I Dream of Christmas

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Updating Traditions

Every year during Christmas time, Luke and I would drive down to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and spend a day Christmas shopping. We would shop for our families and friends, as well as pick out gifts for each other. It became a fun tradition, and was nice because as I so cornily say, it’s about the memories, not just the gifts. Amid our crazy day of shopping, we would also visit Lawry’s Carvery for a decadent lunch with wine.

Now that we live in Denver, it’s time to make a new, similar tradition. So today, after brunch at my parents’ home, we’re driving down to Cherry Creek Mall to select our gifts for each other and finish our shopping and have a delicious late lunch at the Cherry Creek Grill (where I will still be able to get my traditional Christmas shopping lunch, a Prime Rib Sandwich). Now if only I could decide what I want this year…

Luke enjoying the wine and waiting for our lunch

I Swore No More…

I recently came to peace with the fact that I shouldn’t buy any more swimsuits (my favorite thing to buy), but I see today that Trina Turk (my favorite swim designer) is collaborating with the beautiful Grace Bay Club in Turks & Caicos and doing a line. Since I will be visiting Turks & Caicos on the cruise in February, how do I say no to this great print?

via Trina Turk

This print is lighter than the usual bold Trina prints, and I really like it. Perhaps it will be a late Christmas list add?

Christmas List 2011

This is what’s on my list this year (clockwise from top):

1. David Yurman bangle

2. Celine High Vamp Pump

3. Nordstrom scarf

4. New Florence + The Machine CD

5. Crate and Barrel Parson’s Square Coffee Table with Travertine Top

6. Tiffany Pearl Earrings

7. Dwell Studio Amythest Throw

8. Nike Pullover

9. House Beautiful Subscription

10. Red Tall Glossy Hunter Boots

11. Giro Ski Helmet

12. Photoshop

13. Flight to Playa del Carmen for annual girl’s getaway

What’s on yours?