love + wishes + thanks: la petite coquin

“a friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”


cutting the proverbial ribbon for this week’s “love + wishes + thanks” guest blog series is my dear friend, lena, marvelous blog author of the dreamy la petite coquin.
my friendship with lena, like many of my other fantastic blog friends, began with a few comments here on silver lining. these sweet notes turned into happy discoveries – we both call this charming city by the bay our home, have a penchant for magical photography, sassy cocktails, musicΒ  and all that glitters. and now, i am so happy to call her my friend.
oh, and did i mention that lena is an amazing singer & musician?
so without further ado…here she is to share with you the things that warm her heart this season…my brilliant and sparkly friend, lena.

{source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}


to wear my silver fox fur trapper on those magical winter days.

to sip constant comment tea to keep myself warm.

the smell of firewood and snow, the twinkle of christmas lights and brushing a cold nose against my sweetheart’s warm cheek.

{source: 1, 2, 3, 4}


on the top of my wish list:
cashmere sweaters, cozy, thick-knit socks and a little bit of sparkle!

what i am wishing for others:
love, happiness and time to enjoy it.

{source: 1, 2, 3}


my thanksgiving adventure:
our little san francisco home will be filled with the smells of roast turkey and bourbon pecan pie, and john, my sweetheart, and i are excited not to worry about anyone’s schedule but our own on thursday! it’s john’s dream to nap whenever he wants to!

and what i am oh-so-thankful for:
music, my sweetheart, the most supportive family i could ask for and the opportunity to see them all this holiday season!

and what about you? what are the little and big things that make you smile this season?Β 
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friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. πŸ™‚

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  1. Thanks for mentioning Constant Comment tea in your “love” section! It makes us happy to read about people who love Bigelow Tea! Your blog is great … and we look forward to reading more!
    -Deb for Bigelow Tea

    Posted 11.30.10 Reply
  2. I adore Lena’s blog. Her posts are filled with the most beautiful, dreamy things out there. And she always has sweet words. She’s the best. And she’s drop dead gorgeous.

    Posted 11.23.10 Reply
  3. Signe wrote:

    Such a great feature! Very nice to learn a bit more about Lena and that picture of her and her sweetheart is just adorable πŸ™‚

    And also very fun to discover that two of the bloggers I follow is actually friends!!

    Posted 11.23.10 Reply
  4. Oh, this is darling. Well done, Syl. I can’t wait to read everyone’s.


    November Grey

    Posted 11.23.10 Reply
  5. aww i love this! and i love lena and her thoughtful comments πŸ™‚

    Posted 11.23.10 Reply
  6. Lena is such a warm, kind, glamorous sparkle of a lady and I adore her. We’ve developed a fun blog friendship that I hope turns into a real life friendship someday soon!

    By the way, so glad to have found your beautiful blog through this πŸ™‚

    Posted 11.23.10 Reply
  7. what a lovely post …i’m a big fan of lena’s blog!

    Posted 11.23.10 Reply
  8. Samantha – so happy to hear you adore lena as much as I do! the next posts will be lots of fun as well….stay tuned!

    Lena- it was my pleasure to feature you, dear friend! Thank you for brightening up my days with your sweet notes and always dreamy posts! xo

    Posted 11.22.10 Reply
  9. Sylvie-I’m so delighted that I actually squealed! Thank you for featuring me, and even more for being such a wonderful friend. Love, love, love, Lena

    Posted 11.22.10 Reply
  10. Samantha wrote:

    I adore Lena’s blog! This is such a lovely post..looking forward to the rest of the series!


    Posted 11.22.10 Reply