Pricey Gifts I Would Like

I have no idea what’s going on, but lately I’ve been having to curtail an urge to shop — a lot. This of course is no good considering I have rather expensive taste in everything except wine and champagne. Yes, I love cheap champagne. My birthday is next month, and I thought I’d put together a list of pricey items I would like to receive as gifts.

The Diana Vreeland Memos for around $400 I’d like to have this item, and hope to God that Milkshake doesn’t chew on it.

Rene Caovilla shoes. Because, um, HELLO, look at them!

Dior Cherie, actually this isn’t too pricey, unless you wanna get me a huge bottle of it.

A leopard print coat, like this nice little thing from Top Shop. Because the fact I haven’t ever owned a leopard print coat is quite amazing — if you really know me, you are aware how true that is — and a tragedy, really.

Simone France skincare products. Because I hate everything I’ve ever tried, and frankly, if she was the skin specialist Christy Turlington used, well, that’s enough said right there isn’t it?

I was discussing with a friend how I don’t own any real jewelry except for my wedding ring. That’s just wrong.  I think the fact I’m about to be 32 means I should have at least one other piece that is real. So how about a Christian Dior skull ring?

The out-of-print book on La Belle Otero. Well, it costs much less than the Vreeland memos doesn’t it? She had published her memoirs but I have yet to come across that anywhere. UPDATE: This gift has already been bestowed onto me by bestest pal Shannon!

A piece by Cincinnati based artist Rondle West. I have no idea how much these are, but I’d still love to have one. All his pieces are candy colored plastic glory.

All I ever wanted was a fancy chandelier

The debate has been going for some time as to if husband and I should just go ahead and buy a townhouse or not. After our plumbing fiasco over the weekend, I was very glad I had a building manager next door, let alone I didn’t have to pay for all the hours spent replacing various causes to my apartment nearly becoming flooded. This is the longest I’ve been in one apartment in my life; I rather like it (despite hating my neighbors) and have been told over and over what a great place it is indeed.

There’s really only one reason I want to own a place– besides having a basement bar of course — I want to do some radical decorating! Granted I probably could wallpaper and replaces fixtures and so forth in my current place, it is just the prospect of having to tear it all down again that is annoying. I also have extremely expensive taste. Anything from a group of dresses to a group of couches in front of me — I always pick the most expensive one without even trying. Good design always costs money it seems. Damn me with my lousy bank account and fabulous taste!

Among the things I would like to go crazy on, these fabulous plastic coated pieces here brought to you by

along with any number of wallpapers from

I would also probably do something totally out there, like having mounted unicorn heads in my bedroom like this hotel in Buenos Aires…

And while I’m on the subject, one of my favorite artists, Miriam Wosk, has pictures of her amazing studio on her website. The website as a whole I’m not to crazy about — in color choices or navigation — but take a look and you may get jealous too!