Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Break

Are you ready for the holidays? December went by so fast this year, I feel like I just opened the first door on my advent calendar, and now there's only one left. But this makes me even more excited for Christmas, because at my house Christmas feels like a pause button for life. Which means watching Christmas movies, wearing PJs all day, and eating nothing but appetizers - cause who wants to spend hours in the kitchen when you can have smoked salmon and crackers? Not this girl.  

And Christmas wouldn't be complete without my favorite snack: Candy cane pretzels.
Spread some pretzels on a baking sheet, place a piece of chocolate on each one. Put them into the oven until the chocolate starts to melt, and sprinkle crushed candy canes on them. So easy, and so good.

And after reading this amazing post about Holiday Traditions (yay for fellow appetizer lovers!) on Cupcakes and Cashmere, I'd love to hear about yours! 

With that, I wish you happy holidays, and hope that you also have a few days to relax!

See you in 2015!

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Monday, December 22, 2014

Another one...

A few days ago I blogged about my favorite Holiday ads,  unfortunately apple's "The Song" ad wasn't out yet, or it would have been number 1.  I love how it isn't as over the top as many other holiday ads.  It's just nice, and really shows how the simplest things are often the greatest presents. 

…and parts of it were filmed at Third Man Records, aka Disney World for music nerds, aka me.

There's even a behind the scenes, which includes a closer look at the Record Booth.  

…visiting Third Man Records is so high up on my bucket list.
(You, hear that Santa?)

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Silent Night?

Just like  any real 90s kid I've always loved  R.L. Stine. I've read everything from Goosebumps, to his adult novels, downloaded the new Fear Street novel (it is SO good!) the day it came out, and already preordered the next one.  

Yet, I've somehow managed to completely miss his Fear Street Super Chiller Christmas trilogy
"Silent Night"…at least until now:

Part 1, 2, and 3

To me, the books about mean girl Reva Dalby, and her not so pleasant Christmas surprises (psychos, kidnappers, stalkers) are the perfect holiday escape (nothing's more relaxing than reading about psychopaths, am I right?). And then there's the nostalgia factor (all the white mohair turtlenecks), which is always nice around the holidays.  

Also, these books would make pretty awesome stocking stuffers for the R.L. Stine fan in your life.(Seriously,  there is nothing better than finding childhood favorites in your stocking. Nothing!)

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Snow Purse

We interrupt the regular program to bring you the cutest  Christmas purse ever! (Ok, this is also the only Christmas purse I have seen, but it is pretty darn cute) 

New Look Bag

This little snowman also makes a really cute giftbag for smaller presents, like this little mince pie lipbalm:

Mince Pie Lipbalm

So Christmassy.

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Touch of Monochrome

I could never get into the monochrome trend. I love it on other people, but it just wasn't for me...
at least not until I randomly bought a houndstooth scarf last week. And I don't know what changed, but I've been wearing it every day, and can't wait to stock up on more monochrome:

So many options!

I especially love how they look with blue coats. (Biker boots, black skinny jeans, a blue coat, and my new scarf are pretty much my uniform right now).

What's your favorite way to wear monochrome?

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Don't change the channel...

Christmas is the only time of the year, when I'm actually excited about commercial breaks. 

Here are some of my favorites:

Kate Spade:

I adore this, It's festive, hilarious, has a cute pup, and there's a cameo by Iris Apfel... It doesn't get much better than that.


I know that a lot of people are criticizing this commercial for it's message, but come on,  it's just some good old tongue-in-cheek humor and definitely not meant to be taken seriously. (Although I'd prefer a Mulberry bag over a unicorn any day…)

John Lewis:

I usually don't go for the overly sentimental ones (or the obvious choices)... But penguin!
Enough said. 

What are your favorite Christmas commercials of 2014?

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pretty (Ugly) Chritmas Sweaters

I love a good ugly Christmas sweater, but sometimes it's also nice to have something with a little more sparkle, like these amazing amazing options from H&M:

Check out more designs here (How cool is the one with the vintage flacon?) 

And H&M is also killing in in the present department, just check out this adorable phone case with matching tech gloves:


Santa would approve!

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


The best thing about December? Christmas Songs! Duh!

Last night I tried to put together a Christmas playlist, but I quickly gave up. I just couldn't narrow it down to the usual 10 or 12 songs. And since I don't have the time to post a new playlist every week, I decided to try something new and call it a "project" – which is just a nice way of saying  it's a mess.  

…but I kind of like it this way, and I will add to this mess all the way up to Christmas (I'm always on the hunt for new festive songs).  So check in once or twice a week, or simply press the follow button.

See you on Spotify!

Peace, Love, and Lobsters