La Vita Bella

24 December 2008

And A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Mr. E.F. Duncan, Owner Duncan's Toy Chest: You see that tree there? Well to show our appreciation for youtr generosity, I'm gonna let you select an object from that tree that you can take home with you.

Kevin McCallister: For free?

Mr. E.F. Duncan, Owner Duncan's Toy Chest: Oh yes. May I make a suggestion? Take the Turtle Doves.

Kevin McCallister: I can have two?

Mr. E.F. Duncan, Owner Duncan's Toy Chest: Well, two Turtle Doves. I'll tell you what you do: you keep one, and you give the other one to a very special person. You see, Turtle Doves are a symbol of friendship and love. And as long as each of you has your Turtle Dove, you'll be friends forever.

Kevin McCallister: Wow. I never knew that. I thought they were just part of a song.

Mr. E.F. Duncan, Owner Duncan's Toy Chest: They are. And for that very special reason.

Merry Christmas everyone!


20 December 2008

Bella Cosetti: Uno

So, I've been inspired by some of my blogging friends who do weekend roundup entries listing some of their favorite moments of the week, or just pretty things they may have discovered. In other words, it's a chance for me to list all of my favorite "Pretty Little Things" (as the blog title reads in Italian) once a week. Multo Bene!!!

1) Little sister bonding time.

2) Best friends.

3) Christmas lights.

4) McFly on American Television.

5) Carrie's BEAUTIFUL blog: WishWishWish.

6) My hometown at Christmastime.

7) Bunny Keyrings. <3

8) A site to feed my scarf addiction.

9) PicNik.**

10) Random roadside photoshoots.

11) Sunsets.

Christmastime is wonderful, but along with all the good and magical faeries and elves the make the toys and light up the chilly winter nights, there are also some nasty little creatures who steal your time when you aren't looking. It does seem that I quite meant to post this blog entry yesterday, and yet, here I am posting almost two days later. I blame it on the elves.

And a very Merry Christmas Adam to you all. (You know, the day before Christmas Eve...) I know, I don't even deserve to have that remark acknowledged.

**Courtesy of Tori over at Love is the Movement.

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13 December 2008


Today I...

...made pancakes

...helped my little sister get all dolled up for her seventeenth birthday party.

...waited for some packages.

...channeled Audrey Hepburn.

...had a photoshoot.

...cuddled with Fletcher.

...cleaned my room.

...and met my new penpal, Yasemin via Brown Paper Packages.

What a Lovely Day!!!

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12 December 2008


In honor of the coming holiday I've decided to make a wish list. A list of pretty little things that I cannot help but love. Christmas inspiration, anyone?

1) This adorable necklace will have you saying Привет in no time.

2) Because XoXo is the only acceptable way to sign a letter.
3)Acceptable for more than just finishing off those last minute wrapping jobs.

4) Saving procrastinators everywhere. Thank you Kate Spade!
5) Hello, my name is Mariah, and I have an addiction.
6) All Hail the Queen!!!

7) A collection of photographs from the very talented Rosie Hardy.

8) Floral tights, yes PLEASE!
9) Medieval chicas sure knew how to rock it.
10) Doesn't everyone deserve a Guilty Pleasure?
11) Simple and gorgeous.
12) Vintage looking pictures are rather fabulous, don't you think?

So, now that I have completed what must be the most random wish list ever, I shall leave y'all with a thought...

Rains Drops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens,
Bright Copper Kettles and Warm Woolen Mittens
Brown Paper Packages tied up with String.
These are a few of my FAVORITE THINGS.

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10 December 2008

I'm A Drifter and I know It Doesn't Do Me Any Good

It's that time of year again, finals coming to a close... The sounds of banging and swearing as your neighbors who live too close for comfort try to pack all their necessities for a journey home. As usual, I feel the need to stuff the entire contents of my tiny studio apartment into my car; I swear you'd think I was moving back home for good, with all the stuff I'm taking.

Shoes- Check
Clothes- Check
Movies- Check
Books- Check
Toiletries- Check
Purses- Check
Gloves and Scarves- Check
Hats- Check
Jewelry- Check

The refrigerator, if you can call it that, has been cleaned and its contents unceremoniously dumped into the rubbish-- waiting for me to make the trek to the dumpster.

So, I hope I haven't forgotten anything, like I usually do. The laundry is in a basket waiting to be done, and that is what I usually end up coming back for. No return trips for me.

Goodbye, first semester of senior year. It's been real and it's been fun. Okay, well that might be a lie, but for the most part...

It's time to go home and be reunited with my friends and family. Time to put on the cape and become a pharmician once again. Time to bake lots and lots of cookies. Time to frantically go last-minute Christmas shopping. Time to forget all the German I learned this past semester, so that I can freak out at said forgetfulness the beginning of next semester. Time to say goodbye, for now.

Goodbye Statesboro!

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07 December 2008

Hearts Bend, When they Can't Break...

SO, I've recently been inspired by all the lovely fashion blogs I've been reading. Paris, London, New York.
All these lovely ladies manage to look super-cute all the time and take fabulous pictures of their outfits every day.
Too bad I'm a poor college student, although, I don't suppose that's any excuse.

I'm going to try and look cute more often. Because life is too short not to. Ha! Words of inspiration.

I suppose that means it's time to break out the tripod.

AND, speaking of photos, the lovely Tori Ivey and I have a new venture that we are soon starting. So, stay tuned.

And here's some lovely linkage to feed your obsession with cool international fashion blogs. If you have one, that is. If you don't have an obsession, you should start one...
Le Blog de Betty
The Cherry Blossom Girl
The Unicorn Diaries
This is Glamorous


This weekend was the Southern Scholars Showcase here at Georgia Southern, and I was lucky enough to have been chosen as part of the interview committee for the International Studies Worrell Scholarship. What an honor! Especially since I was chosen out of all the International Studies majors.

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02 December 2008


Yellow is amazing.
Saffron Rice.
Paddington Bear Coats.
Vintage Footstools.