Today’s peek at color in 2016 comes from London’s Trendstop, a specialist trend agency that combines a leading online trend platform with hands-on custom trend support. Looks like we’re in for a dose of pastels…
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Call me old fashioned, but I like having an actual calendar – you know, one made of PAPER – in my life. Hung up in the kitchen or propped on my desk; it’s a sweet, gentle reminder of the passage of time. (As always, click to shop!)
You can keep your Jingle Bell rock. To me, Handel’s Messiah is the essential holiday musical fare (with respect to the Nutcracker Suite and the Black Nativity, both of which come in close behind). And being a sucker for a good flash mob, I thought I’d share this footage from the Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall in Paris, where the Paris Choral Society members and friends gathered last year for a seemingly impromptu mini-concert of the rousing Hallelujah Chorus. Enjoy the holidays!
I subscribe to the “Christmas is supposed to be red and green” theory of holiday decorating. And when I first started noticing black and white entering the fray, I couldn’t imagine that anyone would go for that – least of all, me. Now, of course, I’ve fallen head over heals for the look! It’s got that modern yet rustic flavor that keeps it from appearing too severe. Oh, and it mixes nicely with a good old-fashioned dose of red & green too.
I’m in a bit of a pickle. This is due to the fact that I got a jump on holiday shopping, and proudly began the wrapping process a couple weeks ago, getting more than halfway through before running out of wrapping paper. Which did not impact my continued shopping – that’s been going full steam ahead; without a list and apparently with very little regard to what I might have already purchased. Because, of course, I can’t remember what’s in all those lovely packages. So now that I’ve procured more paper (and more gifts), I’m mostly just staring at the whole mess in hopes of an epiphanal moment. Note to self: wrap everything at the same time. Make a list. And buy plenty of gift wrap. (As always, click to shop!)
Spent last weekend exploring New Orleans (and a bit of Mississippi) while attempting to get a bit of holiday shopping accomplished. While the city isn’t exactly a Mecca of amazing retail, there was enough to satisfy.
I was doing some math in my head (yes, really) and calculated the fact that if one is in the mood to send out greetings of the season, ye best start picking out the cards! Here are a few of my favorites from this years crop… (As always, click to shop!)