Thursday, December 18

My Favorite Things: Elaine Turner

Back in November I did a post on the super fashionable and talented handbag designer Elaine Turner. On my last trip to Texas we had the chance to catch up over dinner and drinks. Elaine is one of those people who exudes style and is super fun to be around. So of course I just had to know a few of her favorite things!

Not only do I adore Elaine, but her handbags are equally wonderful! And, in the spirit of the holiday season, Elaine Turner is offering 20% off ALL handbags for All the Best readers!

Some of my very favorite bags include: the Leah Emerald Glazed Embossed Lizard Leather Clutch; the Darby Coral Genuine Python Clutch; and the Sadie Steel Metallic Embossed Lizard with Bamboo Handle. Happy shopping and if you do get a new bag, be sure to let me know your thoughts!

My favorite gift to give this year
For me, I am not sure it’s about giving a specific gift this year... I think my gift will be hosting a gathering with my closest friends and family. I think it is about appreciating each other and being grateful for what we have—I’m not sure we need anymore.

My favorite gift to receive?
Something personal and thoughtful. My very best friend just complied a custom CD for me with all of my favorite country songs (I am from Texas so it's a must that you have your country on during the holidays!). She couldn't wait until Christmas to give it to me, so I have been listening to it every morning on my way to work and it puts a smile on my face knowing she made it just for me!

My favorite luxury in life?
FREE TIME with family and friends. My closest girlfriends and I have a spa day at this time every year- now that’s true luxury!

My favorite current book?
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch—it's a quick read but extremely powerful and poignant. It immediately puts it all into perspective.

My favorite party clothes?
I love classic black with a pop of fuchsia during the holidays. A classic feminine black trench coat with dupioni cigarette pants, fuchsia satin ballet flats and of course STATEMENT jewels…hmmmm love that!!

My favorite city?
Home—here in Houston—especially during the holiday! Even though it's a mild 70 degrees on Christmas day most years, there is no other place I would rather be than home with my family for Christmas. We get creative down here! We create a winter wonderland experience inside—just crank the A/C up and you would be amazed at how cozy it can feel! ha!

My favorite holiday song
"The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole

My favorite movie to watch again and again?
It's A Wonderful Life…to this day my MOST favorite movie ever!

Note: promocode is 'allthebest' for 20% off everything through December 24th, 2008.


Anonymous said...

that leah clutch in emerald green is fantastic, and so is the price. thank you!!!

pve design said...

She has been added to my "doyenne" list of great, classy ladies.

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thank you!

ALL THE BEST said...

Mine too Patricia!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bags and that top photo is great. What is the wall treatment, do you know?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the discount code to Elaine Turner. I live in Houston yet I was not familiar with her store. I ordered a checkbook wallet and a travel wallet as gifts but kept the checkbook wallet for myself!

I recently found your blog and it is now one of my "favorites."

Thanks again and Happy New Year.