Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Favorite Things from Christmas 2010

Even though Christmas seems like a distant memory, I'm still loving some of the gifts that I received.   Here are my favorite new obsessions from Christmas 2010:

Apple TV is in one word,  AMAZING! With a very small footprint, it provides the ability to stream movie rentals from iTunes and Netflix, directly to your tv! Previously, I'd have to watch on my laptop or iphone. But now, I'm streaming HD movies directly to my nice, big flat screen! You can also access YouTube, Podcasts, MobileMe, Flickr, as well your entire iTunes music library. The best part was how easy it was to set up! Seriously, in 5 minutes flat I was up and running!
Although I put this watch prominently on my list, I sort of knew that my family wouldn't go to the trouble to order it. So, this was actually a Christmas present to myself. :) Valerie of  Red Vines for Breakfast owns this watch, and ever since drooling over her's in person, I knew that I had to have one . Now I do!

Everytime I travel to NYC, I always make a point to stop in Sabon. Upon entering the boutique, you're always asked, "have you been here before?" I usually play dumb say no, and then I'm escorted to a round sink where I can try out their various scrubs, lotions and potions.  I'm always amazed at how moisturized my skin feels afterward, and how long that moisturization lasts! But each trip I come home empty handed, due to the lack of space in my luggage. I leave the store telling myself that I'll just order it, but I never do...until now! (Yes, another present to myself) I'm completely obsessed with the Rose Tea scent of the scrub and body lotion, and this combo came just in time to treat my dry Winter skin!

This was a present from my Dad. Even though this glitzy number was on my Christmas list, apparently I had forgotten to note which color I'd like, and there were several to choose from! My Dad took a guess, and he guessed right! This was exactly the bag that I had been wanting, to complete my NYE ensemble! It was perfect!

Speaking of NYE, this bracelet alone made my outfit feel much more fancy! It's so sparkly, yet I can easily pair it with my Michael Kors watch to make it more casual. This picture doesn't do it justice!

These are my new favorite leggings! After throwing out several pairs of Massimo's that were falling apart at the seams, I was in desperate need of some replacements! One day I was in a hurry and American Eagle was close, so I ran in an grabbed a pair of their black leggings.  So far, I've been really impressed by the quality as they seem to hold up really well. I was so happy that my Mom bought me two more pairs! I have them in black, but they're no longer available online (only Army Green). If you're lucky enough, you might find them in stores. Sadly, my local stores are all out of my size. :(

This was suppose to be in my stocking, but I asked Santa to make an exception and bring it a little early. ;) (Especially since I was to be in full baking mode the week of Christmas)  A cookie dough scoop is the trick to maintaining that uniform size, resulting in a professional looking cookie. This really came in handy for my chocolate crinkle cookies that I make every year!

What were some of your favorite gifts of Christmas 2010?


  1. Apple TV is next on my list after I get my MacBook. :) my favorite Christmas present was a cupcake carrier that my mom it for me. So much easier to transport cupcakes and cookies!

  2. Oh that scoop looks like it's a nice quality one - mine was purchased last-minute from Target. It's plastic and doesn't work well at all.

    I'm a huge fan of that clutch. I don't really need anything sequined right now, but it's worthwhile to pick up and save for next holiday season when I'm sure I'll be craving one again!

  3. I LOVE La Mer watches! This one with the studs is super cute. And that Kate Spade bracelet is absolutely stunning.
    xo Josie

  4. I love all the jewelry and the clutch! So many pretty, sparkly things :)

  5. i bet that body scrub smells so yummy! :) SKV6.BLOGSPOT.COM

  6. I love that watch, and that clutch, and that bracelet...oh I just love it all! Great gifts!
    I hope all has been well, Bren! :) Have a fun weekend!

  7. Oh you lucky girl! What amazing gifts you got!! I got the iphone4 and that french connection dress I had been wanting. I also got 3 wonderful weeks with my man which in and of itself was a gift!!
    Have fun in MIA!! Call me when you get back!!


  8. I really want a Apple TV. I love my cookie scooper. I just bought a smaller one for mini cookies!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  9. Love the gold clutch, really after something like this at the moment. Great wish list, lucky girl! :-)

  10. I want Apple TV sooo bad! And I love the watch and bracelet! :)

  11. I love a great pair of leggings from AE! (: they are definitely great quality.

    xo Emily

  12. Helo! I love your style! You have very beautiful pics! I will follow you:)
    Big hug & kiss:)


  13. Hello Sweetie,

    Just wanted to thank you for having such an inspirational blog. Hope you have an amazing week full of lots of beautiful things.
    Feel free to drop past my blog if you have time =)

    -Mia xoxo