well good morning. i hope your holidays have been enjoyable, and you continue to celebrate excellent tidings and joy right up into the new year. i’m doing my very best and the results are in: i’m pretty great. great for me means occupied (as in my time, not my sovereign land), calm, loved, excited, inspired, fed, binging on a tv series and healthy.
i’ve been in colorado for about 10 days. right this second, i’m at the little nell, a hotel right at the bottom of ajax mountain, in downtown aspen. i’ve been breakfasted and now i’m working in the lobby. it’s lovely – light filled, the appropriate upholstery for both style and practicality (why is that so hard for every other hotel to pull off?), and replete with the. best. people. watching. ever.
there are approx. 14 of us crammed on a siberian sofa that runs the length of the window, while the other 5 seating groups sit empty, aside from a bottle of dom peringnon chilling on each coffee table that’s apparently the ticket to entry. i’ve heard the host tell at least 5 parties who’ve slumped greedily into the seemingly open seats that you have to buy the bottle, or spend $650 to sit. at lunch. it’s not even noon. oh wait, someone just took one. that leaves 4
there’s a doberman that weighs 120lbs beside me, with his nose literally touching my biscotti – his owner is from norway and has at least 4″ of height to his hair. it’s enviable. i’m a girl that wears abercrombie and fitch (like, right now) and the best i can do here is blow my hair straight because i think that somehow conveys i have all the time, electricity and nimble young wrists to tug and wrap my split ends into an effortless swoop.
a family just took another dom table. lord help.
how about i dump out some updates on my life and times and let’s pretend to do it over a bottle of champs.
redoing the house here is gaining momentum from snail to faster snail. i ordered a headboard from one kings lane yesterday, and that feels right.
there’s a lot of natural wood vibez like this happening all throughout the house – and i’m getting into it with this green color – right? this is so outside of my box – i’m looking for all the instruction i can find.
gonna try for a few ralph lauren rugs – we’re a vendor so that certainly helps the budgeting dept.
so i kept it simple and if you crop the picture real tight and forget about the absence of impeccably styled bar, effortlessly kooky lampshades, perfectly sprouted amaryllis, and some fancy feathers, we’re all good.
basically you take the top off the ornament, pour a generous dollop of paint in, add a couple of colors, glitter to liking, and then either shake or let gravity slowly swirl the paint around the glass. magical.
(it appears grey is sold out but there’s pink and navy)
last night, and she thought they were prada. that’s not true at all,
but she had on a cuff that was a huge enamel gift bow and it looked cute
AF. oh, and good high-waisted madewell jeans.
additionally, moreover and furthermore (remember when you learned transitional paragraph starter words – I DO!), cj laing just opened downtown and obviously, this gives me an appropriate amount of feels. they do a winter pom pom moment exceptionally well.
these pups at the local shelter who’d just arrived from a reservation in new mexico. there were 9 babies and their momma. they looked like little piglets and they all wanted to pile in my lap. refer to above where i said i’m doing pretty great.
hat is here and sweater w/bows here (on sale!).
and this sweater that’s the warmest, softest and most camoflaugiest.
in closing, a favor. anyone know this fabric? it’s super heavy and the stripes are about 1″ wide. i’d surely appreciate any guesses.