My Favorite Things 2011

Is it just me or is time flying? When I was little, it seemed like it took forever for December to get here and now its hard to believe that December 2010 was twelve months ago.  Where did the time go?  Well, hopefully your time in 2011 was spent well and with loved ones as much as possible.  As we bid adieu to another year, here’s a peak at some of my recurring obsessions in 2011.

  1. My MRS lowball glass.  It’s the gold leaf, the lips and of course a good splash of bourbon that makes this one of my handsdown favorites.  Plus, they make great wedding gifts!
  2. PINTERST.  I’m a little obsessed with Pinterest.  Need a 15 minute sanity break? Pinterest.  Talking on the phone and multi-tasking? Pinterest. Looking for great images? Pinterest. Creating a wish list? Pinterst. Need I go on.
  3. Yves Saint Laurent. There’s just something about YSL’s Tribute Pumps that I can’t get enough of.  No, they’re not for every day, but they are just the right combo of sexy+sophisticated when you need ‘em.
  4. Fonts!  I’ve always been a sucker for cool fonts . . . and now effie’s paper gives me license to pursue fonts to my heart’s content.
  5. A Game of Thrones.  I LOVED the first 2 books and the HBO series and spent much of 2011 reading them, watching them and talking about them.  Seriously, if you haven’t read them and you’re of age, give George R.R. Martin’s masterpiece a go.
  6. Warby Parker. I’m a bit smitten with my glasses from Warby Parker. I’ve got the Beckett’s in black matte.  Even on my worst day, they make me look hipL&cool.
  7. Colorful Interiors.  I think this past-time grew out of #2 above.  There are some really beautiful homes out there.  I love my home, but I also love being a voyer into the homes of others and their decor choices.
  8. Hipstamatic!!! Learned about this gem from my husband, the app guru.  If you have an iPhone (see #9 below) you gotta check this out.  It makes digital photography look like analog pictures from back in the day – lenses, film stock and photo frames. My camera app of choice. It’s free (ok, like $1.99) & Droid users, I think they’ve created an app for you too.
  9. My iPhone.  Love the iPhone.  Not so in love with Siri and the email search function (miss my Blackberry’s capabilities here dearly), but I do feel a part of the apple generation now that I have the coveted iPhone. Not free, but worth every penny so far.
  10. The YSL Easy Bag.  Yes, YSL is on here 2x.  What can I say, they know what they’re doing over there in France.  The Easy Bag is hands-down, my all-time favorite purse.  It’s great for travel, lady who lunch lunches and all the things in between.
And yes, I’m still addicted to my iPad, I think that one just goes without saying!  So, these are the things that have made a difference for me in 2011 – some needed (uh, Warby Parker) and some just for fun (Hipstamatic).  What about you – what are some of the things you started using or acquired in 2011 that now you can’t live without? Honestly, whether you can live with or without things is neither here nor there … I’m excited for 2012 and all that it holds in-store!  I wish you good health, prosperity and much joy in 2012.
Stylishly yours,
Kalyn

 

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