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why don’t you: the holiday edition.

21 December 2008

the holiday edition. because we all have so much time to spend during the holidays,

so pourquoi pas?


 Order yourself a Moleskine (or any other lust-worthy journal, for that matter), personalize the cover with lovely decorations (I personally would encrust it with crystals), and doodle a masterpiece on the first page?

 Find that old pointe shoe, spray paint it with glitter, attach a few embellishments here or there, and hang it up on your Christmas tree/door/wall?

 Bake these scrumptious looking Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes? Or shall I call it the CCCC for short?

 Throw a last minute cocktail party where every guest is required to dress up, compile a playlist of dance-inducing songs (if you need any ideas just let me know, I have quite the list), and dance the night away?

 Start a “Spending” savings account (quite the oxymoron) with all the gift money you receive? That way, the next time you pine for days over  that Giuseppe Zanotti patent, Swarovski crystal-encrusted bootie or that Miu Miu you’ve lusted for years? (The last was a direct reference to yours truly..)

 Remember the few “Shopping for Others” posts? Keep an eye out for things people you know will love – friends, family members, even fellow bloggers! If you see something, wrap it up, send it, and just imagine the look of surprise & excitement & immense gratitude on their face as they see the UPS package outside their door! Or…

 Initiate a holiday gift exchange with fellow blogger(s)? It would be quite interesting & fun awaiting the packages and tearing the UPS box open!

 Design your perfect bag? If you’d like, put a link in the comments so I can see, or attach it to an email here! I’d love to see your creations!

 In the early morning, before the snow plows wake the entire neighborhood of sleep deprived commuters or school children, set a chair outside, and head out with a cup of hot chocolate in one hand and a camera in the other? Dress up for it too – a bit of glittery Urban Decay liquid eyeliner, colorful boots and matching scarves, the whole lot. Admire the morning, breathe the fresh air, & remember it forever with pictures. Why not feel glamorous while you’re at it? (Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner: $18, Sephora)

 Carpe Diem? Grab a wingman and go clubbing – dance the night away! Kiss a cute boy, flirt with the sexy Starbucks guy behind the counter, sample some foods you’ve never tasted or thought you’d like, wear a bright turquoise eyeshadow (a la Gucci Spring 2009), put your best pout forward with bright pink lips, cut your long hair into a bob, smile & talk to the stranger you always meet at the library, etc. The day is yours, so seize it!

 Buy a luxurious set of pajamas, matching fuzzy slippers & all, and don a satin eye mask so you can truly indulge as you get your beauty sleep? 

 Paint a message in the snow? Mix food coloring in a bottle with a nozzle with water. Then just paint away, drawing a picture, writing a message, expressing a wish, then step back to admire your masterpiece.

 Rent a fabulous movie, pop the DVD into your laptop, pop a bag of popcorn, sit on your bed, & relax?

 Book a last minute flight to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go? Make a spontaneous trip to Paris, London, or where ever you choose!

 Invest in a fabulous cashmere scarf or shawl? I came across such a fabulous gray, leopard print one that felt like heaven to the touch. I hate myself for not mustering the courage to look at the price tag or hinting to my mother that I would be willing to give up Christmas and birthday presents for a year for that scarf. So do avoid this mistake of mine! After all, cashmere is an essential to every winter wardrobe; it’s luxurious, warm, and just, well, fabulous.


La C.

P.S. Please feel free to enlighten us all with some your “why don’t you” questions! I’d love to hear them!

37 Comments leave one →
  1. Alize Morand permalink
    21 December 2008 9:57 am

    Pourquoi pas baking your own lemon cheesecake with Opera tea (vanilla and spices) and flip through the pages of French Vogue while your cat cuddles at your feet and the snow falls behind the window… that’s what my Sunday is all about!

    Hope you have a gorgeous Sunday too! Love from the Alps!

  2. 21 December 2008 11:08 am

    Amazing ideas! My favourite is “Book a last minute flight to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go” That is what I really want to do!

  3. 21 December 2008 11:18 am

    Ahhh good ideas, I am so gonna do a couple of these things today lol!

  4. 21 December 2008 11:31 am

    why dont you call your mam now and tell her how much you love her! Merry Christmas darling!

  5. thebaglady permalink
    21 December 2008 12:08 pm

    why don’t you paint your nails in neon colors? in rainbow order?

  6. 21 December 2008 12:16 pm

    Hi there-what a lovely, decadent list!! I love the spending savings account, a really good idea! thanks for your well wishes too!

  7. 21 December 2008 12:36 pm

    i don’t want to be a copycat but mine is this as well, “Book a last minute flight to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go”. i really do want to experience Christmas in Germany! =)

  8. 21 December 2008 1:31 pm

    Oh what an awesome post.
    Glitter liners = made of awesome, I’ve bought about eight to add to my collection this week alone.

  9. 21 December 2008 1:58 pm

    great list!!!
    i am all about the flight somewhere. or the movie 😉

  10. 21 December 2008 4:29 pm

    Thank you so much for the comment. The concert was fun. Lots of interesting folks. Watched a very pretty Native American guy dance..actually it was a stomp. Got to sit next to a punk guy in the balcony. Uber cool. Had to elbow a drunk girl who kept getting in my way. Held hands with a drunk guy. Of course, we walked in as if we part of Northern Exposure. But a beautiful light show..our favorite tunes from Faint. On the way was going through a fog in the entrance. Subzero temps out..Steam was actually coming off people’s bodies as they left.

    Unfortunately, I’m having to take short cuts this year with friends..lots of crochet stuff I’ve been doing like hats and flowers, and going for the essential like a great lip balm from Niva. To entertain myself..go to poupee to play paperdolls.

  11. 21 December 2008 4:41 pm

    oooh new heavy metal colors!! Love the brightness…

    Why don’t you…
    play some jazz music and pretend that you’re in broadway’s Chicago?
    draw yourself a hot bath, with scented bubblebath and candles, and your favorite magazine, while listening to your favorite music?

    xx-LJ from SOS!

  12. 21 December 2008 5:02 pm

    thank you so much 🙂

    why don’t you:
    -go round giving random strangers hugs and wishing them merry christmas.
    -eat 5 tubs of ben and jerries all to yourself.
    -dance around your house like an idiot to your favourite song.

    🙂 xx

    • 21 December 2008 5:09 pm

      demi darling, i think it’d be safe to say that i have done the last one many a times. more than i can ever count! it is quite fun 🙂

      La C.

  13. The Seeker permalink
    21 December 2008 6:02 pm

    This is such a great and funny list. I love it, but I have no time for doing a thing…. I’ve lots to do at home and I’ve to work 😦


  14. 21 December 2008 7:07 pm

    That is such a creative and fun list. I love the old pointe shoe idea, but I think I’d have to douse mine with some eau de toilette first…

  15. 21 December 2008 8:40 pm

    Thank you, sweets! Glad you liked it. xx

    I adore the photo above. Holiday festive indeed, dear. 🙂


  16. 21 December 2008 9:56 pm

    i love those! you give ways to make the holidays so personal and creative and fun. i especially love the spending account, hehe! and a gift exchange with bloggers… what a fabulous idea. wonderful wonderful post!

  17. 21 December 2008 11:55 pm

    Excellent list!!

    My addition: why don’t you take a christmas morning bath with some Lush goodies that smell like christmas pudding and other seasonal delights.

  18. 22 December 2008 11:10 am

    i enjoy your blog!
    so much inspiration.

  19. 22 December 2008 12:57 pm

    ooooh love this list!! i do need myself a moleskin journal.. but i’d have to make sure i write in it!! and me and the hubby definitely need to try to do some spontaneous weekend trips!

  20. 22 December 2008 1:29 pm

    Great listypoo, I must try a few. Happy Holidays;)


  21. adi permalink
    22 December 2008 2:39 pm

    oh my u and i are so alike
    u have all the right ideas for partying or relaxing or just pleasing oneself with all those devilishly enticing fashionable things.
    i was just feeling like jumping in bed under the quilt but just impulsed me into going out and pleasing my eyes in front of the Galeries Lafayette in Paris.

  22. 22 December 2008 3:10 pm

    how much i would love to do all of the above especially a chic cocktail party and a spontaneous party

  23. 22 December 2008 3:42 pm

    Great list!
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Love and kisses

  24. 22 December 2008 4:18 pm

    This is a pretty fantastic list. i tried to come up w/ some but you pretty much have the most of it covered. I’m going to copy this list and try to do everything on it by the time next year comes around..Happy Hollies!!

  25. 22 December 2008 6:07 pm

    LOVE your “why don’t you’s?” They are such great ‘to do’s’ for life!

    I particuarly love: buying a luxurious moleskin journal (Which i did yesterday! After lusting after one for ages…), Seize the day -SO, so true! And wearing luxurious sleepwear. I am addicted to sleepwear, it is such a personal luxury that makes you feel so special.

    I have given your blog two awards on my blog 🙂

    Have a BEAUTIFUL day! xx

  26. 22 December 2008 7:44 pm

    Love the list! Love your blog.

  27. 22 December 2008 7:48 pm

    Great ideas!!! This will keep me occupied when I’m stuck indoors with all the snow outside 🙂

  28. 22 December 2008 8:24 pm

    That first pic is so adorable, looooooove it.
    Great advices 😀

  29. 22 December 2008 9:51 pm

    I love these posts of yours. Only I don’t have any pointe shoes…hmm…I never got off the floor exercises in ballet. For me my “why don’t you” is go and climb a tree then dine al fresco with a bunch of friends.

  30. 22 December 2008 10:23 pm

    fabulous decadent ideas! adore the seizing the day one the very most!life is way too short not to.
    gorgeous post darling,bravo.
    big kiss,

  31. 22 December 2008 11:39 pm

    RE: Moleskin journal, I just invested in a beautiful paperchase 2009 diary today, just gorgeous, and I get to use it all year long! And I just baked some amazing choc chip cookies last night, one in the shape of a massive love heart for my lover. hehe.
    Your other ideas are just as feel good as usual… xx

  32. 23 December 2008 12:27 am

    so much fun… they all sound like great ideas… will have to try a few!

  33. 23 December 2008 12:43 am

    Hey, could I get you music list. I am in dire need of some new tunes!!

  34. 24 December 2008 3:30 pm

    *squeals with delight* this list is absolutely decadent! ms. vreeland herself would be proud.. i went ahead and did the luxurious pajamas and cashmere scarf purchases yesterday.

    *why don’t you* begin crafting your spring/summer 2009 wardrobe? it’s never too early..

    i also went ahead and did that with a ray-ban purchase yesterday. happiest of holidays to you, la c.!!


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