November 28, 2013

Vault Disney

The entry to the Hall of World Holiday Trees at the Museum of Science and Industry
My family used to road-trip down to Florida every Thanksgiving as I was growing up, and a visit to Disney World was always a priority. My boyfriend and I recently checked out the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibit at the Museum of Scienceand Industry, and although the indoor camera-phone quality of these pictures isn’t the greatest, I thought they made for a fitting post on the day that we head down to Cincinnati for the holiday to spend time with family.

A creepy prop from my favorite Halloween movie: the Hocus Pocus Book of Spells
This "It's a Small World" doll is much creepier than I remember
The intricate railway exhibit always reminds me of a similar one at the Cincinnati Museum Center
Braving the start of holiday traffic on the Magnificent Mile

November 27, 2013

Giving Thanks

Just a few new things that are making me immensely thankful this holiday season….

A perfectly quirky hostess gift from friends that will now be a staple at cocktail hour

The most amazing winter scents from Diptyque, suitable for all rooms in the condo

An over-the-top container for seasonal beverages gifted by a very thoughtful co-worker

Natural beauty products guaranteed to give a good in-from-the-cold glow

Rustic glam holiday decorations that stopped me in my tracks at Free People and had to come home with me
A tiny "Sending Evanston Love" stamp made by the Small Object and carried at a fun new store in town