Friday, December 31, 2010

Au Revoir 2010!!

New Year's Eve 1942

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Wishing you all an evening of fabulous festivities and good cheer!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What He Said....Roald Dahl

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”


Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!

The Last Minute Holiday Scramble

I hate to have to admit it but I forgot someone. Started Christmas shopping early this year and I thought I had finished early but dropping the ball as I have, I must trek out today and pick up one last little item. Not too much to worry about I thought originally as my favorite go-to gift is stationery and there is a adorable stationery shop not to far from here. As my luck would have it though, the adorable lady who owns the adorable stationery shop thought it would be a good idea to close at noon today!
I come to you my friends to pick your holiday brains, what is your go-to gift for a last minute addition??

Thursday, December 23, 2010

In Love With....Janet Hill Studio

You know that moment when you come across something that calls your name so loudly that you can actually feel a twinkle in your eye? Well I definitely had one of those moments this week when I came across Janet Hill Studio and her beyond fabulous artwork.

I dare you to try and just fall in love with only a few, they are all magnificent! While I mentally plan out where I will put all the prints I must have, click here or on the link above to see for yourself all the lovelies that Janet Hill has available for us!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Modern Day Lady: Diane Sawyer

The epitome of a modern day lady. Intelligent, stylish, independent, successful, genuine, well-liked and respected by her peers (and it doesn't hurt that she is downright gorgeous, does it??!!)

Wishing Lila 'Diane' Sawyer, one of our favorite southern belles, a very happy 65th birthday!!

THE BIG PICTURE: 'The King's Speech'

It's not a big secret that I have an immense crush on Mr. Colin Firth, the fab British actor and star of movies like 'Bridget Jones Dairy', 'Love Actually' and 'Mamma Mia'. Obviously I am not the only one who thinks he is of award winning calibre since he has been recently nominated for numerous 'Best Actor' awards for his role in a magnificent film 'The King's Speech', a movie that is definitely on my agenda for the festive season.

Mr. Firth portrays King George VI and the film tells the true story of the Duke of York (the reigning Queen Elizabeth's father) being thrust into the regal position he was not prepared for after the death of his father and the abdication of his brother. Taking the royal rein's of a country on the brink of war and looking for a charismatic monarch to lead them through the impending crisis and hardships, King George is forced to deal with a devastating speech impediment that has plagued him for his entire life and threatens his subject's confidence in their new king.
A wonderful film regardless of whether you consider yourself a monarchy buff or not. And since most of us have been bitten by the royalty bug since the engagement of King George's grandson, Prince William, it seems like perfect timing as the movie is in theaters now.  It's definitely a must see film!

What films will you be seeing during the holiday season?

Friday, December 10, 2010

What He Said...Robert Fulghum

"Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday school.
These are the things I learned: Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together. Be aware of wonder. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living. Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or your government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm.
Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess. And it is true, no matter how old you are - when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.”

Thursday, December 9, 2010

On the Christmas List....CLEAN collection

For the fragrance lover on your list, CLEAN is as good as it gets. I mean, who doesn't want to smell, well clean??!! And that is exactly what they have bottled up in this delightful little package.
I have been told that I have a very sensitive nose (I have actually cleaned up the original comment, no need for that kind of language here) and even Lily's delicate nez can't get enough of the delicious scents that CLEAN offers.

Find it here!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

On the Christmas List....Vintage Radio by West Elm

Blogger issues have caused a momentary lapse to our daily peek at Lily Lemontree's wish list. As I waited and waited for Blogger to come back to its senses, I visited with one of my blog favs, Une Femme Curieuse who had a super post about gifts for any of the men in your life (this is your cue, go check it out!!). 
As I perused her featured suggestions, my eye was drawn to one in particular and it just so happened to be the sharpest thing to hum a tune since Mr. Elvis Presley!
Perfect for the electronically obsessed on your list who like their gadgets with a dash of retro!

This vintage inspired radio from West Elm is just the thing to plug your Ipod into and tuck away into a corner or it can take centerstage just about anywhere in your house, it's just that darn adorable!

Find it here!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

On the Christmas List....Hostess Aprons from the Hip Hostess

Preparing a holiday meal and toiling around the kitchen this festive season is no reason to look less than chic and with a little help from The Hip Hostess, you don't have to. To-die-for hostess aprons in the most delicious prints and colours imagineable, the perfect choice for the stylish domestic diva on your list (or any charming blogger that entertains you with her amusing rants all through the year ~ hint, hint!)

They even come in mini sizes for the diva in training!

Find them here!

The Lovely Ones: Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood
(Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko)

Friday, December 3, 2010

On the Christmas List....The Fashion File by Janie Bryant

Everyone has one lurking somewhere on their Christmas list - the poor Mad Men fan who is in dire straits suffering from what is known as Hiatus Withdrawl. The new season of Mad Men is more than 7 months away, leaving these poor folks in desperate need for anything remotely connected to the show. (Ah...well....yes, I am one of those individuals, so I should know what I am talking about!)
And that is where this fab book comes in. Written by the show's uber-talented costume designer Janie Bryant, The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men
will not only help you rev up your closet and style sense but it will give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at one of the most coveted wardrobe departments to ever grace the small screen.

Just click on the link above or in the sidebar to read more about it!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

On the Christmas List........ Kate Spade 'Golden Finch Birdcage' necklace

Today's installment (and yes there will be one every day of December along with regular posts)  of Lily's Christmas list is truly for the birds. Ahh, to be trapped in a gilded cage like this one from Kate Spade! You would not hear a peep from me that is for sure! This absolutely adorable charm (a tiny bird is perched inside) will be the talk of anyone who comes across it!

And if that wasn't enough, the folks at Kate Spade send it to you in this charming little box, just ready to be placed under the tree.

You can find it here!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

On the Christmas List........ Orrefors 'Raspberry' Votive

Looking for a fab (and inexpensive!) hostess gift for the next soiree you will be attending? Look no further than Bloomingdales for these gorgeous votive holders.

Have a pair wrapped and ready for your next evening out and you will be at the top of everyone's guest list for next year's holiday party circuit!
Find them here!