notes from the weekend...

the past week and weekend have been going at such a pace that without my iPhone (and my obsession with photographing every other moment) i would have forgotten what actually had taken place!  during the craziness i've mostly been thinking about the fact that this is the first Christmas season in 10 years that i have not been in the shop.  feel strange?  yes.  a little sad?  totally.  but i have to say that my overwhelming emotion is gratefulness to Ange, Robin, Scott, Damon, Liz  & my MOM for not only holding down the fort- but ROCKING the house with such care & enthusiasm.  it's been a very busy year for Holiday and i couldn't be more proud of them.  i can't wait to spend some quality (and by quality- i mean ridiculous HILARIOUS FUN) time with the gang very soon.   until then i've-been-a-bizzy hustling around NYC looking for & finding inspiration for the store, working on a few projects that have fully engaged my OCD, learning how NOT to polish silver, attempted an edible wreath and FINALLY got to wear the most excellent vintage leather dress from Holiday's Pretty Little Vintage collection.  (ok- i stole it from ange- who stole it from Holiday) ;) 

a random collection via instagram of the past few days...

and speaking of Holiday's PRETTY LITTLE VINTAGE collection (perhaps the BEST way to look amazingly original & chic for not a ga-zillion dollars) we are excited to offer 20% off any one piece through friday!  just mention the SALE!

(sorry y'all- but this excludes our re-worked fur items)


les secret (accessory) sale

our secret santa gift sale is happening!  enjoy 20% off all of our pretty, little accessories all weekend long!


in the Boston Herald's Stylize today...

just because i don't own a fancy boat (does an old wooden one that you must row count?) doesn't mean i can't channel my inner longings for chic seafaring (or just a pond in concord, ma) style.  (boy- that was dorky).  

today i gave Boston Herald Stylize readers a winter version of a look i covet all year round...

December 13th, 2012
Ho Ho Ahoy! by Jessika Goranson
Posted by Jessika Goranson at 7:03 am 

My love for all things nautical does not go away when temperatures hit freezing and my (only in my dreams) sailboat is stored away for the season.  I still love the freshness of navy stripes paired with red and gold- and winter is no time to say goodbye to this classic, New England style.  Trading out breezy cotton seersucker for chunky, wool cable knit and rich velvets (that skirt!) keeps my “boating” desires in check.  For some seaside inspiration & a few things I’d love to find under the tree (Santa- are you reading?) I’ve put together a maritime-for-December ensemble that cators to the cold and the cute.



rush rush rush

a quick hello on this super hectic day.  i am sitting still for a minute to share this photo i came across of miss sienna looking terribly chic.

i'll be back tomorrow!


Caitlin McGauley TRAYS!

 i am SO enamored with everything Caitlin McGauley does.  the fact that she JUST launched (like yesterday!) a line of porcelain "trinket" trays- ACCENTED with 22k GOLD in 4 of her signature illustrations- has me over the moon.  the very BEST PART is that they are coming to HOLIDAY!  i've featured Caitlin on the blog many times- but for a refresher, have a read...

i was present when this next image was photographed and got to see and feel the trays in person.  i promise they are beautiful.  (& those are my rings in the tiny white dish!)

 i want them all!


each tray retails for $165, measures 8"x6" and comes in a chic, pink gift box. 

i will let you know the second they arrive!