Thursday, December 16, 2010

12 Days of Christmas: Day 10 (late)

{one for megan, one for kaylie}

It's my turn again! This is the first day that they each got something different, not just a variation of the same gift. So I'll introduce them separately. On the tenth day of Christmas, Kaylie received from me...

{matches, flower thingie}

A pin/hairpiece (it can be worn either way) from Anthropologie, and a set of New York matches with a cool old New York map on the box. I think matches that length are for pipes. Kaylie doesn't smoke a pipe, but I suggest that she takes it up now that she has the matches for it.

On the tenth day of Christmas, Megan received from me...

{a beautiful book}

One of my all time favorite books (and we know how I feel about favorites), My Life In France by Julia Child (and her nephew, Alex Prud'Homme). The "Julia" scenes in the movie Julie & Julia (the only ones worth watching, really) are based on this book. I've been talking about it to Megan forever, and I know she's going to love reading it.

{julia and paul, being awesome}

Finding this book was the serendipitous moment I alluded to yesterday. The hardcover editions are a little pricer than the cost of a stocking stuffer, so I knew I wanted to find one used. I figured I'd poke around at The Strand and hope they had it. Then, the weekend before Thanksgiving, I was browsing one of the booksellers on Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg. I mentioned to my friend that I was looking for the book, and no sooner had the words left my mouth than a woman stepped aside and a copy of My Life in France was sitting on top of the stack (I think a ray of sunshine shown down from the heavens, but I can't be sure). I snatched it up immediately, and it's been waiting in my closet ever since.

I love when you find just what you're looking for.


  1. thank you for my beautiful turquoise flower! i can't wait to make up an outfit based solely on that piece. and then go and smoke a pipe. cheers!

  2. i love the photo of kaylie's gift! so cute. and i cant wait for a photo of kaylie wearing the flower and smoking said pipe...

  3. i love that you found that book. just perfect lizard.


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