wishful thinking

some of my personal favorite holiday gift ideas.  these will go over well if the recipient is anything like me, or specifically–me.

coach poppy ostrich feather clutch, $398

kicking myself for not snatching this up when i had the chance (with a $100 off coupon no less!).  how was i supposed to know they’re limited edition??

 

marc by marc jacobs velvet sleeping mouse slippers, $195

these are so cute!  one of my favorite shoes and probably my favorite flats are the famous mbmj mouse flats…mine are spotted calf-hair.  these little guys are sleeping…cuties.

 

maria sharapova by cole haan air bacara ballet flat, $178

already on my wish list!

 

olympus pen e-p3, $900

this one’s been sitting in my wish list forever…some day, some day…

 

fuji instax 210, $92

i’m not picky, any instax will do for instant fun!

 

cambridge satchel for bloomingdale's, $155

cambridge satchels are hot, hot, hot…they’re everywhere now, and with imitators to boot!  this electric blue version is a bloomingdale’s exclusive.  i’ll be getting mine in yellow from my special someone this season.

 

j. crew darby glitter loafer, on sale: $175

because you can’t have too many sparkly shoes for the holidays and i’m obsessed with smoking slippers these days (they’re the new ballet flats!).  not only are the glitter ones on sale down from $215, j. crew’s also offering 30% off with code “JINGLE”.

 

christian louboutin coffee table book, $150

wow, sold out??  also been sitting in my wish list for a while…because the ladies love louboutin (at least this one does).

want

 

sketchtravel  is a unique international charity art project.  this red sketchbook was passed from one artist’s hand to another like an olympic torch in an artistic relay through 12 countries over 4 and half years.

well, i certainly can’t afford to bid on the original sketchbook (but i wish i could!).  thankfully they’re publishing it for some regular folks like me…too bad it’s only on amazon france.

ETA: well, the auction ended at $96,200!  gyea, too rich for my blood.  owls productions is making a documentary about the project; the site www.sketchtravel.tv already has some videos of the contributing artists.

giveaway | kaplan gmat 800 book

i posted that i’d do my first giveaway, so here it goes.  a couple years ago, a former colleague lent me a gmat prep book since he had already taken it and knew i was thinking of applying to business school.  i never actually even opened the book and i’m done with the gmat now so my friend told me to pass it on and share it with someone else since he has no use for it anymore.  i can’t attest to how good the material is and i’m afraid that since i never really looked at the book, i didn’t realize how old it was so i am sorry that the giveaway isn’t something more current.

up for grabs!

kaplan gmat 800: advanced prep for advanced students (2004-2005 edition)

so it is used and kind of old but i think it could still be helpful.  the reviews (for this edition and the current) are pretty favorable on amazon–it seems to be a good advanced set of practice problems for those targeting a high score.  i will cover the postage though (for us residents)!  it’s in very good condition though–no writing on the inside.  there are post-its on some pages that i’m keeping in because i figure they’re probably important things to learn/remember.

the rules:

  1. the first person to comment on this post with the answer to this question: “what are all the business schools i’ve gone to campus to visit so far?” wins.  hints: there are 5 and the answers can all be found in one older post.
  2. you must live in the us, or have it shipped to somewhere in the us, to play!

ok, go!

savage beauty extended to august 7th

the “alexander mcqueen: savage beauty” exhibit has been such a smash hit for the met that they’ve extended the end date from july 31st to august 7th.  and they’re also only opening the exhibit on mondays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, when the rest of the museum is closed (for those willing to fork out an extra $50).

on opening day, about 5,100 people visited the exhibit and the museum was forced to suspend guided tours due to the crowd volume.  this was the most trafficked opening day for any exhibit in the museum’s history since it opened in 2005.

even with the extension, i doubt i’ll ever be able to the exhibit since i was just in nyc and just missed the opening.  thankfully, my friends bought the book for me for my birthday (thanks again!  this book’s actually sold out on amazon right now!).  i can’t wait to read it…you know, once i’m done studying and taking the gmat…

i haven’t taken it out of the shrink wrap yet but it’s pretty cool because it has a holographic cover.

also, alexander mcqueen has begun pre-saling for their first cut (40% off) of spring 2011 collection.  i already asked about the scarf i so desperately want, but since it’s limited edition, it won’t be included.  they said it’s only selling while the exhibit’s up and then any excess inventory after would be shipped to the met. =(  i’m considering getting it anyways but it’s so expensive…