All I want for Christmas…

Just in case any of you out there are wondering what to get me this Christmas…here is my 2016 list.

Sending you thanks in advance!


This glamping tent would be perfect for my back yard in San Francisco!


Did you know that Anna Karenina met her Vronsky at a train station and that Tolstoy died at one?  I think this next travel gift  would be perfect for this literature enthusiast.  This Golden Eagle train, decked out in decadent style reminiscent of pre-Revolution Russia, travels a similar rout on its Trans-Siberian Express Winter Wonderland itinerary.


Another thing on my list is a pound dog to keep Lily company.  I think I will name her Rose.

Dog wearing a princess crown

A girl like me can’t survive with out a few carbs in her diet.  What better way to russle them up  than with this Forno Toscano Margherita Outdoor Pizza Oven.


I’ve always been crazy about strong men, who get things done.  This strong man’s feet will pulverize nuts for me this holiday.


This time of year, I always like to conjure up images of summer at the beach. What better way to get there than in my own Neiman Marcus Island Care featuring Lily Pulitzer.  I’m not sure if the model in the picture comes with it.


Can’t you just picture this on Christmas day, parked in my driveway with a red bow on top.  It fits in perfectly with all my travel plans for 2017. gift


Actually, I don’t want anything on this list, except perhaps the Doctor Zhivago fantasy trip through Russia and the dog.  Eric I hope you’re reading this! In all seriousness, ALL I REALLY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, other than world peace of course, is having my three beautiful and amazing daughters home for Christmas!  And because I’ve been very nice this year, my wish has been GRANTED!  Thank you Santa!


Tag along as I share musings on everything from family to business, which will hopefully inspire you and stir the mind. I am happy that you are along for the journey. Here’s to Living Lively!


  • Lou Ann
    December 6, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I’ll join you on the train!

    So happy to hear your girls will all be home with you. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas!


    December 6, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    LUCKY YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
    I cannot think of a BETTER GIFT than your own children.I remember the first year my SON went back EAST for college.He did not come home for THANKS GIVING as the break was too short, etc……… THAT CHRISTMAS was THE BEST when he walked into the house after being away for 4 months.THE THRILL and JOY is BEYOND……………
    You must do a PHOTO with the girls………….by your tree………..and in the future YOU MUST CHECK OUT CARLA COULSON in PARIS!Tell her LA CONTESSA sent YOU!It will be ONE of THE BEST GIFTS you ever GIVE to YOURSELF!!!

  • Anonymous
    December 7, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Please join me! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas too!

  • Anonymous
    December 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    You right! Having your children home for the holidays is the Best Gift! I’m definitely going to check out Carla Coulson in Paris. I just adore the photo shoot she did of you! You should share it again! Merry Christmas!

  • Mallory
    December 13, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I can’t wait!!

  • Jennifer
    December 13, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks for you well wishes!