Monday, December 13, 2010

Snowflakes, PJ's and Glamour

This week's post
is a little holiday story
about a glamorous gift-exchange party
Ooh La Frou Frou girl style.
And you, darling Ooh La Frou Frou fans,
are invited to join in the fun!
Are you ready?

Snowflakes had been falling all day in the city


and left a sparkling blanket of white over all



Images above via

when
seven Ooh La Frou Frou girls
opened their door
to a hand-delivered invitation,
along with an accompanying gift-wrapped box
tied with a velvet ribbon.
Illustration of Invitation by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou

An invitation from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Violet
was something to be excited about!
She would be hosting this year's
gift-exchange party at her swanky apartment
and it looked as if it would be a
glamorous pajama party!

Each Ooh La Frou Frou girl
opened her package to find
one of four pajama designs
from
Soma Intimates
with instructions that they should
come to Violet's apartment wearing their PJ's
and bringing their overnight bag and gifts to exchange.
The PJ designs were perfect for glamorous-inclined girls,
as they were sprinkled with illustrations
of diamonds, pearls, hats, eyelashes and party dresses!



And on the evening of the party,
seven girls stood before taxis in pajamas
with overnight cases in hand
to be whisked to the east side of town
to interior designer Violet's apartment.

Illustration of Ooh La Frou Frou Taxi Girl by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou

You see,  Ooh La Frou Frou girl Violet
knew how to throw a party.
She was well known for
her fabulous rooftop cocktail parties
in the summer with the city glittering below.

Image via

So, it was with great anticipation
that the girls headed into the evening like
seven pajama-clad Cinderellas
heading to the ball.

When the girls arrived, fabulous smells surrounded them
from the catered feast awaiting them inside.
Violet took their coats and bags and
led them to their first cocktail of the evening.



The girls had their choice of two "snowy white" cocktails.
The first was a White Cosmo, the makings of which
was set up on a silver tray stand
by the windows overlooking the city.


Image from Ocean Spray, Recipe via


WHITE COSMO RECIPE
5  oz. white cranberry juice
2 oz orange flavored vodka
1/2 oz sweetened lime juice
ice cubes
lime twist (to garnish)
6 cranberries skewered on a toothpick
Combine all ingredients,
except garnish and cranberry toothpick,
in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour into a martini glass.
Garnish with the twist and cranberry skewer.
[note: a splash of ginger-ale can be added
for added sparkle!)

The second cocktail
was set up (whimsically) under a wreath of mistletoe,
as it was called "Lover's Kiss."


Image: personal photo, Recipe via


LOVER'S KISS RECIPE
1/2 oz (14 ml) amaretto
1/2 oz (14 ml) brandy
1/2 oz (14 ml) creme de cacao (brown)
1 oz (28 ml) light cream
Shake all ingredients
with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.
Garnish with sprinkle of cocoa powder
and a marashino cherry.

Laughter and Christmas music filled the apartment
as the eight girls together
toasted and nibbled away
as trays of goodies
were passed all around!
Festive holiday music surrounded them.
A roaring fire glowed in the fireplace.
The spectacular holiday scene below from
Violet's floor to ceiling windows
was mesmerizing,
twinkling lights and miniature taxis scooting by.

Image via

Even
Cherie's new pug Little Luxe,
Hope's poodle Olive
and Aimee's yorkie Paree
enjoyed the exclusive girl time.


Illustration of Little Luxe, Olive and Paree by Sandy - Artist, Ooh La Frou Frou

Suddenly there was a knock
and a surprise from Violet
walked through the door
and Violet's apartment soon became
a luxury spa!
Facials, and mani-pedi's for all!
Illustrations of "facial" and "manicure" by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou

Later, after the girls were all were glamoured up,
they gathered  in Violet's comfortable living room with
cappuccinos and hot chocolates
and there were lots of oohs and ahhs as the gifts were opened.
Below are just a couple treasures each girl received:

AIMEE
is the lover of all things french and one of the things she received
was a darling miniature of Laduree delicacies from Paris Miniatures



and several girls went in together and got her
something on her "covet" list ...
a Ercuis macaron stand!



ALEX
 loves to cook, bake and entertain
and one of her presents was a set of
fab Kate Spade cocktail plates



and another was three month's worth of
Jean-Yves Charon's authentic croissants
from Williams-Sonoma



CHERIE
the fashion model
received the
Guerlain Or Imperial Sublime Radiant Powder
for Face and Body as one of her gifts.
A violet spritz leaves a sexy iridescent
copper veil on legs, arms and decolletage
so she can feel sunny even in the winter.



and the
Smythson Amber leather diary
will help her record her photoshoot appointments in style



HOPE
is all about the glamour
and bracelets were on her wish list.
One of her gifts was
the Soliel bracelet from J. Crew



and another was the
metal, glass pearl and crystal bracelet
from Lee Angel.


TIFFANY
is all about Audrey Hepburn style.
She loved her
sailor-inspired top from
Southmoonunder



and this feather headband
from Jennifer Behr

SUNNY
is the California girl all about pool and beach and she
loved her brand new strapless smocked dress
she could wear alone or as a bathing suit coverup
from Victoria's Secret



and her fabulous new
seaglass necklace from Beach Glass Gone Wild
 is perfect for her!



BELLE
is our southern girl turned to chic city girl
and she loved her
Ruffle-Shoulder Cardigan from
Banana Republic



and her favorite sweet iced tea
next summer wil be perfect
in her new iced tea glasses from Mikasa


and our hostess VIOLET
was overjoyed with her
Banana Republic
Vintage-Inspired Earrings


and her Banana Republic
faux fur trimmed gloves!



After the girls finally cleared away the sea of wrapping paper,
what party would be complete
without finishing it off with a favorite
holiday girl movie?



Thanks for joining the girls
for their fun holiday party, everyone!
We hope that your own
parties are just as much fun!

Ooh La Frou Frou
will be taking the next few weeks off
in order to enjoy time with our
family over the holiday.
We will be back the first Monday
in the new year
with more fun and excitement!
Happy Holidays,
everyone!

39 comments:

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Another fabulous Christmas delight of a post! Thank you so very much for sharing all of it with me. i can not help but want to do everything on this fabulous list, to get everything on this fabulous list and even more!:-) I feel like Christmas spoiling myself!:-))))

ABC said...

Sounds like a wonderful party! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to Sandy and all the lovely Ooh La Frou Frou girls! xoxo

Collette Osuna said...

Absolutely delightful!! Wow...sounds like an amazing time!! Enjoy your family Holiday time:0

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DSS said...

What a LOVELY evening the girls had :) You've inspired me! I want to throw a girl's night for my girls.

Enjoy the rest of the Holiday, and I can't wait to hear what is new when you return!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A note from Sandy the artist to:

Couture Millinery Atelier: Thanks, lovely. Is say, yes! Go spoil yourself! What better time than the holidays?! Thanks so much for stopping by the girls' party ~ we LOVED having you!

ABC: Thanks so much, sweetie, for your holiday wishes and the same to you! Hope it's wonderful, relaxing, meaningful and fun!

Collette Osuna: Yes, a party chocked full of all things girls enjoy is always a blast! Hope you have a wonderful, wonderful holiday too and once more, congratulations on your fabulous news!

DSS: Thanks, love. I agree -- so many parties are filled with getting dressed up and standing and chit chatting for the long evening. What more fun could there be than showing up at someone's house in your PJ's with drinks, food, fab gifts, a glamorous setting and a girl movie? Whee!

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Okay, seriously I'd love to be at a party that you fabulous glam gals put together!!! Cocktails, glam gifts, snowflakes, and a fabulous movie!! Have a wonderful Holiday Sandy!! Kisses!! xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Margarita ~ Hello, doll! Thanks so much for your comment and I'm sure the girls would LOVE to have YOU at any party they had!! Kisses!

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Your posts are sheer delight & food for my soul! You put so much thought, creativity & love in each & every one of your posts! I adore them! I wish I could follow your heavenly blog over & over ! And, ohhh, to be one of your glamour girls, my dear! I would shop, travel & wine and dine all day long! Thank you for making my heart happy!

http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Oh, I love cozy PJ's and colorful macarons. Such a cute girlie post :-)

Have a great day, cheers: Evi

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

What a fabulous party!!! I would love to go! And that Lover's Kiss sounds simply divine :) Kisses, sweetie! xoxo

Candy said...

Oooooh!! What a delightful party filled with all things "girly" and fun! I will be dreaming about it tonight! I can't wait to see you in 2011!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the Ooh La Frou Frou Girls!

Paris Miniatures said...

Ooh la la! So glamorous! I hope Aimee loved the miniature Ladurée set :)

Joyeux Noël from Paris xxx

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This post is like opening a magical present full of wonderful presents! And that white cosmo sounds delish--if only it were past 5pm I might be tempted! Hope you have a wonderful happy Christmas holiday and look forward to your blog resuming!

xoxo Mary Jo

Kristin said...

The girls certainly know how to party!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little luv notes from Sandy to:

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie: Sweetie-pie, that has to be the loveliest comment anyone's ever left, and I've received a lot of comments! Thank you SO VERY much, I so appreciate your words! Merry Christmas, darling. xo

Absolutely Ladylike: Hello gorgeous girl. I love it when you stop by and so glad you could join the girls for their holiday party! xo

The Alternative Wife: And the girls would have LOVED to have you in person, sweetie!! (Since you're a NY girl, you must have been VERY close to the goings on, after all!) Have a wonderful holiday, doll. xoxo

Candy: Thank you, angel, for your sweetie-pie words. Loved it! So many fabulous friends are made in Twitterville and Blogland! xoxo

Paris Miniatures: As soon as I saw that miniature Laduree vignette, I knew Aimee had to have it! Your tiny little things are just adorable!! Thanks for stopping by, sweetie! xoxo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle: Oh wow ... what a present in itself your comment is! Your are such a sweetheart. I know, that white cosmo comes from a personal recommendation that it's delish! And yes, we can't wait to be back for a very fun and exciting 2011!

Kristin: They do indeed!! Can you think of anything else that could have been added to their party to make it even more girly? ;) Have a wonderful holiday season, sweetie. xoxo

Café Bellini said...

Macaron stand! How adorable and chic! I also love Smythson... and of course I would never say no to croissants (had one this morning!)! Have a wonderful holiday and see you in... 2011! sounds crazy!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thanks so much, Cafe Belline! I know, I love the macaron stand ... how cute would that be with different color macarons on it? And LOVE the color of that Smythson!! (I too am a croissant lover ... chocolate croissants make ME melt!) Have a wonderful holiday doll. xoxo

GlamorousWhimsy said...

Best slumber party ever. The face masks, yummy cocktails along with manicures and delectable little nibbles... I'm in love! This is a party I never want to leave. I don't know how you do it, every week you amaze and inspire me. I need to steal some of your mojo.

xx

Angelica Ng said...

WOW! Now that is one party I'd want to be a part of! Loving the idea of stylish, fabulous pjs.

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Isabelle Lafleche said...

What a great post! These girls have great taste!

Taj Acosta said...

oh what a fun and glamorous party! Sounds right up my alley! I hope you lovely ladies have a wonderful Christmas and a very blessed New Year! Cheers and Keep it Glam! -Taj

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

All the lovely comments the Glamour Girls receive are well deserved! Your blog is such a sweet treat! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your Girls - keep the fun & fabulousness coming, my dear!

http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note from Sandy to:

GlamorousWhimsy: You would have fit RIGHT IN at this party, love! I'm sooo glad you are enjoying the blog, as I sure do love yours! xo

Angelica Ng: I know, I think I'd choose the diamonds or pearls PJ's!! Thanks so much for stopping by, darlin! xo

Isabelle Lafleche: TY sweetie! Have a wonderful, wonderful, holiday season! xo

Taj Acosta: Thanks so much, glamour girl. Yes, it DOES sound like a party you would fit right into!!! Wishing a blessed holiday season for you, as well! xo

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie: Sincere thanks, sweet Debbie. I'M so glad you stumbled upon the girls TOO! Hope your Christmas season is magical.

Much love to all of the followers of the Ooh La Frou Frou blog! HAPPY HOLIDAYS, DARLINGS!

notjustanothermilla said...

Now we're talking! This is party we want an invite to! : )

Michele said...

I never thought I needed one, but now I MUST have a macaron stand! I'd definitely serve up beautiful french cookies wearing that gorge sailor top, and I feel honored to have the same glasswear as a Frou Frou girl - we LOVE the Mikasa line and have the wine, champagne and scotch glasses.

Merry Christmas ladies - enjoy the time off!

Yet said...

What a pretty story! It's so fabulous, fluffy, and entertaining! It looks like these girls will be having a VERY Merry Christmas!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little notes for the following girlfriends from Sandy:

Michele: I know, that macaron stand is one of those pieces that would be a fab conversation piece as well as lovely when filled with colorful macarons!! And happy to hear that you love the Mikasa line of glasses too! Hope your holidays are magical! xo

Yet: Thank you, lovely, and thank you for stopping by the Ooh La Frou Frou blog. Be sure to stop back by after the first of the year, when we'll be back full force! xo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love this post and if I haven't told you, I adore your doggie images--too cute! Hope you're enjoying the last days before Christmas!

xo Mary Jo

p.s. cute pajamas are definitely my indulgence!

Moi Decor said...

Lov!!!!!!!! Merci for the Fabulous recipe! I can't believe that you are tucked away in snowflakes! It is 30 degrees here. Sending you warmth and warm wishes for Christmas, Special Lady! Bisous!

Jessica Turnbow said...

Precious blog! I love this post, the bow top is adorable!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little notes from Sandy to:

Mary Jo: Glam girls just seem to go with glam dogs, don't they? Little pugs, poodles and yorkies are simply adorable. Any other favorite dog breeds? Hope you have a magical hoiday weekend, sweetie. xo

Moi Decor: Merry Christmas to you too, darling. And wishes for a new year filled with happy surprises! xo

Jessica Turnbow: Hi sweetie, welcome to the Ooh La Frou Frou blog and so glad you enjoyed it. There'll be much more fun to come in the new year, please come back and visit often! Have a wonderful holiday season! xo

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Winter wonderland & lurrrrve the stripe piece too!
Merry Christmas darling!!

xo*

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Dear Sandy,

Thank you so much for daydreaming together with me this year and become a part of Absolutely Ladylike. I hope my posts has sweetened your days just like a spoon of honey and I hope we can continue dreaming together in next year.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and sending you much love: Eve

Sarah Klassen said...

Oh, such a beautiful post! My goodness, you spoil us with such wonderful posts... they are certainly a weekly treat for me, and I so look forward to visiting...

I hope this Christmas was extra special, and filled with much love, laughter and smiles... and maybe a few surprises along the way. Thank you so much for all of the inspiration you share.

xoxo,
Sarah

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I have stopped to wish you wonderful and prosperous Happy New Year! Let every wish you have in your heart become true with a stroke of a midnight. :-))) Thank you so very much for your wonderful comment in my Blog and so sorry I could not visit you sooner: my Christmas was very eventful. :-))) Starting form very unexpected wonderful house guests to snow storm accompanied by electrical loss and spending Christmas Eve in ER being treated for infection which I got hours earlier from being bitten by a very sick kitten whom we wanted to rescue. Hoping your Holiday Season is filled with wonderful friends, laughter, gifts, family and everything good.:-)

Cupcake said...

Your illustrations are too adorable!!
Cupcake
(p.s. check Fashion Tarts as I have nominated YOU for an award darling!!!)
xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I have really been on holiday and haven't been visiting any blogs during the time off, as my feet have been up and I've been practicing being very lazy, so I'll have some fun catching up to do with all of my girls! Here's a little note from Sandy to:

Len♥reNeverM♥re: Thank you so very much for your comment, sweetie, and I hope your Christmas was fab!! Yes, I love that stripe top too ... sooo cute!

Absolutely Ladylike: How wonderful to read your sweet post, doll, and yes you do bring such joy to my life, your images are just meltingly beautiful, like a sinful dessert! Hope your Christmas was sweet and that the new year is magical for you!

Sarah Klassen: Thanks, sweetie, for the love. You know I ADORE your fabulous blog as well! My Christmas was lovely and relaxing and I've been quite the lazy girl sitting by many fires drinking many cups of hot cocoa ;) xoxo

Couture Millinery Atelier: Wow, what a marvelous wish, that everything in my heart comes true at the stroke of midnight! Thanks so very much for the wonderfulness! MY, you HAVE had an eventful holiday!!! Are you feeling okay from your kitty bite? Ouch! I look forward to getting back to my regular schedule with my all my favorite blogs!! Love.

Cupcake: Hi dolly-doll. I'm so glad you like the illustrations, they just kind of take over my hand and create themselves. THANK YOU so much for the AWARD! I feel like I've just won an Emmy or Oscar, as it's my first blogger award!! Yippee!! Mwah!

Thanks to all of my blogging friends for so much love and support. I adore all of you and SO LOVE reading all of your comments. You have made this year so marvelously fun and I can't wait to learn more and more about all of you. Big Hugs and Kisses! Sandy

Karena said...

Sandy I adore you and your site!! Always to fun and brightens my day!! I wish I could have been at your party!


Happy New Years!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

AH, such seductive and alluring images. Trust you all had a nice christmas celebration. Here's wishing you all a warm, happy and sunny 2011.