Monday, April 11, 2011


My sweet blogger friend Natalie tagged me last week. I have to list 5 things that I cannot live without. I am going to skip the deep and sentimental things like my family and friends and just go with my shallow and superficial list.

But first, you must check out Natalie's blog. She is super stylish, a fabulous cook, has an amazing house, and has the cutest hubby and son ever. She is a Southern girl from South Carolina, there must be something in the water down there, every fabulous blog I read I swear the girl is from South Carolina.

Here we go....

1. luxurious skin cream.
I have always heard that Creme De La Mer is the best of the best when it comes to moisturizers. Nothing comes close to hydrating your skin like La Mer, it is a "legendary cream with a cult following", of course you do have to pay a high price for all this fabulousness. Well, I have officially joined the cult. I was out with a friend last week and noticed that she had the most flawless, young looking skin I have ever seen, no fine line, no redness, just smooth perfection. She had 2 words for me.....La Mer. Of course, given my obsessive personality, as soon as I got home I was on Nordstrom's website with the moisturizing cream in my basket.

I don't know what took me so long to jump on the band wagon, but I am hooked!!
2. An official start and finish to my day.
I like to start each day with a cup of this....
and end with a glass of this!

3. Good Eats.
I love going out to dinner. My hubby and I go out to eat almost every weekend. Sometimes just the two of us, sometimes with other couples, and sometimes with the kids. There are many great restaurants in STL, some have been around for years and some have just opened. I love sitting down at a restaurant with a good bottle of wine just knowing that I am going to have an incredible dinner.I have been obsessing about one of my favorites lately because they make the most amazing Oven Roasted Artichoke with Brie and Mustard Sauce. I have dreams about this artichoke.

4. Beautiful Spaces.
Now that we are in our "forever" home I feel I can decorate how I want, when I want, without the looming question in the back of my mind, "should I really do this to my house if we are moving soon?" Knowing that I am not moving again, I can justify spending more on things I want for our home. I am here to stay and I want to be surrounded by beautiful things, it makes me happy!

5. Beautiful Clothes.
I can honestly say that I take pride in what I wear. I have always loved clothes, shoes and accessories but now that I am older and wiser I really think about what I like, what looks good on me, what I can pull off, and what is stylish....

These are the 5 things that I cannot live without or I am obsessing about this week!

Now I tag
My new friend Mrs Fabulous from Fabulous in the STL
The always beautiful and incredibly fabulous Brunch at Saks. I can't wait to hear what these girls choose.

Happy Monday


  1. Hi! First, don't know if I've officially thanked you for my following my new baby blog...thanks! Second, wanted to let you know that my insanely fashionable BFF is the fashion editor at the Ladue News. So check out her articles and be inspired! (Then run out and buy everything she suggests!) Sarah @ ApparentlyObsessed

  2. Great choices!!! I love all of those too, except for the wine (can't have any until after July) But I cant wait until I can have my first glass!!

  3. We love a lot of the same things.

    I've contemplated "Cream De La Mer," but can't seem to stop using what my derm. recommended. I might have to give it a try. I've heard such incredible things about the product. Nice to know you love it, too! :)

    Happy Monday!

  4. Jill I swear we were sisters in another life! Excellent list! I totally agree. I love LaMer Creme(when I can actually afford it)! My aunt used to work for them so I still have samples and stuff she gave me, its fabulous. Love coffee, good food, and most importantly wine and fashion!! Thank you for the sweet words about my blog too! xoxo

  5. Coffee in the morning, wine at night, going out for a fabulous meal and clothes. Did you copy my list? hee.

    I bought some Le Mer sheer foundation/sunscreen for last summer. I LOVED it. You should try that too!! I still haven't forked over the cash for the Cream. I might wait until I turn 50. :-)

  6. I love your list! I could never live without coffee in the morning!

  7. I LOVE good food!!! I'm interested in the la mer products! So funny you were just at cat's meow! We love it there! I was in there both on friday and saturday!!!

  8. Hey girl! Great post and thanks for the tag! That will give me something to post about tomorrow! HA!
    I'd love to hear what your favorite STL restaurants are and if they are on my list too. We're always looking for new places to try.

    Have a great week!

  9. Dying to try Le Mer; I think you just gave me the final push! :)

  10. Love your list! You are so darn classy, my friend. :-)

  11. So fun to learn more about you. I will have to check out Le Mer... after all, who doesn't need a little help? That artichoke recipe sounds amazing... I will have to try it! xo

  12. Le Mer is the absolute best product out there! I unfortunately have not been able to shell out the cash for it, but at my job we get samples every so often... so I do know its incredible!