Thursday, December 25

My Favorite Things

Being that today is my favorite day of the year, I thought that I would share with you some of my favorite things. I have had so much fun learning about the favorites of those I admire and still have several to post before the end of 2008. I had not intended to post my own, but several of you have asked in emails and comments so I decided to play along.

I wish all of you the very best this holiday season!

My favorite gift to receive?
Books, books and more books! And a bottle of Pol Roger.

My favorite way to celebrate the holidays
At home with my family! We always attend a Christmas Eve service, come home to a decadent meal and open one gift. Christmas day is a low-key affair with a delicious meal late in the afternoon.

My favorite luxury in life?
Travel and a great massage! I suffer wanderlust often these days and long for my next trip, holiday or visit to the States. This comes from a girl who was once terrified of flying and honestly believed that I would never visit Europe due to my fears—now I live in Scotland!

My favorite current book?
I have a stack next to my bed and read several at once, often not finishing a book for months. As of today I can now add Michael S. Smith Houses; Regency Redux by Emily Evans Eerdmans; High Style by Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield to my bedside table.

My favorite holiday song?
My Favorite Things—both the John Coltrane and Tony Bennett version are brilliant.

My favorite party clothes
A Josephine Sasso dress with great jewelry!

My favorite cookie?
Peanut butter! (This is a difficult decision though since my wonderful husband bakes a wide range of cookies for the holidays.)

My favorite cites?
Paris, New York and Edinburgh

My favorite place to shop
Online and used bookstores.

My favorite daydream
The day that my name is in print and my book is on the shelf of a bookstore!

My favorite holiday movie to watch again and again?
Christmas Vacation


Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful, and I hope your daydream comes true. Merry Christmas!

Lovebird said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I love your blog and enjoyed reading more about you today! May 2009 be an even more enjoyable year for you!

Things That Inspire said...

Merry Christmas! Oh, how I wish the Michael Smith book was under the tree for me, but I did receive some lovely books including Saladino Style.

I look forward to many wonderful posts in 2009!

annechovie said...

Merry Christmas, Ronda! Love that photo of you and your dog! You look terrific.

MABELLE said...

Merry Christmas Ronda!

cotedetexas said...

What a perfect ending to a wonderful series! Hope your holiday was everything you wanted it to be!!!!

Happy and Healthy New Years!

Windlost said...

Nice to learn more about you Ronda! I relate to much of your list! I also got the Michael Smith "Houses" book and have almost read it cover-to-cover. I adore him. Merry Christmas! Terri in Canada

Karena said...

Hi Ronda, so fun to learn more about a new friend! Your series is wonderful. I love design/art books, however biographies, and autobiographies are right up there as well. It is so nice to get a glimpse into one's life you admire.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ronda!

I linked to your blog from my friend, the adorable Michelle Adams, and I'm SO glad I did!! Love your blog- especially the My Favorite Things series! ;)

Happy New Year!

columnist said...

Where in Scotland? I used to live in Edinburgh from 2000-2004, and went to school eons ago in nearby East Lothian.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you all so much for all of your kind comments!! Happy holidays to all of you!

ps - we are in Glasgow

Renée Finberg said...

i think you are knock out in that pic !!

happy new year !!