Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Book of the week.

Since Christmas is only 5 days away... I thought I would do a 2nd post of books for those of you who are traveling over the holidays or for those of you who are going to need a mental break from the family by escaping to Barnes and Noble to bury yourself in a few books for the afternoon. So here are a few books to check out while you are browsing. Happy holidays!
(This book looks like a really great Marketing tool. The copy was great from the pages I viewed.)

Book of the week.

So I did some Christmas Shopping tonight at Henri Bendels and discovered that they sell coffee table books there.  Of course they do.... because Bendels is so awesome and full of overpriced wonderful things! In fact, you might even walk out of there with a $50 tree ornament that will be seen for one week out of the year.  Thankfully I was distracted by Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion that I have been wanting to check out since it was released. I was only able to flip through it for about 5 minutes because I had like 5 others stores to go to, but from what I read and looked at, its a sure buy.  It has some really great chapters on advice and the illustration is adorable. I actually think the illustration was done by the same artist that does the the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book every year.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Have an MKA Monday.

So Mary-kate and Ashley have a new line at JCPenny's called Olsenboye, if you don't already know that is super affordable and actually really cute.  The past two collections were cute, but this holiday collection is awesome.  I haven't seen the pieces in person, but I'm definitely going to go check them out because the shoes are priced for around $30.00 which is what I should be paying for shoes since they ruin so easy in NY.  Plus I have to support my twins!

Book of the week.

So tonight, I finally got to see Million Dollar Quartet on broadway with my parents in the city... And let me tell you, the piano player who played Jerry Lee Lewis blew me away! I would pay $100 just to see that rascal tear up the piano one more time. (Gosh, if I dont marry a musician my life might be over! Hurry up and turn 18 already Biebes). The show was really entertaining if your into the classics like Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc but if your not a music fan and into the oldies its probably not the show to see. I will the only person in their 20's at the show. 

But back books. Seeing that the story takes place in Memphis at Sun Studios, I thought I would post a book I have been wanting for some time now: Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop.  The book is the first fully illustrated tour of this iconic print shop and also chronicles the long life and large cast of employees, entertainers, and American legends whose histories are intertwined with it. I actually visited Hatch Show Print Shop 2 years ago on a road trip to Nashville with my mom and dad and ever since then, I have been obsessed with their work. Its a truly unique establishment that has hardly changed over the years and I love places like that. Im almost positive Hatchshow made the Million Dollar Quartet logo so I will definitely be purchasing the poster for my apartment. But they make more than just posters. So if your not a poster person or if it doesn't go with your home decor, here are some other great things that Hatchshows work is featured on and would make great gifts for the holidays. And don't forget, you can always buy the book. You can never have too many books!

Around $15.00
(My Favorite and at a great price! You can find it at World Market.)

Around $20.00

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Book of the week.

Considering that I just did a JA post.  I thought why not make him the book of the week.  I actually already own Jonathan Adlers: My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living, (which I found for $12 at a thrift store in NY a few months ago) but I'm dying to get his 2 new books below.

Jonathan Adler: The Geometric and Gift Genius.

jet set coasters

I just had to showcase only a few of Jonathan Adlers genius gifts he has in store right now.  Check out his website or if you are near a store be sure to stop by because he has so many amazing gifts right now that are age appropriate and something people will actually use because its not junky.  And they are all under $50. I love JA!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Forget the Christmas tree lighting... Its ice-skating season!

When I was younger I always dreamed of becoming a professional ice-skater. (I mean, did we all?) Of course there were no ice rinks in East Texas for me to train in order to be the next Sasha Cohen, so instead I took up roller blading and ballet.
Well lucky for me, I live in New York now where I can go ice skating everyday if I want to from now until the first of February! So I hope I fit the part of an ice princess because I am about to purchase my first outfit and skates online. The decked out girl in the professional looking gear sequined from head to toe, laid out in the middle of rink at Rockefeller Center... Yes, that will probably will be me, so don't hate!

Let me know what you think about my potential get-ups and look :)