Happy New Years!


Friday, December 31, 2010

I couldn't say it any better than the toast below! Thanks to you all for reading and following LPC over the past year - we couldn't do it without you! I wish every single one of you a happy and healthy 2011!

Peace out, 2010!



Thursday, December 30, 2010

Are you guys on Pinterest? Pinterest is a virtual pinboard — a place where you can post collections of things you love, and "follow" collections created by other people with great taste. I just discovered it recently and have become a full blown addict. Follow me here and let me know if you're on it so I can follow you back! Happy Pinning!

Gifts for the New Year!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Forgot to get someone you love a holiday gift? No problem. Happens all the time in the rush and travel of the end of the year. Below I've made a list of my favorite post holiday-i-forgot-aunt-sally's-christmas-present-and-am-seeing-her-for-the-new-year-and-should-really-get-her-a-gift first aid kit! Some of my post holiday pre-new year favorites!  Hope you Enjoy!

Loving these ...


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Delectably delicious scented soy candles from Sydney Hale Company- 10% of proceeds are donated to a local animal rescue organization (yes, please!) Sydney Hale Co. pairs scents like mint and geranium, grapefruit and orange,sea salt and bay rum complete with super cute packaging.

Music Monday: Oren Lavie


Monday, December 27, 2010

Oren Lavie's video, Her Morning Elegance, has become a Pop Culture phenomena and the most successful stop motion video ever. The video was assembled from 2096 still photographs that were shot and sequenced to create a sense of movement. After going from stills to motion the artists decided to break the video down into its original photographs, printed in physical form and exhibited in galleries worldwide. Today you can own one of these prints and have a fraction of the video itself in your home!  This is one of my favorite videos of all time!

A Holiday Poem


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Little Tree
by EE Cummings

Little tree
Little silent Christmas tree
You are so little
You are more like a flower

Who found you in the green forest
And were you very sorry to come away?
See I will comfort you.
Because you smell so sweetly

I will kiss your cool bark
And hug you safe and tight
Just as your mother would
Only don't be afraid.

Look the spangles
That sleep all year in the dark box
Dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine
The balls the red and gold the fluffy threads

Put up your little arms
And I will give them all to you to hold
Every finger shall have its ring
And there won't be a single place dark or unhappy

When you are quite dressed
You’ll stand in the window for everyone to see
And how they'll stare
Oh but you will be very proud

And my little sister and I will take hands
And looking at our beautiful tree
We’ll dance and sing.

Happy Happy Holidays to you all!


Loving These .....


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Map Wrap collection from Michael Hill, featuring illustrations of London, Paris, New York and the world. Such a cool and different take on hip wrapping paper!



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sometimes it is hard to get into the Holiday spirit in 80 degree sunny California weather even in the middle of December. It's time like these that I look forward to going home to Boston for Christmas. Because what's Christmas without snow ice cream, hot cocoa, holly and pine trees, mittens and snow angels! Here are some photos that get me excited for this Holiday Season!

Music Monday: Top Ten Albums of the Year


Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Music Monday! Since we're beginning to wrap up 2010, I'm putting a little spin on Music Monday today to review LPC's top ten albums of 2010. So, without much further ado, here we go!

{La Petite Choue's Top 10 Albums of 2010}

1. Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
2. Beach House: Teen Dream
3. Broken Bells: Broken Bells
4. Jenny and Johnny: We're Having Fun Now
5. Sleigh Bells: Treats
6. Florence & The Machine: Lungs
7. Maria & The Diamonds: The Family Jewels
8. The XX: XX
9. Little Dragon: Machine Dreams
10. Quadron: Quadron

* Honorable Mention: Fitz and the Tantrums: Pickin' up the Pieces

What albums would you add to this list?

Loving these ...


Friday, December 17, 2010

Homemade pies in mason jars from etsy shop, All Jarred Up! I'm drooling just thinking about one of these! I feel like these are the *perfect* holiday gifts which are both affordable as well as totally unique and delicious!

Wanted this week!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hi Everyone! I'm back from NYC and had a crazy-amazing time. Thank you so so so very much to my amazing guest bloggers for keeping you all entertained whilst I skipped through the dusty snowy streets of Brooklyn! I'm still in a bit of an " i'm unpacking doing loads of laundry need to go grocery shopping and can't stop hugging my puppy" phase, but I should bounce back to regular blogging next week. (Thanks for your patience). In the meantime, check out Pennyweight Blog's (run by my latest and great blogger best friend, Elise) featuring La Petite Choue on her "Wanted this Week" post here. I had so much fun putting together my wish list and hopefully you'll find it inspiring as you do your Holiday shopping!

Four Seasons Plates / Best Day Ever Tee / Amazonite Ring / Revival Radio / Flatware / Duffel Bag / Skinny Cords / Crosley Turntable / French Tee / Matchstick Bottle / Teakettle / Frankie Diary / Lace Collar Dress / Hunter Wellies / Calendar / Not Plastic Bottles

loving a winter wonderland . . .


Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Monday! Caitlin here from Sacramento Street. I hope all of you had a lovely weekend. When Kate ask me to guest blog while she was off exploring the big apple - I immediately emailed her back saying "yes, yes, yes!" I'm incredibly jealous that Kate is in New York during the holiday season - it's truly magical this time of year and because of that it distracts you from how cold it is outside.

Today, I'm sharing what I love about this time of year - December is by far one of my favorite months!
* Watching snow flurries coming down makes my heart skip a beat. I never tire of waking up in the morning and seeing white flakes falling from the sky.

* On a cold winter night my husband and I make warm hot cocoa with lots of whipping cream. It seems to taste even better when The Holiday or Love Actually are playing on TV.

* I'm a sucker for yummy sugar cookies with white frosting and sprinkles, but for some reason I usually end up making my husbands favorite - peanut butter blossoms - their my second favorite. They bring back memories of when I used to make them for him in high school, yes we're high school sweethearts.

* As temperatures continue to drop attempting to dress cute is the ultimate task. How does one make a puffy jacket look chic?

* To me there is nothing like curling up on a cold winter day to read a book. It's pure bliss!

What do all of you love about this time of year?

Thank you Kate for having me here today. I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season!

Holiday Love


Friday, December 10, 2010

Hi, everyone.  Happy Friday!  Kate asked me to fill in for her today while she's living it up in New York.  I'm Liz from Lo! In the Morning.

Typically, the day after Thanksgiving I am out shopping for holiday gifts, waiting impatiently for all my favorite bloggers to post their gift guides, and checking things off my list of holiday to-dos. But, around mid-December, I tend to get overwhelmed with all the hustle and bustle and stress I put on myself to create meaningful holiday memories, I end up wanting nothing more than to retreat at home with my husband, cozy pajamas, old movies, good music, and hot chocolate.

I am always so grateful for the time that I am still and reflect on the season.
 Here are some images and video that help me do just that.
I hope, this season, you are able to do the same.
(click on photos for source)
 disclaimer:: coldplay + christmas music could be completely cheesy but this couldn't be more right.

these for you, that for me


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hello, readers. I am posting a little something for Kate today while she is in the big apple.
My name is Mary Frances.
You can see my blog/musings at catchmeifyoufran.com

Around the holidays – when we are supposed to be shopping for our loved ones – it never fails to amaze me, the amount of things I wish to own myself. Don't get me wrong, I immensely enjoy gifting others, but sometimes you just have to have it. Below are a few things one might consider guiltless pleasures for you, the buyer, to indulge in for yourself while you're out shopping.
Ok so the bralette...one might feel a bit of resentment. It will pass....

Holiday Looks


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hi everyone- I'm Mariah from Size too Small and today I'm filling in for Kate while she enjoys a little bit of Christmas in New York.

There are so many good reasons to get dressed up this time of year. So here are some of my favorite looks to get you through the holiday season in style. Work Party, Christmas Concert, Christmas Brunch with Family, Holiday Travel, Cocktail Party, and Christmas Errands.  My favorite look- Christmas Brunch!


Holiday Shopping For The Fellas


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hello lovelies, my name is Meg and I'll be filling in for the marvelous Miss Kate today. I write a little blog called Megventures where I share photos and stories of all my mini life adventures.

Last week, I shared my Christmas wishlist over on my blog; this week, I was hoping you, dearest readers, would join me in the search for boyfriend/husband/man-in-your-life gifts.

I have a small list started for my boyfriend (see some of my picks below), but have yet to purchase anything, so share with me some ideas! What have you bought for the fella this year or what are you planning to buy?

Elvis Presley + 1960s


Monday, December 6, 2010

Hello friends! I am thrilled to be guest posting for the lovely Kate today... My name is Elise and you can find me blogging over at Pennyweight and collecting over at Troubadour Vintage.

Since you may be here for Kate's wonderful Music Monday post, I thought I'd try to stick to that theme but put my own twist on it. Lately, I have been incredibly inspired by the life and music of Elvis. A friend and I recently took a trip to Graceland to eat peanut butter and banana sandwiches, ogle over his wardrobe and roam his grand estate. Mr. Presley pretty much dominated the 60s [which is a favorite era of mine]... so I thought I'd share with you some 1960s-inspired pretties that I would definitely rock today ::

Pennyweight: Inspired by Elvis
1 Beehive Hair / 2 Long Lashes / 3 Shift Dress / 4 Hat / 5 Camera / 6 Go-Go Boots / 7 Cropped Jacket / 8 Lightning Bolt Necklace
9 Crazy Daisy Pyrex

Check out my blog this Thursday to see La Petite Choue's Christmas Wishlist!

Brooklyn Bound


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hi Everyone! I"m taking a vacation! Yes, I said it. A vacation. I'm off to Brooklyn for a week and couldn't.be.more.excited! I plan to see a lot of theater, make too many trips to tasti-delite, bar hop throughout Williamsburg and hopefully improve my wardrobe on the cheap at some of my favorite vintage stores! There are some *very* exciting guest bloggers who will keep you coming back over the next week, so make sure to tune in! Have a fantastic week and I'll see you back here soon!

Image via weheartit.

Loving this ....


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Promotional video for Twirl; a new fragrance by Kate Spade New York. Twirl is concocted of pink watermelon mixed with blackberry and red currant, with a layer of orange blossom, star jasmine, tiare flower and sweet magnolia.  I think that if I owned this perfume I would just drink it for breakfast!

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