Christmas in Chicago

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My second Christmas in Chicago has come and gone. It may not have been a white Christmas, but famous Buddy was featured on People magazine's website and nothing could ever beat that. I always knew my pup was handsome & perfect. This validates all of those feelings.

My cozy little apartment has been very festive for Christmas with Santa there to greet you as you walk in. The Burberry ornament is a favorite of mine and I love that my wrapping paper had a touch of pink & sparkle. 

Lots of delicious carbs. Gingerbread man shaped pumpkin bread, Lesley's Mexican wontons [you can see that the top two were made without meat for me], Trader Joe's appetizers and a delicious Christmas dinner followed by candy cane ice cream. Lots & lots of lounging around with the boys watching Christmas movies in my new Christmas pajamas.

I received some lovely gifts including the Bobbi Brown party palette  and a sparkly pink ornament. Pink & sparkles. 

Did a little shopping on Monday where I picked up some gorgeous Ralph Lauren boots 70% off & a chunky Vince sweater 50% off. I love a good sale! I also finally found the gold dot Kate Spade iPhone cover.

Thank you all for the comments on this post! Loved getting to know you. Photo shoot this morning followed some graphic design work & an afternoon of working on The Everygirl with Alaina. I cannot believe that we launch in Feb! It is just around the corner.

'Twas a wonderful Christmas. Hope your holiday was Merry & Bright!

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  1. We didn't have a White Christmas in NYC either and I was kinda bummed about it. Buddy is seriously the cutest. I think he'll be in print ads very soon. Still jealous about the boots!

  2. Merry Christmas Danielle ~ love all the yummies and pretties!!

  3. aww congrats to little buddy! what a cutie :) i love that iphone case too! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  4. gorgeous cozy and festive holiday environment!

    now, i can't take my eyes off 50% off Vince chunky sweater. do tell where you found these bargains!

  5. I love that picture of the riding boots- gorgeous! It sounds like you had an amazing Christmas dear.



  6. Your Christmas looks perfect! And I'm in love with those boots. Such a great deal! xx

  7. love your blog!

    -your newest follower

  8. glad you had a fab xmas! hope to see you tomorrow! xo

  9. How much do I love that your little sweet pup was in People? Adore, adore!!

  10. i LOVE your christmas! wish we could see more of your apartment, your christmas decorations look gorgeous. love the burberry ornament! and whoo to us have them kate spade iphone covers! lol are those socks kate spade too?? or jcrew? and what a steal on those shoes!! they are so cute too.

    and yay!! ill say it every time you do, cant wait for the every girl!

  11. So many great things going on with this post. Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas and congrats to handsome Buddy-much deserved! The food looks delicious, and I have been contemplating buying the Kate Spade iPhone case. I need to decide soon and somehow go find those boots.



  12. So lovely photos. I am a real photo fanatic! =)

    Followed the blog, hope you don’t mind. And who knows, maybe you’ll visit me someday too.

  13. I LOVE those boots you have on!! so CUTE!! and haha, I got that bobbi brown palette as well!

  14. What lovely photos! Glad to see you had a wonderful Christmas - I'll be posting my Christmas photos soon too :)