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A Week in Review

December 23, 2011
tags: , , , , , , panettone, poinsettias, , San Francisco, santa claus, , ,
by Sonia

Home again, home again, jiggity jig. I’ve been back in San Francisco for almost a week now and oof! I love it. Aside from going to see The Nutcracker and doing a little shopping on Hayes Street, I’ve been in my PJs for the majority of the day either doing work from the comfort of my bed or adding Christmas sparkle to everything and anything I can find in the house.

Tonight is one of my best friend’s annual Christmas party and then tomorrow it’s off to the kitchen to prep for our Christmas Eve dinner that I can say with complete and utter sincerity is my favorite day of the entire year. A whopping 15 people consisting of my immediate family and our closest friends gather every year to eat a meal that makes me pass out it’s so good and drink until Santa comes squeezing down the chimney forcing us to go to bed.

But before I get all active on you, here’s a look at my week spent in PJs.

{ My unmade bed that I so rarely want to leave }

{ A panettone that takes me back to days in Florence }

{ Prezzzziessss! }

{ Festive poinsettias all around my house that Finn likes to smell }

{ Tree and Nutcrackers and Stockings, Oh my! }

Jolly Ranchers On My Feet

December 22, 2011

What did I tell ya about these shoes? Aren’t they amaaaazing!? They were the first thing I put in my suitcase when I was packing to come to San Francisco; I even considered putting them in my carry-on just in case I lost my luggage.

I wanted to give them a proper debut so I paired them with my all time favorite blazer in the entire universe and beyond (whooaaa what’s out there!?) by Elizabeth and James for an evening at The Nutcracker. I love feeling like I’m walking around on orange jolly rancher heels and if you gave me enough champagne I might even lick them. Just kidding. No seriously! I’m KIDDING! That’s gross.

I have a few more holiday parties to attend before Christmas and have a prettay prettay prettaaay good feeling these candy heels are going to come with me to each and every one of them.

{ Elizabeth & James blazer (also worn here), Hudson jeans c/o, Dries Van Noten heels, clutch made by my Mom }

The Nutcracker

December 21, 2011
tags: , , , costumes, dancing, , nutcracker, , san francisco ballet, , tchaikovsky,
by Sonia

Here’s something you may not know about me: I was training to be a professional ballet dancer up until I was 16 when I got injured and had to stop. While I love what I’m doing with my life now, ballet will always hold a special place in my heart - though you’ll never get me in a leotard and tights ever again (bathing suits are rough enough).

Last night I went to see The Nutcracker with my fam-damily, which always works up a stream of emotions in me. Laughing, smiling, crying, convulsing, sneezing, coughing (ok, forget the last two I got carried away) but honestly, it’s like a crazy roller coaster ride in my little orchestra seat! This is most likely because I danced so many parts in The Nutcracker (that’s me up there as Clara) and I have nothing but the happiest of memories being up on that stage, but it also just puts the cherry on top of the whole Christmas season. I still know all the choreography and dance it around my house (call me a loser, I dare you), and Christmas just doesn’t feel like Christmas without the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s Nutracker blasting throughout the house. Well…that and lost of presents under the tree!

Thoughts on The Nutcracker my lovely readers? Love it? Hate it? Dance it? Never seen it? Wish I would stop asking questions?


Seasonal Sparkles

November 17, 2011

While we’re on the subject of holiday dresses, allow me to introduce one of my new favorite sparkly numbers from Juicy Couture. Along with being in one of those murkier colors that you all know I love, the gauzy layer on top is actually removable which means I can wear this as a full-blown sequined dress if I want (and who wouldn’t want to?).

Even though this dress is a bit too fancy shmancy for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, I can definitely imagine putting this on for one of my favorite Christmas traditions, The Nutcracker.

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition? See more of mine over at Juicy Couture!

{ S.W.O.R.D. leather jacket, Club Monaco vest, gifted Juicy Couture dress, Report Signature heels }

Welcoming Winter

December 6, 2010
tags: , , , cozy knits, gingerbread house, holidays, ice skates, ice skating, , rockefeller center, san francisco ballet, santa, santacon, seasons, snow, , , warm, , winter activities
by Sonia

One of the reasons I decided to stay on the east coast after graduating college instead  of moving back to California is because of my love for seasons. While at times winter can feel unbearably long, I have to admit that I get just as equally excited for the icy cold season as I do for crisp springs, hot summers, and chilly autumns. This morning I awoke to a light flurry of snow falling outside my window and it got me that much more amped for this festive holiday season and all the winter activities to come. Here are some things that I’m looking forward to this winter:

going ice skating in Rockefeller Center •

• dressing up and celebrating Santacon in NYC •

• “Mini Christmas” - a tradition three of my best friends and I have been celebrating for 13 years •

• making a gingerbread house from scratch •

• cozying up in chunky knits with comfort food •

• going to see the Nutcracker •

• walking through a snow covered Central Park •

What are you looking forward to this winter?


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