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Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!!

24 Dec

 

Can your snowman do a merry handstand!

Can your snowman do a merry handstand!

 

It’s Christmas Eve and Hanukkah starts this evening!

I’ve poured a glass of egg nog with a touch of Amaretto and a slice of cheesecake!  Playing my Holiday CDs, the 1989 movie ‘Prancer’ is playing (Sam Elliot, Abe Vigoda and Rebecca Harrell) and I’ve been using entirely too much tissue paper while wrapping – for I just ran out!

Manolo my pooch, he is happy that I’d gave him his long awaiting Christmas gift early …..a bone marrow bone!   Later on dinner with friends for more laughing, piano playing and lots of calls to make!

This is the time to share and spend time with love ones!  It is also is the time to be thankful and wish the utmost best to others who may not be so fortunate, that they may find peace during this Holiday and the days ahead!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday!  Enjoy!

Letia  🙂

Photo by thefunny.blog.org

Kids… It’s The Start of the Holidays! We are visiting……

25 Nov

It’s that time of the year again!  Time to visit, have dinner, share gifts and catching up!   This is when YOUR children are told to be on their best behavior!  This is where you try to get out of your mind; that you know your kids are absolutely crazy and how dare you let them out of their world; into the crazy world of having Thanksgiving dinner with other people!  The ones that don’t live with you, but they have asked throughout the year – “How’s things going?”

The truth is it’s chaotic!  Your busy with the day to day stuff; that you can’t do everything – even though you think you are Super Mom or Super Dad!  So the Thanksgiving Holiday is finally here and you now have keep your  word on the dish you said you’ll bring and start prepping…your children!   “Guys lets set some guidelines for dinner!”

“Be respectful, say PLEASE and say that little thing like Thank You…..a lot! And no fighting!!!”  You are hoping by the time you reach your destination, that your military tactic of running the guidelines will some how stick!  Only to remind yourself that these are little people and it’s probably going to be a bust within 20 minutes of your arrival; maybe 10 minutes!

Then you also decide perhaps to give yourself a mental pep talk! Yes, you will be saying “Sorry” more than often that not, demand time outs throughout the entire day and hope your little prayers are answered for that favorite inappropriate word that you giggle about at home………… isn’t said! 🙂

Nevertheless, you are going to have a good time and it’s about family, friends, family and all the food you like!  For those next visits…….I have a little help for you!Delia Ephron, Author

You remember the book “The Sisters of Travelling Pants”, written by the beautiful Delia Ephron?

Well here’s another great book she has written called “Do I Have to Say Hello?  Aunt Delia’s Manners Quiz for Kids and Their Grown Ups”  

It has a quiz for you and your children, just to see what things to brush up on when venturing out amongst the world!

This delightful book shares her encounters with her nephew shown with funny illustration depictions by the famous Edward Koren; cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine.

The book doves into many scenarios; such as bubble gum, a bathroom wait, the playground and how to handle that horrible thing on a dinner plate!

The book is so much fun and can be easily shared with children.  It’s doesn’t feel like a lesson; giving you a resource to have some really good results! You may find this may also be good for some grownups as well <you probably are thinking of a few people, right now!>.

Well I have to head back to the kitchen! Wishing everyone the best during the holidays!  Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy!!!!

Table Manners Copyrighted Material (c)

Table Manners Copyrighted Material (c)

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Letia 🙂

 

 

 

 

Delia Ephron the daughter of screenwriters Phoebe and Henry Ephron. Her movies include You’ve Got Mail (starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan), The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. She has written novels for adults (Hanging Up and the recent The Lion Is In) and teenagers (Frannie in Pieces and The Girl with the Mermaid Hair), books of humor, (How to Eat Like a Child), and essays. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, Vogue and More, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post. In 2011 Ephron won an Athena Film Festival award for creativity and panache as a screenwriter.

Edward Koren has lifetime freelance relationship between Koren and The New Yorker. The magazine has published thousands of his cartoons and illustrations, including dozens of full-color drawings published on the magazine’s cover. He has also contributed to many other publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, GQ, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Fortune, Vanity Fair, The Nation and The Boston Globe.

All illustrations copyrighted Material  / Copyright © 2015 Delia Ephron. All rights reserved.  Incredibles Dinner scene All rights belong to Pixar and Disney.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!!

22 Dec

What a wonderful time of the year!

It’s that time of the year we take stock and show appreciation to those who are important to us!

So it’s with these thoughts in mind….to all my readers, I wish you a joyful Holiday season!   Enjoy!!!!

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North Pole Mini Cupcakes
Every kid dreams of visiting the North Pole for the holidays, so turn sprinkled mini cupcakes into a snowy wonderland with a striped straw through the side and a simple “North Pole” tag. By Ashley Rose, Sugar & Cloth, photography by Jared Smith Photography .  See other ideas at Food Network

Letia  🙂

Happy Holidays!

21 Dec

Holiday Travels

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la, la la la la
‘Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la, la la la la…..

Hoping you and your love ones enjoy the Holidays and the New Year ahead!

Be safe to and from in your travels!

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Letia  🙂

Photo courtesy of  Pottery Barn

Norman Jean Roy! He’s all Around Town!

12 Dec

Have you ever wonder why ad photos look so wonderful?  It takes a talented photographer to pull you in, sell you and then surprise you with their talent!  I love photographers and just wanted to give you a heads up, when looking through magazines or at billboards…that the some of the amazing work behind it all belongs to Norman Jean Roy!

Especially during the Holiday season, you will see his work and many companies know him, seek him out… he’s ranked as one the top industry photographers!    Take Banana Republic’s Holiday advertisements, that’s his work!  And there are many others!  You can have the beautiful clothes, gorgeous models and a great makeup team; but it takes a talented photographer to capture it all; conveying the message!   Norman Jean Roy does just that and does it well!

Norman Jean Roy , a native born of Montreal can give you a photo to grab you (it only takes 5 to 6 seconds to get your attention for a photo)! In my point of view, if you study his photos, there is always the emphasis of the subject’s eyes.  Though numerous  shots may be taken, the one that he selects always shows captivating eyes!  He also has a wonderful life story on becoming a photographer; it will inspire you.  Please read his bio steps in Vogue®, by clicking this –> NORMANJEANROY.

Here are some more exciting photos!  Next time, when looking at photos; whether it’s on billboards, magazines or catalogs; take a moment to look at the credits to see all collaborators which made it happen!  I’ll bet you now will recognize this photographer’s name Norman Jean Roy!  “That’s him! 🙂

Now, let’s just say or I can imagine if it was asked of me what photographer’s work do I admire?  I would say Norman Jean Roy!!!!! He’s would be my 1st choice of course; I would love him to be thee one photographer to take my photos! He’s as talented as they come!  🙂

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Louis Vuitton

George Clooney, Obession

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I hope I’ve nudged you to really look at the photos that you come across! Have fun looking!

Now, I am off to go shopping, the days are narrowing down…before you know it… the Christmas Holiday is here!

Letia 🙂

Photos by Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair, Vogue and Banana Republic publications.   His studio is located in New York City: 601 West 26th Street, Suite 310 New York, NY 10001.  T+212/206/9066 F+212/206/9987.  For all studio inquiries, contact studio@njrstudio.com  


 

Happy Thanksgiving, Enjoy!

26 Nov

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Here in the United States, we are getting ready to celebrate a big traditional holiday called Thanksgiving!

Although the day has many special meanings, the one thing that is in common is to spend time with family and friends.

Whether you are eating the food that you love most, giving time to the not so fortunate, sending e-cards to our servicemen or perhaps enjoying sports, like a football game – it’s just wonderful to take the time off to be thankful and enjoy!

I too am very thankful and extending you my best wishes for a healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Letia 🙂

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!!

23 Dec

Happy Holidays

I am about to get ready to place all the Holiday CDs on play < yes I have a Ipod>!  Pour a glass of egg nog with a touch of Amaretto and complement it with some butter cookies.  I am going to get to work on wrapping gifts; sorted out ever so carefully for my family and friends!   And then the Christmas cards!  <late as usual>!

For me…it’s the time to share and spend time with love ones!  It is also is the time to be thankful and wish the utmost best to others who may not be so fortunate, that they may find peace during this Holiday and the days ahead!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday!  Enjoy!

Letia  🙂

Photo by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®

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