i spent the day cooped up at home with my parents at Chateau Boylan, although i've not been very well so i actually spent most of the day in bed feeling poorly!
never mind though, it was still a nice quiet Christmas
i usually post on Xmas eve or Xmas day but this year i decided to take a few days out of it all so i vanished offline for a bit which was great, think i'll do it again next year!
anyway, i thought since it's Xmas time and it seems tradition that bloggers post about gifts and what not, that i'd share a few of the lovely presents i received this year from my family and friends!
i think most exciting of all was the book my dad got me...
it's the new Christian Louboutin monograph, published to celebrate 20 years of his work within the world of shoe and accessory design
it is absolutely chock full of the most gorgeous photos, sketches and written excerpts from Monsieur Louboutin himself mapping his journey over the past 20 years.
and to think, he began professionally designing shoes the year i was born!
one of my favourite things about the book is the pop-out pages hidden under the cover!
speaking of books, i got a nice stack of them on Xmas day!
among them was this absolutely fabulous book by Vintage lovely, Angel Adoree! a truly fabulous gift from my best friend Courtney
the book is so divine! full of darling illustrations, photos, recipes and tips on how to host the perfect vintage tea party + how to do vintage hair/make-up to go with it!
it also has loads of gorgeous illustrations to accompany the recipes and DIY projects
as well as all the lovely books, i also got a very funky Marc Jacobs laptop cover
so that my macbook can be transported in style at all times!
and a gift that i expect a lot of Manx people woke up to on Xmas day, the very special 'Isle of Man' edition of the boardgame Monopoly
i've also been making lots of cute little fabric badges/buttons using the kit my mum got me
and i now have a cute place to store my earrings thanks to my big sister Simone who sent me this adorable little trinket box featuring artwork by the very awesome Myka Jelina
obviously i got lots of other lovely stuff as well but these were some of my fave things so i just wanted to share them with you all...
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in other news, how are we liking the blog colours? sort of back to normal now only with a new banner for the top, it actually matches my new Facebook Timeline
yes i know i only changed it the other day but i fear this may be a regular occurrence, me changing the 'cover' photo every week or so!
not long now though until the New Year so i suppose i should get my head down and get on with some college work! saying that though i have a smashing Creative Café feature to run over the next few days so be sure to keep an eye out for that!
so until next time, that's all folks... ◕‿◕ ★ xX