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!


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

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

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

  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)

  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!

  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!

  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?

  8. This one I really like! 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! :)

  9. happy holidays, frances!

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


    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. :-)

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

    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!

    & don't get me started on 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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