After Christmas Sales

Monday, December 28, 2015
The Monday after Christmas may be called "Moody Monday" in the UK, but I find it hard to be moody when there are so many great post-Christmas sales out there. It's the perfect time to cash in those Christmas gift cards or get the stuff you really wanted this Christmas. Here are a few of my favorites from the Nordstrom after Christmas sale, where many items are up to 50% off.

Givenchy statement necklace; Proenza jersey dress; Collarless fringe jacket; Cashmere sweater; Blanket scarf; Sandal; NYDJ bootcut jeans; UGG cable cardigan; 5 pocket pants; Corduroy jeans

What are you shopping for during the post-Christmas sales? Let me know in the comments below.

What's Making Me Laugh: ":DRYVRS Ep. 1 featuring MacCaullay Culkin

Sunday, December 20, 2015
Are you one of those people who watch the movie Home Alone every holiday season to get into the festive season? Have you ever wondered how Kevin McCallister turned out after being terrorized (and defeating) the "Wet Bandits" as a child? Well, MacCaullay Culkin ambiguously reprised his performance from Home Alone in the first episode of a series called :DRYVRS (which is a play on the peer-to-peer car service called UBER) and it's seriously disturbing...but in a funny way.


What I'm Listening To: Bill Murray and George Clooney "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'"

Saturday, December 19, 2015

If you've read my blog for awhile, you might have noticed that I like to watch a bit of festive programming during the holiday season. I recently watched the Bill Murray Christmas special on Netflix, A Very Murray Christmas, which was filled with celebrity cameos like Rashida Jones, Jason Schwarzman and Miley Cyrus, and I thought I'd share my favorite song from the show: "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'" performed by Bill Murray and George Clooney.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays! 


What's Making Me Laugh: Caga Tio and the Caganers

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Hello Friends! Are you looking for a new holiday tradition? During a recent visit to Barcelona, I learned that locals don't celebrate the holiday with Santa Clause or Father Christmas. Instead, they celebrate with Caga Tio (a.k.a. Caga Tio de Nadal) or "Uncle Poop". Caga Tio makes his appearance on Dec. 8 during the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and children under 12 feed him and keep him warm by covering him with a blanket in the days leading up to Christmas. On Dec. 24th children sing a song to Caga Tio threatening to hit him if he doesn't poop out any treats, then they beat the log with a stick and go up to their rooms to pray while Caga Tio (with parent assistance) poops out their presents under the blankets. Check out this video featureing Anthony Bourdain and Nora Jones to observe:

Also, it is popular in Catalonia to add a Caganer or defecating peasant who wears a red cap to family nativity scenes for added giggles. You'll also find many shops around the Barcelona Christmas Markets selling celebrity figures as Caganers.

The more you know! Enjoy!


What I'm Listening To: Loose Tapestries- "Can't Wait for Christmas"

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Season's Greetings! The holiday season is upon us, and this year comedian Noel Fielding has teamed up with Kasabian to form the group Loose Tapestries and they've penned the ultimate Christmas song. Check out Loose Tapestries- "Can't Wait for Christmas" song below:

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