Every Christmas morning for the last 20ish years, I make a point of taking a quick time out from the happy chaos under my own roof, and just for a moment, I try to picture all those little blue and white MCD boxes under all the Christmas trees near and far. I think how enormously lucky I am to be a part of your wish lists and your holiday celebrations, and how it has changed my life. I pause and feel how fortunate I am to have a tiny chance to spread a little joy to so many people I know and love, and also to many whom I've yet to have the pleasure of meeting. My heart overflows with gratitude.
Posts tagged: holiday
How wonderful is London's Fortnum & Mason all lit up in red and dressed like an Advent calendar?! Now if only every window held the perfect fair isle sweater ... a girl can dream.
As I sit at my desk on this weekend morning, the sun rises over our tall black fence and bathes the garden in golden light. I have coffee and keyboard in hand, but my proverbial pen is stuck. What, I ponder, could I possibly write that would be worth taking time out to read during this bustling happy frenetically busy season?
I've learned a lot about Neoclassical vs. Classical vs. Federal vs. what-does-all-this-mean architecture thanks to our Thanksgiving holiday in Charleston (which was fantastic - you must go!) Classical architecture is the real deal, as in a structure from Greek or Roman Empire, Neoclassical is "with elements from the school of Greek and Roman architecture" but built much later, and Federal is Neoclassical but happening in 18th and 19th century America.
If managing your family's happy holiday crush of merry madness is already making you feel a bit like Sophia Coppola managing the crowd scenes in "Marie Antoinette", well then here's a little soupçon of treats just for you. I am pretty sure Marie would approve of all the belles choses linked below.
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