2.10.2010

Why Don't You...?

…channel your inner ladylike Eliza Doolittle? Treat yourself to an elegant parasol in an eye-catching color and saucily sashay through the park with it held high over your head.

…lose yourself in a musty old library brimming with history? Hideaway within Boston Public Library’s Rare Book Room; tuck tiny notes into the pages of books at Baltimore, Maryland’s George Peabody Library to signify your presence; admire the cathedral-like aesthetic of Seattle, Washington’s Suzzallo Library; or simply book a luxurious room at New York City’s Library Hotel, where each chamber is adorned in books, books, and more books!

...find an old film house and spend the weekend indulging in vintage tales of romance played out in black and white?

…plan a private picnic for two in your living room lit only by vanilla-scented candles?

…fill the fruit bowls in your kitchen with decadent truffles from The Chocolate Garden, Chocolate Potpourri, and Vosges Chocolate? Devour as many as you like.


Fashionably yours!


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Rachel said...

I love the idea of wandering through old libraries. Especially right now as it's snowing outside. It would be perfect to spend a day checking out books. :)

Audrey Allure said...

yay for chocolate :) mmm

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You have no idea how much I love parasols (and esp. around the time of the wedding!)

I love the idea of an indoor picnic for two. We don't know what to do in Singapore so may end up doing that!

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

ohhh I might just try the old libraries one :)
sounds so perfect!

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xx

Nina said...

A private picnic!

Style (R)evolution said...

Great Post... I love Vosges Chocolate. Their toffee Rocks!!!!

gleenn said...

Right, why don't I? great thoughts girl. i love that private picnic for two. ;)

Emily said...

I love the library idea and the picnic! all marvelous :)

sootjeelina said...

Chocolat is delicious.. :D
I always LOVE the 'Why Don't You..?'-things at your blog!

xoxo Sootjeelina

mom & son said...

I'm planning to go to Boston Public Library. Perhaps, this weekend.

tess said...

I dunno if I've ever found an old movie house hmm must search

Melanie's Randomness said...

"Find your in inner ELiza Doolittle" - awesome, I think I'll try that. =)

Joanne said...

Wonderful mid-winter suggestions, helping chase away cabin fever. I like the libaray idea, wandering among the stories, the history. I have found photographs and bookmarks in books before, and it's always intriguing to wonder about the lives that left them behind.

Iva said...

I love vanilla scented things. Candles, lotions, perfumes...you name it...and a private picnic would be nice ;) Have a fab day Erika!!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Awesome photo! <3

xoxo M.

Inspiration in Italy said...

Darling, I loved ALL of these ideas....fantastic! I could especially go for a picnic in my living room with vanilla-scented candles, that sounds wonderful! You are amazing.

xxx
Rachel

Leah said...

Old films in black and white... I love that idea. xoxo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Mmm! A fruit bowl filled with truffles, private picnic for two in front of the fireplace! Even if I don't indulge in these today, I'm stashing them away for sometime soon!

xoxo

MissNeira said...

Oooo I like the chocolate fruit bowl idea! muy caliente!

J. said...

Love the romantic movie idea! Iove the idea of the staying warm and surrounded by books as well! Good ideas for my week!

Elizabeth said...

Our Rare Book Room is really incredible isn't it :)

Sara Lynn said...

Can I just live in a library? :)

You just gave me a vday idea with the vanilla candles! I was going for a picnic theme (someone just gave me a huge old picnic basket) thank you!

The Vosges Chocolates look so cute in the little purple boxes :)

Your blog is fast becoming one of my favorites, I love these posts soo much, they are always fun and out a smile on my face :)

Lady said...

Ooh wonderful suggestions! =] The last few I might do for valentine's day for me and my boy.

nookie said...

mmm chocolate:x

Dancing Branflake said...

I love the idea of a book library! These are such great ideas I wish the weekend was here already.

naveen said...

oh cool post

Kimmy said...

I love your 'Why Don't You...' posts!! I actually do the same type of column for my blog :) You should check it out sometime!

xx

Kimmy

www.kimmydavis.com

goodwillgirl said...

I love the idea of finding a note in a book from the library.

Jaime said...

Those truffles sound so yummy! I want to leave work and curl up with some truffles and a glass of red wine! :)

Leia said...

I wish I could do them all! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Delicious post, darling! I looooove NYC's Library Hotel!

xoxox,
CC

Bonnibella said...

I definitely love the idea of filling my fruit bowl with truffles. I have a BIG fruit bowl.

Mara said...

I made truffles last year for Matthew and now I'm trying to think whether I should do it again. I should check out those though..Buying them might be a little easier :)

Jen said...

Thank you, lovely Erika, for giving me the go ahead to gorge myself on truffles! They have fruit in, so they're healthy... right? Right. ;)

Jacqueline said...

I love your truffles idea. I adore truffles. You give me truffles and I will love you forever. Thanks for the sweet comment Erika! You always say such nice things. xo

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Luana said...

Oh I love old classics to watch. I find it fascinating how I can feel nostalgic about times I haven't even lived in! Happy Wednesday! x

Marz said...

Private picnic and vanilla scented candles sounds like a dream!
-Marz

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the idea of trolling through old libraries...

Melmo said...

what wonderful ideas. I'd love to do everything like you said. but it's so hard to realise. Luckily you can dream :)

Kristin said...

I'm thinking a private and picnic is order when I get back into town!

Emma said...

You can sign up until 2/19!! ;)

City Girl Chicago said...

yum yum YUM ~ oh how I would love to fill a the fruit basket with Vosges Chocolate!

Haute World said...

All of that sounds wonderful! And I definitely need me some of those truffles you're talking about... yum!

P.S. Love your new layout/background!

ana said...

Oh I want to go to an old library!!! and smell the books and stay there for hours!!!!

Fashionography. said...

mmm vanilla scented candles!

Terence Sambo said...

I'm a member of a book club :o] and yay for chocolates too :o]

Hope said...

Mmmm.....chocolate sounds really good right now!

Lily Johnson said...

Oh nice! Especially the deal with the vanilla scented candles. I love reading and would just love to lose myself in a library.
Nice post Erika

Jessica said...

ahh! Endless books and anything Audrey inspired will def have me dreaming for days! Love it!

Vinda Sonata said...

i really like those ideas! how fun and inspiring. love the snapshot of anja rubik in black lipstick, too! what a femme-fatale!

Cindy Whitehead said...

i love carpet picnics! fun ideas - love it.

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

I will immediately be switching the fruit on our counter with chocolate now... yummm!

Mimi said...

hiya!

thanks for the lovely comment (:

if only i had time to do these things!

haha great post :D

la petite fashionista said...

my roomies & i always have bowls of yumminess themed to whatever holiday it is at the time (currently chocolates & conversation hearts for valentines day) :)

The Fashion Fool said...

im going tomake a goal to do all these things. great suggestions :))

bananas. said...

i think i will lose myself in a library. it's about time. my town just opened up a brand new library that i have yet to visit. here's my chance!

Schnappy said...

Hi! This clothes is very beautiful, I love this! :)

Jen said...

ohh i'd love a little parasol :)

Maddy said...

These are such great ideas! I especially loved the Library Hotel and the old film house ideas :o) We have one of those not too far from where we live. I may have to visit again soon!

daisychain said...

fab post, I have a real urge to visit the huge old city library now. amazing place.

All Women Stalker said...

I can imagine roaming and playing with a parasol in our little park. Makes me giggle! :)

Sherin said...

Oooo, I love your new layout!!! It looks amazing. (I know I'm late on it, lol. I've just gotten back home). I love the idea of planning a small picnic for two in your living room!

My-Vogue said...

The private picnic in the living room sounds like a great idea! I am just wondering what to do with the dog? :)

By the way: loving your new blog look!

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