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Dear Santa, From Karrie (Version 2012)

Dear Santa, here we are again, one year later.  Me and you.  Old pals.  I’m pretty sure this year I’m as deserving as ever of getting each and every one of the gifts my tender heart desires.

I’m always good to my friends (oopsie… Haylo Steph!).  I always behave in a dignified manner.  Like a lady.  I always act my age.

Without further ado, here’s a smattering of the things I’m hankering for this year!:

1. The Microdelivery Peel from Philosophy, because I’m *ahem* in my 30s and conscious of keeping my skin nice and healthy, and because HEY, you can never spend too much time purtifying your skin, right?  And THIS stuff’s supposed to work wonders.  It smoothes out rough skin and perks up a dull and splotchy skin tone. DONE.

Also available at Sephora

2. Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita.  It’s been five months since my mom and I traveled to Italia, and yet, I just can’t shake the “dolce vita”-ness from my psyche.  It grabs onto you and doesn’t quite let go so easily.  Giddily, I recently discovered a new book from one of my all-time favorite photographers, Slim Aarons, and it’s chalk full of the most lush, magnificent shots of Italy.

3. Two newish decor books: Kathryn M. Ireland’s Timeless Interiors and Vintage Remix: The Interiors of Kishani Perera. One designer is Cali cozy-meets-globe trekker chic (and a bit cray, if you watch her on Million Dollar Decorators on Bravo). The other loves eclectic, vintage glamour (and was the subject of one of our first Designer Spotlights).

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4. Two more books – but this time, fiction: The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger and Mortality by Christopher Hitchens.  One’s a tale of a new married couple at the beginning of their journey together.  The other, a memoir from beloved and at times controversial writer Hitchens as he was battling cancer.

5. A Mophie Juice Pack Air.  Allow me to enter dork mode for just a moment, por favor.  Now this gets me excited.  The Mophie is this little external battery you attach to your phone, and recharges your batter by 150%!  It also doubles as a nifty case, so it protects too!  Git on it, people.

The super light recharger mirrors the aesthetic of your phone

6. A 10-pack of classes to Yoga Hop.  Because my chakras need some hip hop from time to time while I’m doing my downward dogs, and because having to deal with the holier than thou employees at my old yoga spot – which rhymes with Shmoga Shmorks – brings to mind, every time, this scene below from Bridesmaids:

7. Barefoot Contessa’s new book Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust - Because I love her.  Because her recipes are warm, comforting, just the perfect touch of elegance mixed with cozy ‘Merican dishes.  I heart you, Ina Garten.

And that’s it! What are y’all putting on your lists this Chreeshmosh?!

“Only one thing in the world could’ve dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window.” – Ralphie from A Christmas Story.

xoxo,

5 Responses to “Dear Santa, From Karrie (Version 2012)”


  • Well my Princess, it’s a good thing you have married your Prince,he can make all your Christmas wishes come true!!!Love you and yes you have been good as always.

  • Steph @ Covet Living

    Ohhhh what a nice list. You’re in so much trouble for that pic. I will be spending most of my time today sifting through my arsenal of beautiful pictures of you..

  • ahhh this is a good list. what is it about gorgeous coffee table books that I’ve come to love? they are completely impractical in my NYC aptmt but I think I need to have a few that you listed here…

  • as a veteran of picture wars with karrie, i can tell you that if you find the Right pic of her she will say “uncle” rather quickly

  • Love the mophie!! I swear by it!! Love you mostest, my darling. Hope you were spoiled rotten!!!

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