Tuesday, December 25, 2007

wishing you a warm, festive, cuddly holiday

bon soir from the pink palace and a very *merry* christmas!

after welcoming students to the noon class, helping last minute shoppers in the tranquility boutique, and dining with a dear friend at his ritz apartment on christmas eve, we headed home to have our own intimate holiday with just the three of us (oh, and two noir felines). after opening some gifts (you'll see me holding a coupon noting amazon prime from beau - sure to feed my book-buying addictions) and writing some thank yous, we began watching casablanca while awaiting santa's arrival. i got sleepy 20 minutes into it - seems to be my MO these days when watching films - and we hit the loft to slumber for about 12 hours. yum! i'm feeling a bit in need of a nap at the moment but i hate for my one day off to pass so quickly. may have to push through the sleepiness and do some reading (or online shopping at amazon.com!). mum and pops got me a gift certificate to brocade which hosts a wide array of must-have home accessories. my new favorite online store. i own nothing from it yet but can't wait to get something pink, damask, and shiny from this fabulous store created after my own heart.

today started with a 1-hour yoga practice and i've been popping chocolate + caramel + nut goodness ever since. what's a girl to do on christmas? we discussed going to see some movies so maybe after beau finishes our holiday feast of seitan encrusted in hazelnut and rosemary along with a salad, soup, and cheesy potatoes (some say au gratin), we'll head to the theatre with full bellies. until then, i'm LOVING being holed up at home.

i hope that you are all enjoying a beautiful holiday filled with chocolate + caramel + nut infusions, tasty tea or vino, some much-deserved quiet space, family fun, holiday scents, gratitude for all you have, festive music (been playing frank, tony, and billie holiday!), and some cuddly curl-up-on-the-chaise time! namaste.

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alligator said...

Happy Christmas!!! Hope that you all enjoy this day.... x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the pics! Everyone looks great and love the pink palace and the books! yay!
Thank you so much for all you do for us in your online community all year, I no longer pin everything on this one day, but know that I have gratitude, tranquility, peace and joy (along with great yoga and meditation) all year long!
Blessings ~

Anonymous said...

happy holidays, kimberly!

wishing you all the best


Carolyn said...

Merry Merry Christmas Kimberly, Tim, and Louis!! You all look fantastic!