( my Grandmother’s vintage red cape doubling as a touch of holiday decor )
While inspiration hunting on the interwebs, I stumbled upon these images of a breathtaking bookstore in Maastricht, Netherlands. The store resides within a 13th century Dominican church, now converted into a remarkable space that weds old with new. The grand structure, ornate ceilings, and leaded glass windows have been beautifully preserved and complimented by rows and rows of contemporary book-filled shelves… oh yes, and a modern cafe too. I would love to get lost in the impressive walls of this shop, spending hours sipping coffees and perusing the books. I can’t think of a grander way to find a new read.
( images via HomeDSNG.com )
How’s the holiday shopping going? While I’ve been busy sharing various gifting ideas with all of you (see here, here, here, here, here, and here), I’ve barely made a dent in my own shopping list. Thankfully our families are keeping gifting pretty low-key this year, so my list is rather short. Regardless, Christmas Eve is just 12 days away (counting today, of course) and I’m already starting to feel like it’s crunch time. I know there’s certainly still time for any last minute shopping, but it’s time to get a move on. To keep you (ok, me!) on track and tackling those shopping lists, I’ve pulled together more of our favorites guided gifting picks. If it’s their birthday then make sure you greet then with a great happy birthday wish for friend. This time we’re sharing our picks for home and tech.
Gift Ideas for your Fit Friends
If you’re like me than you do nearly all of your shopping online these days, even at Christmas. You find Cyber Monday way more interesting than Black Friday and you’d much rather scour the internet for great gift ideas than spend hours walking aimlessly through overcrowded malls. The only downside… us cyber shoppers have to account for time to ship. Such is the reason the shorted period between Thanksgiving and Christmas has me in a bit of tizzy this year. Well, not to fear… there’s still time! And, as promised in Friday’s post, we’ve pulled together a fun selection of our favorite simple and sweet gift ideas for him and her. I’ll also be updating our shop and my Pinterest boards for more ideas for him, her, tech, and home through the end of the holiday shopping season. Check back often!
Gift Ideas for Him
1) Baxter of California Cream Pomade, $20 (available here)
2) Baxter of California Large Comb, $18 (available here)
3) Tumi Delta Magnetic Money Clip, $45 (available here)
4) Bed, Bath, & Beyond Leather Ponyhair Camo Flask, $33.99 (available here)
5) Target Cedar Fresh Men’s Premium Shoe Trees, $20.99 (available here)
6) Rochester Shoe Tree Company for J. Crew Leather Shoe Care Kit, $110 (available here)
Not finding what you need? No worries. There are a slue of sales out there to peruse today, so don’t miss out! Here’s a quick list with links to current sales at some of our favorite retailers…
We had a tremendous time in Colorado. Spending Thanksgiving and the long holiday weekend with old friends was such a great way to kick off the holiday season. Our buddies were amazing hosts too, treating us to a delicious Thanksgiving feast and taking us all over to see some beautiful sites. Thank you again, Trappes! We’re already looking forward to traveling back to Denver sometime soon to visit and hopefully see a show at Red Rocks. We visited the amphitheater on a cold, flurry-filled day, which inspired us to return as soon as the weather is warm again and music is filling the air. I really can’t imagine a more incredible venue to see a show. Here’s some fun captures from our Rocky Mountain holiday. We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
( E catchin’ Elk in Estes Park )
( at Red Rocks Amphitheater )
The holiday travel and gifting season is officially in full swing. Inspired by last Monday’s post and our most recent trip to Colorado, we’ve pulled together a quick list of unisex travel companions to help get you through this busy season. Snag these picks for your next trip or gift to your favorite travel bug. Happy trails!
Sending big, big hugs to all of our loved ones and warm wishes to all of you for a very happy holiday season.