have a fabulous end of the year!

Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design said...

Great ideas! Think I'll start that bubble bath...

Betsy

Nina said...

Check ... I'm heading to a bookstore for some downtime ... Happy New Year, dear Erika! May 2010 bring you the blessings that you richly deserve!

beckyxoxo said...

Hi Erika ! How I wish I have money to do all of those things . Too bad I don't . Haha . I think I'm going to buy a lot of new books though . It's fun to read when I have nothing to do . Haha . Ohh Happy new year ! :D

Midtown Girl said...

Why don't you...

Come to NYC so we can shop & sip & have that fancy dinner @ David Burke's Townhouse (my abs fav)...

You set the date & I'll be there ;-)

Here's to a cafe-licious fashionista-FABULUSH 2010, darling!

XOXO
Amy

Treacle said...

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." I'm going to remember that.

And I dreadfully wish I had a tub. Maybe when I move out of this studio next spring, I'll get a one-bedroom with a real bath.

yiqin; said...

Have a good NYE :)

AudreyAllure said...

i want to do all of that! haha lately a few of my friends have been writing each other snail mail (for those who went away to college). i love using cute stationary haha

The F Word Online said...

another cute post, but i didn't expect anything less. cute photo as well ! hope you have an amazing new year : )

xx lue

Jen said...

What great, great tips. I definitely want to pull a sicky from work to watch SATC! And buy new PJs, and write letters! All such wonderful things that we no longer have the time or inclination to do. I will make it my mission to do these things in 2010! :)

Keith said...

Happy New Year! I hope you've been having a great holiday season. Mine has been wonderful except for my cable modem dying on me. I just did a new post with a big announcement in it. I hope you'll check it out. Thanks. Take care. Have a fantastic holiday weekend. Cheers!

Senorita Fashionista said...

What inspiring ideas for the new year! I am sporting my sequin leggings tonight at dinner with my hubby. Happy New Year! xoxo Jolie

Rachel said...

I love these posts! You always come up with the most fabulous ideas!
I've never been ice skating but it looks like so much fun! Plus, I absolutely adore Serendipity.
And I love the idea of writing letters to people. I haven't done that in ages!

Kristin said...

They all sound like pretty killer ideas to me! Especially the bubble bath. Mama's sick and needs to relax! I hope you have a killer NYE lady. Bring on the SATC!!!

Brooke said...

Thanks for featuring my Marie card!

Great list =)

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