[my little elf in his new June & January jammies]
One of my favorite traditions this time of year is taking in The Nutcracker at Hoyt Sherman. Ballet Des Moines puts on a great show, mostly because they cast my nieces each year! I always like to bring them a little something to enjoy after their performance and try to keep it on pointe (see what I did there?!) Here is what is on my short list for this year’s gifts: a story orchestra book, Hearth & Hand’s simplistic version, a tasty treat, party poppers and a unique ornament.
While we were in Beijing, I managed to find some time to pop into a Uniqlo to do some light shopping. I find a major score in this velour top that I think will be perfect for the holidays when paired with pants or a skirts.
Ever since getting back stateside I can’t stop thinking about the food we experienced in China, especially the xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung. The carefully crafted morsels of deliciousness are the things dreams are made of. What are the odds that my foodie husband can recreate these for me at home?!
COMING SOON…This year’s round of gift guides: ladies, gents, little ones, home, pet (NEW), mama (NEW), top 10 under $20 and stocking stuffers. I look forward to pulling these together every year and can’t wait to share my faves with you!