December 31, 2011

Christmastime In The City

My Person Photos
Just popping in to say a quick hello and happy holidays. I hope you're all enjoying the season. I love this time of year and make it a point to savor every moment. If I may toot my horn for just a second; I must admit that I have a talent for being able to find that thoughtful and luxurious gift for just about anyone. It takes careful planning and precision to come up with the perfect gift for everyone on my list. By the time  Christmas rolls around I can barely contain my excitement. 

In recent years, it's really the little things that make Christmastime so special. A handwritten note of gratitude. Staying up until 3 AM baking cookies. Immaculately wrapped presents. Decorating doorways, mantles and trees. All of the traditions. Spending time with family over leisurely long dinners and talking into the wee hours of the night. 

I'm officially on holiday, but checking work email compulsively. I'm not the best at relaxing, but these last few days have been lovely...

PS- How charming is Charles St?


  1. VERY charming indeed :)

    Though I wonder about the third do the residents on the left get out? :O

    Your traditions sound lovely...all those little extra efforts do make life feel cherished :D

  2. The photographs are so beautiful! I love it. And this is some talent I would love to have myself! You really post a how to guide and share your expertise with us sad folks. Have a great NYE and all the best for 2012!

  3. wishing you a happy and healthy new year :)

  4. drifterqueen- So charming!

    The little things do take a little extra effort, but you're right they do make everyone feel cherished and loved. Making someone feel that way is priceless.

    Joy- Thank you- you're too kind.

    "Sad folks"- no way. You're fabulous and i so enjoy reading your blog.

    Happy New Year! I wish you all the best in 2012!!!

  5. LOVELY photos you took, Lindsay! HAPPY NEW YEAR GIRLFRIEND! xoxo

  6. Prêt à Porter P- Happy New Year to you too! I hope it's a wonderful year for you.

    Maja Piraja- Happy New Year!!! Best wishes for 2012!

    Tricia- Thanks Tricia! I just got your email. Hope you have a fun night. Happy New Year!

  7. Beautiful, beautiful photos - thanks for posting.

    @ Drifterqueen:

    In the third photo, I suspect the residents own both sides of the house (lucky them!) and only use the door on the right.

  8. Refusal- Thank you!

    Yes! The townhouse in the third photo has been converted to a one family.

  9. I adore the wreaths and Christmas decorations! I can't get enough of them. I'm terrible at writing cards which is why I bought the Smythson notelets to motivate myself to do so. I'm also rubbish at getting gifts (red packets and vouchers are my specialty) so I welcome any tips to improve myself!

  10. Chocolate, Cookies & Candies- There is something so festive about holiday decorations. It's hard to be in a bad mood when you see them up.

    Oh the Smythson notelets (swoon). There's nothing that motivates writing like beautiful stationary. I love a handwritten note, especially in the age of email.

  11. hope you had a wonderful holiday! i know what you mean about the perfect gift-giving. it's an art that not everyone can master!

  12. elissa :: ebb & flow- Thank you!I did have a wonderful holiday. I hope you did too.

    Great gift giving is such an art.

  13. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! and Happy New Year :)

    Love, Vanilla

  14. Vanilla - Notes from my closet- Thank you. I did:)

    I hope your Christmas and New Years was nice too. Best wishes for the new year!

  15. Love your photos! Very festive!!

  16. Jamie E. Anthony- Thank you! So festive. It's hard to go back to the routine.