My favorite things…

Sometimes, a girl can dream…

of a gorgeous Roberto Cavalli handbag…

and Uggs a la Jimmy Choo for herself…


…and Louis Vuitton boots for the husband…

But the reality is that the closest she’ll get to a label right now is with this absolutely amazing fragrance that made her exclaim: “It’s make me swooning!” (yes, that’s exactly what was said)

and these Mango boots that are the pride of her shoes closet.

But sometimes, a girl can dream…

These are a few of my other favorite things that are probably a lil bit more practical! 😉

Got a particular designer dream of your own?

It's the time of gifting: unique Christmas gifts

Christmas isn’t a major festival here in India, and for most of us, the frenzied search for that perfect gift happens during Diwali. But I can’t pass up any excuse to demand a gift from the husband now, can I? 😉

Sometimes it gets difficult to find that perfect gift…something that is unique and beautiful…that will leave a lasting impression and bring constant pleasure.

Like a Wish tree, for example. Hindus believe that if you tie a sacred thread around the trunk of a banyan tree, your wish will come true. How about gifting a loved this pretty wish tree from RedEnvelope? It comes with 100 paper tags with a pink cherry blossom background tied with string. Just write your wish and hang it on the tree!

(Click on images to go to the product’s website.)


Women love jewelry, so how about surprising your special someone with this gorgeous Tree of life pendant from Uncommon Goods?


Or with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind Murano pendant from Glass of Venice?


Patagonia Gifts has an excellent range of Celtic cross jewelry, like these unique cuff links for men.


Do you want something to dress up your walls instead? Why not gift someone this pretty wall mounted aquarium?


Or how about getting your photographs converted into Warhol style paintings and displaying them on your wall? It takes a while, because the paintings are handcrafted, but it’s sure to make your walls pop!


There you have it, an assortment of unique gift ideas that are guaranteed to be a hit!

Take a look at some more of my favorite things for more gifting ideas!

Got any gifting ideas of your own? You know I’d love to see them!

My favorite things…

While Stumbling in search of some interesting new sites, I came across Vogue’s 100 under $100 – Vogue‘s list of top fall trends, all of which cost under $100! As expected, I found a lot of things to fall in love with.

Like these darling Anthropologie Zinnia Thicket salad plates…

…and this Anthropologie On-A-Whim pitcher and bowl set.

Got a whole lot of stuff strewn around the house? Gather it all together and put it into this pretty John Derian storage box, which you can show off almost anywhere!

Like traveling but hate the tiny hotel soaps? Carry along your own MOR hand-wrapped triple-milled soap and travel in style! If you’re a crafty chica, save the gorgeous wrappers and use it in a scrapbooking, altered book, or any other crafty project!

Like jewelry? Then take a look at these bohemian neck pieces from Fred Flare Zanzibar and Waikiki…

…or chose the classy look with the Spring Street Empire brooch or the Bells brooch.

Liked any of my selections? Already own any of these? (I’m green with envy if you do!)

You can check out the rest of Vogue’s 100 under $100 for a lot more drool-worthy goodies, and take a look at some more of my favorite things

My favorite things…

The Sound of Music LP cover.

Image via Wikipedia

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…

I love that song from Sound of Music! Which is why I decided to name this latest series after that song. I got this idea from Misadventures with Andi, and thought it was an excellent way of keeping track of some of the things I love and sharing them with you!

I was contemplating if I should make this into another of my regular features, but then decided against it. I want this to be a totally fun post, without having to worry about missing out a day, so I’m going to post these whenever I have a few new things to share with all of you.

I was looking for the Now What? magazine this morning, which used to be published by Jessica Wesolek over at crea8it! While browsing through her site, I came across this lovely  luminara. It would look beautiful on my sidetable! The best part? You can make it yourself at home! Click to know how to make a luminara.

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself loathe to throw out wine bottles, hoping I can alter them in some way to use them as showpieces around the house. Don’t these painted, stamped and wired treasure bottles look absolutely divine?

Inspired by all this craftiness, I headed over to Karen’s Whimsy, my favorite altered book artist, to have a look at her beautiful relinquaries. For some reason, this particular relinquary has been one of my favorites since a while.

Well, that’s it for this time! Hope you enjoyed looking at these beauties as much as I did while putting them together!