Tell Me About Yourself – Holiday Edition

December 13, 2018

Tartan Blazer I wit & whimsy

It’s been a long time since we’ve done a round of Tell Me About Yourself and since the holidays are my favorite time of year I thought it would be fun to do a holiday edition of it!

Ralph's Coffee I wit & whimsy

Tartan Blazer I wit & whimsy

Ralph's Coffee Cart I wit & whimsy

Plaid on Plaid I wit & whimsy

Ralph's Coffee Cart I wit & whimsy

Before we get to it, I just wanted to share that I shot these photos by the new Ralph’s Coffee Cart that’s sitting pretty at Rockefeller Center. I was so sad when the original Ralph’s Coffee closed so it was nice to get my fix the other day near the Christmas tree and ice skating rink. I sported this festive plaid blazer and these bow pumps that are so, so comfortable for the ocassion.  I just read though that Ralph’s Coffee is coming back to the Ralph Lauren store as a pop-up and I can’t wait to check it out! Better yet? They’re bringing back a permanent location to be opened in the Flatiron. So excited!

Now onto Tell Me About Yourself! If you haven’t participated in past editions, all you have to do is copy + paste the questions below into the Comments along with your answers. My answers can be found below. I can’t wait to read your answers!

Where are you from?

Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year?

What’s your favorite holiday movie?

What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

What’s your favorite holiday food?

What’s your favorite holiday song?

What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year?

What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year?

My Answers:

Where are you from?  Hinsdale, IL. A town just outside of Chicago.

Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? The past few years I’ve spent Christmas in Colorado’s Vail Valley where my parents retired. I head there on Monday and can’t wait for skiing and lots of baking, reading and all around R&R.

What’s your favorite holiday movie? The Holiday! I’ve already watched it three times this season lol.

What’s your favorite holiday tradition? I love my family’s huge breakfast on Christmas morning and also when we watch “the funny parts” from Home Alone and Home Alone 2 on Christmas Eve.

What’s your favorite holiday food? My mom’s spritz cookies!

What’s your favorite holiday song? Andy Williams’ It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Always puts me in the best mood.

What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? Apple Airpods.

What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? Family time! And all the decorations around New York City. It always brings such a smile to my face.

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Quick unrelated PSA that today is the last day of Shopbop’s sale on sale! They’re doing an extra 30% off TONS of good items on sale!!

Zara  Pearl Sleeve Sweater (similar) // Talbots Plaid Blazer (c/o) + Bow Heels (c/o; recommend sizing half size down – I’m wearing them in a 6.5 instead of my usual 7) // J.Crew Jeans (on sale! Recommend sizing down) // Box Bag // Similar Plaid Scarf

p.s. my holiday bucket list and my holiday kindness campaign.

[Carter Fish Photography]

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24 comments on “Tell Me About Yourself – Holiday Edition”

  1. Where are you from? Des Plaines, IL. Also just outside of Chicago. 🙂

    Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? Chicago. Christmas Eve is always at my uncle’s and my immediate family hosts Christmas Day. Presents & good food (lots of it) on both days. We usually take a long drive home on Christmas Eve to look at Christmas lights. ?

    What’s your favorite holiday movie?
    Definitely the Home alone movies. Nothing like getting everyone in my family to laugh together. Honorable mention to A Christmas Story, White Christmas, and of course, The Holiday. ?

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Christmas morning making breakfast for the fam with my mom and then drinking coffee while we open our stockings by the fireplace. 🙂

    What’s your favorite holiday food? Christmas Eve we always have lasagna. My grandma started this tradition and though she passed away someone still tries(emphasis on tries) to cook it every year. We always think of her at that meal.

    What’s your favorite holiday song?
    I’m a singer and huge music lover so this is a near impossible question for me. ? Um all of them. But this year I’m very into all jazzy Christmas songs. Especially Frank Loesser’s “What are you doing New Years Eve. “ sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

    What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? A Kristin Ess curling iron. LOVE her & her line.

    What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? Snow 🙂

    1. Oh my gosh Jacklyn I feel like we’re the same person! SO relate to so many of your answers! I don’t know the Ella song though so going to listen right now!! Thanks so much for playing along 🙂

  2. Where are you from? Glenview, IL! But my aunt and uncle lived in Hinsdale so I spent Thanksgiving there every year! Such a small world.

    Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? Always celebrate Christmas at home in Chicago.

    What’s your favorite holiday movie? The Holiday for sure!

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Spending the day with my extended family on both sides!

    What’s your favorite holiday food? Turkey + Stuffing, which we eat at Christmas as well as Thanksgiving!

    What’s your favorite holiday song? Merry Christmas Darling by the Carpenters or The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

    What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? A black cashmere wrap—love wearing them throughout the winter!

    What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? A chance to reset and relax at home with family and friends. And also New Year’s Eve. I may be alone in this, but I LOVE NYE!

    1. Another IL represent!! Love that you’ve spent time in Hinsdale!! Hope you get the wrap – I have one and it is the loveliest!! Thanks so much for joining in, Diana!!

  3. Where are you from? Originally from Northeast Ohio

    Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? I now live in Houston, TX so that’s where I’ll be celebrating this year! Some years we go back to OH to visit my sister and her family.

    What’s your favorite holiday movie? I love Elf and The Holiday

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Going to church together on Christmas Eve and reading the Christmas story before opening presents.

    What’s your favorite holiday food? Ham! And cookies, of course 🙂

    What’s your favorite holiday song? All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

    What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? A cashmere scarf from the Nordstrom sale! Hopefully my husband listened…

    What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? Having some time off work to relax with friends and family and anticipate the holiday!

    Love this idea! 🙂

  4. Where are you from? Warrenton, Virginia, a small town about an hour south of Washington, DC

    Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? I live in Austin, TX so we’ll have some celebrating here, but we’ll spend the actual Christmas holiday with my family in Virginia.

    What’s your favorite holiday movie? Trading Places. (I’m weird, and I also define a Christmas movie as any movie that takes place at Christmas!)

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition? There are a lot of them in my family, but I’ll pick my own personal holiday tradition, which is to get up Christmas morning at my parents’ house, drive downtown, and go for a run through the old town neighborhoods and along the pedestrian mall. It’s always so quiet and peaceful and I can enjoy the beautiful houses, the cold weather, and the Christmas decorations.

    What’s your favorite holiday food? My own homemade gluten-free shortbread cookies.

    What’s your favorite holiday song? Classic – O Holy Night, Modern – All I Want For Christmas Is You

    What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? I didn’t ask for anything. I’m a lucky woman who has pretty much all I need or want.

    What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? My neighborhood in Austin has some pretty fantastic Christmas decorations. I look forward every year to those runs after work in the dark – I often run farther than planned and take odd little side street detours just to enjoy neighbors’ holiday displays.

    1. Oh, and Meghan that blazer is so CUTE on you!!! I’m a sucker for black watch plaid, and although I already have one Talbot’s bwp jacketr, it’s a totally different style and makes me think I might need another one. 😉

  5. Where are you from? All over the place, but I was born in Tampa, FL and now consider Franklin, NC (where my parents and sister now live and where I spent summers as a kid) to be “home.”

    Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? Almost always celebrate at my parents’ house in NC. That’s where I’ll be this year.

    What’s your favorite holiday movie? Either White Christmas or Holiday Inn.

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition? We eat Christmas cookies, tangerines, hot chocolate and a mix we call “Nuts & Bolts” for breakfast on Christmas morning while we sit around in our PJs and open stockings and gifts. It takes us hours to open everything and it’s such a wonderful day just hanging out together.

    What’s your favorite holiday food? The “Nuts & Bolts” mix we make.

    What’s your favorite holiday song? “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

    What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? Accessories for my newly renovated and expanded kitchen/dining area.

    What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? I always save up vacation days to be able to spend a nice, relaxing long time at Christmas with my family. This year I’m working a few days from there, but I’ll basically be off starting this Friday all the way through the end of the year and I cannot wait.

  6. Where are you from? Bon Aqua, TN, an unincorporated town about 45 minutes from Nashville

    Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? Luckily, my most immediate family on both my mom’s and dad’s sides live within an hour or so of each other in Tennessee. We typically see my mom’s family on Christmas Eve and my dad’s family on Christmas Day.

    What’s your favorite holiday movie? A Christmas Story

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Playing board games with my mom’s family on Christmas Eve

    What’s your favorite holiday food? Sausage balls or pigs in a blanket?? I really just enjoy all the finger foods during the holidays.

    What’s your favorite holiday song? I don’t really like Christmas music, except for a few random songs like “Mary, Did You Know?” and Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Carol of the Bells”

    What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? I haven’t asked for anything because my family doesn’t typically exchange gifts during Christmas.

    What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? Food

    1. I love playing board games with my family around Christmas, too!! And couldn’t agree more about the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Carol of the Bells – it is so beautiful!

  7. Where are you from? Westchester County, NY

    Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? Everyone gathers at my grandma’s house.

    What’s your favorite holiday movie? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Making struffoli (honey balls) with my grandma.

    What’s your favorite holiday food? I don’t have a favorite holiday food but I always make a lentil dish on Jan 1. They’re supposed to represent good luck.

    What’s your favorite holiday song? As a Backstreet Boys fan it’s hard to admit this, N SYNC Merry Christmas Happy Holidays

    What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? I adopted a dog in August so I consider her my gift this year 🙂

    What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? Snow!

  8. Where are you from? Minnesota, but currently in New Jersey for graduate school.

    Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? We usually go to Florida, and this year, we are doing some time in MN before we head south!

    What’s your favorite holiday movie? White Christmas, hands down!!

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Christmas beach day, or going light seeing at night.

    What’s your favorite holiday food? Peanut butter blossom cookies. Yummm

    What’s your favorite holiday song? Judy Garland’s Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

    What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? I asked for the Gal Meets Glam Paige skirt and blazer :))

    What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? Watching all the holiday movies, and spending some much needed time in the Florida sun.

    This was so much fun!!! I loved reading everyone’s answers!!

    xoxo Libby
    https://premedwearspearls.blogspot.com

    1. You’ve reminded me I haven’t yet watched White Christmas this year!! I hope you get the GMG – will no doubt be so cute on you! Thank you for participating!!!

  9. Where are you from? Columbus, Ohio although I live in Chicago now!

    Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? With my immediate family at my parent’s house in Ohio. I like that it’s a small, relaxed group.

    What’s your favorite holiday movie? Ooh the 90s remake of Miracle on 34th Street. So sweet!

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Eating pizza on Christmas Eve

    What’s your favorite holiday food? Pie! and my dad’s pancakes on Christmas morning

    What’s your favorite holiday song? The entire Hanson Christmas album, no shame.

    What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? New running shoes

    What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? All the holiday parties and festive moods. I love how cheerful the holidays make everyone.

    1. Hanson has a WHOLE Christmas album!? This is great news and I’ll be looking into it pronto lol! I hope you get the new running shoes, Alanah! I loved reading your answers!!

  10. Where are you from? Atlanta, Georgia, currently living in LA

    Where do you celebrate the holidays or where are you celebrating them this year? Going home to see my family in Atlanta and then going down to the Georgia coast

    What’s your favorite holiday movie? Elf, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Love Actually (couldn’t pick just one!)

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Baking while listening to Christmas music

    What’s your favorite holiday food? Christmas cookies!

    What’s your favorite holiday song? Last Christmas by Wham

    What’s one thing you asked for for the holidays this year? Bose headphones

    What’s one thing you always look forward to this time of year? Seeing family!

    1. SO hope you get the Bose headphones as they are game changers!! Also totally love all the Christmas movies you listed! Thank you so much for sharing your answers – loved reading them!

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