Happy Holidays & Comments for Cans!

Happy Holidays & Comments for Cans!

I’ve had an incredible year! Among other things: I biked the island of Manhattan on a tandem, attended the Black & White Ball, went backpacking for the first time, threw a bridal shower, got married, went on a month-long honeymoon road trip and celebrated a historic election night.

Going through the archives of this wonderful year helped me to realize just how lucky I am. So lets spread the love!

Leave a comment on this post (one per person please) between now and January 7 and for each one I’ll donate a can to the local food bank. Over 100 150 comments? I know you can do it! Let me know which was your favorite post of the year, recommend canned goods to buy or just wish me happy holidays.

I’m off for Christmas with my family down south and then to North Carolina for the week shortly after. I’ll be back on the blog at the start of the New Year.

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  1. Melissa from Montreal at 11:57 pm

    Enjoy your holidays and happy new year!

  2. heidi at 12:18 am

    Merry Christmas! Hope next year is even better than this one πŸ™‚

  3. Haley v. at 12:23 am

    My favorite post was definitely the b-day post about the Seward Street Slides…I wish I could have my birthday there!
    Thanks for donating!

  4. Jess at 12:32 am

    A very Merry Christmas – what a year, and what a moment. Here’s to a joy filled 2009 and to remembering to give together as much as we can. Thanks for the timely reminder.

    All my very best from a first-time poster and avid reader in London and New York.

  5. mamacita at 12:43 am

    Make sure you get some chicken-and-stars soup. Might make a sick kid very happy.

    Merry Christmas, Em!

  6. Anne (in Reno) at 1:06 am

    All I can think of is doing the Can Can now! Possibly with Andy Warhol. Clearly I need more sleep. But yay for comments and cans!

  7. Beth at 1:28 am

    Emily, I love reading your blog. Congrats on the beautiful wedding, happy new year, and thanks for all the wonderful posts πŸ™‚

  8. erica at 1:52 am

    i hope you have a wonderful time traveling and visiting friends and family!

  9. Stephanie at 2:06 am

    I love reading your blog! From your “Things I Loved” posts to your wedding planning, I have learned a lot from you. Merry Christmas!

  10. Jen at 3:38 am

    Merry Christmas! I liked your wedding planning as well as your b-day celebration on those slides. If I ever get to San Francisco I want to check those out. πŸ™‚

  11. Michele at 3:55 am

    I really enjoy your blog. This past year I think the wedding-related posts were my favorite. I also got some Paine’s pine incense on your recommendation. It was a big hit.

    Merry Christmas!

  12. Ali at 4:46 am

    Merry Christmas! I like all of your posts, but especially your party planning ones. I really liked the post about the party down on the pier.

  13. Miss L at 7:29 am

    God jul og godt nytt Γ₯r (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year) My favorite post was all your “what to wear” posts, and specially “Au Pair in Chicago” You helped me so much… Have a wonderful holiday with your family

  14. lindsey at 11:47 am

    I’ll comment for a great cause!

    Merry Christmas!! I hope 2009 can hold on to the excitement of your 2008!

  15. Jen at 2:14 pm

    Congratulations on all you have achieved this year, and happy 2009! Love your blog.

  16. Tiffany at 2:20 pm

    What a fantastic idea! I think my favorite was your wedding recap–everything was stunning.

  17. Jenny M at 2:51 pm

    Merry Christmas Emily! I loved reading about your wedding the most this year… so much fun and so creative!

  18. Chantal at 3:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing your love and passion for all things this year! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Love from Virginia,

  19. Colie at 4:05 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Your blog is a style inspiration, for sure. Thank you for your kind donation, I’m happy to help you get to 100 cans!

  20. Anonymous at 4:05 pm

    Great idea, lovely one, get a can of veggie baked beans in honor of your family. Me

  21. Joanna at 4:13 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Emily! I’ve never commented before, but I thought this was a pretty good reason to come out of hiding. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you!

  22. short stack at 6:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing snippets of your life with us. I’ve enjoyed peeking in. Have a great 2009!

  23. deb_dee at 7:13 pm

    There are just too many great posts to choose from. I don’t know if it was from this year or not, but one of my favorite posts was when you made a thank you list for Rob for his birthday. It was so sweet! Best wishes to you both and here’s to a great 2009!

  24. L. at 9:14 pm

    Happy Holidays Emily (and Rob)! Thank you for your site, because it is such a favorite of mine. Happy New Year too, lady!

  25. Carrietracy at 9:32 pm

    1. How lovely of you!
    2. I thoroughly enjoy your blog.
    3. I find Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup to be one of life’s true comfort foods.
    4. Have a wonderful holiday!

  26. Anonymous at 11:49 pm

    !!!Merry Christmas!!!
    !!!Happy New Year!!!

    I love your charming and stylish blog…Oh and the pics of San Fran.
    Danielle F.

  27. Elisabeth at 12:33 am

    Merry Christmas, Emily! I’m a relatively new reader…began reading when you were posting wedding preparations. Your blog is delight[full]!

  28. Sonya at 1:17 am

    Great idea, love your blog! Especially your style advice.

  29. Tasha W. at 5:17 am

    Ah, so kind. Happy Holidays. It was definitely lovely seeing your wedding come out so beautiful.

  30. Victoria at 7:28 pm

    Merry Christmas, Emily! I hope 2009 treats you and Rob just as well, if not better, than sweet, sweet 2008. If you shop at Trader Joe’s, I love their canned turkey chili. So easy, so filling, so tasty and warm! xoxo

  31. Golf at 3:31 am

    Love the blog! My favorite two posts this year was the July 31st What to Wear: Gray and Cranberry and the August 4th Leslie’s Shower. The table was so cute!

  32. Doris at 7:05 pm

    Merry Christmas! I’m coming out of lurker status for your great idea. I enjoy reading your blog even though it makes me miss SF!

  33. Count Joshula at 8:31 pm

    This has been one of my best years ever! Hoping 2009 can live up to my new expectations. Have a great trip!

  34. kornrose at 11:35 pm

    I love following your blog, Emily. I came for the What to Wear posts, but found myself always inspired by all of your creative pursuits. Wolfgang Puck soups is one of the few yummy things I can think of from a can! Happy Holidays!

  35. Kristi at 1:11 am

    Thank you for all the wonderful posts this year! Please include Spaghetti-o’s for the food bank. When my 3 girls were small we went through a rough time and used the food bank – the girls were so excited about those spaghetti-o’s!

  36. Nancyd at 5:32 pm

    The 'what to wear' posts. Your ideas are inspiring & I have even purchased a few of the items you have featured. I also love your day to day posts when you simply share whatever happens to be of interest to you that day: whether it's something you find pretty for yourself or apartment, a yummy restaurant, or whatever happens to be going on around you. Keep them coming!

  37. Anonymous at 8:09 pm

    Happy Holidays! Hope you have a great vacation in North Carolina, my home state πŸ™‚

  38. KP at 4:51 am

    Happy Holidays!! Thanks for so many fantastic ideas, wonderful inspiration, and happy thoughts! Many of my favorite posts of the year were from the LAC, and the wedding posts were awesome as well. πŸ™‚

    Best wishes for 2009!

  39. Steph at 1:17 pm

    Emily – just wanted to say that I think you’re great!! Happy New Year! Have a wonderful time in NC. xoxo!

  40. Julie at 2:53 pm

    I can’t possibly pick a favorite post. You have had a great year, and I have enjoyed reading about it. thanks.

  41. Mary at 4:58 pm

    Happy Holidays! congrats on getting married this year – so did I πŸ™‚ 2008 was a very good year, yes?

  42. Sarah at 1:50 am

    Happy Holidays! I love your posts about food. You describe food so well that I am always hungry after reading your posts!

  43. Lauren at 7:35 pm

    Love your blog- it’s a daily stop for me! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  44. amy at 10:49 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year – can't wait to see what's in store for one of my favorite daily reads!
    Of course, all wedding & honeymoon-related posts were my fave to follow this year!

  45. Rachel at 8:41 am

    What a great idea – happy new year! I love your blog and look forward to reading it every day πŸ™‚

  46. Barbara at 3:15 pm

    I’m a lurker, but I do love your blog and enjoyed reading about your wedding very much.

    Yay for cans for the hungry.

  47. P. at 6:39 pm

    I got engaged last year so your wedding planning posts have been particularly relevant (and inspiriing) to me.

  48. Catherine at 10:47 pm

    May the new year be even better! … Favorite posts were the recipes for broccoli rigatoni and the pork and apples.

  49. Olivia at 4:33 pm

    Hi Emily! Hope you are having a great New Year’s Eve!

  50. Anonymous at 10:19 pm

    Yeah – new year!!! I love the clean slate of a new year… Happy 2009!

  51. GC at 10:52 pm

    Your blog was a source of joy and inspiration to me this year, and I thank you for it. I hope 2009 will be a great year for you and yours.

  52. Clara at 3:21 am

    One more can! Thanks!
    Congrats on such a lovely, fulfilling 2008.
    We’re all so lucky…

  53. Emily at 7:19 am

    All of your What to Wears are my favorite! Keep it up Mrs. Emily πŸ™‚

  54. Anonymous at 4:11 pm

    Great idea! I especially like your “What to wear”-posts.

    Wishing you a happy New Year from Germany!


  55. Mary at 6:48 am

    You are sooo creative and have hands down great style! The wedding and honeymoon were great to see it all come together! Thanks for having such a fun blog! Cheers to 09′!

  56. CGGI at 11:32 pm

    I’m thankful for 2008 and the lessons it offered and the challenges it gave. Here’s to 2009 and things we will do better!

  57. Anonymous at 3:54 am

    Happy 2009! I can hardly believe a new year is already upon us.

  58. Anonymous at 8:42 pm

    Happy Holidays! I love your blog. When I first found it I spent several days reading from the first entry to the last.

  59. Kathryn at 3:29 pm

    I’ve just started reading your blog, so I don’t have a favorite post. So far I love them all and really enjoy all the topics you cover. Happy Holidays!

  60. JennyW at 5:35 pm

    This is a great idea! I loved following your wedding preparations and the weddingβ€”so many fun ideas πŸ™‚

  61. Angela at 7:54 pm

    I love reading about your Ladies Activity Club parties, they’re so different and fun!

    Happy New Year!