MPCC Gift Guide: The World Traveler




Casual cosy layers for a flight? A mini candle to take on the road? Coasters or a gorgeous ornament to commemorate a recent trip? Or some Paris Versus NYC- still loving it.

Ideas for the world traveler in your life.


1. Lanvin Cosmetics Case

2. Elliot Raffit Vintage Globe Ornament

3. Paris Versus New York The Complete Series of Two Cities

4. Jimmy Choo Luggage Tag

5. TopShop Baroque Cardi

6. J Crew Power Mate Battery

7. Diptyque Mini Candle

8. Moontree Press Sydney Neigborhood Coasters

9. David Hicks for Tila March Large Tote

10. Qi Jetsetter Travel Set



Champagne & Sugar Plums


Above: Joie lace top, J Crew skirt (old but check this sequin number!), Hermes bag, Ferragamo ballet flats,

Ainsley jacket (c/o)


Remember that glimpse of a white holiday we had last weekend? The dusting of snow is but a fleeting memory now! 

Husband and I took advantage of the wintry eve for a date night, out to dinner, and then the Nutcracker.

I confess, it was my first time at the Nutcracker! I was like a little kid- the costumes, the dancing, the festive atmosphere of the Opera House, surpassed my expectations and gave me a truly wonderful night to remember.

Husband went often as a child. He raved about the new costumes (fresh for the 2012 production, Artistic Director and Choreographer Mikko Nissinen debuted all new sets and costumes, by award winning designer Robert Perdziola). A process which began in 2011 and is detailed in Mr. Perdziola's beautifully rendered sketches below.

The sumptuous costumes contain over 200,000 jewels, with 182 costumes appearing on stage nightly, and over 350 produced in total. The sugar plum and dew drop looks alone have over 3,600 jewels on tutus and bodices. The mice costumes have an unbelievable 15,000 yards of tulle trim. As if this wasn't enough, each and every single gorgeous set was painted by hand and domestically made.

Want to take in the spectacle yet? You should. For more information on the production, and how to obtain tickets, click here. The production runs through the end of December. 

SugarPlum1 SnowQueen

 Images (from top): Robert Perdziola's sketches of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen




Sophie Theallet X The Limited


Images: The Limited



Looking for the perfecrt holiday dress? 

I found Sophie Theallet, who partnered up with The Limited this holiday season. 

Inifinitely versatile, this chic bow dress comes in a range of colors, as do cardi toppers and clutches, accented with chains.

Now, I just need to hunt down my size, sold out already on line (and on sale!).