N E W Y O R K C I T Y
N E W Y O R K C I T Y
Alright, how has December, Christmas, almost freaking 2018 crept up so silently?! Any of you all prepared? If so, please come over and help me. Please. I will pay you. I just baked cookies. Tempted?
Gonna send out a few Christmas ideas these next few days in case you are like me and um, completely unprepared for Christmas. So keep checking the blog and I hope to have something that tickles your fancy. I absolutely love LOVE this gift. Save the world, you know, is one of my favorite themes. And trees, I love trees. There is this oak tree over one thousand years old close to our home in Germany and I’m always in awe. Plus the 800 year old olive tree in Palma with a witches face.
Trees help clean the air we breathe, clean the water we drink, provide habitat to over 80%+ of the World’s biodiversity, provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people on this planet, provide health in so many ways (1/4 medicines we take come from trees & plants) and trees absorb carbon from our atmosphere.
One Tree Planted is a non-profit charity/reforestation project that plants trees around the world (North America, Asia, Africa, South America and wildfire areas). One dollar = one tree, you choose your area and minimum donation is $12. You can get involved by donating or fund raising or even becoming a tree ambassador. So you can do all that but how does that work with Christmas? For $20 you can have 20 trees planted in the recipient’s name and they also receive a digital tree certificate. And if you spend $50 they will send the certificate in the mail with a t-shirt.
Pretty cool, huh? For your favorite hipsters, tree huggers and all ages. They are so gorgeous. Just like you. Mwuah.
Happy Thanksgiving! Gosh I am so grateful for so much. I’m always surrounded by an amazing amount of love and support from Felix, my family, my friends; and grateful for a happy and healthy life. I get to be here this year in the states to celebrate turkey day with my parents, uncles and aunt. And tomorrow is Dad’s 75th birthday, so pretty much a celebration lasting through the weekend. Happiness and drinks all around!
And I got to enjoy one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But darn it, I missed Gwen Stefani’s performance. Oh well, I got to see SpongeBob.
Enjoy that turkey or fish or cranberries or stuffing, whatever is your favorite. Don’t forget the extra gravy. Big hugs to you and yours this Thanksgiving. #sothankful
I am craving some scones from England. Yum, double yum. I tried explaining that scones in British are biscuits in American, but biscuits in British are cookies in American. Got it? Good. Scones with butter and jam. Plus a few cups of Earl Grey tea. Heaven.
Reminiscing and drooling.
Love me some strong Earl Grey with a splish of milk.
Just sitting here in Phoenix, AZ sweating my face off in lovely 100° weather, trying to recover from my weekend in New Orleans. We pretty much hit every spot to be hit so keep tuned. But wanted to share this video of Mike Fulton & John Royen from Fritzel’s Jazz Club on Bourbon St. It’s always a favorite place of mine for some most excellent jazz.
You know what I say – Turn it up!
Salut! Cheers! Prost! Sláinte! Drink Up ….
But really, like we need a day to celebrate wine. Amiright??? Wine is such a popular drink/beverage/lifestyle/roughnightmorningcocktail that it is an extremely popular theme on all the products I sell.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
To be a cat. Or maybe more specifically, to be MY cat. They are so spoiled.
May I introduce Holmes, my lazy, neurotic cat. I love him.
Oh, and that is George the lemon tree. In four years he has produced TWO lemons. Uh, thanks George.
Mother’s Day is May 14th. Haven’t found that perfect thing for Mom yet? Never fear, I have some great ideas for you. Or sometimes just a phone call or a hug in person is the best gift she could receive. Thanks Moms for all you do!
Here’s where to find these fantastic gifts.