Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday Snapshots: Christmas, a Perfume Review, and Instagram

Photo 1: Serge Lutens | Photo 2: Rocky Mountain SuperChair, Breckenridge, CO | Photo 3: Atomic (similar here) | Photo 4: Kendra Scott via Gilt Groupe | Photo 5: Family Christmas Tree

Just wanted to share a few photos from my Christmas weekend! It was a great one. The mountains are the perfect place to spend the holidays--I love constantly feeling like I'm on a Christmas movie set.

I was recently introduced to the perfume house of Serge Lutens, and their nose, Christopher Sheldrake, has quickly become my favorite perfumier. I'm a picky girl when it comes to fragrances, and it took me ages to find anything I could tolerate on a daily basis. My old standby was J'Adore Dior, but it was love at first whiff the moment I was introduced to Fleurs d'Oranger, Serge Lutens' orange blossom and tuberose scent with a hint of spiciness to it (read reviews on the Basenotes fragrance forum). Sa Majeste la Rose (Photo 1), another recent perfume crush of mine, is a big, bold, pure rose, but it also has leafy, organic basenotes that anchor it and make it a little more unique than the typical rose fragrance (read reviews). If you are a perfume lover, I would encourage you to test out some of the Serge Lutens fragrances and see what you think.

I'm also currently infatuated with Instagram, which I just began using over the last week or so. I had previously been recreating Instagram-type shots with photo-editing software for my Sunday Snapshots posts (previous snapshots here and here), but the app is so much easier and more fun! You can follow me on Instagram by clicking here, which will take you to Followgram, a site where you can manage your Instagram profile, follows, and feed online.


  1. great photos, merry christmas!
    now a follower of your lovely blog :)

    follow back?

  2. beautiful images!! the snow on christmas is perfect! and I love instagram too such a recent obsession haha!
    Thanks so much for stopping by Le Chic World luv! I'm following you now too! :) Have a lovely time on your holiday! xo

  3. Amazing! Merry Christmas!

  4. Kendra scott earrings are the best! Merry Christmas!


  5. Hi Tam! Love these snapshots. I'm always on the lookout for new scents so I will most definitely take note of this one! I'm on Followgram too... isn't Instagram just so addicting? Looks like an incredibly cozy holiday you had, and dreamy!

    Happy New Year to one of my favourite new bloggers!

  6. Isn't instagram amazing? I can't get enough! I take pictures of everything just so I can play with the image tints and settings!
    xx Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

  7. I have tried some of the scents that Serge Lutens offers and these are some of the better smelling fragrances that I have encountered. But now I'll stick to a discount perfume I bought online since it gives me the bang for my buck.