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Saturday, November 19, 2011

What I want for Christmas (the frivolous list!)

The trouble with having everything you ever dreamed of is this: When people ask me what I want for my birthday or for Christmas, I end up saying, "Nothing. I have all that I need." Or I say, "Just give gifts to my Vito. I'm okay." But of course I want stuff. Don't we all?! It's just that the stuff I want entail a lot of money so it's kinda embarrassing to tell people, "Well, actually, I'd love it if you gave me this-and-that!"

What's this-and-that? Well, limited edition books, fine pens, high-thread count bed sheets, monogrammed stationery... You know, stuff! Totally unnecessary, totally frivolous, totally wonderful! Here are a few specifics:


The green Mango dress. Because I look fab in it and everyone agreed! So obviously I should have that darling dress in my possession!

A wrist watch. Someone sent me a link to some Michael Kors watches and I was suddenly reminded that I used to be a watch girl. Yep, before I had a baby, I felt absolutely naked without a watch. Then Vito came along and watches and bracelets and bangles became part of my other life. I actually already have quite a number of lovely watches. But I want a new one. Maybe a Philip Stein one.

A weekend (or maybe the entire holidays!) away. Preferably at Tagaytay, ensconced in a log cabin with my hubby and little boy! It's just too hot in Manila. What is up with this strange weather?!

New shoes. I'm going to sell all my pre-preggy shoes on eBay. I don't think I'm the sky-high heels kinda girl anymore. So I want new ballet flats and will try something I have never ever worn before: kitten heels. Uh-oh. I think that, yep, I am finally a mommy!

A curling iron. After I read The Picky Dresser's easy tutorial on how she gets perfect hair every single day, I vowed that I should have that Vidal Sassoon Ceramic Instant Heat 32mm Iron!

O.P.I. nail polish. I have nice nails so I love a good mani-pedi to show them off. Here I'm wearing Glitzerland. This was the year that I became a nail polish snob, by the way. Used to be any drugstore brand was okay but ever since I discovered fabulous (and expensive) nail polish, there was just no going back for me. I always bring my own bottles of polish to the nail salon and I want more!

A pearl set. I want a single strand golden pearl necklace and a matching pair of earrings. Because I'm 35 years old and I should have something that classic and perfect in my jewelry box!

Diamonds. Aha! I think, since this is the priciest in the bunch, maybe I'll wait till after Christmas and ask it from Vince as my push present! A push present is what you get for pushing a baby out. The whole process is gory and dangerous and horrifying and glorious all at the same time so for carrying his baby for 9 months and pushing it out safely, hubby oughta reward your efforts! For Vito, Vince gave me my topaz ring. I've been mulling over what I want for Wiggle and have finally decided I want a diamond bracelet or a pair of diamond studs. (For more on push presents, head over to Topaz Mommy!)

I can think of more! Since I've been a very good girl this year, I do believe I deserve some lovely treats. But let's leave the list at that because, well, I do have everything I need and more! With my darling husband and baby boy, our wonderful home, our health, life is beyond fabulous. And I don't want to be too greedy. So... okay, I'll be happy with the nail polish!

What's on your dream gift list? Do share! Maybe I can add your wish to my list!

P.S. Still shopping for gifts? I highly recommend you read my Topaz Horizon Gift Guide!

10 comments:

  1. would you mind telling us your ebay seller name so we can check out those shoes??thanks

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  2. Push Present? Hmmm, good idea! I'll ask for it when my time comes. But I've got to get married first. =)

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  3. Can someone have a push present for delivering via c-section? :-)

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  4. lovin' the nail polish! that's a really nice colour on you. do you also do nail art?

    there are only 2 items on my wish list: the dvd of the 25th anniversary production of the phantom of the opera and a trip to the beach (this one has been screaming to be fulfilled this year hahaha)

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  5. hello! Ms. Frances, I do have also my "yearly Christmas Wish", hahaha! but last Saturday night,1 is off my list because my husband is kind enough to give it to me. an iPad2. hehehe! siguro 1 or 2 more na lang, 1 pair of FitFlops and money for shopping spree. hehehehe!

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  6. Is the push present your personal idea? You always have something out of the ordinary in mind! :)

    PS: I love your Nov 2011 Power Couples issue! I finished it in one sitting!

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  7. I want a birthing ring/push present after giving birth this coming February. :) I'm interested with your pre-preggy shoes, care to share your ebay seller name?

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  8. This one I really like! http://pinterest.com/pin/59320920061350192/ Gusto ko palagay both peridot and topaz, birth stones namin ni BF. I was making parinig na nga kanina sa kanya but knowing how kunat he is! I might just buy it for meself! :)

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  9. happy holidays, frances!

    like the rest of them, i so love that green dress on you. :-) hope you do buy it for yourself!

    hmmm...

    here are the top three things on my wish list:

    1. trip to barcelona and london
    2. a new set of luggage
    3. a DSLR camera

    hope the universe is listening. :-)

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  10. hahaha!
    well,at least Vince would be having an easy time with his gift-buying
    LOL!

    but i agree, you look dee-vine in that green dress!
    i think i look horrible in greens..come to think of it i don't think i own any green things on my wardrobe...
    not that i have a lot,mind you!

    the only green things i own are my nail polishes!
    hahaha!

    & don't get me started on polishes...im a certified polish addict, though i try not to show it on my blog...hahaha!

    i also bring my own bottle of polish when i go to salons!
    i remember when i brought chinaglaze gr8 at a salon, the people bombarded me with lots of questions where i bought it. i became a star in an instant..LOL!

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